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


Trade name                                                 Iso-propyl Alcohol


Synonyms                                                   Iso-propylol


Use                                                                Solvents, For industrial use only.


                  Company                                                     Rolfes Chemicals

                                    A Division of Rolfes Group of Companies

                                    Cnr Brammer and Strachan, Industries East


                  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.

R36 Irritating to eyes.

R67 Vapours may cause drowsiness and dizziness.



3. Composition/information on ingredients


Preparation on the base:


propan-2-ol; isopropyl alcohol; isopropanol

Contents: 87.013 %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


ethanol; ethyl alcohol

Contents: 12.771 %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


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



4. First aid measures


General advice                                          Victim to lie down in the recovery position, cover and keep him warm.


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

                                                                        symptoms persist, call a physician.


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

                                                                        contact lenses. Call a physician immediately.


Ingestion                                                      Do not induce vomiting without medical advice. Never give anything by

                                                                        mouth to an unconscious person. Obtain medical attention.



5. Fire-fighting measures


Suitable extinguishing                            Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.



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                                  Use water spray to cool unopened containers.



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.



7. Handling and storage




Safe handling advice                               Do not breathe vapours or spray mist. Provide sufficient air exchange

                                                                        and/or exhaust in work rooms. 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




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     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

Odour                                                            aromatic pleasant acetone-like

pH                                                                   neutral

Melting point/range                                  -88.5 °C

Boiling point/boiling                                  82.1 - 83 °C


Flash point                                                  14 °C; closed cup

Autoignition temperature                       363 °C

Lower explosion limit                               3.3 %(V)

Upper explosion limit                               19 %(V)

Density                                                         0.785 g/cm3; 20 °C

Water solubility                                         completely miscible, completely soluble

Solubility in other                                      Medium: Diethylether; completely soluble


Viscosity, dynamic                                   2.4 mPa.s

Relative vapour density                         2.08


10. Stability and reactivity


Materials to avoid                                                       Oxidizing agents, Acids and bases


Hazardous                                                   Carbon oxides

decomposition products



11. Toxicological information

Acute oral toxicity                                    Isopropyl alcohol:

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

Isopropyl alcohol:

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


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


Acute inhalation toxicity                        Isopropyl alcohol:

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


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


Acute dermal toxicity                              Isopropyl alcohol:

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


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



12. Ecological information


Ecotoxicity effects


                  Toxicity to fish                         Isopropyl alcohol:

LC50 Pimephales promelas: > 6,000 mg/l; 96 h; (literature value)


LC50 Pimephales promelas: 15,300 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-Number: 1987; Class: 3; Packaging group: II; F1;

Description of the goods: ALCOHOLS, N.O.S. (ethanol, iso-propanol)


RID                                                                 UN-Number: 1987; Class: 3; Packaging group: II; F1;

Description of the goods: ALCOHOLS, N.O.S. (ethanol, iso-propanol)


ADNR                                                            UN-Number: 1987; Class: 3; Packaging group: II; F1;

Description of the goods: ALCOHOLS, N.O.S. (ethanol, iso-propanol)


IMDG                                                              UN-Number: 1987; Class: 3; EmS: F-E, S-D; Packaging group:

II; Description of the goods: ALCOHOLS, N.O.S. (ethanol, iso-propanol)


ICAO/IATA                                                    UN-Number : 1987; Class: 3; Packaging group: II; Description

of the goods: Alcohols, n.o.s. (ethanol, iso-propanol)


Further information                                  IMO Shipping name: Noxious Liquid,(11), n.o.s.(ISOPROPYLOL, contains

                                                                         Isopropyl Alcohol), Cat.Z



15. Regulatory information





Regulatory base                                       1999/45/EC

Symbol(s)                                                    F: Highly flammable

                                                                        Xi: Irritant

R-phrase(s)                                                R11: Highly flammable.

                                                                        R36: Irritating to eyes.

                                                                        R67: Vapours may cause drowsiness and dizziness.


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

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

S26: In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.

S33: Take precautionary measures against static discharges.

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

hazardous waste.


16. Other information


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.