Ethyl Alcohol ( Grade-2, Class-B )

General Information:
CAS Number 64 - 17 - 5
EINECS Number 200 - 578 - 6
Chemical Name Ethyl Alcohol
Chemical Classification Monohydric aliphatic alcohol
Ethanol, grain alcohol; fermentation alcohol; alcohol; methylcarbinol; absolute alcohol, anhydrous alcohol; ethyl hydrate; ethyl hydroxide; molasses alcohol; spirit; teesol.
Formula C2H6O
Molecular weight 46.07
Shipping Name Ethyl alcohol; ethanol
Codes / Label Flammable liquid, class - 3; 3.2
Hazardous Waste ID No. 5
Hazchem Code 2 [5] E
UN Number 1170
Description Colourless liquid with pleasant odour.
Product uses
As solvent in laboratory and industry; in the manufacturing of denatured alcohol in perfumery, in organic systhesis; as octane booster in gasoline; pharmaceutics aid.
Product Specifications:
Specifications Limits
Ethyl alcohol, % v/v min. 94.18
Moisture, % w/v max. 06.80
Specific gravity, 15 / 15 oC 00.818
Acidity (as CH3COOH), % w/w max. 00.01
Residue on evaporation, % w/w max. 00.01
Aldehyde (as CH3CHO), % w/w max. 00.10
Denaturant, % v/v
Nature & quantity of denaturant as per customer's specific requirements.
In process industries, as per the requirement of customers; unfit for consumption as beverages.
35 Lts. or 220 Lts. Capacity HDPE, UNapproved carboys.
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Material safety data sheet (According to 91/155 EC)
1. Identification of the substance / preparation and of the company / undertaking:
Product details:
Chemical name/ formula ETHYL ALCOHOL; C2H6O
Manufacturer / Supplier  
Kanoria Chemicals & Industries Ltd.

3407 GIDC Industrial Estate,
Ankleshwar 393 002 (Gujarat), India
Tel:+91 2646 668801-04
Fax: +91 2646 251816
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Kanoria Chemicals & Industries Ltd.

A-304/305/306, Universal Business Park,
Chandivali Farm Road, Off Saki Vihar Road,
Near Kamani Oil Mills, Saki Naka, Andheri (East),
Mumbai 400 072 (Maharashtra), India.
Tel: +91 22 28470216, 28470217
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2. Composition / information on ingredients:
Description CAS No. EINECS Number
Ethyl Alcohol (Ethanol) 64 - 17 - 5 200-578-6
3. Hazard identification:
Hazard description Flammable material. Forms explosive mixtures with air. Containers may explode in heat of fire. Causes skin and eye irritation. Ingestion can cause nausea, vomiting and inebriation.
Chronic Exposure Can cause liver damage
Carcinogen city (NTP/IARC/OSHA) No
4. First-aid measures:
After inhalation
Remove to fresh air. Resuscitate if not breathing. Get medical attention.
After skin contact Remove contaminated clothing. Wash with soap and water.
After eye contact
Immediately flush opened eye with plenty of running water for at least 15 minutes.
After swallowing
Do not induce vomiting. Nothing by mouth if unconscious. Get medical attention immediately.
5. Fire-fighting measures:
Suitable extinguishing agents
Water fog, carbon-oxide, foam or dry chemical powder.
6. Accidental release measures:
Person-related safety precautions
Proper protective equipment and respiratory device. Eliminate sources of ignition.
Measures for cleaning/collecting
Shut-off sources of ignition; no flares, smoking or flames in area. Stop leakage if possible. Use water spray for dilution. Take up with inert material into container for disposal according to item 13.
7. Handling and storage:
Information for safe handling
Avoid breathing vapours; avoid contact with eyes and skin. Decontaminate soiled clothing before reuse.
Information about fire and explosion protection
Flammable liquid. Closed containers exposed to heat may explode.
Requirements to be met by store rooms and receptacles
Store in tightly closed containers in a dry, cool, well-ventilated, flammable liquid area, conforming to conditions of OSHA Class 1B requirements. Keep away from oxidizing agents, acids, and acid chlorides. Do not store in aluminum containers above 45oC.
8. Exposure controls / protection:
64 - 17 - 5 Ethyl Alcohol, Ethanol
1 gm/m3
1 gm/m3
Personal protective equipment Proper protective equipment.
Respiratory protection Self-contained breathing apparatus.
Protection of hands Protective gloves of natural rubber.
Eye protection Safety glasses / Chemical safety goggles.
9. Physical and chemical properties:
General information:
Odour Specific
Change in condition  
Melting point / Melting range -1140C
Boiling Point / Boiling range 780C
Flash point: (TCC) 13.30C
Explosive limits Upper: 19.0%; Lower: 3.3%
Auto ignition temperature 3610C
Vapour pressure (mmHg): 43.9 at 680F
Vapour density (Air=1) 1.6
Specific gravity at 25oC 0.79
Evaporation rate and Ref 1.6 (n-Butyl acetate-1)
Solubility in water/Miscibility with water at 20oC Complete.
10. Stability & Reactivity:
This product is stable. Keep away from high heat, open flames and other sources of ignition. Keep away from strong oxidizing agents, acids, acid chlorides, ammonia, and alkali materials. Forms explosive mixtures with air.
Dangerous decomposition products Carbon monoxide may form on incomplete combustion.
11. Toxicological information:
Acute toxicity:  
LD/LC50 values relevant for classification: Oral/LD 50: 7060 mg/kg (Rat)
Primary irritant effect:  
On the skin Irritant
On the eye Irritant
Sensitization Not known
12. Ecological information:
Environmental toxicity Data not available.
Environmental fate Data not available.
13. Disposal conditions:
Whatever cannot be recycled, should be absorbed in inert absorbent, containerized and transferred to appropriate and approved waste disposal facility. Dispose waste, containers and unused contents in accordance with official requirements.
14. Transit information:
UN number 1170; class: 3, 3.2
Packing Group II, Label: Flammable liquid.
15. Regulatory information:
Observe general safety regulations for handling flammable chemicals.
16. Other information:
Kanoria Chemicals & Industries Limited provides the information contained herein in good faith, but makes no representation as to its comprehensiveness or accuracy. This document is intended only as a guide to the appropriate precautionary handling of the material by a properly trained person using this product. Individuals receiving the information must exercise their independent judgment in determining its appropriateness for a particular purpose.Kanoria chemicals & industries limited makes no representations or warranties, either express or implied, including without limitation any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose with respect to the information set forth herein or the product to which the information refers. accordingly, kanoria chemicals & industries limited will not be responsible for damages resulting from use of or reliance upon this information.
Department issuing MSDS: Safety Department
Date of Issue: 01-07-2012 Date of Revision: 30-06-2015
This document is valid for 03 years from the date of issue, and is bound to be canceled, if not revised on or before the date of revision.