Effective Date: 02/28/2007

 Product Bulletin

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 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 

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NFPA Hazard Ratings:

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




North American Emergency Guidebook: DOT "Combustible Class II"

for transport by truck or ocean ONLY


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Canadian WHMIS Classification D 2 B "other toxic effects" & "B3 "combustible"

See Section 15 for details

All ingredients on Canadian DSL and USA TSCA lists

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1. Product Identification

 Synonyms:  None
 Product type:  Cold flow additive for distillate fuel/crude oil
 CAS Number:  Not applicable to mixtures
 Chemical Formula: Proprietary Mixture
 Formula ID Codes:  901

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2. Composition/Information on Ingredients

 Chemical Name  CAS Number   OSHA PEL  ACGIH TLV  % Weight
 Petroleum Naptha




 50 - 60


 100 ppm

 100 ppm



 25 ppm

 25 ppm

 20 - 30



 25 ppm



  100 ppm

  100 ppm





 1 - 5


 50 ppm

 50 ppm


Ingredients not precisely identified are proprietary and/or non-hazardous per 29 CFR 1910-1200 and/or represent less than 1%. All chemical ingredients appear on the EPA TSCA inventory.

NDA = No data available NE= Not established ppm= Parts per Million

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3. Hazards Identification

Emergency Overview: WARNING: Harmful if Inhaled; Causes Respiratory tract irritation; harmful if absorbed through skin; may cause chronic health effects based on data with laboratory animals.

Potential Health Effects:


Ingestion: Based on data from components or similar materials. Swallowing material may cause irritation of the gastrointestinal lining, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Ingestion of this material may cause headache, dizziness, incoordination and general weakness.
Eye Irritation: Moderate to strong eye irritation. Based on data from components or similar material.
Skin Irritation: Skin irritant. Based on data from components or similar materials. Prolonged or repeated skin contact as from clothing wet with material may cause dermatitis. Symptoms may include redness, edema, drying, and cracking of skin. Skin absorption of components of this material may cause systematic effects; note toxicity form other sections.
Inhalation: High concentrations may cause headache, dizziness, nausea, stupor and other central nervous system effects leading to visual impairment, difficulty breathing and convulsions. Respiratory irritant. Nose throat and lung irritant. Based on data from components or similar material, exposure to high levels of vapor or mist is irritating to the respiratory tract. Breathing of vapor or mist may aggravate asthma and inflammatory or fibrotic pulmonary disease.
Sensitization: NDA for skin or inhalation.


Chronic Toxicity:
Xylene has been found to cause cardiac, liver and kidney effects; anemia and eye damage in laboratory animals. Prolonged and repeated inhalation of hydrocarbon solvents, such as xylene, can cause chronic neurological disturbances. Prolonged or repeated overexposure to petroleum naphtha may cause liver and kidney damage. Chronic exposure to xylene has been shown to cause hearing loss in experimental animals.
Ethylbenzene has been classed as possible human carcinogen (Group 2B) and Toluene has been classed as a possible animal carcinogen (Group 3).
Xylene is fetotoxic in rats and rabbits in the absence of maternal toxicity.

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4. First Aid Measures

  • Inhalation: Remove patient to fresh air. If breathing is impaired, administer oxygen. Keep patient warm and quiet. If breathing has stopped, administer artificial respiration. If irritation persists or if toxic symptoms are observed, get medical attention.
  • Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Give patient 2 glasses of water to drink to dilute the product. Aspiration of material due to vomiting can cause chemical pneumonitis which can be fatal. Get immediate medical attention. If vomiting occurs naturally, patient should lean forward to reduce the risk of asperation.
  • Skin Contact: Wash skin with soap and water. Remove contaminated clothing and launder before reuse. Get medical attention if irritation persists.
  • Eye Contact: Immediately flush eyes with water for 15 minutes. Get immediate medical attention.
  • Note to Physician: Treat symptomatically.

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5. Fire Fighting Measures

Flash Point: 38 degrees C (100.4 degrees F) tested by Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Method

(Precision Scientific brand electric flashpoint tester)

Flammability Limits: NA

Autoignition temp: NA

Fire Extinguishing Media: Carbon dioxide, dry chemical, foam

Special Fire-Fighting Information: Wear Wear NIOSH-approved SCBA. Water may cause splattering. Material will float on water. Use water spray to cool containers. Isolate product from fire.

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: Toxic fumes, gases and vapors may evolve on burning. Vapors are heavier than air and may travel along the ground to a distant ignition source and flash back. Container may rupture on heating. .

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6. Accidental Release Measures

Land Spill: Evacuate all non-essential personnel. Personal Protective Equipment must be worn, see Personal Protection Section for PPE recommendations. Eliminate sources of ignition. Prevent additional discharge of material, if possible to do so without hazard. Recover for use if possible, or transfer to suitable container for disposal. Use absorbent to clean up. Prevent liquid from entering sewers, water sources, or low areas. Contain spilled liquid with sand or earth. Do not use combustible materials, such as sawdust, to absorb spill. Wash down spill area with soap and water. Consult an expert on disposal of recovered material and ensure conformity to local disposal regulations.

Water Spill: Remove from surface by skimming or with suitable absorbents. If allowed by local authorities and environmental agencies, sinking and/or suitable dispersants may be used in confined waters. Recovered material may be biodegraded with Alken Clear-Flo® 7036, supplemented by Alken® Bio-Nutrient 3 and Alken Clear-Flor® 5100, if a suitable aerated, treatment tank is available on-site. Consult your Alken-Murray distributor for more information.

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7. Handling and Storage

Loading temperature: 60 deg. C, 140 deg. F

Store in cool dry place away from heat, sparks, open flame, oxidizing agents. Keep container closed when not in use. Open container in a well-ventilated area. Do not pressurize, cut, heat, weld or expose containers to flame or other sources of ignition. Do not discharge to drains or the environment, dispose to an authorized waste collection point. Wash thoroughly after handling. Empty containers retain material residue

For rapid bioremediation of hard surface spills, use Alken Clear-Flo 5100

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8. Exposure Controls/ Personal Protection

  • Ventilation System: Use local exhaust ventilation to control mists or vapors. Additional ventilation or exhaust may be required to maintain air concentrations below recommended exposure limits.
  • Personal Respirators (NIOSH Approved): Use NIOSH/MSHA approved full face respirator with a combination organic vapor and high efficiency filter cartridge if the recommended exposure limit is exceeded. Use self-contained breathing apparatus for entry into confined space, or for other poorly ventilated areas and for large spill clean-up sites.
  • Skin Protection: Long sleeved clothing and nitrile or neoprene gloves.
  • Eye Protection: Chemical safety goggles or face shield
  • Other Control Measures:
ACGIH: : CAS# 64742-95-6 -100 ppm; CAS# 1330-20-7 - 100 ppm; CAS 25551-13-7 25 ppm; CAS# 100-41-4 100 ppm; CAS# 98-82-8 - 50 ppm
OSHA PEL: CAS# 64742-95-6 -100 ppm; CAS# 1330-20-7 - 100 ppm; CAS 25551-13-7 25 ppm; CAS# 100-41-4 100 ppm; CAS# 98-82-8 - 50 ppm

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9. Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Appearance and Color: Transparent dark brown liquid
  • Odor: Aromatic Hydrocarbon
  • Solubility in Water: Insoluble
  • Specific Gravity: 0.89 at 15.6 degrees C
  • pH: NDA
  • % volatile by volume @ 21C (70F): NDA
  • Boiling Point: 279 degrees F (137 deg. C) initial
  • Melting Point: NDA
  • Flash Point: 100.4 degrees F (38 degrees C) PMCC3.5 (40 deg. C)
  • Viscosity: NDA
  • Vapor Density (Air=1): = NDA
  • Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): = NDA
  • Evaporation Rate (Bu. Acetate=1): = NDA

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10. Stability and Reactivity

  • Stability: Product is stable at moderately elevated temperatures and pressures
  • Hazardous Decomposition Products: Smoke, carbon monoxide and dioxide, aldehydes and other products of incomplete combustion
  • Hazardous Polymerization: will not occur.
  • Incompatibility: Oxidizing Agents.
  • Conditions to Avoid: Incompatibilities

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11. Toxicological Information

  • Toxicological Data:
RTECS: CAS#64742-95-6:1003693SN/ CAS#1330-20-7: ZE2100000/ CAS#25551-13-7: DC3220000/ CAS#95-63-6: DC3325000/ CAS#100-41-4: DA0700000/ CAS#108-67-8: OX6825000/ CAS# 98-82-8: GR8575000.
LD50 /LC50: Oral toxicity LD50 (rats) >5000 mg/kg. Dermal toxicity LD50 (rabbits) >2000 mg/kg. Inhalation LC50 (4 hr. rat) for xylene is 6.700 ppm.
LC50/LD50 INDIVIDUAL INGREDIENTS: CAS# 64742-95-6: Oral, rat LD50 =8400 mg/Kg / CAS# 1330-20-7: Oral, rat LD50 = 4300 mg/Kg / CAS# 25551-13-7: Oral, rat LD50 = 8970 mg/Kg / CAS# 95-63-6: Oral, rat LD50 = 12.7 g/kg, Inhalation, rat LD50=18 G/m3 / CAS# 100-41-4: Oral, rat LD50 = 4300 mg/Kg / CAS# 108-67-8: Oral, rat LD50 = 5,000 mg/Kg / CAS# 98-82-8: Oral, rat LD50 = 1400 mg/Kg
  • Carcinogenicity:
ACGIH-A4 - Ethylbenzene & Xylene "suspected animal carcinogen. Also suspected on OSHA list
IARC-Group 3B - Ethylbenzene & Xylene "possible human carcinogen", but NOT on listed on NTRor NIOSH lists.
Other Ingredients not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTR, or OSHA

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12. Ecological Information

  • Environmental Fate: NDA
  • Environmental Toxicity: Acute LC50 for freshwater fish is 1 - 10 ppm, based on component data.
  • Biodegradability: Laboratory studies indicate limited biodegradation with non-acclimated sludge, based on component data. All ingredients can be biodegraded by Alken Clear-Flo bioremediation products. Contact your authorized Alken-Murray distributor for assistance selecting proper products for efficient bioremediation.
  • Bioaccumulation: 25% or greater of the components potentially bioconcentrate, based on octanol/water coefficients.

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13. Disposal Considerations

 RCRA Hazard Class (if discarded): Combustible D001. This material, if discarded, is a hazardous waste under RCRA Regulation 40 CFR 261. Waste management should be in compliance with federal, state and local laws. Material, if discarded, is expected to be hazardous under RCRA due to ignitability 20 - 30% Ethylbenzene CAS #25551-13-7.

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14. Transportation Information

  • US DOT non-bulk is not regulated for transport.
  • DOT Proper Shipping Name (Bulk): Combustible liquid, n.o.s. (Petroleum naphtha, Ethylbenzene, Xylene)
    DOT Hazard Class: 3
  • UN: 1993
  • Packing Group: III
  • DOT Label: Combustible liquid, n.o.s. (Contains Naphtha, Ethylbenzene, Xylene) 3, UN 1993, PG III Marine Pollutant
  • ICAO/IATA: Flammable liquid, n.o.s (Petroleum naphtha, Xylene) class 3, UN 1993, PG III
  • IMDG (Ambient): Flammable liquid, n.o.s (Petroleum naphtha, Xylene) class 3, UN 1993, PG III, Marine Pollutant (1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene, Trimethylbenzene)
  • US DOT (Bulk): Combustible liquid, n.o.s (Petroleum naphtha, Xylene) class 3, UN 1993, PG III, Marine Pollutant (1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene, Trimethylbenzene
  • TDG: Flammable liquid, n.o.s (Petroleum naphtha, Xylene) class 3, UN 1993, PG III, Marine Pollutant (1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene, Trimethylbenzene)
  • ADR/RID: UN1993 Flammable liquid, n.o.s. (Petroleum naphtha, Xylene) Class 3, 31(c), ADR, Aquatic pollutant (1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene, Trimethylbenzene)
  • ADG: Flammable liquid, n.o.s. (Petroleum naphtha, Xylene), Class 3, UN1993, PG III. Marine Pollutant (1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene, Trimethylbenzene)

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15. Regulatory Information

  • TSCA: All ingredients are listed on the TSCA inventory. This material is in compliance with the Toxic Substances Control Act (15 USC 26C1-2629)
  • Other TSCA Reg.: Section 4a (1,2-4 Trimethylbenzene & 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene. May be subject to export notification under TSCA Section 12(b)
  • CERCLA Reportable Quantity: - Transit Reportable Quantities: Xylene 56 gal (212 liters); Ethylbenzene 2010 gal (7604 liters); Cumene 27129 gal (102658 liters); Benzene 47596 gal (180102 liters)
  • CERCLA Stationary Reportable Quantities: Xylene 56 gal (212 liters); Ethylbenzene 2010 gal (7604 liters); Cumene 27129 gal (102658 liters); Benzene 47596 gal (180102 liters)
Section 302/304 Extremely Hazardous Substances: This product does not contain greater than 1% of any chemical substance on the SARA Extremely Hazardous Substances List.
Section 311/312 Hazard Categorization: Acute Health, Delayed Health, Fire
Section 313 Toxic Chemicals: 24.3% Xylene CAS# 1330-20-7; 14.5% Benzene;1,2,4 trimethyl CAS#95-63-6; 6.8% Ethylbenzene, CAS# 100-41-4; 2.5% Cumene, CAS# 98-92-8.
  • STATE RIGHT TO KNOW LISTS: 1,2,4 Trimethylbenzene, CAS# 95-63-6 (14.5%), Xylene, CAS#1330-20-7 (24.3%), and Ethylbenzene, CAS#71-43-2, (6.8%) ARE listed on the following RTK lists: California, Massachussetts, Minnesota, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Other ingredients not listed on California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, or Rhode Island.
  • California Proposition 65 labeling requirements: This product contains the following chemical(s) known to the state of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects: Ethylbenzene, CAS # 71-43-2, 6.8%, Trimethylbenzene, CAS# 25551-13-7, 25%, and Xylene, CAS# 1330-20-7, 24.3%.
  • Clean Air Act: Xylene, CAS 1330-20-7, is listed as a HAP (Hazardous air pollutant) by CAA, but neither contains, nor was manufactured with any class 1 or class 2 ozone depletors.
  • Clean Water Act: Xylene, CAS 1330-20-7, is listed as both a Priority Pollutant and a Toxic Pollutant under the CWA.
  • IHT Code: 3811.21.00.00 "Prepared additives for petroleum oils, containing petroleum oils, other, other "
  • 2 gal (233 liters); Ethylbenzene 221 gallons (836 liters); Toluene 7461 gal (28231 liters)
  • Canadian WHMIS: B3 combustible liquid product
  • Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List: Xylene, CAS 1330-20-7, (24.3%), 1,2,4 Trimethylbenzene, CAS# 95-63-6, (14.5%) and Trimethylbenzene, CAS# 2551-13-7 (25%) ARE listed on the Canadian CIDL. Other 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 components are in compliance with the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and are present on the Domestic Substances List.
  • TDG Regulated Limits - Transit reportable quantities: Xylene 62 gal (233 liters); Ethylbenzene 221 gallons (836 liters); Toluene 7461 gal (28231 liters)
  • EEC EINECS: All components are in compliance with the EC Seventh amendment Directive 92/32/EEC
  • Japan METI: This product requires notification in Japan
  • Australia: All components are in compliance with the chemical notification requirements in Australia.
  • Switzerland: All components are in compliance with the Environmentally Hazardous Substances Ordinance in Switzerland.
  • Korea: This product requires notification before sale in Korea
  • Product Not Registered: China, New Zealand, Malta, Ukraine
  • IHT Code: 3811.21.00.00 "Prepared additives for petroleum oils, containing petroleum oils, other, other "
  • Precautionary Labels: Harmful if inhaled. Causes Eye Irritation. Causes Skin Irritation. Causes Respiratory Tract Irritation. Harmful if Absorbed through the skin. Combustible Liquid. May Cause Chronic Health Effect.
  • Label Reminder: Include chemicals listed on state RTK, CIDL & California Proposion 65

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16. Other Information

Reason for Revision: Routine Review & 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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