Mineral spirits

  • Amsco-140
  • Petroleum spirits
  • Soltrol
  • White spirit
  • Soltrol-100
Formula
Unspecified
Description
A clear colorless to variably colored liquid.
Uses
Often used as a solvent.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
64475-85-0
RTECS
PY8240000
RTECS class
Other
UN (DOT)
1300
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Vapor pressure, mmHg
7
Vapor density (air=1)
>AIR
Density
0.78 g/cm3 (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
Respirators
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concern.
Small spills/leaks
Keep material out of water sources and sewers. Build dikes to contain flow as necessary. Attempt to stop leak if without undue personnel hazard.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
May react vigorously with strong oxidizing agents.

Fire.
Autoignition, °C
282
Fire fighting
Do not extinguish fire unless flow can be stopped. Use water in flooding quantities as fog. Use foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide. Keep run-off water out of sewers and water sources. Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water. Apply water from as far a distance as possible.
Fire potential
HIGHLY FLAMMABLE.
Hazards
Vapors may form explosive mixtures with air. Vapors may travel to source of ignition and flash back. Most vapors are heavier than air. They will spread along ground and collect in low or confined areas (sewers, basements, tanks). Vapor explosion hazard indoors, outdoors or in sewers. May polymerize explosively when heated or involved in a fire. Runoff to sewer may create fire or explosion hazard. Containers may explode when heated. Many liquids are lighter than water. Substance may be transported hot.
Health
1
 
Flammability
2
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
See inhalation.
   Inhalation
INHALATION: mild irritation of respiratory tract. ASPIRATION: severe lung irritation and rapidly developing pulmonary edema; central nervous system excitement followed by depression. INGESTION: irritation of stomach.
   Skin
See inhalation.
   Eyes
See inhalation

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
   Inhalation
Remove victim to fresh air.
   Skin
Wipe off and wash with soap and water.
   Eyes
Wash with copious amounts of water.

Transport.
UN number
1300
Response guide
Hazard class
3
Packing Group
I; II; III
 
USCG CHRIS Code
MNS
 
33 Misc. hydrocarbon mixtures
Std. Transport #
4912252
 
IMO Chemical Code
I
IMO Pollution Category
I (B WSP)
IMO Hazard code
(P WSP)