NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards


CAS 111-30-8


RTECS MA2450000
Synonyms & Trade Names
Glutaric dialdehyde; 1,5-Pentanedial
DOT ID & Guide


NIOSH REL: C 0.2 ppm (0.8 mg/m3) See Appendix C (Aldehydes)
OSHA PEL†: none
IDLH N.D. See: IDLH INDEX Conversion 1 ppm = 4.09 mg/m3
Physical Description
Colorless liquid with a pungent odor.
MW: 100.1
BP: 212°F
FRZ: 7°F
Sol: Miscible
VP: 17 mmHg
IP: ?

Sp.Gr: 1.10
Fl.P: NA

Noncombustible Liquid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Strong oxidizers, strong bases [Note: Alkaline solutions of glutaraldehyde (i.e., activated glutaraldehyde) react with alcohol, ketones, amines, hydrazines & proteins.]
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 2532; OSHA 64
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Personal Protection & Sanitation (See protection)
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: No recommendation
Provide: Eyewash, Quick drench
First Aid (See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Water flush immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Important additional information about respirator selection
Respirator Recommendations Not available.
Exposure Routes inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms Irritation eyes, skin, respiratory system; dermatitis, sensitization skin; cough, asthma; nausea, vomiting
Target Organs Eyes, skin, respiratory system
See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0158