Spen Valley Bio Diesel
The Old Iron Works, Bowling Back Lane, Bradford, BD4 8SS 5LD
Material Information and Safety Sheet Bio-Diesel
1. Identification of the preparation and the Company
Chemical name: Biodiesel
2. Composition/information on ingredients
Ingredient Name CAS No. Contents Health Risk Class (R No.)
Methyl Oleate 112-62-9 ~60% NC
Composition comments: Biodiesel mainly consists of methyl esters of C18 fatty acids, i.e. oleic(~60%) and linoleic (~20%) acids.
EINICS No. for Methyl oleate : 203-992-5
3. Hazards identification
Not regarded as a health hazard under current legislation
4. First aid measures
General: Get medical attention
Eyes: Rinse the eye with water immediately. Continue to rinse for at least 15 minutes.
Skin: Wash the skin immediately with soap and water
Inhalation: Move the exposed person to fresh air at once. Perform artificial respiration if breathing has stopped. When breathing is difficult, properly trained personnel may assist affected person by administering 100% oxygen.
Ingestion: Never make an unconscious person vomit or drink fluids. Get medical attention.
5. Fire fighting measures
Extinguishing media: Use water spray, fog or mist, foam, carbon dioxide (CO2), dry chemicals, sand, dolomite etc.
Hazardous decomposition products: Toxic gases/vapours/fumes of carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO)
6. Accidental release measures
Spill cleanup methods: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus, chemical splash goggles, rubber boots and heavy rubber gloves. Cover with dry lime or soda ash, pick up, keep in a closed container and hold for waste disposal. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
7. Handling and storage
Usage precautions: Avoid spilling, skin and eye contact. Ventilate well, avoid breathing vapours. Use approved respirator if air contamination is above accepted level. Wear full protective clothing for prolonged exposure and/or high concentrations. Wash thoroughly after handling.
8. Exposure controls and personal protection
Ingredient name CAS No. Std. Lt Exp St Exp
(8 hrs) (15 min)
Methyl Oleate 112-62-9 No std. No std.
Respirators: No specific recommendation made, but respiratory protection may still be required under exceptional circumstances when excessive air contamination exists.
Protective gloves: No specific hand protection noted, but gloves may still be advisable.
Eye protection: Wear chemical safety goggles where eye exposure is reasonably probable
Other protection: Use engineering controls to reduce air contamination to permissible level. Provide eyewash station and safety shower.
9. Physical and chemical properties
Appearance: Mobile, liquid
Physical data comments: Residue upon evaporation : 0.05%
Water content : <0.1%
Solubility description: Immiscible with water
Specific gravity (water =1) : 0.87 @ 20°C
Viscosity (20°C) : 6.9 cst
Melting point : -12°C pour point
Boiling point : <362°C @760 mmHg
Flash point: ~130°C
10. Stability and reactivity
Stability : Normally stable
Materials to avoid : Strong oxidising agents
Hazardous decomposition products : Toxic gases/vapours/fumes of carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO)
Hazardous polymerisation : will not polymerise
11. Toxicological information
Toxic dose LD50: >17400 mg/kg (oral rat)
Irritation data: Application of undiluted C16-C18 methyl esters to rabbit eyes produced only mild transient irritation, i.e. the eye returned to normal in one day or less. A 24 hr human skin patch test indicated C16-C18 methyl esters produced very mild irritation.
12. Ecological information
Degradability: Biodiesel has a CEC biodegradability (method CEC-L-33-T-82) of over 97%. This compares favourably with conventional diesel which would generate a figure of ~50% biodegradability in the same test.
Acute fish toxicity : LC50 96 hr bluegill fish > 1000 mg/l for C16-C18 methyl esters. Ecotoxicity to trout, daphnia, cress, green agae and bacteria is much less (approximately one fifth of the value) in relation to conventional diesel.
13. Disposal considerations
Disposal methods : Burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with afterburner and scrubber. Observe all regulatory requirements. Recover contaminated water and dispose of in an approved and permitted biological treatment system or an approved and permitted deep well.
14. Transport information
Label for conveyance No transport warning sign required
15. Regulatory information
Label for supply : not classified
Risk phrases : not classified
Safety phrases : not classified
UK Regulatory references :
The carriage of dangerous goods by road and rail (Classification, packaging and labelling) Regulations 1994
The Chemicals (Hazard Information and packaging for supply) Regulations 1994