Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification



Products Name:                                                     Glycerine

Synonyms:                                                              Refined Glycerine

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

 

 

 

Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients



 

CAS#



Chemical Name:



%



EINECS#



56-81-5



1, 2, 3 – Propanetriol Glycerol



99.5%



200-289-5



Hazard Symbols:                                                   None

Risk Phrases:                                                         None

 

Section 3 - Hazards Identification



           EMERGENCY OVERVIEW

This product is not classified as hazardous according to Directive 67/548/EEC

           Potential Health Effects

Eye:                                            Concentrated solutions may cause mild irritation.

Skin:                                             May cause skin irritation. Heated product may cause burns on contact.

Ingestion:                                        May cause irritation of the digestive tract if a large amount is ingested.

Inhalation:                                         Not applicable at ambient temperature. May cause respiratory tract irritation if mist is inhaled.

Chronic:                                           Not available

 

Chemical Hazards

Contact of glycerine with strong oxidizing agents such as chromium trioxide, potassium chlorate, potassium permanganate, or other strong acids such as nitric acid may cause an explosion.

 

 

Section 4 - First Aid Measures



           Eyes:                                                             Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the                                                                                                 upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Skin:                                                                Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while                                                                                                   removing contaminated clothing and shoes.

           Ingestion:                                                            Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with water.

          Inhalation:                                                            Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give                                                                                          artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.

           Notes to Physician:                                 Treat symptomatically and supportively.

 

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures



General Information:                                          As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand,                                             MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear.

Extinguishing Media:                             Use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.

Hazardous Decomposition/                               At elevated temperatures there is a risk of exothermic polymerization (> 200°C).

Combustion Products:                                       At temperature > 280°C acrolein may be formed.

 

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures



           General Information:                                          Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.

Environmental                                            Should not be released into the environment. 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.

 

Section 7 - Handling and Storage



Handling:                                                                No special precautions required but avoid skin and eye contact. Prevent formation of mist. Eye and skin contact should be avoided if working at elevated temperatures.

Storage:                                                                  Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container to avoid moisture from the air. Can be stored in aluminum, stainless steel and fiber glass containers.

Other Recommendations:                                Avoid contact with strong oxidizing agents such as chromium trioxide, potassium chlorate, potassium permanganate, or other strong acids such as nitric acid.

 

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection



Engineering Controls:                                        Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash                                                                                             facility and a safety shower. Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne                                                                                                            concentrations low.

Exposure Limits                                                   CAS# 56-81-5:

 

Personal Protective Equipment

           Eyes:                                                             Wear chemical splash goggles.

           Skin:                                                              Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.

           Clothing:                                            Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.

           Respirators:                                               Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29 CFR 1910.134 or European                                                                                          Standard EN 149. Use a NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved                                                                                           respirator if exposure limits are exceeded or if irritation or other symptoms are                                                                                              experienced.

 

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties



 

Physical State:



Liquid



Color:



Water white



Odor:



Odorless



pH:



Neutral



Vapor Pressure:



0.0025 mmHg @ 50°C



Viscosity:



1410 mPa.s @ 20°C



Boiling Point:



290°C @ 760mmHg



Freezing/Melting Point:



Approx. 18°C



Autoignition Temperature:



Approx. 400°C



Flash Point:



198.9°C (PMCC)



Explosion Limits: Lower:



N/A



Explosion Limits: Upper:



N/A



Decomposition Temperature:



>280°C



Solubility in water:



Fully Soluble



Specific Gravity/Density:



1.26



Molecular Formula:



C3H8O3



Molecular Weight:



92.09

 





 

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity



 

Chemical Stability:



Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.



Conditions to Avoid:



Temperatures >200°C (polymerization/decomposition). Keep away from sources of ignition and naked flames.



Incompatibilities with

Other Materials:



Strong oxidizing agents and acids.



Hazardous Decomposition

 Products:



Acrolein (>280°C)



Hazardous Polymerization:



Will not occur.





 

 

Section 11 - Toxicological Information



 

RTECS#:



CAS# 56-81-5



LD50/LC50:



>2000 mg/kg (rat)



Skin:



Mildly irritating



Other:



See actual entry in RTECS for complete information.





 

Section 12 - Ecological Information



           Ecotoxicity:

           - Fish                               96h LC50: >5000 mg/l

           - Algae                            48h EC50: >2900 mg/l

           - Bacteria                       72h LC50: >10000 mg/l

 

           Mobility:                         Low potential for absorption into soil. Glycerine will partition to water primarily.

          

           Persistence and        Readily biodegradable (OECD 301).

           Degradability:

           Bioavailability:             Low bioaccumulation potential and is not expected to bioaccumulate.

          

Section 13 - Disposal Considerations



Dispose of in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local regulations.

 

Section 14 - Transport Information



 

 



IATA



IMO



RID/ADR



SHIPPING NAME



Not regulated.



Not regulated.



Not regulated.



HAZARD CLASS



Not regulated.



Not regulated



Not regulated



UN NO.



Not regulated.



Not regulated



Not regulated



PACKING GROUP



Not regulated.



Not regulated



Not regulated



 

Section 15 - Regulatory Information



 

European/International Regulations

European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives

Hazard Symbols:                                       None

Risk Phrases:                                            None

Safety Phrases:                                         None

 

WGK (Water Danger/Protection) :       CAS# 56-81-5: 1 Low hazard to water

Canada:                                                      CAS# 56-81-5 is listed on Canada's DSL List

 

US Federal:

TSCA :                                                           CAS# 56-81-5 is listed on the TSCA Inventory.

 

 

Section 16 - Other Information



 

The information above is believed to be accurate and represents the best information currently available to us. However, we make no warranty of merchantibility or any other warranty, express or implied, with respect to such information, and we assume no liability resulting from its use. Users should make their own investigations to determine the suitability of the information for their particular purposes. In no event shall the company be liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any third party or for lost profits or any special, indirect, incidental, consequential, or exemplary damages howsoever arising, even if the company has been advised of the possibility of such damage