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1. Chemical Product and Contact Information Issued: 12/04/08
Product Name: Mass Calibration Standard Part Number:
St. Joseph, Michigan 49085
(Chemtrec Int'l: 703-527-3887)
2. Composition/Information on Ingredients
OSHA ACGIH Typical %
Component CAS No. PEL (mg/m3) TLV (mg/m3) by Weight
Perfluoro Compounds 86508-42-1 Not established Not established 100
(Primarily compounds with 12 carbons)
3. Hazard Identification
No unusual spill or fire hazard. Non-irritating, non-toxic colorless, liquid.
Potential Health Effects
EYES: Contact with the eyes during product use is not expected to result in significant irritation.
SKIN: Contact with the skin during product use is not expected to result in significant irritation.
INHALATION: Health effects from inhalation are not expected unless the product is overheated
and decomposition occurs.
INGESTION: Ingestion is not a likely route of exposure to this product.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS AGGRAVATED: None reported.
CHRONIC OVEREXPOSURE: None reported.
ACUTE OVEREXPOSURE: None reported.
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4. First Aid Measures
EYES: Immediately flush with large amounts of water. Get immediate medical attention.
SKIN: Wash affected areas with soap and water.
INHALATION: If signs/symptoms occur, remove person to fresh air. If signs/symptoms continue,
call a physician.
INGESTION: No need for first aid is anticipated.
This product is not expected to be irritating to the eyes, skin or respiratory system at room
temperature conditions. This assessment does not account for contaminants from product use.
The suggested first aid measures are basic first aid measures for removal of foreign materials
from the skin and/or eyes.
5. Fire Fighting Measures
FLAMMABLE PROPERTIES: Non-flammable.
FLASH POINT: None. (Setaflash CC)
AUTO-IGNITION TEMPERATURE: Nonflammable.
HAZARDOUS COMBUSTION PRODUCTS: Toxic by-products may form upon decomposition
(See Section 10)
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Nonflammable.
FIREFIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS: When fire fighting conditions are severe and total thermal
decomposition of the product is possible, wear full protective clothing, including helmet, self-
contained, positive pressure or pressure demand breathing apparatus, bunker coat and pants,
bands around arms, waist and legs, face mask, and protective covering for exposed areas of the
head. No unusual effects are anticipated during fire extinguishing operations. Avoid breathing
the products and substances that may result from the thermal decomposition of the product or the
other substances in the fire zone. Keep containers cool with water spray when exposed to fire to
HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: Will not occur.
6. Accidental Release Measures
SMALL/LARGE SPILL: Observe precautions from other sections. In accordance with good
industrial practice, provide exhaust ventilation for large spills or in confined spaces. Collect
spilled material with an absorbent. Place in an approved container.
7. Handling and Storage
INCOMPATIBILITY: Finely divided active metals, alkali and alkaline earth metals.
HANDLING. Store under normal warehouse conditions. Keep container closed when not in use.
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8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
ENGINEERING CONTROLS: For those situations where the fluid might be exposed to extreme
overheating due to misuse or equipment failure, use with appropriate local exhaust ventilation
sufficient to maintain levels of thermal decomposition products below their exposure guidelines.
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: Avoid prolonged breathing of vapors. Avoid breathing of thermal
decomposition products. Select one of the following NIOSH approved respirators based on
airborne concentration of contaminants and in accordance with OSHA regulations: half-mask
supplied air respirator, full-face supplied air respirator.
SKIN AND HAND PROTECTION: Gloves are not required.
EYE AND FACE PROTECTION: Safety glasses with side shields.
OTHER PRECAUTIONARY INFORMATION: No smoking. Smoking while using this product
can result in contamination of the tobacco and/or smoke and lead to the formation of hazardous
9. Physical and Chemical Properties
APPEARANCE: Colorless, odorless liquid.
BOILING POINT: 165-185° C (329-365° F) (Typical) MELTING POINT: Not determined.
VAPOR PRESSURE: 1.300 mmHg @ 20° C (68° F)
VAPOR DENSITY: 23.3 @ 20° C. (68° F)
EVAPORATION RATE: >1.00 PER CENT VOLATILE: 100.0 VOC: Not determined.
pH: Not applicable.
VISCOSITY: 2.8 centisoke at 20° C. (68° F)
SOLUBILITY IN WATER: None. SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 1.900. ODOR: None.
10. Stability and Reactivity
CHEMICAL STABILITY: Stable.
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: If the product is exposed to extreme conditions of
heat from misuse or equipment failure, toxic decomposition products that include hydrogen
fluoride and perfluoroisobutylene can occur. Hydrogen fluoride has an ACGIH threshold limit
value of 3 parts per million parts of air, ppm, of fluoride as a ceiling limit and an OSHA PEL of
3ppm of fluoride as an eight hour time-weighted average and 6 ppm of fluoride as a Short Term
Exposure Limit. Perfluoroisobutylene has an ACGIH threshold limit value of 0.01 parts per
million parts of air as a ceiling limit or 0.082 milligrams per cubic meter as a ceiling limit.
HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: Will not occur.
11. Toxicological Information
This substance did not degrade significantly in a ready biodegradation test. This compound is completely
fluorinated (perfluorinated), or it contains perfluorinated portions. Perfluoroalkyl groups resist
degradation in most natural environments. This low-solubility substance has insignificant toxicity to
aquatic organisms (Lowest LL50 or EL50 is >1000 mg/L). LL50 (Lethal Level) and EL50 are similar to
LC50 and EC50, but tests the water phase from incompletely-miscible mixtures.
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12. Ecological Information
Bioassays have been run on organisms from less than three phyla. Organisms from taxa that were not
tested may show greater sensitivity. No data are available on the toxicity effects of this
substance on wastewater treatment system organisms.
Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD): Nil.
20-day Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD20): Nil.
Fathead Minnow (Pimephales promelas) 96-hr LL50: >1000 mg/L
ASTM G-21-70 Fungal Growth Rating: Trace Growth (<10% covered)
13. Disposal Consideration
As a disposal alternative, incinerate in the presence of a combustible material in an industrial or
commercial facility capable of handling halogenated waste. Reclaim if feasible.
14. Transportation Information
U.S.A. DOT: Not regulated.
Canadian TDG Hazard Class & PIN: Not reported.
15. Regulatory Information
U.S. FEDERAL REGULATIONS:
TSCA STATUS: On Toxic Substance Control Inventory.
CERCLA REPORTABLE QUANTITY: None.
SARA TITLE III:
Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances: None.
Section 311/312 Hazardous Categories: None.
Section 313 Toxic Chemicals: None.
RCRA STATUS: Not regulated.
CANADIAN WHMIS: Not reported.
EINECS: Not reported.
16. Other Information
For industrial use only. Not intended for use as a medical device or drug.
NFPA Hazard Codes: Health: 1 Fire: 0 Reactivity: 0
Information herein is given in good faith as authoritative and valid; however, no warranty, expressed
or implied can be made.