Praxair Material Safety Data Sheet
1. Chemical Product and Company Identification
Chemical Formula: n-C5H12
Emergencies: * 1-800-363-0042
Praxair Canada Inc.
1 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON L5B 1M2
Normal-Pentane, 1-Pentane, Pentane,
*Call emergency numbers 24 hours a day only for spills, leaks, fire, exposure, or accidents involving this
product. For routine information, contact your supplier or Praxair sales representative.
2. Composition and Information on Ingredients
(Rat, 4 hrs.)
3. Hazards Identification
Flammable liquid and vapour. May form explosive mixtures with air. May irritate the eyes,
skin, and respiratory tract. Has anesthetic effects in high concentration. May cause dizziness
and drowsiness. Self-contained breathing apparatus may be required by rescue workers.
THRESHOLD LIMIT VALUE: TLV-TWA Data from 2007 Guide to Occupational Exposure Values (ACGIH).
TLV-TWAs should be used as a guide in the control of health hazards and not as fine lines between safe and
EFFECTS OF A SINGLE (ACUTE) OVEREXPOSURE:
Moderate concentrations may cause headaches, drowsiness, dizziness, excitation, excess
salivation, vomiting, and unconciousness. Lack of oxygen can kill.
Causes skin irritation.
May irritate the mouth and throat; may cause pneumonitis if aspirated.
Ingestion. Swallowing. Skin contact. Eye contact.
May cause irritation with redness and possible swelling.
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