Material Safety Data Sheet
1. Product and Company Identification
  Catalog Numbers: 2B66-0
  Product Name
    Trade Name: n-Caproic acid
    Synonyms: Butylacetic acid;Carboxylic acid C6;hexanoic acid;hexylic acid
  Manufacturer & Distributor
    Company Name: Reagent World, Inc.
    Address: 2048 E. Francis Street
    City: Ontario
    State: California
    Postal Code: 91761
    Country: USA
    Phone: 909-947-7779
    Fax: 909-947-9595
2. Hazards Identification
  Emergency Overview: Harmful in contact with skin. Causes burns
  Potential Health Effects
    Eye: Causes eye burns. May result in corneal injury.
    Skin: Harmful if absorbed through the skin. Causes skin burns.
    Ingestion: Causes gastrointestinal tract burns.
    Inhalation: May cause irritation of the respiratory tract with burning pain in the nose and throat, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and pulmonary edema. Causes chemical burns to the respiratory tract. Inhalation may be fatal as a result of spasm, inflammation, edema of the larynx and bronchi, chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema.
    Chronic: -
3. Composition/Information on Ingredients
  Chemical Name: n-Caproic acid
  Molecular Formula: C6H12O2
  Molecular Weight: 116.16
  Content: 99+%
  CAS Number: 142-62-1
  EINECS NO. [EC No]: 205-550-7
4. First Aid Measures
  Eye: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.
  Skin: Get medical aid immediately. Immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
  Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Get medical aid immediately
  Inhalation: Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
5. Fire Fighting Measures
  General Information: wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear.
  Extinguishing: Use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.
6. Accidental Release Measures
  General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as listed in Section 8.
  Spills/Leaks: Absorb spill with inert material (e.g. vermiculite, sand or earth), then place in suitable container.
7. Handling and Storage
  Handling: Refer to section 8
  Storage: 1.Keep container tightly closed
8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
  Engineering Controls: Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash and a safety shower facility.
  Personal Protective Equipment
    Eyes: Wear chemical safety goggles.
    Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves.
    Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing.
    Repirators: Wear NIOSH/MSHA - approved respirator
9. Physical and Chemical Properties
  Physical State: clear liquid
  Color: Colorless to light yellow
  Odor: stench
  Boiling Point: 202-203
  Melting Point : -3
  Vapor Pressure : -
  Specific Gravity : 0.92
  PH: -
  Solubility in Water : 1.1% IN WATER (20C)
  Flash Point: 104 deg C ( 219.20 deg F)
  Autoignition Temperature : 380 deg C ( 716.00 deg F)
  Decomposition Temperature : -
10. Stability and Reactivity
  Chemical Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
  Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible materials.
  Incompatibilities with Other: Metals, oxidizing agents, reducing agents, bases.
  Hazardous Decomposition Products : Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.
  Polymerization : Will not occur.
11. Toxicological Information
  RTECS#: CAS# 142-62-1: MO5250000
  Toxicity Data[LD50/LC50]: Dermal, guinea pig: LD50 = 5 mL/kg; Draize test, rabbit, eye: 750 ug Severe; Inhalation, mouse: LC50 = 4100 mg/m3/2H; Oral, mouse: LD50 = 5 gm/kg; Oral, rat: LD50 = 2050 uL/kg; Skin, rabbit: LD50 = 630 uL/kg. Irritation: SKIN, RABBIT: 10 MG/24H MILD SKIN, RABBIT: 465 MILD
  Carcinogenicity: -
  Other: See actual entry in RTECS for complete information.
12. Ecological Information
  Ecotoxicity: -
  Other: -
13. Disposal Considerations
  Disposal considerations: Contact a licensed professional waste disposal service to dispose of this material in a manner consistent with federal, state and local environmental regulations
14. Transport Information
  Shipping Name: CAPROIC ACID
  Hazard Class: 8
  UN Number: 2829
  Packing Group: III
15. Regulatory Information
  European/International Regulations: -
  European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
    Hazard Symbols: 1.C
    R-Phrases: 1.Harmful in contact with skin.
2.Causes burns.
    S-Phrases: 1.Avoid contact with eyes.
2.In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
3.Wear suitable protective clothing.
4.Wear suitable gloves.
5.Wear eye/face protection.
6.In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the lable where possible).
  WGK(Water Danger/Protection): CAS# 142-62-1: 1
  US Federal TSCA: CAS# 142-62-1 is listed on the TSCA inventory
16. Other Information
  Other information: The above information is believed to be accurate but does not suppose to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. Reagent World makes no warranty of merchantability or any other warranty, express or implied, with respect to such information. Users should make their own investigations to determine the accountability of the information for their purposes in particular. In no way shall the company be liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any third party or for lost profits or any special, indirect, incidental, consequential of exemplary damages, howsoever arising, even if the company has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
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