METHYL ETHYL KETONE PEROXIDE
|CAS Number||UN/NA Number||DOT Hazard Label||USCG CHRIS Code|
|NIOSH Pocket Guide||International Chem Safety Card|
|Methyl ethyl ketone peroxide|
- Strong Oxidizing Agent
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- Cellulose-Based Absorbents
- Expanded Polymeric Absorbents
IMMEDIATE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE: Isolate spill or leak area in all directions for at least 50 meters (150 feet) for liquids and at least 25 meters (75 feet) for solids.
LARGE SPILL: Consider initial evacuation for at least 250 meters (800 feet) in all directions.
FIRE: If tank, rail car or tank truck is involved in a fire, ISOLATE for 800 meters (1/2 mile) in all directions; also, consider initial evacuation for 800 meters (1/2 mile) in all directions. (ERG, 2020)
SMALL FIRE: Water spray or fog is preferred; if water not available use dry chemical, CO2 or regular foam.
LARGE FIRE: Flood fire area with water from a distance. Use water spray or fog; avoid aiming straight or solid streams directly onto the product. Do not move cargo or vehicle if cargo has been exposed to heat. If it can be done safely, move undamaged containers away from the area around the fire.
FIRE INVOLVING TANKS OR CAR/TRAILER LOADS: Fight fire from maximum distance or use unmanned master stream devices or monitor nozzles. Cool containers with flooding quantities of water until well after fire is out. ALWAYS stay away from tanks engulfed in fire. For massive fire, use unmanned master stream devices or monitor nozzles; if this is impossible, withdraw from area and let fire burn. (ERG, 2020)
ELIMINATE all ignition sources (no smoking, flares, sparks or flames) from immediate area. Keep combustibles (wood, paper, oil, etc.) away from spilled material. Do not touch damaged containers or spilled material unless wearing appropriate protective clothing. Keep substance wet using water spray. Stop leak if you can do it without risk.
SMALL SPILL: Pick up with inert, damp, non-combustible material using clean, non-sparking tools and place into loosely covered plastic containers for later disposal.
LARGE SPILL: Wet down with water and dike for later disposal. Prevent entry into waterways, sewers, basements or confined areas. DO NOT CLEAN-UP OR DISPOSE OF, EXCEPT UNDER SUPERVISION OF A SPECIALIST. (ERG, 2020)
Skin: PREVENT SKIN CONTACT - Wear appropriate personal protective clothing to prevent skin contact.
Eyes: PREVENT EYE CONTACT - Wear appropriate eye protection to prevent eye contact.
Wash skin: WHEN CONTAMINATED - The worker should immediately wash the skin when it becomes contaminated.
Remove: WHEN WET OR CONTAMINATED - Work clothing that becomes wet or significantly contaminated should be removed and replaced.
Change: No recommendation is made specifying the need for the worker to change clothing after the workshift.
• EYEWASH - Eyewash fountains should be provided in areas where there is any possibility that workers could be exposed to the substances; this is irrespective of the recommendation involving the wearing of eye protection.
• QUICK DRENCH - Facilities for quickly drenching the body should be provided within the immediate work area for emergency use where there is a possibility of exposure. [Note: It is intended that these facilities provide a sufficient quantity or flow of water to quickly remove the substance from any body areas likely to be exposed. The actual determination of what constitutes an adequate quick drench facility depends on the specific circumstances. In certain instances, a deluge shower should be readily available, whereas in others, the availability of water from a sink or hose could be considered adequate.] (NIOSH, 2023)
|QS = Tychem 2000 SFR|
|QC = Tychem 2000|
|SL = Tychem 4000|
|C3 = Tychem 5000|
|TF = Tychem 6000|
|TP = Tychem 6000 FR|
|RC = Tychem RESPONDER® CSM|
|TK = Tychem 10000|
|RF = Tychem 10000 FR|
|Methyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide (35%)||1338-23-4||Liquid||>480||>480||>480|
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SKIN: IMMEDIATELY flood affected skin with water while removing and isolating all contaminated clothing. Gently wash all affected skin areas thoroughly with soap and water. If symptoms such as redness or irritation develop, IMMEDIATELY call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital for treatment.
INHALATION: IMMEDIATELY leave the contaminated area; take deep breaths of fresh air. IMMEDIATELY call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital even if no symptoms (such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, or burning in the mouth, throat, or chest) develop. Provide proper respiratory protection to rescuers entering an unknown atmosphere. Whenever possible, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) should be used; if not available, use a level of protection greater than or equal to that advised under Protective Clothing.
INGESTION: DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Corrosive chemicals will destroy the membranes of the mouth, throat, and esophagus and, in addition, have a high risk of being aspirated into the victim's lungs during vomiting which increases the medical problems. If the victim is conscious and not convulsing, give 1 or 2 glasses of water to dilute the chemical and IMMEDIATELY call a hospital or poison control center. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim to a hospital. If the victim is convulsing or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth, ensure that the victim's airway is open and lay the victim on his/her side with the head lower than the body. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Transport the victim IMMEDIATELY to a hospital. (NTP, 1992)
Note: For Vapor Density and Specific Gravity, comparing the value to 1.0 can tell you if the chemical will likely sink/rise in air or sink/float in fresh water (respectively). Short phrases have been added to those values below as an aid. However, make sure to also consider the circumstances of a release. The Vapor Density comparisons are only valid when the gas escaping is at the same temperature as the surrounding air itself. If the chemical is escaping from a container where it was pressurized or refrigerated, it may first escape and behave as a heavy gas and sink in the air (even if it has a Vapor Density value less than 1). Also, the Specific Gravity comparisons are for fresh water (density 1.0 g/mL). If your spill is in salt water (density about 1.027 g/mL), you need to adjust the point of comparison. There are some chemicals that will sink in fresh water and float in salt water.
AEGLs (Acute Exposure Guideline Levels)No AEGL information available.
ERPGs (Emergency Response Planning Guidelines)No ERPG information available.
PACs (Protective Action Criteria)
|Methyl ethyl ketone peroxide (1338-23-4)||1.8 ppm||20 ppm||22 ppm|
EPA Consolidated List of Lists
|Regulatory Name||CAS Number/
313 Category Code
|CERCLA RQ||EPCRA 313
|Methyl ethyl ketone peroxide||1338-23-4||10 pounds||U160|
(EPA List of Lists, 2022)
CISA Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)No regulatory information available.
OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard List
|Chemical Name||CAS Number||Threshold Quantity (TQ)|
|Ethyl Methyl Ketone Peroxide (also Methyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide; concentration >60%)||1338-23-4||5000 pounds|
|Methyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide (concentration >60%)||1338-23-4||5000 pounds|
Alternate Chemical Names
- 2-BUTANONE PEROXIDE
- 2-BUTANONE, PEROXIDE
- BUTANOX LPT
- BUTANOX M 105
- BUTANOX M 50
- BUTANOX M50, M105, LPT
- CHALOXYD MEKP-HA 1
- CHALOXYD MEKP-HA 1, -LA 1
- CHALOXYD MEKP-LA 1
- COMPONENT 1: 2-BUTANONE PEROXIDE (45%)
- COMPONENT 2: DIMETHYL PHTHALATE
- DELTA X 9
- DIPROMETIL LA 50R
- ETHYL METHYL KETONE PEROXIDE
- ETHYLMETHYLKETONE PEROXIDE
- FR 222
- HI-POINT 180
- KAYAMEK A
- KAYAMEK M
- LUCIDOL DDM 9
- LUCIDOL DELTA X
- LUPERSOL DDA 30
- LUPERSOL DDM
- LUPERSOL DDM 9
- LUPERSOL DELTA X
- LUPERSOL DELTA X 9
- LUPERSOL DHD 9
- LUPERSOL DNF
- LUPERSOL DSW
- MEK PEROXIDE
- MEPOX 55
- METHYL ETHYL KETONE HYDROPEROXIDE
- METHYL ETHYL KETONE PEROXIDE
- METHYLETHYLKETONE PEROXIDE
- PERMEK G
- PERMEK H
- PERMEK N
- SUPEROX 46-710