NIOSH Publication No. 2005-151:

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

September 2005

Nonane

CAS
111-84-2

CH3(CH2)7CH3

RTECS
RA6115000
Synonyms & Trade Names

n-Nonane, Nonyl hydride
DOT ID & Guide
1920 / 128

Exposure
Limits

NIOSH REL: TWA 200 ppm (1050 mg/m3)
OSHA PEL: none
IDLH
N.D. See: IDLH INDEX
Conversion
1 ppm = 5.25 mg/m3
Physical Description
Colorless liquid with a gasoline-like odor.
MW: 128.3
BP: 303°F
FRZ: -60°F
Sol: Insoluble
VP: 3 mmHg
IP: 10.21 eV

Sp.Gr: 0.72
Fl.P: 88°F
UEL: 2.9%
LEL: 0.8%

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

Strong oxidizers (e.g., peroxides, nitrates, perchlorates)
Measurement Methods
None available
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Personal Protection & Sanitation
(See protection)
Skin: No recommendation
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: Daily
Remove: When wet (flammable)
Change: No recommendation
Provide: Eyewash
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, nose, throat; headache, drowsiness, dizziness, confusion, nausea, tremor, incoordination; chemical pneumonitis (aspiration liquid)
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system
See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 1245