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



Trade name                                                   Foundry Solvent

 

Synonyms                                                     Methanol, Methanol, Wood alcohol, Methyl alcohol, Methyl

                                                                        hydroxide, Methylol, Monohydroxymethane, Wood

                                                                        naphtha, Wood spirit, Sasolburg

 

            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. Hazards identification



 

Identification of the risks

                  R11                                                Highly flammable.

                  R23/24/25                    Toxic by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed.

                  R39/23/24/25                                 Toxic: danger of very serious irreversible effects through inhalation, in

                                                                        contact with skin and if swallowed.

 

3. Composition/information on ingredients



 

methanol

Contents:                   99.99 %W/W

 

CAS-No. 67-56-1                           Index-No. 603-001-00-X                                 EC-No. 200-659-6

Symbol(s) F, T                            R-phrase(s) -R11 -R23/24/25 -R39/23/24/25

 

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

 

 

4. First aid measures



 

General advice                                              First aider needs to protect himself.

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. If skin irritation persists, call a physician.

 

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

                                                                        for at least 15 minutes. Remove contact lenses. If eye irritation

                                                                        persists, consult a specialist.

 

Ingestion                                                       Do not induce vomiting without medical advice. Never give

                                                                        anything by mouth to an unconscious person. If symptoms

                                                                        persist, call a physician.

 

 

5. Fire-fighting measures



 

Suitable extinguishing                                Alcohol-resistant foam, Dry chemical, Water spray

media

 

Specific hazards during                             Flash back possible over considerable distance. Do not allow

fire fighting                                                    run-off from fire fighting to enter drains or water courses.

 

Special protective                                         In the event of fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

equipment for                                               Use personal protective equipment.

fire-fighters

                                                                       

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 or

precautions                                                   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                 Do not breathe vapours or spray mist. Wear personal protective

                                                                        equipment.

                 

                  Advice on protection                 Keep away from open flames, hot surfaces and sources of

                  against fire and explosion        ignition. Use explosion-proof equipment.

 

Storage

                  Requirements for storage         Keep containers tightly closed in a cool, well-ventilated place.

                  areas and containers

 

8. Exposure controls/personal protection



Components with workplace control parameters

 

NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS

Components



Type



Control

parameters



Update



Basis

 



METHYL ALCOHOL

METHANOL

METHYL ALCOHOL



TWA

TWA

STEL

STEL



260 mg/m3

200 ppm

310 mg/m3

250 ppm



1995

1995

1995

1995



South Africa RELs

South Africa RELs

South Africa RELs

South Africa RELs



 

 

EUROPEAN OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS

Components



Type



Control

parameters



Update



Basis

 



METHANOL



TWA

TWA



260 mg/m3

200 ppm



12 2009

12 2009



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              Suitable respiratory equipment:

                  Hand protection                         Gloves suitable for permanent contact:

                                                                                          Material: butyl-rubber

                                                                                          Break through time: 4 h

                                                                                          Material thickness: 0.5 mm

                                                                        unsuitable gloves

                                                                                          Material: Polyvinylchloride, leather, nitrile rubber/nitrile latex,

                                                                                          natural rubber/natural latex

 

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

state of matter                                                liquid

Colour                                                            colourless

Odour                                                            alcohol-like pungent

pH                                                                   7; neutral

Melting point/range                                     -97.8 °C

Boiling point/boiling                                   64.7 °C

range

Flash point                                                    12 °C; closed cup

Autoignition temperature                           463.89 °C

Lower explosion limit                                 6 %(V)

Upper explosion limit                                  36.5 %(V)

Vapour pressure                                          97.68 hPa; 20 °C

Density                                                           0.790 g/cm3; 20 °C

Water solubility                                             miscible

Partition coefficient:                                     log Pow: -0.8

n-octanol/water

Viscosity, dynamic                     0.614 mPa.s

Relative vapour density                               1.1

 

 

10. Stability and reactivity



Materials to avoid                                         Reducing agents, Oxidizing agents

 

Hazardous                                                     Carbon oxides

decomposition products

 

Thermal decomposition                             Stable under normal conditions.

 

 

11. Toxicological information



Acute oral toxicity                                         LD50 rat: 5,628 mg/kg;

Acute dermal toxicity                                   LD50 rabbit: 15,800 mg/kg;

 

 

12. Ecological information



Ecotoxicity effects

                  Toxicity to fish                            LC50 Pimephales promelas: 29.4 mg/l; 96 h; literature value

 

 

13. Disposal considerations



Product                                                          Dispose of as special waste in compliance with local and

                                                                        national regulations.

 

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

                                                                        accordance with the local regulations.

 

 

14. Transport information



ADR                                                                 UN-Number: 1230; Class: 3, (6.1); Packaging group: II; FT1;

                                                                        Description of the goods: METHANOL

 

RID                                                                  UN-Number: 1230; Class: 3, (6.1); Packaging group: II; FT1;

                                                                        Description of the goods: METHANOL

 

ADNR                                                              UN-Number: 1230; Class: 3, (6.1); Packaging group: II; FT1;

                                                                        Description of the goods: METHANOL

 

IMDG                                                               UN-Number: 1230; Class: 3, (6.1); EmS: F-E, S-D; MFAG: 19;

                                                                        Packaging group: II; Description of the goods: METHANOL

 

ICAO/IATA                                                      UN-Number : 1230; Class: 3, (6.1); Packaging group: II;

                                                                        Description of the goods: Methanol

 

 

15. Regulatory information



Labelling

                                                       

 

Regulatory base                                           67/548/EEC

 

Symbol(s)                                                      F: Highly flammable

                                                                        T: Toxic

 

R-phrase(s)                                                    R11: Highly flammable.

                                                                        R23/24/25: Toxic by inhalation, in contact with skin and if

                                                                        swallowed.

                                                                        R39/23/24/25: Toxic: danger of very serious irreversible effects

                                                                        through inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed.

 

S-phrase(s)                                                    S 7: Keep container tightly closed.

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

                                                                        S36/37: Wear suitable protective clothing and gloves.

                                                                        S45: In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical

                                                                        advice immediately (show the label where possible).

 

Hazardous components                             methanol

which must be listed on

the label

 

 

16. Other information



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

                  R11                                                Highly flammable.

                  R23/24/25                    Toxic by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed.

                  R39/23/24/25                                 Toxic: danger of very serious irreversible effects through inhalation, in

                                                                        contact with skin and if swallowed.

 

 

All reasonable efforts were exercised to compile this SDS 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 SDS 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 SDS, 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.