1. Identification of the substance/preparation and of the company/undertaking



Trade name                                                 Fluidar 70/914

 

Synonyms                                                   Solumix, Shellsol X7B

 

Use                                                                Solvents, raw material for printing inks and printing ink

                                                                        additives

 

            Company                                                     Rolfes Chemicals

                                    A Division of Rolfes Group of Companies

                                    Cnr Brammer and Strachan, Industries East

                                    Germiston

                  Information (Product safety)                Telephone: +27 11 873 0157 Fax: +27 11 8738480

                  Emergency telephone                             South Africa +27 (0)86 044 44 11

 

 

2. Composition/information on ingredients



toluene

Contents: 42.96 %W/W

CAS-No. 108-88-3                                     Index-No. 601-021-00-3                         EC-No. 203-625-9

Symbol(s) F, Xn                        R-phrase(s) -R11 -R38 -R48/20 -R63 -R65 -R67

 

m-xylene

Contents: 14.39 %W/W

CAS-No. 108-38-3                   Index-No. 601-022-00-9                        EC-No. 203-576-3

Symbol(s) Xn                            R-phrase(s) -R10 -R20/21 -R38

 

p-xylene

Contents: 6.72 %W/W

CAS-No. 106-42-3                                     Index-No. 601-022-00-9                         EC-No. 203-396-5

Symbol(s) Xn                            R-phrase(s) -R10 -R20/21 -R38

 

o-xylene

Contents: 6.39 %W/W

CAS-No. 95-47-6                     Index-No. 601-022-00-9                         EC-No. 202-422-2

Symbol(s) Xn                            R-phrase(s) -R10 -R20/21 -R38

 

ethylbenzene

Contents: 6.08 %W/W

CAS-No. 100-41-4                                     Index-No. 601-023-00-4                         EC-No. 202-849-4

Symbol(s) F, Xn                        R-phrase(s) -R11 -R20

 

heptane [and isomers]

Contents: 4.03 %W/W

CAS-No. 589-34-4                                     Index-No. 601-008-00-2                         EC-No. 209-643-3

Symbol(s) F, Xn, N                   R-phrase(s) -R11 -R38 -R50/53 -R65 -R67

 

heptane [and isomers]

Contents: 3.76 %W/W

CAS-No. 142-82-5                                     Index-No. 601-008-00-2                         EC-No. 205-563-8

Symbol(s) F, Xn, N                   R-phrase(s) -R11 -R38 -R50/53 -R65 -R67

 

n-hexane

Contents: 2.26 %W/W

CAS-No. 110-54-3                                     Index-No. 601-037-00-0                         EC-No. 203-777-6

Symbol(s) F, Xn, N                   R-phrase(s) -R11 -R38 -R48/20 -R62 -R65 -R67 -R51/53

 

heptane [and isomers]

Contents: 2.22 %W/W

CAS-No. 591-76-4                                     Index-No. 601-008-00-2                         EC-No. 209-730-6

Symbol(s) F, Xn, N                   R-phrase(s) -R11 -R38 -R50/53 -R65 -R67

 

hexane, mixture of isomers (containing < 5 % n-hexane (203-777-6))

Contents: 0.84 %W/W

CAS-No. 107-83-5                                     Index-No. 601-007-00-7                         EC-No. 203-523-4

Symbol(s) F, Xn, N                   R-phrase(s) -R11 -R38 -R51/53 -R65 -R67

 

hexane, mixture of isomers (containing < 5 % n-hexane (203-777-6))

Contents: 0.76 %W/W

CAS-No. 96-14-0                     Index-No. 601-007-00-7                         EC-No. 202-481-4

Symbol(s) F, Xn, N                   R-phrase(s) -R11 -R38 -R51/53 -R65 -R67

 

pentane

Contents: 0.16 %W/W

CAS-No. 109-66-0                                     Index-No. 601-006-00-1                         EC-No. 203-692-4

Symbol(s) F+, Xn, N                R-phrase(s) -R12 -R51/53 -R65 -R66 -R67

 

isopentane; 2-methylbutane

Contents: 0.12 %W/W

CAS-No. 78-78-4                     Index-No. 601-006-00-1                         EC-No. 201-142-8

Symbol(s) F+, Xn, N                R-phrase(s) -R12 -R51/53 -R65 -R66 -R67

 

For the full text of the R phrases mentioned in this Section, see Section 16.

 

 

3. Hazards identification



Identification of the risks

R11                                                                Highly flammable.

R20/21                                                          Harmful by inhalation and in contact with skin.

R38                                                                Irritating to skin.

R48/20                                                          Harmful: danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure

                                                                        through inhalation.

R51/53                                                          Toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in

                                                                        the aquatic environment.

R63                                                                Possible risk of harm to the unborn child.

R65                                                                Harmful: may cause lung damage if swallowed.

 

 

4. First aid measures



                  General advice                                          Call a physician immediately.

 

                  Inhalation                                                     Move to fresh air in case of accidental inhalation of vapours. If

                                                                                          breathing is irregular or stopped, administer artificial

                                                                                          respiration. Monitor breathing, seek medical advice

                                                                                          immediately.

                 

                  Skin contact                                               Wash off immediately with plenty of water for at least 15

                                                                                          minutes. Call a physician immediately.

 

                  Eye contact                                                Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids,

                                                                                          for at least 15 minutes. Remove contact lenses. Call a

                                                                                          physician immediately.

 

                  Ingestion                                                      If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately and show this

                                                                                          container or label. Prevent vomiting if possible. If a person

                                                                                          vomits when lying on his back, place him in the recovery

                                                                                          position. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious

                                                                                          person.

 

 

5. Fire-fighting measures



                  Suitable extinguishing                            Foam, Dry powder

                  media

 

Specific hazards during                          Flash back possible over considerable distance.

fire fighting

 

Special protective                                                      Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit.

equipment for firefighters

 

Further information                                  Cool containers / tanks with water spray.

 

 

6. Accidental release measures



                  Personal precautions                              Keep people away from and upwind of spill/leak. Remove all

                                                                                          sources of ignition. Do not breathe vapours or spray mist.

 

Environmental                                                              Prevent product from entering drains. Prevent further leakage

precautions                                                                  or spillage if safe to do so.

 

Methods for cleaning up                                          Soak up with inert absorbent material and dispose of as

                                                                                          hazardous waste.

 

Additional advice                                                       Never return spills in original containers for re-use.

 

 

7. Handling and storage

Handling

Safe handling advice                               Avoid inhalation of vapour or mist. Provide sufficient air

                                                                        exchange and/or exhaust in work rooms. Wear personal

                                                                        protective equipment.

 

Advice on protection                               Keep away from heat and sources of ignition. Use only

against fire and explosion                     explosion-proof equipment.

 

Storage                                                         Keep containers tightly closed in a dry, cool and well-ventilated

Requirements for storage                     place

areas and containers

 

                                                                       

8. Exposure controls / personal protection



Components with workplace control parameters

 

NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS

 

EUROPEAN OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS

Components



Type



Control

parameters



Update



Basis

 



M-XYLENE



TWA

TWA

STEL

STEL



221 mg/m3

50 ppm

442 mg/m3

100 ppm



02 2006

02 2006

02 2006

02 2006



EU Exposure Limit Values

EU Exposure Limit Values

EU Exposure Limit Values

EU Exposure Limit Values



P-XYLENE



TWA

TWA

STEL

STEL



221 mg/m3

50 ppm

442 mg/m3

100 ppm



02 2006

02 2006

02 2006

02 2006



EU Exposure Limit Values

EU Exposure Limit Values

EU Exposure Limit Values

EU Exposure Limit Values



O-XYLENE



TWA

TWA

STEL

STEL



221 mg/m3

50 ppm

442 mg/m3

100 ppm



02 2006

02 2006

02 2006

02 2006



EU Exposure Limit Values

EU Exposure Limit Values

EU Exposure Limit Values

EU Exposure Limit Values



ETHYLBENZENE



TWA

TWA

STEL

STEL



442 mg/m3

100 ppm

884 mg/m3

200 ppm



05 2003

05 2003

05 2003

05 2003



EU Exposure Limit Values

EU Exposure Limit Values

EU Exposure Limit Values

EU Exposure Limit Values



N-HEPTANE



TWA

TWA



2,085 mg/m3

500 ppm



02 2006

02 2006



EU Exposure Limit Values

EU Exposure Limit Values



N-HEPTANE



 



2,085 mg/m3

500 ppm



05 2003

05 2003



EU Exposure Limit Values

EU Exposure Limit Values



N-HEPTANE



TWA

TWA



2,085 mg/m3

500 ppm



02 2006

02 2006



EU Exposure Limit Values

EU Exposure Limit Values



 

 

 

Engineering measures

Provide sufficient air exchange and/or exhaust in work rooms.

 

Personal protective equipment

 

Respiratory protection                           Respirator with a vapour filter (EN 141)

 

Hand protection                                        Solvent-resistant gloves

 

Eye protection                                          Safety glasses with side-shields

 

Skin and body protection                       protective suit, Safety shoes

 

Hygiene measures                                   Wash hands before breaks and immediately after handling the

                                                                        product.

 

Protective measures                               Wear suitable protective equipment.

9. Physical and chemical properties



Form                                                              liquid

Colour                                                           colourless

pH                                                                   not applicable

pourpoint                                                     < -40 °C

Boiling point/range                                   110 °C; start of boiling

Flash point                                                  8.1 °C; ASTM D 93; closed cup

Autoignition temperature                       500 °C

Lower explosion limit                               1.2 %(V)

Upper explosion limit                               7.4 %(V)

Vapour pressure                                       50 hPa; 20 °C

Density                                                         0.813 g/cm3; 20 °C

Bulk density                                               no data available

Water solubility                                         immiscible, insoluble

Solubility in other                                      Medium: Diethylether; slightly soluble

solvents

Viscosity, dynamic                                   0.62 mPa.s

Viscosity, kinematic                                no data available

Relative vapour density                         3.3

 

 

10. Stability and reactivity



Materials to avoid                                                       Oxidizing agents, Reducing agents

 

Hazardous                                                   Carbon oxides

decomposition products

 

 

11. Toxicological information



Acute oral toxicity                                    Toluene:

                                                                        LD50 rat: 5,000 mg/kg; literature value

 

                                                                        Xylenes:

                                                                        LD50 rat: 4,300 mg/kg; literature value

                                   

                                                                        Xylenes:

                                                                        LD50 mouse: 2,119 mg/kg; literature value

 

Acute inhalation toxicity                        Toluene:

                                                                        LC50 mouse: 5,320 mg/l; literature value

 

                                                                        Xylenes:

                                                                        LC50 rat: 50,000 mg/l; literature value; 4 h

 

Acute dermal toxicity                              Toluene:

                                                                        LD50 rat: 12,124 mg/kg; literature value

                                                                        Xylenes:

                                                                        LD50 rabbit: > 17,000 mg/kg; literature value

 

 

12. Ecological information



Ecotoxicity effects

                  Toxicity to fish                         Toluene:

                                                                        LC50 Pimephales promelas: 34.27 mg/l; 96 h; literature value

                                   

                                                                        Toluene:

                                                                        LC50 Poecilia reticulata: 59.3 mg/l; 96 h; literature value

 

                                                                        Toluene:

                                                                        LC50 Cyprinodon variegatus: 277 mg/l; 96 h; literature value

                                                                       

                                                                        Xylenes:

                                                                        LC50 Salmo gairdneri: 13.5 mg/l; 96 h; literature value

 

                                                                        Xylenes:

                                                                        Pimephales promelas: 42 mg/l; 96 h; literature value

 

Toxicity to daphnia and                          Toluene:

other aquatic                                              LC50 Daphnia magna: 313 mg/l; 48 h; literature value.

invertebrates

                                                                       

 

13. Disposal considerations



Product                                                         Dispose of in accordance with local regulations.

Contaminated packaging                      Store containers and offer for recycling of material when in

                                                                        accordance with the local regulations.

 

 

14. Transport information



ADR                                                               UN-No.: 3295; Class: 3; Packaging group: II; F1; Description of

                                                                        the goods: HYDROCARBONS, LIQUID, N.O.S.

                                                                        (toluene, xylene)

 

RID                                                                 UN-No.: 3295; Class: 3; Packaging group: II; F1; Description of

                                                                        the goods: HYDROCARBONS, LIQUID, N.O.S.

                                                                        (toluene, xylene)

 

ADNR                                                            UN-No.: 3295; Class: 3; Packaging group: II; F1; Description of

                                                                        the goods: HYDROCARBONS, LIQUID, N.O.S.

                                                                        (toluene, xylene)

 

IMDG                                                              UN-No.: 3295; Class: 3; EmS: F-E, S-D; Packaging group: II;

                                                                        Description of the goods: HYDROCARBONS, LIQUID, N.O.S.

                                                                        (toluene, xylene)

 

ICAO/IATA                                                    UN-No. : 3295; Class: 3; Packaging group: II; Description of the

                                                                        goods: Hydrocarbons, liquid, n.o.s.

                                                                        (toluene, xylene)

 

 

 

 

 

 

15. Regulatory information



Labelling

                                       

 

Regulatory base                                                         1999/45/EC

 

Symbol(s)                                                                      F: Highly flammable

                                                                                          Xn: Harmful

                                                                                          N: Dangerous for the environment

 

R-phrase(s)                                                                  R11: Highly flammable.

                                                                                          R20/21: Harmful by inhalation and in contact with skin.

                                                                                          R38: Irritating to skin.

                                                                                          R48/20: Harmful: danger of serious damage to health by

                                                                                          prolonged exposure through inhalation.

                                                                                          R51/53: Toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term

                                                                                          adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

                                                                                          R63: Possible risk of harm to the unborn child.

                                                                                          R65: Harmful: may cause lung damage if swallowed.

 

S-phrase(s)                                                                   S 9: Keep container in a well-ventilated place.

                                                                                          S16: Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking.

                                                                                          S23: Do not breathe gas/fumes/vapour/spray.

                                                                                          S33: Take precautionary measures against static discharges.

                                                                                          S60: This material and its container must be disposed of as

                                                                                          hazardous waste.

                                                                                          S62: If swallowed, do not induce vomiting: seek medical advice

                                                                                          immediately and show this container or label.

                                                                                          S 3/7: Keep container tightly closed in a cool place.

                                                                                          S36/37: Wear suitable protective clothing and gloves.

 

Hazardous components                                           toluene

which must be listed on                                            m-xylene

the label                                                                         p-xylene

                                                                                          o-xylene

                                                                                         

 

16. Other information



Full text of R-phrases referred to under sections 2 and 3

R10                                                                Flammable.

R11                                                                Highly flammable.

R12                                                                Extremely flammable.

R20                                                                Harmful by inhalation.

R20/21                                                          Harmful by inhalation and in contact with skin.

R38                                                                Irritating to skin.

R48/20                                                          Harmful: danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure

                                                                        through inhalation.

R50/53                                                          Very toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects

                                                                        in the aquatic environment.

R51/53                                                          Toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the

                                                                        aquatic environment.

R62                                                                Possible risk of impaired fertility.

R63                                                                Possible risk of harm to the unborn child.

R65                                                                Harmful: may cause lung damage if swallowed.

R66                                                                Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking.

R67                                                                Vapours may cause drowsiness and dizziness.

 

 

All reasonable efforts were exercised to compile this MSDS in accordance with ISO 11014 and ANSIZ400.1.1993. The MSDS provides information regarding the health, safety and environmental hazards, at the date of issue, to facilitate the safe receipt, use and handling of the product in the workplace. Since Rolfes Chemicals cannot anticipate or control all conditions under which the product may be handled, used and received in the workplace, it remains the obligation of each user, receiver or handler to, prior to usage, review this MSDS in the context within which the product will be received, handled or used in the workplace. The user, handler or receiver must ensure that the necessary mitigating measures are in place as regards health and safety. This does not substitute the need or requirement for any relevant risk assessments to be conducted.

 

It further remains the responsibility of the receiver, handler or user to communicate such information to all relevant parties that may be involved in the receipt, use or handling of the product. Although all reasonable efforts were exercised in the compilation of this MSDS, Rolfes Chemicals does not expressly warrant the accuracy or assume any liability for the incompleteness of the information contained herein or any advice given. The product is sold and risk passes in accordance with the specific terms and conditions of sale.