MSDS Name: Diethylaluminium chloride, 0.9M solution in toluene
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification
AC381150000, AC381151000, AC381158000
Acros Organics N.V.
One Reagent Lane
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
For information in North America, call: 800-ACROS-01
For emergencies in the US, call CHEMTREC: 800-424-9300
Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients
|| 88% ||203-625-9
|| 12% ||202-477-2
Section 3 - Hazards Identification
Target Organs: Respiratory system, eyes, skin.
Potential Health Effects
Causes eye burns.
Causes skin burns.
Causes gastrointestinal tract burns. Ingestion causes severe burns
of the mouth and stomach.
Harmful if inhaled. Causes chemical burns to the respiratory tract.
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 imme
Get medical aid immediately. Immediately flush skin with plenty of
water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing
Do not induce vomiting. Get medical aid immediately.
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure and move to fresh
air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If
breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
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 can travel to a source of ignition and flash
back. Will burn if involved in a fire. Water reactive. Material will
react with water and may release a flammable and/or toxic gas.
Flammable liquid and vapor.
Use foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide. DO NOT USE WATER!
Flash Point: Not available.
Autoignition Temperature: Not available.
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
2 - health, 3 - flammability, 0 - instability
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. Remove all sources of ignition.
Use a spark-proof tool. Do not expose spill to water.
Section 7 - Handling and Storage
Use spark-proof tools and explosion proof equipment. Do not breathe
dust, mist, or vapor. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing.
Take precautionary measures against static discharges. 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. Corrosives
area. Water free area. Store under nitrogen.
Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection
Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped
with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use adequate general or
local explosion-proof ventilation to keep airborne levels to
||OSHA - Final PELs|
20 ppm TWA
100 ppm TWA; 375 mg/m3 TWA 500 ppm IDLH
200 ppm TWA; 300 ppm Ceiling
OSHA Vacated PELs:
100 ppm TWA; 375 mg/m3 TWA
No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin
Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29
CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Use a
NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved
respirator if exposure limits are exceeded or if
irritation or other symptoms are experienced.
Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical State: Liquid
Odor: Not available.
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point:Not available.
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Specific Gravity/Density:Not available.
Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity
Air sensitive. Moisture sensitive.
Conditions to Avoid:
Incompatible materials, ignition sources, exposure to air, exposure
to moist air or water.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
Strong oxidizing agents, acids, alcohols, organic halides.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Hydrogen chloride, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, ammonia and
hydrochloric acid fumes, aluminum oxide, chloride fumes, aluminum
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported
Section 11 - Toxicological Information
rabbit, eye: 870 ug Mild;
test, rabbit, eye: 2 mg/24H Severe;
Draize test, rabbit, skin: 435 mg
Draize test, rabbit, skin:
500 mg Moderate;
rabbit, skin: 20 mg/24H Moderate;
Inhalation, mouse: LC50 = 400
Inhalation, mouse: LC50 =
LC50 = 19900 mg/m3/7H;
mouse: LC50 = 10000 mg/m3;
Inhalation, rat: LC50 = 49
Oral, rat: LD50 = 636
Skin, rabbit: LD50 = 14100
LC50 = 11 gm/m3;
Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.
Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.
No data available.
In an epidemiologic study of toluene and pregnancy,
occupational exposures to toluene were said to be
associated with an increased incidence of renal, urinary,
gastrointestinal, and cardiac anomalies.Fetotoxicity
(reduced fetal weight), behavioural effects (effects on
learning and memory) and hearing loss (in males) were
observed in the offspring of rats exposed by inhalation to
toluene, in the absence of maternal toxicity.
Many reports of reproductive effects of toluene abuse or
heavy occupational exposure are confounded by mixed
solvent exposure or fetal alcohol syndrome. Women exposed
to toluene in lab work had a 4.7-fold increased risk of
No data available.
No data available.
Section 12 - Ecological Information
No information available.
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.
CAS# 108-88-3: waste
Section 14 - Transport Information
||ORGANOMETALLIC SUBSTANCE, LIQUID, WATER-REACTIVE, FLAMMABLE
||No information available.
Section 15 - Regulatory Information
CAS# 108-88-3 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
CAS# 96-10-6 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
Health & Safety Reporting List
CAS# 108-88-3: Effective 10/4/82, Sunset 10/4/92
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# 108-88-3: 1000 lb final RQ; 454 kg final RQ
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
CAS # 108-88-3: immediate, fire.
This material contains Toluene
(CAS# 108-88-3, 88%),which is subject to the reporting requirements
of Section 313 of SARA Title III and 40 CFR Part 373.
Clean Air Act:
CAS# 108-88-3 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:
CAS# 108-88-3 is listed as a Hazardous Substance under the CWA.
CAS# 108-88-3 is listed as a Priority Pollutant under the Clean Water
CAS# 108-88-3 is listed as a Toxic Pollutant under the Clean Water
CAS# 96-10-6 is considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
CAS# 108-88-3 can be found on the
following state right to know lists: California, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Massachusetts.
CAS# 96-10-6 can be found on the
following state right to know lists: New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
California Prop 65
WARNING: This product contains Toluene, a chemical known to the state
of California to cause developmental reproductive toxicity.
California No Significant Risk Level:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed.
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
R 11 Highly flammable.
R 14/15 Reacts violently with water liberating extremely flammable
R 35 Causes severe burns.
R 20 Harmful by inhalation.
R 63 Possible risk of harm to the unborn child.
R 67 Vapours may cause drowsiness and dizziness.
S 16 Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking.
S 24/25 Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
S 36/37/39 Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face pr
S 45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice
immediately (show the label where possible).
S 6A Keep under nitrogen.
S 43B In case of fire, use fire-fighting equipment on basis of sodiu
m chloride, sodium bicarbonate (never use water).
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 108-88-3: 2
CAS# 96-10-6: 1
Canada - DSL/NDSL
CAS# 108-88-3 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
CAS# 96-10-6 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
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# 108-88-3 is listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.
Section 16 - Additional Information
MSDS Creation Date: 9/20/2004
Revision #2 Date: 3/26/2008
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