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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 578.8
Revision Date: October 11, 2016
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

tert-Pentyl Alcohol

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-10100
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 (Category 4). Harmful if swallowed (H302). Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product (P270).

Hazard class: Skin corrosion or irritation (Category 2). Causes skin irritation (H315).

Hazard class: Acute toxicity, inhalation (Category 4). Harmful if inhaled (H332). Avoid breathing mist, vapors or spray (P261).

Hazard class: Specific target organ toxicity, single exposure; respiratory tract irritation (Category 3). May cause respiratory irritation (H335).
Pictograms
SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
tert-Pentyl alcohol

Synonyms: 2-Methyl-2-butanol; tert-Amyl alcohol; Amylene hydrate; tert-Pentanol; Dimethylethylcarbinol
75-85-4 CH3CH2C(CH3)2OH 88.1488
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell (P312).
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 (P302+P301+P312).
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
In case of fire: Use tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher (P370+P378).
NFPA Code
H-3
F-2
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 #2. Store with alcohols, glycols, amines and amides.
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 well-ventilated area or in a hood (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).
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Clear, colorless liquid. Pungent, unpleasant odor.
Slightly soluble in water. Soluble in ethyl alcohol, ether, and n-octanol.
Boiling point: 101-103 °C
Melting point: -12 °C
Refractive index: 1.4052
Specific gravity: 0.809
Vapor density: 3.04
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid heat, sunlight, and ignition sources. Reacts with oxidizing agents, alkali metals and strong bases. Vapors may form explosive mixture with air.
Shelf life: Fair.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Eye, skin, mucous membrane, and respiratory system irritant. Readily absorbed through the skin.
Chronic effects: Lung, cardiovascular system, CNS depression, dermatitis.
Target organs: Eyes, skin, respiratory system, CNS.
ORL-RAT LD50: 1 g/kg
IHL-RAT LCL0: 5700 ppm/6H
SKN-RBT LD50: 20 mL/kg
SECTION 12 — ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
EC50 Daphnia: 540 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
Shipping name: Pentanols. Hazard class: 3. UN number: UN1105.
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA, EINECS 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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