SEC-HEXYL ACETATE†

Chemical Identification
Chemical Identification
CAS # 108-84-9
Formula

C₈H₁₆O₂

Synonyms

1,3-dimethylbutyl acetate; methylamyl acetate; methylisoamyl acetate

Physical Properties
Physical Properties
Physical description Colorless liquid with a mild, pleasant, fruity odor.
Boiling point 297°F Molecular weight 144.22
Freezing point/melting point -83°F Vapor pressure 3 mmHg
Flash point 113°F Vapor density
Specific gravity 0.86 Ionization potential
Lower explosive limit (LEL) 0.9% (calc) Upper explosive limit (UEL) 5.7% (calc)
NFPA health rating 1 NFPA fire rating 2
NFPA reactivity rating 0 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.) 1387
Sampling group
Sampler/Sampling media CSC tube (100/50 mg) [SKC 226-01]
Sampling time*
Sampling volume (TWA)*

1-10 L

Sampling flow rate (TWA)*

0.01-0.2 L/min

Sampling volume (STEL/Peak/C)*
Sampling flow rate (STEL/Peak/C)*
Analytical method instruments GC-FID
Method reference NIOSH 1450 (fully validated)
Notes
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 Infrared spectrophotometer Infrared spectrophotometer
Model/Type Miran 1A & 1B Miran 103
Sampling information
(see manufacturer instructions)
0.3 ppm @ 9.6 µm 0-50 ppm@9.6 µm
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

50 ppm (300 mg/m³)

REL-TWA

50 ppm (300 mg/m³)

TLV-TWA

50 ppm [1963]

PEL-TWA

50 ppm (300 mg/m³)

PEL-STEL REL-STEL TLV-STEL PEL-STEL
PEL-C REL-C TLV-C PEL-C
Skin notation

N

Skin notation

N

Skin notation

N

Skin notation

N

Notes:

See 29 CFR 1910.1000 Table Z-1.

Notes: Notes: Notes:
Health factors:  See NIH-NLM PubChem. IDLH

500 ppm

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 - Methylamyl acetate

NIOSH: Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - sec-Hexyl acetate

Literature References

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

Last Updated Date : 01/28/2021