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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 219.1
Revision Date: March 24, 2014
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Carnoy's Plant Fixative

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-9590
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: Skin and serious eye damage, corrosion or irritation (Category 2, 2B). Causes skin and eye irritation (H315+H320).

Hazard class: Sensitization, skin (Category 1). May cause an allergic skin reaction (H317). Avoid breathing mist, vapors or spray (P261).
Pictograms
SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Acetic acid
Ethyl alcohol, denatured

64-19-7
64-17-5
CH3COOH
C2H5OH
60.05
46.07
25%
75%
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: 21 °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 nitrile, neoprene or butyl rubber gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection (P280). Wash hands thoroughly after handling (P264). Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace (P272). Use only in a hood or well-ventilated area (P271).
Exposure guidelines: (as acetic acid) PEL 25 mg/m3 (OSHA); TLV 10 mg/m3, STEL 25 mg/m3 (ACGIH)
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Clear, colorless liquid. Strong vinegar-like odor.
pH: 1.5
Used to fix plant tissues.
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: Corrosive to skin and eyes. Respiratory tract irritation.
Chronic effects: Liver damage, respiratory tract inflammation.
Target organs: Respiratory tract, eyes, skin, liver.
ORL-RAT LD50: 3310 mg/kg (as acetic acid)
IHL-MUS LC50: 5620 ppm/1hour (as acetic acid)
SKN-RBT LD50: 1060 mg/kg (as acetic acid)
SECTION 12 — ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
May be toxic to aquatic life.
SECTION 13 — DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Please review all federal, state and local regulations that may apply before proceeding.
Flinn Suggested Disposal Method #24a 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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