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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 219
Revision Date: March 24, 2014
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Carnoy's Animal Fixative

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-9589
Signal Word
DANGER
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Flammable liquids (Category 2). Highly flammable liquid and vapor (H225). Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames, and hot surfaces. No smoking (P210).

Hazard class: Carcinogenicity (Category 1). May cause cancer (H350). Obtain special instructions before use (P201). Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood (P202). Use personal protective equipment as required (P281).

Hazard class: Specific target organ toxicity, repeated exposure (Category 2). May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure (H373). Do not breathe mist, vapors or spray (P260). Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product (P270).

Hazard class: Acute toxicity, oral and inhalation (Category 5). May be harmful if swallowed or inhaled (H303+H333).

Hazard class: Serious eye damage or irritation (Category 2B). Causes eye irritation (H320).
Pictograms
SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Acetic acid
Chloroform
Ethyl alcohol, denatured

64-19-7
67-66-3
64-17-5
CH3COOH
CHCl3
C2H5OH
60.05
119.38
46.07
10%
30%
60%
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
If exposed or concerned: Call a POISON CENTER or physician (P307+P311).
If inhaled: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing (P304+P340). If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do so. Continue rinsing (P305+P351+P338). If eye irritation persists eyes: Get medical advice or attention (P337+P313). If on skin or hair: Immediately remove all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water (P303+P361+P353).
If swallowed: Rinse mouth.Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell (P302+P301+P312).
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Class IB flammable liquid due to ethyl alcohol content.
Flash point: 22 °C
When heated, releases flammable fumes.
In case of fire: Use a tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher (P370+P378).
NFPA Code
H-2
F-3
R-0
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Remove all ignition sources and ventilate area. Contain the spill with sand or other inert absorbent material and deposit in a sealed bag or container. See Sections 8 and 13 for further information.
SECTION 7 — HANDLING AND STORAGE
Flinn Suggested Chemical Storage Pattern: Organic #2. Store with alcohols, glycols, amines and amides.
Store in a dedicated flammables cabinet. If a flammables cabinet is not available, store in Flinn Saf-Stor™ can.
Keep container tightly closed (P233). Keep cool (P235). Use only in a hood or well-ventilated area (P271).
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection (P280). Wash hands thoroughly after handling. Use nitrile, neoprene or butyl rubber gloves. Use only in a hood or well-ventilated area (P271).
Exposure guidelines: (as chloroform) STEL 50 ppm (OSHA), TLV 10 ppm (ACGIH)
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Slightly yellow liquid. Chloroform and alcoholic odor.
Boiling point: 90 °C
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid sparks, flame, or other sources of ignition. Solution contains all flammable constituents.
Shelf life: Good, if stored properly.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Skin and respiratory irritant, nausea, dizziness, and headache, toxic if swallowed
Chronic effects: Chloroform is a possible carcinogen and mutagen.
Target organs: Heart, liver, kidneys, and nerves.
ORL-RAT LD50: 695 mg/kg (as chloroform)
IHL-MUS LC50: 5620 ppm/1hour (as acetic acid)
SKN-RBT LD50: 1060 mg/kg (as acetic acid)
SECTION 12 — ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Data not yet available.
SECTION 13 — DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Please review all federal, state and local regulations that may apply before proceeding.
Flinn Suggested Disposal Method #18b is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Ethyl alcohol. Hazard class: 3, Flammable liquid. UN number: UN1170.
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
Not listed.
SECTION 16 — OTHER INFORMATION
This Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is for guidance and is based upon information and tests believed to be reliable. Flinn Scientific, Inc. makes no guarantee of the accuracy or completeness of the data and shall not be liable for any damages relating thereto. The data is offered solely for your consideration, investigation, and verification. The data should not be confused with local, state, federal or insurance mandates, regulations, or requirements and CONSTITUTE NO WARRANTY. Any use of this data and information must be determined by the science instructor to be in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws and regulations. The conditions or methods of handling, storage, use and disposal of the product(s) described are beyond the control of Flinn Scientific, Inc. and may be beyond our knowledge. FOR THIS AND OTHER REASONS, WE DO NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE HANDLING, STORAGE, USE OR DISPOSAL OF THIS PRODUCT(S).
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