United Nations/North American Number Datasheet

UN/NA 1280

3 - Flammable liquid

Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG, 2024)

A caution icon. The ERG recommendations are developed for use during the initial phase of transportation incidents; they are not intended for spills at facilities.

Polymerizable warning Materials may undergo violent polymerization if subjected to heat or contamination.

Material Names

  • Propylene oxide
ERG book cover

Response Guide 127

Flammable Liquids (Water-Miscible) Líquidos Inflamables (Mezclable con Agua) Liquides Inflammables (Miscibles à l'Eau)


There are no initial isolation and protective action distances listed in the ERG.

The ERG doesn't predict that large amounts of toxic-by-inhalation gases will be produced if this material is spilled in water.

Hazmat Table (49 CFR 172.101)

UN/NA Proper Shipping Name Hazard Class Labels Notes*

* There are three notes: (1) whether the displayed information is for domestic (U.S.) or international shipping (if neither is specifically indicated, it applies to both), (2) whether the proper shipping name must include one or more technical names of the hazardous material in parentheses, and (3) whether the hazardous material is an inhalation hazard.
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