STARTEX CHEMICAL INC -- METHYL ETHYL KETONE -- 6810-00-281-2785
=====================  Product Identification  =====================

Product ID:METHYL ETHYL KETONE
MSDS Date:10/16/1996
FSC:6810
NIIN:00-281-2785
MSDS Number: CFCSM
=== Responsible Party ===
Company Name:STARTEX CHEMICAL INC
Address:5 HACKBERRY LANE
Box:3087
City:CONROE
State:TX
ZIP:77305
Country:US
Info Phone Num:409-539-6244
Emergency Phone Num:409-539-6244/800-424-9300(CHEMTREC)
CAGE:0YFV5
=== Contractor Identification ===
Company Name:CHEMICAL SPECIALISTS AND DEVELOPMENT INC
Address:2210 HACKBERRY LN
Box:687
City:CONROE
State:TX
ZIP:77305
Country:US
Phone:409-756-1065
CAGE:4N760
Company Name:STARTEX CHEMICAL INC
Address:5 HACKBERRY LANE
Box:3087
City:CONROE
State:TX
ZIP:77305
Country:US
Phone:409-539-6244
CAGE:0YFV5

=============  Composition/Information on Ingredients  =============

Ingred Name:METHYL ETHYL KETONE (2-BUTANONE) (MEK) (SARA 313) (CERCLA)
CAS:78-93-3
RTECS #:EL6475000
Fraction by Wt: 100%
Other REC Limits:NONE RECOMMENDED
OSHA PEL:200 PPM
ACGIH TLV:200 PPM/300STEL;9596
EPA Rpt Qty:5000 LBS
DOT Rpt Qty:5000 LBS

=====================  Hazards Identification  =====================

LD50 LC50 Mixture:LD50 (ORAL RAT) IS 2737 MG/KG
Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES  Skin:YES  Ingestion:YES
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO    IARC:NO	OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:INHALATION OF VAPORS MAY CAUSE
    RESPIRATORY IRRITATION; CNS DEPRESSION. CONTACT MAY CAUSE SKIN &
    EYE IRRITATION. INGESTION MAY BE HARMFUL; MAY PRODUCE CNS
    DEPRESSION. PROLONGED/REPEATED EXPOSURE MAY CA USE DERAMTITIS.
Explanation of Carcinogenicity:THIS PRODUCT IS NOT LISTED BY IARC, NTP,
    OR OSHA AS A CARCINOGEN.
Effects of Overexposure:IRRITATION AS NOTED ABOVE; CNS
    DEPRESSION-GIDDINESS, HEADACHE, DIZZINESS, NAUSEA, UNCONSCIOUSNESS,
    POSSIBLE DEATH.
Medical Cond Aggravated by Exposure:PERSONS WITH A HISTORY OF AILMENTS
    OR WITH A PRE-EXISTING DISEASE INVOLVING THE EYES, SKIN, LUNGS OR
    CNS MAY BE AT INCREASED RISK FROM EXPOSURE.

=======================  First Aid Measures  =======================

First Aid:INHALATION: REMOVE TO FRESH AIR. IF NOT BREATHING, GIVE
    ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION. GIVE OXYGEN IF BREATHING IS DIFFICULT. GET
    MEDICAL ATTENTION. EYES: IMMEDIATELY FLUSH WITH PLENTY OF WATER FOR
    15 MINUTE S HOLDING EYELIDS OPEN. GET MEDICAL ATTENTION. SKIN:
    REMOVE CONTAMINATED CLOTHING. WASH WITH SOAP & WATER. GET MEDICAL
    ADVICE IF IRRITATION PERSISTS. INGESTION: GET IMMEDIATE MEDICAL
    ATTENTION.

=====================  Fire Fighting Measures  =====================

Flash Point Method:TCC
Flash Point:=-5.C, 23.F
Lower Limits:1.8
Upper Limits:12.5
Extinguishing Media:USE WATER FOG, CARBON DIOXIDE, "ALCOHOL" FOAM, OR
    DRY CHEMICAL.
Fire Fighting Procedures:WEAR FIRE FIGHTING PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND A
    FULL FACED SELF CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS. COOL FIRE EXPOSED
    CONTAINERS WITH WATER SPRAY.
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:COMBUSTION OR HEAT OF FIRE MAY PRODUCE
    HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS AND VAPORS.

==================  Accidental Release Measures  ==================

Spill Release Procedures:WEAR SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS & FULL
    PROTECTIVE CLOTHING. ELIMINATE ALL IGNITION SOURCES. STOP LEAK IF
    POSSIBLE WITHOUT RISK. USE WATER SPRAY TO REDUCE VAPORS. ABSORB
    WITH SAND OR OTHER INER T MATERIAL AND PLACE INTO DISPOSAL
    CONTAINER.
Neutralizing Agent:DILUTE WITH WATER.

======================	Handling and Storage  ======================

Handling and Storage Precautions:STORE IN A COOL, DRY, WELL VENTILATED
    FLAMMABLE LIQUID AREA. KEEP CONTAINERS TIGHTLY CLOSED. BOND AND
    GROUND CONTAINERS WHEN TRANSFERRING LIQUID.
Other Precautions:KEEP AWAY FROM HEAT, SPARKS, FLAME. AVOID BREATHING
    VAPOR. KEEP IN TIGHTLY CLOSED CONTAINER. USE WITH ADEQUATE
    VENTILATION. IN CASE OF FIRE, USE WATER SPRAY, ALCOHOL FOAM, DRY
    CHEMICAL, OR CARBON DIOX IDE. FLUSH SPILL AREA WITH WATER SPRAY.

=============  Exposure Controls/Personal Protection  =============

Respiratory Protection:WEAR A NIOSH/MSHA APPROVED ORGANIC VAPOR
    CARTRIDGE RESPIRATOR FOR CONCENTRATIONS UP TO 1000 PPM. WEAR
    SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS FOR HIGHER LEVELS OF AIRBORNE
    CONTAMINATES.
Ventilation:EXPLOSION-PROOF MECHANICAL VENTILATION. LOCAL EXHAUST
    RECOMMENDED FOR ENCLOSED AREAS TO MEET TLV REQUIREMENTS.
Protective Gloves:BUTYL RUBBER OR PVA.
Eye Protection:SAFETY GLASSES/CHEMICAL SPLASH GOGGLES.
Other Protective Equipment:EYE WASH STATION AND SAFETY SHOWER.
    INDUSTRIAL-TYPE WORK CLOTHING AND APRON AS REQUIRED.
Work Hygienic Practices:USE GOOD PERSONAL HYGIENE PRACTICES. LAUNDER
    CONTAMINATED CLOTHING BEFORE WEARING. FLUSH SPILL AREA WITH WATER
    SPRAY.
Supplemental Safety and Health
AVOID PROLONGED OR REPEATED EXPOSURE. DO NOT GET ON SKIN OR IN EYES. DO
    NOT BREATHE VAPORS OR MISTS. DO NOT INGEST. READ PRECAUTIONS ON
    LABEL BEFORE USE.

==================  Physical/Chemical Properties  ==================

HCC:F2
Boiling Pt:=79.4C, 175.F
Melt/Freeze Pt:=-31.1C, -24.F
Vapor Pres:70.9
Vapor Density:2.5
Spec Gravity:0.81
VOC Grams/Liter:6.67
Evaporation Rate & Reference:3.8 (N-BUTYL ACETATE=1)
Solubility in Water:APPRECIABLE
Appearance and Odor:COLORLESS, MOBILE LIQUID; PUNGENT ODOR.
Percent Volatiles by Volume:100

=================  Stability and Reactivity Data  =================

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
STRONG OXIDIZING AGENTS.
Stability Condition to Avoid:HIGH HEAT, OPEN FLAMES AND CONTACT WITH
    STRONG OXIDIZING AGENTS.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:CARBON MONOXIDE AND UNIDENTIFIED
    ORGANIC COMPOUNDS MAY FORMED DURING COMBUSTION.

====================  Disposal Considerations  ====================

Waste Disposal Methods:DISPOSAL SHOULD BE MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL
    APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS.

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