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Alfa Aesar/Avocado Organics - Material Safety Data Sheet A13146


1. IDENTIFICATION OF SUBSTANCE AND SUPPLIER

Name On Label : 2-Hydroxyisobutyric acid
Product Number : A13146
Supplier :
Johnson Matthey Catalog Company Inc.
30 Bond Street, Ward Hill, Massachusetts, 01835-8099
Emergency Telephone Number: (978) 521-6300; CHEMTREC: (800) 424-9300
Alternative Names : 2,2-Dimethylglycolic acid; 2-Methyllactic acid

2. COMPOSITION AND INFORMATION ON COMPONENTS

Name : 2-Hydroxyisobutyric acid
MinorImpurities : Not determined
CAS Number : 594-61-6
EINECS Number : 2098488
EEC Number :

3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Designation :
IRRITANT
Risk Phrases
R36/37/38 Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.

4. FIRST AID MEASURES

Inhalation
Remove to fresh air. If breathing is difficult give oxygen and seek medical attention.

Eye Contact
Flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.

Skin Contact
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash affected area with soap and water. Rinse thoroughly. If irritation persists or other symptoms are observed, seek medical advice.

Ingestion
Rinse out mouth and drink lots of water. In case of irritation or other symptoms, seek medical attention.

5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

Extiguishing Medium
Use fire fighting measures which suit the environment and take into account other materials which may be involved. In general, water-based extinguishers should not be used for fires involving organic materials. Use carbon dioxide or dry powder.

Protective Equipment
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing.

Hazardous Products of Combustion May Include:
carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal Protection
Wear protective equipment including rubber gloves, and eye protection. Keep unprotected persons away.

Environmental Protection
Take precautions to ensure product does not contaminate the ground or enter the drainage system.

Collection
Mix with vermiculite or proprietary absorbent material and transfer to sealed containers for disposal.

7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

Handling
Chemicals should be used only by those trained in handling potentially hazardous materials. Rubber gloves, eye protection and protective clothing should be worn. Operations should be carried out in an efficient fume hood or equivalent system.

Storage
Store in tightly sealed containers in a cool place.
Protect from moisture.

8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION

Respiratory
Avoid inhalation of product. Handle in an efficient fume hood or equivalent system.

Eye
Avoid eye contact. Wear safety spectacles, goggles or, for larger quantities, a full face mask.

Hands and Body
Irritant product. Avoid skin contact. Wear rubber gloves, protective clothing and, for larger quantities, full arm, body and face protection. Wash hands thoroughly after handling.

9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance : White crystals
Physical Constants: m.p. 77-80
Molecular Formula : C4H8O3
Formula Weight : 104.11
Water Solubility : V sol
Density : Not available
Flash Point : Not available

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Specific Hazard
Incompatibilities
Bases. Oxidising agents. Reducing agents.

Decomposition
Hazardous products of decomposition may include:
carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

RTECS Number : Not listed
Acute Toxicity
LD50 : No data reported

Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.


12. ECOLOGICAL EFFECTS

General
Take care to prevent chemicals from entering the ground, water courses or drainage systems.

13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Disposal
Disposal should be via an approved contractor and should take full account of local regulations.

14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

UN Number :
Land Transport
ADR/RIC Code/Class: Not Restricted
Maritime Transport IMDG Code/Class : Not Restricted
Air Transport IATA Code/Class : Not Restricted

15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

CAS Number : 594-61-6
EINECS Number : 2098488
EEC Number :
UN Number : None
RTECS Number : Not listed
Hazard Indication :
IRRITANT

Risk and Safety Phrases
Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.
In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
Wear suitable protective clothing.

TSCA: Listed substance.

16. OTHER INFORMATION

It must be recognised that the physical and chemical properties of any product may not be fully understood and that new, possibly hazardous products may arise from reactions between chemicals. The information given in this data sheet is based on our present knowledge and shall not constitute a guarantee for any specific product features and shall not establish a legally valid contractual relationship.

Date of Last Review: 3rd August 1998
Date Printed : 18th September 1998