STARTEX CHEMICAL INC -- TOLUENE -- 6810-00-281-2002
=====================  Product Identification  =====================

Product ID:TOLUENE
MSDS Date:11/01/1999
FSC:6810
NIIN:00-281-2002
Status Code:A
MSDS Number: CJZRX
=== 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:(800)424-9300
Preparer's Name:NOT PROVIDED.
Chemtrec Ind/Phone:(800)424-9300
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
Contract Num:SP0450-00-M-D475
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:TOLUENE
CAS:108-88-3
RTECS #:XS5250000
> Wt:99.
Other REC Limits:NOT PROVIDED.
OSHA PEL:200 PPM
OSHA STEL:C 300 PPM
ACGIH TLV:188 MG/M3;50 PPM
EPA Rpt Qty:1000 LBS
DOT Rpt Qty:1000 LBS

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

LD50 LC50 Mixture:NOT PROVIDED.
Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES  Skin:YES  Ingestion:YES
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO    IARC:NO	OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:EYES: MAY CAUSE SEVERE IRRIATAION,
    BLURRED VISION AND CONJUNCTIVITIS. SKIN: PROLONGED OR REPEATED
    CONTACT MAY CAUSE MODERATE IRRITATION, DEFATTING, ITCHING,
    INFLAMMATION, DERMATITIS AND INFECTION. HIG H PRESSURE SKIN
    INJECTIONS ARE SERIOUS MEDICAL EMERGENCIES. INHALATION: NASAL AND
    RESPIRATORY IRRITATION, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEMS (CNS) EFFECTS
    INCLUDING; EXCITATION, EUPHORIA, DIZZINESS, DROWSINESS,  HEADACHE,
    LOSS OF REFLEXES, SIEZURES, LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS, IRREGULAR HEART
    RHYTHM, RESPIRATORY ARREST AND SUDDEN DEATH COULD OCCUR. INGESTION:
    MAY BE HARMFUL OR FATAL IF SWALLOWED. ASPIRATION HAZARD . MAY CAUSE
    HARMFUL CNS EFFECTS.
Explanation of Carcinogenicity:NONE
Effects of Overexposure:EYES: SEVERE IRRIATAION, REDNESS, TEARING,
    BLURRED VISION. SKIN: MODERATE IRRITATION, DEFATTING, ITCHING,
    INFLAMMATION, DERMATITIS, POSSIBLY SECONDARY INFECTION, SWOLLEN
    TISSUE AND PAIN IF INJECTED UN DER SKIN. INHALATION: IRRITATION,
    CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEMS EFFECTS INCLUDING; EXCITATION, EUPHORIA,
    CONTRACTED EYE PUPILS, DIZZINESS, DROWSINESS, BLURRED VISION,
    FATIGUE, HEADACHE, LOSS OF REFLEXES, TR EMORS, CONVULSIONS,
    SIEZURES, LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS, IRREGULAR HEART RHYTHM,
    RESPIRATORY ARREST AND SUDDEN DEATH. INGESTION: CNS EFFECTS SIMILAR
    TO INHALATION AND LUNG DAMAGE IF ASPIRATED.
Medical Cond Aggravated by Exposure:PREEXISTING EYE, SKIN, HEART,
    CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM AND RESPORATORY DISORDERS MAY BE AGGRAVATED
    BY EXPOSURE TO THIS PRODUCT.

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

First Aid:EYES: FLUSH IMMEDIATELY WITH LARGE AMOUNT OF WATER FOR AT
    LEAST 15 MINUTES, KEEPING EYELIDS AWAY FROM EYEBALL. SEEK MEDICAL
    ADVICE IF PAIN OR REDNESS CONTINUES. SKIN: WASH EXPOSED AREA
    THOROUGHLY WITH  SOAP AND WATER. GET MEDICAL ADVICE IF IRRITATION
    OCCURS. IF INJECTED UNDER SKIN, GET IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION.
    INHALATION: REMOVE TO FRESH AIR, IF BREATHING IS DIFFICULT,
    ADMINISTER OXYGEN. IF NOT  BREATHING, GIVE ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION.
    GET MEDICAL ATTENTION. INGESTION: NEVER GIVE ANYTHING BY MOUTH TO
    AN UNCONSCIOUS PERSON. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. GIVE VEGETABLE OIL
    OR CHARCOAL SLURRY. SEEK IM MEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION.

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

Flash Point:=4.4C, 40.F
Autoignition Temp:=480.C, 896.F
Lower Limits:1.2
Upper Limits:7.1
Extinguishing Media:FLAMMABLE LIQUID. USE DRY CHEMICAL, FOAM OR CARBON
    DIOXIDE TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE. CONSULT FOAM MANUFACTURER FOR
    APPROPRIATE MEDIA, APPLICATION RATES AND WATER/FOAM RATIO.
Fire Fighting Procedures:DO NOT ENTER ANY ENCLOSED OR CONFINED SPACE
    WITHOUT PROPER PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, WHICH MAY INCLUDE NIOSH
    APPROVED SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS WITH FULL FACE MASK. IF
    A LEAK HAS NOT IGNITED, VEN TILATE AREA AND USE WATER SPRAY TO
    DISPERSE GAS OR VAPOR AND TO PROTECT PERSONNEL. USE WATER TO FLUSH
    SPILLS AWAY.
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:DANGEROUS WHEN EXPOSED TO HEAT OR FLAME.
    VAPORS FORM FLAMMABLE OR EXPLOSIVE MIXTURES WITH AIR AT ROOM
    TEMPERATURE. VAPOR OR GAS MAY SPREAD TO DISTANT IGNITION SOURCES
    (PILOTLIGHTS, WELDING EQUIPMENT,  ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, ETC) AND
    FLASH BACK. VAPORS MAY ACCUMULATE IN LOW AREAS. VAPORS MAY
    CONCENTRATE IN CONFINED AREAS.

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

Spill Release Procedures:WEAR APPROPRIATE PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
    INCLUDING RESPIRATORY PROTECTION. EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE. KEEP ALL
    SOURCES OF IGNITION AND HOT SURFACES AWAY FROM RELEASE. CONTAIN
    SPILL. RECOVER AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE . STOP LEAK IF IT CAN BE DONE
    WITHOUT RISK. SPILLED MATERIAL MAY BE ABSORBED BY AN APPROPRIATE
    ABSORBENT AND HANDLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS.
    PREVENT ENTRY TO SEWERS, DRAINS.
Neutralizing Agent:NOT RELEVANT.

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

Handling and Storage Precautions:STORE IN TIGHTLY CLOSED CONTAINERS IN
    COOL, DRY, ISOLATED & WELL VENTILATED AREA AWAY FROM HEAT, SOURCES
    OF IGNITION & INCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS. USE NON-SPARKING TOOLS &
    EXPLOSION PROOF EQUIPMENT. GROUN D LINES, CONTAINER,& OTHER
    EQUIPMENT USED DURING PRODUCT TRANSFER.
Other Precautions:CONTAINERS OF THIS MATERIAL MAY BE HAZARDOUS WHEN
    EMPTIED. SINCE EMPTIED CONTAINERS RETAIN PRODUCT RESIDUES (VAPOR,
    LIQUID, AND/OR SOLID), ALL HAZARD PRECAUTIONS GIVEN IN THE DATA
    SHEET MUST BE OBSERV ED.

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

Respiratory Protection:IF WORPLACE EXPOSURE LIMITS FOR PRODUCT OR
    COMPONENTS ARE EXCEEDED, NIOSH EQUIPMENT SHOULD BE WORN. PROPER
    RESPIRATOR SELECTION SHOULD BE DETERMINED BY ADEQUATELY TRAINED
    PERSONNEL, BASED ON THE CONTA MINANTS, THE DEGREE OF POTENTIAL
    EXPOSURE & PUBLISHED RESPIRATORY PROTECTION FACTORS. THIS EQUIPMENT
    SHOULD BE AVAILABLE FOR NON-ROUTINE AND EMERGENCY USE.
Ventilation:AVOID BREATHING MISTS AND VAPOR.  IN CONFINED SPACE,
    MECHANICAL VENTILATION MAY BE NECESSARY TO REDUCE VAPOR
    CONCENTRATIONS BELOW ALLOWABLE EXPOSURE LIMITS.
Protective Gloves:NEOPRENE, NITRILE RUBBER, ETC.
Eye Protection:SAFETY GLASSES AND CHEMICAL SPLASH GOGGLES.
Other Protective Equipment:WHERE NECESSARY IMPERVIOUS CLOTHING AND
    BOOTS. LEATHER GOODS CONTAMINATED WITH THIS PRODUCT SHOULD BE
    DISCARDED. A SOURCE OF CLEAN  WATER SHOULD BE AVAILABLE IN THE WORK
    AREA FOR FLUSHING EYES AND SKIN.
Work Hygienic Practices:NOT PROVIDED.
Supplemental Safety and Health
EMPTY CONTAINERS MAY CONTAIN TOXIC FLAMMABLE/COMBUSTIBLE OR EXPLOSIVE
    RESIDUES OR VAPORS. DO NOT CUT,GRIND, DRILL, WELD OR REUSE EMPTY
    CONTAINERS THAT CONTAIN THIS PRODUCT. DO NOT TRANSFER THIS PRODUC T
    TO ANOTHER CONTAINER UNLESS THE CONTAINER IS LABELED WITH DOT
    SHIPPING NAME, HAZARD CLASS.

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

HCC:F2
NRC/State Lic Num:NOT RELEVANT.
Boiling Pt:=110.C, 230.F
Melt/Freeze Pt:M.P/F.P Text:NOT APPLICAPLE.
Decomp Temp:Decomp Text:NOT PROVIDED.
Vapor Pres:1.05 PSI@100F
Vapor Density:3.1
Spec Gravity:0.87@60F
pH:NOT RELEVANT.
Viscosity:NOT PROVIDED.
Evaporation Rate & Reference:NOT PROVIDED.
Solubility in Water:NEGLIGIBLE (0.1%)
Appearance and Odor:COLORLESS LIQUID WITH AROMATIC HYDROCARBON ODOR.
Percent Volatiles by Volume:100
Corrosion Rate:NOT PROVIDED.

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

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
STRONG OXIDIZING AGENTS (PEROXIDE, DICHROMATE, PERMANGANATE, CHLORINE,
    ETC.), STRONG ACIDS, CAUSTICS AND HALOGENS.
Stability Condition to Avoid:HEAT, SPARKS, OPEN FLAMES, STATIC
    ELECTRICITY OF ANY OTHER POTENTIAL IGNITION SOURCES SHOULD BE
    AVOIDED. PREVENT VAPOR ACCUMULATION. DO NOT SWITCH LOAD.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:COMBUSTION MAY PRODUCE CARBON
    MONOXIDE, CARBON DIOXIDE AND REACTIVE HYDOCARBONS (ALDEHYDES,
    AROMATICS, ETC.).
Conditions to Avoid Polymerization:WILL NOT OCCUR.

===================  Toxicological Information	===================

Toxicological Information:TOLUENE CAN EFFECT THE BODY IF IT IS INHALED,
    COMES IN CONTACT WITH THE EYES OR SKIN OR IT IS SWALLOWED. IT MAY
    ALSO ENTER THE BODY THROUGH THE SKIN. TOLUENE VAPORS CAUSE
    NARCOSIS. EXPOSURE TO 200 PPM  FOR 8 HOURS PRODUCED MILD FATIGUE,
    WEAKNESS, CONFUSION, LACRIMATION. AT 600 PPM FOR 8 HOURS, THERE WAS
    EUPHORIA, HEADACHE, DIZZINESS, DILATED PUPILS AND NAUSEA. AT 800
    PPM FOR 8 HOURS, SYMPTOMS WERE  MORE PRONOUNCED AND INSOMNIA
    PERSISTED FOR SEVERAL DAYS. MAY CAUSE ADVERSE REPRODUCTIVE EFFECTS
    BASED ON ANIMAL TESTING.

=====================  Ecological Information  =====================

Ecological:NOT PROVIDED.

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

Waste Disposal Methods:DISPOSE OF MATERIAL IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL,
    COUNTY, STATE AND FEDERAL REGULATION. CONTACT STATE AND FEDERAL
    REGULATORS TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE MATERIAL SHOULD BE CLASSIFIED
    AS A HAZARDOUS WASTE OR  INDUSTRIAL WASTE AND HANDLED ACCORDINGLY.
    USE LICENSED TRANSPORTER AND DISPOSAL FACILITY.

===================  MSDS Transport Information  ===================

Transport Information:TOLUENE, 3 (FLAMMABLE LIQUID), UN1294/II.
    REPORTABLE QUANTITY: 1000 LBS.

=====================  Regulatory Information  =====================

SARA Title III Information:NOT PROVIDED.
Federal Regulatory Information:NOT PROVIDED.
State Regulatory Information:THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS BENZENE AND TOLUENE,
    CHEMICALS KNOWN TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS
    AND OTHER REPRODUCTIVE HARM.

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