Material Safety Data Sheet
Ethyl Alcohol, 70%
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification
MSDS Name: Ethyl Alcohol, 70%
S75119, S75120, S556CA4
Ethyl Alcohol; Ethyl Hydrate; Ethyl Hydroxide; Fermentation Alcohol;
Grain Alcohol; Methylcarbinol; Molasses Alcohol; Spirits of Wine.
1 Reagent Lane
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients
| 64-17-5||Ethyl alcohol
|| 70 ||200-578-6
|| 30 ||231-791-2
Hazard Symbols: F
Risk Phrases: 11
Section 3 - Hazards Identification
Appearance: colorless clear liquid. Flash Point: 16.6 deg C.
Flammable liquid and vapor.
May cause central nervous system depression. Causes severe eye
irritation. Causes respiratory tract irritation. Causes moderate skin
irritation. This substance has caused adverse reproductive and fetal
effects in humans. Warning! May cause liver,
kidney and heart damage.
Target Organs: Kidneys, heart, central nervous
Potential Health Effects
Causes severe eye irritation. May cause painful sensitization to
light. May cause chemical conjunctivitis and corneal damage.
Causes moderate skin irritation. May cause cyanosis of the
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and
diarrhea. May cause systemic toxicity with acidosis. May cause
central nervous system depression, characterized by excitement,
followed by headache, dizziness, drowsiness, and nausea. Advanced
stages may cause collapse, unconsciousness, coma and possible death
due to respiratory failure.
Inhalation of high concentrations may cause central nervous system
effects characterized by nausea, headache, dizziness, unconsciousness
and coma. Causes respiratory tract irritation. May cause narcotic
effects in high concentration. Vapors may cause dizziness or
May cause reproductive and fetal effects. Laboratory experiments
have resulted in mutagenic effects. Animal studies have reported the
development of tumors. Prolonged exposure may cause liver, kidney,
and heart damage.
Section 4 - First Aid Measures
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes,
occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Gently lift eyelids and flush continuously with water.
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15
minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing
before reuse. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water.
Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4
cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an
unconscious person. Get medical aid.
Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If not
breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult,
give oxygen. Get medical aid. Do NOT use mouth-to-mouth
Notes to Physician:
Treat symptomatically and supportively. Persons with skin or eye
disorders or liver, kidney, chronic respiratory diseases, or central
and peripheral nervous sytem diseases may be at increased risk from
exposure to this substance.
Replace fluid and electrolytes.
Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures
Containers can build up pressure if exposed to heat and/or fire. As
in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in
pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full
protective gear. Vapors may form an explosive mixture with air.
Vapors can travel to a source of ignition and flash back. Will burn
if involved in a fire. Flammable Liquid. Can release vapors that form
explosive mixtures at temperatures above the flashpoint. Use water
spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool. Containers may explode
in the heat of a fire.
For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray or
alcohol-resistant foam. For large fires, use water spray, fog, or
alcohol-resistant foam. Use water spray to cool fire-exposed
containers. Water may be ineffective. Do NOT use straight streams of
Flash Point: 16.6 deg C ( 61.88 deg F)
Autoignition Temperature: 363 deg C ( 685.40 deg F)
Explosion Limits, Lower:3.3 vol %
Upper: 19.0 vol %
(estimated) Health: 2; Flammability: 3; Instability: 0
Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures
General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated
in Section 8.
Absorb spill with inert material (e.g. vermiculite, sand or earth),
then place in suitable container. Remove all sources of ignition.
Use a spark-proof tool. Provide ventilation. A vapor suppressing
foam may be used to reduce vapors.
Section 7 - Handling and Storage
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use only in a well-ventilated area.
Ground and bond containers when transferring material. Use
spark-proof tools and explosion proof equipment. Avoid contact with
eyes, skin, and clothing. Empty containers retain product residue,
(liquid and/or vapor), and can be dangerous. Keep container tightly
closed. Avoid contact with heat, sparks and flame. Avoid ingestion
and inhalation. Do not pressurize, cut, weld, braze, solder, drill,
grind, or expose empty containers to heat, sparks or open flames.
Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Keep away from sources of
ignition. Store in a tightly closed container. Keep from contact
with oxidizing materials. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area
away from incompatible substances. Flammables-area. Do not store
near perchlorates, peroxides, chromic acid or nitric acid.
Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection
Use explosion-proof ventilation equipment. Facilities storing or
utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility
and a safety shower. Use adequate general or local exhaust
ventilation to keep airborne concentrations below the permissible
||OSHA - Final PELs|
|Ethyl alcohol||1000 ppm TWA
||1000 ppm TWA; 1900 mg/m3 TWA 3300 ppm IDLH||1000 ppm TWA; 1900 mg/m3 TWA
||none listed||none listed
OSHA Vacated PELs:
1000 ppm TWA; 1900 mg/m3 TWA
No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical
safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face
protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European
Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin
Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29
CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European
Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace
conditions warrant a respirator's use.
Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical State: Clear liquid
Odor: Mild, rather pleasant, like wine or whis
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: 59.3 mm Hg @ 20 deg C
Vapor Density: 1.59
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: 1.200 cP @ 20 deg C
Boiling Point: 78 deg C
Freezing/Melting Point:-114.1 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Specific Gravity/Density:0.790 @ 20°C
Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid:
Incompatible materials, ignition sources, excess heat, oxidizers.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
Strong oxidizing agents, acids, alkali metals, ammonia, hydrazine,
peroxides, sodium, acid anhydrides, calcium hypochlorite, chromyl
chloride, nitrosyl perchlorate, bromine pentafluoride, perchloric
acid, silver nitrate, mercuric nitrate, potassium-tert-butoxide,
magnesium perchlorate, acid chlorides, platinum, uranium
hexafluoride, silver oxide, iodine heptafluoride, acetyl bromide,
disulfuryl difluoride, tetrachlorosilane + water, acetyl chloride,
permanganic acid, ruthenium (VIII) oxide, uranyl perchlorate,
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
Section 11 - Toxicological Information
CAS# 64-17-5: KQ6300000
CAS# 7732-18-5: ZC0110000
Draize test, rabbit, eye: 500 mg Severe;
Draize test, rabbit, eye: 500 mg/24H Mild;
Draize test, rabbit,
skin: 20 mg/24H Moderate;
Inhalation, mouse: LC50 = 39
Inhalation, rat: LC50 = 20000 ppm/10H;
mouse: LD50 = 3450 mg/kg;
Oral, rabbit: LD50 = 6300 mg/kg;
Oral, rat: LD50 = 9000 mg/kg;
Oral, rat: LD50 = 7060
Oral, rat: LD50 = >90 mL/kg;
ACGIH: A4 - Not Classifiable as a Human Carcinogen
Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Ethanol has been shown to produce fetotoxicity in the embry
o or fetus of laboratory animals. Prenatal exposure to
ethanol is associated with a distinct pattern of co
ngenital malformations that have collecetively been termed
the "fetal alcohol syndrome".
Oral, Human - woman: TDLo = 41 gm/kg (female 41 week(s) after
conception) Effects on Newborn - Apgar score (human only) and Effects
on Newborn - other neonatal measures or effects and Effects on
Newborn - drug dependence.
Intrauterine, Human - woman: TDLo = 200 mg/kg (female 5 day(s)
pre-mating) Fertility - female fertility index (e.g. # females
pregnant per # sperm positive females; # females pregnant per #
No information available.
DNA Inhibition: Human, Lymphocyte = 220 mmol/L.; Cytogenetic
Analysis: Human, Lymphocyte = 1160 gm/L.; Cytogenetic Analysis:
Human, Fibroblast = 12000 ppm.; Cytogenetic Analysis: Human,
Leukocyte = 1 pph/72H (Continuous).; Sister Chromatid Exchange:
Human, Lymphocyte = 500 ppm/72H (Continuous).
Standard Draize Test(Skin, rabbit) = 20 mg/24H (Moderate) S
tandard Draize Test: Administration into the eye (rabbit)
= 500 mg (Severe).
Section 12 - Ecological Information
Fish: Rainbow trout: LC50 = 12900-15300 mg/L; 96 Hr; Flow-through @
Rainbow trout: LC50 = 11200 mg/L; 24 Hr; Fingerling
ria: Phytobacterium phosphoreum: EC50 = 34900
mg/L; 5-30 min; Microtox test
When spilled on land it is apt to volatilize, biodegrade, and leach
into the ground water, but no data on the rates of these processes
could be found. Its fate in ground water is unknown. When released
into water it will volatilize and probably biodegrade. It would not
be expected to adsorb to sediment or bioconcentrate in fish.
When released to the atmosphere it will photodegrade in hours
(polluted urban atmosphere) to an estimated range of 4 to 6 days in
less polluted areas. Rainout should be significant.
No information available.
No information available.
Section 13 - Disposal Considerations
Chemical waste generators must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified
as a hazardous waste.
US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR Parts 261.3.
Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local hazardous waste regulations to
ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.
Section 14 - Transport Information
||No information available.
Section 15 - Regulatory Information
CAS# 64-17-5 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
CAS# 7732-18-5 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
CERCLA Hazardous Substances and corresponding RQs
None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
CAS # 64-17-5: acute, chronic, flammable.
No chemicals are reportable under Section 313.
Clean Air Act:
This material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants.
This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors.
This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous
Substances under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority
Pollutants under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants
under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous
CAS# 64-17-5 can be found on the following state right to know
lists: California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Minnesota,
CAS# 7732-18-5 is not present on state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA,
FL, or NJ.
WARNING: This product contains Ethyl alcohol, a chemical known to the
state of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive
California No Significant Risk Level:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed.
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
R 11 Highly flammable.
S 16 Keep away from sources of ignition - No
S 33 Take precautionary measures against static
S 7 Keep container tightly closed.
S 9 Keep container in a well-ventilated place.
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 64-17-5: 0
CAS# 7732-18-5: No information available.
Canada - DSL/NDSL
CAS# 64-17-5 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
CAS# 7732-18-5 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
This product has a WHMIS classification of B2, D2A, D2B.
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List
CAS# 64-17-5 is listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.
CAS# 64-17-5: OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 1000 ppm (1900 mg/m3) OEL-BELGIUM:T
WA 1000 ppm (1880 mg/m3) OEL-CZECHOSLOVAKIA:TWA 1000 mg/m3;STEL 5000
mg/m3 OEL-DENMARK:TWA 1000 ppm (1900 mg/m3) OEL-FINLAND:TWA 1000 ppm
(1900 mg/m3);STEL 1250 ppm (2400 mg/m3) OEL-FRANCE:TWA 1000 ppm (190
0 mg/m3);STEL 5000 pp OEL-GERMANY:TWA 1000 ppm (1900 mg/m3) OEL-HUNG
ARY:TWA 1000 mg/m3;STEL 3000 mg/m3 OEL-THE NETHERLANDS:TWA 1000 ppm (
1900 mg/m3) OEL-THE PHILIPPINES:TWA 1000 ppm (1900 mg/m3) OEL-POLAND
:TWA 1000 mg/m3 OEL-RUSSIA:STEL 1000 mg/m3 OEL-SWEDEN:TWA 1000 ppm (
1900 mg/m3) OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 1000 ppm (1900 mg/m3) OEL-THAILAND:T
WA 1000 ppm (1900 mg/m3) OEL-TURKEY:TWA 1000 ppm (1900 mg/m3) OEL-UN
ITED KINGDOM:TWA 1000 ppm (1900 mg/m3) JAN9 OEL IN BULGARIA, COLOMBIA
, JORDAN, KOREA check ACGIH TLV OEL IN NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, VIETNA
M check ACGI TLV
Section 16 - Additional Information
MSDS Creation Date: 4/17/2001
Revision #1 Date: 4/17/2001
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