Material Safety Data Sheet
Glycerine

ACC# 10440
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Glycerine
Catalog Numbers: S71228, S71229, S74606, S74606-1, BP229 1, BP229 4, BP229-1, BP229-4, BP2291, BP2294, G153 1, G153 4, G153-1, G153-4, G1531, G1534, G30 20, G30 200, G30 4, G31 1, G31 20, G31 4, G31 500, G31-1, G31-20, G31-4, G31-500, G311, G3120, G31200, G314, G31500, G31500001, G31500LC, G33 1, G33 20, G33 200, G33 4, G33 500, G33-1, G33-20, G33-200, G33-4, G33-500, G331, G3320, G33200, G3320LC, G334, G33500, G3420, G34200, G344, G3620, NC9484773, NC9508460, NC9520779, NC9807011, S746061, ZZG332015
Synonyms:
Glycerol; 1,2,3-Propanetriol; Glyceritol; Glycic Alcohol; 1,2,3-Trihydroxypropane; 1,2,3-Propanetriol
Company Identification:

              Fisher Scientific
              1 Reagent Lane
              Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
For information, call:
201-796-7100
Emergency Number:
201-796-7100
For CHEMTREC assistance, call:
800-424-9300
For International CHEMTREC assistance, call:
703-527-3887

Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
56-81-5 Glycerine 100.0 200-289-5

Hazard Symbols:
None listed.
Risk Phrases:
None listed.

Section 3 - Hazards Identification

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW

Appearance: clear. Caution! May cause eye and skin irritation. May cause respiratory and digestive tract irritation. This is expected to be a low hazard for usual industrial handling.
Target Organs: None known.


Potential Health Effects
Eye: May cause eye irritation.
Skin: May cause skin irritation. Low hazard for usual industrial handling.
Ingestion: Ingestion of large amounts may cause gastrointestinal irritation. Low hazard for usual industrial handling. May cause headache.
Inhalation: Low hazard for usual industrial handling. Inhalation of a mist of this material may cause respiratory tract irritation.
Chronic: No information found.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures


Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. If irritation develops, get medical aid.
Skin: Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists. Wash clothing before reuse.
Ingestion: Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Get medical aid if irritation or symptoms occur.
Inhalation: Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures


General Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use water spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool. Vapors may be heavier than air. They can spread along the ground and collect in low or confined areas. Containers may explode when heated.
Extinguishing Media: Use water spray to cool fire-exposed containers. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire. Use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or appropriate foam.

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures


General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Absorb spill with inert material (e.g. vermiculite, sand or earth), then place in suitable container. Avoid runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to waterways. Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Remove all sources of ignition. Provide ventilation.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage


Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash hands before eating. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Wash clothing before reuse.
Storage: Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. No special precautions indicated.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection


Engineering Controls: Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Glycerine 10 mg/m3 TWA no established RELs - see Appendix D 15 mg/m3 TWA (total dust); 5 mg/m3 TWA (respirable fraction)

OSHA Vacated PELs: Glycerine: total dust: 10 mg/m3 TWA; respirable fraction: 5 mg/m3 TWA
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: 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 Standard EN166.
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
Respirators: Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties


Physical State: Liquid
Appearance: clear
Odor: faint odor
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: .0025 mm Hg @ 5
Vapor Density: 3.17 (H2O=1)
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 290 deg C
Freezing/Melting Point:20 deg F
Autoignition Temperature: 400 deg C ( 752.00 deg F)
Flash Point: 193 deg C ( 379.40 deg F)
Decomposition Temperature:290 deg C
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 1; Flammability: 1; Reactivity: 0
Explosion Limits, Lower:1.1
Upper: Not available.
Solubility: Miscible in water. Insol. in chloroform,
Specific Gravity/Density:1.4746
Molecular Formula:C3H8O3
Molecular Weight:92.0542

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity


Chemical Stability: Stable.
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible materials, ignition sources, excess heat.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Not available.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information


RTECS#:
CAS# 56-81-5: MA8050000
LD50/LC50:
CAS# 56-81-5:
Draize test, rabbit, eye: 126 mg Mild;
Draize test, rabbit, eye: 500 mg/24H Mild;
Draize test, rabbit, skin: 500 mg/24H Mild;
Inhalation, rat: LC50 = >570 mg/m3/1H;
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 4090 mg/kg;
Oral, rabbit: LD50 = 27 gm/kg;
Oral, rat: LD50 = 12600 mg/kg;
Skin, rabbit: LD50 = >10 gm/kg;
Carcinogenicity:
CAS# 56-81-5: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No information available.
Teratogenicity: No information available.
Reproductive Effects: No information available.
Neurotoxicity: No information available.
Mutagenicity: No information available.
Other Studies: No data available.

Section 12 - Ecological Information


Ecotoxicity: No data available. Cas# 56-81-5:LC50 (96 Hr.) rainbow trout = 50-67 mg/L; 12 degrees CLC50 (96 Hr.) goldfish = >5000 mg/L
Environmental: No information available.
Physical: No information available.
Other: 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

US DOT IATA RID/ADR IMO Canada TDG
Shipping Name: No information available. No information available.
Hazard Class:
UN Number:
Packing Group:

Section 15 - Regulatory Information

US FEDERAL

TSCA
CAS# 56-81-5 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.
Section 12b
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.
SARA

Section 302 (RQ)
None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
Section 302 (TPQ)
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
SARA Codes
CAS # 56-81-5: chronic.
Section 313
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.
OSHA:
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
STATE
CAS# 56-81-5 can be found on the following state right to know lists: Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Massachusetts.
California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed. European/International Regulations
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols:
Not available.
Risk Phrases:


Safety Phrases:


WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

CAS# 56-81-5: 0
Canada
CAS# 56-81-5 is listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS# 56-81-5 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
This product does not have a WHMIS classification.
CAS# 56-81-5 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
Exposure Limits
CAS# 56-81-5: OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 10 mg/m3 OEL-BELGIUM:TWA 10 mg/m3
OEL-FINLAND:TWA 20 mg/m3 OEL-FRANCE:TWA 10 mg/m3 OEL-THE NETHERLANDS
:TWA 10 mg/m3 OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 10 mg/m3 OEL IN BULGARIA, COLOM
BIA, JORDAN, KOREA check ACGIH TLV OEL IN NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, VIE
TNAM check ACGI TLV

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 7/20/1999
Revision #2 Date: 8/02/2000
The information above is believed to be accurate and represents the best information currently available to us. However, we make no warranty of merchantability or any other warranty, express or implied, with respect to such information, and we assume no liability resulting from its use. Users should make their own investigations to determine the suitability of the information for their particular purposes. In no event shall Fisher be liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any third party or for lost profits or any special, indirect, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages, howsoever arising, even if Fisher has been advised of the possibility of such damages.