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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 824
Revision Date: September 11, 2015
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Toluene

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-10442
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 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). Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product (P270).
Pictograms
SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Toluene

Synonyms: Methyl benzene; Toluol
108-88-3 C6H5CH3 94.14
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
Get medical advice or attention if you feel unwell (P314).
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).
If swallowed: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or physician (P301+P310). Do NOT induce vomiting (P331).
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Class IB flammable liquid.
Flash point: 4 °C Flammable limits: Lower: 1.1% Upper: 7.1% Autoignition Temperature: 480 °C
Dangerous fire risk.
In case of fire: Use a 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 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 #3. Store with hydrocarbons, oils, esters and aldehydes.
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). Use only in a hood or in a well-ventilated area. Use explosion-proof electrical and ventilating equipment (P241).
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 in a well-ventilated area.
Exposure guidelines: PEL 200 ppm, Ceiling 300 ppm (OSHA); TLV 20 ppm (ACGIH)
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Colorless liquid; benzene-like odor.
Soluble: Alcohol and ether. Insoluble in water.

Boiling point: 111 °C
Melting point: -93 °C
Specific gravity: 0.866
Vapor density: 3.2
Vapor pressure: 22 mmHg
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid contact with strong oxidizers.
Shelf life: Good, if stored properly.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Toxic, severe irritant, lung irritation, chest pain and edema, which may be fatal.
Chronic effects: N.A.
Target organs: Brain, liver, kidneys, bladder.
ORL-RAT LD50: 5000 mg/kg
IHL-RAT LC50: 26700 ppm/1H
SKN-RBT LD50: 12124 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 #18b is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Toluene. Hazard class: 3, Flammable liquid. UN number: UN1294. Packing group II
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA-listed, EINECS-listed (203-625-9), RCRA code U220.
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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