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Material Safety Data Sheet

Product name: Dimethyl carbonate Revision date: 05/17/2010


SHANDONG WELLS CHEMICALS CO., LTD. Printing date: 05/20/2010
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SECTION 1: PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
Product identifier
Product name: Dimethyl carbonate
Synonyms: Methyl carbonate; DMC
CAS No.: 616-38-6
EC No.: 210-478-4
Recommended use of the chemical and restrictions on use
Relevant identified uses: DMC is a perfect methylating agent, carbonylating agent, methoxylating agent and
methyloaring agent with active chemical properties. It can be used into produce polypropylene
carbonate. In pharmaceutical and pesticide, It can be used into produce ciprofloxacin and
carbadox. Also it is an indispensable raw material to produce lithium battery electrolyte. It is
acting as a good sovent for coating, paints, ink and adhesive.
Uses advised against: No data available.
Details of the supplier of the product
Company name: Shandong Wells Chemicals Co., Ltd.
Address: Xishui Industrial Zone, Guangrao County, Dongying City, Shandong Province, China
Postcode: 257336
Contact person: Jin-Bo Xu
E-mail: info@wellschem.com.cn
Telephone: +86-546-6501666
Fax: +86-546-6501666
Web: http//www.cnwells.cn
Emergency telephone number

+86-546-6501666 (Only office hours available.)
SECTION 2: HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
GHS classification of the substance/mixture
Hazard classes and Hazard categories: Hazard Statement code(s)
Flammable liquids, Category 2 H225
Additional information
Full text of H-statement(s): see section 16.
GHS label elements
Substances: Dimethyl carbonate
Hazard pictograms:

GHS02
Signal word: Danger
Hazard statements: H225 Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
Precautionary Statements:
Prevention: P210 Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces.-No smoking.
P233 Keep away from any possible contact with water, because of violent reaction and possible flash fire.
P240 Ground/bond container and receiving equipment.
P243 Take precautionary measures against static discharge.
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
Response: P303 + P361 + P353 If on skin (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin
with water/shower.
P370 + P378 In case of fire: Use dry chemical powder, water spray or fog for extinction.
Storage: P403 + P235 Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool.
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Disposal: P501 Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
Other Hazards:

Not available.
SECTION 3: COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Ingredients information
Chemical Name Synonyms EC No. CAS No. Classification according to GHS Concentration

Dimethyl
carbonate
Methyl carbonate;
DMC
210-478-4 616-38-6
Flammable liquids, Category 2;
H225
99.9%
Additional information

Full text of H-statement(s): see section 16.
The rest unspecified ingredients are impurities, and they are not hazard.
SECTION 4: FIRST AID MEASURES
Description of first aid measures
In case of eye contact:

Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids.
Get medical aid immediately.
In case of inhalation:

Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately.
If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
In case of skin contact:

Get medical aid.
Flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
In case of ingestion:

If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cup fuls of milk or water.
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
Get medical aid immediately.
Symptoms and effects, acute and delayed
Potential health symptoms and effects
Eye: Redness. May cause mild eye irritation.
Skin: May cause mild skin irritation. Not expected to cause an allergic skin reaction.
A single prolonged skin exposure is not likely to result in the material being absorbed in harmful amounts.
Ingestion: May cause irritation of the digestive tract.
Inhalation: May cause respiratory tract irritation. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully
investigated. May cause drowsiness, unconsciousness, and central nervous system depression. Vapors
may cause dizziness or suffocation.
Chronic: No information found.
Immediate medical attention and special treatment

Consult a physician. Treat symptomatically and supportively.
SECTION 5: FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES
Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media: For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray or alcohol-resistant
foam. Use water spray to cool fire-exposed containers. Water may be ineffective.
For large fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, alcohol-resistant foam, or water
spray.
Unsuitable extinguishing media: Do not use straight streams of water.
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Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

Extremely flammable liquid and vapor. Pay attention to flashback. Containers may explode in the heat of a fire.
Vapours are heavier than air and may spread along floors, can spread along the ground and collect in low or confined areas.
Vapors may form an explosive mixture with air. Vapors can travel to a source of ignition and flash back.
Hazardous combustion products: carbon monoxide carbon dioxide.
Special protective equipment and precautions for firefighters

As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, and full protective gear.
Use water spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool.
SECTION 6: ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Avoid breathing vapors, mist or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation. Remove all sources of ignition.
Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Beware of vapours accumulating to form explosive concentrations.
Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Environmental precautions
Shall not handle chemicals without emissions to the environment.
Methods and material for containment and cleaning up

Absorb spill with inert material (e.g. vermiculite, sand or earth), then place in suitable container.
Remove all sources of ignition. Use a spark-proof tool. A vapor suppressing foam may be used to reduce vapors.
Water spray may reduce vapor but may not prevent ignition in closed spaces.
Reference to other sections

See Section 7 for information on safe handling.
See Section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.
See Section 13 for information on disposal.
SECTION 7: HANDLING AND STORAGE
Precautions for safe handling

Wash thoroughly after handling. Use only in a well-ventilated area.
Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Keep container tightly closed. Empty containers retain product residue, (liquid and/or vapor), and can be dangerous.
Take precautionary measures against static discharges. Ground and bond containers when transferring material.
Do not pressurize, cut, weld, braze, solder, drill, grind, or expose empty containers to heat, sparks or open flames.
Conditions for safe storage

Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Keep away from sources of ignition.
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
SECTION 8 : EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Control parameters
Exposure limit values:
CAS# 616-38-6 No exposure limit values established by ACGIH, NIOSH, and OSHA.
Appropriate engineering controls

Provide exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls to keep the airborne concentrations of vapors below their
respective threshold limit value. Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are proximal to the work-station location.
Use adequate general or local explosion-proof ventilation to keep airborne levels to acceptable levels.
Individual protection measures - personal protective equipment
Eye/face protection: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye
and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166.
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Skin protection: Wear appropriate protective gloves and clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respiratory
protection:
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29 CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149.
Use a NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator if exposure limits are
exceeded or if irritation or other symptoms are experienced.
Environmental exposure controls

Do not allow material to be released to the environment without the proper governmental permits.
SECTION 9: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Information on basic physical and chemical properties
Molecular formula: C3H6O3
Molecular weight: 90.08
Appearance: Liquid.
Colour: Colourless.
Odour: Pleasant odor.
pH: No data available.
Melting point: 2~4 c
Boiling point: 90 C at 760 mm Hg
Flash point: 18 c
Vapour pressure: 53 hPa, at 20 C
Density: 1.0690 g/cm
3

Water solubility: Insoluble.
Partition coefficient, n-octanol/water: Log Pow = 0.23
Auto-ignition temperature: 458 c
Explosive properties: 4.22 vol.% ~ 12.87 vol.%
Decomposition temperature: No data available.
Additional information
Not available.
SECTION 10: STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Chemical stability
Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Possibility of hazardous reactions

Reacts violently with oxidants and potassium tert-butoxide causing fire hazard.
The substance decomposes on burning producing irritating fumes.
Conditions to avoid
Incompatible materials, ignition sources, excess heat, flames and sparks.
Incompatible materials
Strong oxidizing agents, potassium tert-butoxide.
Hazardous decomposition products

Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions. - Carbon monoxide, Carbon oxides.
SECTION 11: TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Information on the likely routes of exposure
Acute toxicity:
Acute oral toxicity: LD50 = 13000 mg/kg (rat) (HSDB);
Acute oral toxicity: LD50 = 6000 mg/kg (mouse);
Acute inhalation toxicity: LC50 > 140 mg/l/4h (rat) (IUCLID);
Acute dermal toxicity: LD50 > 5000 mg/kg (rabbit) (IUCLID);
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Skin corrosion/irritation:
Skin, rabbit: not irritating (IUCLID);
Serious eye damage/irritation:
Eyes, rabbit: slightly irritating (IUCLID);
Respiratory or skin sensitization:
No sensitizing effects known.
Additional Information:
RTECS #: FG0450000
Delayed and immediate effects/chronic effects
Chronic effects: on humans, may cause damage to the following organs: central nervous system (CNS).
CMR effects (Carcinogenicity, Mutagenicity and Toxicity for Reproduction)

Carcinogenicity: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, or NTP.
Mutagenicity (mammal cell test): chromosome aberration. Result: negative.
SECTION 12: ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Ecotoxicity
Acute toxicity Effect dose Exposure time Species Method
Acute fish toxicity: LC50 = 1000 mg/l 96 h Leuciscus idus (Golden orfe) Other
Acute daphnia toxicity: Quantitative data on the ecological toxicity of this product are not available.
Acute bacteria toxicity: Quantitative data on the ecological toxicity of this product are not available.
Persistence and degradability

Biodegradability: 88 %, 28 d (OECD 301 C)
Result: Readily biodegradable.
Bioaccumulative potential
No appreciable bioaccumulation potential is to be expected (log Pow <1).
Mobility in soil
Based on best current information, there is no data components known associated with this product.
Other adverse effects

Do not allow to enter waters, waste water, or soil!
SECTION 13: DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Waste treatment methods

Burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber but exert extra care in igniting as this material is
highly flammable. Observe all federal, state, and local environmental regulations. Contact a licensed professional waste
disposal service to dispose of this material.
Additional information

A small amount of leakage: the sand, vermiculite or other inert materials to absorb. Open the collection to the place of burial,
evaporation, or incineration.
Substantial leak: to build a dike or trench to accept; foam coverage, lower vapor disasters. Ex pump used to transfer tankers
or exclusive collector, the recovery or treatment to the waste disposal sites.
SECTION 14: TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Land transport (ADR/RID)
UN-No.: 1161
Official transport designation: DIMETHYL CARBONATE
Class: 3
Classification code: F1
Packing group: II
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Hazard label: 3
Sea transport (IMDG-Code)
Proper Shipping Name: DIMETHYL CARBONATE
Class: 3
UN-No.: 1161
Packing group: II
EmS No.: F-E, S-D
Marine pollutant: No
Air transport (ICAO-TI/IATA-DGR)
Proper Shipping Name: DIMETHYL CARBONATE
Class: 3
UN-No.: 1161
Packing group: II
Additional information

Not available.
SECTION 15: REGULATORY INFORMATION
US federal and state regulations
TSCA: CAS# 616-38-6 is listed on the TSCA Inventory.
SARA Title III: Section 302(Extremely Hazardous Substances): None of the chemicals in this product have a
TPQ.
Section 313: No chemicals are reportable under Section 313.
California Prop 65: None of the chemicals in this product are listed.
Connecticut hazardous
material survey:
CAS# 616-38-6 in this product is listed.
Pennsylvania RTK: CAS# 616-38-6 in this product is listed.
Florida: CAS# 616-38-6 in this product is listed.
Massachusetts RTK: CAS# 616-38-6 in this product is listed.
New Jersey: CAS# 616-38-6 in this product is listed.
HMIS (U.S.A.)
Health Hazard: 2
Fire Hazard: 3
Reactivity 0
Personal Protection: j
National fire protection association (U.S.A.)
Health: 1
Flammability: 3
Reactivity: 0
Specific hazard: -
European union regulations
EINECS: CAS# 616-38-6 is listed on the Inventory
DSD/DPD: CAS# 616-38-6 is listed on the DSD Inventory
Classification: F; R11
Labelling: Symbol(s):
F: Highly flammable.
R-phrase(s): R11 Highly flammable.
S-phrase(s): S2 Keep out of the reach of children.
S9 Keep container in a well-ventilated place.
S16 Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking.
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China regulation
IECSC: CAS# 616-38-6 is listed on the IECSC inventory.
HS Code: 2920909090
Hazardous Chemicals Class: III
International regulations
Canada - DSL: CAS# 616-38-6 is listed on the Inventory.
WHMIS (Canada): CLASS B-2: Flammable liquid with a flash point lower than 37.8C (100F).
Other chemical inventories
Australia AICS: CAS# 616-38-6 is listed on the Inventory.
New Zealand: CAS# 616-38-6 is listed on the Inventory.
Japan ENCS (MITI): CAS# 616-38-6 is listed on the Inventory.
Korea ECL: CAS# 616-38-6 is listed on the Inventory.
SECTION 16: OTHER INFORMATION
Relevant H-statement(s)
H225 Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
Revision information

Date of previous revision: Not applicable.
Date of this revision: 05/17/2010
Revision summary: New MSDS
Abbreviations and acronyms
GHS Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals.
CAS: Chemical Abstracts Service (division of the American Chemical Society).
EINECS: European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances.
RID: European Rail Transport.
IMDG: International Maritime Code for Dangerous Goods.
IATA: International Air Transport Association.
OSHA: The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
TSCA: Toxic Substances Control Act, The American chemical inventory.
HMIS Hazardous Materials Identification System set by OSHA
DSD/DPD: Dangerous Substance Directive (67/548/EEC)/Dangerous Preparation Directive (1999/45/EC).
IECSC: Inventory of existing chemical substances in China.
HS Code: The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System by World Customs Organization.
DSL: Domestic Substances List, The Canadian chemical inventory.
WHMIS Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System on Health Canada's Web site.
AICS: The Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances.
ECL: Existing Chemicals List, the Korean chemical inventory.
MITI: Japanese Existing and New Chemical Substances
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