Safety Data Sheets of Ethyl Lactate
1 : Identification of the substance / preparation and company
Producte Name : ethyl lactate
2 : Composition / information on ingredients
Chemical characterization :
Hazardous ingredient(s) :
ethyl lactate 98.00 - 100.00 %
Hazard symbols : None R phrases : 10
Mol./Wt. : 118.1311000 Formula : C5 H10 O3 CAS : 97-64-3
Rtecs number : OD5075000 Einecs number : 202-598-0
3 : Hazard identification
Most important hazards :
Flammable.Keep away from sources of ignition - No Smoking.Take
off immediately all contaminated clothing.Wear suitable clothing,
gloves and eye/face protection.In case of contact with eyes, rinse
immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.Keep
out of the reach of children.
4 : First-aid measures
Remove contaminated soaked clothing and wash before reuse.
After eye contact : In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately
with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.
After skin contact : After contact with skin, wash immediately
affected area with soap and plenty of water.
After inhalation : If inhaled, remove person to fresh air. If
not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult,
After ingestion : If swallowed, rinse mouth with water (only if
the person is conscious). Obtain medical advice.
5 : Fire-fighting measures
Extinguishing media : Water spray, carbon dioxide, dry chemical
powder or appropriate foam. For safety reasons do not use full
Special firefighting procedures : Wear self-contained breathing
apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin
Unusual fire and explosion hazards : Emits toxic fumes under fire
6 : Accidental release measures
Wear respirator, chemical safety goggles, rubber boots and heavy
rubber gloves. Keep people away, evacuate area.
To avoid possible contamination of the environment, Do not discharge
into any drains, surface waters or groundwaters.
Cover with an inert, inorganic, non-combustible absorbent material
(e.g. dry-lime, sand, soda ash). Place in covered containers using
non-sparking tools and transport outdoors.
Avoid open flames or sources of ignition (e.g. pilot lights on
gas hot water heater). Ventilate area and wash spill site after
material pickup is complete. Dispose of in accordance with current
laws and regulations.
7 : Handling and storage
Measures should be taken to prevent materials from being splashed
into the eyes or on the skin. Wear eyeshields and protective clothing.
Smoking should not be permitted in work areas.
Provide suitable air extraction ventilation in the work areas.
Vapors may form explosive mixtures with air. Keep material away
from sources of ignition (e.g. hot surfaces, sparks, flame and
To be stored in tightly sealed and preferably full containers
in cool, dry and ventilated area. Protect from heat/overheating
and light sources.
Keep in glass, suitable plastic, aluminum or laquer-lined containers.
8 : Exposure controls / personal protection
Occupational exposure limits :
OSHA TWA : Not determined
ACGIH TWA : Not determined
NIOSH TWA : Not determined
OSHA PEL : Not determined
ACGIH STEL : Not determined
NIOSH STEL : Not determined
Respiratory protection :
Do not breath vapors. Mechanical exhaust required. In confined
or poorly ventilated areas, the use of an appropriate respiratory
protection may be required.
Hand protection :
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves are recommended. Wash contaminated
gloves before reuse.
Eye protection :
Chemical safety goggles are recommended. Wash contaminated goggles
Body protection :
Light protective clothing recommended. Wash contaminated clothing
Hygiene measures :
Avoid inhalation and contact with skin and eyes. Good personal
hygiene practices should be used. Wash after any contact, before
breaks and meals, and at the end of the work period. Safety shower
and eye bath recommended.
9 : Physical and chemical properties
Appearance / odor :
colorless liquid / sharp tart fruity buttery butterscotch
Melting point : -26.00 ¡ãC. @ 760.00 mmHg
Boiling point : 154.00 ¡ãC. @ 760.00 mmHg
Flash point ( Deg. F. ) : 120.00 ¡ãF. TCC ( 48.89
Flammability : Not determined
Autoflammability : Not determined
Explosive properties : Not determined
Oxidizing properties : Not determined
Vapor pressure : 2.700 mm/Hg @ 20 ¡ãC.
Vapor density : 4.07 ( Air = 1 )
Volatile by volume : Not determined
Evaporation rate : Not determined
Specific gravity : 1.02900 - 1.03200 @ 25 ¡ãC.
PH of Product : Not determined
Solubility in water : Soluble
10 : Stability and reactivity
Stability : Stable
Conditions to avoid : Heat, excessive heat, open flames and other
sources of ignition.
Incompatibility : Strong oxidizing agents, strong reducing agents.
Hazardous decomposition products : Hazardous combustion or decomposition
products: carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide. Hazardous polymerization
will not occur.
11 : Toxicological information
Rtecs No. : OD5075000
Acute effects : No particular hazards known.
Toxicity data : LD 50 ORL-MUS 2500.00 MG/KG JPETAB 65,89,1939
LD 50 SKN-RBT > 5.00 GM/KG FCTOD7 20,677,1982
Irritation data : Not determined
Inhalation data : Not determined
Mutagenicity data : Not determined
Phototoxicity data : Not determined
Human experience : 8 % solution: no irritation or sensitization.
Carcinogenicity : Per OSHA, IARC, NTP, ACGIH, OEHHA-Prop 65, RTECS
Reproductive toxin : Per OSHA, IARC, NTP, ACGIH, OEHHA-Prop 65,
RTECS : No
On the TSCA Inventory? : Yes
12 : Ecological information
Readily biodegradable : Not determined
Inherently biodegradable : Not determined
Fish : Not determined
Algae : Not determined
Daphnia : Not determined
Bacteria : Not determined
Further information : Prevent contamination of soil, ground and
surface waters. Do not discharge product unmonitored into the
Mixture reportable to : FIFRA-Inerts
13 : Disposal considerations
Dispose of in accordance with all federal, state and local environmental
14 : Transport information
US DOT Hazard Class : N/A KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN
UN Number : 1192
UN Pkg. Group : Not determined
UN item : Not determined
ERG Number : Not determined
Land transport (ADR/RID)
Class : Not determined
Transportfactor : Not determined
Marine transport (IMDG)
IMDG-class : Not determined
Page No. : Not determined
MFAG : Not determined
EmS-No. : Not determined
Air transport (IATA)
IATA-class : Not determined
Passenger : Not determined
Cargo : Not determined
15 : Regulatory inforamtion
European information :
None - R 10 - Flammable.S 16 - Keep away from sources of ignition
- No Smoking.S 27 - Take off immediately all contaminated clothing.S
36/37/39 - Wear suitable clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.S
26 - In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty
of water and seek medical advice.S 02 - Keep out of the reach
of children.Reviews, standards, and regulations :
DisclaimerThe information contained on the Material Data Sheet
has been compiled from data considered accurate. ; This data is
believed to be reliable, however, it must be pointed out that
values for certain properties are known ; to vary from source
to source. The Good Scents Company USA Expressly disclaims any
warranty expressed or implied ; as well as any liability for any
injury or loss arising from the use of this information or the
materials described. ; This data is not to be construed as absolutely
complete since additional data may be desirable when particular
; conditions or circumstances exist. It is the responsibility
of the user to determine the best precautions ; necessary for
the safe handling and use of this product for your application.
This data relates only to the ; specific material designated and
not to be used in combination with any other material. Many federal
and state ; regulations pertain directly or indirectly to the
product's end use and disposal of containers and unused material.
; It is the purchaser's responsiblity to familiarize themselves
with all applicable regulations.None found16 : Other information
Fema No. : 2440
Hazardous materials identification system :
Fire : 2 Health : 1 Reactivity : 0 Personal protection : B