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1,4 Butanediol Material Safety Data Sheet

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   1 - PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
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PRODUCT NAME:     1,4-BUTANEDIOL
FORMULA:          HO(CH2)4OH
FORMULA WT:          90.12
CAS NO.:          00110-63-4
NIOSH/RTECS NO.:  EK0525000
COMMON SYNONYMS: 1,4-BUTYLENE GLYCOL; 1,4-DIHYDROXYBUTANE;  1,4-TETRAMETHYLENE
                  GLYCOL
PRODUCT CODES:    D570
  EFFECTIVE: 03/20/86     
  REVISION #01   
                            PRECAUTIONARY LABELLING
BAKER SAF-T-DATA(TM) SYSTEM
                      HEALTH        -  1  SLIGHT
                      FLAMMABILITY  -  1  SLIGHT
                      REACTIVITY    -  0  NONE
                      CONTACT       -  1  SLIGHT
HAZARD RATINGS ARE 0 TO 4 (0 = NO HAZARD; 4 = EXTREME HAZARD).
LABORATORY PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
SAFETY GLASSES; LAB COAT
PRECAUTIONARY LABEL STATEMENTS
                                   CAUTION
                          MAY BE HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED
                             MAY CAUSE IRRITATION
DURING USE AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES, SKIN, CLOTHING.  WASH THOROUGHLY AFTER
HANDLING.  WHEN NOT IN USE KEEP IN TIGHTLY CLOSED CONTAINER.
SAF-T-DATA(TM) STORAGE COLOR CODE:     ORANGE (GENERAL STORAGE)
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   2 - HAZARDOUS COMPONENTS
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                          COMPONENT                         %      CAS NO.
                        NOT APPLICABLE
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   3 - PHYSICAL DATA
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BOILING POINT:      230 C (   446 F)          VAPOR PRESSURE(MM HG): N/A
MELTING POINT:       18 C (    64 F)          VAPOR DENSITY(AIR=1):  3.1
SPECIFIC GRAVITY:  1.02                       EVAPORATION RATE:      N/A
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MSDS for   1,4-BUTANEDIOL                                 Page  2
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   (H2O=1)                                       (BUTYL ACETATE=1)
SOLUBILITY(H2O):     COMPLETE (IN ALL PROPORTIONS) % VOLATILES BY VOLUME: N/A
APPEARANCE & ODOR:  THICK, COLORLESS, ODORLESS LIQUID.
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   4 - FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA
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FLASH POINT (CLOSED CUP:    121 C (   250 F)       NFPA 704M RATING:  1-1-0
FLAMMABLE LIMITS:  UPPER - 18.3 %       LOWER - 1.95 %
FIRE EXTINGUISHING MEDIA
  USE EXTINGUISHING MEDIA APPROPRIATE FOR SURROUNDING FIRE.
SPECIAL FIRE-FIGHTING PROCEDURES
  FIREFIGHTERS SHOULD WEAR PROPER PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND SELF-CONTAINED
  BREATHING APPARATUS WITH FULL FACEPIECE OPERATED IN POSITIVE PRESSURE MODE.
TOXIC GASES PRODUCED
  CARBON MONOXIDE, CARBON DIOXIDE
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   5 - HEALTH HAZARD DATA
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TOXICITY:   LD50 (ORAL-RAT)(MG/KG)          -  1525
            LD50 (ORAL-MOUSE)(MG/KG)        -  2062
            LD50 (ORAL-RABBIT)(MG/KG)       -  2531
            LD50 (IPR-RAT)(MG/KG)           -  1370
CARCINOGENICITY:  NTP: NO     IARC: NO     Z LIST: NO     OSHA REG: NO
EFFECTS OF OVEREXPOSURE
  LIQUID MAY BE IRRITATING TO SKIN AND EYES.
  INGESTION MAY CAUSE NAUSEA, VOMITING AND LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS.
  CHRONIC EFFECTS OF OVEREXPOSURE MAY INCLUDE KIDNEY AND/OR LIVER DAMAGE.
TARGET ORGANS
  NONE IDENTIFIED
MEDICAL CONDITIONS GENERALLY AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE
  NONE IDENTIFIED
ROUTES OF ENTRY
  NONE INDICATED
EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES
  INGESTION:     IF SWALLOWED AND THE PERSON IS CONSCIOUS, IMMEDIATELY GIVE
                    LARGE AMOUNTS OF WATER.  GET MEDICAL ATTENTION.
  INHALATION:    IF A PERSON BREATHES IN LARGE AMOUNTS, MOVE THE EXPOSED
                    PERSON TO FRESH AIR.  GET MEDICAL ATTENTION.
  EYE CONTACT:   IMMEDIATELY FLUSH WITH PLENTY OF WATER FOR AT LEAST 15
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MSDS for   1,4-BUTANEDIOL                                 Page  3
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                    MINUTES.  GET MEDICAL ATTENTION.
  SKIN CONTACT:  IMMEDIATELY WASH WITH PLENTY OF SOAP AND WATER FOR AT LEAST
                    15 MINUTES.
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   6 - REACTIVITY DATA
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STABILITY:  STABLE                 HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION:  WILL NOT OCCUR
CONDITIONS TO AVOID:    HEAT, FLAME, OTHER SOURCES OF IGNITION
INCOMPATIBLES:          STRONG OXIDIZING AGENTS, MINERAL ACIDS
DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: CARBON MONOXIDE, CARBON DIOXIDE
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   7 - SPILL AND DISPOSAL PROCEDURES
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STEPS TO BE TAKEN IN THE EVENT OF A SPILL OR DISCHARGE
  WEAR SUITABLE PROTECTIVE CLOTHING.  TAKE UP WITH SAND OR OTHER NONCOM-
  BUSTIBLE ABSORBENT MATERIAL AND PLACE INTO CONTAINER FOR LATER DISPOSAL.
  FLUSH SPILL AREA WITH WATER.
DISPOSAL PROCEDURE
  DISPOSE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL
  ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS.
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   8 - PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
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VENTILATION:             USE ADEQUATE GENERAL OR LOCAL EXHAUST VENTILATION
                         TO KEEP VAPOR AND MIST LEVELS AS LOW AS POSSIBLE.
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION:  NONE REQUIRED WHERE ADEQUATE VENTILATION
                         CONDITIONS EXIST.  IF AIRBORNE CONCENTRATION IS
                         HIGH, USE AN APPROPRIATE RESPIRATOR OR DUST MASK.
EYE/SKIN PROTECTION:     SAFETY GOGGLES, UNIFORM, APRON, RUBBER GLOVES ARE
                         RECOMMENDED.
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   9 - STORAGE AND HANDLING PRECAUTIONS
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SAF-T-DATA(TM) STORAGE COLOR CODE:     ORANGE (GENERAL STORAGE)
SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
  KEEP CONTAINER TIGHTLY CLOSED.  SUITABLE FOR ANY GENERAL CHEMICAL STORAGE
  AREA.
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  10 - TRANSPORTATION DATA AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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MSDS for   1,4-BUTANEDIOL                                 Page  4
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DOMESTIC (D.O.T.)
PROPER SHIPPING NAME     CHEMICALS, N.O.S. (NON-REGULATED)
INTERNATIONAL (I.M.O.)
PROPER SHIPPING NAME     CHEMICALS, N.O.S. (NON-REGULATED)