NORMAL BUTYLLITHIUM

CAS Number : 109-72-8

WHMIS (n-Butyllithium)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 2015 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2016-07-08

  • Pyrophoric liquids - Category 11 2
  • Skin corrosion/irritation - Category 1
  • Serious eye damage/eye irritation - Category 1
  • Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (respiratory tract irritation) - Category 3 - Respiratory tract irritation
  • Physical hazards not otherwise classified (exclamation mark) - Category 12 3

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Flame

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Corrosion

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Exclamation mark

Danger

Catches spontaneously if exposed to air (H250)
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage (H314)
May cause respiratory irritation (H335)
Reacts violently or explosively in contact with water at ambient temperature

Ingredient disclosure

Comments2 : There are no data available for normal buthyllithium regarding its irritation or corrosion ability. However, it forms on contact with water a corrosive substance: lithium hydroxide.

References

  • ▲1.  Kroschwitz, J.I., Kirk-Othmer encyclopedia of chemical technology. 5th ed. Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons. (2004-). [RT-423004]
  • ▲2.  Pohanish, R.P. et Greene, S.A., Wiley guide to chemical incompatibilities. 3ème éd. New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons Inc. (2009). [RR-015033]   www.wiley.com
  • ▲3.  Dutch Institute for the Working Environment et Dutch Chemical Industry Association, Chemical safety sheets : working safely with hazardous chemicals. Netherlands : Kluwer Academic Publishers. (1991). [RR-015010]

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