NIOSH Publication No. 2005-151:

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

September 2005

Methyl isopropyl ketone

CAS
563-80-4

CH3COCH(CH3)2

RTECS
EL9100000
Synonyms & Trade Names

2-Acetyl propane, Isopropyl methyl ketone, 3-Methyl-2-butanone, 3-Methyl butan-2-one, MIPK
DOT ID & Guide
2397 / 127

Exposure
Limits

NIOSH REL: TWA 200 ppm (705 mg/m3)
OSHA PEL: none
IDLH
N.D. See: IDLH INDEX
Conversion
1 ppm = 3.53 mg/m3
Physical Description
Colorless liquid with an acetone-like odor.
MW: 86.2
BP: 199°F
FRZ: -134°F
Sol: Very slight
VP: 42 mmHg
IP: 9.32 eV

Sp.Gr: 0.81
Fl.P: ?
UEL: ?
LEL: ?

Combustible Liquid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities

Oxidizers
Measurement Methods
None available
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

First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Soap wash immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations
Not available.
Important additional information about respirator selection
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
Irritation eyes, skin, mucous membrane, respiratory system; cough
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system
See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0922