75-56-9 Propylene oxide


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CAS 75-56-9 -

CAS Number:  75-56-9

Chemical Name:  Propylene oxide

Type of Toxicity:  cancer

Listing Mechanism:  State's Qualified Experts (SQE)

Date Listed:  1-Oct-88

Chemical Formula:  C3H6O

EC Number (EINECS):  200-879-2

Synonyms:  Oxirane, methyl-;Epoxypropane;Methyloxirane;Propane, 1,2-epoxy-;Propene oxide;Propylene epoxide;1,2-Epoxypropane;1,2-Propylene oxide;2,3-Epoxypropane;3-Methyl-1,2-epoxypropane;2-Methyloxiran;Methylethylene oxide;AD 6;Ethylene oxide, methyl-;NCI-C50099;Oxyde de propylene;Propane, epoxy-;UN 1280;2-Methyl oxirane;Epihydrin;S(-)-Methyloxirane

Appearance:  colourless liquid with an ether-like odour

Melting Point:  -112 C

Boiling Point:  34 C

Vapor Density:  2 (air = 1)

Vapor Pressure:  8.6 psi at 20 C

Flash Point:  -37 C (closed cup)

Explosion Limits:  2.1 - 37 %

Auto Ignition:  747 C

Water Solubility:  appreciable

Stability:  Stable. Incompatible with acids, bases, oxidizing agents, copper, copper alloys, brass, bronze, iron, metal chlorides, peroxides and a wide variety of other materials. Reacts with compounds containing labile hydrogen. Extremely flammable - note low boiling point, low flash point and very wide explosion limits. Moisture sensitive.

Molecular Weight:  58.0791

More info:  Propylene oxide CAS 75-56-9...

Related Hazardous Material Name:  Ethylene oxide and Propylene oxide mixture, with not more than 30% Ethylene oxide

Emergency Response Guide Number:  129


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