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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 236.5
Revision Date: April 24, 2015
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Chromatography Solvent

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-9614
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 (P210).

Hazard class: Aspiration hazard (Category 1). May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways (H304).

Hazard class: Germ cell mutagenicity (Category 1). May cause genetic defects (H340). 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: Carcinogenicity (Category 1). May cause cancer (H350). Obtain special instructions before use (P201).
Pictograms
SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Petroleum ether
Acetone

8032-32-4
67-64-1
Unspecified
CH3COCH3
Unspecified
58.08
80-90%
10-20%
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
If exposed or concerned: Get medical advice or attention (P308+P313).
If inhaled: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
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: Immediately remove all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water (P303+P361+P353).
If swallowed: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or physician (P301+P310). Do NOT induce vomiting (P331).
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Flammable liquid.
Dangerous fire risk. Avoid contact with heat, sparks, or open flames.
In case of fire: Use a tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher (P370+P378).
NFPA Code
None established
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 #4. Store with ethers, ketones, and halogenated hydrocarbons.
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). Take precautionary measures against static discharge (P243).
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective latex gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection (P280). Use latex, not nitrile gloves. Wash hands thoroughly after handling (P264). Use only in a hood or well-ventilated area (P271).
Exposure guidelines: (as acetone) PEL 1000 ppm (OSHA); TLV 500 ppm, STEL 750 ppm (ACGIH); IDLH 2500 ppm
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Colorless, volatile liquid. Natural gas-like odor.
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid oxidizing agents. Avoid all sources of ignition.
Shelf life: Good, if stored properly.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant, dizziness, CNS depression.
Chronic effects: Dermatitis.
Target organs: Liver, kidneys, CNS, respiratory system.
ORL-RAT LD50: 5800 mg/kg for acetone
IHL-RAT LC50: 50,100 mg/m3/8H for acetone
SKN-RBT LD50: 20 g/kg for acetone
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: Petroleum Distillates, n.o.s. Hazard class: 3, Flammable liquid. UN number: UN1268
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).
Consult your copy of the Flinn Science Catalog/Reference Manual for additional information about laboratory chemicals.