ALKEN® 860 Demulsifier

Effective Date: 01/08/2007

 Product Bulletin

 Material Safety Data Sheet
 Manufacturer's Name: Alken-Murray Corporation
 Manufacturer's Address: P.O. Box 400, New Hyde Park, New York 11040
  T: 540-636-1236 Fax: 540-636-1770
 Manufacturer's Cage Code: 2A384
 For chemical emergency - spill, leak, fire or accident - call CHEMTREC - day or night - (800) 424-9300 or outside the USA (703) 527-3887

 NFPA Hazard Ratings:

0=Minimal, 1=Slight, 2=Moderate, 3=Serious, 4=Severe
 Health=1  Fire=1  Reactivity=0

Canadian WHMIS Classification D 2 A

All ingredients on Canadian DSL and USA TSCA lists

D2A is assigned by Canada to 11% Naphthalene for Carcinogenicity and toxicity

 1. Product Identification

 Synonyms:  None
 CAS Number:  Not applicable to mixtures
 Chemical Formula:  mixture
 Formula ID Codes:  860

 2. Composition/Information on Ingredients

 Chemical Name  CAS Number  OSHA PEL  ACGIH TLV   % Weight
 Distillates (petroleum)intermediate catalytic cracked  64742-94-5   100 mg/M3   100 mg/M3  70 - 90
 Naphthalene  91-20-3   79 mg/M3   79 mg/M3  11
 Oxirane, methyl polymer with monobutyl ether  9038-95-3  NDA   NDA   10 - 25

Ingredients not precisely identified are proprietary and/or non-hazardous. All chemical ingredients appear on the EPA TSCA inventory.

 3. Hazards Identification

Emergency Overview: CAUTION: Eye and respiratory irritant

Potential Health Effects:

  • Signs and Symptoms of Acute Overexposure: Eye, skin, respiratory irritation, dizziness, fatigue, headache, unconsciousness or asphyxiation.
  • Signs and Symptoms of Chronic overexposure: Prolonged skin contact may cause moderate irritation, defatting and dermatitis.
  • Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: Chronic asthma may be exacerbated by fumes from this product.

 4. First Aid Measures

  • Inhalation: Remove victim to fresh air. If breathing is impaired, administer oxygen. Keep patient warm and quiet.
  • Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Give victim 2-4 glasses of water or milk to drink to dilute the product. Get medical advice..
  • Skin Contact: Remove contaminated clothing and footwear. Wash skin with soap and water. Wash clothing before reuse.
  • Eye Contact: Immediately flush eyes with water for 15 minutes. Get medical attention.
  • Note to Physician: None


 5. Fire Fighting Measures

 Flash Point: 215 degrees F (PMCC)

Flammability Limits: NA

Autoignition temp: NA

Fire Extinguishing Media: Foam, carbon dioxide, dry chemical, water fog

Special Fire-Fighting Information: Wear NIOSH-approved SCNA, Use water spray to cool containers/

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: Vapors are heavier than air and may travel along ground.

 6. Accidental Release Measures

Contain spill. Recover for use if possible, or transfer to suitable container for disposal. Use absorbent to clean up. Wash down spill area with soap and water. Wear approved respirator for nuisance dust during cleanup.

 7. Handling and Storage

 Store in moderate temperatures to maintain product quality. Keep container closed when not in use.

 8. Exposure Controls/ Personal Protection

  • Ventilation System: Good general ventilation is advisable
  • Personal Respirators (NIOSH Approved): None required during normal use. Use organic vapor cannister, if needed.
  • Skin Protection: Long sleeved clothing and neoprene gloves
  • Eye Protection: Chemical safety goggles or face mask
  • Other Control Measures:
ACGIH (TVL) Limits: CAS 64742-94-5: 100 ppm; CAS 91-20-3: 79 mg/M3
OSHA PEL: CAS 64742-94-5: 100 ppm; CAS 91-20-3: 79 mg/M3

 9. Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Appearance and Color: Transparent pale yellow
  • Odor: Aromatic hydrocarbon
  • Solubility in Water: Nil
  • Specific Gravity: 1.008 at 70 degrees F
  • Bulk density: 8.39 lb/gal
  • pH: NA
  • % volatile by volume @ 21C (70F): NDA
  • Boiling Point: 400 degrees F
  • Melting Point: NA
  • Kinematic Viscosity @ 40 deg. C: 13.11
  • Vapor Density (Air=1): >1
  • Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): <5
  • Evaporation Rate (Bu. Acetate=1): <1

 10. Stability and Reactivity

  • Stability: Product is stable under normal conditions.
  • Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide on combustion
  • Hazardous Polymerization: will not occur.
  • Incompatibility: Strong oxidizers. May soften some plastics/
  • Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible substances

 11. Toxicological Information

  • Toxicological Data:
RTECS: CAS# 64742-94-5 1002713AH /CAS# 91-20-3 QJ0525000/ CAS# 9038-95-3:MD0911000

LD50 /LC50: CAS 9038-95-3: Oral, rat >5 g/kg; practically non-toxic; dermal rabbit > 20660 mg/kg;
  • Carcinogenicity: Ingredients not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTR or OSHA

 12. Ecological Information

 Environmental Fate: Ingredients are readily degradable in closed bottle test. For fastest remediation, employ Alken Clear-Flo® 7008 formula of bacterial cultures.

Environmental Toxicity: NDA

 13. Disposal Considerations

 RCRA Hazard Class (if discarded): Neat, unused product is not considered a hazardous waste, according to RCRA regulations 40 CFR 261. . For proper disposal of used materials, an assessment must be completed to determine the proper waste management options permissible under applicable rules, regulations and/or laws governing client's location. Use until less than 1 inch remains in the container, triple rinse with clean water, and pour rinse water to sewer. Then remove or deface product label to avoid confusion if pail or drum is later refilled. Clean, empty containers should be recycled or disposed of through an approved waste management facility.

 14. Transportation Information

  • DOT Proper Shipping Name: Not regulated as hazardous by DOT when packaged in drums of 80 gallons or less.
    Above 80 gallons: Environmentally Hazardous Substance, Liquid N.O.S (Contains methylnaphthalene liquid, naphthalene)
  • DOT Hazard Class: NA for < 80 gallon drums. For totes, class 9
  • Packing Group: III
  • DOT Label: NA for < 80 gallons, otherwise label as Environmentally Hazardous Substance, Liquid N.O.S


 15. Regulatory Information

  • TSCA: 40CFR 710) All chemical ingredients are listed on the TSCA 8(b) inventory. None of the ingredients are on the Health and Safety Reporting List, are under Chemical Test rule, are listed under TSCA Section 12B, or have a SNUR under TSCA. CAS 64742-94-5 is listed as a UVCB (Unknown, variable composition) Chemical.
  • CERCLA Reportable Quantity: This product does NOT contain ingredients that have Reportable Quantity (RQ) requirements under US 40 CFR 117.302
Section 302/304 Extremely Hazardous Substances: None
Section 311 Hazard Categorization: Acute, chronic, delayed health
Section 313 Toxic Chemicals: None
  • STATE RIGHT TO KNOW LISTS: Naphthalene (11%) is listed on California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island right to know lists.
  • California Proposition 65 Labeling: This product contains 11% Naphthalene, a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or reproductive harm
  • CARB: Product meets the low vapor pressure (LVP) exemption set by the California Air Resources Board for volatile organic compounds in consumer products (California Code of Regulations, Title 17, Article 2, Section 94510)
  • Clean Water Act/Oil Pollution Act: This product is classified as an oil under Section 31 of the Water Act (40 CFR 110) and the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. Discharges or spills which produce a visible sheen on either surface water or waterways/sewers which lead to surface water, must be reported to the National Response Center at 800-424-8802.
  • CLEAN AIR ACT: Ingredients not listed as hazardous pollutants under CAA. This product does not contain any Class 1 or Class 2 ozone depletors, nor was it made with such chemicals.
  • Canadian WHMIS: Naphthalene, CAS# 91-20-3, 11% of product is rated B4 flammable solid & D2A carcinogen -very toxic, other Flash point of product eliminates B rating,but D2A is retained for Naphthalene ingredient
  • Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List: Ingredients are NOT listed on the CIDL. This MSDS has been prepared according to the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) and the MSDS contains all of the information required by the CPR.
  • Canadian DSL: All ingredients are listed on the Canadian DSL inventory. Product is approved for sale in Canada.
  • IHT Code: 3811.90.0000

 16. Other Information

Reason for Revision: Routine review and revision

Alken-Murray Corporation provides the information contained herein in good faith, in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, but makes no representation as to its comprehensiveness or accuracy. This document is intended only as a guide to the appropriate precautionary handling of the material by a properly trained person using this product. Alken-Murray warrants that this product is of merchantable quality. The implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose is limited to the extent the products are used for the purpose or uses described on the product's label or in any written instructions or materials distributed to the buyer by Alken-Murray and is hereby disclaimed should buyer use the products in a manner inconsistent with this uses or purposes described therein. In no event shall Alken-Murray be liable for any consequential, exemplary, or incidental damages incurred by buyer even if it has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

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