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Material Safety Data Sheet

Identity: RM-TX, UR-TX, Toluene in Hexane Reference cell.
Cell Identities: 'TOL/HEX' and 'HEX'.

General Information

Manufactured by: Optiglass Ltd.,
52/54 Fowler Road,
Phone: +44 (0)20 8501 5550.
Date of preparation:
28 March 2001.
Prepared by:
John Hammond.

Ingredients/Identity Information
Blank cell is n-Hexane. Reference cell is 0.02% v/v Toluene in n-Hexane.
Physical/Chemical Characteristics
Appearance: Transparent liquid heat fusion sealed in a quartz cell, 3 ml.
Melting temperature: -95 ° C.
Boiling temperatiure: 69 ° C.
Density (g/ml): 0.66.
Vapor pressure: 100 mm Hg, 16 ° C.
Solubility in water: Practically insoluble.

Fire and Explosion Hazard
Flash point: -22 ° C.
Explosion limits: lower: 1.1 % upper: 7%.
Ignition temperature: 260 ° C.
Extinguishing Media: Foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide or vaporising liquids.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: none.
Unusual Fire and Explosion Procedures: none.

Reactivity Data
Stability: stable.
Conditions to avoid: Avoid contact with strong oxidizing agents.

Health Hazard Data
Route of Entry - Inhalation: no (sealed cells).
Route of Entry - Skin: no (sealed cells).
Route of Entry - Ingestion: no (sealed cells). Health hazard acute and chronic: Due to the small size and volume of the sealed cells and the complete sealing of the materials in quartz cells the only contact that can be made to the chemicals is through the breakage of the cells. The quartz shards would be more hazardous and must be handled as with any glass breakage.
Carcinogenicity: none.
Signs and symptoms of exposure: none.
Medical Conditions aggravated by exposure: possible skin irritation
Emergency and First Aid Procedures: In the event of breakage of any of cells, wash with water and safely dispose of the quartz pieces.

Precautions for Safe Handling and Use
Steps if Material Released/Spill: In the event of breakage of any of cells, wash with water and safely dispose of the quartz pieces.
Waste disposable method: The only waste generated by the breakage would be the quartz container. Dispose of the quartz pieces as you would for any broken laboratory glassware.
Precautions to be taken in Handling and Storing: none.

Control Measures
Respiratory Protection: none required.
Ventilation: none required.
Protective Gloves: Chemical resistant gloves.
Eye Protection: Chemical resistant goggles.
Other protective equipment: Have immediate availability of eye wash.
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