|CAS #: 67-56-1||Methyl alcohol
| UN #: 1230
| EINECS #: 200-659-6
|ACUTE HAZARDS||PREVENTION||FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE & EXPLOSION||Highly flammable. See Notes. Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.||NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking. NO contact with oxidizing agents. Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Do NOT use compressed air for filling, discharging, or handling. Use non-sparking handtools.||Use water in large amounts, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide. In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.|
|AVOID EXPOSURE OF ADOLESCENTS AND CHILDREN!|
|SYMPTOMS||ACUTE HAZARDS||FIRST AID|
|Inhalation||Cough. Dizziness. Headache. Nausea. Weakness. Visual disturbances.||Use ventilation. Use 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.||Wear 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 refer for medical attention.|
|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||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
|Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Evacuate danger area! Ventilation. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. Remove vapour with fine water spray.||
According to UN GHS Criteria
|Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants and food and feedstuffs. Cool.|
|Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.|
|PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION|
Physical State; Appearance
Formula: CH4O / CH3OH
|EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS|
Routes of exposure
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|Occupational exposure limits|
TLV: 200 ppm as TWA; 250 ppm as STEL; (skin); BEI issued.
MAK: 270 mg/m3, 200 ppm; peak limitation category: II(4); skin absorption (H); pregnancy risk group: C.
EU-OEL: 260 mg/m3, 200 ppm as TWA; (skin)
|Burns with nonluminous bluish flame.
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
Symbol: F, T; R: 11-23/24/25-39/23/24/25; S: (1/2)-7-16-36/37-45
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See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations Methanol (EHC 196, 1997) Methanol (HSG 105, 1997) Methanol (FAO Nutrition Meetings Report Series 48a) METHANOL (JECFA Evaluation) Methanol (PIM 335)