NIOSH Publication No. 2005-151:

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

September 2005

Allyl alcohol

CAS
107-18-6

CH2=CHCH2OH

RTECS
BA5075000
Synonyms & Trade Names

AA, Allylic alcohol, Propenol, 1-Propen-3-ol, 2-Propenol, Vinyl carbinol
DOT ID & Guide
1098 / 131

Exposure
Limits

NIOSH REL: TWA 2 ppm (5 mg/m3) ST 4 ppm (10 mg/m3) [skin]
OSHA PEL: TWA 2 ppm (5 mg/m3) [skin]
IDLH
20 ppm See: 107186
Conversion
1 ppm = 2.38 mg/m3
Physical Description
Colorless liquid with a pungent, mustard-like odor.
MW: 58.1
BP: 205°F
FRZ: -200°F
Sol: Miscible
VP: 17 mmHg
IP: 9.63 eV

Sp.Gr: 0.85
Fl.P: 70°F
UEL: 18.0%
LEL: 2.5%

Class IB Flammable Liquid: Fl.P. below 73F and BP at or above 100F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities

Strong oxidizers, acids, carbon tetrachloride [Note: Polymerization may be caused by elevated temperatures, oxidizers, or peroxides.]
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 1402, 1405
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Personal Protection & Sanitation
(See protection)
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated
Remove: When wet (flammable)
Change: No recommendation
Provide: Quick drench
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Water flush immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations
NIOSH/OSHA
Up to 20 ppm:
(APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode*
(APF = 25) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s)*
(APF = 50) Any chemical cartridge respirator with a full facepiece and organic vapor cartridge(s)
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece
Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus
Escape:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister/Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus
Important additional information about respirator selection
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
Eye irritation, tissue damage; irritation upper respiratory system, skin; pulmonary edema
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system
See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0095