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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 388.5
Revision Date: October 20, 2015
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

n-Hexane

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-9843
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: Aspiration hazard (Category 1). May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways (H304).
Hazard class: Skin corrosion or irritation (Category 2). Causes skin irritation (H315).
Hazard class: Specific target organ toxicity, single exposure; Narcotic effects (Category 3). May cause drowsiness or dizziness (H336). Avoid breathing mist, vapors or spray (P261).
Hazard class: Reproductive toxicity (Category 2). Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child (H361). 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).
Pictograms
SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
n-Hexane

110-54-3 CH3(CH2)4CH3 86.18
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 (P304+P340).
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 or hair: Immediately remove all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water (P303+P361+P353). If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice or attention (P332+P313).
If swallowed: Rinse mouth. Do not induce vomiting. Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell.
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Class IB flammable liquid.
Flash point: -22 °C Flammable limits: Upper 7.5% Lower: 1.1% Autoignition Temperature: 225 °C
When heated to decomposition, may emit toxic fumes.
In case of fire: Use 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 #3. Store with hydrocarbons, oils, esters and aldehydes.
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep container tightly closed (P233). Keep cool (P235). Ground or bond container and receiving equipment (P240). Use explosion-proof electrical and ventilating equipment (P241). Use only non-sparking tools (P242). Take precautionary measures against static discharge (P243). Use only in a hood or in a well ventilated area (P271).
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection (P280). Wash thoroughly after handling (P264). Use only in a hood or in a well ventilated area (P271).
Exposure guidelines: TLV 50 ppm (ACGIH); PEL 500 ppm (OSHA); IDLH 1100 ppm
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Clear, colorless liquid. Weak, characteristic odor.
Soluble in alcohol and ether. Not miscible with water.
Explosion limits: 1.2 vol% (lower) 7.4 vol% (upper)
Boiling point: 69 °C Melting point: -95 °C
Flash point: -23 °C Ignition temp: 240 °C
Refractive index: 1.375
Specific gravity: 0.6591 Density at 20 °C: 0.659 g/cm3
Vapor density: 3 Vapor pressure at 20 °C: 160 hPa
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid heat, sunlight, and ignition sources. Reacts with oxidizing agents.
Shelf life: Good.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Eye, skin, and mucous membrane irritant. Headache, peripheral neuropathy, dizziness, dermatitis.
Chronic effects: Nervous system and reproductive system damage.
Target organs: Skin, PNS, lung, kidneys, liver, brain, reproductive system.
ORL-RAT LD50: 25 g/kg
IHL-RAT LC50: 48,000 ppm/4H
SKN-RBT LD50: N.A.
SECTION 12 — ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Toxic to aquatic life. EC50 Daphnia 3878 mg/L/48H
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
UN number: UN1208 Shipping name: hexanes. Hazard class: 3, Flammable liquids. Packing group: II
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA 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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