Alco Chemicals

General Information:
CAS Number 115 - 77 - 5
EINECS Number 204 - 104 - 9
Chemical Name Tetra Methylol Methane
Chemical Classification Polyhydric alcohol, polyol
Synonyms PE ; Penta ; 2,2-bis hydroxymethyl-1,3-propanediol ; pentaerythrite ; tetrahydroxymethyl methane ; monopentaerythritol ; tetrakis (hydroxymethyl) methane ; pentaerythritol.
Formula C(CH2OH)4
Molecular weight 136.15
Shipping Name Pentaerythritol.
Codes / Label Not applicable
Hazardous Waste ID No. Not applicable.
Hazchem Code Not applicable.
UN Number No number assigned. This product is not regulated under this code.
Description White, free flowing crystalline powder.
Product uses
As a raw-material for alkyd resins ; used in the manufacture of high quality oil based surface coatings. As a raw-material for rosin and tall oil esters, used in the manufacture of high quality oil based varnishes. As a raw-material to C5 - C11 mono carboxylic acid esters, components for synthetic aircraft gas turbine lubricants. Pentaerythritol is a raw-material for plasticizers, heat stabilizers, intumescents used in flame retardent paints, chlorinated polyether resins and multifunctional acrylatemonomers.
Product Specification: PE 96 PE 98 PE 98.5 PE -NG
Mono Pentaerythritol, % w/w min. 96.00 98.00 98.50 99.20
Di-pentaerythritol, % w/w max. 1.50 0.40 0.20 0.20
Other organic matters, % w/w max. 2.00 1.20 1.20 0.40
Melting point, oC min. 240 252 254 257
Moisture, % w/w max. 0.50 0.20 0.20 0.20
Ash, % w/w max. 0.10 0.015 0.01 0.01
PE-Phthalate colour (GS) 2 - 3 1 - 2 1 1
Hydroxyl value, % w/w min. 48.00 49.00 49.20 49.40
For alkyd resins, rosin and tall oil esters, plasticizers, synthetic lubricants, printing ink, synthetic rubber, stabilizer for plastics, modified drying oils.
25 Kg. HDPE bags with loose polythene liner inside.
500 Kg. HDPE Jumbo bags.
This information is based on our present state of knowledge and is intended to provide general notes on our products and their uses. It should therefore, not be construed as guaranteeing specific properties of the products described or their suitability for a particular application. Any existing industrial property rights must be observed. The quality of our product is guaranteed under our General Conditions of Sale.
Material safety data sheet (According to 91/155 EC)
1. Identification of the substance / preparation and of the company / undertaking:
Product details:
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
Fax: +91 22 28470235
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Further information obtainable from Information in case of emergency Safety Department
Tel: +91 2646 668869
2. Composition/ information on ingredients:
CAS Number Identification Number(s)
115-77-5 Pentaerythritol EINECS Number 204-104-9
3. Hazard identification:
Hazard description
Not applicable.
Information concerning particular hazard for human and environment
No data available
4. First-aid measures:
After inhalation
Supply fresh air, consult doctor in case of complaints.
After skin contact
Generally the product does not irritate the skin.
After eye contact
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water.
After swallowing
Rinse out mouth and then drink plenty of water.
5. Fire-fighting measures:
Suitable extinguishing agents
CO2 , Powder or water spray. Fight larger fires with water spray or alcohol resistant foam.
6. Accidental release measures:
Person-related safety precautions
Use respiratory protective device.
Measures for cleaning/collecting
Dispose contaminated material as waste according to item 13.
7. Handling and storage:
Information for safe handling
Prevent dust formation.
Information about fire and explosion protection
Dust can form explosive mixture with air.
Requirements to be met by store rooms and receptacles
Store in a cool location.
8. Exposure controls / protection:
Ingredients with limit values that require monitoring at the work place: Not required.
115-77-5 Pentaerythritol
Short term value *20mg/m3
Long term value * 10mg, ** 4 mg/m3
* total inhalable dust, ** respirable dust.
Personal protective equipment  
General protective and hygienic measures
The usual precautionary measures are to be followed when handling chemicals.
Respiratory protection Suitable respiratory protective devise recommended.
Protection of hands Natural rubber gloves
Eye protection Safety goggles.
9. Physical and chemical properties:
General information:  
Crystalline powder
Odour Odourless
Change in condition  
Melting point / Melting Range >240oC
Boiling Point / Boiling range --
Flash point: 240oC
Density AT 20oC 1396 KG/m3
Ignition temperature 390oC
Bulk density at 20oC 700 - 885 Kg/m3
Solubility in / Miscibility with water at 20oC 50 g/l
Partition coefficient (n-octanol/water) 1.7 log POW
10. Stability & Reactivity:
Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided No decomposition if used according to specifications.
Dangerous reactions Not known.
Dangerous decomposition products No dangerous decomposition products known.
11. Toxicological information:
Acute toxicity:  
LD/LC50 values relevant for classification: Oral/LD 50 / approx.
19500 mg/kg(rat)
Primary irritant effect: --
On the skin No irritating effect.
On the eyes No irritating effect.
Sensitization No sensitizing effect known.
12. Ecological information:
Information about elimination (Persistence and degradability):
Other information The product is bio-degradable.
Behaviour in environmental systems:
Mobility and bio-accumulation potential: Due to the distribution coefficient, n-octanol/water, an accumulation in organisms is not expected.
Ecological effects: Harmless to fish upto the tested concentration.
General Notes:
Water hazard class 1 (German Regulation)
(Assessment by list): Slightly hazardous for water.
13. Disposal conditions:
This produce, when spilled/disposed, is a non-hazardous, solid waste as defined in Resources Conservationj Recovery Act Regulation (RCRA). Dispose of waste containers and unused contents in accordance with official regulations.
14. Transit information:
Land transport ADR/RID (cross-border).
ADR/RID class: -- Not regulated
15. Regulatory information:
Labeling according to EU guidelines
The produce is not subjected to classification according to EU lists and other known sources of literature. Observe general safety regulations for handling chemicals.
National regulations (air) Class - III Share %: 100.0
Water hazard class Water hazard Class 1 (Assessment list): Slightly hazardous for water.
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.