International Chemical Safety Cards

METHANOL ICSC: 0057
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Methyl alcohol
Carbinol
Wood alcohol
CH4O / CH3OH
Molecular mass: 32.0
6 Poison placard 3 Flammable Liquid placard ICSC #    0057
CAS #     67-56-1
RTECS # PC1400000
UN #        1230
EC #         603-001-00-X
November 04, 2000 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Highly flammable. See Notes.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking. NO contact with oxidants.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water in large amounts, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Do NOT use compressed air for filling, discharging, or handling. Use non-sparking handtools.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID EXPOSURE OF ADOLESCENTS AND CHILDREN!

 •INHALATION Cough. Dizziness. Headache. Nausea. Weakness. Visual disturbance.
Ventilation. Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN MAY BE ABSORBED! Dry skin. Redness.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. Shortness of breath. Vomiting. Convulsions. Unconsciousness. (Further see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Ventilation. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. Remove vapour with fine water spray. Chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus.
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants, food and feedstuffs . Cool.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
F symbol
T symbol
R: 11-23/24/25-39/23/24/25
S: 1/2-7-16-36/37-45
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Subsidiary Risks: 6.1
UN Packing Group: II
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0057 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

METHANOL ICSC: 0057
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour mixes well with air, explosive mixtures are easily formed.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts violently with oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 200 ppm as TWA, 250 ppm as STEL; (skin); BEI issued; (ACGIH 2004).
MAK:
Pregnancy risk group: C
(DFG 2004).
EU OEL: 260 mg/m 200 ppm as TWA (skin) (EU 2006).
OSHA PEL: TWA 200 ppm (260 mg/m3)
NIOSH REL: TWA 200 ppm (260 mg/m3) ST 250 ppm (325 mg/m3) skin
NIOSH IDLH: 6000 ppm See: 67561


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and through the skin and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air can be reached rather quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes , the skin and the respiratory tract . The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system , resulting in loss of consciousness.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. The substance may have effects on the central nervous system , resulting in persistent or recurring headaches and impaired vision.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 65C
Melting point: -98C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.79
Solubility in water:
miscible
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 12.3
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 1.1
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.01
Flash point: 12C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 464C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 5.5-44
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.82/-0.66
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Burns with nonluminous bluish flame. Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested. Card has been partly updated in October 2006: see section Occupational Exposure Limits.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30S1230

NFPA Code: H 1; F 3; R 0;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0057 METHANOL
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.