WHMIS (Diethyl ketone)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 2015 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2015-09-16

  • Flammable liquids - Category 21 2
    • Flash point = 6 °C closed cup (non reported method) and boiling point = 103 °C
  • Serious eye damage/eye irritation - Category 23 4
  • Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (respiratory tract irritation) - Category 3 - Respiratory tract irritation3 4

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Flame

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Highly flammable liquid and vapour (H225)
Causes serious eye irritation (H319)
May cause respiratory irritation (H335)

Ingredient disclosure

Comments: Due to the lack of data, classification regarding respiratory irritation (H335) was established by analogy to Methyl propyl ketone.


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  • ▲3.  American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, Documentation of the threshold limit values and biological exposure indices / Documentation of TLV's and BEI's. 7th ed. Cincinnati, Ohio : ACGIH. (2001-). Publication #0100Doc. [RM-514008]   http://www.acgih.org
  • ▲4.  Centre canadien d'hygiène et de sécurité au travail, CHEMINFO, Hamilton, Ont. : Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety   http://ccinfoweb.ccohs.ca/cheminfo/search.html

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