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: Non-Combustible

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Canadian WHMIS Classification D 2 B "other toxic effects"

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 lubricating oil
 CAS Number:  Not applicable to mixtures
 Chemical Formula:  Proprietary Mixture
 Formula ID Codes:  902

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2. Composition/Information on Ingredients

 Chemical Name  CAS Number   OSHA PEL  ACGIH TLV  % Weight


 100 ppm

 50 ppm

 Mineral Oil


 79 mg/M3

 79 mg/M3





 < 0.0003%


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.
Eye Irritation:
Weak to moderate eye irritation. Based on data from components or similar material. Does not meet the Canadian D2B or EU R36 criteria, based on data from components and similar materials.
Skin Irritation:
May cause skin irritation. 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.
Not expected to be a toxic inhalation hazard. Based on data available from components and similar materials. High concentrations may cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, stupor and other central nervous system effects leasing to visual impairment, difficulty breathing and convulsions.
NDA for skin or inhalation.


Chronic Toxicity:
Repeated overexposure to toluene may cause loss of appetite, liver enlargement, and kidney and lung damage. Repeated inhalation of hydrocarbon solvents such as toluene can cause chronic neurological disturbances.
NDA to indicate any components present at greater than 0.1% are mutagenic or genotoxic.
NDA to indicate any components present at greater than 0.1% are mutagenic or genotoxic.

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4. First Aid Measures

  • Inhalation: Remove victim 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 victim 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, victim 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: 132 degrees C (269.6 degrees F) (PMCC (PMCC)

Flammability Limits: NA

Autoignition temp: NA

Fire Extinguishing Media: Water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, foam

Special Fire-Fighting Information: Wear Wear NIOSH-approved SCNA. 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. 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. 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. Keep container closed when not in use. Open container in a well-ventilated area. No other special storage precautions required. Do not discharge to drains or the environment, dispose to an authorized waste collection point. Wash thoroughly after handling .Empty containers retain material residue.

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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#108-88-3 - 100 ppm STEL: 150 ppm; CAS# 8042-47-5 - 10 mg/m3; CAS 71-43-2 - 10 ppm
OSHA PEL: CAS# 108-88-3 - 50 ppm (skin) STEL NDA; CAS 8042-47-5 - 5 mg/m3; CAS 71-43-2 - 1 ppm

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9. Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Appearance and Color: Transparent amber-yellow liquid.
  • Odor: Aromatic Hydrocarbon
  • Solubility in Water: Insoluble
  • Specific Gravity: 0.92 at 15.6 degrees C
  • Density - lb/gal: 7.66
  • pH: NDA
  • % volatile by volume @ 21C (70F): NDA
  • Boiling Point: NDA
  • Melting Point: NDA
  • Flash Point: 269.6 degrees F (132degrees C) PMCC
  • Viscosity: 4700 (40 deg. C); 590 (100 deg. C)
  • Vapor Density (Air=1): = > 1
  • Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): = < 5
  • Evaporation Rate (Bu. Acetate=1): = < 1

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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: Reactive chemicals.
  • Conditions to Avoid: Incompatibilites.

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11. Toxicological Information

  • Toxicological Data:
RTECS: CAS 108-88-3: XS5250000/ CAS 8042-47-5: PY8047000/ CAS 71-43-2: CY1400000
LD50 /LC50: Based on data from components or similar materials, the oral LD50 in rats is >5000 mg/kg. The dermal LD50 in rabbits is > 2000 mg/Kg.
LD50 /LC50 for Individual Ingredients: CAS# 108-88-3: Oral, rat LD50 = 636 mg/Kg / CAS# 71-43-2: Oral, rat LD50 = 930 mg/Kg / CAS# 8042-47-5: Oral, rat LD50 = > 5 g/Kg

ACGIH - Toluene, A4, suspected animal carcinogen
Toluene, Group 3, animal carcinogen & Benzene, Group 1, human carcinogen
Benzene, human carcinogen
both list benzene as a "potential carcinogen"
Mineral oil is 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 > 1000 ppm, based on component data. The acute EC50 for bacteria is > 1000 ppm, based on component data.
  • Biodegradability: Laboratory studies indicate limited biodegradation with non-acclimated sludge, based on component data.

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13. Disposal Considerations

 RCRA Hazard Class (if discarded): D018.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. 0.0003% Benzene CAS no. 71-43-2

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14. Transportation Information

  • US DOT non-bulk is not regulated for transport.
  • DOT Proper Shipping Name (Bulk): Environmentally Hazardous substance, liquid, n.o.s. (Toluene)
  • DOT Hazard Class: 9
  • UN: 3082
  • Packing Group: III
  • DOT Label: Environmentally Hazardous substance, liquid,n.o.s. (Toluene) Class 9, UN3082, PG III, RQ
  • ICAO/IATA: Not regulated
  • IMDG (Ambient): Not regulated
  • US DOT (Bulk):Environmentally hazardous substance liquid, n.o.s (Toluene), Class 9, UN3082, PGII, RQ
  • TDG: Environmentally hazardous substance liquid, n.o.s (Toluene), Class 9, UN3082, PGII, RQ
  • ADR/RID: Not regulated
  • ADG: Not regulated

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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
  • CERCLA Reportable Quantity: - Transit Reportable Quantities: Toluene 8194 gal (31008 liters)
  • CERCLA Stationary Reportable Quantities: Toluene 8194 gallons (31008 liters)
  • WGK: (Water Danger/Protection): NDA
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: 1.6% CAS# 108-88-3 Toluen
  • STATE RIGHT-TO-KNOW lists: Toluene, CAS#108-88-3, present at 3 ppm in product, IS found on the following state RTK lists: California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Minnesota & Massachusetts. Benzene, CAS# 71-43-2, present at 1.5% in product, IS found on the following state RTK lists: Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Other ingredients are not listed on any of the following state right to know lists: California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, 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: 3 ppm Benzene, CAS# 71-43-2; 1.6% Toluene CAS# 108-88-3.
  • Clean Air Act: Toluene, CAS 108-88-3, 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: Toluene, CAS 108-88-3 is listed as both a Priority Pollutant and a Toxic Pollutant under the CWA.
  • IHT Code: 3811.21.00.00
  • Canada: All components are in compliance with the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and are present on the Domestic Substances List.
  • Canadian WHMIS: D2B (other toxic effects of chemicals)
  • Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List: Toluene (CAS#108-8803) is listed on the 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
  • EEC EINECS: All components are in compliance with the EC Seventh amendment Directive 92/32/EEC
  • Japan METI: All components are in complaince with the Chemical Substances Control Law 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
  • Philippines: All components are in compliance with the Philippines Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Wastes Control Act of 1990 (R.A. 6969)
  • Not Registered: China, New Zealand, Malta, Ukraine, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland
  • Precautionary Labels: Harmful if inhaled. May Cause Eye Irritation. May Cause Skin Irritation. Causes Respiratory Tract Irritation. Harmful if Absorbed through the skin. May Cause Chronic Health Effect.

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16. Other Information

Reason for Revision: Completely updated MSDS all sections

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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