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1                             SUBSTANCE/PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Petsul-500
                              Petrico Limited
                              PO Box 146
                              Belvedere
                              Kent
                              England
                              DA17 6ER
                              TEL: +44 (0) 1322 435685
                              e-mail: techservices@petrico.com

CAS Number                    64742-52-5 / 64742-52-6
Synonyms                      Sodium Salts of Sulfonic Acid
Generic Chemical Name         Sodium Sulfonate
                               As Above
Product Type
                              +44 (0) 79700-4370
Emergency Phone Number
2                             COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Hazardous Ingredients         Severely Hydrotreated heavy Naphthenic Distillate
                              CAS # 64742-52-5/64742-52-6
3                             HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Principle Hazards             Aliphatic Petroleum Distillate
                              PEL/TLV: 5mg/M3
                              STEL:      10mg/M3
4                             FIRST AID MEASURES
Ingestion                     SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION: Do NOT induce vomiting or
                              attempt to give liquids to a semi or unconscious person.
                              Ingestion may cause gastrointestinal irritation, nausea,
                              vomiting and diarrhoea.

Eyes                          Flush with water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention
                              if eye irritation develops or persists.

Skin                          Wash with soap and water. Get medical attention if irritation
                              develops. Launder contaminated clothing before reuse.

Inhalation                    Remove exposed person to fresh air if adverse effects
                              observed. See section 11
Additional Information        Note to Physician: Treat symptomatically.
5                             FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Flash Point                   204 Deg. C (C.O.C)
Upper Flammable Limit         Not Determined.
Lower Flammable Limit         Not Determined.
Extinguishing Media           Water, CO2, dry chemical, alcohol foam. Water fogs should
                              only be used by experienced fire-fighters as product may float
                              and reignite on the surface of the water
Firefighting Procedures       Recommend wearing self-contained breathing apparatus.
Unusual Fire &
Explosion Hazards             None.
Autoignition Point            Not determined.
Explosion Data                None known.                      PET/msds/08/04/99/issue 1   Page1 of 3
6                         ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Spill procedures          Personal Protective Equipment must be worn, see Personal
                          Protection Section for PPE recommendations. Ventilate area
                          if spilled in confined space or other poorly ventilated areas.
                          Prevent entry into sewers and waterways. Pick up free liquid
                          for recycle and/or disposal. Residual liquid can be absorbed
                          on inert material.

7                         HANDLING AND STORAGE
Handling Procedures       Keep containers closed when not in use. Wash thoroughly
                          after handling. Empty container contains product residue
                          which may exhibit hazards of product.

Storage Procedures        No special storage precautions required.

8                         EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Ventilation Procedures    Use with adequate ventilation.
Hand Protection           Impervious Gloves.
Eye Protection            Chemical Safety Glasses.
Respiratory Protection    Under normal use conditions, respirator is not usually
                          required.

Clothing Recommendation   Suitable clothing to minimise skin contact, Long sleeve shirt is
                          recommended.
9                         PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Vapour Pressure (mm Hg)   <0.0003mm Hg @ 20 C
pH Range                  Not Applicable
Specific Gravity          0.990 (15.6 Deg. C)
Water Solubility          Immisible.
Flash Pt Deg C            204 (c.o.c)
Molecular Wt              500 (Typical)
Vapour Density            Heavier than air.
Evaporation Rate          Not Determined.
Odour                     Mild.
Appearance                Dark Brown Viscous fluid
Viscosity                 45 cSt/ 100 Deg, C
Odour Threshold           Not Determined.
Boiling Point             >150 Deg C



10                        STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Stability                 Material is normally stable at moderately elevated
                          temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibility           Strong oxidising agents and excessive heat, open flames.
Polymerisation            Will NOT occur.
Thermal Decomposition     Oxides of carbon and Asphyxiants.



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11                        TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Eye Irritation           Mild conjunctival transient irritant

Skin Irritation          May be absorbed over long periods but not expected to be
                         toxic via this route – Prolonged contact with skin may have
                         slight de-fatting effect leading to irritation.
Respiratory Irritation   Not applicable under normal ambient conditions.
                         Occupational Exposure: PEL/TLV = 2mg/M3. At high
                         Temperatures or oil mist may cause mild irritation of the upper
                         respiratory tract. Excessive inhalation may cause dizziness
                         and nausea. Caution should be exercised to prevent
                         aerosolising or misting this product

Dermal Toxicity          None expected under normal use. Acute Dermal LD50 =
                         >2g/Kg (Rabbits)
Inhalation Toxicity
                         Not applicable under normal ambient conditions.
Ingestion
                         May cause gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, vomiting and
                         diarrhoea. Acute Oral LD50 = >5.0g/Kg (Rats)
12                       ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
                         THIS PRODUCT IS CLASSED AS A MARINE POLLUTANT.

13                       DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Waste Disposal           Material, if discarded, not expected to be a characteristic
                         hazardous waste. Disposal should be in compliance with all,
                         Country,State and local laws.
14                       TRANSPORT INFORMATION
UN Number                Not applicable.
IMDG                     Not applicable.
ICAO                     Not applicable.
ADR/RID Hazard           Not applicable.
15                       REGULATORY INFORMATION
Symbols                  EU Labelling:
Precautionary Labels     Symbols:           R Phrases:
                                            R20 = Harmful by inhalation
                         S Phrases: 7,15,16,24/25,28,36,37,39.

16                       OTHER INFORMATION
                         This product has not been tested in long term chronic
                         exposure. All safety precautions and handling procedures
                         outlined in this MSDS must be followed in order to minimise
                         exposure.

                                 END

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