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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 830
Revision Date: May 21, 2015
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Trichloroethylene

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-10450
Signal Word
DANGER
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Acute toxicity, oral (Category 5). May be harmful if swallowed (H303).

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

Hazard class: Carcinogenicity (Category 1). May cause cancer (H350). 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, single exposure (Category 2). May cause damage to organs (H371). 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
Trichloroethylene

Synonyms: 1-Chloro-2,2-dichloroethylene
79-01-6 ClCH:CCl2 131.39
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.
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 (P302+P352). If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice or attention (P332+P313).
If swallowed: Rinse mouth. Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell.
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Combustible liquid. Has difficulty burning.
Flammable limits: Lower: 7.8% Upper: 52% at 100 °C Autoignition Temperature: 420 °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 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 #4. Store with ethers, ketones, and halogenated hydrocarbons.
Light sensitive. Slowly decomposes (forming hydrochloric acid) by light in the presence of moisture. Store in a dedicated flammables cabinet. If a flammables cabinet is not available, store in Flinn Saf-Stor™ can. Use and dispense in a hood.
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection (P280). Wash hands thoroughly after handling (P264).
Exposure guidelines: PEL 100 ppm, Ceiling 200 ppm (OSHA); TLV 269mg/m3, STEL 25 ppm (ACGIH)
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Colorless liquid. Chloroform-like odor.
Soluble: Miscible with most organic solvents. Insoluble in water.

Boiling point: 86.9 °C
Melting point: -84 °C
Specific gravity: 1.4904
Vapor density: 4.5
Vapor pressure: 61 mmHg
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid oxidizing agents, reducing agents and strong bases. May decompose if exposed to light, aluminum or magnesium.
Shelf life: Indefinite, if stored properly. See Section 7 for further information.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Harmful vapor, severe irritant, GI disturbances, nausea, dizziness, and headache.
Chronic effects: Dermatitis, mutagen, probable carcinogen.
Target organs: Nerves, liver, kidneys, heart, lungs.
ORL-RAT LD50: 4920 mg/kg
IHL-MUS LC50: 8450 ppm/4H
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 Method #27j is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Trichloroethylene. Hazard class: 6.1, Keep away from food. UN number: UN1710.
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA-listed, EINECS-listed (201-167-4), RCRA code U228.
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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