DOW CORNING CORPORATION        -- 53936, METHOCEL E4M PREMIUM HYDROXYPROPYL (SU
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MSDS Safety Information 
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FSC: 6810
MSDS Date: 04/23/1999
MSDS Num: CJXVL
LIIN: 00N093373
Product ID: 53936, METHOCEL E4M PREMIUM HYDROXYPROPYL (SUPDAT)
MFN: 01
Responsible Party
Cage: 71984
Name: DOW CORNING CORPORATION
Address: SOUTH SAGINAW ROAD
City: MIDLAND MI 48674
Info Phone Number: 800-258-2436
Emergency Phone Number: 517-636-4400
Resp. Party Other MSDS No.: 000055
Review Ind: Y
Published: Y
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Contractor Summary 
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Cage: 71984
Name: DOW CORNING CORP
Address: 2200 W SALZBURG RD
City: AUBURN MI 48611
Phone: 517-496-4388
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Item Description Information 
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Ingredients 
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Cas: 9004-65-3
RTECS #: NF9125000
Name: HYDROXYPROPYL METHYL CELLULOSE ETHER; (HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE)
% low Wt: 85.
% high Wt: 99.
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Cas: 7732-18-5
RTECS #: ZC0110000
Name: WATER
% low Wt: 1.
% high Wt: 10.
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Cas: 7647-14-5
RTECS #: VZ4725000
Name: SODIUM CHLORIDE
% low Wt: .5
% high Wt: 5.
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Health Hazards Data 
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LD50 LC50 Mixture: LD50 (ORAL,RAT): >10,000 MG/KG
Route Of Entry Inds - Inhalation: YES
Skin: YES
Ingestion: YES
Carcinogenicity Inds - NTP: NO
IARC: NO
OSHA: NO
Effects of Exposure: EYE: ESSENTIALLY NONIRRITATING TO EYES. SOLID OR DUST MAY
  CAUSE IRRITATION OR CORNEAL INJURY DUE TO MECHANICAL ACTION. SKIN:
  ESSENTIALLY NONIRRITATING TO SKIN. A SINGLE PROLONGED EXPOSURE IS NOT LIKEL Y
  TO RESULT IN THE MATERIAL BEING ABSORBED THROUGH SKIN IN HARMFUL AMOUNTS.
  INGESTION: SINGLE DOSE ORAL TOXICITY IS CONSIDERED TO BE LOW. NO HAZARDS
  ANTICIPATED FROM SWALLOWING SMALL AMOUNTS INCIDENTA L TO NORMAL HANDLING
  OPERATIONS. INHALATION: SINGLE EXPOSURE TO DUST IS NOT LIKELY TO BE
  HAZARDOUS. SYSTEMIC (OTHER TARGET ORGANS) EFFECTS: REPEATED INGESTION OF
  SIMILAR CELLULOSICS BY HUMANS HAS NOT  RESULTED IN KNOWN (EFTS OF OVEREXP)
Signs And Symptions Of Overexposure: HLTH HAZ: SIGNIFICANT ADVERSE EFFECTS.
  CANCER INFORMATION: SIMILAR CELLULOSICS DID NOT CAUSE CANCER IN LONG-TERM
  ANIMAL STUDIES. TERATOLOGY (BIRTH DEFECTS): BIRTH DEFECTS ARE UNLIKELY.
  EXPOSURES HAVIN G NO ADVERSE EFFECTS ON THE MOTHER SHOULD HAVE NO EFFECT ON
  THE FETUS. REPRODUCTIVE EFFECTS: IN ANIMAL STUDIES, A SIMILAR CELLULOSIC HAS
  BEEN SHOWN NOT TO INTERFERE WITH REPRODUCTION.
First Aid: EYE: FLUSH EYES WITH PLENTY OF WATER FOR AT LEAST 15 MINUTES;
  MECHANICAL EFFECTS ONLY. SKIN: WASH OFF IN FLOWING WATER OR SHOWER.
  INGESTION: NO ADVERSE EFFECTS ANTICIPATED BY THIS ROUTE OF EXPOSURE IN
  CIDENTAL TO PROPER INDUSTRIAL HANDLING. INHALATION: NO ADVERSE AFFECTS
  ANTICIPATED BY THIS ROUTE OF EXPOSURE.
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Handling and Disposal
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Spill Release Procedures: PROTECT PEOPLE: MATERIAL BECOMES SLIPPERY WHEN WET.
  PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT: CONTAIN SPILLED MATERIAL TO PREVENT CONTAMINATION OF
  SOIL, SURFACE WATER OR GROUND WATER. CLEANUP: SPILLS SHOULD BE CLEANED  UP
  IMMEDIATELY USING CARE TO MINIMIZE GENERATION OF AIRBORNE DUST.
Waste Disposal Methods: DO NOT DUMP INTO ANY SEWERS, ON GROUND/INTO ANY BODY OF
  H*2O. ALL DISP METHODS MUST BE IN COMPLIANCE W/ALL FED, STATE/PROVINCIAL
  & LOC LAWS & REGS. REGS MAY VARY IN DIFFERENT LOCATIONS. WASTE
  CHARACTE RIZATIONS & COMPLIANCE W/APPIC LAWS ARE RESPONSIBILITY SOLELY OF
  WASTE GENERATOR. DOW CHEMICAL COMPA NY HAS NO CONTROL OVER MANAGEMENT (OTHER
  PREC)
Handling And Storage Precautions: HANDLING: GOOD HOUSEKEEPING AND CONTROLLING
  OF DUSTS ARE NECESSARY FOR SAFE HANDLING OF PRODUCT. NO SMOKING, OR FLAMES OR
  SOURCE OF IGNITION IN HANDLING AND STORAGE AREA. STORAGE: STORE IN A DRY
  PLACE . STORE BELOW 90 F (32C).
Other Precautions: WASTE DISP METH: PRACTICES/MFG PROCESSES OF PARTIES
  HANDLING/USING THIS MATL. INFO PRESENTED HERE PERTAINS ONLY TO PROD AS
  SHIPPED IN ITS INTENDED CONDITION AS DESCRIBED IN MSDS SECTION 2 (INGREDIENTS
  ). FOR UNUSED & UNCONTAMINATED PROD, PREFERRED OPTIONS INCLUDE SENDING TO
  LICENSED, PERMITTED: RECYC LER, (SUPDAT)
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Fire and Explosion Hazard Information 
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Extinguishing Media: WATER, CARBON DIOXIDE AND DRY CHEMICAL.
Fire Fighting Procedures: USE NIOSH APPRVD SCBA & FULL PROT EQUIP (FP N).
  IF PROT EQUIP IS NOT AVAIL/NOT USED, FIGHT FIRE FROM PROTECTED LOCATION/SAFE
  DISTANCE. KEEP PEOPLE AWAY. ISOLATE FIRE AREA & DENY UNNEC ENTRY. SOAK
  THOR OUGHLY W/H*2O TO COOL & PVNT RE-IGNITION. COOL SURROUNDING W/H*2O TO
  LOCALIZE FIRE ZONE. HAND HELD CARBON (OTHER INFO)
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard: OTHER FLAMMABILITY INFO: MECH HNDLG CAN CAUSE
  FORMATION OF DUSTS. TO REDUCE PROTENTIAL FOR DUST EXPLOSION, DO NOT PERMIT
  DUST TO ACCUM. MATL CAN BE IGNITED BY STATIC DISCHARGE. ELECTRICALLY GROUND
  ALL  EQUIP. DO NOT PERMIT DUST TO ACCUM. DUST LAYERS CAN BE IGNITED BY SPONT
  COMBUST/OTHER IGNITION SOURCES. (OTHER INFO)
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Control Measures 
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Respiratory Protection: ATMOSPHERIC LEVELS SHOULD BE MAINTAINED BELOW THE
  EXPOSURE GUIDELINE. IN DUSTY ATMOSPHEREES, USE A NIOSH APPROVED DUST
  RESPIRATOR. EXPOSURE GUIDELINES: HYDROXYPROPYL METHYL CELLULOSE: DOW IHG IS
  10 MG /M3.
Ventilation: PROVIDE GENERAL AND/OR LOCAL EXHAUST VENTILATION TO CONTROL
  AIRBORNE LEVELS BELOW THE EXPOSURE GUIDELINES.
Protective Gloves: IMPERVIOUS GLOVES (FP N).
Eye Protection: ANSI APPROVED CHEMICAL WORKERS GOGGLES (FP N).
Other Protective Equipment: ANSI APPROVED EYE WASH AND DELUGE SHOWER (FP N). NO
  PRECAUTIONS OTHER THAN CLEAN BODY-COVERING CLOTHING SHOULD BE NEEDED.
Supplemental Safety and Health: MFR'S TRADE NAME/PART #: METHYLCELLULOSE. OTHER
  PREC: RECLAIMER, INCINERATOR/LANDFILL. AS SERVICE TO ITS CUSTOMERS, DOW CAN
  PROVIDE NAMES OF INFO RESOURCES TO HELP IDENTIFY WASTE MANAGEMENT COMPANIES 
  & OTHER FACILITIES WHICH RECYCLE, REPROCESS/MANAGE CHEM/PLASTICS, &
  THAT MANAGE USED DRUMS. (OTHER INFO)
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Physical/Chemical Properties 
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Appearance and Odor: WHITE TO OFF-WHITE FREE-FLOWING POWDER; ODOR: NOT
  AVAILABLE.
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Reactivity Data 
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Stability Indicator: YES
Stability Condition To Avoid: PRODUCT CAN DECOMPOSE AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES.
Materials To Avoid: AVOID CONTACT WITH OXIDIZING MATERIALS. AVOID CONTACT WITH
  STRONG ACIDS, STRONG BASES.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS DEPEND UPON
  TEMPERATURE, AIR SUPPLY AND THE PRESENCE OF OTHER MATERIALS.
Hazardous Polymerization Indicator: NO
Conditions To Avoid Polymerization: WILL NOT OCCUR.
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Toxicological Information 
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Toxicological Information: (SEE SECTION 3 HEALTH HAZARDS SECTION. FOR DETAILED
  TOXICOLOGICAL DATA, WRITE OR CALL THE ADDRESS OR NON-EMERGENCY NUMBER SHOWN
  IN SECTION 1). MUTAGENICITY: FOR METHYLCELLULOSE, A SIMILAR CELLULOSIC:  IN
  VITRO MUTAGENICITY STUDIES WERE NEGATIVE; ANIMAL MUTAGENICITY STUDIES WERE
  NEGATIVE.
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Ecological Information 
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Ecological: (FOR DETAILED ECOLOGICAL DATA, WRITE OR CALL THE ADDRESS OR
  NON-EMERGENCY NUMBER SHOWN IN SECTION 1). ENVIRONMENTAL FATE MOVEMENT &
  PARTITIONING: NO BIOCONCENTRATION IS EXPECTED BECAUSE OF THE RELATIV ELY HIGH
  MOLECULAR WEIGHT (MW GREATER THAN 1000). DEGRADATION & PERSISTENCE: BASED
  ON INFORMATION FOR METHOCELLULOSE. BIODEGRADATION MAY OCCUR UNDER AEROBIC
  CONDITIONS (IN THE PRESENCE OF OXYGEN). THE  HALF-LIFE IN ACTIVATED SLUDGE IS
  LESS THAN 20 DAYS. ECOTOXICITY: NOT EXPECTED TO BE ACUTELY TOXIC.
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MSDS Transport Information 
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Transport Information: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATON (DOT): THIS PRODUCT IS NOT
  REGULATED BY DOT WHEN SHIPPED DOMESTICALLY BY LAND. CANADIAN TDG INFORMATION:
  FOR TDG REGULATORY INFORMATION, IF REQUIRED, CONSULT TRANSPORTATION 
  REGULATIONS, PRODUCT SHIPPED PAPERS, OR YOUR DOW REPRESENTATIVE.
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Regulatory Information 
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Sara Title III Information: TO THE BEST OF MFR'S KNOWLEDGE, THIS PRODUCT
  CONTAINS NO CHEMICAL SUBJECT TO SARA TITLE III SECTION 313 SUPPLIER
  NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS. SARA HAZARD CATEGORY: THIS PRODUCT HAS BEEN
  REVIEWED ACCORDI NG TO THE EPA "HAZARD CATEGORIES" PROMULGATED UNDER SECTION
  311 AND 312 OF THE SUPERFUND AMENDMENT AND REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 1986 (SARA
  TITLE III) AND IS CONSIDERED, UNDER APPLICABLE DEFINITIONS, TO  MEET THE
  FOLLOWING CATEGORIES: A FIRE HAZARD (DUE TO DUST EXPLOSION POTENTIAL).
Federal Regulatory Information: TOX SUBSTANCE CONTROL ACT (TSCA): ALL
  INGREDIENTS ARE ON THE TSCA INVENTORYOR ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE LISTED ON TSCA
  INVENTORY. OSHA HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD: THIS PRODUCT IS A "HAZARDOUS
  CHEMICAL " AS DEFINED BY OSHA HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD, 29 CFR
  1910.1200. CANADIAN REGULATIONS: W INFORMATION: CANADIAN WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS
  MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM (W) CLASSIFICATION FOR THIS  PRODUCT IS: THIS
  PRODUCT IS NOT A "CONTROLLED PRODUCT" UNDER W. CANADIAN TDG INFORMATION: FOR
  G UIDANCE, TRANSPORTATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS CLASSIFICATION FOR PRODUCT IS:
  NOT REGULATED.
State Regulatory Information: STATE RIGHT-TO-KNOW: THIS PRODUCT IS NOT KNOWN TO
  CONTAIN ANY SUBSTANCES SUBJECT TO THE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS OF NEW JERSEY
  AND PENNSYLVANIA.
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Other Information 
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Other Information: SUPDAT: TELEPHONE DOW'S CUSTOMER INFO CENTER AT 800-258-2436
  OR 517-832-1556 FOR FURTHER DETAILS. FIRE FIGHT PROC: DIOXIDE OR DRY CHEMICAL
  EXTINGUISHERS MAY BE USED FOR SMALL FIRES. DUST EXPLOSION HAZ ARD MAY RESULT
  FROM FORCEFUL APPLICATION OF FIRE EXTINGUISHING AGENT. EXPLO HAZ: WHEN
  SUSPENDED IN AIR DUST CAN POSE AN EXPLOSION HAZARD. OTHER INFO: MSDS STATUS:
  REVISED TO 16 SECTION FORMAT. EMERGEN CY OVERVIEW: WHITE TO OFF-WHITE,
  FREE-FLOWING POWDER. NO ODOR. DUST EXPLOSION HAZARD.
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HAZCOM Label 
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Product ID: 53936, METHOCEL E4M PREMIUM HYDROXYPROPYL (SUPDAT)
Cage: 71984
Company Name: DOW CORNING CORP
Street: 2200 W SALZBURG RD
City: AUBURN MI
Zipcode: 48611
Health Emergency Phone: 517-636-4400
Label Required IND: Y
Date Of Label Review: 01/03/2000
Status Code: A
Origination Code: F
Eye Protection IND: YES
Skin Protection IND: YES
Signal Word: CAUTION
Respiratory Protection IND: YES
Health Hazard: Slight
Contact Hazard: Slight
Fire Hazard: Slight
Reactivity Hazard: None
Hazard And Precautions: DUST EXPLOSION HAZARD. ACUTE: EYE: ESSENTIALLY
  NONIRRITATING. SOLID OR DUST MAY CAUSE IRRITATION OR CORNEAL INJURY DUE TO
  MECHANICAL ACTION. SKIN: ESSENTIALLY NONIRRITATING. A SINGLE PROLONGED
  EXPOSUR E IS NOT LIKELY TO RESULT IN THE MATERIAL BEING ABSORBED IN HARMFUL
  AMOUNTS. INGESTION: SINGLE DOSE ORAL TOXICITY IS CONSIDERED TO BE LOW. NO
  HAZARDS ANTICIPATED FROM SWALLOWING SMALL AMOUNTS INCIDENT AL TO NORMAL
  HANDLING OPERATIONS. INHALATION: SINGLE EXPOSURE TO DUST IS NOT LIKELY TO BE
  HAZARDOUS. CHRONIC: NONE LISTED BY MANUFACTURER.
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