Chemwatch Independent Material Safety Data Sheet
Issue Date: 29-Jan-2010
■ Used according to manufacturer's directions.
Company: Benji Distributors Pty Ltd Address: 17 Grandview Pde Moolap VIC, 3221 Australia Telephone: +61 3 5248 1469 Fax: +61 3 5248 6696
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE. NON-DANGEROUS GOODS. According to NOHSC Criteria, and ADG Code.
|SCALE: Min/Nil=0 Low=1 Moderate=2 High=3 Extreme=4|
|■ Irritating to skin.||■ Do not breathe gas/fumes/vapour/spray.|
|■ Risk of serious damage to eyes.||■ Avoid contact with skin.|
|■ Cumulative effects may result following exposure*.||■ To clean the floor and all objects contaminated by this material, use water.|
|* (limited evidence).||■ If swallowed, IMMEDIATELY contact Doctor or Poisons Information Centre. (show this container or label).|
|alcohols C9- 11 ethoxylated||68439-46-3||10-20|
· Immediately give a glass of water.
· First aid is not generally required. If in doubt, contact a Poisons Information Centre or a doctor.
■ If this product comes in contact with the eyes:
· Wash out immediately with fresh running water.
· Ensure complete irrigation of the eye by keeping eyelids apart and away from eye and moving the eyelids by occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids.
· Seek medical attention without delay; if pain persists or recurs seek medical attention.
· Removal of contact lenses after an eye injury should only be undertaken by skilled personnel.
■ If skin contact occurs:
· Immediately remove all contaminated clothing, including footwear.
· Flush skin and hair with running water (and soap if available).
· Seek medical attention in event of irritation.
· If fumes or combustion products are inhaled remove from contaminated area.
· Other measures are usually unnecessary.
■ Treat symptomatically.
■ The product contains a substantial proportion of water, therefore there are no restrictions on the type of extinguishing media which may be used. Choice of extinguishing media should take into account surrounding areas. Though the material is non- combustible, evaporation of water from the mixture, caused by the heat of nearby fire, may produce floating layers of combustible substances. In such an event consider: · foam.
· Alert Fire Brigade and tell them location and nature of hazard. · Wear full body protective clothing with breathing apparatus. · Prevent, by any means available, spillage from entering drains or water course. · Use water delivered as a fine spray to control fire and cool adjacent area.
■ WARNING: In use may form flammable/ explosive vapour- air mixtures. The emulsion is not combustible under normal conditions. However, it will break down under fire conditions and the hydrocarbon component will burn. · Combustible. · Slight fire hazard when exposed to heat or flame. · Heating may cause expansion or decomposition leading to violent rupture of containers. · On combustion, may emit toxic fumes of carbon monoxide (CO). Combustion products include: carbon dioxide (CO2), other pyrolysis products typical of burning organic material. May emit poisonous fumes. May emit corrosive fumes.
■ None known.
Gloves, boots (chemical resistant).
· Remove all ignition sources. · Clean up all spills immediately. · Avoid breathing vapours and contact with skin and eyes. · Control personal contact by using protective equipment.
■ Moderate hazard. · Clear area of personnel and move upwind. · Alert Fire Brigade and tell them location and nature of hazard. · Wear breathing apparatus plus protective gloves. · Prevent, by any means available, spillage from entering drains or water course.
Personal Protective Equipment advice is contained in Section 8 of the MSDS.
· Overheating of ethoxylates in air should be avoided. When some ethoxylates are heated vigorously in the presence of air or oxygen, at temperatures exceeding 160 C, they may undergo exothermic oxidative degeneration resulting in self-heating and autoignition.
· Nitrogen blanketing will minimise the potential for ethoxylate oxidation.
· Trace quantities of ethylene oxide may be present in the material. Although these may accumulate in the headspace of storage and transport vessels, concentrations are not expected to exceed levels which might produce a flammability or worker exposure hazard.
· Avoid all personal contact, including inhalation.
· Wear protective clothing when risk of exposure occurs.
· Use in a well-ventilated area.
· Prevent concentration in hollows and sumps.
· DO NOT allow clothing wet with material to stay in contact with skin.
· Metal can or drum
· Packaging as recommended by manufacturer.
· Check all containers are clearly labelled and free from leaks.
■ None known.
· Store in original containers.
· Keep containers securely sealed.
· No smoking, naked lights or ignition sources.
· Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area.
|Source||Material||TWA ppm||TWA mg/m³|
|Australia Exposure Standards||ethanol (Ethyl alcohol)||1000||1880|
The following materials had no OELs on our records
|• alcohols C9-11 ethoxylated:||CAS:68439-46-3|
Type A- P Filter of sufficient capacity
· Safety glasses with side shields. · Chemical goggles. · Contact lenses may pose a special hazard; soft contact lenses may absorb and concentrate irritants. A written policy document, describing the wearing of lens or restrictions on use, should be created for each workplace or task. This should include a review of lens absorption and adsorption for the class of chemicals in use and an account of injury experience. Medical and first- aid personnel should be trained in their removal and suitable equipment should be readily available. In the event of chemical exposure, begin eye irrigation immediately and remove contact lens as soon as practicable. Lens should be removed at the first signs of eye redness or irritation - lens should be removed in a clean environment only after workers have washed hands thoroughly. [CDC NIOSH Current Intelligence Bulletin 59].
· Wear chemical protective gloves, eg. PVC. · Wear safety footwear or safety gumboots, eg. Rubber.
· Overalls. · P.V.C. apron. · Barrier cream. · Skin cleansing cream. The local concentration of material, quantity and conditions of use determine the type of personal protective equipment required. For further information consult site specific CHEMWATCH data (if available), or your Occupational Health and Safety Advisor.
■ General exhaust is adequate under normal operating conditions. Local exhaust ventilation may be required in specific circumstances.
Red liquid; mixes with water.
Mixes with water.
|State||Liquid||Molecular Weight||Not Available|
|Melting Range (ºC)||Not Available||Viscosity||Not Available|
|Boiling Range (ºC)||Not Available||Solubility in water (g/L)||Miscible|
|Flash Point (ºC)||Not Applicable||pH (1% solution)||Not Available|
|Decomposition Temp (ºC)||Not Available||pH (as supplied)||7.5|
|Autoignition Temp (ºC)||Not Available||Vapour Pressure (kPa)||Not Available|
|Upper Explosive Limit (%)||Not Available||Specific Gravity (water=1)||1.01|
|Lower Explosive Limit (%)||Not Available||Relative Vapour Density (air=1)||Not Available|
|Volatile Component (%vol)||Not Available||Evaporation Rate||Not Available|
|■ log Kow (Sangster 1997):||- 0.3|
· Presence of incompatible materials.
· Product is considered stable.
· Hazardous polymerisation will not occur.
For incompatible materials - refer to Section 7 - Handling and Storage.
|ACUTE HEALTH EFFECTS||CHRONIC HEALTH EFFECTS|
|■ Irritating to skin.||■ Cumulative effects may result following exposure*.|
|■ Risk of serious damage to eyes.||■ * (limited evidence).|
■ unless otherwise specified data extracted from RTECS - Register of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances. ■ Not available. Refer to individual constituents. ALCOHOLS C9- 11 ETHOXYLATED:
|Oral (rat) LD50: 1400 mg/kg *||Eye (human): SEVERE|
|Oral (rat) LD50: 1378 mg/kg||Skin: SEVERE|
|Oral (rat) LD50: 2700 mg/kg * * [SHELL CCINFO 1441905]|
|Dermal (rabbit) LD50: >5000 mg/kg *|
|Dermal (rabbit) LD50: >2000 mg/kg|
|Oral (rat) LD50: 7060 mg/kg||Skin (rabbit):20 mg/24hr-Moderate|
|Oral (human) LDLo: 1400 mg/kg||Skin (rabbit):400 mg (open)-Mild|
|Oral (man) TDLo: 50 mg/kg||Eye (rabbit):100mg/24hr-Moderate|
|Oral (man) TDLo: 1.40 mg/kg||Eye (rabbit): 500 mg SEVERE|
|Oral (woman) TDLo: 256 mg/kg/12 wks|
|Inhalation (rat) LC50: 20,000 ppm/10h|
|Inhalation (rat) LC50: 64000 ppm/4h|
|Ingredient||Persistence: Water/Soil||Persistence: Air||Bioaccumulation||Mobility|
· Containers may still present a chemical hazard/ danger when empty.
· Return to supplier for reuse/ recycling if possible.
· If container can not be cleaned sufficiently well to ensure that residuals do not remain or if the container cannot be used to store the same product, then puncture containers, to prevent re-use, and bury at an authorised landfill.
· Where possible retain label warnings and MSDS and observe all notices pertaining to the product.
None (ADG7) NOT REGULATED FOR TRANSPORT OF DANGEROUS GOODS: ADG7, UN, IATA, IMDG
POISONS SCHEDULE None
Regulations for ingredients
"Australia Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS)","International Fragrance Association (IFRA) Survey: Transparency List"
"Australia Exposure Standards","Australia Hazardous Substances","Australia High Volume Industrial Chemical List (HVICL)","Australia Illicit Drug Reagents/Essential Chemicals - Category III","Australia Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS)","Australia National Pollutant Inventory","Australia Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons (SUSDP) - Schedule 5","GESAMP/EHS Composite List - GESAMP Hazard Profiles","IMO IBC Code Chapter 18: List of products to which the Code does not apply","IMO MARPOL 73/78 (Annex II) - List of Other Liquid Substances","IMO Provisional Categorization of Liquid Substances - List 2: Pollutant only mixtures containing at least 99% by weight of components already assessed by IMO","International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - Agents Reviewed by the IARC Monographs","International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations","International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) - High Production Volume List","International Fragrance Association (IFRA) Survey: Transparency List","OECD Representative List of High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals"
"Australia Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS)","IMO IBC Code Chapter 18: List of products to which the Code does not apply","International Fragrance Association (IFRA) Survey: Transparency List","OECD Representative List of High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals"
17 Grandview Parade
■ Classification of the preparation and its individual components has drawn on official and authoritative sources as well as independent review by the Chemwatch Classification committee using available literature references.
A list of reference resources used to assist the committee may be found at:
■ The (M)SDS is a Hazard Communication tool and should be used to assist in the Risk Assessment. Many factors determine whether the reported Hazards are Risks in the workplace or other settings.
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Issue Date: 29-Jan-2010
Print Date: 15-Nov-2010
This is the end of the MSDS.