METHYL ETHYL KETONE PEROXIDE

Chemical Identification
Chemical Identification
CAS # 1338-23-4
Formula

C₈H₁₆O₄

Synonyms

2-butanone peroxide, MEKP, MEK peroxide

Physical Properties
Physical Properties
Physical description Colorless liquid with a characteristic odor.
Boiling point 244°F (decomposes) Molecular weight 176.2
Freezing point/melting point Vapor pressure
Flash point 125-200°F for 60% MEKP (open cup) Vapor density
Specific gravity 1.12 Ionization potential
Lower explosive limit (LEL) Upper explosive limit (UEL)
NFPA health rating 3 NFPA fire rating 2
NFPA reactivity rating 2 NFPA special instruction
Vapor hazard ratio (VHR)
Historical exceedance percentage
Target organs
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Analyte code (IMIS no.) 1750
Sampling group
Sampler/Sampling media XAD-4 tube (80/40 mg) [SKC 226-93]
Sampling time*

15 min

Sampling volume (TWA)*
Sampling flow rate (TWA)*
Sampling volume (STEL/Peak/C)*
 

15 L

Sampling flow rate (STEL/Peak/C)*
 

1 L/min

Analytical method instruments GC-FID
Method reference OSHA 77 (fully validated)
Notes
 

Samples must be frozen immediately after collection. Ship frozen overnight and keep frozen until analysis.

Special requirements
 

 

* All sampling instructions above are recommended guidelines for OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs), please see the corresponding OSHA method reference for complete details.

Wipe Method
Wipe Method
Sampler/Sampling media
 

 

Bulk Method
Bulk Method
 

 

On-Site Screening Techniques
On-Site Screening Techniques
Device
Model/Type
Sampling information
(see manufacturer instructions)
Exposure Limits
Exposure Limits
OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
NIOSH REL
Up to 10-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
ACGIH TLV©
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
CAL/OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
PEL-TWA
 

 

REL-TWA
 

 

TLV-TWA
 

 

PEL-TWA
 

 

PEL-STEL
 

 

REL-STEL
 

 

TLV-STEL
 

 

PEL-STEL
 

 

PEL-C
 

 

REL-C
 

0.2 ppm (1.5 mg/m³)

TLV-C
 

0.2 ppm [1992]

PEL-C
 

0.2 ppm (1.5 mg/m³)

Skin notation
 

NA

Skin notation
 

N

Skin notation
 

N

Skin notation
 

N

Notes:
 

Not established

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Notes:
 

 

Health factors:  See NIH-NLM PubChem. IDLH
Carcinogenic classifications: Not listed Notes:
 

 

AIHA emergency response planning guidelines - ERPG-1/ERPG-2/ERPG-3:
 

 

Additional Resources and Literature References
Additional Resources and Literature References

NOAA: CAMEO Chemicals - Methyl ethyl ketone peroxide

NIOSH: Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Methyl ethyl ketone peroxide

Literature References

 
  • ACGIH: Documentation of the Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) and Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs) - Methyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxidase. See annual publication for most recent information.
  • Lefaux, R.: Practical Toxicology of Plastics. Cleveland: CRC Press Inc., p. 145, 1968.
  • Minamoto, K., Nagano, M., Inaoka, T., Futatsuka, M.: Allergic contact dermatitis due to methyl ethyl ketone peroxide, cobalt naphthenate and acrylates in the manufacture of fiberglass-reinforced plastics. Contact Dermatitis. 46(1):58-9, Jan 2002.
  • NIOSH: Recommendations for Occupational Safety and Health - Compendium of Policy Documents and Statements. 2008.

Last Updated Date : 01/05/2021