|Material Safety Datasheet||CAS No 121-91-5
Date Issued: 2008/08/14
|Name||Protea Chemicals - Cape||Emergency Tel||082-490-5011|
|Address||54 Killarney Avenue||Tel||021-550-8100|
|1.Product and Company Identification|
|Trade / Commercial Name||ISOPHTHALIC ACID|
|Chemical Name||Isophthalic Acid|
|Synonyms||m-Phthalic Acid; 1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid|
|Un No||Hazchem Code||1[Z]|
|3. Hazards Identification|
|Not Controlled. Not Hazardous.
Contact could irritate eyes.
Fire could produce irritating gases.
|4. First Aid Measures|
|First Aid Skin||Wash with water and soap|
|First Aid Eyes||Flush eyes with water.
Hold eyelids open while washing.
|First Aid Ingested||Seek medical attention|
|First Aid Inhalation||Remove person to fresh air.|
|5. Fire Fighting Measures|
|EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Water (Spray or Fog), Foam, Dry Chemical.
Use self-contained breathing apparatus.
Guard against smoldering re-ignition.
Recommend that material be divided into small enough pieces for complete cooling.
UNUSUAL FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS:
May produce irritating vapours, smoke and toxic decomposition products.
Foam can emit combustible gases making flashback possible.
CONDITIONS OF FLAMMABILITY:
Can be made to burn if in persistant contact with source of ignition.
EG. Open Flame.
|6. Accidental Release Measures|
|Breathing apparatus for fire only.
Contain (avoid spillage from entering drains or water courses).
Restrict access to area.
Remove sources of heat and flame.
SPILL OR LEAK:
Collect material for re-use or disposal.
|7. Handling And Storage|
|Store away from sparks, flames and other sources of ignition.
(E.G. welding torch).
|8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection|
|Occupational Exposure Limits||Not established.|
|Controls||The control measures appropriate for a particular worksite depend
on how this material is used and on the extent of exposure.
The best protection is to enclose operations and/or provide
local exhaust ventilation at the site of substance release.
Use a non-sparking, grounded ventilation system separate from other
exhaust ventilation systems. Exhaust directly to the outside.
Supply sufficient replacement air to make up for air removed.
Have a safety shower/eye wash fountain readily available in the immediate work area.
|Personal Protection||If engineering controls and work practices are not effective in
controlling this material, then wear suitable personal protection equipment.
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: If process creates dust or fumes,
wear NIOSH approved respirator.
PROTECTIVE GLOVES : Not required.
EYE PROTECTION : Safety Goggles if processing.
|9. Physical & Chemical Properties|
|APPEARANCE/ODOUR: White Powder
Relative Density : 0.84
Slightly soluble in water.
Soluble in water
|10. Stability And Reactivity|
|Conditions to Avoid||None|
|Incompatible Materials||Oxidizing agent and bases|
Decomposition products carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide
|11. Toxicological Information|
Oral: LD50: 10400 mg/kg (rat)
Irritation of eyes: mild: 500 mg/24H (rbt)
Primary irritant effect:
on the skin: May cause irritation
on the eye: May cause irritation
Sensitization: No sensitizing effects known.
Subacute to chronic toxicity:
Other than potential irritation (see above), no information on illness or injury from acute or chronic exposure to this product is available.
Additional toxicological information:
To the best of our knowledge the acute and chronic toxicity of this substance is not fully known.
No classification data on carcinogenic properties of this material is available from the EPA, IARC, NTP, OSHA or ACGIH.
|12. Ecological Information|
|No ecological problems are expected when the product is handled and used with due care.|
|13. Disposal Considerations|
|Disposal Method Product||There are no uniform EC regulations for the disposal of chemicals or residues.
The disposal of the latter is regulated in the EC member countries through corresponding laws and regulations.
Observe prevailing regulations and incinerate or deposit in land fill.
|Disposal Method Packaging||Disposal in accordance with local legal provisions.|
|14. Transport Information|
|IMDG-Shipping Name||NOT CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE|
|IMDG Code||N/A||IMDG-Packaging Group||N/A|
|Class||Class: 9 Miscellaneous Group: III|
|15. Regulatory Information|
|EEC Hazard Classification||9|
|National Legislation||NOT CONTROLLED|
|16. Other Information|
|Reason for Alteration: General update.
The information contained herein is based on the present state of our knowledge.
It characterizes the product with regard to the appropriate safety precautions.
It does not represent a guarantee of the properness of the product.:
|All information is given in good faith but without guarantee in respect of accuracy & no responsibility is accepted for errors or omissions or the consequences thereof.|