GELMAN SCIENCES INC -- DIFLUOROETHANE -- 6830-00N052974
=====================  Product Identification  =====================

Product ID:DIFLUOROETHANE
MSDS Date:10/01/1992
FSC:6830
NIIN:00N052974
MSDS Number: BVQLK
=== Responsible Party ===
Company Name:GELMAN SCIENCES INC
Address:600 SO WAGNER RD
City:ANN ARBOR
State:MI
ZIP:48106
Country:US
Info Phone Num:800-521-1520
Emergency Phone Num:800-521-1520; 313-665-0661
CAGE:16868
=== Contractor Identification ===
Company Name:GELMAN SCIENCES INC
Address:600 SOUTH WAGNER RD
Box:City:ANN ARBOR
State:MI
ZIP:48106
Country:US
Phone:313-665-0651
CAGE:16868

=============  Composition/Information on Ingredients  =============

Ingred Name:ETHANE, 1,1-DIFLUORO-; (DIFLUOROETHANE)
CAS:75-37-6
RTECS #:KI1410000
OSHA PEL:N/K 
ACGIH TLV:N/K 

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

LD50 LC50 Mixture:NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.
Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES  Skin:NO  Ingestion:NO
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO    IARC:NO	OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:DIFLUOROETHANE IS NOT A CFC. IT IS
    OZONE FRIENDLY. LIGHT HEADEDNESS, GIDDINESS, SHORTNESS OF BREATH.
Explanation of Carcinogenicity:NOT RELEVANT
Effects of Overexposure:SEE HEALTH HAZARDS.
Medical Cond Aggravated by Exposure:NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.

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

First Aid:INGEST:CALL MD IMMEDIATELY . EYES:IMMEDIATELY FLUSH W/POTABLE
    WATER FOR A MINIMUM OF 15 MINUTES, SEEK ASSISTANCE FROM MD .
    SKIN:FLUSH W/COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF WATER. CALL MD . INHAL:REMO VE TO
    FRESH AIR. OXYGEN THERAPY MAY BE USED IF BREATHING IS DIFFICULT.
    KEEP PERSON CALM. SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION.

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

Flash Point:<-58F,<-50C
Lower Limits:3.9%
Upper Limits:16.9%
Extinguishing Media:WATER SPRAY OR FOG, ALCOHOL FOAM, DRY CHEMICAL,
    CARBON DIOXIDE.
Fire Fighting Procedures:USE NIOSH/MSHA APPROVED SCBA & FULL PROTECTIVE
    EQUIPMENT .
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:FLAMMABLE GAS UNDER PRESSURE.

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

Spill Release Procedures:EVACUATE AREA, VENTILATE AREA, TURN OFF VALVES
    & IGNITION SOURCES. WEAR NIOSH/MSHA APPROVED SCBA IF CONCENTRATION
    IS IN EXCESS OF 1000 PPM. NOT A CFC. OZONE FRIENDLY. NO VOC'S.
Neutralizing Agent:NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.

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

Handling and Storage Precautions:DO NOT STORE >120F. DO NOT INCINERATE
    USED UNITS. STORE IN A CLEAN, DRY AREA.
Other Precautions:NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.

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

Respiratory Protection:NIOSH/MSHA APPROVED RESPIRATOR APPROPRIATE FOR
    EXPOSURE OF CONCERN . NO SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS NECESSARY.
Ventilation:MECHANICAL (GENERAL).
Protective Gloves:IMPERVIOUS GLOVES .
Eye Protection:ANSI APPROVED CHEM WORKERS GOGGS .
Other Protective Equipment:NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.
Work Hygienic Practices:NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.
Supplemental Safety and Health
NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.

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

Boiling Pt:B.P. Text:-13F,-25C
Vapor Pres:4.498
Vapor Density:2.4
Solubility in Water:0.28% @ 25C
Appearance and Odor:COLORLESS; SLIGHT ETHEREAL ODOR.
Percent Volatiles by Volume:100

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

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.
Stability Condition to Avoid:OPEN FLAMES & HIGH TEMPERATURES.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:HYDROFLUORIC ACID, POSSIBLY CARBONYL
    FLUORIDE.

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

Waste Disposal Methods:ALL FEDERAL, STATE & LOCAL LAWS TAKE PRECEDENCE.
    RECLAIM BY DISTILLATION, INCINERATE, WASTE FACILITY.

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