BHCHZ - FORMALDEHYDE SOLUTION, 37%; (15% METHANOL)

Product Identification

Product ID:FORMALDEHYDE SOLUTION, 37%; (15% METHANOL)
MSDS Date:11/24/1986
FSC:6750
NIIN:00-053-8364
MSDS Number: BHCHZ

Responsible Party
SPECTRUM CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING CORP.
14422 SOUTH SAN PEDRO STREET
GARDENA, CA 90248-2027
US

Emergency Phone: 213-516-8000

Info Phone: 213-516-8000

Cage: 63415

Contractor
SPECTRUM LABORATORY PRODUCTS INC
GARDENA, CA 90248-2027 US

Telephone: 310-516-9843

Cage: 63415

Ingredients

FORMALDEHYDE (SARA III)

CAS: 50-00-0

RTECS: LP8925000

OSHA PEL SEE 1910.1048

ACGIH TLV: C 0.3 PPM; A2; 9293

EPA Report Quantity: 100 LBS

DOT Report Quantity: 100 LBS


METHYL ALCOHOL (METHANOL) (SARA III)

CAS: 67-56-1

RTECS: PC1400000

OSHA PEL S,200PPM/250STEL

ACGIH TLV: S,200PPM/250STEL; 93

EPA Report Quantity: 5000 LBS

DOT Report Quantity: 5000 LBS


WATER

CAS: 7732-18-5

RTECS: ZC0110000

Hazards

LD50 LC50 Mixture:ORAL RAT LD50 = 800 MG/KG
Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES Skin:YES Ingestion:YES
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:YES IARC:YES OSHA:YES
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:ACUTE: INHALATION: MAY CAUSE TISSUE
DAMAGE AND SERIOUS RESPIRATORY TRACT INJURY. SKIN: MAY CAUSE BURNS.
EYES: MAY CAUSE PROFUSE LACRIMATION AND OCULAR DAMAGE. INGESTION:
MAY CAUSE BURNING IN THE MOUTH AND ESOPHAGUS. MAY CAUSE LIVER AND
KIDNEY DAMAGE. MAY COUSE DEATH FROM CIRCULATORY FAILURE. CHRONIC:
SAME AS ACUTE.
Explanation of Carcinogenicity:STUDIES SHOW THAT REPEATED EXPOSURE TO
LEVELS UP TO 14.3 PPM INDUCED NASAL CAVITY SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA
IN RATS.
Effects of Overexposure:INHALATION: MAY CAUSE EYE, NOSE & THROAT
IRRITATION. MAY CAUSE DIFFICULTY IN BREATHING, BURNING OF THE NOSE
& THROAT; OR EVEN PULMONARY EDEMA AND PNEUMONITIS. SKIN & EYES:
IRRITATION, SENSITIZATION DE RMATITIS, LOSS OF VISION. INGESTION:
JAUNDICE, ALBUMINURIA, HEMATURIA, ANURIA AND ACIDOSIS. MAY CAUSE
DEATH.
Medical Cond Aggravated by Exposure:PERSONS WITH A HISTORY OF SKIN OR
EYE DISORDERS MAY BE AT INCREASED RISK FROM EXPOSURE. PERSONS WITH
LIVER, KIDNEY AND RESPIRATORY DISORDERS MAY ALSO BE AT INCREASED
RISK.

First Aid

First Aid:INHALATION: REMOVE TO FRESH AIR IMMEDIATELY. IF BREATHING HAS
STOPPED, GIVE CPR. GET IMMEDIATE MEDICAL CARE. SKIN: REMOVE
CONTAMINATED CLOTHING. WASH AFFECTED AREA WITH SOAP & WATER.LAUNDER
CLOTHS BEF ORE REUSE. GET MEDICAL CARE. EYE: WASH EYES IMMEDIATELY
WITH LARGE AMOUNTS OF WATER FOR AT LEAST 15 MINUTES. GET MEDICAL
CARE. INGESTION: DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. GIVE MILK OR WATER. GET
MEDICAL CARE.

Fire Fighting

Flash Point Method:CC
Flash Point:122F,50C
Autoignition Temp:Autoignition Temp Text:806F
Lower Limits:7
Upper Limits:73
Extinguishing Media:USE CARBON DIOXIDE, FOAM, DRY CHEMICAL, OR WATER
FOG.
Fire Fighting Procedures:FIRE FIGHTERS SHOULD USE NIOSH APPROVED SCBA &
FULL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT WHEN FIGHTING CHEMICAL FIRE. USE WATER
SPRAY TO COOL NEARBY CONTAINERS EXPOSED TO FIRE.
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:CONTAINERS MAY BURST WHEN EXPOSED TO HEAT
OF FIRE. MAY EMIT TOXIC VAPORS UNDER FIRE CONDITIONS.

Accidental Release

Spill Release Procedures:TAKE UP WITH SAND OR OTHER ABSORBENT MATERIAL.
APPLY UNIVERSAL GELLING AGENT TO IMMOBILIZE SPILL AS REQUIRED.
VENTILATE AND EVACUATE AREA. ELIMINATE ALL SOURCES OF IGNITION.
NEUTRALIZE & WASH RESIDUE WITH WATER. PLACE INTO DISPOSAL
CONTAINER.
Neutralizing Agent:CEMENT POWDER OR FLY ASH

Handling

Handling and Storage Precautions:STORE IN A COOL, DRY, WELL VENTILATED
AREA AWAY FROM IGNITION SOURCES. KEEP CONTAINER CLOSED WHEN NOT IN
USE. PROTECT AGAINST PHYSICAL DAMAGE.
Other Precautions:MAY BE IGNITED BY HEAT, SPARKS OR FLAMES. CONTAINER
MAY EXPLODE IN HEAT OF FIRE. VAPOR EXPLOSION HAZARD INDOORS,
OUTDOORS OR IN SEWERS. RUN-OFF TO SEWER MAY CREATE FIRE OR
EXPLOSION HAZARD.

Exposure Controls

Respiratory Protection:SELECT NIOSH/MSHA APPROVED RESPIRATOR BASED ON
CONTAMINATION LEVELS FOUND IN THE WORK PLACE. SELF-CONTAINED
BREATHING APPARATUS OR SUPPLIED AIR RESPIRATOR IS RECOMMENDED FOR
MOST CASES.
Ventilation:PROVIDE LOCAL EXHAUST OR PROCESS ENCLOSURE VENTILATION TO
MEET PEL/TLV. USE EXPLOSION-PROOF EQUIPMENT.
Protective Gloves:BUTYL OR NITRILE RUBBER.
Eye Protection:SPLASH PROOF SAFETY GOGGLES/FACESHIELD.
Other Protective Equipment:PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT TO PREVENT
ANY POSSIBLITY OF SKIN CONTACT. EYE WASH STATION & SAFETY SHOWER.
Work Hygienic Practices:WASH THOROUGHLY AFTER USE AND BEFORE EATING OR
SMOKING. LAUNDER CONTAMINATED CLOTHING BEFORE REUSE.
Supplemental Safety and Health
THIS MATERIAL CONTAINS METHANOL WHICH MAY CAUSE BLINDNESS AND/OR DEATH
IF INGESTED. HCC WAS DETERMINED BASED ON HIERCHY TABLE B-3 IN DLAI
4145.11/TM 38-410/NAVSUP PUB 573/AFJMAN 23-209/MCO 4450.12A

Chemical Properties

HCC:F4
Boiling Pt:B.P. Text:205F,96C
Melt/Freeze Pt:M.P/F.P Text:5F,-15C
Vapor Density:1.0
Spec Gravity:1.03
pH:2.8/4.
Solubility in Water:COMPLETE
Appearance and Odor:CLEAR COLORLESS LIQUID, PUNGENT ODOR

Stability

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
STRONG OXIDIZING AGENTS, ACIDS, BASES, ANILINE, PHENOL
Stability Condition to Avoid:HIGH TEMPERATURES, SPARKS, AND OPEN FLAMES
Hazardous Decomposition Products:THERMAL DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS MAY
INCLUDE UNBURNED FORMALDEHYDE, UNBURNED METHYL ALCOHOL, AND OXIDES
OF CARBON.
Conditions to Avoid Polymerization:MAY UNDERGO A NON-HAZARDOUS
SELF-POLYMERIZATION TO FORM PARAFORMALDEHYDE OR MAY REACT VIOLENTLY
WITH ANILINE OR PHENOL.

Disposal

Waste Disposal Methods:DISPOSE I/A/W ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE &
LOCAL REGULATIONS. INCINERATION RECOMMENDED.

Toxicology

Toxicological Information:NOT PROVIDED

Other Information

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Ecology

Ecological:NOT PROVIDED

Transport

Transport Information:NOT PROVIDED

Regulatory

SARA Title III Information:NOT PROVIDED
Federal Regulatory Information:NOT PROVIDED
State Regulatory Information:NOT PROVIDED