Section 1. Chemical Product and Company Identification
Section 3. Hazards Identification
Potential Acute Health Effects Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant, permeator), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of
Potential Chronic Health Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant, permeator), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of
CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available.
The substance is toxic to mucous membranes.
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 if irritation occurs.
Skin Contact Wash with soap and water. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. Get medical attention if irritation
Serious Skin Contact Not available.
Inhalation If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
Get medical attention.
Serious Inhalation Not available.
Ingestion Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an
unconscious person. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband. Get medical attention if
Section 5. Fire and Explosion Data
Flammability of the Product May be combustible at high temperature.
Auto-Ignition Temperature The lowest known value is 254°C (489.2°F) (Myristic alcohol).
The lowest known value is CLOSED CUP: 110°C (230°F) . (Myristic alcohol)
The greatest known range is LOWER: 1% UPPER: 8% (Stearyl alcohol)
Products of Combustion These products are carbon oxides (CO, CO2).
Fire Hazards in Presence of Slightly flammable to flammable in presence of open flames and sparks, of heat, of oxidizing materials.
Non-flammable in presence of moisture.
Explosion Hazards in Presence Risks of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact: Not available.
of Various Substances Risks of explosion of the product in presence of static discharge: Not available.
Fire Fighting Media SMALL FIRE: Use DRY chemical powder.
and Instructions LARGE FIRE: Use water spray, fog or foam. Do not use water jet.
Material supports combustion. (Myristic alcohol)
Special Remarks on
Special Remarks on Explosion Not available.
Section 6. Accidental Release Measures
Small Spill Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by
spreading water on the contaminated surface and dispose of according to local and regional authority
Large Spill Use a shovel to put the material into a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by spreading
water on the contaminated surface and allow to evacuate through the sanitary system.
Section 7. Handling and Storage
Precautions Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Do not ingest. Do not breathe dust. If ingested,
seek medical advice immediately and show the container or the label. Keep away from incompatibles such as
oxidizing agents, acids.
Keep container tightly closed. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area.
Section 8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
Engineering Controls Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below
recommended exposure limits. If user operations generate dust, fume or mist, use ventilation to keep
exposure to airborne contaminants below the exposure limit.
Personal Protection Safety glasses. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent.
Personal Protection in Case of Splash goggles. Full suit. Dust 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 Not available.
Section 9. Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state and appearance Solid. Odor Not available.
Taste Not available.
Color Not available.
pH (1% soln/water) Not applicable.
Boiling Point Not available.
Melting Point 48°C (118.4°F) - 56 C.
The lowest known value is 487.85°C (910.1°F) (Cetyl alcohol).
Specific Gravity Weighted average: 0.82 (Water = 1)
Vapor Density The highest known value is 9.5 (Air = 1) (Stearyl alcohol). Weighted average: 8.91 (Air = 1)
Volatility Not available.
Odor Threshold Not available.
Water/Oil Dist. Coeff. The product is more soluble in oil.
Ionicity (in Water)
Dispersion Properties Is not dispersed in cold water, hot water, methanol, diethyl ether, n-octanol.
See solubility in methanol, diethyl ether, acetone.
Solubility Easily soluble in diethyl ether.
Soluble in acetone.
Partially soluble in methanol.
Very slightly soluble in n-octanol.
Insoluble in cold water, hot water.
Section 10. Stability and Reactivity Data
The product is stable.
Instability Temperature Not available.
Conditions of Instability Excess heat, incompatible materials
Incompatibility with various Reactive with oxidizing agents, acids.
Non-reactive with moisture.
Not considered to be corrosive for metals and glass.
Special Remarks on Not available.
Special Remarks on
Polymerization Will not occur.
Section 11. Toxicological Information
Routes of Entry Absorbed through skin. Eye contact. Ingestion.
Toxicity to Animals Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 2196 mg/kg (Rat) (Calculated value for the mixture).
Acute dermal toxicity (LD50): >2000 mg/kg [Mammal (unspecified)]. (Stearyl alcohol).
Chronic Effects on Humans Not available.
Other Toxic Effects on Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant, permeator), of ingestion, of inhalation.
Special Remarks on Lowest Published Lethal Dose/Conc
Toxicity to Animals LCL [Rat] - Route: Inhalation; Dose: 2220 mg/m3/6H
LDL [Guinea Pig] - Route: Skin; Dose: 10000 mg/kg (Cetyl alcohol)
Special Remarks on Tumorigenic effects based on animal data (Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances - Route:
Chronic Effects on Humans implanted; Organism: Mouse . No human available.
Unable to locate references on possible reproductive or lactation effects of this agent. (Stearyl alcohol)
Special Remarks on other Acute Potential Health Effects:
Toxic Effects on Humans Skin: Causes mild skin irritation. It may be absorbed through the skin
Eyes: Causes mild eye irritation.
Inhalation: May cause respiratory tract irritation.
Ingestion: May cause digestive tract iirritation and diarrhea. May affect behavior/central nervous system
(somnolence, central nervous system depresson). May affect the liver, respiration (respiratory depression)
Section 12. Ecological Information
Ecotoxicity Not available.
BOD5 and COD Not available.
Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. However, long term degradation products
Products of Biodegradation
Toxicity of the Products The product itself and its products of degradation are not toxic.
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
Not a DOT controlled material (United States).
Not an IATA controlled material
Identification Not applicable.
Special Provisions for Not applicable.
Section 15. Other Regulatory Information and Pictograms
Federal and State No products were found.
California prop. 65: This product contains the following ingredients for which the State of California has
Proposition 65 found to cause cancer which would require a warning under the statute: No products were found
hich the State of California has found to cause birth defects which would require a warning under the
statute: No products were found.
Other Regulations Not available
WHMIS (Canada) Not controlled under WHMIS (Canada).
DSCL (EEC) This product is not classified S24/25- Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
according to the EU regulations.
HMIS (U.S.A.) 1 National Fire Protection
1 Association (U.S.A.)
0 0 Reactivity
Dust respirator. Be sure to use an
approved/certified respirator or
SECTION 16 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION