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SAFETY DATA SHEET

1. PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

1.1 Product identifiers

Product name

:

Acrylonitrile

CAS-No.

:

107-13-1

1.2 Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against

Identified uses

: Laboratory chemicals, Synthesis of substances

1.3 Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet

Distributor

: Continental Industries Group, Inc.

 

733

Third Avenue Fl. 20

 

Tel:

212-752-2020

 

New York, NY 10017

 

USA

1.4 Emergency telephone number

Chemtel Phone #

: 1-800-255-3924

International Phone #

: +01-813-248-0585

2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture

GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)

Flammable liquids (Category 2), H225 Acute toxicity, Oral (Category 3), H301 Acute toxicity, Inhalation (Category 3), H331 Acute toxicity, Dermal (Category 3), H311 Skin irritation (Category 2), H315

Serious eye damage (Category 1), H318 Skin sensitisation (Category 1), H317 Carcinogenicity (Category 2), H351 Reproductive toxicity (Category 2), H361

Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (Category 3), Respiratory system, H335 Acute aquatic toxicity (Category 2), H401

Chronic aquatic toxicity (Category 2), H411

For the full text of the H-Statements mentioned in this Section, see Section 16.

2.2 GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements

Pictogram

Signal word

Danger

Hazard statement(s)

 

H225

Highly flammable liquid and vapour.

H301 + H311 + H331

Toxic if swallowed, in contact with skin or if inhaled

H315

Causes skin irritation.

H317

May cause an allergic skin reaction.

H318

Causes serious eye damage.

H335

May cause respiratory irritation.

2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION cont' d

H351

 

Suspected of causing cancer.

H361

 

Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child.

H411

 

Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

Precautionary statement(s)

 

P201

 

Obtain special instructions before use.

P202

 

Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and

 

 

understood.

P210

 

Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. No smoking.

P233

 

Keep container tightly closed.

P240

 

Ground/bond container and receiving equipment.

P241

 

Use explosion-proof electrical/ ventilating/ lighting/ equipment.

P242

 

Use only non-sparking tools.

P243

 

Take precautionary measures against static discharge.

P261

 

Avoid breathing dust/ fume/ gas/ mist/ vapours/ spray.

P264

 

Wash skin thoroughly after handling.

P270

 

Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.

P271

 

Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.

P272

 

Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace.

P273

 

Avoid release to the environment.

P280

 

Wear protective gloves/ eye protection/ face protection.

P281

 

Use personal protective equipment as required.

P301

+ P310 + P330

IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/

 

 

physician. Rinse mouth.

P303

+ P361 + P353

IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/ Take off immediately all contaminated

 

 

clothing. Rinse skin with water/ shower.

P304

+ P340 + P311

IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position

 

 

comfortable for breathing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/ physician.

P305

+ P351 + P338 + P310 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove

 

 

contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately

 

 

call a POISON CENTER or doctor/ physician.

P308

+ P313

IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/ attention.

P333

+ P313

If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/ attention.

P370

+ P378

In case of fire: Use dry sand, dry chemical or alcohol-resistant foam for

 

 

extinction.

P391

 

Collect spillage.

P403

+ P233

Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.

P403

+ P235

Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool.

P405

 

Store locked up.

P501

 

Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant.

2.3 Hazards not otherwise classified (HNOC) or not covered by GHS

Lachrymator., Vesicant.

3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

3.1 Substances

 

 

 

 

 

Synonyms

:

Vinyl cyanide

 

 

Formula

: C3H3N

 

 

Molecular weight

:

53.06 g/mol

 

 

CAS-No.

: 107-13-1

 

 

 

EC-No.

: 203-466-5

 

 

 

Index-No.

:

608-003-00-4

 

 

 

Hazardous components

 

 

 

 

 

Component

 

 

Classification

Concentration

Acrylonitrile

 

Flam. Liq. 2; Acute Tox. 3;

<= 100 %

 

Skin Irrit. 2; Eye Dam. 1; Skin

 

 

Sens. 1; Carc. 1B; Repr. 2;

 

 

STOT SE 3; Aquatic Acute 2;

 

 

Aquatic Chronic 2; H225,

 

 

H301 + H311 + H331, H315,

 

 

H317, H318, H335, H350,

 

 

H361, H411

 

For the full text of the H-Statements mentioned in this Section, see Section 16.

 

4. FIRST AID MEASURES

4.1 Description of first aid measures

General advice

Consult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.Move out of dangerous area.

If inhaled

If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Consult a physician.

In case of skin contact

Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Take victim immediately to hospital. Consult a physician.

In case of eye contact

Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and consult a physician.

If swallowed

Do NOT induce vomiting. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult a physician.

4.2 Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

The most important known symptoms and effects are described in the labelling (see section 2.2) and/or in section 11

4.3 Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

No data available

5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

5.1 Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media

Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.

5.2 Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

Carbon oxides, Nitrogen oxides (NOx)

5.3 Advice for firefighters

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.

5.4Further information Use water spray to cool unopened containers.

6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Wear respiratory protection. Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation. Remove all sources of ignition. Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Beware of vapours accumulating to form explosive concentrations. Vapours can accumulate in low areas.

For personal protection see section 8.

6.2 Environmental precautions

Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains. Discharge into the environment must be avoided.

6.3 Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up

Contain spillage, and then collect with an electrically protected vacuum cleaner or by wet-brushing and place in container for disposal according to local regulations (see section 13).

6.4 Reference to other sections

For disposal see section 13.

7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

7.1 Precautions for safe handling

Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid inhalation of vapour or mist.

Use explosion-proof equipment.Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking.Take measures to prevent the build up of electrostatic charge.

For precautions see section 2.2.

7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage.

Light sensitive.

Storage class (TRGS 510): Flammable liquids

7.3 Specific end use(s)

Apart from the uses mentioned in section 1.2 no other specific uses are stipulated

8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

8.1 Control parameters

Components with workplace control parameters

Component

CAS-No.

Value

Control

 

Basis

 

 

 

parameters

 

 

Acrylonitrile

107-13-1

TWA

2 ppm

 

USA. ACGIH Threshold Limit Values

 

 

 

 

 

(TLV)

 

Remarks

Central Nervous System impairment

 

 

Lower Respiratory Tract irritation

 

 

Confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans

 

 

Danger of cutaneous absorption

 

 

TWA

1 ppm

 

USA. NIOSH Recommended

 

 

 

 

 

Exposure Limits

 

 

Potential Occupational Carcinogen

 

 

See Appendix A

 

 

 

 

Potential for dermal absorption

 

 

 

 

15 minute ceiling value

 

 

 

 

C

10 ppm

 

USA. NIOSH Recommended

 

 

 

 

 

Exposure Limits

 

 

Potential Occupational Carcinogen

 

 

See Appendix A

 

 

 

 

Potential for dermal absorption

 

 

 

 

15 minute ceiling value

 

 

 

 

Substance listed; for more information see OSHA document

 

 

1910.1045

 

 

 

 

 

See 1910.1045

 

 

8.2 Exposure controls

Appropriate engineering controls

Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Wash hands before breaks and immediately after handling the product.

Personal protective equipment

Eye/face protection

Tightly fitting safety goggles. Faceshield (8-inch minimum). Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).

Skin protection

Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique (without touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices. Wash and dry hands.

Full contact

Material: butyl-rubber

Minimum layer thickness: 0.3 mm Break through time: 480 min

Material tested:Butoject® (KCL 897 / Aldrich Z677647, Size M)

Splash contact Material: Chloroprene

Minimum layer thickness: 0.6 mm Break through time: 37 min

Material tested:Camapren® (KCL 722 / Aldrich Z677493, Size M)

data source: KCL GmbH, D-36124 Eichenzell, phone +49 (0)6659 87300, e-mail sales@kcl.de, test method: EN374

If used in solution, or mixed with other substances, and under conditions which differ from EN 374, contact the supplier of the CE approved gloves. This recommendation is advisory only and must be evaluated by an industrial hygienist and safety officer familiar with the specific situation of anticipated use by our customers. It should not be construed as offering an approval for any specific use scenario.

Body Protection

Complete suit protecting against chemicals, Flame retardant antistatic protective clothing., The type of protective equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace.

Respiratory protection

Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a full-face respirator with multi- purpose combination (US) or type ABEK (EN 14387) respirator cartridges as a backup to engineering controls. If the respirator is the sole means of protection, use a full-face supplied air respirator. Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU).

Control of environmental exposure

Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains. Discharge into the environment must be avoided.

9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

9.1 Information on basic physical and chemical properties

a)

Appearance

Form: clear, liquid

 

 

Colour: colourless

b)

Odour

No data available

c)

Odour Threshold

No data available

d)

pH

No data available

e)

Melting point/freezing

Melting point/range: -83 °C (-117 °F) - lit.

 

point

 

f)

Initial boiling point and

77 °C (171 °F) - lit.

 

boiling range

 

g)

Flash point

-4.99 °C (23.02 °F) - closed cup

h)

Evaporation rate

No data available

i)

Flammability (solid, gas)

No data available

j)

Upper/lower

Upper explosion limit: 17 %(V)

 

flammability or

Lower explosion limit: 3 %(V)

 

explosive limits

 

k)

Vapour pressure

115 hPa (86 mmHg) at 20 °C (68 °F)

l)

Vapour density

1.83 - (Air = 1.0)

m)

Relative density

0.806 g/cm3

n)

Water solubility

soluble

o)

Partition coefficient: n-

log Pow: 0.25

 

 

octanol/water

 

 

p)

Auto-ignition

No data available

 

 

temperature

 

 

q)

Decomposition

No data available

 

 

temperature

 

 

r)

Viscosity

No data available

 

s)

Explosive properties

No data available

 

t)

Oxidizing properties

No data available

9.2

Other safety information

 

 

 

Surface tension

27.3 mN/m at 24 °C (75 °F)

 

 

Relative vapour density

1.83 - (Air = 1.0)

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

10.1 Reactivity

No data available

10.2 Chemical stability

Stable under recommended storage conditions. Contains the following stabiliser(s):

Mequinol (>=35 - <=45 ppm)

10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions

Vapours may form explosive mixture with air.

10.4 Conditions to avoid

Heat, flames and sparks.

10.5 Incompatible materials

Oxidizing agents, Copper

10.6 Hazardous decomposition products

Other decomposition products - No data available In the event of fire: see section 5

11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

11.1 Information on toxicological effects

Acute toxicity

LD50 Oral - Rat - 81 mg/kg

LC50 Inhalation - Rat - male - 4 h - 2.09 mg/l LD50 Dermal - Rabbit - 226 mg/kg

No data available

Skin corrosion/irritation

Skin - Rabbit Result: Skin irritation

(OECD Test Guideline 404)

Serious eye damage/eye irritation

Eyes - Rabbit

Result: Risk of serious damage to eyes.

Respiratory or skin sensitisation

Maximisation Test (GPMT) - Guinea pig

Result: May cause sensitisation by skin contact. (OECD Test Guideline 406)

Germ cell mutagenicity

No data available

11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Carcinogenicity

Possible human carcinogen

IARC:

2B - Group 2B: Possibly carcinogenic to humans (Acrylonitrile)

NTP:

Reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen (Acrylonitrile)

OSHA:

OSHA specifically regulated carcinogen (Acrylonitrile)

Reproductive toxicity

Suspected human reproductive toxicant

No data available

Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure

May cause respiratory irritation.

Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure

No data available

Aspiration hazard

No data available

Additional Information

RTECS: AT5250000

Material is extremely destructive to tissue of the mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract, eyes, and skin., Cough, Shortness of breath, Headache, Nausea

Stomach - Irregularities - Based on Human Evidence Stomach - Irregularities - Based on Human Evidence

Stomach - Irregularities - Based on Human Evidence (Mequinol)

12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

12.1 Toxicity

Toxicity to daphnia and EC50 - Daphnia magna (Water flea) - 7.4 - 10.0 mg/l - 48 h other aquatic

invertebrates

12.2 Persistence and degradability

Biodegradability

Biotic/Aerobic - Exposure time 28 d

12.3 Bioaccumulative potential

Bioaccumulation

Lepomis macrochirus - 14 d

 

- 9.94 µg/l

Bioconcentration factor (BCF): 48

12.4 Mobility in soil

No data available

12.5 Results of PBT and vPvB assessment

PBT/vPvB assessment not available as chemical safety assessment not required/not conducted

12.6 Other adverse effects

An environmental hazard cannot be excluded in the event of unprofessional handling or disposal. Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

13.1 Waste treatment methods

Product

Burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber but exert extra care in igniting as this material is highly flammable. Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company. Contact a licensed professional waste disposal service to dispose of this material.

Contaminated packaging

Dispose of as unused product.

14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

DOT (US)

UN number: 1093 Class: 3 (6.1) Packing group: I

Proper shipping name: Acrylonitrile, stabilized

Reportable Quantity (RQ): 100 lbs

Poison Inhalation Hazard: No

IMDG

 

 

 

UN number: 1093

Class: 3 (6.1)

Packing group: I

EMS-No: F-E, S-D

Proper shipping name: ACRYLONITRILE, STABILIZED

 

Marine pollutant:yes

 

 

 

IATA

 

 

 

UN number: 1093

Class: 3 (6.1)

Packing group: I

 

Proper shipping name: Acrylonitrile, stabilized

IATA Passenger: Not permitted for transport

15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

SARA 302 Components

The following components are subject to reporting levels established by SARA Title III, Section 302:

 

CAS-No.

Revision Date

Acrylonitrile

107-13-1

1993-04-24

SARA 313 Components

The following components are subject to reporting levels established by SARA Title III, Section 313:

 

CAS-No.

Revision Date

Acrylonitrile

107-13-1

1993-04-24

SARA 311/312 Hazards

 

 

Fire Hazard, Acute Health Hazard, Chronic Health Hazard

 

 

Massachusetts Right To Know Components

 

 

 

CAS-No.

Revision Date

Acrylonitrile

107-13-1

1993-04-24

Pennsylvania Right To Know Components

 

 

 

CAS-No.

Revision Date

Acrylonitrile

107-13-1

1993-04-24

New Jersey Right To Know Components

 

 

 

CAS-No.

Revision Date

Acrylonitrile

107-13-1

1993-04-24

California Prop. 65 Components

 

 

WARNING! This product contains a chemical known to the

CAS-No.

Revision Date

State of California to cause cancer.

107-13-1

2007-09-28

Acrylonitrile

 

 

16. OTHER INFORMATION

Full text of H-Statements referred to under sections 2 and 3.

Acute Tox.

Acute toxicity

Aquatic Acute

Acute aquatic toxicity

Aquatic Chronic

Chronic aquatic toxicity

Carc.

Carcinogenicity

Eye Dam.

Serious eye damage

Flam. Liq.

Flammable liquids

H225

Highly flammable liquid and vapour.

H301

Toxic if swallowed.

H301 + H311 +

Toxic if swallowed, in contact with skin or if inhaled

H331

 

 

H311

Toxic in contact with skin.

H315

Causes skin irritation.

H317

May cause an allergic skin reaction.

H318

Causes serious eye damage.

H331

Toxic if inhaled.

H335

May cause respiratory irritation.

H350

May cause cancer.

H351

Suspected of causing cancer.

H361

Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child.

H401

Toxic to aquatic life.

H411

Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

Repr.

Reproductive toxicity

Skin Irrit.

Skin irritation

Skin Sens.

Skin sensitisation

STOT SE

Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure

HMIS Rating

 

 

Health hazard:

 

2

Chronic Health Hazard:

*

Flammability:

 

3

Physical Hazard

 

0

NFPA Rating

 

 

Health hazard:

 

3

Fire Hazard:

 

3

Reactivity Hazard:

 

0

Further information

The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. Continental Industries Group, Inc. shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.