N-PROPYL ACETATE†

Chemical Identification
Chemical Identification
CAS # 109-60-4
Formula

C₅H₁₀O₂

Synonyms

propylacetate; n-propyl ester of acetic acid

Physical Properties
Physical Properties
Physical description Colorless liquid with a mild, fruity odor.
Boiling point 215°F Molecular weight 102.2
Freezing point/melting point -134°F Vapor pressure 25 mmHg
Flash point 55°F Vapor density
Specific gravity 0.84 Ionization potential 10.04 eV
Lower explosive limit (LEL) 1.7% at 100°F Upper explosive limit (UEL) 8%
NFPA health rating 1 NFPA fire rating 3
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.) 2180
Sampling group OVSG-1
Sampler/Sampling media CSC tube (100/50 mg) [SKC 226-01]
Sampling time*

480 min

Sampling volume (TWA)*
 

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
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
 

200 ppm (840 mg/m³)

REL-TWA
 

200 ppm (840 mg/m³)

TLV-TWA
 

100 ppm [2017]

PEL-TWA
 

200 ppm (840 mg/m³)

PEL-STEL
 

 

REL-STEL
 

250 ppm (1050 mg/m³)

TLV-STEL
 

150 ppm [2017]

PEL-STEL
 

250 ppm (1050 mg/m³)

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
 

1700 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 - N-Propyl acetate

NIOSH: Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - n-Propyl acetate

Literature References

 
  • ACGIH: Documentation of the Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) and Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs) - Propyl acetate isomers. See annual publication for most recent information.
  • Pohanish, R.P. (editor): n-Propyl Acetate. In Sittig's Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens, Fourth Ed., Vol. 2. Norwich, NY: Noyes Publications, William Andrew Publishing, 2002, pp. 1962-1963.

Last Updated Date : 01/07/2021