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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 509
Revision Date: May 5, 2015
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Methyl Alcohol

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-9992
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: Acute toxicity, oral and dermal (Category 3). Toxic if swallowed, in contact with skin or if inhaled (H301+H311+H331). Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product (P270).

Hazard class: Skin and serious eye damage, corrosion or irritation (Category 2, 2A). Causes skin and serious eye irritation (H315+H319).

Hazard class: Specific target organ toxicity, single exposure (Category 1). Causes damage to organs (H370). Do not breathe mist, vapors or spray (P260).
Pictograms
SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Methyl alcohol

Synonyms: Methanol, Wood alcohol
67-56-1 CH3OH
32.04
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. 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). Remove immediately all contaminated clothing (P361). Wash contaminated clothing before reuse (P363). If swallowed: Rinse mouth. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or physician (P301+P310+P330).
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Class IB flammable liquid.
Flash point: 11 °C Flammable limits: Lower: 6.0% Upper 36% Autoignition Temperature: 464 °C
Dangerous fire risk. When heated to decomposition, may emit toxic fumes.
In case of fire: Use a tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher (P370+P378).
NFPA Code
H-1
F-3
R-0
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Remove all ignition sources and ventilate area. Contain spill with sand or other inert absorbent material; deposit in 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). Take precautionary measures against static discharge (P243).
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection (P280). Wash hands thoroughly after handling (P264).
Exposure guidelines: PEL/TLV 200 ppm (OSHA/ACGIH); STEL 250 ppm (ACGIH) Readily absorbed through the skin.
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Clear, colorless, mobile, highly polar liquid. Alcohol odor.
Soluble: Miscible with water, alcohol, and ether.

Boiling point: 64.6 °C
Melting point: -98 °C
Specific gravity: 0.7914
Vapor density: 1.1
Vapor pressure: 410 mmHg
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid contact with acids, acid chlorides, acid anhydrides, oxidizers, reducers, and alkali metals.
Shelf life: Good, if stored properly.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Irritation eyes, skin, upper respiratory system; headache, drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting; visual disturbance, dermatitis
Chronic effects: Optic nerve damage (blindness)
Target organs: Eyes, skin, respiratory system, CNS, GI tract
ORL-RAT LD50: 5628 mg/kg
IHL-RAT LC50: 64,000 ppm/4H
SKN-RBT LD50: 15,800 mg/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 #18a is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Methyl Alcohol. Hazard class: 3, Flammable liquid. UN number: UN1230.
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA-listed, EINECS-listed (200-659-6), RCRA code U154.
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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