Material Safety Data
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company
MSDS Name: Methanol
Catalog Numbers: S75959, S75965, S75965A, S75965HPLC,
S75965SPEC, A408-1, A408-4, A408SK-4, A411-20, A411-4, A412-1, A412-20,
A412-200, A412-200LC, A412-4, A412-4LC, A412-500, A412-500LC, A412CU1300,
A412FB115, A412FB19, A412FB200, A412FB50, A412J500, A412P-4, A412P-4LC,
A412POP19, A412POP200, A412POP50, A412POPB19, A412POPB200, A412POPB50,
A412RB115, A412RB19, A412RB200, A412RB50, A412RS115, A412RS200, A412RS28,
A412RS50, A412SK-4, A412SS-115, A412SS-19, A412SS-200, A413-20, A413-200,
A413-4, A413-500, A433F-1GAL, A433P-4, A433P1GAL, A433S-20, A433S-200, A433S-4,
A434-20, A450-4, A452-1, A452-4, A452-4LC, A452J1, A452NB219, A452POP19,
A452POP200, A452POP28, A452POP50, A452POPN19, A452RS-115, A452RS-19, A452RS-200,
A452RS-28, A452RS-50, A452SK-1, A452SK-4, A452SS-115, A452SS-19, A452SS-200,
A452SS-50, A453-1, A453-1LC, A453-500, A453J1, A454-1, A454-1LC, A454-4,
A454-4LC, A454POP19, A454POP200, A454POP50, A454RS-115, A454RS-19, A454RS-200,
A454RS-28, A454RS-50, A454SS-19, A454SS-28, A454SS-50, A455-1, A455POP19,
A455POP200, A455POP50, A455SS19, A455SS200, A455SS50, A457-4, A935-4, A935FB200,
A935POPB200, A935RB200, A936-1, A936-4, A947-4, A947-4LC, A947POP19, A947POP200,
A947POP50, A947RS-115, A947RS-200, A947RS-28, A947SS-115, A947SS-19, A947SS-200,
A947SS-28, A947SS-50, BP1105-1, BP1105-4, BP1105POP19, BP1105POP20, BP1105POP50,
BP1105RS19, BP1105SS19, BP1105SS28, BP1105SS50, BP2618100, HC400 1GAL,
NC9633361, NC9766429, NC9780216, NC9905242, NC9941388, NC9942270, NC9964975,
NC9979250, SC95-1, SW2-1, TIA9474, TIA947P200L
Methyl alcohol; Methyl hydroxide; Monohydroxymethane; Wood alcohol; Wood naptha;
Wood spirits; Columbian spirits; Methanol.
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Section 2 -
Composition, Information on Ingredients
Symbols: T F
Risk Phrases: 11 23/24/25 39/23/24/25
Section 3 - Hazards
Appearance: clear, colorless liquid. Flash Point: 11 deg C. Poison! Cannot be
made non-poisonous. Causes eye and skin irritation.
Danger! Flammable liquid and vapor. May be fatal or
cause blindness if swallowed. May cause central nervous system depression.
Causes respiratory tract irritation. Harmful if swallowed, inhaled, or absorbed
through the skin. Vapor harmful.
Target Organs: Eyes,
nervous system, optic nerve.
Eye: Methanol is a mild to moderate
eye irritant. Inhalation, ingestion or skin absorption of methanol can cause
significant disturbances in vision, including blindness.
Skin: Causes moderate skin irritation. Harmful if absorbed
through the skin. Prolonged and/or repeated contact may cause defatting of the
skin and dermatitis. Methanol can be absorbed through the skin, producing
systemic effects that include visual disturbances.
Ingestion: Harmful if swallowed. May be fatal or cause
blindness if swallowed. Aspiration hazard. 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
Inhalation: Methanol is toxic and can
very readily form extremely high vapor concentrations at room temperature.
Inhalation is the most common route of occupational exposure. At first, methanol
causes CNS depression with nausea, headache, vomiting, dizziness and
incoordination. A time period with no obvious symptoms follows (typically 8-24
hrs). This latent period is followed by metabolic acidosis and severe visual
effects which may include reduced reactivity and/or increased sensitivity to
light, blurred, double and/or snowy vision, and blindness. Depending on the
severity of exposure and the promptness of treatment, survivors may recover
completely or may have permanent blindness, vision disturbances and/or nervous
Chronic: Prolonged or repeated skin contact
may cause dermatitis. Chronic exposure may cause effects similar to those of
acute exposure. Methanol is only very slowly eliminated from the body. Because
of this slow elimination, methanol should be regarded as a cumulative poison.
Though a single exposure may cause no effect, daily exposures may result in the
accumulation of a harmful amount. Methanol has produced fetotoxicity in rats and
teratogenicity in mice exposed by inhalation to high concentrations that did not
produce significant maternal toxicity.
Section 4 - First Aid
Eyes: In case of contact, immediately flush eyes
with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical aid.
Skin: In case of contact, immediately flush skin with
plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and
shoes. Get medical aid immediately. Wash clothing before reuse.
Ingestion: Potential for aspiration if swallowed. Get
medical aid immediately. Do not induce vomiting unless directed to do so by
medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
Inhalation: If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not
breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
Get medical aid.
Notes to Physician: Effects may be
Antidote: Ethanol may inhibit methanol metabolism.
Section 5 - Fire
Information: 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.
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. Water may be ineffective. Material is lighter than water and a fire may be
spread by the use of water. Flammable liquid and vapor. Vapors are heavier than
air and may travel to a source of ignition and flash back. Vapors can spread
along the ground and collect in low or confined areas.
Media: For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray
or alcohol-resistant foam. Water may be ineffective. For large fires, use water
spray, fog or alcohol-resistant foam. Do NOT use straight streams of water.
Flash Point: 11 deg C ( 51.80 deg F)
Temperature: 464 deg C ( 867.20 deg F)
Lower:6.0 vol %
Upper: 36.00 vol %
Rating: (estimated) Health: 1; Flammability: 3; Instability: 0
Section 6 -
Accidental Release Measures
Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in
Spills/Leaks: Absorb spill with inert material
(e.g. vermiculite, sand or earth), then place in suitable container. Use water
spray to disperse the gas/vapor. Remove all sources of ignition. Provide
ventilation. A vapor suppressing foam may be used to reduce vapors. Water spray
may reduce vapor but may not prevent ignition in closed spaces.
Section 7 - Handling
Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove
contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Ground and bond containers when
transferring material. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Empty
containers retain product residue, (liquid and/or vapor), and can be dangerous.
Keep container tightly closed. Do not ingest or inhale. Do not pressurize, cut,
weld, braze, solder, drill, grind, or expose empty containers to heat, sparks or
open flames. Use only with adequate ventilation. Keep away from heat, sparks and
flame. Avoid use in confined spaces. Avoid breathing vapor or mist.
Storage: Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Keep away
from sources of ignition. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from
incompatible substances. Flammables-area. Keep containers tightly closed.
Section 8 - Exposure
Controls, Personal Protection
Controls: 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 exposure limits.
||200 ppm TWA; 250 ppm STEL; skin - potential for cutaneous
||200 ppm TWA; 260 mg/m3 TWA 6000 ppm IDLH
||200 ppm TWA; 260 mg/m3
OSHA Vacated PELs: Methanol:
200 ppm TWA; 260 mg/m3 TWA
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: Wear chemical goggles.
Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent
Respirators: 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
Appearance: clear, colorless
Odor: alcohol-like -
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: 127 mm Hg @
25 deg C
Vapor Density: 1.11 (Air=1)
Viscosity: 0.55 cP 20 deg C
Boiling Point: 64.7
deg C @ 760 mm Hg
Freezing/Melting Point:-98 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Specific Gravity/Density:.7910 g/cm3 @ 20°C
Section 10 -
Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
to Avoid: High temperatures, ignition sources, confined spaces.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Strong oxidizing agents,
strong acids, powdered aluminum, powdered magnesium.
Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and
gases, carbon dioxide, formaldehyde.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will
Section 11 -
CAS# 67-56-1: PC1400000
Draize test, rabbit, eye: 40 mg Moderate;
Draize test, rabbit,
eye: 100 mg/24H Moderate;
Draize test, rabbit, skin: 20 mg/24H
Inhalation, rabbit: LC50 = 81000 mg/m3/14H;
LC50 = 64000 ppm/4H;
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 7300 mg/kg;
Oral, rabbit: LD50 =
Oral, rat: LD50 = 5600 mg/kg;
Skin, rabbit: LD50 = 15800
CAS# 67-56-1: Not listed by ACGIH,
IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No data available.
Teratogenicity: There is no human information available. Methanol is
considered to be a potential developmental hazard based on animal data. In
animal experiments, methanol has caused fetotoxic or teratogenic effects without
Reproductive Effects: See actual entry in RTECS
for complete information.
Neurotoxicity: ACGIH cites neuropathy,
vision and CNS under TLV basis.
Mutagenicity: See actual entry in
RTECS for complete information.
Other Studies: No data available.
Section 12 -
Fish: Fathead Minnow: 29.4 g/L; 96 Hr; LC50 (unspecified) Goldfish: 250 ppm; 11
Hr; resulted in death Rainbow trout: 8000 mg/L; 48 Hr; LC50 (unspecified)
Rainbow trout: LC50 = 13-68 mg/L; 96 Hr.; 12 degrees C Fathead Minnow: LC50 =
29400 mg/L; 96 Hr.; 25 degrees C, pH 7.63 Rainbow trout: LC50 = 8000 mg/L; 48
Hr.; Unspecified ria: Phytobacterium phosphoreum: EC50 = 51,000-320,000 mg/L; 30
minutes; Microtox test No data available.
Environmental: Dangerous to
aquatic life in high concentrations. Aquatic toxicity rating: TLm 96>1000
ppm. May be dangerous if it enters water intakes. Methyl alcohol is expected to
biodegrade in soil and water very rapidly. This product will show high soil
mobility and will be degraded from the ambient atmosphere by the reaction with
photochemically produced hyroxyl radicals with an estimated half-life of 17.8
days. Bioconcentration factor for fish (golden ide) < 10. Based on a log Kow
of -0.77, the BCF value for methanol can be estimated to be 0.2.
Physical: No information available.
Other: No information
Section 13 - Disposal
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: CAS# 67-56-1:
waste number U154 (Ignitable waste).
Section 14 -
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Section 15 -
CAS# 67-56-1 is listed on the TSCA
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the
chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals
in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
Hazardous Substances and corresponding RQs
CAS# 67-56-1: 5000 lb final
RQ; 2270 kg final RQ
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
CAS # 67-56-1: acute, flammable.
material contains Methanol (CAS# 67-56-1, 99 0%),which is subject to the
reporting requirements of Section 313 of SARA Title III and 40 CFR Part 373.
Clean Air Act:
CAS# 67-56-1 is listed as a hazardous air pollutant
(HAP). This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors. This material
does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
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 by OSHA.
CAS# 67-56-1 can be found on the following state right to
know lists: California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Massachusetts.
California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product
European Labeling in Accordance with EC
R 23/24/25 Toxic by inhalation, in contact with skin
and if swallowed.
R 39/23/24/25 Toxic : danger of very serious
irreversible effects through inhalation, in contact
with skin and if
S 16 Keep away from sources of
ignition - No
S 36/37 Wear suitable protective clothing and
S 45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek
advice immediately (show the label where
S 7 Keep container
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 67-56-1: 1
Canada - DSL/NDSL
CAS# 67-56-1 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
This product has a WHMIS classification of B2, D1B,
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List
CAS# 67-56-1 is listed on
the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.
67-56-1: OEL-ARAB Republic of Egypt:TWA 200 ppm (260 mg/m3);Ski
OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 200 ppm (260 mg/m3);STEL 250 ppm;Skin OEL-BELGIU
ppm (262 mg/m3);STEL 250 ppm;Skin OEL-CZECHOSLOVAKIA:TWA 10
0 mg/m3;STEL 500
mg/m3 OEL-DENMARK:TWA 200 ppm (260 mg/m3);Skin OEL-
FINLAND:TWA 200 ppm (260
mg/m3);STEL 250 ppm;Skin OEL-FRANCE:TWA 200
ppm (260 mg/m3);STEL 1000 ppm
(1300 mg/m3) OEL-GERMANY:TWA 200 ppm (2
60 mg/m3);Skin OEL-HUNGARY:TWA 50
mg/m3;STEL 100 mg/m3;Skin JAN9 OEL
-JAPAN:TWA 200 ppm (260 mg/m3);Skin
OEL-THE NETHERLANDS:TWA 200 ppm (
260 mg/m3);Skin OEL-THE PHILIPPINES:TWA 200
ppm (260 mg/m3) OEL-POLA
ND:TWA 100 mg/m3 OEL-RUSSIA:TWA 200 ppm;STEL 5
:TWA 200 ppm (250 mg/m3);STEL 250 ppm (350 mg/m3);Skin
D:TWA 200 ppm (260 mg/m3);STEL 400 ppm;Skin OEL-THAILAND:TWA
(260 mg/m3) OEL-TURKEY:TWA 200 ppm (260 mg/m3) OEL-UNITED
A 200 ppm (260 mg/m3);STEL 250 ppm;Skin OEL IN BULGARIA, COLOMBIA,
RDAN, KOREA check ACGIH TLV OEL IN NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, VIETNAM
eck ACGI TLV
Section 16 -
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