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Carnoy's Fixative
1. IDENTIFICATION
Product Identifiers
Product Name:
Carnoy's Fixative
Other Names:
Carnoy's Fluid
Product Number(s):
ACFM-500
CAS Number:
-
Recommended use of the chemical and restriction on use
Laboratory use.
A tissue fixative used in Hospital and Pathology laboratories.
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
GHS02 flame
Flam. Liq. 2 H225 Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
GHS08 health hazard.
Carc. 2 H351 Suspected of causing cancer.
STOT RE 2 H373 May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
GHS07
Skin Irrit. 2 H315 Causes skin irritation.
Eye Irrit. 2 H319 Causes serious eye irritation.
Label Elements
Signal Words
Danger
Hazard Statement(s)
Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
Suspected of causing cancer.
May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
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 / eye protection / face protection.
Wear protective gloves.
Wear protective gloves / protective clothing.
Wear eye protection / face protection.
Ground/bond container and receiving equipment.
Keep container tightly closed.
Use only non-sparking tools.
Take precautionary measures against static discharge.
Wash thoroughly after handling.
Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood
.Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell.
Primary route(s) of entry
Not available.
Human Health
Inhalation:
Not available.
Ingestion:
Not available.
Eyes:
Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Specific treatment (see on this label).
If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.
Skin:
(or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention.
Take off contaminated clothing and wash it before reuse.
Environment
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Name
CAS No.
Content (w/w)
Classification
Ethyl Alcohol, Absolute, 200 Proof Reagent, ACS (Ethanol) 15055
64-17-5
50-100%
-
CHLOROFORM, GLASS DISTILLED
67-66-3
25-50%
-
Acetic Acid Glacial
64-19-7
2.5-10%
-
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Ingestion
If symptoms persist consult doctor.
Inhalation
In case of unconsciousness place patient stably in side position for transportation.
Skin Contact
Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly.
Eye Contact
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. If symptoms persist, consult a doctor.
Other Information
Symptoms of poisoning may even occur after several hours; therefore medical observation for at least 48 hours after the accident.
5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES
Suitable extinguishing equipment
CO₂, powder or water spray. Fight larger fires with water spray or alcohol resistant foam.
HAZCHEM
Not available.
Special protective equipment and precautions for fire fighters
No special measures required.
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Wear protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away.
Environmental precautions
Dilute with plenty of water. Do not allow to enter sewers/ surface or ground water.
Methods and materials for containment and clean up
Absorb with liquid-binding material (sand, diatomite, acid binders, universal binders, sawdust). Dispose contaminated material as waste according to item 13
.Ensure adequate ventilation.
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Precautions for safe handling
Ensure good ventilation/exhaustion at the workplace.
Prevent formation of aerosols.
Conditions for safe storage
Keep ignition sources away - Do not smoke.
Protect from heat.
Protect against electrostatic charges.
Store in a cool location.
Store locked up.
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
Ethyl Alcohol, Absolute, 200 Proof Reagent, A
1000 ppm
1880 mg/m³
-
-
CHLOROFORM, GLASS DISTILLED
2 ppm
10 mg/m³
-
-
Acetic Acid Glacial
10 ppm
25 mg/m³
15 ppm
37 mg/m³
Engineering controls
Not available.
Personal protective equipment
Eye and face protection
Tightly sealed goggles.
Skin protection
Protective gloves
The glove material has to be impermeable and resistant to the product/ the substance/ the preparation.
Due to missing tests no recommendation to the glove material can be given for the product/ the preparation/ the chemical mixture.
Selection of the glove material on consideration of the penetration times, rates of diffusion and the degradation.
Material of gloves
The selection of the suitable gloves does not only depend on the material, but also on further marks of quality and varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. As the product is a preparation of several substances, the resistance of the glove material can not be calculated in advance and has therefore to be checked prior to the application.
Penetration time of glove material
The exact break through time has to be found out by the manufacturer of the protective gloves and has to be observed.
Body protection
Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
Immediately remove all soiled and contaminated clothing.
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
Avoid contact with the eyes and skin.
Respiratory protection
In case of brief exposure or low pollution use respiratory filter device. In case of intensive or longer exposure use self-contained respiratory protective device.
9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
General information
Appearance
Colourless fluid
Odour
Phenol-like
pH
Not determined.
Vapour Pressure
at 20 °C: 210 hPa
Density
at 20 °C: 1.02296 g/cm³
Boiling Point
62 °C
Melting Point
Undetermined.
Solubility
Fully miscible in water.
Specific Gravity of Density
Not determined.
Flash Point
0 °C
Flammable (Explosive) Limits
Lower: 3.5 Vol %
Upper: 19.0 Vol %
Ignition Temperature
425 °C
Formula
Not available.
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Reactivity
No further relevant information available.
Chemical stability
No decomposition if used according to specifications.
Possibility of hazardous reactions
No dangerous reactions known.
Conditions to avoid
No further relevant information available.
Incompatible materials
No further relevant information available.
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects
No further relevant information available.
Eye contact
Irritating effect.
Skin contact
Irritant to skin and mucous membranes.
Ingestion
No further relevant information available.
Inhalation
No sensitising effects known.
Toxicity and irritation
LD/LC50 values relevant for classification:
67-66-3 CHLOROFORM, GLASS DISTILLED
Oral LD50 908 mg/kg (rat)
Dermal LD50 75 mg/kg (rat)
The product shows the following dangers according to the calculation method of the General EU Classification Guidelines for Preparations as issued in the latest version.
Irritant.
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Ecotoxicity
No further relevant information available.
Persistence and degradability
No further relevant information available.
Bioaccumulative potential
No further relevant information available.
Other adverse effects
Water hazard class 1 (German Regulation) (Self-assessment): slightly hazardous for water Do not allow undiluted product or large quantities of it to reach ground water, water course or sewage system.
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
General information
Must not be disposed together with household garbage. Do not allow product to reach sewage system.
Uncleaned packaging:
Recommendation: Disposal must be made according to official regulations.
Recommended cleansing agents: Water, if necessary together with cleansing agent.
14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
ADG label required
HAZCHEM
Not available.

UN Number
UN1170
Proper shipping name
1170 ETHANOL SOLUTION (ETHYL ALCOHOL SOLUTION
Transport hazard class
Void
Packing group
II
Environmental hazard
No
Special precautions for users
Warning: Flammable liquids.
Danger code (Kemler): 336
EMS Number: F-E,S-D
Additional information
Limited quantities (LQ) 1L
Excepted quantities (EQ) Code: E2
Maximum net quantity per inner packaging: 30 mL Maximum net quantity per outer packaging: 500 mL Transport category 2
Tunnel restriction code D/E
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
Poisons Schedule Number
CHLOROFORM, GLASS DISTILLED S2, S4, S6
A
Other Information
No further relevant information available.
16. OTHER INFORMATION
SDS preparation date
16 November 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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