Material Safety Data Sheet


SECTION I - Material Identity
SECTION II - Manufacturer's Information
SECTION III - Physical/Chemical Characteristics
SECTION IV - Fire and Explosion Hazard Data
SECTION V - Reactivity Data
SECTION VI - Health Hazard Data
SECTION VII - Precautions for Safe Handling and Use
SECTION VIII - Control Measures
SECTION IX - Label Data
SECTION X - Transportation Data
SECTION XI - Site Specific/Reporting Information
SECTION XII - Ingredients/Identity Information



SECTION I - Material Identity
Item Name                               
Part Number/Trade Name                   METHANOL, TECHNICAL
National Stock Number                    6810005973608
CAGE Code                                0A9LB
Part Number Indicator                    A
MSDS Number                              188194
HAZ Code                                 D


SECTION II - Manufacturer's Information
Manufacturer Name                        TERRA INTERNATIONAL, INC (HOME OIL CO)
Street                                   5100 E SKELLY DRIVE STE 960
City                                     TULSA
State                                    OK
Country                                  US
Zip Code                                 74135
Emergency Phone                          800-245-4532
Information Phone                        800-831-1002

MSDS Preparer's Information
Date MSDS Prepared/Revised               16FEB99
Active Indicator                         Y

Alternate Vendors


SECTION III - Physical/Chemical Characteristics
Appearance/Odor                          COLORLESS LIQUID, FAINTLY SWEET PUNGENT ODOR LIKE ETHYL ALCOHOL
Boiling Point                            148 F
Melting Point                            -144 F,
Vapor Pressure                           1.86
Vapor Density                            1.11
Specific Gravity                         0.792
Solubility in Water                      100%
Percent Volatiles by Volume              100
Chemical pH                              7.2
Container Type                           F
Container Pressure Code                  1
Temperature Code                         4
Product State Code                       L


SECTION IV - Fire and Explosion Hazard Data
Flash Point                              52
Flash Point Method                       TCC
Lower Explosion Limit                    6.0
Upper Explosion Limit                    36.5
Extinguishing Media                      WATER MAY BE INEFFECTIVE BUT MAY B E USED TO DILUTE SPILLS TO NONFLAMMABLE MIXTURES. [SMALL] DRY CHEMICAL, CO2, WATER SPRAY OR ALCOHOL-RESISTANT FOAM [LARGE] WATER SPRAY, FOG OR ALCOHOL-RESISTANT FOAM 
Special Fire Fighting Procedures         MOVE CONTAINER FROM FIRE AREA IF YOU CAN WITHOUT RISK. APPLY COOLING WATER TO CONTAINER UNTIL WELL AFTER FIRE IS OUT. STAY AWAY FROM ENDS OF TANKS DUE TO EXPLODING POTENTIAL WHEN TANKS ARE INVOLVED IN A FIRE. DIKE FIRE CONTROL WATER FOR LATER DISPOSAL, DO NOT SCATTER MATERIAL. POSITIVE PRESSURE SCBA SHOULD BE USED WHEN THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR INHALATION OF VAPORS AND OR FUMES. STRUCTURAL FIRE FIGHTERS PROTECTIVE CLOTHING IS RECOMMENDED FOR FIRE SITUATIONS ONLY; IT IS NOT EFFECTIVE SPILL SITUATN
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazards           METHANOL IS EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE! THIS MATERIAL RELEASES VAPORS AT O R BELOW AMBIENT TEMPERATURES. WHEN MIXED WITH AIR THIS SUBSTANCE CAN BURN IN THE OPEN OR EXPLODE IN CONFINED SPACE CONDITIONS. METHANOL VAPORS ARE HEAVIER THAN AIR AND MAY TRAVEL LONG DISTANCES ALONG TH GROUND BEFORE REACHING A POINT OF IGNITION AND FLASHING BACK. METHANOL-WATER MIXTURES CONTAINING AS LITTLE AS 21% METHANOL BY VOLUME (25% BY WEIGHT) ARE ALSO FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS. METHANOL FIRES MAY NOT BE VISIBLE TO THE NAKED EYE 


SECTION V - Reactivity Data
Stability                                YES
Stability Conditions to Avoid            EXCESSIVE HEAT
Materials to Avoid                       STRONG OXIDIZING AGENTS, ALUMINUM, ZINC (GALVANIZED, ANY OTHER REACTIVE METHAL WHICH DISPLACE H2, SOME PLASTIC/RUBBER
Hazardous Decomposition Products         THERMAL - WILL GENERATE CARBON MONOXIDE, FORMALDEHYDE, AND POSSIBLY UNBURNED METHANOL
Hazardous Polymerization                 NO
Polymerization Conditions to Avoid       WILL NOT OCCUR 


SECTION VI - Health Hazard Data
Route of Entry: Skin                     YES
Route of Entry: Ingestion                YES
Route of Entry: Inhalation               YES
Health Hazards - Acute and Chronic       TARGET ORGANS: EYE, SKIN, CNS, RESPIRATORY AND CNS DEPRESSION. SP;IRATION DAMAGE LUNGS. SKIN ABSORPTION CAN OCCUR. INGEST OF 1-4 OZS MAY CAUSE DEATH/BLINDNESS. CHRONIC: METHANOL IS SLOWLY ELIMINATED FROM BODY CAUSING TOXICITY 
Carcinogenity: NTP                       NL
Carcinogenity: IARC                      NL
Carcinogenity: OSHA                      NR
Explanation of Carcinogenity             NONE
Symptoms of Overexposure                 IRRITATION, TEARING, BURNING SENSATION, DRYING SKIN, DEFATTING, DIZZINESS, NAUSEA, VOMITING, DROWSINESS, HEADACHE, FATIGUE, CONVULSIONS, UNCONSCIOUSNESS, DEATH, BLINDNESS, SWELLING OF EYES AND REDNESS 
Medical Cond. Aggrevated by Exposure     INDIVIDUALS WITH PRE-EXISTING CNS DISEASE, SKIN DISORDERS, IMPAIRED LIVER OR KIDNEY FUNCTION, GI TRACT DISORDERS OR CHRONIC RESPIRATORY DISEASES SHOULD AVOID EXPOSURE 
Emergency/First Aid Procedures           [EYE] IMMEDIATELY FLUSH EYES WITH COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF TEPID WATER FOR AT LEAST 15 MIN. SEEK MED ATTEN. [SKIN] IMMEDIATELY FLUSH EXPOSED AREA WITH COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF WATER. REMOVE CONTAMINATED CLOTHING AND LAUNDER BEFORE REUSE. SEEK MED ATTEN IF IRRITATION OR PAIN PERSISTS. [INHAL] MOVE TO FRESH AIR. KEEP WARM AND AT REST. MONITOR FOR RESPIRATORY DISTRESS. IF DIFFICULTY IN BREATHING DEVELOPS OR IF BREATHING HAS STOPPED, ADMINISTER ARTIFICAL RESPIRATION AND SEEK MED ATTEN. [INGEST] GIVE TWO GLASSES OF WATER AND INDUCE VOMITING. DO NOT MAKE AN UNCONSCIOUS PERSON VOMIT. GET MED ATTEN IMMEDIATELY 


SECTION VII - Precautions for Safe Handling and Use
Steps if Material Released/Spilled       [SMALL] ABSORB WITH EARTH, SAND OR OTHER NON-COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL AND TRANSFER TO CONTAINERS FOR LATER DISPOSAL. USE NON-SPARKING TOOLS. [LARGE] DIKE FAR AHEAD OF LIQUID SPILL FOR LATER DISPOSAL. FOLLOW LOCAL EMERGENCY PROTOCOL FOR HANDLING. WATER SPRAY MAY REDUCE VAPOR; BUT MAY NOT PREVENT IGNITION IN CLOSED SPACES 
Neutralizing Agent                       NR
Waste Disposal Method                    IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL REGULATIONS 
Handling and Storage Precautions         STORAGE FOR METHANOL SHOULD FOLLOW THE STANDARDS LISTED BELOW. OTHER STANDARDS OR REGULATIONS MAY APPLY WHICH ARE NOT LISTED. NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE; HAZARD CLASSIFICATION FOR METHANOL IS CLASS I, DIV 1 OR 2 GROUP D. NFPA NO 30 "FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS CODE"
Other Precautions                        USE PROPER PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT WHEN WORKING WITH OR AROUND METHANOL 


SECTION VIII - Control Measures
Respiratory Protection                   <200 PPM NO PROTECTION REQUIRED. 200 - 250 PPM PROTECTION REQUIRED IF THE DAILY TWA IS EXCEEDED, A FRESH AIR SUPPLIED SYSTEM MUST BE USED IF PROTECTION IS NEEDED. > 250 PPM A FRESH AIR SUPPLY SYSTEM MUST BE USED IF PROTECTION IS NEEDED.(IE POSITIVE PRESSURE SCBA)
Ventilation                              ADEQUATE VENTILATION
Protective Gloves                        CHEMICAL RESISTANT GLOVES
Eye Protection                           CHEMICAL SPLASH GOGGLES FACE SHIELD
Other Protective Equipment               RUBBER BOOTS, IMPERVIOUS CLOTHING
Work Hygenic Practices                   NR
Supplemental Health/Safety Data          SAFETY SHOWER AND EYEWASH FOUNTAIN. PROPER FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AND EQUIPMENT SHOULD BE KEPT IN AREA


SECTION IX - Label Data
Protect Eye                              YES
Protect Skin                             YES
Protect Respiratory                      YES
Chronic Indicator                        YES
Contact Code                             SLIGHT
Fire Code                                UNKNOWN
Health Code                              UNKNOWN
React Code                               UNKNOWN
Specific Hazard and Precaution           TARGET ORGANS: BLOOD,CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM


SECTION X - Transportation Data
Container Quantity                       1
Unit of Measure                          GL


SECTION XI - Site Specific/Reporting Information
Volatile Organic Compounds (P/G)         6.6052
Volatile Organic Compounds (G/L)         791.5595


SECTION XII - Ingredients/Identity Information
Ingredient #                             01
Ingredient Name                          METHANOL (99-100%)
CAS Number                               67561
Proprietary                              NO
Percent                                  100
OSHA PEL                                 200 PPM
ACGIH TLV                                200 PPM