Material Safety Data Sheet

ESP Chemicals, Inc.
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Tucson, AZ 85713
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Section 1: Identification
Product Number:M2520
Hazard Rating:
NA = Not Applicable NE = Not Established
Product Name:Methanol (Methyl Alcohol)  Laboratory Grade
Trade/Chemical Synonyns 
C.A.SCAS# 67-56-1
Section 2: Component Mixture
Sara 313ComponentCAS Number%DimExposure Limits:
Methanol (Methyl Alcohol)  CAS# 67-56-1100%V/VOSHA TWA 200 ppm, ACGIH STEL 250 ppm
Section 3: Hazard Identification (See Also section 11)
Keep away from heat and ignition sources. Harmful if swallowed. Avoid breathing vapors. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothes. Wash thoroughly after handling. Keep container closed.
Section 4: First Aid Measures
Keep away from heat and ignition sources. Harmful if swallowed. Avoid breathing vapors. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothes. Wash thoroughly after handling. Keep container closed.

FIRST AID: CALL A PHYSICIAN. SKIN: Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water.

EYES: Wash eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, lifting lids occasionally. Seek Medical Aid. INHALATION: Remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen

INGESTION: If swallowed, induce vomiting immediately after giving two glasses of water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconcious person.
Section 5: Fire Fighting Measures
Fire Extinguisher Type:Carbon Dioxide, dry chemical powder or appropriate foam
Fire/Explosion Hazzards:Vapor may travel considerable distance to source of ignition and flash back.
Fire Fighting Procedure:Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and clothing.
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures:
Eliminate Ignition Sources. Absorb with vermiculite or other inert material. Place in container. If fire hazard exists, blanket spill with alcohol foam or use water spray to disperse vapors.
Section 7: Handling and Storage:
Use in a well ventilated area. Keep container closed when not in use. Do not get on skin in eyes or on clothing. Do not expose to temperatures avove 140 deg F.
Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
Respirtory Protection:NIOSH/MSHA-approved respirator


Mechanical: Protective gloves:Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure
Local Exhaust: Eye Protection:Splash Goggles
Other Protective Equipment: Wear appropriate clothing to prevent skin exposure. Use in a well ventilated area.
Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
Melting Point:-144 FSpecific Gravity0.792
Boiling Point:148.3 F Percent Volatile by Volume:100%
Vapor Pressure:96.0 Hg Evaporation Rate:2.0
Vapor Density: 1.11 Evaporation Standard: Butylacetate =1
Solubility in Water: Soluble Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable
Appearance and Odors: Colorless with alcohol smell Lower Flamm. Limit in Air: 5.5% in air by Vol.
Flash Point: 54 Deg F (Open cup) Upper Flamm. Limit in Air: 36.5% in air by Vol.
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity Information
Stability: StableConditions to Avoid: Section 11
Materials to Avoid:
Section 11
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide
Hazardous Polymerization:Will Not Occur
Condition to Avoid:None known
Section 11: Additional Information:
Conditions to avoid/Incompatibilities: Avoid heat sparks, and open flames. Incompatible with Acids and Oxidizers. INGESTION:may be poisonous or fatal or cause blindness if swallowed. Exposure may adversely affect people with chronic disease of the central nervous system, skin, gastrointestinal tract or eyes.
DOT Classification: Methanol, 3, UN1230, PG II
DOT regulations may change from time to time. Please Consult the most recent D.O.T. regulations
Revision No:0Date Entered: 9/1/2005 Approved by: RMC
The Information here in is believed to be accurate and is offered in good faith for the user's consideration and investigation. No warranty either expressed or implied is made for the completeness or accuracy of the information whether orginating from the above mentioned company or not. Users of this material should satisfy themselves by independent and investigation of current scientific and medical knowledge that the material can be used safely.