MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET


MANUFACTURER: XENTEX CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES INC.
              P.O.B. 220 STREETSVILLE                           -------------
              MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO                                XENTEX®711
              CANADA L5M 2B8                                    ------------- 


MSDS NUMBER: 0020
DATE OF MSDS: NOVEMBER 10, 1996
FOR EMERGENCY CONTACT -     Tel:  905-826-2999  
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                     SECTION 1 - PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
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PRODUCT NAME:  XENTEX®711
CHEMICAL DESCRIPTION: MIXTURE
FORMULA: NA
SYNONYMS: NA
MANUFACTURER: XENTEX CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES INC.

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                     SECTION 2 - HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
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CHEMICAL IDENTITY   CAS  NUMBER    %  Weight     OSHA / PEL     ACGIH / TLV

2-Propanol          00067-63-0        < 2        980 mg/ m3     980 mg/m3
 
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                     SECTION 3 - PHYSICAL DATA
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PHYSICAL STATE: CLEAR LIQUID
SPECIFIC GRAVITY ( 25C / 25C ):  1.02 - 1.04
VAPOR DENSITY : NA                              VAPOR PRESSURE ( mm Hg  ): NA
%  VOLATILE  BY VOLUME :  NA
BOILING POINT :  NA                                       FREEZING POINT:  NA
EVAPORATION RATE : NA
SOLUBILITY IN WATER :  SOLUBLE                   pH (1% IN WATER) : 4.5 - 7.2

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                     SECTION 4 - FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD
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FLASH POINT ( CLOSED CUP ) :  NA
FLAMMABLE LIMITS IN AIR ( LFL/UFL) : NA
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA : WATER, FOAM, DRY CHEMICAL, CARBON DIOXIDE.

SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURE: FIREFIGHTERS SHOULD WEAR PROPER PROTECTIVE EQUIP-
                                 MENT AND SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS WITH
                                 FULL FACEPIECE  OPERATED IN POSITIVE PRESSURE MODE. 
                                 MOVE CONTAINERS FROM FIRE AREA IF IT CAN BE DONE 
                                 WITHOUT RISK. USE WATER TO KEEP FIRE-EXPOSED 
                                 CONTAINERS COOL.

UNUSUAL FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS: CLOSED CONTAINERS EXPOSED TO HEAT MAY EXPLODE.
                                    MAY RELEASE 2-PROPANOL VAPOR IF EXPOSED TO HEAT. 

AUTOIGNITION TEMPERATURE : NA       TDG FLAMMABILITY CLASSIFICATION : NOT FLAMMABLE   
TOXIC  COMBUSTION GASES : OXIDES OF CARBON, SODIUM AND PHOSPHORUS
SENSITIVITY TO MECHANICAL IMPACT : NONE IDENTIFIED
SENSITIVITY TO STATIC DISCHARGE : NONE IDENTIFIED

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                     SECTION 5 - HEALTH HAZARD DATA
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THRESHOLD LIMIT VALUE ( TLV / TWA ) : N/E ( NOT ESTABLISHED )
SHORT TERM EXPOSURE LIMIT ( STEL ): N/E
PERMISSIBLE EXPOSURE LIMIT ( PEL) : N/E
ORAL RAT  LD 50 ( mg / Kg )  FOR PRODUCT (WHMIS ) : > 49000

CARCINOGENICITY : NONE IDENTIFIED
NTP: NO               IARC: NO             Z  LIST: NO          OSHA REG: NO

TERATOGENICITY/ MUTAGENICITY/ REPRODUCTIVE TOXICITY/ SYNERGISTIC/
                  SENSITIZATION : NONE IDENTIFIED

PRIMARY ROUTES OF ENTRY : EYE CONTACT, SKIN CONTACT, INHALATION, AND INGESTION.
         
ACUTE EFFECTS OF OVEREXPOSURE 
  
INHALATION: MAY CAUSE NAUZEA, HEADACHES.
INGESTION : MAY CAUSE NAUSEA, HEADACHES AND VOMITING. 
SKIN CONTACT : MAY CAUSE IRRITATION ON REPEATED CONTACT.
EYE CONTACT :  CAUSES IRRITATION AND MAYBE DAMAGE.
SKIN ABSORPTION : MAY OCCUR.

CHRONIC EFFECTS OF OVEREXPOSURE :  NONE IDENTIFIED

TARGET ORGANS :  EYES, SKIN, MUCOUS MEMBRANES

OTHER HEALTH HAZARDS 

MEDICAL CONDITIONS GENERALLY AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE : DAMAGED SKIN
                                             
EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES

INGESTION : CALL A PHYSICIAN. IF SWALLOWED,  INDUCE VOMITING. IF CONSCIOUS,
            GIVE WATER. DO NOT GIVE ANYTHING BY MOUTH TO AN UNCONSCIOUS PERSON.
INHALATION : IF MIST/VAPOR IS INHALED, REMOVE TO FRESH AIR. IF NO BREATHING,
             GIVE ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION. KEEP WARM AND QUIET. GET MEDICAL 
             ATTENTION.
EYE CONTACT : IN CASE OF EYE CONTACT, IMMEDIATELY FLUSH EYES WITH PLENTY OF
              WATER FOR  15 MINUTES. IF IRRITATION PERSISTS GET MEDICAL 
              ATTENTION.
SKIN CONTACT : IMMEDIATELY WASH SKIN WITH WATER. REMOVE  CONTAMINATED CLOTHING
               AND SHOES. WASH CLOTHING BEFORE RE-USE.

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                     SECTION 6 - REACTIVITY DATA
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STABILITY : STABLE                     CONDITIONS TO AVOID : HIGH TEMPERATURES
HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION : NON IDENTIFIED
HYDROLYSIS : NON IDENTIFIED
DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS : OXIDES OF SODIUM, PHOSPHORUS, AND CARBON.
INCOMPATIBLES : OPEN FIRE, HIGH TEMPERATURES, STRONG OXIDIZING OR REDUCING
                AGENTS.

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                     SECTION 7- SPILL AND DISPOSAL PROCEDURE 
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STEPS TO BE TAKEN IN THE EVENT OF A SPILL OR DISCHARGE:

CONTAIN SPILL AND COLLECT INTO A CLEAN WASTE CONTAINER. ABSORB REMAINING
PRODUCT WITH EARTH OR SAND AND DISPOSE OF WITH SOLID WASTE. FLUSH SPILL AREA
WITH WATER.

DISPOSAL PROCEDURE:

DISPOSE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL
REGULATIONS.

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                     SECTION 8 - INDUSTRIAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
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VENTILATION : USE ADEQUATE GENERAL OR LOCAL EXHAUST VENTILATION TO KEEP MIST
              OR VAPOR LEVELS AS LOW AS POSSIBLE.
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION : IF AIRBORNE CONCENTRATION IS HIGH, A NIOSH / MSHA
                         APPROVED MIST/VAPOR RESPIRATOR IS RECOMMENDED.
                         IF CONCENTRATION EXCEEDS CAPACITY OF RESPIRATOR, A
                         SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS IS ADVISED.
EYE / SKIN PROTECTION : SAFETY GOGGLES, UNIFORM, APRON, RUBBER GLOVES ARE
                        RECOMMENDED.
OTHERS : EYE WASH FOUNTAIN AND SHOWER IN THE AREA OF WORK IS RECOMMENDED.
           
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                     SECTION 9 - STORAGE AND HANDLING PRECAUTIONS
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STORAGE : STORE IN TIGHTLY CLOSED CONTAINER IN COOL, DRY, AND WELL VENTILATED
          PLACE. DO NOT STORE IN VICINITY OF INCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS.
HANDLING : AVOID PRODUCING CHEMICAL MIST OR VAPOR. DO NOT GET IN EYES, ON SKIN,
           OR ON CLOTHING. WASH THOROUGHLY AFTER HANDLING.

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                     SECTION 10 - REGULATORY INFORMATION
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WHMIS: CLASS D2B ( IRRITANT ).

SARA / TITLE III HAZARD CATEGORIES AND LISTS: ACUTE (YES) , CHRONIC(YES),
                                              FLAMMABILITY(NO), PRESSURE (NO),
                                              REACTIVITY (NO),EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS
                                              SUBSTANCE (NO),CERCLA HAZARDOUS
                                              SUBSTANCE (NO),SARA 313 TOXIC
                                              CHEMICALS (YES),TSCA INVENTORY (YES).
     
TDG / D.O.T. / I.M.O. / I.C.A.O. : NOT REGULATED

DSL / NDSL / TSCA: THE  (ALL)  CONSTITUENT(S)  OF THIS PRODUCT IS (ARE)INCLUDED ON
                   THE DSL/ NDSL OF CEPA AND TSCA INVENTORY.

CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65: THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS NONE OF THE SUBSTANCES KNOWN TO
                           THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE CANCER OR REPRODUCTIVE
                           TOXICITY.

MICHIGAN CRITICAL MATERIALS REGISTER: THIS PRODUCT DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY INGREDIENT
                                      LISTED ON THE MICHIGAN CRITICAL MATERIALS
                                      REGISTER. 

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                     SECTION 11 - PRECAUTIONARY WARNING
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XENTEX SAFETY DATA SYSTEM:

                            HEALTH           1   LOW
                            FLAMMABILITY     0   NONE
                            REACTIVITY       1   LOW
                            CONTACT          1   LOW   (IRRITANT)

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                     SECTION 12 - ABBREVIATIONS
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NA = NOT AVAILABLE OR NOT APPLICABLE                       N/E = NOT ESTABLISHED               

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                     SECTION  13 - OTHER  INFORMATION
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THE INFORMATION, DATA, AND REFERENCES CONTAINED HEREIN ARE BELIEVED TO BE
CORRECT BUT DOES NOT PURPORT TO BE ALL- INCLUSIVE AND SHALL BE USED ONLY
AS A GUIDE AND IS NOT PACKAGE SIZE SPECIFIC, NOR SHOULD IT BE TAKEN AS A
WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION.  THIS INFORMATION IS OFFERED SOLEY FOR YOUR
CONSIDERATION, INVESTIGATION, AND VERIFICATION.  ANY USE OF THE
INFORMATION MUST BE DETERMINED BY THE USER TO BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH
APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE , AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. NOTHING HEREIN
IS TO BE CONSTRUED AS RECOMMEND- ING ANY PRACTICE IN VIOLATION OF ANY
PATENT OR IN VIOLATION OF ANY LAW OR REGULATION. IT IS THE USER'S
RESPONSIBILITY TO DETERMINE FOR HERSELF / HIMSELF THE SUITABILITY OF THIS
PRODUCT FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE AND TO ADOPT SUCH SAFETY PRECAUTION AS MAY
BE NECESSARY.  WE MAKE NO WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED IN
USING ANY OF OUR PRODUCTS. SINCE ALL CON- SEQUENCES OF USING AND HANDLING
THIS PRODUCT ARE NOT KNOWN TO US, AND CONDITIONS OF USE AND HANDLING ARE
NOT UNDER OUR CONTROL, WE MUST NECESSARILY DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY WITH
RESPECT TO THE USE, APPLICATION, STORAGE, AND TRANSPORTATION OF THIS
PRODUCT. XENTEX SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE RESULTING FROM
HANDLING OR FROM CONTACT WITH THIS PRODUCT. SEE THE PRODUCT BULLETIN,
PRODUCT LABEL, THE REVERSE SIDE OF INVOICE OR PACKING SLIP, AND THE
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