COMPOSITION EC Symbols Risk
Methyl cyclohexanol Cas No: 583-59-5. <40%Xn-harmful 20
Potassium hydroxide 1310-58-3 <3% C (corrosive) 35
Water & other components <100% None None
May cause burns in contact with mucous membranes (eyes, throat, nose, respiratory system) and skin.
May be harmful if inhaled.
Avoid naked flames and other ignition sources.
FIRST AID MEASURES
Remove contaminated clothing and launder before re-use.
Remove affected person to fresh air.
Keep patient calm.
Obtain medical advice.
Wash thoroughly with water.
Wash immediately with clean water for at least 10 minutes.
If irritation persists obtain medical attention.
Wash out mouth thoroughly with water.
Do not induce vomiting.
Obtain medical attention.
FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Water spray or mist, foam, carbon dioxide or other dry agents.
If dried out, will burn and may give off noxious fumes (e.g. carbon oxides).
Prevent release to water sources.
Wear breathing apparatus and protective clothing.
ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Contain any spilled material immediately with dry agent (e.g. sand, vermiculite, etc.) and vacuum or shovel into labelled containers for disposal (See section 13). Prevent release to clean water sources.
HANDLING AND STORAGE
Ensure good local ventilation/extraction.
Wear plastic/rubber gloves to protect skin.
Wash splashes as soon as possible.
Use lanolin-based hand cream if required.
Store in a cool dry place in the original containers.
Avoid sources of ignition or naked flames.
EXPOSURE CONTROL/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Use in well ventilated area.
Avoid contact with skin – use disposable gloves
Avoid contact with eyes.
Wash with water.
PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
12.0 – 14.0 (concentrate)
63°C (methyl cyclohexanol)
Boiling Point Range
100% soluble in water and dry-cleaning fluids
STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Conditions To Avoid
Avoid naked flames and other sources of ignition
Materials To Avoid
Strong oxidising agents.
Hazardous Decomposition Products
Noxious fumes (e.g. carbon oxides) may be released if burned or heated to decomposition
No known long-term effects provided handling guidelines are observed
Since this product is mildly corrosive it may damage delicate mucous membranes (eyes, nose, throat etc.) and unprotected skin. May be harmful by inhalation
This preparation is unlikely to be acutely toxic to aquatic organisms and is largely biodegradable
Users should acquaint themselves with local regulations. European Hazard Code H8 (corrosive). Therefore waste is considered “hazardous” if it contains at least 5% of the concentrate.
Proper Shipping Name
Corrosive Liquid, Basic, Organic, N.O.S.
(Contains potassium hydroxide)
UN Packing Group
Passenger. 5 litres (1 litre in non-UN packages)
Cargo; 60 litres
Limited quantity not requiring label – 1 litre
CEFIC Tremcard: 80G20
Components listed as “dangerous” in Annex 1 to directive 67/548/EEC
Methyl cyclohexanol 603-010-00-9
Potassium hydroxide 019-002-00-8
Classified according to Directives 67/548/EEC and 88/379/EEC and their various amendments, and labelled as follows:
(contains methyl cyclohexanol and potassium hydroxide EC Nos. 209-512-0 and 215-181-7)
R34 – causes burns
R20 – harmful by inhalation
S26 In case of contact with eyes rinse immediately with water and seek medical advice
S38/37/39 Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/ face protection
S45 In case of accident or illness seek medical advice immediately
Occupational exposure levels 8h-TWA mg/m³ Short-term Reference
Methyl cyclohexanol 235 350(15minute) UK,OES
235 - Denmark
120 - Norway
Potassium hydroxide - 2 (15minute) UK,OES
2 - Denmark Finland Norway, US ACGIH
All components are listed in EINECS and TSCA
Concentrated industrial cleaning fluid
The format of this Safety Data Sheet conforms to the requirements of EC Directive 91/155/EEC
Although reasonable care has been taken in the preparation of this document to assess and summarise the hazard properties of the product. The user must satisfy them self that the information contained herein permits safe handling under local site conditions, since the supplier cannot foresee all conditions of use. The information in this document is not intended to be a product specification.