Section 1 — Chemical Product and Company Identification
Section 2 — Composition, Information on Ingredients
Synonyms: methyl cyanide, ethyl nitrile
Section 3 — Hazards Identification
Call a physician, seek medical attention for further treatment, observation and support after first aid.
Inhalation: Break amyl nitrite pearl in a cloth and hold to nose for 15 seconds. Repeat 5 times. Remove to fresh air at once.
If breathing has stopped give artificial respiration immediately.
Eye or External: Immediately flush with fresh water for 15 minutes.
Internal: Administer inhalation first aid measures first. After administrating pearls, rinse out mouth, give 1 to 2 cups of water or
milk, induce vomiting. Call a physician or poison control at once.
Section 4 — First Aid Measures
Section 7 — Handling and Storage
Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Wear chemical splash goggles, chemical-resistant gloves and chemical-resistant apron.
Use ventilation to keep airborne concentrations below exposure limits. Always wear a NIOSH-approved respirator with proper
cartridges or a positive pressure, air-supplied respirator when handling this material in emergency situations (spill or fire).
Exposure guidelines: TWA 40 ppm, STEL 60 ppm (OSHA, ACGIH)
Colorless liquid. Distinct ether odor.
Harmful if inhaled or absorbed through skin. Avoid breathing vapor. Avoid contact with skin and
eyes. Slightly toxic by ingestion, inhalation or skin absorption; irritant and lachrymator.
Class 1B flammable liquid, serious fire hazard.
Section 5 — Fire Fighting Measures
Class 1B flammable liquid.
Flash Point: 42 F (oc) UEL: 16.0% LEL: 3.0% Autoignition Temperature: 973 F
Fire Fighting Instructions: Use triclass, dry chemical fire extinguisher. Firefighters should wear PPE
and SCBA with full facepiece operated in positive pressure mode. Dangerous fire and explosive hazard;
decomposes to toxic and flammable cyanides and NOx from reaction with water, steam and acids.
Section 6 — Accidental Release Measures