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First-aid measures

Inhalation: Move to fresh air. Treat symptomatically. Get medical attention if symptoms persist.
Eyes: Immediately flush with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. If easy to do, remove contact lenses. Get medical attention. In case of irritation from airborne exposure, move to fresh air. Get medical attention if symptoms persist.
Skin: Immediately flush with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical attention. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Destroy or thoroughly clean contaminated shoes.
Ingestion: Seek medical advice.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing Media: water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, foam
Special Fire-Fighting Procedures: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing. USE WATER WITH CAUTION. Material will float and may ignite on surface of water. Fight fire from a protected location. Water may be ineffective in fighting the fire. Use water spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool.
Hazardous Combustion Products: carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: Vapors may cause a flash fire or ignite explosively. Vapors may travel considerable distance to a source of ignition and flash back. Prevent buildup of vapors or gases to explosive concentrations. May form peroxides of unknown stability.

Accidental release measures

Wear appropriate personal protective equipment. Eliminate all ignition sources. Absorb spill with vermiculite or other inert material, then place in a container for chemical waste.
For Large Spills: Use water spray to disperse vapors and dilute spill to a nonflammable mixture. Prevent runoff from entering drains, sewers, or streams. Dike for later disposal.

Handling and storage

Personal Precautionary Measures: Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid breathing high vapor concentrations. Use only with adequate ventilation. Wash thoroughly after handling.
Prevention of Fire and Explosion: Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Use only with adequate ventilation. Keep from contact with oxidizing materials. Comply with all national, state, and local codes pertaining to the storage, handling, dispensing, and disposal of flammable liquids. Minimize exposure to air. If peroxide formation is suspected, do not open or move container.
Storage: Keep container tightly closed and in a well-ventilated place. Store away from heat and light.

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN 2397
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Class:
3
Classification code:
F1
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
3
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Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
2397
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Class:
3
Classification code:
F1
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
3
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
UN 2397
Proper shipping name and description:
UN 2397 3-METHYLBUTAN-2-ONE 3 II
Chemical name:
3-methylbutan-2-one
Class:
3
Packaging group:
II
EmS code:
F-E, S-D
Labels:
3
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
UN 2397
Proper shipping name and description:
UN 2397 3-METHYLBUTAN-2-ONE 3 II
Chemical name:
3-methylbutan-2-one
Class:
3
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
3
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Country specific exposure limits have not been established or are not applicable unless listed below.

METHYL ISOPROPYL KETONE
US. ACGIH Threshold Limit Values
Time Weighted Average (TWA): 200 ppm,
US. NIOSH: Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
Recommended exposure limit (REL): 200 ppm, 705 mg/m3
Ventilation: Good general ventilation (typically 10 air changes per hour) should be used. Ventilation rates should be matched to conditions. If applicable, use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to maintain airborne levels below recommended exposure limits. If exposure limits have not been established, maintain airborne levels to an acceptable level.
Respiratory Protection: If engineering controls do not maintain airborne concentrations below recommended exposure limits (where applicable) or to an acceptable level (in countries where exposure limits have not been established), an approved respirator must be worn. In the United States of America, if respirators are used, a program should be instituted to assure compliance with OSHA Standard 63 FR 1152, January 8, 1998. Respirator type: Air-purifying respirator with an appropriate, government approved (where applicable), air-purifying filter, cartridge or canister. Contact health and safety professional or manufacturer for specific information.
Eye Protection: Wear safety glasses with side shields (or goggles). Wear a full-face respirator, if needed.
Skin Protection: Wear chemical-resistant gloves, footwear, and protective clothing appropriate for the risk of exposure. Contact health and safety professional or manufacturer for specific information.
Recommended Decontamination Facilities: eye bath, washing facilities, safety shower

Stability and reactivity

Stability: Stable. On long term storage, materials containing similar functional groups form peroxides of unknown stability.
Incompatibility: Material reacts with strong oxidizing agents.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.

Disposal considerations

Discharge, treatment, or disposal may be subject to national, state, or local laws. Mix with compatible chemical which is less flammable and incinerate. Since emptied containers retain product residue, follow label warnings even after container is emptied. Residual vapors may explode on ignition; do not cut, drill, grind, or weld on or near this container.