STARTEX CHEMICAL INC -- XYLENE -- 6810-00-584-4070
=====================  Product Identification  =====================

Product ID:XYLENE
MSDS Date:12/22/1988
FSC:6810
NIIN:00-584-4070
MSDS Number: BWPDW
=== Responsible Party ===
Company Name:STARTEX CHEMICAL INC
Address:5 HACKBERRY LANE
Box:687
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:XYLENES (O-,M-,P- ISOMERS) (SARA 313) (CERCLA)
CAS:1330-20-7
RTECS #:ZE2100000
Fraction by Wt: 100%
Other REC Limits:NONE RECOMMENDED
OSHA PEL:100 PPM
ACGIH TLV:100 PPM/150STEL;9495
EPA Rpt Qty:1000 LBS
DOT Rpt Qty:1000 LBS

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

LD50 LC50 Mixture:TLV FOR XYLENE IS 100 PPM.
Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES  Skin:YES  Ingestion:NO
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO    IARC:NO	OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:TARGET ORGANS:EYE, SKIN, CNS, BLOOD,
    LIVER, KIDNEY, RESPIRATORY & GI TRACTS. ACUTE- MAY CAUSE EYE, SKIN,
    RESPIRATORY & GI TRACTS IRRITATION. HARMFUL IF
    INHALED/INGESTED/ABSORBED THROUGH SKIN. CNS DEPR ESSION. MAY CAUSE
    DERMATITIS. CHRONIC- MAY CAUSE KIDNEY DAMAGE, MILD, REVERSIBLE
    LIVER EFFECTS, EFFECTS ON HEARING & EYE
Explanation of Carcinogenicity:NONE
Effects of Overexposure:SEVERE EYE IRRITATION, BLURRED VISION, TEARING,
    REDDNESS, SKIN, RESPIRATORY AND GASTROINTESTINAL TRACTS IRRITATION;
    DRYING, DEFATTING OF SKIN AND DERMATITIS; NAUSEA, VOMITING,
    DIARRHEA, DIZZINESS, HEA DACHE, DROWSINESS, WEAKNESS, FATIGUE,
    UNCONSCIOUSNESS, DEATH
Medical Cond Aggravated by Exposure:PERSONS WITH A HISTORY OF AILMENTS
    OR WITH A PRE-EXISTING DISEASE INVOLVING THE EYES, SKIN, LIVER,
    KIDNEY OR RESPIRATORY TRACT MAY BE AT INCREASED RISK FROM EXPOSURE.

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

First Aid:CALL PHYSICIAN IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST. INHALED:REMOVE TO FRESH
    AIR. PROVIDE CPR/OXYGEN IF NEEDED. EYES:FLUSH WITH WATER FOR 15
    MINUTES. HOLD EYELIDS OPEN. SKIN:WASH WITH SOAP & WATER. ORAL:DO
    NOT INDUCE	VOMITING. IF PERSON IS DROWSY/UNCONSCIOUS, PLACE ON
    LEFT SIDE WITH HEAD DOWN. GET MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY. KEEP
    VICTIM WARM & QUIET.

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

Flash Point:80.0F,26.7C
Lower Limits:1.0%
Extinguishing Media:USE DRY CHEMICAL, CARBON DIOXIDE, REGULAR FOAM.
    TREAT LIKE A GASOLINE FIRE. COOL FIRE EXPOSED CONTAINERS WITH
    WATER.
Fire Fighting Procedures:WEAR FULL PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND
    NIOSH-APPROVED SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS WITH FULL
    FACEPIECE OPERATED IN THE POSITIVE PRESSURE MODE.
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:VAPORS ARE HEAVIER THAN AIR MAY TRAVEL TO
    IGNITION SOURCE & "FLASH BACK". VAPOR MAY EXPLODE IF IGNITED IN AN
    ENCLOSED AREA. CONTAINERS MAY EXPLODE DUE TO FIRE.

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

Spill Release Procedures:WEAR PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. ELIMINATE SOURCES
    OF IGNITION. VENTILATE AREA. CONTAIN SPILL. PICK UP SPILL WITH
    NON-FLAMMABLE ABSORBENT SUCH AS SAND, EARTH/USE PUMP (EXPLOSION
    PROOF). GROUND ALL HANDLING  EQUIPMENTS. PREVENT LIQUID FROM
    ENTERINGSEWERS.
Neutralizing Agent:NOT RELEVANT

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

Handling and Storage Precautions:STORE IN COOL, VENTILATED AREA, AWAY
    FROM SOURCES OF IGNITION & INCOMPATIBLES. BOND & GROUND CONTAINERS
    WHEN TRANSFERRING LIQUID.
Other Precautions:"EMPTY" CONTAINERS RETAIN RESIDUE AND CAN BE
    DANGEROUS. DO NOT PRESSURIZE, CUT, WELD, BRAZE, SOLDER, DRILL OR
    EXPOSE SUCH CONTAINERS TO HEAT, FLAME, SPARKS. THEY MAY EXPLODE AND
    CAUSE INJURY/DEATH. AV OID REPEATED OR PROLONGED SKIN CONTACT.

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

Respiratory Protection:NON REQUIRED UNDER NORMAL CONDITIONS. IF HIGH
    VAPOR OR MIST CONCENTRATIONS EXPECTED, USE NIOSH-APPROVED
    RESPIRATOR FOR ORGANIC VAPORS AND MISTS. WEAR SUPPLIED-AIR
    RESPIRATOR PROTECTION IN CONFINED OR  ENCLOSED SPACES, IF NEEDED.
Ventilation:MECHANICAL (GENERAL AND/OR LOCAL EXHAUST, EXPLOSION-PROOF)
    VENTILATION TO MAINTAIN EXPOSURE BELOW TLV(S).
Protective Gloves:NITRILE
Eye Protection:SAFETY GOGGLES WITH OPTIONAL FACE SHIELD
Other Protective Equipment:EYE WASH STATION, SAFETY SHOWER, WORK
    CLOTHING AND APRON AS REQUIRED.
Work Hygienic Practices:OBSERVE GOOD PERSONAL HYGIENE PRACTICES AND
    RECOMMENDED PROCEDURES. AVOID BREATHING VAPORS. DO NOT GET IN EYES.
Supplemental Safety and Health

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

HCC:F3
NRC/State Lic Num:NOT RELEVANT
Boiling Pt:=137.C, 278.6F
Melt/Freeze Pt:M.P/F.P Text:NOT KNOWN
Vapor Pres:5.10 @ 68F
Vapor Density:3.6
Spec Gravity:0.872
Evaporation Rate & Reference:0.86 (N-BUTYL ACETATE=1)
Solubility in Water:INSOLUBLE
Appearance and Odor:CLEAR LIQUID, HYDROCARBON ODOR
Percent Volatiles by Volume:100

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

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
STRONG OXIDIZING AGENTS
Stability Condition to Avoid:HEAT, SPARKS, HOT SURFACES, STATIC
    ELECTRICITY, OPEN FLAMES AND OTHER SOURCES OF IGNITION
Hazardous Decomposition Products:FUMES, SMOKE, CARBON MONOXIDE, CARBON
    DIOXIDE AND VARIOUS HYDROCARBONS

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

Waste Disposal Methods:CONSULT LOCAL AUTHORITIES. DISPOSAL MUST BE MADE
    IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND
    REGULATIONS. INCINERATION IS RECOMMENDED.

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