May be use to comply with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard,
29CFR 1910.1200. Standard must be consulted for specific requirements.
MSDS Date: 7/1/2012
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Penn A Kem LLC
Synonyms: QO® Furan, stabilized furan,
Memphis, TN 38108
Emergency Number, CHEMTREC
Information, if inside US:
800 424 9300
(877) 895 7366
Danger. Extremely flammable, highly toxic, colorless to light yellow color, liquid.
Inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion.
May cause eye irritation.
May cause skin irritation. May cause skin allergy.
May cause irritation of the digestive tract.
May cause respiratory tract irritation. May cause build-up of fluid in the lungs.
Listed by IARC as 2B, Possibly carcinogenic to humans
Listed by NTP as reasonably anticipated to cause cancer.
Listed by OSHA as select carcinogen.
Liver, kidneys, G.I. system, vapors are CNS depressant. May lower blood
Note: Avoid skin contact. Do not breath vapors. Handle in a closed piping system or in a laboratory hood.
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and
shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious
and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing
is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
Note to Physician:
Treat symptomatically and supportively.
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As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-
demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear.
During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal
decomposition or combustion. Vapors may be heavier than air. They can
spread along the ground and collect in low or confined areas.
Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire. Use dry chemical, carbon
dioxide, or appropriate foam. Water spray may be ineffective and may spread
2.3 vol% at 20°C.
14.3 vol% at 20°C.
Health: 3; Flammability: 4; Instability: 1
SECTION 6: Accidental Release Measures
Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Absorb spill with inert material (e.g. vermiculite, sand or earth), then place in
suitable container. Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in the
Protective Equipment section. Provide ventilation.
adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed.
Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Keep container closed when not in use. Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry,
well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
SECTION 8: Exposure Controls, Personal Protection
Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash
facility and a safety shower. Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne
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Personal Protective Equipment:
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.
Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and
ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed
whenever workplace conditions warrant respirator use.
SECTION 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
Clear, colorless to light yellow color.
Strong distinctive odor.
9.2 PSI at 20°C.
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid:
Incompatible materials, excess heat, strong oxidants.
Incompatibilities with other Materials:
Strong oxidizing agents.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon
Has not been reported.
SECTION 11: Toxicological Information
Rat, oral LD50, greater than 2 g/kg./ Rabbit, oral LD50, 234 mg/kg,
Rat, LC50 3400 ppm/1hr (Hazelton), Mouse LC50 43 ppm/1 hr (AIHAAP)
Listed by IARC as 2B, possibly carcinogenic to humans
Listed by NTP as reasonably anticipated to cause cancer .
Listed by OSHA as S, select carcinogen
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Target organ liver, kidney, gastrointestinal.
SECTION 11: Toxicological Information Cont’d
No information available.
No information available.
EC mutagenic cat 3
Ames test negative.
SECTION 12: Ecological Information
Ecotoxicity: LC50 (96 hr): 61 mg/l (Pimephales Promelas).
WGK: 2 (internal classification).
SECTION 13: Disposal Considerations
Chemical waste generators must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified as a hazardous waste.
generators must consult state and local hazardous waste regulations to ensure complete and accurate
classification. Per 261.33(f) furan carries a U124 code.
Flammable Liquid, toxic
I (RQ = 100 lbs.)
I (RQ = 100 lbs.)
SECTION 15: Regulatory Information
Furan is listed on the TSCA inventory.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule:
None of the chemicals in this product have SNUR under TSCA.
None of the chemicals in this product are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
CERLA Hazardous Substances and Corresponding RQs:
Furan has an RQ of 100 lbs.
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SARA Section 302 (Superfund
Furan has TPQ of 500.
313 Reportable Ingredients:
Furan is reportable under Section 313.
Health & Safety Reporting List:
None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules:
None of the chemicals are under a Chemical Test Rule.
This material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants, Class 1 Ozone depletors, or
Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous Substances, Priority
Pollutants, or Toxic Pollutants under the CWA.
OSHA considers furan to be highly hazardous.
California Prop 65:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed.
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives:
Extremely flammable, Toxic
R45 May cause cancer
R26/27/28 Very toxic by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed. Extremely
(show the label where possible).
S 28A, In case of skin contact, wash immediately with plenty of water.
2 (internal classification).
Furan is listed on the DSL or NDSL list.
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List:
SECTION 16: Additional Information
7/1/2012 Updated SARA 313
The data contained herein is based on information currently available to Penn A Kem, and believed to be factual and the opinions
assumes legal responsibility.