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Methanol Material Safety Data Sheet

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MSDS for   METHANOL                                       Page  1
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   1 - PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
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PRODUCT NAME:     METHANOL
FORMULA:          CH3OH
FORMULA WT:          32.04
CAS NO.:             67-56-1
NIOSH/RTECS NO.:  PC1400000
COMMON SYNONYMS:  METHYL ALCOHOL;  WOOD ALCOHOL;  CARBINOL;  METHYLOL;  WOOD
                  SPIRIT
PRODUCT CODES:    9049,9072,9075,9076,9071,5217,5370,9074,P704,9093,5536,9068
                  9073,9091,9263,9069,9070
  EFFECTIVE: 09/26/86
  REVISION #04
                            PRECAUTIONARY LABELLING
BAKER SAF-T-DATA(TM) SYSTEM
                      HEALTH        -  3  SEVERE (POISON)
                      FLAMMABILITY  -  3  SEVERE (FLAMMABLE)
                      REACTIVITY    -  1  SLIGHT
                      CONTACT       -  1  SLIGHT
HAZARD RATINGS ARE 0 TO 4 (0 = NO HAZARD; 4 = EXTREME HAZARD).
LABORATORY PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
GOGGLES & SHIELD; LAB COAT & APRON; VENT HOOD; PROPER GLOVES; CLASS B
EXTINGUISHER
PRECAUTIONARY LABEL STATEMENTS
                               POISON DANGER
                                   FLAMMABLE
                              HARMFUL IF INHALED
                         CANNOT BE MADE NON-POISONOUS
                 MAY BE FATAL OR CAUSE BLINDNESS IF SWALLOWED
KEEP AWAY FROM HEAT, SPARKS, FLAME.  DO NOT GET IN EYES, ON SKIN, ON CLOTHING.
AVOID BREATHING VAPOR.  KEEP IN TIGHTLY CLOSED CONTAINER.  USE WITH
ADEQUATE VENTILATION.  WASH THOROUGHLY AFTER HANDLING.  IN CASE OF FIRE,
USE ALCOHOL FOAM, DRY CHEMICAL, CARBON DIOXIDE - WATER MAY BE INEFFECTIVE.
FLUSH SPILL AREA WITH WATER SPRAY.
SAF-T-DATA(TM) STORAGE COLOR CODE:     RED (FLAMMABLE)
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   2 - HAZARDOUS COMPONENTS
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                          COMPONENT                         %      CAS NO.
METHANOL                                                 90-100    67-56-1
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MSDS for   METHANOL                                       Page  2
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   3 - PHYSICAL DATA
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BOILING POINT:       65 C (   149 F)          VAPOR PRESSURE(MM HG): 96
MELTING POINT:      -98 C (  -144 F)          VAPOR DENSITY(AIR=1):  1.11
SPECIFIC GRAVITY:  0.79                       EVAPORATION RATE:      4.6
   (H2O=1)                                       (BUTYL ACETATE=1)
SOLUBILITY(H2O):     COMPLETE (IN ALL PROPORTIONS) % VOLATILES BY VOLUME: 100
APPEARANCE & ODOR:  CLEAR, COLORLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC PUNGENT ODOR.
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   4 - FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA
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FLASH POINT (CLOSED CUP      12 C (    54 F)       NFPA 704M RATING:  1-3-0
FLAMMABLE LIMITS:  UPPER - 36.0 %       LOWER -  6.0 %
FIRE EXTINGUISHING MEDIA
  USE ALCOHOL FOAM, DRY CHEMICAL OR CARBON DIOXIDE.
  (WATER MAY BE INEFFECTIVE.)
SPECIAL FIRE-FIGHTING PROCEDURES
  FIREFIGHTERS SHOULD WEAR PROPER PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND SELF-CONTAINED
  BREATHING APPARATUS WITH FULL FACEPIECE OPERATED IN POSITIVE PRESSURE MODE.
  MOVE CONTAINERS FROM FIRE AREA IF IT CAN BE DONE WITHOUT RISK.  USE WATER
  TO KEEP FIRE-EXPOSED CONTAINERS COOL.
UNUSUAL FIRE & EXPLOSION HAZARDS
  VAPORS MAY FLOW ALONG SURFACES TO DISTANT IGNITION SOURCES AND FLASH BACK.
  CLOSED CONTAINERS EXPOSED TO HEAT MAY EXPLODE.  CONTACT WITH STRONG
  OXIDIZERS MAY CAUSE FIRE.
  BURNS WITH A CLEAR, ALMOST INVISIBLE FLAME.
TOXIC GASES PRODUCED
  CARBON MONOXIDE, CARBON DIOXIDE, FORMALDEHYDE
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   5 - HEALTH HAZARD DATA
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TLV LISTED DENOTES (TLV-SKIN).
THRESHOLD LIMIT VALUE (TLV/TWA):   260  MG/M3 (  200  PPM)
SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE LIMIT (STEL):  310  MG/M3 (  250  PPM)
PERMISSIBLE EXPOSURE LIMIT (PEL):  260  MG/M3 (  200  PPM)
TOXICITY:   LD50 (ORAL-RAT)(MG/KG)          -  5628
            LD50 (IPR-RAT)(MG/KG)           -  9540
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MSDS for   METHANOL                                       Page  3
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            LD50 (SCU-MOUSE)(MG/KG)         -  9800
            LD50 (SKN-RABBIT) (G/KG)        -  20
CARCINOGENICITY:  NTP: NO     IARC: NO     Z LIST: NO     OSHA REG: NO
EFFECTS OF OVEREXPOSURE
  INHALATION AND INGESTION ARE HARMFUL AND MAY BE FATAL.
  INHALATION MAY CAUSE HEADACHE, NAUSEA, VOMITING, DIZZINESS, NARCOSIS,
  SUFFOCATION, LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DEPRESSION.
  LIQUID MAY BE IRRITATING TO SKIN AND EYES.  PROLONGED SKIN CONTACT MAY
  RESULT IN DERMATITIS.  EYE CONTACT MAY RESULT IN TEMPORARY CORNEAL DAMAGE.
  INGESTION MAY CAUSE BLINDNESS.
  INGESTION MAY CAUSE NAUSEA, VOMITING, HEADACHES, DIZZINESS,
  GASTROINTESTINAL IRRITATION.
  CHRONIC EFFECTS OF OVEREXPOSURE MAY INCLUDE KIDNEY AND/OR LIVER DAMAGE.
TARGET ORGANS
  EYES, SKIN, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
MEDICAL CONDITIONS GENERALLY AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE
  NONE IDENTIFIED
ROUTES OF ENTRY
  INHALATION, INGESTION, EYE CONTACT, SKIN CONTACT
EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES
  CALL A PHYSICIAN.
  IF SWALLOWED, IF CONSCIOUS, IMMEDIATELY INDUCE VOMITING.
  IF INHALED, REMOVE TO FRESH AIR.  IF NOT BREATHING, GIVE ARTIFICIAL
  RESPIRATION.  IF BREATHING IS DIFFICULT, GIVE OXYGEN.
  IN CASE OF CONTACT, IMMEDIATELY FLUSH EYES OR SKIN WITH PLENTY OF WATER FOR
  AT LEAST 15 MINUTES WHILE REMOVING CONTAMINATED CLOTHING AND SHOES.
  WASH CLOTHING BEFORE RE-USE.
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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, STRONG ACIDS, ALUMINUM
DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: CARBON MONOXIDE, CARBON DIOXIDE, FORMALDEHYDE
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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 SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS AND FULL PROTECTIVE CLOTHING.
  SHUT OFF IGNITION SOURCES; NO FLARES, SMOKING OR FLAMES IN AREA.  STOP LEAK
  IF YOU CAN DO SO WITHOUT RISK.  USE WATER SPRAY TO REDUCE VAPORS.  TAKE UP
  WITH SAND OR OTHER NON-COMBUSTIBLE ABSORBENT MATERIAL AND PLACE INTO
  CONTAINER FOR LATER DISPOSAL.  FLUSH AREA WITH WATER.
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  J. T. BAKER SOLUSORB(R) SOLVENT ADSORBENT IS RECOMMENDED
  FOR SPILLS OF THIS PRODUCT.
DISPOSAL PROCEDURE
  DISPOSE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL
  ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS.
EPA HAZARDOUS WASTE NUMBER:          U154 (TOXIC WASTE)
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   8 - PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
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VENTILATION:             USE GENERAL OR LOCAL EXHAUST VENTILATION TO MEET
                         TLV REQUIREMENTS.
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION:  RESPIRATORY PROTECTION REQUIRED IF AIRBORNE
                         CONCENTRATION EXCEEDS TLV.  AT CONCENTRATIONS
                         ABOVE 200 PPM, A SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING
                         APPARATUS IS ADVISED.
EYE/SKIN PROTECTION:     SAFETY GOGGLES AND FACE SHIELD, UNIFORM,
                         PROTECTIVE SUIT, RUBBER GLOVES ARE RECOMMENDED.
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   9 - STORAGE AND HANDLING PRECAUTIONS
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SAF-T-DATA(TM) STORAGE COLOR CODE:     RED (FLAMMABLE)
SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
  BOND AND GROUND CONTAINERS WHEN TRANSFERRING LIQUID.  KEEP CONTAINER
  TIGHTLY CLOSED.  STORE IN A COOL, DRY, WELL-VENTILATED, FLAMMABLE LIQUID
  STORAGE AREA.
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  10 - TRANSPORTATION DATA AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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DOMESTIC (D.O.T.)
PROPER SHIPPING NAME     METHANOL
HAZARD CLASS             FLAMMABLE LIQUID
UN/NA                    UN1230
LABELS                   FLAMMABLE LIQUID
REPORTABLE QUANTITY      5000 LBS.
INTERNATIONAL (I.M.O.)
PROPER SHIPPING NAME     METHANOL
HAZARD CLASS             3.2, 6.1
UN/NA                    UN1230
LABELS                   FLAMMABLE LIQUID, POISON
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