Section 1 — Chemical Product and Company Identification
Section 2 — Composition, Information on Ingredients
Butane (lecture bottle or cylinder)
Section 3 — Hazards Identification
Call a physician, seek medical attention for further treatment, observation and support after first aid.
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air at once. If breathing has stopped give artificial respiration immediately.
Eye: Immediately flush with fresh water for 15 minutes.
External: Wash with soap and water.
Section 4 — First Aid Measures
Section 7 — Handling and Storage
Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Wear chemical splash goggles, chemical-resistant gloves and chemical-resistant apron.
Use ventilation to keep airborne concentrations below exposure limits. Always wear a NIOSH-approved respirator with proper
cartridges or a positive pressure, air-supplied respirator when handling this material in emergency situations (spill or fire).
Exposure guidelines: TWA 800 ppm, (NIOSH)
Colorless gas. Faint, disagreeable odor.
An asphyxiant gas. Exposure in closed quarters could lead to asphyxiation and death.
A very dangerous fire and explosion hazard. Highly flammable.
Section 5 — Fire Fighting Measures
Highly flammable gas.
Dangerous fire and explosion hazard. Explosive limits in air.
Flash Point: -76 C Upper: 85% Lower: 1.9% Autoignition Temperature: 550 F
Fire Fighting Instructions: Stop flow of gas. Use triclass, dry chemical fire extinguisher. Firefighters
should wear PPE and SCBA with full facepiece operated in positive pressure mode.
Section 6 — Accidental Release Measures
Gas leak requires that the area be evacuated and ventilated at once. Avoid any sources of ignition. If possible, carry the cylinder
out of doors and allow the cylinder to leak until empty.
Section 8 — Exposure Controls , Personal Protection
Flinn Suggested Chemical Storage Pattern: Organic #3. Store with hydrocarbons, esters and aldehydes.
March 15, 2001
CHEMTREC Emergency Phone Number: (800) 4