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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 520
Revision Date: March 21, 2014
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Methyl Salicylate

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-10007
Signal Word
WARNING
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 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; Respiratory tract irritation (Category 3). May cause respiratory irritation (H335). Avoid breathing dust or fumes (P261).
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SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Methyl salicylate

Synonyms: Wintergreen oil; Methyl 2-hydroxybenzoate
119-36-8 C8H8O3 152.15
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 (P305+P351+P338). If eye irritation persists eyes: Get medical advice or attention (P337+P313).
If on skin: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes (P351).
If swallowed: Rinse mouth. Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell (P301+P330+P312).
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Class IIIB combustible liquid.
Flash point: 96 °C Autoignition Temperature: 454 °C
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-1
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. Store in a Flinn Chem-Saf™ bag.
Keep container tightly closed (P233). Use only in a hood or well-ventilated area (P271).
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection (P280). Wash hands thoroughly after handling (P264). Use only in a hood or well-ventilated area (P271).
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Clear liquid. Odor of wintergreen.
Soluble: Ethyl alcohol, acetic acid, and ether. Slightly in water.
Boiling point: 223 °C
Melting point: -8 °C
Refractive index: 1.535
Specific gravity: 1.181
Vapor density: 5.26
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Keep away from heat and open flame. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents and strong reducing bases.
Hazardous carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide emitted when heated to decomposition.
Shelf life: Indefinite, if stored properly.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Toxic, irritant to skin and eyes.
Chronic effects: N.A.
Target organs: N.A.
ORL-RAT LD50: 887 mg/kg
IHL-RAT LC50: N.A.
SKN-RBT LD50: N.A.
SECTION 12 — ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
May be toxic to aquatic life.
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: Liquid, N.O.S. Hazard class: N/A. UN number: 3082.
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA-listed, EINECS-listed (204-317-7).
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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