STARTEX CHEMICAL INC -- METHYL ETHYL KETONE -- 6810-00-281-2763
=====================  Product Identification  =====================

Product ID:METHYL ETHYL KETONE
MSDS Date:10/16/1996
FSC:6810
NIIN:00-281-2763
MSDS Number: CDYFC
=== 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%
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:NO  Ingestion:YES
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO    IARC:NO	OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:ACUTE: INHALATION MAY CAUSE
    RESPIRATORY IRRITATION AND CENTRAL NERVOUS SYTEM EFFECTS.
    SWALLOWING MAY CAUSE GI TRACT IRRITATION. CONTACT MAY CAUSE EYE
    IRRITATION. CHRONIC: PROLONGED OR REPEATED EXPOSUR E MAY CAUSE
    DERMATITIS, KIDNEY OR LUNG DAMAGE, LIVER ABNORMALITIES, OR BRAIN
    DAMAGE.
Explanation of Carcinogenicity:METHYL ETHYL KETONE IS NOT LISTED AS A
    CARCINOGEN BY NTP, IARC OR OSHA.
Effects of Overexposure:INHALED: COUGHING, SHORTNESS OF BREATH,
    TIGHTNESS IN CHEST, NAUSEA, DIZZINESS, HEADACHE, VOMITING, FATIGUE,
    WEAKNESS, UNCONSCIOUSNESS, DEATH. EYES: REDNESS, TEARING, BLURRED
    VISION, PAIN, DISCOMFORT.  SKIN: REDNESS, DISCOMFORT, DRY SKIN.
    INGESTED: NAUSEA, VOMITING, DIARRHEA.
Medical Cond Aggravated by Exposure:PERSONS WITH A HISTORY OF AILMENTS
    OR WITH A PRE-EXISTING DISEASE INVOLVING THE EYES, SKIN, OR
    RESPIRATORY TRACT MAY BE AT INCREASED RISK FROM EXPOSURE.

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

First Aid:INHALATION-REMOVE TO FRESH AIR. RESUSCITATE IF NOT BREATHING.
    GET MEDICAL ATTENTION. EYES-IMMEDIATELY FLUSH WITH PLENTY OF WATER
    FOR 15 MINUTES HOLDING EYELIDS OPEN. GET MEDICAL ATTENTION.
    SKIN-REMOVE  CONTAMINATED CLOTHING. WASH WITH SOAP AND WATER. IF
    IRRITATION PERSISTS, GET MEDICAL ADVICE. INGESTION-DO NOT INDUCE
    VOMITING. GIVE NOTHING BY MOUTH IF UNCONSCIOUS. GET IMMEDIATE
    MEDICAL ATTENTION.

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

Flash Point Method:TCC
Flash Point:=-5.C, 23.F
Lower Limits:1.8
Upper Limits:11.5
Extinguishing Media:WATER FOG, CARBON DIOXIDE, DRY CHEMICAL, FOAM.
Fire Fighting Procedures:FIRE FIGHTERS SHOULD USE NIOSH APPROVED SCBA &
    FULL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT WHEN FIGHTING CHEMICAL FIRE. USE WATER
    SPRAY TO COOL NEARBY CONTAINERS EXPOSED TO FIRE.
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:VAPORS ARE HEAVIER THAN AIR, MAY TRAVEL
    TO A DISTANT SOURCE OF IGNITION AND FLASH BACK. PRODUCT CAN IGNITE
    EXPLOSIVELY, ESPECIALLY IF CONFINED OR CONTAINED.

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

Spill Release Procedures:WEAR PROPER PROTECTIVE CLOTHING. ELIMINATE ALL
    SOURCES OF IGNITION. ABSORB WITH INERT MATERIALS AND PLACE IN A
    CLEAN, PRPERLY MARKED CONTAINER FOR LATER DISPOSAL. DO NOT ALLOW
    INTO SEWER OR WATERWAYS.  REPORT TO AUTHORITIES IF ENTERS
    WATERWAYS/SEWER.
Neutralizing Agent:NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.

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

Handling and Storage Precautions:STORE IN A COOL, DRY, WELL VENTILATED
    AREA. STORE AWAY FROM SOURCES OF IGNITION AND STRONG OXIDIZING
    AGENTS. PROTECT CONTAINERS FROM PHYSICAL DAMAGE.
Other Precautions:DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY. DO NOT BREATHE MIST. AVOID
    PROLONGED OR REPEATED BREATHING OF VAPOR. AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES.
    USE WITH ADEQUATE VENTILATION. WASH THOROUGHLY AFTER HANDLING.BOND
    & GROUND CONTAI NERS DURING TRANSFER OPERATIONS.

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

Respiratory Protection:IF ENGINEERING CONTROLS FAIL OR NON-ROUTINE USE
    OR EMERGENCY OCCURS; USE NIOSH/MSHA APPROVED RESPIRATOR OR SUPPLIED
    AIR RESPIRATOR OR SCBA, AS REQUIRED. USE IN ACCORDANCE WITH 29 CFR
    1910.134.
Ventilation:PROVIDE SUFFICIENT LOCAL EXHAUST/GENERAL MECHANICAL
    VENTILATION TO MAINTAIN EXPOSURE BELOW TLV.
Protective Gloves:BUTYL OR NATURAL RUBBER
Eye Protection:SAFETY GLASSES/CHEMICAL SPLASH GOGGLES
Other Protective Equipment:CLOTHING TO PREVENT PROLONGED OR REPEATED
    SKIN CONTACT. HMIS: EYE WASH STATION RECOMMENDED.
Work Hygienic Practices:WASH HANDS AFTER USE AND BEFORE EATING,
    DRINKING, OR SMOKING. LAUNDER CONTAMINATED CLOTHES BEFORE REUSE.
Supplemental Safety and Health

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

HCC:F2
Boiling Pt:=79.4C, 175.F
Melt/Freeze Pt:=-86.7C, -124.F
Vapor Pres:70
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:100.0

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

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
STRONG OXIDIZING AGENTS.
Stability Condition to Avoid:HIGH TEMPERATURES, SPARKS, AND OPEN
    FLAMES. CONTACT WITH STRONG OXIDIZING AGENTS
Hazardous Decomposition Products:CARBON MONOXIDE, CARBON DIOXIDE AND
    OTHER UNIDENTIFIED COMPONENTS.

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

Waste Disposal Methods:DISPOSE OF IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL, STATE AND
    FEDERAL REGULATIONS. EPA WASTE # U159.

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