Alfa Aesar™ (R)-(+)-Propylene oxide, 99%
(R)-(+)-Propylene oxide is widely utilized in the manufacture of polyether polyols and propylene glycol, which is used to make the polyurethane plastics. It finds application as a fumigant for the sterilization of packaged foods and plastic medical instruments. Combine with ethanol, it used to make biological samples for electron microscopy. It also used in model aircraft and surface vehicles as a glow fuel.
Miscible with water and many organic solvents.
Highly flammable. Keep away from sources of ignition. The substance may polymerize under the influence of bases, acids and metal chlorides.
|Flash Point||−37°C (−35°F)|
|Boiling Point||34°C to 35°C|
|Chemical Name or Material||(R)-(+)-Propylene oxide|
GHS H Statement
Extremely flammable liquid and vapour.
May cause genetic defects.
May cause cancer.
Harmful if swallowed.
Harmful in contact with skin.
Harmful if inhaled.
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
GHS P Statement
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 3; Packing Group: I; Proper Shipping Name: PROPYLENE OXIDE
RTECSNumber : UJ2650000