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STODDARD SOLVENT ICSC: 0361
Date of Peer Review: April 2004

White spirit
CAS # 8052-41-3
RTECS # WJ8925000
UN # 1268
EC # 649-345-00-4
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 21C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 21C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


Inhalation Cough. Sore throat. Headache. Nausea. Fatigue. Dizziness. Confusion. Unconsciousness.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Dry skin. Redness.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Nausea. Vomiting. Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. (Further see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Remove all ignition sources. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.
EU Classification
Symbol: T
R: 45-65
S: 53-45
Note: [H and P]
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Pack Group: III
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30S1268
NFPA Code: H 1; F 4; R 0;
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 1999

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STODDARD SOLVENT ICSC: 0361
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts with strong oxidants, causing fire and explosion hazard. Attacks some forms of plastics, rubber, and coatings.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 100 ppm as TWA; (ACGIH 2004).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour, through the skin and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes and the skin. Inhalation of vapours of this substance may cause irritation of the eyes and upper respiratory tract. Swallowing the liquid may cause aspiration into the lungs with the risk of chemical pneumonitis. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. Exposure to high concentration of vapours may result in unconsciousness.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The liquid defats the skin. The substance may have effects on the central nervous system.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 130-230C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.765-0795
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 0.1-1.4
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.5-5
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.01
Flash point: 21C (see Notes)
Auto-ignition temperature: 230-240C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.6-8.0
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.16-7.06
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
This is a mixture of saturated aliphatic and alicyclic hydrocarbons (C7-C12) and aromatic hydrocarbons (C7-C12). May contain benzene (see ICSC 0015) but modern Stoddard solvents usually contain little or no benzene. The symptoms of chemical pneumonitis often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation is therefore essential. Auto-ignition temperature may be reduced to approx. 180C in the presence of a high-surface-area material. Flash points may vary from 21 to 60 C depending on the composition.
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