Material Safety Data Sheet
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification
MSDS Name: n-Hexane
AC160780000, AC160780010, AC160780025, AC160780250, AC160780251,
AC197360000, AC197360050, AC197360250, AC2683600, AC326660000, AC326660010,
AC326660025, AC326710000, AC326710010, AC326710025, AC326780000,
AC326780010, AC326780025, AC326920000, AC326920010, AC326921000,
AC326922500, AC327890000, AC327890010, AC364370000, AC364370010,
AC364371000, AC383800000, AC383800010, AC383800025, AC383800050,
AC620040000, AC620048000, 16078-0040, 19736-0010, 19736-0025, H306-1,
H306-4, H3064LC, H306SK-4
Hexane; Hexyl hydride; Hex.
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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients
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Section 3 - Hazards Identification
Appearance: APHA: 20 max liquid. Flash Point: -22 deg C.
Danger! Flammable liquid and vapor. Danger of
serious damage to health by prolonged exposure through inhalation.
Breathing vapors may cause drowsiness and dizziness. Causes eye and
skin irritation. Toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term
adverse effects in the aquatic environment. Possible risk of
impaired fertility. Aspiration hazard if swallowed. Can enter lungs
and cause damage.
Target Organs: Blood, central nervous system,
liver, respiratory system, eyes, skin.
Potential Health Effects
Causes eye irritation.
Causes skin irritation. May be absorbed through the skin in harmful
amounts. May cause dermatitis.
There have been no reports of skin sensitization in people
occupationally exposed to n-hexane. Skin sensitization was not
observed in a maximization test using 25 volunteers.
Aspiration hazard. May cause irritation of the digestive tract. May
be harmful if swallowed. May cause lung damage.
Harmful if inhaled. May cause respiratory tract irritation. Exposure
produces central nervous system depression. Inhalation of vapors may
cause drowsiness and dizziness.
n-Hexane vapor concentrations can become so high that oxygen is
displaced, especially in confined spaces.
Chronic exposure may cause liver damage. Adverse reproductive
effects have been reported in animals. Laboratory experiments have
resulted in mutagenic effects. Chronic exposure may cause blood
effects. Animal studies have reported the development of tumors.
Section 4 - First Aid Measures
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes,
occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Get medical aid. Immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at
least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Potential for aspiration if swallowed. Get medical aid immediately.
Do not induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical
personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. If
vomiting occurs naturally, have victim lean forward.
Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If breathing
is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid. Possible aspiration
hazard. Do not use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation if victim ingested or
inhaled the substance; induce artificial respiration with the aid of
a pocket mask equipped with a one-way valve or other proper
respiratory medical device.
Notes to Physician:
Treat symptomatically and supportively.
Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures
As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in
pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full
protective gear. Vapors may form an explosive mixture with air.
Vapors can travel to a source of ignition and flash back. Will burn
if involved in a fire. Containers may explode in the heat of a fire.
Flammable liquid and vapor.
Use water spray to cool fire-exposed containers. Use foam, dry
chemical, or carbon dioxide.
Flash Point: -22 deg C ( -7.60 deg F)
Autoignition Temperature: 223 deg C ( 433.40 deg F)
Explosion Limits, Lower:1.1 vol %
Upper: 7.5 vol %
(estimated) Health: 2; Flammability: 3; Instability: 0
Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures
General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated
in Section 8.
Absorb spill with inert material (e.g. vermiculite, sand or earth),
then place in suitable container. Wear a self contained breathing
apparatus and appropriate personal protection. (See Exposure
Controls, Personal Protection section). Remove all sources of
ignition. Use a spark-proof tool. Do not let this chemical enter the
Section 7 - Handling and Storage
Use spark-proof tools and explosion proof equipment. Do not get in
eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Take precautionary measures against
static discharges. Keep away from heat, sparks and flame. Do not
ingest or inhale. Use only in a chemical fume hood.
Keep away from sources of ignition. Store in a cool, dry place.
Store in a tightly closed container. Flammables-area.
Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection
Use explosion-proof ventilation equipment. Facilities storing or
utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility
and a safety shower. Use only under a chemical fume hood.
||OSHA - Final PELs|
50 ppm TWA; Skin - potential significant contribution to overall exposure by the cutaneous r oute
50 ppm TWA; 180 mg/m3 TWA 1100 ppm IDLH (10% LEL)
500 ppm TWA; 1800 mg/m3 TWA
OSHA Vacated PELs:
50 ppm TWA; 180 mg/m3 TWA
Personal Protective Equipment
Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical
safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face
protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European
Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin
Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29
CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European
Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace
conditions warrant respirator use.
Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical State: Liquid
Appearance: clear, colorless - APHA: 20 max
Odor: faint odor - peculiar odor
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: 160 mbar @ 20 deg C
Vapor Density: 2.97(Air = 1)
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: 0.31 mPa @ 20 deg C
Boiling Point: 69 deg C @ 760 mmHg
Freezing/Melting Point:-95 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid:
Incompatible materials, light, ignition sources, excess heat.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
Strong oxidizing agents, fluorine, liquid chlorine, dinitrogen
tetraoxide, magnesium perchlorate.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
Section 11 - Toxicological Information
rabbit, eye: 10 mg Mild;
Inhalation, mouse: LC50 = 150000
Inhalation, rat: LC50 =
LC50 = 627000 mg/m3/3M;
LD50 = 25 gm/kg;
Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.
Tumorigenic effects have been reported in experimental
Teratogenic effects have occurred in experimental animals.
Adverse reproductive effects have occurred in experimental
Mutagenic effects have occurred in experimental animals.
No information found
Section 12 - Ecological Information
No data available.
Estimated BCF values = 2.24 and 2.89. These values suggest that
hexane will show low bioconcentration in aquatic organisms. Estimated
Koc value = 4.11. This product will show slight soil mobility and is
expected to rapidly volatilize from moist surface soils.
Terrestrial: Volatilization and adsorption are expected to be the
most important fate processes. Aquatic: Photolysis or hydrolysis are
not expected to be important. Atmospheric: Expected to exist
entirely in the vapor phase in ambient air, expected half life 2.8
days. Expected to biodegrade but not bioconcentrate.
No information available.
Do not empty into drains.
Section 13 - Disposal Considerations
Chemical waste generators must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified
as a hazardous waste.
US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR Parts 261.3.
Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local hazardous waste regulations to
ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.
Section 14 - Transport Information
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Section 15 - Regulatory Information
CAS# 110-54-3 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
CERCLA Hazardous Substances and corresponding RQs
CAS# 110-54-3: 5000 lb final RQ; 2270 kg final RQ
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
CAS # 110-54-3: immediate, delayed, fire.
This material contains n-Hexane
(CAS# 110-54-3, 93+%),which is subject to the reporting requirements
of Section 313 of SARA Title III and 40 CFR Part 373.
Clean Air Act:
CAS# 110-54-3 is listed as a hazardous air pollutant (HAP).
This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors.
This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
None of the chemicals in this product
are listed as Hazardous Substances under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this
product are listed as Priority Pollutants under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this
product are listed as Toxic Pollutants under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this product
are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
CAS# 110-54-3 can be found on the
following state right to know lists: New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
California Prop 65
California No Significant Risk Level:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed.
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
XN F N
R 11 Highly flammable.
R 38 Irritating to skin.
R 48/20 Harmful : danger of serious damage to health by prolonged
exposure through inhalation.
R 62 Possible risk of impaired fertility.
R 51/53 Toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse
effects in the aquatic environment.
R 65 Harmful: may cause lung damage if swallowed.
R 67 Vapours may cause drowsiness and dizziness.
S 16 Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking.
S 29 Do not empty into drains.
S 33 Take precautionary measures against static discharges.
S 36/37 Wear suitable protective clothing and gloves.
S 9 Keep container in a well-ventilated place.
S 61 Avoid release to the environment. Refer to special instructions
/safety data sheets.
S 62 If swallowed, do not induce vomiting: seek medical advice immed
iately and show this container or label.
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 110-54-3: 1
Canada - DSL/NDSL
CAS# 110-54-3 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
This product has a WHMIS classification of B2, D2B.
This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard
criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations and the MSDS
contains all of the information required by those regulations.
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List
CAS# 110-54-3 is listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.
Section 16 - Additional Information
MSDS Creation Date: 6/03/1999
Revision #11 Date: 7/28/2008
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