MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Trade Name: ACETONE
Chemical Family: Acetone
Formula: C3 H6 O
Manufacturer: Van Water and Rodgers
9800 Van Horne Way
Richmond, B.C. V6X 1W5
Emergency Phone #'s (604) 438-1341
Supplier: INDUSTRIAL PLASTICS (1975) LTD
3944 QUADRA ST.,
VICTORIA, BC. V8X 1J6 (250) 727-3545
Transportation EMG. Phone #'s CANUTEC (613) 996-6666
ACETONE: 99% CAS # 67-64-1
Exposure limits, PPM : OSHA-PEL 750 , ACGIH - TLV 750
LD50 Orla rat 9750 MG/KG , Skin rabbit 20 G/KG, LC50 rat 16000 PPM
Appearance & Odor: Clear colorless liquid, sweet odor
Vapor pressure: MM HG/20 DEG. c :184
Vapor density: (AIR 1) 2.0
Solubility in water: 100%
Specific gravity: (Water = 1) 0.79
FIRE AND EXPLOSION DATA
Flashpoint & Method:0% F ( TCC )
Flammable Limits: LFL 2.0 , UFL 13.0
Extinguishing Media: water spray, dry chemical, CO2, alcohol foam
Special equip. & procedures: Self contained breathing apparatus & complete
protective clothing. Acetone is extremely flammable, any source of ignition will ignite
it. Vapor is extremely explosive.
Conditions Contributing to Instability: Heat, Sparks & Open Flame
Incompatible Substances: Acids, Oxidizing materials, Alkalis, Amines, Potassium
T-Butoxide, Alkanolamines, Ammonia, Aldehydes, Chlorinated compounds.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide
Hazardous Polymerization: will not occur.
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, vapors, mists or fumes
should be minimized.
PRINCIPAL HEALTH HAZARDS
Skin contact: contact will dry skin, irritate skin , dermatitis
Eye contact: irritation and may burn eye
Ingestion: large quantities causes headaches, nausea, vomiting. Can also
cause liver and kidney damage.
Inhalation: may cause headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, other central
nervous system effects, ( ie. convulsions)
FIRST AID PROCEDURES
Skin: Avoid direct contact with this chemical, wash with soap and water, seek
medical attention if a rash persists.
Eyes: Flush with warm water for 20 minutes, obtain medical attention
Ingestion: If conscious, immediately induce vomiting by giving 2 glasses of water
and sticking a finger down the throat. Get medical attention immediately.
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. Give A/R if not breathing, get immediate medical
Skin: Wear impervious gloves (butyl rubber), coveralls and safety footwear.
Eyes: Chemical proof goggles or full face respirator if vapors cause eye
Ingestion: Wash thoroughly before consuming food stuffs.
Inhalation: Use only in well ventilated areas or use NIOSH approved respiratory
protection with organic vapor cartridges.
CONTROL MEASURES AND PRECAUTIONS
Keep container tightly closed. DO NOT consume food, drink or tobacco in work or
material storage areas. Flame or any source of ignition is to be kept away from
this product. Use caution and personal cleanliness to avoid skin and eye contact.
Avoid breathing vapors.
SPILL, LEAK AND DISPOSAL METHODS
** Review Fire and 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 vermiculite or
sand and place material in a closed container. In large spills dike area to prevent
this material from entering water systems and sewers.
Disposal method: Dispose of only in a facility permitted to dispose of hazardous
waste by Federal, Provincial and Municipal regulations.
Shipping Name: Acetone
Hazard Class: 3
UN/PIN #: 1090 II
Flashpoint: -18 C
The information contained herein is based on data that we believe to be accurate.
No warranty either express or implied is made. This information is offered solely for
your consideration, interpretation and information.
Preparation date: Feb. 07, 1996
Prepared by: Ron Sherring, Industrial Plastics (1975) Ltd
Phone: (250) 727-3545
Revision Date: July 1/11