Propylene Oxide

CAS#: 75-56-9

Synonyms: 1,2-epoxypropane; methyl ethylene oxide; methyloxacyclopropane; oxypropylene; propylene oxide; propylene epoxide

Uses: Polyols for urethane foams, propylene glycols, surfactants and detergents, isopropanol amines, fumigant for foodstuffs and plastic medical instruments, synthetic lubricants, synthetic elastomer (homopolymer), solvent; herbicides

Hazard: This material is moderately toxic by inhalation and ingestion. It may cause irreversible and reversible changes. Skin contact with the material or solutions of the material cause irritation; diluted solutions are more irritating than undiluted materials. Exposure may cause mild depression of the central nervous system and eye, nasal, and lung irritation. Contact with the liquid can cause blindness and death. Pulmonary edema may recur up to 2 weeks after exposure.  Highly Flammable; Polymerizable