STARTEX CHEMICAL INC -- PAINT THINNER -- 6850-00-285-8012
=====================  Product Identification  =====================

Product ID:PAINT THINNER
MSDS Date:03/05/1996
FSC:6850
NIIN:00-285-8012
MSDS Number: CCMQC
=== 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:STODDARD SOLVENT/MINERAL SPIRITS
CAS:8052-41-3
RTECS #:WJ8925000
Other REC Limits:NONE RECOMMENDED
OSHA PEL:500 PPM
ACGIH TLV:100 PPM; 9596

Ingred Name:NONANE/N-NONANE
CAS:111-84-2
RTECS #:RA6115000
Fraction by Wt: 1 - 6%
Other REC Limits:NONE RECOMMENDED
OSHA PEL:200 PPM
ACGIH TLV:200 PPM; 9596

Ingred Name:OCTANE/N-OCTANE
CAS:111-65-9
RTECS #:RG8400000
Fraction by Wt: 1 - 3%
Other REC Limits:NONE RECOMMENDED
OSHA PEL:500 PPM
ACGIH TLV:300 PPM/375STEL;9596

Ingred Name:1,2,4-TRIMETHYLBENZENE (SARA 313)
CAS:95-63-6
RTECS #:DC3325000
Fraction by Wt: 1 - 5%
Other REC Limits:NONE RECOMMENDED
OSHA PEL:25 PPM
ACGIH TLV:25 PPM; 9596

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

LD50 LC50 Mixture:LD50 (ORAL, RAT) IS NOT KNOWN.
Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES  Skin:NO  Ingestion:NO
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO    IARC:NO	OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:TARGET ORGANS:SKIN, RESPIRATORY
    SYSTEM. ACUTE- EYE:MAY CAUSE SEVERE IRRITATION.
    SKIN:PROLONGED/REPEATED CONTACT MAY CAUSE DEFATTING, DERMATITIS.
    SKIN INJECTIONS CAUSE INJURY. INHALE:MAY CAUSE IRRITATI ON, CNS
    EFFECTS. ORAL:HARMFUL/FATAL IF SWALLOWED. ASPIRATION HAZARD. MAY
    CAUSE DEPRESSION. CHRONIC- MAY CAUSE DERMATITIS
Explanation of Carcinogenicity:NONE
Effects of Overexposure:IRRITATION, DROWSINESS, DIZZINESS, NAUSEA,
    VOMITING, HEADACHE, REDNESS, TEARING, BLURRED VISION, DEFATTING,
    DERMATITIS, FATIGUE
Medical Cond Aggravated by Exposure:INDIVIDUALS WITH PRE-EXISTING
    DISEASES OF THE EYE, SKIN, RESPIRATORY TRACT, CNS MAY HAVE
    INCREASED SUSCEPTIBILITY TO THE TOXICITY OF EXCESSIVE EXPOSURES.

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

First Aid:GET MEDICAL HELP 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 INDUC E VOMITING. SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION.

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

Flash Point:105F,41C
Autoignition Temp:Autoignition Temp Text:>400F
Lower Limits:0.9%
Upper Limits:6.0%
Extinguishing Media:USE FOAM, DRY CHEMICAL/CARBON DIOXIDE. PRODUCT MAY
    FLOAT AND CAN BE REIGNITED. DISPERSE VAPORS WITH WATER IF NOT
    IGNITED
Fire Fighting Procedures:WEAR FULL PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND
    NIOSH-APPROVED SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS. COOL
    FIRE-EXPOSED CONTAINERS WITH WATER SPRAY.
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:VAPOR IS HEAVIER THAN AIR AND CAN TRAVEL
    CONSIDERABLE DISTANCE TO A SOURCE OF IGNITION AND FLASH BACK.
    CONTAINERS MAY RUPTURE DUE TO VAPOR PRESSURE BUILDUP.

==================  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/PUMP (EXPLOSION PROOF).
    GROUND ALL HANDLING EQUI PMENTS. PREVENT LIQUID FROM ENTERING
    SEWERS.
Neutralizing Agent:NOT RELEVANT

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

Handling and Storage Precautions:STORE IN COOL, WELL VENTILATED AREA
    AWAY FROM HEAT, SPARKS, OTHER SOURCES OF IGNITION & INCOMPATIBLE
    MATERIALS. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Other Precautions:EMPTY CONTAINERS RETAIN RESIDUE. DO NOT WELD, SOLDER,
    DRILL OR EXPOSE SUCH CONTAINERS TO FLAME, SPARKS. AVOID REPEATED OR
    PROLONGED SKIN CONTACT. DO NOT GET IN EYES. DO NOT BREATHE VAPOR OR
    MIST. WASH	THOROUGHLY AFTER HANDLING.

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

Respiratory Protection:IF WORKING IN CONFINED AREAS, IF EXCESSIVE
    MISTING IS EXPECTED OR IF EXPOSURE MAY OR DOES EXCEED RECOMMENDED
    PERMISSIBLE EXPOSURE LIMITS (PEL), WEAR NIOSH-APPROVED RESPIRATORY
    PROTECTION FOR ORGANIC V APORS (REFER TO 29 CFR 1910.134).
Ventilation:MECHANICAL (GENERAL AND/OR LOCAL EXHAUST, EXPLOSION-PROOF)
    VENTILATION TO MAINTAIN EXPOSURE BELOW TLV(S).
Protective Gloves:NEOPRENE IF REPEATED CONTACT POSSIBLE
Eye Protection:SAFETY GLASSES/CHEMICAL SPLASH GOGGLES
Other Protective Equipment:EYE WASH STATION AND SAFETY SHOWER.
    INDUSTRIAL-TYPE WORK CLOTHING, APRON, AND BOOTS IF SPILLS OR
    SPLASHING CAN OCCUR.
Work Hygienic Practices:OBSERVE GOOD INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE PRACTICES AND
    RECOMMENDED PROCEDURES. WASH THOROUGHLY BEFORE EATING,
    DRINKING/SMOKING.
Supplemental Safety and Health
NOTE TO PHYSICIAN: IN CASE OF INGESTION, GASTRIC LAVAGE WITH ACTIVATED
    CHARCOAL CAN BE USED. THE USE OF AN INTRATRACHEAL TUBE PREVENTS
    ASPIRATION. INDIVIDUALS INTOXICATED SHOULD BE HOSPITALIZED FOR OB
    SERVATION AND DELAYED EFFECTS ON BLOOD,HEART AND LUNGS.
    HYDROCARBONS MAY SENSITIZE HEART TO CATECHOLAMINES.

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

HCC:F4
NRC/State Lic Num:NOT RELEVANT
Boiling Pt:B.P. Text:310F - 400F
Vapor Pres:81 @ 100F
Vapor Density:5.0
Spec Gravity:0.77
Solubility in Water:NEGLIGIBLE
Appearance and Odor:WATER WHITE LIQUID - MILD HYDROCARBON ODOR
Percent Volatiles by Volume:MODRAT

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

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
STRONG OXIDIZING AGENTS, STRONG ACIDS, CAUSTICS, HALOGENS
Stability Condition to Avoid:HEAT, SPARKS, FLAMES AND OTHER SOURCES OF
    IGNITION
Hazardous Decomposition Products:CARBON MONOXIDE, CARBON DIOXIDE,
    ALDEHYDES, AROMATICS MAY BE FORMED.

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

Waste Disposal Methods:RECLAIM BY DISTILLATION OR INCINERATE ABSORBED
    MATERIALS IN A LICENSED HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY. DISPOSAL SHOULD
    BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL REGULATIONS.
    REPORT SPILLS IF NECESS ARY TO NATIONAL RESPONSE CENTER
    800-424-8802.

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