STARTEX CHEMICAL, INC. -- PAINT THINNER -- 6850-00-281-1985
=====================  Product Identification  =====================

Product ID:PAINT THINNER
MSDS Date:03/05/1996
FSC:6850
NIIN:00-281-1985
MSDS Number: CDGZB
=== Responsible Party ===
Company Name:STARTEX CHEMICAL, INC.
Box:3087
City:CONROE
State:TX
ZIP:77305
Country:US
Info Phone Num:409-539-6244
Emergency Phone Num:800-424-9300
CAGE:0YFV5
=== Contractor Identification ===
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:MINERAL SPIRITS
CAS:8052-41-3
RTECS #:WJ8925000
Other REC Limits:NIOSH350MG/M3;C 1800
OSHA PEL:500 PPM
ACGIH TLV:100 PPM

Ingred Name:NONANE (LC50 4 HR RATS 3200 PPM)
CAS:111-84-2
RTECS #:RA6115000
Fraction by Wt: 1-6%
Other REC Limits:NONE RECOMMENDED
OSHA PEL:NOT ESTABLISHED200 P
ACGIH TLV:200 PPM

Ingred Name:OCTANE (LC50  13500 PPM)
CAS:111-65-9
RTECS #:RG8400000
Fraction by Wt: 1-3%
Other REC Limits:NIOSH 75PPM;C NONE R
OSHA PEL:500 PPM
ACGIH TLV:300 PPM/STEL 375

Ingred Name:1,2,4-TRIMETHYLBENZENE (SARA 313)
CAS:95-63-6
RTECS #:DC3325000
Fraction by Wt: 1-5%
Other REC Limits:NIOSH 100PPM/C 200
ACGIH TLV:25 PPM/STEL 150

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

Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES  Skin:YES  Ingestion:YES
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO    IARC:NO	OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:EYE: SEVERE
    IRRIT/REDNESS/TEARING/BLURRED VISION/CONJUNCTIVITIS. SKIN: MODERATE
    IRRIT/DEFATTING/REDNESS/ITCHING/INFLAM/DERMATITIS/POSSIBLE
    SECONDARY INFECTION. SYMPTOMS MAY BE DELAYED. INHAL: NASAL/RE SP
    TRACT IRRIT. CNS EFFECTS (EXCITATION/EUPHORIA).
    DIZZINESS/DROWSINEAA/BLURRED VISION/FATIGUE/NAUSEA/HEADACHE/LOSS*
Effects of
    Overexposure:*REFLEX/TREMMORS/CONVULSIONS/SEISURES/UNCONSCIOUSNESS/
    COMA/DEATH. ENEMIA/IRREG HEARTBEAT/BEHAVIORAL CHANGES. INGEST:
    HARMFUL/FATAL. NAUSEA/VOMITING/DIARRHEA/RESTLESSNESS. NO VOMITING.
    MAY CAUSE SEVERE  CHEM PNEUMONITIS/PULMINARY EDEMA/HEMERAGE.
    (FATAL). GI DISTURBANCE (IRRIT/DEPRESSION/VOMITING/DIARRHEA).**
Medical Cond Aggravated by Exposure:SKIN/EYE/HEART/CNS/RESPIRATORY
    DISORDERS. **TARGETS RESPIRATORY SYSTEM/SKIN.

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

First Aid:EYE: FLUSH IMMED W/LOTS WATER >15 MIN LIFTING LIDS. GET MED
    AID IF PAIN CONTINUES. SKIN: WASH WELL W/SOAP & WATER. REMOVE
    CONTAM CLOTHES/WASH BEFORE REUSE. IF IRRIT PERSISTS GET MED AID.
    HIGH PRESSURE  SKIN INJECTION (SERIOUS MED EMERGENCY). GET MED AID.
    INHAL: GET FRESH AIR. IF TROUBLE BREATHING GIVY OXY, ARTIF RESP/CPR
    IF NOT BREATHING. GET MED AID. INGEST: NOTHING BY MOUTH IF
    UNCONSCIOUS.***

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

Flash Point:105F,41C
Autoignition Temp:Autoignition Temp Text:>400F
Lower Limits:0.9
Upper Limits:6.0
Extinguishing Media:DRY CHEMICAL, FOAM, CARBON DIOXIDE. USE WATER TO
    COOL FIRE-EXPOSED CONTAINERS/STRUCTURES/PROTECT PERSONNEL.
Fire Fighting Procedures:IF NOT IGNITED VENTILATE AREA. DISPERSE
    GAS/VAPOR W/WATER SPRAY. DON'T ENTER ENCLOSED SPACE W/O NIOSH
    SCBA/FULL FACE MASK. STORED ORGANIC MATL MAY COMBUST.
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:VAPORS FORM FLAMMABLE EXPLOSIVE MIXTURES
    W/AIR AT ROOM TEMP. MAY SPREAD TO IGNIT SOURCE/FLASHBACK/ACCUMULATE
    IN LOW/CONFINED AREA. MAY IGNITE BY STATIC.

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

Spill Release Procedures:REMOVE IGNIT SOURCE. DISPERSE VAPORS W/WATER
    SPRAY. ABSORB W/ABSORBENT. HANDLE ACCORDING TO ENVIRO REGS. DIKE
    (NO WATERWAYS). CALL APPROP AUTHORITIES (NATIONAL
    RESPONSE-800-424-8802).

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

Handling and Storage Precautions:STORE IN TIGHTLY CLOSED CONTAINER IN
    COOL DRY ISOLATED WELL-VENTILATED AREA AWAY FROM HEAT/IGNIT
    SOURCE/INCOMPATIBLE MATL. USE NONSPARKING TOOLS.
Other Precautions:GROUND LINES/CONTAINERS/EQUIPMENT USED DURING
    TRANSFER (NO STATIC) NO SWITCH LOADING (LOADING IN CNTNRS WHICH
    HELD LOW FLASH MATL).

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

Respiratory Protection:IF EXPOSURE LIMITS EXCEEDED, NIOSH EQUIPMENT.
    USE APPROPRIATE RESPIRATORY PROTECTION. KEEP AVAILABLE FOR
    NONROUTINE/EMERGENCY USE.
Ventilation:AVOID MISTS/VAPORS. MECHANICAL VENTILATION IN CONFINED
    AREAS. KEEP BELOW APPROPRIATE LEVELS.
Protective Gloves:NEOPRENE/NITRILE/BUTADINE RUBBER
Eye Protection:SAFETY GLASSES/CHEMICAL SPLASH GOGGLES
Other Protective Equipment:IMPERVIOUS CLOTHES/BOOTS. EYEWASH FACILITY.
Work Hygienic Practices:DISCARD CONTAMINATED LEATHER GOODS. WASH HANDS
    BEFORE EATING/DRINKING/SMOKING/USING TOILET.
Supplemental Safety and Health
DON'T CUT/GRIND/DRILL/WELD/REUSE EMPTY CNTNRS. PROPERLY LABEL CNTNRS.
    CAUTION WHEN OPERATING AT HIGH TEMP/PRESSURE (MAY IGNITE <400F).
    ***DON'T INDUCE VOMIT. GIVE VEGETABLE OIL/CHARCOAL SLURRY. IF VOM
    ITING KEEP HEAD BELOW HIPS. GET MED AID. (MORE INFORMATION FOR THIS
    MSDS ON FILE)

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

HCC:F4
Boiling Pt:B.P. Text:310 TO 400F
Melt/Freeze Pt:M.P/F.P Text:NA
Vapor Pres:0.1 @100F
Vapor Density:5.0
Spec Gravity:0.77 @ 60F
Solubility in Water:NEGLIGIBLE
Appearance and Odor:WATER WHITE LIQUID, MILD HYDROCARBON ODOR
Percent Volatiles by Volume:MOD

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

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
STRONG OXIDIZING AGENTS (PEROXIDE DICHROMATE/PERMANGANATE/CHLORINE)
    STRONG ACIDS/CAUSTICS/HALLOGENS
Stability Condition to Avoid:HEAT/SPARK/FLAME/STATIC/OTHER IGNIT
    SOURCE. NO VAPOR ACCUMULATION/SWITCH LOADING.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:CARBON MONOXIDE, CARBON DIOXIDE,
    REACTIVE HYDROCARBONS (ALDEHYDES/AROMATICS)

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

Waste Disposal Methods:ACCORDING TO LOCAL, STATE, FEDERAL REGULATIONS.

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