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Wright Giemsa
1. IDENTIFICATION
Product Identifiers
Product Name:
Wright Giemsa
Other Names:
Wright - Giemsa Stain Solution, Giemsa stain, Wright stain mixture.
Product Number(s):
AWRGM-1L
CAS Number:
-
Recommended use of the chemical and restriction on use
Used in hospital and pathology laboratories only.
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.3
H301 Toxic if swallowed.
H311 Toxic in contact with skin.
H331 Toxic if inhaled.
H370 Causes damage to organs
Label Elements
Signal Words
Danger
Hazard Statement(s)
Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
Toxic if swallowed, in contact with skin or if inhaled.
Causes damage to organs.
Precautionary Statement(s)
Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking.
Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/equipment'.
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
Ground/bond container and receiving equipment.
Use only non-sparking tools.
Take precautionary measures against static discharge.
Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
Primary route(s) of entry
Not available.
Human Health
Inhalation:
Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing.
Call a POISON CENTER/doctor if you feel unwell. Rinse mouth.
Ingestion:
Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/ doctor.
Eyes:
In case of eye contact, hold eyelids open and rinse with water for at least 15 minutes. Seek immediate medical attention.
Skin:
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
Store locked up.
Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.
Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool.
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
50%
Flam. Liq. 2, H225; Acute Tox. 3, H301; Acute Tox. 3, H311; Acute Tox. 3, H331; STOT SE 1, H370
1,2,3-Propanetriol
56-81-5
49%
-
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Ingestion
If swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Immediately rinse mouth with water. Give 3 or 4 glasses of water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Seek immediate medical attention.
Inhalation
Inhalation: If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Seek medical attention if breathing problems develop. Do not use mouth-to-mouth method, use an alternative method or a proper respiratory device.
Skin Contact
In case of skin contact, immediately remove contaminated clothing and wash affected areas with water and soap. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.
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 headache, dizziness and confusion.
Skin Contact: Toxic in contact with skin. May cause skin irritation, itchiness 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, mucous build up and stomach pain
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. Blanket the spill with foam or use water spray to disperse vapours. Use only non-sparking tools.
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.
Conditions for safe storage
Store in a cool, dry and well ventilated area out of direct sunlight. Keep container tightly closed when not in use.
Protect from heat, sparks, open flames and other sources of ignition. Keep away from strong alkalies, acids, oxidising agents and nitrates.
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Exposure Standards
Material
TWA ppm
TWA mg/m3
STEL ppm
STEL mg/m3
Methanol
200 ppm
262 mg/m³
250 ppm
328 mg/m³
1,2,3-Propanetriol
NA
10 mg/m³
-NA
NA
Engineering controls
Provide exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls to keep the airborne concentrations of vapour below occupational exposure standards.
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 organic vapour respirator with dust/mist 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 selfcontained 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
Dark blue to purple liquid
Odour
Not available.
pH
Not available.
Vapour Pressure
at 20 °C: 128 hPa
Density
1.18
Boiling Point
65 °C
Melting Point
-98 °C
Solubility
Not applicable.
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 alkalies, acids, oxidising agents and nitrates.
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects
LD??/LC?? Values Relevant for Classification
67-56-1 Methanol
Oral LD?? 1250 mg/kg (rat)
Dermal LD?? 15800 mg/kg (rabbit)
Inhalation LC??/4 h 64000 ppm (rat) 83.8 mg/l (rat)
56-81-5 1,2,3-Propanetriol
Oral LD?? 12600 mg/kg (rat)
Eye contact
May cause eye irritation, stinging, tearing and blurred vision.
Skin contact
Toxic in contact with skin. May cause skin irritation, itchiness and redness.
Ingestion
May cause irritation of mouth, throat and stomach, mucous build up and stomach pain.
Inhalation
Toxic if inhaled. May cause respiratory irritation leading to headache, dizziness and confusion.
Toxicity and irritation
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 aquatic 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 - Special Packing Provisions: No information available
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
30 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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