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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 510
Revision Date: February 6, 2014
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Methyl Cellulose

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-9996
Signal Word
N/A
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
This chemical is considered nonhazardous according to GHS classifications for the Hazard Communication Standard. Treat all laboratory chemicals with caution.

Although this material is considered to be nonhazardous, unpredictable reactions among chemicals are always possible. Prudent laboratory practices should be observed.
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SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Methyl cellulose

Synonyms: Methocel; Methylcellulose; Cellulose, methyl ether
9004-67-5 Unspecified Unspecified
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell.
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: Wash with plenty of water.
If swallowed: Rinse mouth. Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell.
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Noncombustible solid.
When heated to decomposition, may emit toxic fumes.
In case of fire: Use a tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher.
NFPA Code
None established
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Use a damp paper towel to clean up spill. Avoid making methyl cellulose airborne during cleanup. Place in a sealed bag or container and dispose. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete. 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.
Keep container tightly sealed. Store in a cool, dry place.
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Avoid contact with eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
White powder. Odorless.
Soluble: Glacial acetic acid and cold water. Insoluble in alcohol, ether, and water warmer than 50.5 °C.
Melting point: 290 - 305 °C
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid contact with strong oxidizers. Cellulose and its derivatives may react vigorously with calcium oxide, bleaching powder, perchlorates, perchloric acid, sodium chlorate, fluorine, nitric acid, sodium nitrite, and sodium nitrate.
Shelf life: Indefinite, if kept dry.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: N.A.
Chronic effects: N.A.
Target organs: N.A.
ORL-RAT LD50: greater than 10,000 mg/kg
IHL-RAT LC50: N.A.
SKN-RBT LD50: N.A.
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 Methods #26a or #26b are options.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Not regulated. Hazard class: N/A. UN number: N/A.
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).
Consult your copy of the Flinn Science Catalog/Reference Manual for additional information about laboratory chemicals.