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Wright's Stain, methanol based
1. IDENTIFICATION
Product Identifiers
Product Name:
Wright's Stain, methanol based
Other Names:
Wright's stain solution, Wright's blood film stain
Product Number(s):
AWR-500
CAS Number:
-
Recommended use of the chemical and restriction on use
Laboratory use.
Company Details
ProSciTech Pty Ltd
11 Carlton Street
KIRWAN QLD 4817
Australia

(07) 4773 9444
www.proscitech.com
Emergency Contact Details
ProSciTech Pty Ltd
11 Carlton Street
KIRWAN QLD 4817
Australia

(07) 4773 9444
www.proscitech.com
2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Classification of the substance or mixture
H225 Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
H301 Toxic if swallowed. Acute
H311 Toxic in contact with skin.
H331 Toxic if inhaled.
H370 Causes damage to organs.
Label Elements
Signal Words
Danger
Hazard Statement(s)
H225 Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
H301+H311+H331 Toxic if swallowed, in contact with skin or if inhaled.
H370 Causes damage to organ.
Precautionary Statement(s)
Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking.
Primary route(s) of entry
Not available.
Human Health
Inhalation:
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing.
Call a POISON CENTER/doctor if you feel unwell. Rinse mouth.
Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
Ingestion:
Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product .
Immediately call a POISON CENTER/ doctor.
Eyes:
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
Skin:
Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
(or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/ shower
IF exposed or concerned: Call a POISON CENTER/doctor.
Take off immediately all contaminated clothing and wash it before reuse.
Environment
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national regulations.
3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Name
CAS No.
Content (w/w)
Classification
Methanol
67-56-1
98.7-99.6%
Flam. Liq. 2,. (Oral) 3, ; (Dermal) 3 (Inhalation) 3 STOT SE 1,
Stains, biological, Wright's
68988-92-1
0.15-0.3%
(Oral) 3, Eye Dam. 1,
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Ingestion
If swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Seek immediate medical attention.
Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Do not use mouth-to-mouth method if victim inhaled the substance. Induce artificial respiration with the aid of a pocket mask equipped with a one-way valve or other proper respiratory medical device. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Seek immediate medical attention
Skin Contact
In case of skin contact, immediately remove contaminated clothing and wash affected areas with water and soap. Seek medical attention if symptoms occur.
Eye Contact
In case of eye contact, hold eyelids open and rinse with water for at least 15 minutes. Seek immediate medical attention.
Other Information
Inhalation: Toxic if inhaled. May cause respiratory irritation leading to dizziness, headache and confusion.
Skin Contact: Toxic in contact with skin. May cause skin irritation and redness.
Eye Contact: May cause eye irritation, stinging, tearing and blurred vision. Ingestion: Toxic if swallowed. May cause irritation of mouth, throat and stomach and mucous build up.
5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES
Suitable extinguishing equipment
Water fog, foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.
HAZCHEM
Not available.
Special protective equipment and precautions for fire fighters
Hazardous combustion products include acrid smoke and fumes.
Product is highly flammable. Vapours may travel considerable distances to a source of ignition where they can ignite, flashback, or explode.
Closed containers may explode when exposed to extreme heat. Containers close to fire should be removed if safe to do so. Use water spray to cool fire exposed containers. When fighting a major fire wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective equipment.
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Wear appropriate respiratory protection and protective clothing. Evacuate all non-essential personnel from affected area. Do not breathe vapours. Ensure adequate ventilation. Extinguish all sources of ignition. Avoid sparks and open flames.
No smoking.
Environmental precautions
In the event of a major spill, prevent spillage from entering drains or water courses.
Methods and materials for containment and clean up
Stop leak if safe to do so and absorb spill with sand, earth, vermiculite or some other absorbent material. Do not use sawdust. Collect the spilled material and place into a suitable container for disposal. Use non-sparking tools.
Material may be slippery when spilt. For large spills, blanket the spill with foam or use water fog to disperse vapours.
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Precautions for safe handling
Use of safe work practices are recommended to avoid eye or skin contact and inhalation of vapours. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Food, beverages and tobacco products should not be stored or consumed where this material is in use. Always wash hands before smoking, eating, drinking or using the toilet. Wash contaminated clothing and other protective equipment before storage or re-use. Provide eyewash fountains and safety showers in close proximity to points of potential exposure.
Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/equipment.
Ground/bond container and receiving equipment.
Use only non-sparking tools.
Take precautionary measures against static discharge.
Conditions for safe storage
Store in a cool, dry and well ventilated area out of direct sunlight. Keep in original container tightly closed when not in use. Protect from heat, sparks, open flames and other sources of ignition. Keep away from strong alkalis, acids, oxidising agents, nitrates and combustible materials. All equipment must be earthed.
Store locked up.
Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.
Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool.
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Exposure Standards
Material
TWA ppm
TWA mg/m3
STEL ppm
STEL mg/m3
Methanol
200 ppm
262 g/m³
250 ppm,
328 mg/m³
Engineering controls
Maintain air concentration below occupational exposure standards, providing adequate ventilation. Use explosionproof ventilating equipment.
Personal protective equipment
Eye and face protection
Eye and face protectors for protection against splashing materials or liquids. See Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1337 for more information.
Skin protection
PVC or rubber gloves. See Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 2161 for more information. When selecting gloves for use against certain chemicals, the degradation resistance, permeation rate and permeation breakthrough time should be considered.
Occupational protective clothing (depending on conditions in which it has to be used, in particular as regards the period for which it is worn, which shall be determined on the basis of the seriousness of the risk, the frequency of exposure to the risk, the characteristics of the workstation of each worker and the performance of the protective clothing). See Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4501 for more information.
Body protection
No information available.
Respiratory protection
When vapours approach the exposure standards then the use of a half-face respirator with an organic vapour filter is recommended.
When vapours exceed the exposure standards, the use of an positive pressure demand self-contained or airline breathing apparatus is recommended. Filter capacity and respirator type depends on exposure levels.
If entering spaces where the airborne concentration of a contaminant is unknown then the use of a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) with positive pressure air supply is recommended.
See Australian Standards AS/NZS 1715 and 1716 for more information.
9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
General information
Appearance
Deep blue liquid
Odour
Not available.
pH
Not available.
Vapour Pressure
20 °C: 128 hPa
Density
0.8 kg/L
Boiling Point
65 °C
Melting Point
-98 °C
Solubility
Completely soluble in water.
Specific Gravity of Density
Not available.
Flash Point
11 °C
Flammable (Explosive) Limits
Lower: 5.5 Vol %
Upper: 44 Vol %
Ignition Temperature
Not applicable.
Formula
Not available.
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Reactivity
No further relevant information available.
Chemical stability
Stable at ambient temperature and under normal conditions of use.
Possibility of hazardous reactions
Hazardous polymerisation will not occur.
Conditions to avoid
Heat, sparks, open flames and other sources of ignition.
Incompatible materials
Strong alkalis, acids, oxidising agents, nitrates and combustible materials.
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects
Methanol
Oral LD?? 5628 mg/kg (rat)
Dermal LD?? 15800 mg/kg (rabbit)
Inhalation LC??/4 h 83.8 mg/l (rat)
Eye contact
May cause eye irritation, stinging, tearing and blurred vision.
Skin contact
Based on classification principles, the classification criteria are not met.
Ingestion
Toxic if swallowed. May cause irritation of mouth, throat and stomach and mucous build up.
Inhalation
Toxic if inhaled. May cause respiratory irritation leading to dizziness, headache and confusion.
Toxicity and irritation
Causes damage to organs.
Repeated or prolonged skin exposure may cause dermatitis. Prolonged or repeated exposure may cause irreversible damage to health.
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Ecotoxicity
May cause long term adverse effects in the environment.
Persistence and degradability
No further relevant information available.
Bioaccumulative potential
No further relevant information available.
Other adverse effects
No further relevant information available.
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
General information
Dispose according to applicable local and state government regulations.
Special Precautions for Landfill or Incineration: Please consult your state Land Waste Management Authority for more information.
14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
ADG label required
HAZCHEM
Not available.

UN Number
UN1230
Proper shipping name
METHANOL
Transport hazard class
3 F
Packing group
II
Environmental hazard
No
Special precautions for users
279
Additional information
Limited Quantities: 1 L
Packagings & IBCs - Packing Instruction: P001, IBC02
Portable Tanks & Bulk Containers - Instructions: T7 Portable Tanks & Bulk Containers - Special Provisions: TP2
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
Poisons Schedule Number
6
Other Information
No further relevant information available.
16. OTHER INFORMATION
SDS preparation date
29 August 2017
Comments
This information is based on our present knowledge. However, this shall not constitute a guarantee for any specific product features and shall not establish a legally valid contractual relationship.
This Safety Data Sheet (SDS) has been prepared in compliance with the Preparation of Safety Data Sheets for Hazardous Chemicals Code of Practice February 2016. It is the user's responsibility to determine the suitability of this information for adoption of necessary safety precautions. The information published in this SDS has been compiled from the publications listed in Section 16: to the best of our ability and knowledge these publications are considered accurate. We reserve the right to revise Safety Data Sheets as new information becomes available. Copies may be made for non-profit use.

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