MSDS: Butanol

BUTANOL, 19430

This is a Material Safety Data Sheet for Butanol, an alternative fuel that can be made from any biological materials by a bacteria first utilized to make the ingredients for TNT.



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Section 1 - Product and Company Identification
BUTANOL, 19430

Product Identification: BUTANOL, 19430
Date of MSDS: 01/01/1996 Technical Review Date: 08/19/1996
FSC: 6810 NIIN: LIIN: 00N072361
Submitter: N EN
Status Code: C
MFN: 01
Article: N
Kit Part: N

Manufacturer's Information

Manufacturer's Name: SIGMA CHEMICAL CO
Post Office Box: 14508
Manufacturer's Address1:
Manufacturer's Address2: ST LOUIS, MO 63178
Manufacturer's Country: US
General Information Telephone: 314-771-5765
Emergency Telephone: 314-771-5765
Emergency Telephone: 314-771-5765
MSDS Preparer's Name: N/P
Proprietary: N
Reviewed: N
Published: Y
CAGE: 21076
Special Project Code: N

Contractor Information

Contractor's Name: SIGMA CHEMICAL COMPANY
Contractor's Address1: 3050 SPRUCE ST
Contractor's Address2: ST LOUIS, MO 63178
Contractor's Telephone: 314-771-5765
Contractor's CAGE: 21076

Section 2 - Compositon/Information on Ingredients
BUTANOL, 19430

Ingredient Name: BUTYL ALCOHOL; (BUTANOL) (SARA 313) (CERCLA)
Ingredient CAS Number: 71-36-3 Ingredient CAS Code: M
RTECS Number: EO1400000 RTECS Code: M
=WT: =WT Code:
=Volume: =Volume Code:
>WT: >WT Code:
>Volume: >Volume Code:
<WT: <WT Code:
<Volume: <Volume Code:
% Low WT: % Low WT Code:
% High WT: % High WT Code:
% Low Volume: % Low Volume Code:
% High Volume: % High Volume Code:
% Text: 100
% Enviromental Weight:
Other REC Limits: N/K
OSHA PEL: 100 PPM OSHA PEL Code: M
OSHA STEL: OSHA STEL Code:
ACGIH TLV: C 50 PPM, S ACGIH TLV Code: M
ACGIH STEL: N/P ACGIH STEL Code:
EPA Reporting Quantity: 5000 LBS
DOT Reporting Quantity: 5000 LBS
Ozone Depleting Chemical: N


Section 3 - Hazards Identification, Including Emergency Overview
BUTANOL, 19430

Health Hazards Acute & Chronic: ACUTE: HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED, INHALED/ABSORBED THRU SKIN. CAUSES SEV IRRIT. HIGH CONCS ARE EXTREMELY DESTRUCTIVE TO TISS OF MUC MEMB & UPPER RESP TRACT, EYES & SKIN. SYMPS OF EXPOS MAY INCLUDE BURNING SENSATION, COUGHING, WHEEZING, LARYNGITIS, SHORTNESS OF BRTH, HDCH, NAUS & VOMIT. CAN CAUSE CNS (EFTS OF OVEREXPOSURE)

Signs & Symptoms of Overexposure:
HLTH HAZ: DEPRESS. EXPOS CAN CAUSE GI DISTURB. TARGET ORGANS: CNS, EARS, LIVER, KIDNEYS, BLOOD. TARGET ORGAN DATA: SENSE ORGANS & SPEC SENSES (OTHER OLFACTION EFTS, CONJUNCTIVA IRRIT); LUNGS, THORAX/R ESP (OTHER CHANGES); GI (OTHER CHANGES); LIVER (FATTY LIVER DEGENERATION); KIDNEY, URETER, BLADDER (OTHER (SUP DAT)

Medical Conditions Aggravated by Exposure:
NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.

LD50 LC50 Mixture: LD50 (ORAL RAT): 790 MG/KG.
Route of Entry Indicators:
Inhalation: YES
Skin: YES
Ingestion: YES
Carcenogenicity Indicators
NTP: NO
IARC: NO
OSHA: NO
Carcinogenicity Explanation: NOT RELEVANT.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures
BUTANOL, 19430

First Aid:
EYES/SKIN: IMMED FLUSH W/COPIOUS AMTS OF WATER FOR AT LEAST 15 MIN WHILE REMOVING CONTAM CLTHG & SHOES. ASSURE ADEQ FLUSHING OF EYES BY SEPARATING EYELIDS W/FINGERS. INHAL: REMOVE TO FRESH AIR. IF NOT BRTHG, GIVE ARTF RESP. IF BRTHG IS DFCLT, GIVE OXYGEN. INGEST: WASH OUT MOUTH W/WATER PROVIDED PERS IS CONSCIOUS. CALL MD. WASH CONTAMINATED CLOTHING BEFORE REUSE.

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures
BUTANOL, 19430

Fire Fighting Procedures:
WEAR NIOSH APPROVED SCBA AND FULL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (FP N). USE WATER SPRAY TO COOL FIRE-EXPOSED CONTAINERS. FLAMMABLE LIQUID.
Unusual Fire or Explosion Hazard:
VAPOR MAY TRAVEL CONSIDERABLE DISTANCE TO SOURCE OF IGNITION AND FLASH BACK. CONTAINER EXPLOSION MAY OCCUR UNDER FIRE CONDITIONS.
Extinguishing Media:
USE CARBON DIOXIDE, DRY CHEM POWDER/APPROP FOAM. WATER SPRAY MAY BE EFFECTIVE FOR COOLING, BUT MAY NOT EFFECT EXTING.
Flash Point: Flash Point Text: 95.0F,35.0C
Autoignition Temperature:
Autoignition Temperature Text: N/A
Lower Limit(s): 1.4%
Upper Limit(s): 11.2%

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures
BUTANOL, 19430

Spill Release Procedures:
EVACUATE AREA. SHUT OFF ALL SOURCES OF IGNIT. WEAR NIOSH APPROVED SCBA, RUB BOOTS, & HEAVY RUB GLOVES. COVER W/ACTIVATED CARBON ABSORB, TAKE UP & PLACE IN CLOSED CONTRS. TRANSPORT OUTDOORS. VENT AREA & WASH SPILL SITE AFTER MATL PICKUP IS COMPLETE.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage
BUTANOL, 19430

Handling and Storage Precautions:

Other Precautions:


Section 8 - Exposure Controls & Personal Protection
BUTANOL, 19430

Repiratory Protection:
WEAR APPROPRIATE NIOSH APPROVED RESPIRATOR.
Ventilation:
USE ONLY IN A CHEMICAL FUME HOOD.
Protective Gloves:
CHEMICAL-RESISTANT GLOVES.
Eye Protection: ANSI APPRVD CHEM WORKERS GOGGS (FP N).
Other Protective Equipment: EMERGENCY EYEWASH & DELUGE SHOWER MEETING ANSI DESIGN CRITERIA (FP N). WEAR PROTECTIVE CLOTHING.
Work Hygenic Practices: WASH THOROUGHLY AFTER HANDLING.
Supplemental Health & Safety Information: EFTS OF OVEREXP: CHANGES); BLOOD (HEMORRHAGE, OTHER CHANGES). FIRST AID PROC: WASH CONTAMINATED CLOTHING BEFORE REUSE.

Section 9 - Physical & Chemical Properties
BUTANOL, 19430

HCC:
NRC/State License Number:
Net Property Weight for Ammo:
Boiling Point: Boiling Point Text: 244F,118C
Melting/Freezing Point: Melting/Freezing Text: -130F,-90C
Decomposition Point: Decomposition Text: N/K
Vapor Pressure: 4 @ 20C Vapor Density: 2.55
Percent Volatile Organic Content:
Specific Gravity: 0.810
Volatile Organic Content Pounds per Gallon:
pH: N/K
Volatile Organic Content Grams per Liter:
Viscosity: N/P
Evaporation Weight and Reference: N/K
Solubility in Water: N/K
Appearance and Odor: COLORLESS LIQUID
Percent Volatiles by Volume: N/K
Corrosion Rate: N/K

Section 10 - Stability & Reactivity Data
BUTANOL, 19430

Stability Indicator: YES
Materials to Avoid:
ACID CHLORIDES, ACID ANHYDRIDES, OXIDIZING AGENTS, REDUCING AGENTS, COPPER, COPPER ALLOYS, ALUMINUM, ALKALI METALS.
Stability Condition to Avoid:
NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
TOXIC FUMES OF: CARBON MONOXIDE, CARBON DIOXIDE.
Hazardous Polymerization Indicator: NO
Conditions to Avoid Polymerization:
NOT RELEVANT.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information
BUTANOL, 19430

Toxicological Information:
N/P

Section 12 - Ecological Information
BUTANOL, 19430

Ecological Information:
N/P

Section 13 - Disposal Considerations
BUTANOL, 19430

Waste Disposal Methods:
BURN IN A CHEMICAL INCINERATOR EQUIPPED WITH AN AFTERBURNER AND SCRUBBER BUT EXERT EXTRA CARE IN IGNITING AS THIS MATERIAL IS HIGHLY FLAMMABLE. OBSERVE ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL REGUL ATIONS.

Section 14 - MSDS Transport Information
BUTANOL, 19430

Transport Information:
N/P

Section 15 - Regulatory Information
BUTANOL, 19430

SARA Title III Information:
N/P
Federal Regulatory Information:
N/P
State Regulatory Information:
N/P

Section 16 - Other Information
BUTANOL, 19430

Other Information:
N/P
HAZCOM Label Information
Product Identification: BUTANOL, 19430
CAGE: 21076
Assigned Individual: N
Company Name: SIGMA CHEMICAL COMPANY
Company PO Box:
Company Street Address1: 3050 SPRUCE ST
Company Street Address2: ST LOUIS, MO 63178 US
Health Emergency Telephone: 314-771-5765
Label Required Indicator: Y
Date Label Reviewed: 08/19/1996
Status Code: C
Manufacturer's Label Number:
Date of Label: 08/19/1996
Year Procured: N/K
Organization Code: G
Chronic Hazard Indicator: N
Eye Protection Indicator: YES
Skin Protection Indicator: YES
Respiratory Protection Indicator: YES
Signal Word: DANGER
Health Hazard: Severe
Contact Hazard: Severe
Fire Hazard: Severe
Reactivity Hazard: Slight

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