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n-Propyl Alcohol

General Description

Synonyms: Propyl alcohol; 1-Propanol; Ethyl carbinol

OSHA IMIS code: 2170

CAS number: 71-23-8

Exposure Limits and Health Effects (Updated September 6, 2012)

Standard Set By Exposure Limit Health Effect Codes -- Health Effects and Target Organs
OSHA PEL - General Industry
See 29 CFR 1910.1000 Table Z-1
200 ppm (500 mg/m3) TWA
HE8 -- narcosis
HE16 -- mild eye, nose, and throat irritation
OSHA PEL - Construction Industry
See 29 CFR 1926.55 Appendix A
200 ppm (500 mg/m3) TWA
HE8 -- narcosis
HE16 -- mild eye, nose, and throat irritation
OSHA PEL - Shipyard Employment
See 29 CFR 1915.1000 Table Z - Shipyards
200 ppm (500 mg/m3) TWA
HE8 -- narcosis
HE16 -- mild eye, nose, and throat irritation
NIOSH REL 200 ppm (500 mg/m3) TWA
250 ppm (625 mg/m3) STEL
Skin
HE8 -- narcosis
HE16 -- mild eye, nose, and throat irritation
ACGIH TLV® (2006) 100 ppm (246 mg/m3) TWA
A4
HE16 -- eye and upper respiratory tract irritation
CAL/OSHA PELs 200 ppm (500 mg/m3) TWA
250 ppm (625 mg/m3) STEL
Skin
 

Carcinogenic classification:

  • NTP: Not listed
  • IARC: Not listed
  • EPA: Not listed

EPA Inhalation Reference Concentration (RfC): Not established

ATSDR Inhalation Minimal Risk Levels (MRLs): Not established

NIOSH IDLH concentration: 800 ppm

Notes on other potential health effects and hazards:

  1. Vapor/air mixtures are highly flammable and can be explosive (NIOSH/IPCS 1999).

Partial reference list:

  • ACGIH: Documentation of the Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) and Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs) - n-Propanol. 2016.
  • NIOSH: Occupational Health Guideline for Propyl Alcohol. 1978.
  • NIOSH/CEC/IPCS: International Chemical Safety Cards1-Propanol. 1999.

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