Brake fluid, hydraulic
- Brake fluid, automotive
Brownish, yellow liquid with a mild odor. A b lend of glycol ethers and glycols. Other additives may be present. Properties will vary by manufacturer. Contact the manufacurer for a MSDS for the product of interest.
Fluid used for hydraulic braking systems.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Boiling point, °C
210 - 323
1.03 - 1.05 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Store in a cool, dry, well ventilated area.
Keep away from heat and open flame. Keep container closed when not in use.
Goggles, coveralls and impervious gloves and boots.
None normally required. NIOSH/MSHA approved vapor/mist respirator if needed.
While using the appropriate protective equipment, add dry adsorbent to spill. Shovel or sweep up and place in an appropriate container and seal.
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Strong oxidizers, high oxygen concentrations, corrosives, peroxides.
Oxides of carbon, oxygenated hydrocarbons.
108 - 138
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved, positive pressure SCBA. Extinguish with water spray, dry chemical, foam or carbon dioxide. Water spray should be used to cool fire exposed containers and to disperse unignited vapors.
Tread as class IIIB combustible liquid.
Toxic by ingestion. Lethargy and nausea.
Unlikely route of exposure. Mist may cause irritation.
May cause irritation.
Causes moderate to severe irritation of eyes and mucous membranes. Transient corneal injury.
Drink water to dilute. Seek immediate medical attention.
Unlikely. CPR or oxygen if needed.
Wash with soap and water.
Flush with water for 15 minutes and seek medical attention.