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


                  Trade name                                                 Foundry Spirits

                  Synonyms                                                   Foundry Spirits

                  Use                                                                Solvents

                  Company                                                     Rolfes Chemicals

                                    A Division of Rolfes Group of Companies

                                    Cnr Brammer and Strachan, Industries East


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



2. Composition/information on ingredients

Preparation on the base:


ethanol; ethyl alcohol

Contents: 89.07 %W/W


CAS-No. 64-17-5                     Index-No. 603-002-00-5                         EC-No. 200-578-6

Symbol(s) F                               R-phrase(s) -R11



butan-1-ol; n-butanol

Contents: 2.42 %W/W


CAS-No. 71-36-3                     Index-No. 603-004-00-6                         EC-No. 200-751-6

Symbol(s) Xn                            R-phrase(s) -R10 -R22 -R37/38 -R41 -R67



propan-2-ol; isopropyl alcohol; isopropanol

Contents: 2.21 %W/W


CAS-No. 67-63-0                     Index-No. 603-117-00-0                         EC-No. 200-661-7

Symbol(s) F, Xi                         R-phrase(s) -R11 -R36 -R67




Contents: 1.53 %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



octane [and isomers]

Contents: 0.59 %W/W


CAS-No. 111-65-9                                     Index-No. 601-009-00-8                         EC-No. 203-892-1

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



heptane [and isomers]

Contents: 0.55 %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



heptane [and isomers]

Contents: 0.11 %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


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.

R52/53                                                          Harmful to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the                                                            aquatic environment.



4. First aid measures


Inhalation                                                     Move to fresh air in case of accidental inhalation of vapours.If breathing is                                                            irregular or stopped, administer artificial               respiration. If symptoms persist,                                                                   call a physician.


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. Call a physician immediately.



5. Fire-fighting measures


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



Specific hazards during                          Flash back possible over considerable distance. Do not allow run-off from fire fighting                                                      fire fighting to enter drains or water courses.


Special protective                                    In the event of fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus. Use personal equipment for firefighters                          protective equipment


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 spillage if precautions                                                      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



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



                  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






Control parameters





2,085 mg/m3EU 500 ppm

05 2003

05 2003

EU Exposure Limit Values EU Exposure Limit Values




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         In case of insufficient ventilation wear 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     Safety shoes, protective suit


                  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; at 20 °C; 1,013 hPa

Colour                                                           colourless

pH                                                                   neutral

Melting point/range                                  -88.5 °C

Boiling point/range                                   75 °C

Flash point                                                  12 °C; closed cup

Autoignition temperature                       343 °C

Lower explosion limit                               3.3 %(V)

Upper explosion limit                               19 %(V)

Density                                                         0.791 g/cm3

Water solubility                                         completely miscible, completely soluble

Solubility in other                                      Medium: Diethylether; completely soluble


Solubility in other                                      Medium: Methanol; completely soluble


Solubility in other                                      Medium: acetone; completely soluble


Viscosity, dynamic                                   36.1 mPa.s

Relative vapour density                         2.6



10. Stability and reactivity


Materials to avoid                                     Oxidizing agents, Acids and bases

Hazardous                                                   Carbon oxides

decomposition products



11. Toxicological information

Acute oral toxicity                                    Ethanol:

                                                                        LD50 rat: 7,060 mg/kg; literature value


Isopropyl alcohol:

LD50 rat: 5,045 mg/kg; literature value


Isopropyl alcohol:

LD50 rabbit: 6,410 mg/kg; literature value


Acute inhalation toxicity                        Ethanol:

LC50 rat: 66,000 mg/l; literature value; 4 h


Isopropyl alcohol:

LC50 rat: 16,000 mg/l; literature value; 8 h


Acute dermal toxicity                              Ethanol:

LDLo rabbit: 20,000 mg/kg; literature value

Isopropyl alcohol:

LD50 rabbit: 12,800 mg/kg; literature value




12. Ecological information


Ecotoxicity effects

                  Toxicity to fish                         Ethanol:

                                                                        LC50 Pimephales promelas: 15,300 mg/l; 96 h; literature value


Isopropyl alcohol:

LC50 Poecilia reticulata: 7,060 mg/l; 7 d; literature value


Isopropyl alcohol:

LC50 Pimephales promelas: 9,640 mg/l; 96 h; literature value



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.: 1993; Class: 3; Packaging group: II; F1; Description of the goods:                                                             FLAMMABLE LIQUID, N.O.S.

                                                                        (ethanol, iso-propanol)


RID                                                                 UN-No.: 1993; Class: 3; Packaging group: II; F1; Description of the goods:                                                            FLAMMABLE LIQUID, N.O.S.

                                                                        (ethanol, iso-propanol)


ADNR                                                            UN-No.: 1993; Class: 3; Packaging group: II; F1; Description of the goods:                                                             FLAMMABLE LIQUID, N.O.S.

                                                                        (ethanol, iso-propanol)


IMDG                                                              UN-No.: 1993; Class: 3; EmS: F-E, S-E; Packaging group: II; Description                                                                  of the goods: FLAMMABLE LIQUID, N.O.S.

                                                                        (ethanol, iso-propanol)



15. Regulatory information





Regulatory base                                       1999/45/EC

Symbol(s)                                                    F: Highly flammable

R-phrase(s)                                                R11: Highly flammable.

R52/53: Harmful to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term

adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

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

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

S33: Take precautionary measures against static discharges.

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

hazardous waste.



16. Other information


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


R10                                                                Flammable.

R11                                                                Highly flammable.

R22                                                                Harmful if swallowed.

R36                                                                Irritating to eyes.

R37/38                                                          Irritating to respiratory system and skin.

R38                                                                Irritating to skin.

R41                                                                Risk of serious damage to eyes.

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.

R52/53                                                          Harmful 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.

R67                                                                Vapours may cause drowsiness and dizziness.



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, Sasol 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.