Material Safety Data Sheet
SECTION 1:Chemical Product and Company
Manufacturer: Cumberland Swan Date: March 2000
One Swan Drive
Smyrna, TN 37167
Product: Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA)
50%, 70%, 91% and 99% IPA
Telephone: (615) 459-8900
24hr Emergency: (615) 459-8900 ext. 5270
SECTION 2: Composition/Information on Ingredients
Name: Isopropanol, IPA, 2-Propanol, Dimethyl Carbinol CAS#: 67-63-0
SECTION 3: Hazards Identification
Colorless, volatile liquid with the odor of rubbing alcohol. Isopropyl Alcohol is
a dangerous fire risk. Prolonged exposure to elevated concentrations of vapors
may result in irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat and central nervous system
(CNS) depression. Prolonged dermal exposure can result in dry, cracking skin.
Potential Routes of Exposure: Ingestion, inhalation, dermal contact,
Target Organs: Eyes, skin, respiratory system
Symptoms of Overexposure:
Inhalation: Mild irritation of eyes, nose and throat.
Ingestion: Drowsiness, headache
Dermal Contact: Dry, cracking skin
Acute Effects: Irritation of skin and/or upper respiratory tract as
noted above. Acute CNS depression may be
manifested as giddiness, headache, dizziness
Chronic Effects: Chronic exposure can result in skin irritation and
contact dermititus Pre-existing disorders of the
skin, eyes, and respiratory tract may be
exacerbated by exposure to isopropyl alcohol.
HMIS: H=1, F=3, R=0 See Section 8 for PPE information
SECTION 4: First Aid Measures
Eye: Flush eyes with copious amount of water for at least 15 minutes
Skin: Flush with water. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting if victim is unconscious or drowsy. Seek
medical attention or contact the poison control center.
Inhalation: Remove victim to fresh air and provided oxygen if breathing is
difficult. Seek Medical attention if breathing continues to be
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SECTION 5: Fire Fighting Measures
Extinguishing Media: Use water fog, alcohol foam, dry chemical or CO2
Unusual Fire or Containers exposed to intense heat from fires should be
Explosion Hazards: cooled with large amounts of water to prevent buildup of
internal pressure due to vapor generation which could
result in container rupture.
Recommendations: Clear area of unprotected personnel. Wear complete
turnout gear. Cool containers exposed to fire with water.
SECTION 6: Accidental Release Measures
Large Spills: Eliminate all ignition sources. Equipment must be grounded to
prevent sparking. Evacuate the area of unprotected personnel.
Contain source of spill. Dike or otherwise confine spilled
product. Uncontrolled releases to air, land, or water may be
reportable to the National Response Center (1-800-424-8802).
Small Spills: Take up with absorbent material and place in non-leaking
container; seal tightly. Dispose of absorbent (see section 13)
SECTION 7: Handling and Storage
Storage Requirements: Store in tightly closed containers in a cool, dry area
away from heat and other possible ignition sources.
Handling precautions: Use non-sparking tools to open containers. Maintain
appropriate class of fire extinguishers nearby in case
SECTION 8: Exposure Controls / Personal Protection
OSHA PEL=400ppm OSHA STEL=500ppm IDLH=12,000ppm
Recommended Engineering Controls: Use explosion-proof ventilation
equipment as necessary to maintain airborne concentrations below the PEL.
Ground all containers to prevent static sparks during fluid transfers.
Recommended Admin Controls: Train employees on the hazards of Isopropyl
PPE: Goggles, gloves, NIOSH approved respiratory protection required when
Recommended Hygiene Practices: Clean PPE and work clothing contaminated
prior to reuse. After working with this product, be sure to wash before eating,
smoking, drinking, or applying cosmetics.
SECTION 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance: Colorless Liquid UEL: 12% LEL: 2%
Odor: Mild Rubbing Alcohol Odor Threshold: 43ppm Water solubility: Miscible
50% IPA 70%IPA 91%IPA 99%IPA
Vapor Pressure (@ 680F) approx. 29mm 23mm 33mm 33mm
Specific Gravity .929 .878 .790 .790
176 0 F 176 0 F 180 0 F 181 0 F
74.5 0 F 70.5 0 F 54 0 F 53 0 F
Flash Point (TAG Open Cup)
- - - - 0 C -32--50 0 C -
0C 127 0 F
Freezing Point 32- 50 32- 50
Molecular Weight 47.5 47.5 47.5 60.1
750 0 F
Auto Ignition Temperature No Data No Data No Data
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SECTION 10: Stability and Reactivity
Polymerization: Will not occur
Incompatible Chem: Strong oxidizers, acetaldehyde, chlorine, ethylene oxide,
Conditions to avoid: Heat, sparks, and open flame.
Do Not store in aluminum > 120 0 F
Hazardous Products: CO and unidentified organic compounds may be formed
SECTION 11: Toxicological Information
LD50: 5,840 mg/kg (acute oral - rat); 13,000 mg/kg (acute dermal - rabbit)
Mutagenicity: Not Indicated
LD50: 16,000 ppm/8hr (inhalation - rat)
Reproductive Effects: Not Indicated
LDlo : 5,000 mg/kg (oral - rabbit)
Carcinogenicity: Not identified as a carcinogen by OSHO, IARC, or NTP
SECTION 12: Ecological Information
Ecotoxicity: N/A Environmental Fate: N/A
Soil Absorption/Mobility: Highly Mobile
Environmental Degradation: Should be removed readily from soils and water by
volatilization and biodegradation.
SECTION 13: Disposal Considerations
Disposal: Contact your supplier or a licensed contractor for detailed recommendations.
Disposal regulatory Requirements: Follow applicable Federal, state, and local
regulations. Consider fuels blending as an alternative to incineration.
SECTION 14: Transport Information
DOT Shipping Name: Isopropanol DOT Packing Group: II
DOT Hazard Class: 3 DOT Label: Flammable Liquid
UN ID#: UN 1219
SECTION 15: Regulatory Information
RCRA Hazardous Waste Number/ Classification:D001 CERCLA Substance: N/A
HAZARDOUS AIR POLUTANT (CAA): No SARA 311/312 Codes: N/A
SARA Toxic Chemical: Yes, (Strong manufacturing only)
CERCLA Reportable Quantity: 10,000 lbs (Default)
SECTION 16: Other Information
Prepared by: Cumberland Swan
Sources of Information: 29 CFR1910.1000; NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical
Hazards (1993); Occupational Health Guidelines for Chemical
Hazards; NFPA Guide to Hazardous Materials - 10th Edition.
Disclaimer: While reasonable care has been taken to ensure the accuracy
and completeness of the information regarding the material
described herein, it is the purchaser鈥檚 responsibility to ensure
the suitability of such information as it applies to the
purchaser鈥檚 intended use of the material.
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