Perfluoro-tert-butanol (Nonafluoro-tert-butanol)

Material Safety Data Sheet

Section 1 - Chemical Identification

Exfluor Product ID: TBUOL
Name: Perfluoro-tert-butanol
Synonyms: Nonafluoro-tert-butanol
Chemical Formula: (CF3)3COH
Issue Date: 03/11/1997
Revised: 07/21/2008

Section 2 - Composition/Information on Ingredients

CAS#: 2378-02-1

Section 3 - Hazards Identification

Precautionary Statements: Irritant, irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection. FOR R&D USE ONLY.
Target Organs: None known

Section 4 - First-Aid Measures

Eyes: In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Assure adequate flushing of the eyes by separating the eyelids with fingers.
Skin: Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Allow victim to rinse his mouth with water provided person is conscious. Drink 2-4 cupfulls of water, and seek medical advice.

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures

General Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and protective gear.
Extinguishing Media: In case of fire, use water spray, carbon dioxide, dry chemical, or polymer foam.
Flash Point: Not available
Fire Hazard:
Combustion: Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide, Hydrogen fluoride, Carbonyl fluoride

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures

General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Do not touch spilled material. Stop leak if possible without personal risk. Small spills: cover with dry lime, soda ash, or other absorbent, pick up, keep in a closed container and hold for waste disposal. Move containers away from spill to a safe area. Large spills: dike for lateral disposal. Keep unnecessary people away, isolate hazard area and deny entry. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage

General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as in section 8.
Precautions: Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls/Personal Protection

Exposure Limits: No occupational exposure limist established.
Ventilation: Provide local exhaust or process enclosure ventilitation system. Ventilation equipment should be explosion-resistant if explosive concentrations of material are present.
Respiratory Protection: Wear a NIOSH/MSHA approved (or equivalent) respirator.
Eye Protection: Wear splash resistant safety goggles with a faceshield. Provide an emergency eye wash fountain and quick drench shower in the immediate work area.
Gloves: Wear appropriate chemical resistant glove.

Section 9 - Physical Properties

Molecular Formula: C4HF9O
Physical State: Clear liquid
Boiling Point: 45 C
Melting Point:
Freezing Point:
Liquid Density:
Specific Gravity: 1.693
Vapor Pressure: 5.19 PSI@20C 20.62 PSI@55C
Refractive Index:
Molecular Weight: 236

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity

Stability: Stable at normal temperatures.
Conditions to Avoid: Avoid extreme heat.
Incompatibilities: Strong oxidizing agents, alkali metals
Hazardous Polymerization: Hazardous polymerization will not occur.
Hazardous Combustion: Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide, Hydrogen fluoride

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

Acute Effects: May cause irritation of the respiratory tract, eyes, and skin.
Chronic Effects: No data available
Toxicological Data: IHL-MUS LC50: 10230 Mg/M3/2H

Section 12 - Ecological Information

Data not yet available.

Section 13 - Disposal Information

Place in a chemical secured landfill or incinerate at 1200 (C) with a 2 second dwell time or at 1600 (C) with a 1.5 second dwell time.

Section 14 - Transportation Information

Shipping Name: Toxic by inhalation liquid, corrosive, n.o.s. (Perfluoro-tert-butanol)
UN/ID#: UN 3390
Hazard Class: 6.1
Packing Group: I
Labels: 6.1, 8 & Marine pollutant

Section 15 - Regulatory Information

Not on TSCA Inventory, For R&D use only. RTECS# UB6452700 EPA TSCA Test submission (TSCATS) data base, June 1998

Indication of Danger: T - Toxic
R-Phrases: 23-36/37/38
Toxic by inhalation. Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.
S-Phrases: 26-36/37-45
In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. Wear suitable protective clothing and gloves. In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).

Section 16 - Other Information

The above information is believed to be correct, but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. Exfluor Research Corporation shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.