Material Safety Data Sheet
Ashland Chemical Co. Date Prepared: 09/17/98
Date Printed: 06/21/99
MSDS No: 301.0004700-001.001I
METHYL PARABEN NF/ FCC
1. CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
Product Name: METHYL PARABEN NF/ FCC
General or Generic ID: ESTER
Company Emergency Telephone Number:
Ashland Chemical Co. 1-800-ASHLAND (1-800-274-5263)
P.O. Box 2219 24 hours everyday
Columbus, OH 43216
614-790-3333 Regulatory Information Number:
2. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Ingredient(s) CAS Number % (by weight)
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METHYL PARABEN 99-76-3 100.0
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Potential Health Effects
Dust can cause eye irritation. Symptoms include stinging,
tearing, redness, and swelling of eyes.
May cause skin irritation. Symptoms may include redness, burning,
and swelling of skin.
Swallowing small amounts of this material during normal handling
is not likely to cause harmful effects. Swallowing large amounts
may be harmful.
This material is a dust or may produce dust. Breathing small
amounts of this material during normal handling is not likely to
cause harmful effects. Breathing large amounts may be harmful.
Symptoms of Exposure
Signs and symptoms of exposure to this material through breathing,
swallowing, and/or passage of the material through the skin may
include: mouth and throat irritation (soreness, dry or scratchy
feeling, cough), stomach or intestinal upset (nausea, vomiting,
diarrhea), irritation (nose, throat, airways).
Target Organ Effects
There are no data available for assessing risk to the fetus from
maternal exposure to this material.
There is no information available. The chance of this material
causing cancer is unknown. This material is not listed as a
carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the
National Toxicology Program, or the Occupational Safety and Health
Other Health Effects
This material can form dust which may cause skin or mucous
membrane irritation. Symptoms may include redness, burning, and
swelling. Although they may cause respiratory tract irritation,
nuisance dusts do not form scar tissue or affect the structure of
air spaces in the lungs. Their effects on the tissues are
Primary Route(s) of Entry
Inhalation, Skin contact, Eye contact, Ingestion.
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from
exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at
least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and
water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder
clothing before reuse.
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious,
do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side
with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or
poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting.
If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into
fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If
breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and
quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
Note to Physicians
5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Hazardous Products of Combustion
May form: carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, phenols, toxic
Fire and Explosion Hazards
Organic dusts can form explosive mixtures in air.
regular foam, water fog, carbon dioxide, dry chemical, sand.
Fire Fighting Instructions
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
operated in the positive pressure demand mode with appropriate
turn-out gear and chemical resistant personal protective
equipment. Refer to the personal protective equipment section of
Health - 1, Flammability - 1, Reactivity - 0
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Sweep up material for disposal or recovery.
Shovel material into containers. Thoroughly sweep area of spill
to clean up any residual material. Persons not wearing protective
equipment should be excluded from area of spill until clean-up has
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Containers of this material may be hazardous when emptied. Since
emptied containers retain product residues (vapor, liquid, and/or
solid), all hazard precautions given in the data sheet must be
observed. Use good personal hygiene practices. Wash hands before
eating, drinking, smoking, or using toilet facilities. Promptly
remove soiled clothing and wash before reuse. Shower after work
using plenty of soap and water.
Store in a cool, dry place at 75 degrees F or lower.
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear safety glasses in compliance with OSHA regulations. (Consult
your safety representative.)
Wear resistant gloves (consult your safety equipment supplier).,
Wear normal work clothing covering arms and legs..
3M Dust respirator No. 8710 or 9900 is recommended or a NIOSH/MSHA
jointly approved dust respirator. (See your safety equipment
Provide sufficient mechanical (general and/or local exhaust)
ventilation to maintain exposure below level of overexposure (from
known, suspected or apparent adverse effects).
METHYL PARABEN (99-76-3)
No exposure limits established
9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
(for product) 518.0 F (270.0 C) @ 760 mmHg
Specific Vapor Density
1.360 @ 77.00 F
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Product will not undergo hazardous polymerization.
May form: carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, phenols.
Avoid contact with: strong alkalies.
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATION
Waste Management Information
Dispose of with other normal, solid waste
14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
DOT Information - 49 CFR 172.101
NON-REGULATED BY D.O.T.
55 GAL DRUM/TRUCK PACKAGE
RQ (Reportable Quantity) - 49 CFR 172.101
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
US Federal Regulations
TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act) Status
TSCA (UNITED STATES) The intentional ingredients of this
product are listed.
CERCLA RQ - 40 CFR 302.4(a)
CERCLA RQ - 40 CFR 302.4(b)
Materials without a "listed" RQ may be reportable as an
"unlisted hazardous substance". See 40 CFR 302.5 (b).
SARA 302 Components - 40 CFR 355 Appendix A
Section 311/312 Hazard Class - 40 CFR 370.2
Immediate( ) Delayed( ) Fire( ) Reactive( ) Sudden
Release of Pressure( )
SARA 313 Components - 40 CFR 372.65
State and Local Regulations
California Proposition 65
16. OTHER INFORMATION
The information accumulated herein is believed to be accurate but
is not warranted to be whether originating with the company or
not. Recipients are advised to confirm in advance of need that the
information is current, applicable, and suitable to their