MSDS for Methylcellulose, 1500 cps
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Methylcellulose, 1500 cps MSDS
Section 1: Chemical Product and Company Identification
Product Name: Methylcellulose, 1500 cps
Contact Information:, Inc.
14025 Smith Rd.
Houston, Texas 77396
Catalog Codes: SLM2659
CAS#: 9004-67-5
RTECS: FJ5959000
TSCA: TSCA 8(b) inventory: Methylcellulose, 1500 cps
CI#: Not available.
Synonym: Celacol, Cellapret, Cellogran, Cellothyl,
Cellumeth, Cethylose, Cethytin, Methocel, Mellose,
Mapolose, Metolose, Tylose, Rhomellose, Syncelose,
Viscol, Viscontran, Viscosol; Cellulose methyl; Cellulose
methylate; Modified Cellulose; MC
US Sales: 1-800-901-7247
International Sales: 1-281-441-4400
Order Online:
CHEMTREC (24HR Emergency Telephone), call:
International CHEMTREC, call: 1-703-527-3887
For non-emergency assistance, call: 1-281-441-4400
Chemical Name: Cellulose, Methyl Ether
Chemical Formula: Not available.
Section 2: Composition and Information on Ingredients
% by Weight
Methylcellulose, 1500 cps
Toxicological Data on Ingredients: Not applicable.
Section 3: Hazards Identification
Potential Acute Health Effects: Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of
Potential Chronic Health Effects:
CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Classified 4 (No evidence.) by NTP, None. by OSHA, None. by NIOSH. MUTAGENIC
EFFECTS: Not available. TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available. DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available. Repeated
or prolonged exposure is not known to aggravate medical condition.
Section 4: First Aid Measures
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Eye Contact:
Check for and remove any contact lenses. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15
minutes. Get medical attention if irritation occurs.
Skin Contact: Wash with soap and water. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. Get medical attention if irritation develops.
Serious Skin Contact: Not available.
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical
Serious Inhalation: Not available.
Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious
person. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband. Get medical attention if symptoms appear.
Serious Ingestion: Not available.
Section 5: Fire and Explosion Data
Flammability of the Product: May be combustible at high temperature.
Auto-Ignition Temperature: Not available.
Flash Points: Not available.
Flammable Limits: Not available.
Products of Combustion: Not available.
Fire Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:
Slightly flammable to flammable in presence of heat. Non-flammable in presence of shocks.
Explosion Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:
Slightly explosive in presence of open flames and sparks. Non-explosive in presence of shocks.
Fire Fighting Media and Instructions:
SMALL FIRE: Use DRY chemical powder. LARGE FIRE: Use water spray, fog or foam. Do not use water jet.
Special Remarks on Fire Hazards:
When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes. As with most organic solids, fire is possible at
elevated temperatures
Special Remarks on Explosion Hazards:
Fine dust dispersed in air in sufficient concentrations, and in the presences of an ignition source is a potential dust explosion
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
Small Spill:
Avoid dust formation. Spilled material may cause a slipping hazard. Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a
convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the contaminated surface and dispose of
according to local and regional authority requirements.
Large Spill:
Ventilate area. Avoid dust formation. Spilled material may cause a slipping hazard. Clean up spills immediately. Use a shovel
to put the material into a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the contaminated surface
and allow to evacuate through the sanitary system. Be careful that the product is not present at a concentration level above
TLV. Check TLV on the MSDS and with local authorities.
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Section 7: Handling and Storage
Good housekeeping and controlling of dusts are necessary for safe handling of product. Keep away from heat. Keep away
from sources of ignition. Empty containers pose a fire risk, evaporate the residue under a fume hood. Ground all equipment
containing material. Do not ingest. Do not breathe dust. If ingested, seek medical advice immediately and show the container
or the label. Keep away from incompatibles such as oxidizing agents, acids, alkalis.
Keep container tightly closed. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area. Do not store above 32 deg. C (90 deg. F).
Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
Engineering Controls:
Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below recommended
exposure limits. If user operations generate dust, fume or mist, use ventilation to keep exposure to airborne contaminants
below the exposure limit.
Personal Protection: Safety glasses. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent.
Personal Protection in Case of a Large Spill:
Splash goggles. Full suit. Dust respirator. Boots. Gloves. A self contained breathing apparatus should be used to avoid
inhalation of the product. Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient; consult a specialist BEFORE handling this
Exposure Limits:
Exposure Guidelines for Nuisance Dust (Particulates Not Otherwise Specified): TWA: 5 (mg/m3) from OSHA (PEL) [United
States] Respirable. TWA: 15 (mg/m3) from OSHA (PEL) [United States] Total. TWA: 10 (mg/m3) from ACGIH (TLV) [United
States]Consult local authorities for acceptable exposure limits.
Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state and appearance: Solid. (Granular solid. Powdered solid.)
Odor: Odorless.
Taste: Tasteless.
Molecular Weight: Not available.
Color: Grayish white. White. Off-white.
pH (1% soln/water): 7 [Neutral.]
Boiling Point: Not available.
Melting Point: 290°C (554°F) - 305 C
Critical Temperature: Not available.
Specific Gravity: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Not applicable.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Volatility: Not available.
Odor Threshold: Not available.
Water/Oil Dist. Coeff.: Not available.
Ionicity (in Water): Not available.
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Dispersion Properties: Not available.
Soluble in cold water. Insoluble in hot water, diethyl ether. Insoluble in alcohol, chloroform, and in water warmer than 50.5 deg.
C., most organic solvents, and saturated salt solution. Soluble in galcial acetic acid
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity Data
Stability: The product is stable.
Instability Temperature: Not available.
Conditions of Instability: Excess heat, ignition sources, dust generation, incompatible materials
Incompatibility with various substances: Reactive with oxidizing agents, acids, alkalis.
Corrosivity: Not available.
Special Remarks on Reactivity: Not available.
Special Remarks on Corrosivity: Not available.
Polymerization: Will not occur.
Section 11: Toxicological Information
Routes of Entry: Inhalation. Ingestion.
Toxicity to Animals: Acute oral toxicity (LD50): >10000 mg/kg [Rat].
Chronic Effects on Humans: CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Classified 4 (No evidence.) by NTP, None. by OSHA, None. by
Other Toxic Effects on Humans: Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation.
Special Remarks on Toxicity to Animals: Not available.
Special Remarks on Chronic Effects on Humans: Not available.
Special Remarks on other Toxic Effects on Humans:
Acute Potential Health Effects: Skin: Low hazard for usual industrial handling. Essentially non-irritating to the skin. May cause
skin irritation by mechanical abrasion. Eyes: Low hazard for usual industrial handling. Essentially non-irritating to eyes. Dust
may cause eye irritation due to mechanical action. Inhalation: Low hazard for usual industrial handling. Dust may cause
respiratory tract irritation. No adverse effects are anticipated from single exposure to dust. Ingestion: Low hazard for usual
industrial handling. Very low toxicity if swallowed. No harmful are anticipated from swallowing small amounts. Reported human
effects from ingestion: Laxatiave and constipating effects from ingestion of l gram or more.
Section 12: Ecological Information
Ecotoxicity: Not available.
BOD5 and COD: Not available.
Products of Biodegradation:
Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. However, long term degradation products may arise.
Toxicity of the Products of Biodegradation: Not available.
Special Remarks on the Products of Biodegradation: Not available.
Section 13: Disposal Considerations
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Waste Disposal:
Handling, transportation, and disposal of material should be conducted in a manner to prevent a nuisance dust hazard. Fully
containerize the material before handling, and protect from exposure to the outdoors. Do not dump into sewers, on the ground
or soil, or into any body of water. Waste must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state and local environmental control
Section 14: Transport Information
DOT Classification: Not a DOT controlled material (United States).
Identification: Not applicable.
Special Provisions for Transport: Not applicable.
Section 15: Other Regulatory Information
Federal and State Regulations: TSCA 8(b) inventory: Methylcellulose, 1500 cps
Other Regulations: Not available.
Other Classifications:
WHMIS (Canada): Not controlled under WHMIS (Canada).
This product is not classified according to the EU regulations. Not applicable.
HMIS (U.S.A.):
Health Hazard: 1
Fire Hazard: 1
Reactivity: 0
Personal Protection: E
National Fire Protection Association (U.S.A.):
Health: 1
Flammability: 1
Reactivity: 0
Specific hazard:
Protective Equipment:
Gloves. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent. Safety glasses.
Section 16: Other Information
References: Not available.
Other Special Considerations: Not available.
Created: 10/09/2005 06:08 PM
Last Updated: 05/21/2013 12:00 PM
The information above is believed to be accurate and represents the best information currently available to us. However, we
make no warranty of merchantability or any other warranty, express or implied, with respect to such information, and we assume
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no liability resulting from its use. Users should make their own investigations to determine the suitability of the information for
their particular purposes. In no event shall be liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any third party or for
lost profits or any special, indirect, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages, howsoever arising, even if
has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
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