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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 232
Revision Date: September 22, 2014
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Chloroform

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-9606
Signal Word
DANGER
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Acute toxicity, oral (Category 4). Harmful if swallowed (H302). Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product (P270).

Hazard class: Skin corrosion or irritation (Category 2). Causes skin irritation (H315).

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 liver 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).
Pictograms
SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Chloroform

Synonyms: Trichloromethane
67-66-3 CHCl3 119.38
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
If exposed or concerned: Get medical advice or attention (P308+P313).
If inhaled:Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell.
If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do so. Continue rinsing.
If on skin: Wash with plenty of water (P302+P352). If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice or attention (P332+P313).
If swallowed: Rinse mouth.Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell (P302+P301+P312).
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Nonflammable, noncombustible liquid.
Concentrated vapors may be ignited by a source of heat.
When heated to decomposition, may emit toxic fumes.
In case of fire: Use a tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher.
NFPA Code
H-2
F-0
R-0
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Remove all ignition sources and ventilate area. Contain the spill with sand or 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 #4. Store with ethers, ketones, and halogenated hydrocarbons.
Store in Flinn Saf-Stor™ can. Store in a cool, dry place. Protect from light. Use only in a hood or well-ventilated area (P271).
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves (pva not latex or nitrile), protective clothing and eye protection (P280). Wash hands thoroughly after handling. Use only in a hood or well-ventilated area (P271).
Exposure guidelines: STEL 50 ppm (OSHA) TLV 10 ppm; 49 mg/m3 (ACGIH)
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Clear, colorless liquid with a pleasant odor.
Soluble: Slightly in water. Miscible with alcohol.
Boiling point: 60 - 61.5 °C
Specific gravity: 1.5
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Any source of ignition. Avoid strong bases, aluminum, strong alkalies, and oxidizing materials. Air and light sensitive.
Shelf life: Good, if stored properly.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Skin, eye, and respiratory irritant, nausea, dizziness, and headache, toxic if swallowed
Chronic effects: Possible carcinogen IARC-2B and mutagen.
Target organs: Heart, liver, kidneys, and nerves.
ORL-RAT LD50: 695 mg/kg
IHL-RAT LC50: 47,702 mg/m3/4H
SKN-RBT LD50: greater than 20 g/kg
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 #27j is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Chloroform. Hazard class: 6.1, Keep away from food. UN number: UN1888.
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA-listed, EINECS-listed (200-663-8), RCRA code U044.
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).
Consult your copy of the Flinn Science Catalog/Reference Manual for additional information about laboratory chemicals.