Sodium Methylate Solution MSDS


MANUFACTURER'S NAME

Green Catalysts, Inc.Emergency Tel No.

(800) 424-9300

Address:
P.O. Box 2528
Santa Rosa, CA 95405


Chemical Name & Synonyms:SODIUM METHYLATE
Trade Name & SynonynmsSODIUM METHOXIDE SOLUTION
FormulaCH3ONa
CAS No.124-41-4
Chemical FamilySODIUM ALKYLATES


II. HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

Materials or Components%Hazard Data (TLV, LD50, LC50, etc.
Paints, Preservatives & Solvents-N/A
Alloys & Metallic Coatings-N/A
Hazardous Mixtures of other liquids, solids, or gases-Solution in Methanol


III. PHYSICAL DATA

Boiling Point (oC)87oC for 25% Solution
Vapor Pressure46
Vapor Density (Air=1)Not Established
Solubility in WaterReacts, highly soluble
Melting RangeN/A
Specific Gravity0.94-0.96
Appearance & OdorWhite to pale yellow colored, clear solution with methanolic caustic odor
Present Volatile, by Vol.(%)71-75
Evaporation RateN/A
pH of 0.5%Aq.Soln.14


IV. FIRE & EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA

Flash Point29oC
Ignition Temp. (Dust)N/A
Extinguishing MediaCo2/Dry Chemical Powder
Unusual Fire & Explosion HazardsAvoid contact with moisture
Method UsedClosed Cup
Flammable Limits(%V/V)Lower-5.6,
Upper-26.6
Special Fire-fighting proceduresNone Required


V. REACTIVITY DATA

StabilityStable under selective conditions
Incompatibility (materials to avoid)Water/O2/CO2/Acids
Hazardous Decomposition ProductsNaOH and Methanol
Hazardous PolymerizationWill not occur
Conditions to avoidExposure to high temp/Water/O2/CO2
Conditions to avoidN/A


VI. TOXICITY IDENTIFICATION

OralCaustic Burns
Dermal-AcuteCauses Burning
EyeCauses burning and redness, can cause visual impairment
CarcinogenicityNot Reported
ParenteralToxic
ChronicCauses Burning
InhalationIrritant
Lethal Dose30 ml+


VII. HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION

EFFECTS OF EXPOSURE
Oral IngestionHeadache, nausea, burning sensation, convulsions and death by poisoning
Eye ContactBurning sensation, can lead to blindness and poisoning
Skin ContactBurning sensation, can lead to poisoning
InhalationIrriation, burning sensation, pneumonitis, poisoning
EMERGENCY FIRST AID
Oral IngestionWash mouth thoroughly; drink plenty of water; seek medical advice
Eye ContactFlush eye with plenty of water; seek medical attention, if irriation persists
Skin ContactWash contacted area with water; remove contaminated clothing & launder before re-use
InhalationWash externally affected part; seek source of fresh air


VIII. SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES

Steps to be taken in case material is released or spilled:
Remove by sand and shovel into recovery drums. Wash area with dilute Acetic Acid to remove final traces.

Waste Disposal Method
(Comply with applicable Federal / State / Local Regulations): Consider incineration.



IX. SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

Respiratory protectionMask (Alkali-resistant) or SCBA
VentilationLocal Exhaust - Normal ventilator; Special - Flameproof; Mechanical - general;
Others - not needed
Protective GlovesRubber
Eye ProtectionSafety Glasses
Other Protective EquipmentApron, Safety Shoes


X. SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

Precautions to be taken in Handling & Storing:
Store and handle in MS Tanks or Barrels which are designed to minimize leakage. Avoid entry of moisture and air; keep away from source of heat and naked flames; Handle under dry N2 only.

Other Precautions:
Explosion - proof equipment recommended for use with solution.



IMPORTANT NOTE (DISCLAIMER)

This MSDS is based on a limited review of literature and standard toxicology handbooks. This information is without warrant of any kind; it may be used only as a supplement to literature or information already in your possession concerning this product. The determination of whether and under what conditions the product should be used by your employees, is yours only to make.