MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Trade name: STYRENE MONOMER
Chemical Family: Styrene
Manufacturer: SHELL CANADA CHEMICAL CO
75 WYNFORD DRIVE
DON MILLS, ONT. M3C 2Z4
Emergency Phone #'s: (403) 228-1334
Supplier: INDUSTRIAL PLASTICS (1975) LTD
776 Cloverdale Ave
Victoria, BC V8X 1S7
Transportation Phone #'s: CANUTEC (613) 996-6666 (604) 930-0650
Styrene monomer: 100%, CAS# 100-42-5
LD50 Oral rat 5000.0 mg/kg, LD50 Skin rat 2820.0 mg/kg,
LC50 Inhl. rat 2770.0 ppm
Appearance & Odour: clear liquid, aromatic odour
Odour Threshold: TLV/TWA 50 ppm, 215 mg/m3 8hrs
Vapour Pressure: 5.2 mmHg at 20 C
Vapour Density: (air=1) 3.6
Solubility in water: N/A
Specific Gravity: 0.910-0.911
FIRE & EXPLOSION DATA
Flashpoint & Method: 32 C (SETAFLASH CC)
Flammable Limits: LFL 1.1% , UFL 6.1%
Extinguishing Media: any Class B extinguishing agent, foam, CO2
Special Equip. & Procedures: Self contained breathing apparatus and complete
protective clothing. Use water to cool fire exposed containers.
Conditions contributing to instability: heat and direct sunlight
Incompatible substances: strong oxidizing agents, strong acids
Hazardous Decomposition products: irritating acrid fumes
Hazardous polymerization: may occur with excess heat
HEALTH HAZARDS DATA
NOTE: Health studies have shown that exposure to chemicals pose potential
risks which may vary from person to person. Exposure to liquids, vapours, mists or
fumes should be minimized.
PRINCIPAL HEALTH HAZARDS
Skin Contact: contact may cause dry skin, irritate skin or dermatitis
Eye Contact: irritation and corneal injury
Ingestion: may cause gastrointestinal disturbances, pain & discomfort
Inhalation: may cause irritation of the respiratory tract, narcosis and possible lung
Chronic effects: Contains styrene monomer, a possible carcinogen.
FIRST AID PROCEDURES
Skin: wash with soap and water, seek medical attention if irritation persists
Eyes: flush with flowing water for 15 minutes. If irritation persists obtain medical attention.
Ingestion: DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. have victim drink 8-10 oz. of water to dilute material in stomach, seek medical attention.
Inhalation: remove to fresh air, give oxygen or artificial respiration as required, seek medical attention.
Skin: Always apply appropriate barrier cream to exposed skin. Wear impervious gloves (butyl rubber), coveralls, and safety foot wear.
Eyes: Chemical proof goggles or full face respirator if vapours cause eye discomfort.
Ingestion: Wash thoroughly before consuming food stuffs.
Inhalation: Use only in well ventilated areas or use NIOSH or CSA approved respiratory protection with organic vapour cartridges.
CONTROL MEASURES & PRECAUTIONS
Keep container tightly closed. DO NOT consume food, drink or tobacco in work or material storage areas. Use caution and personal cleanliness to avoid skin and eye contact. Avoid breathing vapours of heated materials. Use paper covering absorbent wipes and suitable disposal containers in work area.
SPILL, LEAK & DISPOSAL METHODS
**Review Fire & Explosion Hazards and Safety Precautions before proceeding with cleanup**
Restrict access to area. Remove all sources of ignition and ventilate area. Absorb spill with an absorbent material such as sawdust, vermiculite or sand and place material in a closed container. In large spills dike area to prevent material from entering sewers or water systems. Disposal Method: Dispose of only in a facility permitted to dispose of hazardous waste by Federal, Provincial and Municipal regulations.
Shipping Name: Styrene Monomer, Inhibited
Hazard Class: 3 (9.2)
UN/PIN #: 2055 III
Flashpoint: 32 C
WHMIS Classification: B2, D2A, F
The information contained herein is based on data that we believe to be accurate. No warranty either expressed or implied is made. This information is offered solely for your consideration, interpretation and information.
Preparation Date: Mar 28 1996
Prepared By: Ron Sherring, Industrial Plastics (1975) Ltd
Revised Date:July 1, 2011
N/A = Not Available