MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
ETHYL ALCOHOL USP - 200 PROOF
AAPER MSDS NUMBER: E200 EFFECTIVE DATE: JUNE 1, 2001
AAPER Alcohol and Chemical Company
1101 Isaac Shelby Drive, P. O. Box 339
Shelbyville, Kentucky 40066-0339
Telephone: (502) 633-0650
For chemical emergency ?spill, leak, fire, exposure, or accident, call CHEMTREC at 1-800-424-9300 day or night. Outside the continental
United States, call CHEMTREC at 1-703-527-3887 (collect calls accepted).
AAPER Alcohol and Chemical Company urges the customer receiving this Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) to study it carefully to become
aware of hazards, if any, of the product involved. In the interest of safety, you should: (1) notify your employees, agents, and contractors of the
information on this sheet, and (2) furnish a copy to each of your customers to inform their employees and customers as well.
SECTION I ?IDENTIFICATION
PRODUCT NAME: Alcohol USP, Ethyl Alcohol, 200 proof
SYNONYMS: Anhydrous Ethyl Alcohol, Dehydrated Alcohol
CHEMICAL FAMILY: Alcohol
MOLECULAR WEIGHT: 46.07
Section II ?INGREDIENTS
COMPOSITION CAS RN. NOMINAL WT/WT% PEL/TLV HAZARD
Ethyl Alcohol 64-17-5 100.0 1000 ppm Flammable/Nervous System Depressant
SECTION III ?HEALTH INFORMATION
INHALATION: Exposure to over 1000 ppm may cause headache, drowsiness and lassitude, loss of appetite, and inability to concentrate.
Irritation of the throat.
INGESTION: Can cause depression of central nervous system, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
EYE CONTACT: Liquid or vapor may cause irritation.
SKIN CONTACT: May cause irritation and defatting of skin on prolonged contact.
SECTION IV ?OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
PEL (OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit): Mixture ?See Section II
TLV (ACGIH Threshold Limit Value): Mixture ?See Section II
SECTION V ?EMERGENCY FIRST AID PROCEDURE
FOR OVEREXPOSURE BY:
SWALLOWING: If victim is conscious and able to swallow, have victim drink water or milk to dilute. Never give anything by
mouth if victim is unconscious or having convulsions. CALL A PHYSICIAN OR CHEMTREC (POISON CONTROL) IMMEDIATELY. Induce
vomiting only if advised by physician or Chemtrec (Poison Control).
INHALATION: Immediately remove victim to fresh air. If victim has stopped breathing, give artificial respiration, preferably mouth-to-
mouth. GET MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY.
EYES OR SKIN: Immediately flush affected area with plenty of cool water. Eyes should be flushed for at least 15 minutes. Remove and
wash contaminated clothing before reuse. GET MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY.
SECTION VI ?PHYSICAL DATA
BOILING POINT: 173?F
MELTING POINT: -173?F
VAPOR PRESSURE: 44.6 mm Hg @ 68?F
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 0.7940 @ 60?60?F
VAPOR DENSITY (AIR = 1): 1.59
SOLUBILITY IN WATER: Complete
APPEARANCE AND COLOR: Clear and colorless
SECTION VII ?FIRE AND EXPLOSIVE HAZARDS
FLASH POINT: 56?F ASTM D-56 (Tag Closed Cup)
AUTO-IGNITION TEMPERATURE: 685?F
FLAMMABLE LIMITS IN AIR, % BY VOLUME: LOWER: 3.3 UPPER: 19
NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) RATING: HEALTH (0) FIRE (3) REACTIVITY (0)
(Does not apply to exposure hazards other than during a fire.)
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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES: (Note: Individuals should perform only those fire-fighting procedures for which they have been
trained.) Use dry chemical, "alcohol" foam, or carbon dioxide; water may be ineffective, but
water should be used to keep fire-exposed containers cool. If a leak or spill has not ignited,
use water spray to disperse the vapors and to protect men attempting to stop a leak. Water
spray may be used to flush spills away from exposures and to dilute spills to nonflammable
UNUSUAL FIRE & EXPLOSION HAZARDS: Firefighters should wear self-contained breathing apparatuses in the positive pressure mode
with a full face piece when there is a possibility of exposure to smoke, fumes, or hazardous
SECTION VIII ?REACTIVITY
STABILITY: Generally stable.
HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: Not likely.
CONDITIONS & MATERIALS TO AVOID: Contact with acetyl chloride and a wide range of oxidizing agents may react violently.
SECTION IX ?EMPLOYEE PROTECTION
CONTROL MEASURES: Handle in the presence of adequate ventilation.
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: Where exposure is likely to exceed acceptable criteria, use NIOSH/MSHA approved respiratory protection
equipment. Respirators should be selected based on the form and concentration of contaminant in air and in
accordance with OSHA (29 CFR 1910.134).
PROTECTIVE CLOTHING: Wear gloves and protective clothing which are impervious to the product for the duration of the anticipated
exposure if there is potential for prolonged or repeated skin contact.
EYE PROTECTION: Wear safety glasses meeting the specifications of ANSI Standard Z87.1 where no contact with the eye is
anticipated. Chemical safety goggles meeting the specifications of ANSI Standard Z87.1 should be worn
whenever there is the possibility of splashing or other contact with the eyes.
SECTION X ?ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
ENVIRONMENTAL PRECAUTIONS: Avoid uncontrolled releases of this material. Where spills are possible, a comprehensive spill response
plan should be developed and implemented.
SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES: Wear appropriate respiratory protection and protective clothing as described in Section IX. Contain
spilled material. Transfer to secure containers. Where necessary, collect using absorbent media. In
the event of an uncontrolled release of this material, the user should determine if the release is
reportable under applicable laws and regulations.
WASTE DISPOSAL: All recovered material should be packaged, labeled, transported, and disposed of, or reclaimed in
conformance with applicable laws and regulations and in conformance with good engineering practices.
SECTION XI ?REGULATORY CONTROLS
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT):
DOT CLASSIFICATION: 3 (Flammable Liquid)
DOT PROPER SHIPPING NAME: Ethyl Alcohol
OTHER DOT INFORMATION: Identification No. UN1170
Emergency Response Guide No. 127
ATF DISTILLED SPIRITS ACT: Use of ethyl alcohol without prior payment of applicable excise tax is strictly controlled by
regulation promulgated and enforced by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
(ATF), Department of the Treasury. Governing regulations have been defined in Title 27,
Code of Federal Regulations.
TOXIC SUBSTANCE CONTROL ACT (TSCA): This product is listed in the TSCA Inventory of Chemical Substances.
SECTION XII ?PRECAUTIONS: HANDLING, STORAGE, AND USAGE
Protect container against physical damage. Detached or outside storage is preferred. Inside storage should be in an NFPA approved
flammable liquid storage room or cabinet. All ignition sources should be eliminated. Smoking should be prohibited in the storage and usage
areas. Electrical installations should be in accordance with Article 501 of the National Electrical Code. NFPA 30, Flammable and Combustible
Liquids Code, should be followed for all storage and handling. Frequent careful leakage inspections should be done. An automatic sprinkler
system should be provided. Isolate from oxidizers, chemicals capable of spontaneous heating, materials reacting with air or moisture to
liberate heat, ignition sources and explosives. Consult local fire codes for additional storage information.
When contents are being transferred, the metallic container must be bonded to the receiving container and grounded to avoid static
discharges. Never use pressure to empty. Replace closure securely after each opening.
Keep material packaged in drums or bottles out of sun and away from heat. Remove closure carefully; internal pressure may be present.
Keep closure on to prevent leakage.
Container hazardous when empty. Since emptied containers retain residual product (vapor and liquid), all precautions described on this
MSDS must be observed.
CAUTION: For manufacturing, processing, repackaging, or industrial use.
The information contained herein is furnished without warranty of any kind. Employers should use this information only as a supplement to
other information gathered by them and must conduct testing and/or make independent determinations of suitability and completeness of
information from all sources to assure proper use of these materials and the safety and health of employees.
AAPER ALCOHOL AND CHEMICAL COMPANY Ethyl USP 200 proof
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