Praxair Material Safety Data Sheet
1. Chemical Product and Company Identification
Chemical Formula: C2H6
Emergencies: * 1-800-363-0042
Praxair Canada Inc.
1 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON L5B 1M2
Methylmethane, bimethyl, dimethyl, ethyl
*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 gas under pressure. Can form explosive mixtures with air. May cause
frostbite. Can cause rapid suffocation. May cause dizziness and drowsiness. Self-contained
breathing apparatus may be required by rescue workers. Flammable liquid and gas under
pressure. Can form explosive mixtures with air. May cause frostbite. Can cause rapid
suffocation. 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:
Asphyxiant. Effects are due to lack of oxygen. Moderate concentrations may cause
headaches, drowsiness, dizziness, excitation, excess salivation, vomiting, and
unconciousness. Lack of oxygen can kill.
No harm expected from vapour. Liquid may cause frostbite.