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Material Safety Data Sheet

SPI #04990-AB, 04990-DA, 04990-GA Platinum Paint

Section 01 Identification

Date Effective... February 16, 2009
                  (most recent revision)

Chemical Name/Synonyms...                              

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Product or Trade Name....  SPI #04990-AB
Chemical Name.................  Platinum Paint

Hazardous Material
Information System
Health 2 National Fire
Protection Association
Fire Hazard 3
Reactivity 0
Personal Protection
NFPA Rating:(estimated) Health: 2 ; Flammability: 3 ; Reactivity: 0 HMIS Rating: Health: 2 ; Flammability: 3 ; Reactivity: 0

Section 02 Composition

Component Name              CAS #       Percent     EINECS/ELINCS
1-Methoxy-2-propyl acetate  108-65-6    5-15%       203-603-9
N-Butyl acetate             123-86-4    10-20%      204-658-1
Platinum                    7440-06-4   >70%        231-116-1

Section 03 Hazard Identification

Emergency overview:

Appearance: Black/gray paste
Flash Point:  84°F (28°C)  
Warning! Flammable liquid and vapor. Vapor harmful. Inhalation may 
affect the brain or nervous system causing dizziness, headache or nausea. 

Routes of Entry: Skin contact, Inhalation, Ingestion, Eye contact

Potential Health Effects

Eye: May cause eye irritation.

Skin: May cause skin irritation.  May cause dermatitis.

Ingestion: Harmful if swallowed.  Ingestion is not an expected route
of entry in industrial or commercial uses.

Inhalation: Respiratory system irritant.  May cause a variety of 
symptoms such as dryness of the throat, tightness of the chest, and 
shortness of breath. May cause central nervous system depression, 
characterized by headache, dizziness, staggering gait, confusion, 
unconsciousness or coma.

Chronic: Repeated or prolonged solvent overexposure may result 
in permanent central nervous system damage. Chronic skin contact may 
cause dermatitis.

Section 04 First Aid Measures

Eyes: Flush eyes immediately with copious amounts of water, holding 
the eyelids open, for at least 15 minutes.  Seek medical attention.

Skin: Flush skin with copious amounts of water, while removing contaminated 
clothing. Wash affected skin areas with soap and water. Wash contaminated 
clothing before reuse.  Seek medical attention if symptoms develop.

Ingestion: If swallowed, do not induce vomiting. If conscious, give victim 
one or two glasses of water or milk.  Never give anything by mouth to an 
unconscious person.  Call a physician or poison control center immediately 
for further instructions.

Inhalation: Remove victim to fresh air. If breathing is difficult, give 
oxygen. Give artificial respiration if breathing has stopped.  Seek 
immediate medical attention.

Section 05 Fire Fighting Measures

General Information:
    Flash point: 84°F, 28°C
    Explosive Limits:
        Upper(%): 13.1%(V)
        Lower(%): 1.3%(V)
    Autoignition Temperature: Not determined
Extinguishing Media:
    Carbon Dioxide, Dry Chemical, Foam, Water Fog
Firefighting Procedures:
    Wear full firefighting protective clothing, including a full 
    face piece, positive pressure, self contained breathing apparatus. 
    Water spray may be ineffective. If water is used, fog nozzles are 

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards:
    Flammable liquid and vapor.  Keep containers tightly closed.  
    Keep away from heat, electrical equipment, sparks, open flames, 
    other sources of ignition. Use water spray to keep fire exposed 
    containers cool.  Closed containers may rupture when exposed to 
    extreme heat. Under fire conditions, irritating and/or toxic 
    gases and particulate may be generated by thermal decomposition
    or combustion.

Section 06 Accidental Release Measures

General Information:
    Before attempting clean-up, refer to hazard caution information 
    in other sections of the msds.


Spill Response: 
Evacuate the area of all unnecessary personnel. 

Action to take for spills: 
For small spills: Absorb on to rags, sand, or other absorbent material. 
For large spills: Get workers out of the affected area. If flammable 
liquids or vapors may be present, turn off electrical devices or other 
sources of sparks or flames. Wear protective equipment. Use supplied-air 
respiratory protection if vapor concentrations are not known. Contain 
spill at source by diking or absorbing with sand. Do not allow spill 
to spread to or intentionally flush to sewer or ground. Wash area 
thoroughly. Adequately ventilate area. Spill residue, cleaning rags, 
and absorbent may be refined to recover the precious metal content. 

Section 07 Handling and Storage

Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood.

Keep container tightly closed and upright to prevent leakage. Ground 
and bond containers when transferring material.  Avoid contact with 
skin and eyes.  Wash thoroughly after handling. Avoid breathing of 
vapor or spray mists. Use with adequate ventilation.

Empty containers should not be re-used. Because empty containers may 
retain product residue and flammable vapors, keep away from heat, 
sparks and flame. Do not cut, puncture or weld on or near the empty 
container.  Do not smoke where product is used or stored.

Do not store or use near heat, sparks or open flame.  Store only in 
well-ventilated areas. Do not puncture, drag or slide container.  
Keep container closed when not in use.  Refer to OSHA 29CFR Part 
1910.103 “Flammable and Combustible Liquids” for specific storage 

Section 08 Exposure Controls and Personal Protection

Engineering Controls:
    Safety shower and eyewash station must be readily available.
    Ventilation sufficient to maintain air contaminant levels below 
    recommended exposure limits must be provided. Solvent vapors are
    heavier than air and collect in lower levels of the work area.  
    Explosion-proof ventilation equipment should be provided to 
    prevent flammable vapor/air mixtures from accumulating.

Exposure Limits:
Chemical Name CAS Number Weight %
Less Than
Platinum 7440-06-4 75.0% 1 mg/m3 N.E. N.E. N.E. N.A.
N-Butyl Acetate 123-86-4 15.0% 150 ppm 200 ppm 710 mg/m3
150 ppm
N.E. N.A.
1-Methoxy-2-Propyl Acetate 108-65-6 10.0% N.E. N.E. N.E. N.E. N.A.

Personal Protective Equipment

Eyes: Chemical splash goggles or safety glasses with side shields

Skin: Neoprene, nitrile, or rubber gloves

Clothing: Use disposable or impervious clothing if work clothing 
contamination is likely. Remove and wash contaminated clothing before reuse.

Respirators: Consult ANSI Standard Z988.2 for decision logic to 
select appropriate NIOSH/MESA approved respirators. If respirators are 
needed to meet applicable limits, a respiratory protection program up 
to the level of OSHA Standard 290CFR 1910.134 is mandatory.

Section 09 Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical State: paste  
Appearance:  black/gray
Odor: mild fruity smell
pH:  n/a
Vapor Pressure: n/a  
Vapor Density:  Heavier than air
Evaporation Rate:  Faster than n-butyl acetate
Viscosity:  n/a
Boiling Point:  259°F-302°F
Freezing/Melting Point:  n/a 
Autoignition Temperature:  n/a
Flash Point:  84°F, 28°C
Decomposition Temperature: n/a 
Explosion Limits(%)
	Lower:  1.3%(V)
	Upper:  13.1%(V)
Solubility in water: insoluble 
Specific Gravity/Density:  3.32 g/cm3
Molecular Formula:  n/a
Molecular Weight:  n/a
Volatile by Volume: 76.5%
Volatile by Weight: 21.1%
VOC: 5.86 lb/gal
     700 g/l

Section 10 Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability: Stable under normal storage conditions

Conditions to Avoid: High temperatures, Sources of ignition

Incompatibility with Other Materials: Strong acids, bases, and strong oxidizers

Hazardous Decomposition of Products: Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide

Hazardous Polymerization:  Will not occur under normal conditions

Section 11 Toxicological Information

	CAS# 108-56-6:  AI 8925000
	CAS# 123-86-4:  AF 7350000
	CAS# 7440-06-4:  TP2160000

1-methoxy-2-propanol acetate:

Toxic effects described in animals include:
    By skin or eye contact: 
        Mild skin irritation, eye irritation. 

    Respiratory effects: 
        Degeneration of the olfactory epithelium; renal effects; 
        non-specific effects, e.g. weight loss and irritation; 
        liver effects.

    Additional animal tests have shown: 
        No genetic damage in bacterial or mammalian cell cultures; 
        no developmental toxicity. 

    Human health effects of over exposure may include: 
        By skin or eye contact:
            Skin irritation with discomfort or rash 
            Eye irritation with discomfort, tearing or blurring of vision 
            By inhalation: Nonspecific discomfort, e. g. nausea, 
                headache, or weakness
    Human effects of higher level acute, repeated, or chronic overexpose may include:
        By inhalation: 
            Irritation to the upper respiratory passages with 
            coughing and discomfort. In addition, animal tests 
            indicate commercial grade 1- methoxy-2-propanol acetone 
            does not cause developmental toxicity. However, the 
            tests of pure 2-methoxy-1-propanol acetate in rabbits 
            and rats by inhalation have shown developmental 
            toxicity. 2-methoxy-propanol acetate did not show 
            developmental toxicity by skin contact. 2-methoxy-1-propanol 
            acetate did not show developmental toxicity by skin 
            contact. 2-methoxy-1-propanol acetate is present in 
            commercial grade 1-methoxy-2-propanol acetate in low

Butyl acetate:

Toxic effects described in animals include: 
    By skin or eye contact: 
        Skin Irritation; eye irritation 

    By inhalation: 
        Eye irritation, narcosis; upper respiratory irritation 

    By ingestion: 

Toxic effects of repeated or prolonged animal exposures include: 

    By inhalation: 
        Eye irritation; lower weight gain 
        By ingestion: Liver effects 
Toxic effects of chronic animal tests include: 

    By inhalation: Liver effects 

Additional animal tests have shows: 
    Developmental toxicity at dosage levels showing maternal toxicity;
    no genetic damage in animals, bacterial, or mammalian cell cultures.
Human health effects of overexposure may include: 

    By skin or eye contact: Skin irritation with discomfort, tearing, 
        or blurring of vision 
    By inhalation: Irritation of the upper respiratory passages with 
        coughing and discomfort; nonspecific discomfort, e. g. nausea, 
        headache or weakness. 

Human effects of higher level acute repeated or chronic overexposure may include:

    Temporary nervous system depression with anaesthetic effect, e. g.
    dizziness, headache, confusion, loss of coordination, loss of consciousness. 

Abnormal liver function as detected by laboratory tests. 

In addition: 
    By skin or eye contact: 
        Significant skin permeation appears unlikely; there are inconclusive 
        or unverified reports of human sensitization. 

Platinum (metallic):

SKIN CONTACT:       May cause skin irritation.

SKIN ABSORPTION:    May be harmful if absorbed through skin.

EYE CONTACT:        May cause eye irritation.

INHALATION:         Material may be irritating to mucous membranes and 
                    upper respiratory tract. May be harmful if inhaled.

INGESTION:          May be harmful if swallowed.

SENSITIZATION:      Prolonged or repeated exposure may lead to allergic reaction.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS: The toxicological properties of this material have 
                    not yet been thoroughly investigated.

Section 12: Ecological Information

Exotoxicity:  No information found in our selected sources

Environmental Fate:  No information found in our selected references.

Bioaccumulation:  Not expected to occur.

Section 13: Disposal Considerations

Use only  licensed transporters and permitted disposal facilities and 
conform to all laws.

Recycle to process, if possible.  Platinum is a non-renewable resource. 

Care must be taken to prevent environmental contamination from the use of 
this material.  The user of this material has the responsibility to dispose 
of unused materials, residues and containers in compliance with all relevant 
local, state and federal laws and regulations regarding treatment, storage 
and disposal for hazardous and nonhazardous wastes.

Section 14: Transport Information

                            US DOT          IATA
Proper Shipping Name:       Paint           Paint

Hazard Class:               3               3

Secondary Hazard:           None            None

UN/NA Number:               1263            1263

Packing Group:              III             III

Emergency Response Guide:   128

Section 15: Regulatory Information

United States:

All components of this product are listed on the TSCA 8 inventory.


Section 302 (RQ)
Section 302 (TPQ)
SARA Codes

Section 313

CAS# 123-86-4 has an RQ of 5000 lbs.

This product is considered hazardous as defined by 29 CFR 1910.1200(OSHA HazCom Standard.)

State (Individual states in the USA)
California No Significant Risk Level:
California Prop. 65:

European/International Regulations:
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives

Hazard Symbols:  Xi   irritant
Risk Phrases:        
	R10  Flammable
	R36  Irritating to eyes
	R66  Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking
	R67  Vapors may cause drowsiness and dizziness

Safety Phrases:
	S2   Keep out of the reach of children
	S25  Avoid contact with eyes   

WGK (Water Danger/Protection):


WHMIS classification: This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard
criteria of the CPR and the MSDS contains all the information required by the CPR.

CAS# 108-65-6 is listed on the DSL list.  CAS# 108-65-6 is not listed on the
    NDSL list.

CAS# 123-86-4 is listed on the DSL list.  CAS# 123-86-4 is not listed on the
    NDSL list.

CAS# 7440-06-4 is listed on the DSL list.  CAS# 7440-06-4 is not listed on the
    NDSL list.

Section 16: Other Information

If this product should be used in ways that are outside of the intended applications in scanning electron microscope laboratories, and if it is going to be formulated into some other system, so that it becomes just another component of that other system, read the MSDS sheets for the other components before blending as the resulting mixture may have the hazards of all of its parts.

Disclaimer of Liability:

Caution! Do not use SPI Supplies products or materials in applications involving implantation within the body; direct or indirect contact with the blood pathway; contact with bone, tissue, tissue fluid, or blood; or prolonged contact with mucous membranes. Products offered by SPI Supplies are not designed or manufactured for use in implantation in the human body or in contact with internal body fluids or tissues. SPI Supplies will not provide to customers making devices for such applications any notice, certification, or information necessary for such medical device use required by US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) regulation or any other statute.

SPI Supplies and Structure Probe, Inc. make no representation, promise, express warranty or implied warranty concerning the suitability of these materials for use in implantation in the human body or in contact with internal body tissues of fluids.

The information and recommendations set forth above are taken from sources believed to be accurate as of the date hereof, however SPI Supplies and Structure Probe, Inc. make no warranty with respect to the accuracy of the information or the suitability of the recommendations, and assume no liability to any user thereof. The information contained in this sheet does not constitute a hazard assessment and should not be used in place of the user's own assessment of work place risks as required by other health and safety legislation.

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