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2-hydroxy-2-methylbutyric acid 3739-30-8 MSDS

SECTION 1: Identification of the substance/mixture and of the company/undertaking
  Product identifiers
    Product name        : 2-Hydroxy-2-methylbutyric acid    
    REACH No.        : A registration number is not available for this substance as the substance    
    or its uses are exempted from registration, the annual tonnage does not
    require a registration or the registration is envisaged for a later
    registration deadline.
    CAS-No.        : 3739-30-8    
  Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against
    Identified uses        : Laboratory chemicals, Manufacture of substances    

SECTION 2: Hazards identification
  Classification of the substance or mixture
  Classification according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
    Skin irritation (Category 2), H315
    Eye irritation (Category 2), H319
    Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (Category 3), H335
    For the full text of the H-Statements mentioned in this Section, see Section 16.
  Classification according to EU Directives 67/548/EEC or 1999/45/EC
    Xi Irritant        R36/37/38    
    For the full text of the R-phrases mentioned in this Section, see Section 16.
  Label elements
  Labelling according Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
    Signal word        Warning    
    Hazard statement(s)
    H315        Causes skin irritation.    
    H319        Causes serious eye irritation.    
    H335        May cause respiratory irritation.    
    Precautionary statement(s)
    P261        Avoid breathing dust/ fume/ gas/ mist/ vapours/ spray.    
    P305 + P351 + P338        IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove    
    contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
    Supplemental Hazard        none    
  Other hazards - none

SECTION 3: Composition/information on ingredients
    Formula        : C5H10O3    
    Molecular Weight        : 118,13 g/mol    
    CAS-No.        : 3739-30-8    
    EC-No.        : 223-120-7    
  Hazardous ingredients according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
    Component        Classification        Concentration    
  2-Hydroxy-2-methylbutyric acid
    Skin Irrit. 2; Eye Irrit. 2; STOT -
    SE 3; H315, H319, H335
    For the full text of the H-Statements and R-Phrases mentioned in this Section, see Section 16

SECTION 4: First aid measures
  Description of first aid measures
  General advice
    Consult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.
  If inhaled
    If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Consult a physician.
  In case of skin contact
    Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.
  In case of eye contact
    Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and consult a physician.
  If swallowed
    Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult a physician.
  Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
    The most important known symptoms and effects are described in the labelling (see section 2.2) and/or in
    section 11
  Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
    no data available

SECTION 5: Firefighting measures
  Extinguishing media
  Suitable extinguishing media
    Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.
  Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
    Carbon oxides
  Advice for firefighters
    Wear self contained breathing apparatus for fire fighting if necessary.
  Further information
    no data available

SECTION 6: Accidental release measures
  Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
    Use personal protective equipment. Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas. Ensure
    adequate ventilation. Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Avoid breathing dust.
    For personal protection see section 8.
  Environmental precautions
    Do not let product enter drains.
  Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
    Pick up and arrange disposal without creating dust. Sweep up and shovel. Keep in suitable, closed
    containers for disposal.
  Reference to other sections
    For disposal see section 13.

SECTION 7: Handling and storage
  Precautions for safe handling
    Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust and aerosols.
    Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.Normal measures for preventive fire
    For precautions see section 2.2.
  Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
    Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.
  Specific end use(s)
    A part from the uses mentioned in section 1.2 no other specific uses are stipulated

SECTION 8: Exposure controls/personal protection
  Control parameters
  Components with workplace control parameters
  Exposure controls
  Appropriate engineering controls
    Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands before breaks and
    at the end of workday.
  Personal protective equipment
  Eye/face protection
    Safety glasses with side-shields conforming to EN166 Use equipment for eye protection tested
    and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).
  Skin protection
    Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique
    (without touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of
    contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices.
    Wash and dry hands.
    The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the specifications of EU Directive 89/686/EEC and
    the standard EN 374 derived from it.
  Body Protection
    impervious clothing, The type of protective equipment must be selected according to the
    concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace.
  Respiratory protection
    For nuisance exposures use type P95 (US) or type P1 (EU EN 143) particle respirator.For higher
    level protection use type OV/AG/P99 (US) or type ABEK-P2 (EU EN 143) respirator cartridges.
    Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards
    such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU).
  Control of environmental exposure
    Do not let product enter drains.

SECTION 9: Physical and chemical properties
  Information on basic physical and chemical properties
    a) Appearance        Form: powder    
    Colour: white
    b) Odour        no data available    
    c) Odour Threshold        no data available    
    d) pH        no data available    
    e) Melting point/freezing        Melting point/range: 73 - 75 °C - lit.    
    f) Initial boiling point and no data available
    boiling range
    g) Flash point        no data available    
    h) Evapouration rate        no data available    
    i) Flammability (solid, gas) no data available
    j) Upper/lower        no data available    
    flammability or
    explosive limits
    k) Vapour pressure        no data available    
    l) Vapour density        no data available    
    m) Relative density        no data available    
    n) Water solubility        no data available    
    o) Partition coefficient: n- no data available
    p) Auto-ignition        no data available    
    q) Decomposition        no data available    
    r) Viscosity        no data available    
    s) Explosive properties        no data available    
    t) Oxidizing properties        no data available    
  Other safety information
    no data available

SECTION 10: Stability and reactivity
    no data available
  Chemical stability
    Stable under recommended storage conditions.
  Possibility of hazardous reactions
    no data available
  Conditions to avoid
    no data available
  Incompatible materials
    Bases, Oxidizing agents, Reducing agents
  Hazardous decomposition products
    Other decomposition products - no data available
    In the event of fire: see section 5

SECTION 11: Toxicological information
  Information on toxicological effects
  Acute toxicity
    no data available
  Skin corrosion/irritation
    no data available
  Serious eye damage/eye irritation
    no data available
  Respiratory or skin sensitisation
    no data available
  Germ cell mutagenicity
    no data available
    IARC:        No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as    
    probable, possible or confirmed human carcinogen by IARC.
  Reproductive toxicity
    no data available
  Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure
    Inhalation - May cause respiratory irritation.
  Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure
    no data available
  Aspiration hazard
    no data available
  Additional Information
    RTECS: Not available
    To the best of our knowledge, the chemical, physical, and toxicological properties have not been
    thoroughly investigated.

SECTION 12: Ecological information
    no data available
  Persistence and degradability
    no data available
  Bioaccumulative potential
    no data available
  Mobility in soil
    no data available
  Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
    PBT/vPvB assessment not available as chemical safety assessment not required/not conducted
  Other adverse effects
    no data available

SECTION 13: Disposal considerations
  Waste treatment methods
    Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company. Contact a licensed
    professional waste disposal service to dispose of this material. Dissolve or mix the material with a
    combustible solvent and burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber.
  Contaminated packaging
    Dispose of as unused product.

SECTION 14: Transport information
  UN number
    ADR/RID: -        IMDG: -        IATA: -    
  UN proper shipping name
    ADR/RID: Not dangerous goods
    IMDG: Not dangerous goods
    IATA:        Not dangerous goods    
  Transport hazard class(es)
    ADR/RID: -        IMDG: -        IATA: -    
  Packaging group
    ADR/RID: -        IMDG: -        IATA: -    
  Environmental hazards
    ADR/RID: no        IMDG Marine pollutant: no        IATA: no    
  Special precautions for user
    no data available



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