Shellac

  • Opaglos
  • Citrus gleam
  • Resins, lac or shellac
  • Gum lac
  • Molumba
Description
Odorless, yellowish-brown solid.
Uses
Chiefly in lacquers and varnishes.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
9000-59-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
232-549-9
S 24/25 36
Merck
12,8623
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Melting point, °C
75
Density
1.1 g/cm3

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep container tightly closed. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area.
Protection
Gloves, safety glasses, Lab coat.
Respirators
Dust respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Using appropriate tools, put the spilled material in a waste disposal container. Clean contaminated area with water.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Dry chemical powder, water spray, fog or foam. Do not use watter jet.
Fire potential
May be combustible at high temperature.
Health
2
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
OSHA PEL 15 mg/m3.
Exposure effects
Irritant.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Do not induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Seek immediate medical assistance.
   Inhalation
Remove to fresh air.
   Skin
Wash with soap and water. Cover irritated skin with emollient.
   Eyes
Remove any contact lenses and flush eyes with water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical assistance.

Transport.