NIOSH Publication No. 2005-151:

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

September 2005

Glutaraldehyde

CAS
111-30-8

OCH(CH2)3CHO

RTECS
MA2450000
Synonyms & Trade Names

Glutaric dialdehyde; 1,5-Pentanedial
DOT ID & Guide

Exposure
Limits

NIOSH REL: C 0.2 ppm (0.8 mg/m3) See Appendix C (Aldehydes)
OSHA PEL: none
IDLH
N.D. See: IDLH INDEX
Conversion
1 ppm = 4.09 mg/m3
Physical Description
Colorless liquid with a pungent odor.
MW: 100.1
BP: 212°F
FRZ: 7°F
Sol: Miscible
VP: 17 mmHg
IP: ?

Sp.Gr: 1.10
Fl.P: NA
UEL: NA
LEL: NA

Noncombustible Liquid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities

Strong oxidizers, strong bases [Note: Alkaline solutions of glutaraldehyde (i.e., activated glutaraldehyde) react with alcohol, ketones, amines, hydrazines & proteins.]
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 2532; OSHA 64
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 or contaminated
Change: No recommendation
Provide: Eyewash, Quick drench
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Water flush immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations
Not available.
Important additional information about respirator selection
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
Irritation eyes, skin, respiratory system; dermatitis, sensitization skin; cough, asthma; nausea, vomiting
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system
See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0158