Naphthenic Acids

MSDS Number: N0310 --- Effective Date: 06/16/97


1. Product Identification

Synonyms: None
CAS No.: 1338-24-5
Molecular Weight: Not applicable to mixtures.
Chemical Formula: N/A
Product Codes: R510


2. Composition/Information on Ingredients


  Ingredient                                CAS No         Percent   Hazardous                                       
  ---------------------------------------   ------------   -------   ---------        
 
  Naphthenic Acid                           1338-24-5      99 - 100%    Yes                                                                  
 


3. Hazards Identification

Emergency Overview
--------------------------
CAUTION! LOW HAZARD FOR USUAL INDUSTRIAL OR COMMERCIAL HANDLING.


Potential Health Effects
----------------------------------

Inhalation:
None identified.

Ingestion:
None identified.

Skin Contact:
None identified.

Eye Contact:
None identified.

Chronic Exposure:
No information found.

Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions:
No information found.


4. First Aid Measures

Inhalation:
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Prompt action is essential.

Ingestion:
If swallowed, DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Give large quantities of water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical attention immediately.

Skin Contact:
In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before re-use.

Eye Contact:
In case of eye contact, immediately flush with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.


5. Fire Fighting Measures

Fire:
Flash point: 149C (300F) OC

Explosion:
None identified.

Fire Extinguishing Media:
Use dry chemical; carbon dioxide; foam

Special Information:
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.


6. Accidental Release Measures

Absorb material in sand or other suitable absorbent and place in container.


7. Handling and Storage

Keep from contact with oxidizing materials. Containers of this material may be hazardous when empty since they retain product residues (vapors, liquid); observe all warnings and precautions listed for the product.


8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection

Airborne Exposure Limits:
None established.

Ventilation System:
In general, dilution ventilation is a satisfactory health hazard control for this substance. However, if conditions of use create discomfort to the worker, a local exhaust system should be considered.

Personal Respirators (NIOSH Approved):
For conditions of use where exposure to the substance is apparent, consult an industrial hygienist. For emergencies, or instances where the exposure levels are not known, use a full-facepiece positive-pressure, air-supplied respirator. WARNING: Air purifying respirators do not protect workers in oxygen-deficient atmospheres.

Skin Protection:
Wear protective gloves and clean body-covering clothing.

Eye Protection:
Use chemical safety goggles and/or a full face shield where splashing is possible. Maintain eye wash fountain and quick-drench facilities in work area.

Other Control Measures:
There is insufficient data in the published literature to assign complete numerical SAF-T-DATA* ratings and laboratory protective equipment for this product. Special precautions must be used in storage, use and handling. Protective equipment for laboratory bench use should be chosen using professional judgment based on the size and type of reaction or test to be conducted and the available ventilation, with overriding consideration to minimize contact with the chemical.


9. Physical and Chemical Properties

Appearance:
Gold to black liquid.

Odor:
No information found.

Solubility:
N/A

Specific Gravity:
0.98

pH:
No information found.

% Volatiles by volume @ 21C (70F):
0

Boiling Point:
160C (320F) @ 6 mm Hg

Melting Point:
30C (86F)

Vapor Density (Air=1):
6.92

Vapor Pressure (mm Hg):
Not applicable.

Evaporation Rate (BuAc=1):
No information found.


10. Stability and Reactivity

Stability:
Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage.

Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide.

Hazardous Polymerization:
Will not occur.

Incompatibilities:
Strong oxidizing agents.

Conditions to Avoid:
No information found.


11. Toxicological Information

  --------\Cancer Lists\------------------------------------------------------
                                         ---NTP Carcinogen---
  Ingredient                             Known    Anticipated    IARC Category
  ------------------------------------   -----    -----------    -------------
  Naphthenic Acid (1338-24-5)             No          No            None


12. Ecological Information

Environmental Fate:
No information found.

Environmental Toxicity:
No information found.


13. Disposal Considerations

Whatever cannot be saved for recovery or recycling should be managed in an appropriate and approved waste disposal facility. Processing, use or contamination of this product may change the waste management options. State and local disposal regulations may differ from federal disposal regulations. Dispose of container and unused contents in accordance with federal, state and local requirements.


14. Transport Information

Not regulated.


15. Regulatory Information


  --------\Chemical Inventory Status - Part 1\---------------------------------
  Ingredient                                       TSCA  EC   Japan  Australia
  -----------------------------------------------  ----  ---  -----  ---------
  Naphthenic Acid (1338-24-5)                       Yes  Yes   Yes      Yes                                      
 
  --------\Chemical Inventory Status - Part 2\---------------------------------
                                                          --Canada--
  Ingredient                                       Korea  DSL   NDSL  Phil.
  -----------------------------------------------  -----  ---   ----  -----
  Naphthenic Acid (1338-24-5)                       Yes   Yes   No     Yes                             
 
  --------\Federal, State & International Regulations - Part 1\----------------
                                             -SARA 302-    ------SARA 313------
  Ingredient                                 RQ    TPQ     List  Chemical Catg.
  -----------------------------------------  ---   -----   ----  --------------
  Naphthenic Acid (1338-24-5)                No    No      No         No
 
  --------\Federal, State & International Regulations - Part 2\----------------
                                                        -RCRA-    -TSCA-
  Ingredient                                 CERCLA     261.33     8(d) 
  -----------------------------------------  ------     ------    ------
  Naphthenic Acid (1338-24-5)                100        No         No                   
 
 
Chemical Weapons Convention:  No     TSCA 12(b):  No     CDTA:  No
SARA 311/312:  Acute: Yes      Chronic: Yes  Fire: No  Pressure: No
Reactivity: No          (Pure / Liquid)


Australian Hazchem Code: No information found.
Poison Schedule: No information found.

WHMIS:
This MSDS has been prepared according to the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) and the MSDS contains all of the information required by the CPR.


16. Other Information

Label Hazard Warning:
CAUTION! LOW HAZARD FOR USUAL INDUSTRIAL OR COMMERCIAL HANDLING.

Label Precautions:
No SAF-T-DATA Ratings have been developed for this product. Read and follow all warnings, precautions, instructions and other safety and handling information on the label and MSDS. During use avoid contact with eyes, skin, clothing. Wash thoroughly after handling. When not in use keep in tightly closed container.

Label First Aid:
Not applicable.

Product Use:
Laboratory Reagent.

Revision Information:
Pure. New 16 section MSDS format, all sections have been revised.

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