The Glass Fibre Roofing Company Ltd                                                                             

SAFETY DATA SHEET

CATALYST MEKP


1 IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE AND OF THE COMPANY


Product Name: Catalyst (Methylethylketoneperoxide)


Supplier:  The Glass Fibre Roofing Company Ltd

 Units 1 & 2 Poplar Road

 Caerphilly

 Mid Glamorgan

 CF83 1LF

 029 20888020

 glassfibreroofing.co.uk


2 COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS


Substance/preparation: Liquid mixture.


Chemical Name CAS No Concentration EC Number Symbol R Phrases

Methylethylketoneperoxide 1338-23-4 30%-<35% 215-661-2 O,C,Xn R7, R22, R34


For the full text for all R-phrases, refer to section 16.


3 HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION


Symbols(s)



     


C   Corrosive              O      Oxidizing


R Phrase(s)

R7       May cause fire

R22     Harmful if swallowed

R34     Causes burns


4 FIRST AID MEASURES


General information: Take of all contaminated clothing immediately. Remove affected person from source of contamination. Get medical attention immediately. Bring these instructions. Place unconscious person on the side in the recovery position and ensure breathing can take place.

Inhalation:         Move injured person to fresh air immediately. Call a physician immediately.

Ingestion:          Immediately rinse mouth and drink plenty of water. Keep person under observation. Do not induce vomiting. If person is unconscious and vomiting occurs, place in the recovery position. Seek medical advice immediately.

Skin contact:      Remove contaminated clothing immediately and wash with soap and water. Consult a physician for specific advice. Burns: Flush with water immediately. While flushing, remove clothes that do not adhere to affected area. Call an ambulance. Continue flushing during transport to hospital.

Eye contact:       Immediately flush with plenty of water for up to 15minutes. Remove any contact lenses and open eyes wide apart. Seek medical advice.


5 FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES


Suitable extinguishing media: Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon     dioxide.

Extinguishing media which must not be used:  High volume water jet.

Specific hazards: Cool closed containers exposed to fire with water spray. Do not allow run-off from fire fighting to enter drains or water courses.

Special protective equipment for fire-fighters:  Use personal protective equipment



6 ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES


Personal precautions: Wear protective clothing as described in section 8 of this safety data sheet. In case of spills, beware of slippery floors and surfaces.

Environmental precautions: The product should not be dumped in nature but collected and delivered according to agreement with the local authorities.

Spill clean up methods: For waste disposal, see section 13. When dealing with a spillage, please consult the section relating to suitable protective measures. Absorb spillage with non-combustible, absorbent material (eg sand, earth, diatomaceous earth, vermiculite). Remove mechanically and with care (eg with clean polyethylene plastic shovel). Ventilate well.

Additional advice: Never add other substances or waste material to product residue. Move product residue to a safe place and dispose of properly.

7 HANDLING AND STORAGE


Requirements for storage areas and containers:  Electrical instillations / working materials must comply with technological safety standards. Containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage. No smoking.


Storage precautions: Store apart from other dangerous and incompatible substances. Avoid impurities (eg rust, dust, ash), risk of corrosion.


Storage temperature: <30 deg C


Remarks: Liquid up to –25 deg C.


8 EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION


Occupational exposure limits:


Component                              Control parameters

Methylethylketoneperoxide     STEL (1998): 0.2ppm (1.5mg/m3)


Engineering measures: Provide adequate ventilation, including appropriate local extraction, to ensure that the defined workplace exposure limit is not exceeded.

Respiratory Equipment: Short duration filter unit: Filter A

Hand protection:         Skin should be washed after contact. Suitable protective gloves must be worn. Chemical resistant. (Butyl rubber, 0.5mm thick, breakthrough time >=8hour)

Eye protection:           Wear tight fitting goggles or face shield.

Skin and body protection: Protective suit.

Hygiene measures:      Wash contaminated clothing before use. Wash at the end of each work shift and before eating, smoking and using the toilet.


9 PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES


Appearance

Form  Viscous liquid

Colour Colourless


Safety data

PH: Not applicable.

Miscibility in water: immiscible.

Boiling point/range: Not applicable, decomposition.

Flash point: 59 deg C Method: ISO 3679, Seta-Flash.

Lower explosion limit: Not applicable.

Upper explosion limit: Not applicable.

Density: 1.06g/cm3 at 20 deg C.

Solubility in other solvents: Medium: Phthalates. Mixable.

Viscosity, dynamic: 23mPa.s at 20 deg C.

Refraction index: 1,458 at 20 deg C.


10 STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

 

Conditions to avoid:    Keep away from heat and sources of ignition.


Materials to avoid:      Accelerators, strong acids and bases, heavy metal salts, reduction mediums. Avoid impurities (eg rust, dust, ash), risk of corrosion.


Hazardous decomposition: Irritant, caustic, flammable, noxious / toxic gases and vapours can develop in the case of fire and decomposition.


Hazardous reactions:   Vapours may form explosive mixture with air. Stable under recommended storage conditions.


11 TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION


Acute oral toxicity: LD50 rat

Dose: 1.17 mg/kg

Test substance: methylethylketoneperoxide (40% in dimethylphthalate)

Acute inhalation toxicity: LC50 rat

Exposure time 4 h

Test substance: methylethylketoneperoxide (40% in dimethylphthalate)

Aerosol

Nominal concentraton



Acute dermal toxicity: LD50 rat

Dose: 1.8 – 3.6 mg/kg

Test substance: methylethylketoneperoxide (60% in dimethylphthalate / diacetone alcohol)

Did not cause sensitisation on laboratory animals.

AMES – Test: rat

Result: Not mutagenic in AMES Test.


12 ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION


Elimination information (persistence and biodegradability)

Biodegradability: Result: Steadily biodegradable.

Test substance: Test substance: methylethylketoneperoxide

Method: Closed bottle test.

Ecotoxicity effects

Toxicity to fish: LC50

Dose: 44.2 mg/l

Exposure time: 96 h

Test substance: Test substance: methylethylketoneperoxide (33% in dimethylphthalate)

Water contaminating class: WGK 2, water endangering


13 DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS


Advice on disposal and packaging: Dispose of in conjunction with appropriate waste disposal authorities and in accordance with disposal regulations.


14 TRANSPORT INFORMATION


Land transport


ADR / GGVS:


Class: 5.2

Packaging group: II

Classification code: P1

Risk No: 539

UN No: 3105

Description of the goods: ORGANIC PEROXIDE TYPE D, LIQUID (methylethylketoneperoxide)

RID / GGVE


Class: 5.2

Packaging group: II

Classification code: P1

Risk No: 539

UN No: 3105

Description of the goods: ORGANIC PEROXIDE TYPE D, LIQUID (methylethylketoneperoxide)

Sea transport


Class: 5.2

Packaging group:

Classification code:

Risk No:

UN No: 3105

EmS: F-J S-R

Marine pollutant: No

Proper technical name: ORGANIC PEROXIDE TYPE D, LIQUID (methylethylketoneperoxide)

Air transport


ICAQ / IATA


Class: 5.2

Packaging group:

Classification code:

Risk No:

UN No: 3105

Proper technical name: ORGANIC PEROXIDE TYPE D, LIQUID (methylethylketoneperoxide)


15 REGULATORY INFORMATION


Labelling according to EC Directives:


Symbols(s):  C     Corrosive

                  O    Oxidizing


     

              

     Corrosive              Oxidizing



Risk phrases       R7  May cause fire.

                       R22   Harmful if swallowed.

                       R34  Causes burns.


Safety phrases:  S3/7  Keep container tightly closed in a cool place.

S14   Keep away from strong acids, bases, heavy metal salts and other reducing substances.

S26   In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.

S36/37/39 Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.

S45   In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).

                       S50  Do not mix with activators and catalyst.


16 OTHER INFORMATION


R Phrases corresponding to the number shown in section 2.


Risk phrases       R7      May cause fire.

                       R22    Harmful if swallowed.

                       R34    Causes burns.

  


Issued by:  The Glass fibre Roofing Company Ltd

Revision date:  10/10/2010


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The information in this document has been compiled on the basis of our current knowledge and

is believed to be in accordance with the requirements of the Dangerous Substances directive,

Dangerous Preparations Directive and Safety Data Sheets Directive. The information relates

to the specific material designated and may not be valid for such material used in combination

with any other materials or in any particular conditions or process. The conditions and extent

of storage and use of material are outside of our control and within the control of the possessor

or user. Consequently it is the responsibility of the possessor or user to satisfy themselves as

to the completeness of such information and the suitability of the material for their own

particular circumstances, conditions or use.