Praxair Material Safety Data Sheet
1. Chemical Product and Company Identification
Chemical Formula: CH3CHCH2O
Emergencies: * 1-800-363-0042
Praxair Canada Inc.
1 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON L5B 1M2
Epoxypropane, Methyl ethylene oxide,
Methyl oxirane, Propene oxide,
1,2-Propylene oxide, PO
*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
Extremely volatile liquid. Can form explosive mixtures with air. Can cause eye and skin
burns. Can irritate the respiratory tract. May cause nervous system damage. Liquid may
cause frostbite. May cause dizziness and drowsiness. Symptoms may be delayed.
Self-contained breathing apparatus must be worn 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:
Exposure to several hundred ppm may result in headache, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea,
chest discomfort and cough. Exposure to high concentration, in excess of 1000 ppm, may
lead to inhalation of harmful amounts of material resulting in lung injury and edema, and loss
of consciousness. Lack of oxygen can cause death.
Inhalation. Swallowing. Skin absorpti