Section 1. Chemical Product and Company Identification
S t e a r y l d i m e t h y l b e n z y l A m m o n i u m Catalog
Section 3. Hazards Identification
Potential Acute Health Effects Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant). Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact
(permeator), of ingestion, inhalation.
Potential Chronic Health CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Classified A4 (Not classifiable for human or animal.) by ACGIH, 3 (Not classifiable
for human.) by IARC [Isopropyl alcohol].
MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available.
The substance may be toxic to kidneys, liver, skin, central nervous system (CNS).
Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage.
Section 4. First Aid Measures
Eye Contact Check for and remove any contact lenses. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at
least 15 minutes. Get medical attention immediately.
Skin Contact In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. Remove
contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse. Get
Serious Skin Contact Wash with a disinfectant soap and cover the contaminated skin with an anti-bacterial cream. Seek immediate
Inhalation If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get
medical attention if symptoms appear.
Serious Inhalation Evacuate the victim to a safe area as soon as possible. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or
waistband. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. If the victim is not breathing, perform mouth-to-mouth
resuscitation. Seek medical attention.
Ingestion Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an
unconscious person. If large quantities of this material are swallowed, call a physician immediately. Loosen tight
clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband.
Serious Ingestion Not available.
Section 5. Fire and Explosion Data
Flammability of the Product Flammable.
Auto-Ignition Temperature The lowest known value is 399°C (750.2°F) (Isopropyl alcohol).
Flash Points CLOSED CUP: 50°C (122°F). (Setaflash.)
Flammable Limits The greatest known range is LOWER: 2% UPPER: 12.7% (Isopropyl alcohol)
Products of Combustion These products are carbon oxides (CO, CO2), halogenated compounds.
Fire Hazards in Presence of Flammable in presence of open flames and sparks, of heat.
Various Substances Slightly flammable to flammable in presence of oxidizing materials.
Non-flammable in presence of shocks, of reducing materials, of combustible materials, of organic materials, of
metals, of acids, of alkalis.
Explosion Hazards in Presence Slightly explosive in presence of open flames and sparks.
of Various Substances Non-explosive in presence of shocks.
Flammable liquid, insoluble in water.
Fire Fighting Media
SMALL FIRE: Use DRY chemical powder.
LARGE FIRE: Use water spray or fog. Never direct a water jet in the container in order to prevent any splashing
of the product which could cause spreading of the fire. Cool containing vessels with water jet in order to prevent
pressure build-up, autoignition or explosion.
Special Remarks on When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of hydrogen chloride, amines, oxides of carbon and nitrogen.
Special Remarks on Explosion Not available
Section 6. Accidental Release Measures
Small Spill Absorb with an inert material and put the spilled material in an appropriate waste disposal. If necessary:
Neutralize the residue with a dilute solution of sodium carbonate.
Large Spill Toxic flammable liquid, insoluble or very slightly soluble in water.
Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Stop leak if without risk. Absorb with DRY earth,
sand or other non-combustible material. Do not get water inside container. Do not touch spilled material. Prevent
residue with a dilute solution of sodium carbonate. Be careful that the product is not present at a
concentration level above TLV. Check TLV on the MSDS and with local authorities.
Section 7. Handling and Storage
Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Ground all equipment containing material. Do not
ingest. Do not breathe gas/fumes/ vapor/spray. Wear suitable protective clothing. If ingested, seek medical
advice immediately and show the container or the label. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Keep away from
incompatibles such as oxidizing agents, reducing agents.
Storage Store in a segregated and approved area. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area. Keep container tightly
closed and sealed until ready for use. Avoid all possible sources of ignition (spark or flame).
Congealing of solids and separation of the material may occur during prolonged storrage at low temperature. It
then may appear as solid phase with the liquid on top of the solid.
Section 8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
Engineering Controls Provide exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls to keep the airborne concentrations of vapors below their
respective threshold limit value. Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are proximal to the
Personal Protection Safety glasses or splash goggles. Lab coat. Gloves (impervious).
Respiratory protection is not necessary for normal handling. Adequate general (room) ventilation or local exhaust
(fume hood) is sufficient. Use a vapor respirator under conditions where exposure to the substance is apparent
(e.g. generation of high concentrations of mist or vapor, inadequate ventilation, development of respiratory tract
irritation), and engineering controls are not feasible. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent.
Personal Protection in Case of Splash goggles. Full suit. Vapor respirator. Boots. Gloves. A self contained breathing apparatus should be
a Large Spill used to avoid inhalation of the product. Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient; consult a specialist
BEFORE handling this product.
Exposure Limits Isopropyl alcohol
TWA: 983 STEL: 1230 (mg/m3) [Australia]
TWA: 200 STEL: 400 (ppm) from ACGIH (TLV) [United States] 
TWA: 980 STEL: 1225 (mg/m3) from NIOSH
TWA: 400 STEL: 500 (ppm) from NIOSH
TWA: 400 STEL: 500 (ppm) [United Kingdom (UK)]
TWA: 999 STEL: 1259 (mg/m3) [United Kingdom (UK)]
TWA: 400 STEL: 500 (ppm) from OSHA (PEL) [United States]
TWA: 980 STEL: 1225 (mg/m3) from OSHA (PEL) [United States]
Consult local authorities for acceptable exposure limits.
Section 9. Physical and Chemical Properties
Liquid or a soft paste. Congealing of solids and Odor Alcohol like. Soapy
Physical state and appearance
separation of the paste may occur during
prolonged storrage at low temperature. It then
may appear as solid phase with the liquid on top of
the solid. )
Taste Not available.
Molecular Weight Not applicable.
Color White. Off-white.
pH (1% soln/water) 3.8 [Acidic.]
Boiling Point Not available
Melting Point Not available
Critical Temperature Not available
Specific Gravity Not available
Vapor Density Not available
Volatility 75% (w/w).
Odor Threshold The highest known value is 22 ppm (Isopropyl alcohol)
Water/Oil Dist. Coeff. Not available
Ionicity (in Water)
Dispersion Properties Dispersed in cold water.
Insoluble in cold water, hot water.
Section 10. Stability and Reactivity Data
The product is stable.
Instability Temperature Not available.
Heat, ignition sources, incompatible materials
Conditions of Instability
Incompatibility with various Reactive with oxidizing agents, reducing agents.
Slightly reactive to reactive with acids, alkalis.
Corrosivity Non-corrosive in presence of glass.
Special Remarks on Not available
Special Remarks on Not available.
Polymerization Will not occur.
Section 11. Toxicological Information
Routes of Entry Absorbed through skin. Eye contact.
Toxicity to Animals Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 500 mg/kg [Guinea pig]. (Stearyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride).
Acute dermal toxicity (LD50): 12800 mg/kg [Rabbit]. (Isopropyl alcohol).
Chronic Effects on Humans CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Classified A4 (Not classifiable for human or animal.) by ACGIH, 3 (Not classifiable
for human.) by IARC [Isopropyl alcohol].
Contains material which may cause damage to the following organs: kidneys, liver, skin, central nervous system
Other Toxic Effects on Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant).
Humans Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (permeator), of ingestion, of inhalation.
Special Remarks on Lethal Dose/Conc 50% Kill for this mixture:
Toxicity to Animals LD50 [Rat] - Route: Oral; Dose: 6340 mg/kg
Special Remarks on May cause adverse reproductive/teratogenic effects (fertility, fetoxicity, developmental
Chronic Effects on Humans abnormalities(developmental toxin)) based on animal studies.
Detected in maternal milk in human. (Isopropyl alcohol)
Special Remarks on other
Toxic Effects on Humans
Acute Potential Health Effects:
Skin: Causes mild to severe skin irritation. It may be absorbed through the skin.
Eyes: Causes moderate to severe eye irritation.
Inhalation: Inhalation of mist or vapor may cause respiratory tract and mucous membrane irritation. This product
contains Isopropyl alcohol. Breathing large amounts of Isopropyl alcohol may affect respiration (difficulty
breathing, respiratory depression, suffocation), behavior/cental nervous system (Central nervous system
depression - headache, dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, reduced memory and concentration, stupor,
incoordination, hallucinations/distorted perceptions, unconciousness, coma and possible death), cardiovascular
system (pulse rate, blood pressure), blood, urinary system, and liver.
Ingestion: Swallowing large amounts may cause gastrointestinal tract irritation with nausea, vomiting and
diarrhea, abdominal pain. It also may affect the urinary system, cardiovascular system (pulse rate, blood
pressure), behavior/central nervous system (somnolence, generally depressed activity, irritability, headache,
dizziness, drowsiness, hallucinations/distorted perceptions, coma), liver, and respiratory system (breathing
difficulty, respiratory depression, pulmonary edema).
Chronic Potential Health Effects:
Ingestion: Repeated or prolonged ingestion may affect the liver (liver function tests impaired), urinary system,
Skin: This product contains Isopropyl alcohol. Prolonged or repeated skin contacat with Isopropyl alcohol may
cause defatting of the skin and dermatitis and allergic reaction.
Inhalation: This product contains Isopropyl alcohol. Prolonged or repeated inhalation of Isopropyl alcohol may
affect behavior/central nervous system (see acute inhalation), peripheral nervous system (weakness, "pins and
needles sensation), brain, urinary system, blood, liver, and may cause an increase of upper respiratory tract
diseases and high blood pressure.
Section 12. Ecological Information
Ecotoxicity Not available.
BOD5 and COD Not available.
Products of Biodegradation Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. However, long term degradation products may
The products of degradation are as toxic as the product itself.
Toxicity of the Products
Special Remarks on the Not available.
Products of Biodegradation
Section 13. Disposal Considerations
Waste Disposal Waste must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state and local environmental
Section 14. Transport Information
DOT Classification CLASS 3: Flammable liquid.
UNNA: 1993 : Alcohol solution, n.o.s.(Isopropanol solution) PG: III
Special Provisions for
Section 15. Other Regulatory Information and Pictograms
Federal and State Connecticut hazardous material survey.: Isopropyl alcohol
Illinois toxic substances disclosure to employee act: Isopropyl alcohol
Rhode Island RTK hazardous substances: Isopropyl alcohol
Pennsylvania RTK: Isopropyl alcohol
Florida: Isopropyl alcohol
Minnesota: Isopropyl alcohol
Massachusetts RTK: Isopropyl alcohol
New Jersey: Isopropyl alcohol
New Jersey spill list: Isopropyl alcohol
California Director's List of Hazardous Substances: Isopropyl Alcohol
TSCA 8(b) inventory: Water; Stearyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride; Isopropyl alcohol; Stearyl alcohol
TSCA 4(a) final testing order: Isopropyl alcohol
TSCA 8(a) IUR: Isopropyl alcohol
TSCA 8(d) H and S data reporting: Isopropyl alcohol: Effective date: 12/15/86 Sunset Date: 12/15/96
TSCA 12(b) one time export: Isopropyl alcohol
SARA 313 toxic chemical notification and release reporting: Isopropyl alcohol 5%
California California prop. 65: This product contains the following ingredients for which the State of California has found
to cause cancer which would require a warning under the statute: No products were found.
California prop. 65: This product contains the following ingredients for which the State of California has found
to cause birth defects which would require a warning under the statute: No products were found.
Other Regulations OSHA: Hazardous by definition of Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).
Other Classifications WHMIS (Canada) CLASS B-2: Flammable liquid with a flash point lower than 37.8°C (100°F).
CLASS D-2B: Material causing other toxic effects (TOXIC).
DSCL (EEC) R10- Flammable. S26- In case of contact with eyes, rinse
R38- Irritating to skin. immediately with plenty of water and seek
R41- Risk of serious damage to eyes. medical advice.
S37- Wear suitable gloves.
HMIS (U.S.A.) 2 National Fire Protection
2 Association (U.S.A.)
2 0 Reactivity
Wear appropriate respirator when
ventilation is inadequate.
SECTION 16 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION