Agent Name

Propylene

CAS Number

115-07-1

Formula

C3-H6

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

1-Propene; 1-Propylene; Methylethene; Methylethylene; Propene; Propylene; R 1270; [ChemIDplus] UN1077

Category

Simple Asphyxiants

Description

A colorless gas with the odor of olefins (alkenes); [ACGIH]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate, e.g., polypropylene and isopropanol; [Merck Index]

Comments

Simple asphyxiant Evaporating liquid can cause frostbite; Inhalation of high concentrations can cause CNS depression; [ICSC]

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

No

TLV (ACGIH)

500 ppm

Odor Threshold Low

23 ppm

Odor Threshold High

68 ppm

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 570,000 ppm/15min

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = -108 deg C; Odor threshold, (recognition/detection) from CHEMINFO;

Flammability (NFPA)

4: Burns readily

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Simple Asphyxiant

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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