NITROGLYCERIN†

Chemical Identification
Chemical Identification
CAS # 55-63-0
Formula
 

C₃H₅N₃O₉ (aq)

Synonyms
 

glyceryl trinitrate; NG; 1,2,3-propanetriol trinitrate; trinitroglycerine

Physical Properties
Physical Properties
Physical description A colorless solution of glyceryl trinitrate (nitroglycerin) in water.
Boiling point Begins to decompose at 122-140°F Molecular weight 227.1
Freezing point/melting point 56°F Vapor pressure 0.0003 mmHg
Flash point explodes Vapor density
Specific gravity 1.6 Ionization potential
Lower explosive limit (LEL) Upper explosive limit (UEL)
NFPA health rating 2 NFPA fire rating 3
NFPA reactivity rating 4 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.) 1912
Sampling group
Sampler/Sampling media Tenax® GC tube (100/50 mg) [Supelco 20832-U]
Sampling time*
 

 

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 HPLC
Method reference OSHA 43 (fully validated)
Notes
 

The sampling pump must be approved by NIOSH and/or MSHA as intrinsically safe for use in mines.

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
 

0.05 ppm [1980]

PEL-TWA
 

 

PEL-STEL
 

 

REL-STEL
 

0.1 mg/m³

TLV-STEL
 

 

PEL-STEL
 

0.1 mg/m³

PEL-C
 

0.2 ppm (2 mg/m³)

REL-C
 

 

TLV-C
 

 

PEL-C
 

 

Skin notation
 

Y

Skin notation
 

Y

Skin notation
 

Y

Skin notation
 

Y

Notes:
 

See 29 CFR 1910.1000 Table Z-1.

Notes:
 

 

Notes:
 

 

Notes:
 

See footnote [k]

Health factors:  See NIH-NLM PubChem. IDLH
 

75 mg/m³

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 - Glyceryl trinitrate solution

NIOSH: Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Glyceryl trinitrate solution

Literature References

 
  • ACGIH: Documentation of the Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) and Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs) - Nitroglycerin. See annual publication for most recent information.

Last Updated Date : 01/05/2021