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METHANOLICSC: 0057
Methyl alcohol
Carbinol
Wood alcohol
Methyl hydrate
May 2018
CAS #: 67-56-1
UN #: 1230
EC Number: 200-659-6

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Highly flammable.  Vapour/air mixtures are explosive. Risk of fire and explosion on contact with incompatible substances. See Notes.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking. NO contact with incompatible substances.  Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Do NOT use compressed air for filling, discharging, or handling. Use non-sparking handtools.  Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 

 PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Dizziness. Headache. Weakness. Visual disturbances. Drowsiness. Shortness of breath. Convulsions. Unconsciousness.  Use ventilation. Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Dry skin. Redness.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Rinse contaminated clothes (fire hazard) with plenty of water. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness. Pain. Blurred vision.  Wear face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Further see Inhalation.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Do NOT induce vomiting. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer immediately for medical attention. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Remove all ignition sources. Ventilation. Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT wash away into sewer. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in covered containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. Store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

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DANGER
Highly flammable liquid and vapour
Toxic if swallowed
Harmful if inhaled
Causes damage to central nervous system 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Subsidiary Risks: 6.1; UN Pack Group: II 

STORAGE
Separated from incompatible materials. Cool. Fireproof. Keep in a well-ventilated room. 
PACKAGING
 
METHANOL ICSC: 0057
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
The vapour mixes well with air, explosive mixtures are easily formed. 

Chemical dangers
Reacts violently with strong oxidants, acids and reducing agents. This generates fire and explosion hazard. 

Formula: CH4O / CH3OH
Molecular mass: 32.0
Boiling point: 65°C
Melting point: -98°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.79
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 12.9
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 1.1
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.01
Flash point: 9°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 440°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 6-50
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.74
Viscosity: 0.544 mPa at 25°C 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. This may result in loss of consciousness. Exposure could cause blindness and death. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air can be reached rather quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. The substance may have effects on the central nervous system. This may result in persistent or recurring headaches and impaired vision. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
TLV: 200 ppm as TWA; 250 ppm as STEL; (skin); BEI issued.
EU-OEL: 260 mg/m3, 200 ppm as TWA; (skin).
MAK: 130 mg/m3, 100 ppm; peak limitation category: II(2); skin absorption (H); pregnancy risk group: C 

ENVIRONMENT
Avoid release to the environment in circumstances different to normal use. 

NOTES
Burns with nonluminous bluish flame.
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
Specific treatment may be necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions should be available. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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