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SAFETY DATA SHEET

1. PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

1.1 Product identifiers

Product name

:

Isobutyl alcohol

CAS-No.

:

78-83-1

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

Identified uses

: Laboratory chemicals, Manufacture 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 3), H226 Skin irritation (Category 2), H315 Serious eye damage (Category 1), H318

Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (Category 3), Respiratory system, Central nervous system, H335, H336 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)

 

H226

Flammable liquid and vapour.

H315

Causes skin irritation.

H318

Causes serious eye damage.

H335

May cause respiratory irritation.

H336

May cause drowsiness or dizziness.

Precautionary statement(s)

 

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.

P271

 

Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.

P280

 

Wear protective gloves/ eye protection/ face protection.

P303

+ P361 + P353

IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing.

 

 

Rinse skin with water/shower.

P304

+ P340 + P312

IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for

 

 

breathing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/ physician if you feel

 

 

unwell.

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.

P332

+ P313

If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/ attention.

P362

 

Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.

P370

+ P378

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

 

 

extinguish.

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 - none

3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

3.1

Substances

 

 

 

Formula

: C4H10O

 

Molecular weight

:

74.12 g/mol

 

CAS-No.

: 78-83-1

 

EC-No.

: 201-148-0

 

Index-No.

:

603-108-00-1

Hazardous components

Component

Classification

Concentration

iso-Butanol

 

 

 

Flam. Liq. 3; Skin Irrit. 2; Eye

<= 100 %

 

Dam. 1; STOT SE 3; H226,

 

 

H315, H318, H335, H336

 

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. 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

5.3 Advice for firefighters

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.

5.4 Further information

Use water spray to cool unopened containers.

6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Use personal protective equipment. 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.

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.

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.

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

 

 

iso-Butanol

78-83-1

TWA

 

50 ppm

 

USA. ACGIH Threshold Limit Values

 

 

 

 

 

 

(TLV)

 

Remarks

Eye irritation

 

 

 

 

 

Skin irritation

 

 

 

 

 

TWA

 

50.000000 ppm

 

USA. ACGIH Threshold Limit Values

 

 

 

 

 

 

(TLV)

 

 

Eye irritation

 

 

 

 

 

Skin irritation

 

 

 

 

 

TWA

100.000000

USA. Occupational Exposure Limits

 

 

 

ppm

(OSHA) - Table Z-1 Limits for Air

 

 

 

300.000000

Contaminants

 

 

 

mg/m3

 

 

 

The value in mg/m3 is approximate.

 

 

TWA

50.000000 ppm

USA. NIOSH Recommended

 

 

 

150.000000

Exposure Limits

 

 

 

mg/m3

 

 

 

TWA

50 ppm

USA. NIOSH Recommended

 

 

 

150 mg/m3

Exposure Limits

 

 

TWA

100 ppm

USA. Occupational Exposure Limits

 

 

 

300 mg/m3

(OSHA) - Table Z-1 Limits for Air

 

 

 

 

Contaminants

 

 

The value in mg/m3 is approximate.

 

 

TWA

50 ppm

USA. OSHA - TABLE Z-1 Limits for

 

 

 

150 mg/m3

Air Contaminants - 1910.1000

8.2 Exposure controls

Appropriate engineering controls

Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.

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: Nitrile rubber

Minimum layer thickness: 0.4 mm Break through time: 480 min

Material tested:Camatril® (KCL 730 / Aldrich Z677442, Size M)

Splash contact Material: Nitrile rubber

Minimum layer thickness: 0.4 mm Break through time: 480 min

Material tested:Camatril® (KCL 730 / Aldrich Z677442, 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.

9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

9.1 Information on basic physical and chemical properties

a)

Appearance

Form: liquid

 

 

Colour: colourless, clear

b)

Odour

alcohol-like

c)

Odour Threshold

No data available

d)

pH

No data available

e)

Melting point/freezing

-107.99 °C (-162.38 °F)

 

point

 

f)

Initial boiling point and

108 °C (226 °F) at 760 hPa (570 mmHg)

 

boiling range

 

g)

Flash point

28 °C (82 °F) - closed cup

h)

Evaporation rate

0.6

i)

Flammability (solid, gas)

No data available

j)

Upper/lower

Upper explosion limit: 10.6 %(V)

 

flammability or

Lower explosion limit: 1.7 %(V)

 

explosive limits

 

k)

Vapour pressure

8 hPa (6 mmHg) at 20 °C (68 °F)

l)

Vapour density

2.55

m)

Relative density

0.801 g/cm3

n)

Water solubility

70 g/l at 20 °C (68 °F) - OECD Test Guideline 105 - completely miscible

o) Partition coefficient: n- log Pow: 1 at 25 °C (77 °F) octanol/water

 

p)

Auto-ignition

427 °C (801 °F)

 

 

temperature

 

 

q)

Decomposition

No data available

 

 

temperature

 

 

r)

Viscosity

4.00 mm2/s at 20 °C (68 °F) -

 

s)

Explosive properties

No data available

 

t)

Oxidizing properties

No data available

9.2

Other safety information

 

 

 

Surface tension

69.7 mN/m at 20 °C (68 °F)

 

 

Relative vapour density

2.55

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

10.1 Reactivity

No data available

10.2 Chemical stability

Stable under recommended storage conditions.

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

Strong oxidizing agents, Acid chlorides, Acid anhydridesStrong oxidizing agents, Acid chlorides, Acid anhydrides

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 - female - 3,350 mg/kg (OECD Test Guideline 401)

LC50 Inhalation - Rat - male and female - 4 h - 24.6 mg/l

LD50 Dermal - Rabbit - female - 2,460 mg/kg (OECD Test Guideline 402)

LD50 Intraperitoneal - Rat - 720 mg/kg

Skin corrosion/irritation

Skin - Rabbit

Result: Irritating to skin. - 24 h

Serious eye damage/eye irritation

Eyes - Rabbit

Result: Risk of serious damage to eyes. - 24 h (OECD Test Guideline 405)

Respiratory or skin sensitisation

No data available

Germ cell mutagenicity

Hamster fibroblast Result: negative

OECD Test Guideline 474 Mouse - male and female Result: negative

Carcinogenicity

Carcinogenicity - Rat - Oral

Tumorigenic:Equivocal tumorigenic agent by RTECS criteria. Skin and Appendages: Other: Tumors. Leukaemia

Carcinogenicity - Rat - Subcutaneous

Tumorigenic:Carcinogenic by RTECS criteria. Gastrointestinal:Tumors. Liver:Tumors.

IARC:

No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as

 

probable, possible or confirmed human carcinogen by IARC.

ACGIH:

No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as a

 

carcinogen or potential carcinogen by ACGIH.

NTP:

No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as a

 

known or anticipated carcinogen by NTP.

OSHA:

No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as a

 

carcinogen or potential carcinogen by OSHA.

Reproductive toxicity

No data available

Reproductive toxicity - Rat - male and female - inhalation (vapour)

No significant adverse effects were reported

Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure

May cause respiratory irritation. - Respiratory Tract

May cause drowsiness or dizziness. - Central nervous system

Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure

No data available

Aspiration hazard

No data available

Additional Information

Repeated dose

Rat - male and female - inhalation (vapour) - NOAEL : >= 7.5 mg/l - OECD Test

toxicity

Guideline 408

RTECS: NP9625000

 

Cough, Shortness of breath, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Central nervous system depression, To the best of our knowledge, the chemical, physical, and toxicological properties have not been thoroughly investigated.

12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

12.1 Toxicity

 

 

Toxicity to fish

flow-through test LC50 - Pimephales promelas (fathead minnow) - 1,430 mg/l -

 

96 h

 

Toxicity to daphnia and

static test EC50 - Daphnia pulex (Water flea) - 1,100 mg/l

- 48 h

other aquatic

 

 

invertebrates

 

 

Toxicity to algae

static test EC50 - Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata - 1,799 mg/l - 72 h

 

(OECD Test Guideline 201)

 

Toxicity to bacteria

Growth inhibition IC50 - Sludge Treatment - > 1,000 mg/l

- 16 h

12.2 Persistence and degradability

Biodegradability

aerobic - Exposure time 28 d

 

Result: 70 - 80 % - Readily biodegradable

 

(OECD Test Guideline 301D)

12.3 Bioaccumulative potential

No data available

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

No data available

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: 1212

Class: 3

Packing group: III

 

Proper shipping name: Isobutanol

 

 

Reportable Quantity (RQ): 5000 lbs

 

 

Poison Inhalation Hazard: No

 

 

IMDG

 

 

 

UN number: 1212

Class: 3

Packing group: III

EMS-No: F-E, S-D

Proper shipping name: ISOBUTANOL

 

 

IATA

 

 

 

UN number: 1212

Class: 3

Packing group: III

 

Proper shipping name: Isobutanol

15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

SARA 302 Components

No chemicals in this material are subject to the reporting requirements of SARA Title III, Section 302.

SARA 313 Components

This material does not contain any chemical components with known CAS numbers that exceed the threshold (De Minimis) reporting levels established by SARA Title III, Section 313.

SARA 311/312 Hazards

Fire Hazard, Acute Health Hazard

Massachusetts Right To Know Components

 

 

 

CAS-No.

Revision Date

iso-Butanol

78-83-1

1993-04-24

Pennsylvania Right To Know Components

 

 

 

CAS-No.

Revision Date

iso-Butanol

78-83-1

1993-04-24

New Jersey Right To Know Components

 

 

 

CAS-No.

Revision Date

iso-Butanol

78-83-1

1993-04-24

California Prop. 65 Components

This product does not contain any chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or any other reproductive harm.

16. OTHER INFORMATION

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

Eye Dam.

Serious eye damage

Flam. Liq.

Flammable liquids

H226

Flammable liquid and vapour.

H315

Causes skin irritation.

H318

Causes serious eye damage.

H335

May cause respiratory irritation.

H336

May cause drowsiness or dizziness.

Skin Irrit.

Skin irritation

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:

2

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.