beta-Propiolactone, 97%, Alfa Aesar™
Beta-Propiolactone is widely used as a sterilizing and sporicidal agent, which is used to sterilize blood plasma, vaccines, tissue grafts, surgical instruments and enzymes. It finds an application in the manufacturing of acrylic acid and its esters. It is utilized as an intermediate in the synthesis of synthetic compounds.
Miscible with water and organic solvents.
Flammable material. Should be stored in a separate safety storage cabinet or room. Keep away from heat and sources of ignition.
GHS H Statement
Fatal if inhaled.
May cause cancer.
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
GHS P Statement
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Specific treatment is urgent (see label).
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 6.1; Packing Group: I; Proper Shipping Name: TOXIC BY INHALATION LIQUID, N.O.S.
RTECSNumber : RQ7350000
TSCA : TSCA
Recommended Storage : −30° to −10°C