Home EC-Safety Data Sheet (acc. 93/112/EC) Date: 01.06.2004

1. Identification of the substance/preparation and of the company/undertaking
1.1 Identification of the substance or preparation: ALU-STOP BN-A Boron Nitride Aerosol
1.2 Company/undertaking identification: 
Büro für angewandte Mineralogie • Dr. Stephan Rudolph
Hinkes Weißhof 50 • D-47918 Tönisvorst • Tel.: +49 2156 80072 • Fax.: +49 2156 80835
1.3 Emergency telephone number: 
Reanimationszentrum der Freien Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 3035 3466

2. Composition/information on ingredients
2.1 Chemical characterization (preparation):

No. Substance CAS REG No. EINECS No. Symbol Risk Statement
1 Boron nitride 10043-11-5  233-136-6

2 Ethanol 64-17-5 200-578-6 F 12
3 Propane 74-98-6 200-827-9 F+ 11
4 Butane 106-97-8 200-450-8 F+ 11
3. Hazards information
3.1 Critical hazards to man and environment: Highly flammable. The solvent vapour is heavier than air and can accumulate near the floor and in hollows. Danger of bursting of container by overheating.

4. First-aid measures
4.1 General information: -
4.2 Inhalation: Remove person to fresh air, if necessary seek medical attention. In case of unconsciousness put person into recovery position and give oxygen or start artificial respiration.
4.3 Eye contact: Flush with lot of water for some time while holdng the eye wide open. If necessary, seek medical attention.
4.4 Skin contact: Wash thoroughly with water and soap. Use hand lotion to prevent dry skin.

5. Fire-fighting measures
5.1 General information:
5.2 Suitable extinguishing media: CO2, fire-ex powder or water spraying jet. Larger fires should be fight with water spraying jet or alcohol-steady foam. 
5.3 Extinguishing media which must not be used for safety reasons: Water in the full jet.
5.4 Special exposure hazards arising from the substance or preparation itself, combustion products or resulting gases: Overheated pressurized packages may burst, and may hurl away with large force (danger of injury, danger of explosive vapour) .
5.5 Special protective equipment for fire-fighters: As in any fire, wear self-contained, pressure-demand breathing apparatus and full protective gear.

6. Accidental release measures
6.1 Personal protection: Ventilate sufficiently, keep away of sources of ignition, use protective gloves, sort out leaky containers.
6.2 Environmental protection: Prevent entering in drains, soil or water.
6.3 Methods for cleaning up: Remove spilled product with absorbent material, sort out leaking cans and remove as described under "disposal consideration".

7. Handling and storage
7.1 General information: Container is under pressure. Protect against exposure to the sun and temperatures exceeding 50°C. Do not burn or try to open violently, even when empty. Do not spray onto flames or smouldering objects. Without sufficient ventilation the formation of explosives vapours is possible. Must not get  into the hands of children. Do not inhale aerosol. Do not place or store containers in the range of sparks, ignition sources or sources of heat.
7.2 Handling: Use only in well ventilated areas. Keep away from sources of ignition - Do not smoke.
7.3 Storage: Do not expose to the sun. Do not store in the car interior. Observe the storage instructions of the TRG300 for inflammable aerosols. Storage period maximum 12 month after date of production.

8. Exposure controls/personal protection

8.1 Additional information for system design: Observe occupational exposure limits: .
8.2 Components with specific control parameters: 
MAK (TWA-8 hours): propane / butane 1000ppm
MAK (TWA-8 hours): ethanol 1000ppm
8.3 Personal protection: 
General protection and hygiene measures: Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Take off immediately contaminated clothing. After work and before breaks wash hands thoroughly  with water and soup. Do not eat, drink or smoke during work. Observe usual precaution measures when handling chemicals.
Respiratory Protection: In case of insufficient ventilation of working area. Eye Protection: Side-shielded safety goggles.
Hand Protection: Protective gloves from rubber, latex, vinyl. Skin protection: Not required.

9. Physical and chemical properties

Appearance: Aerosol Oxidizing properties: during overheating
Colour: white Vapour pressure: 3,8 bar  (20°C); 7,8 bar (50°C)
Odour: characteristic Relative density (water=1): <1
Boiling point/boiling range: N/A Solubility - water soluble: partly solubly
Melting point/melting range: N/A                 - Fat solubility:
Flash Point: N/A Partition coefficient n-octanol/water:
Flammability (solid/gas): > 300°C pH: N/A
Explosive properties: N/A Other data:
10. Stability and reactivity
10.1 General information: There are no known hazardous reactions when stored and used appropriately.
10.2 Conditions to avoid: Danger of bursting at temperatures exceeding 50°C
10.3 Materials to avoid: None known.
10.4 Hazardous decomposition products: There are no known hazardous decomposition products for this material.
10.5 Hazardous polymerisation: Product will not undergo polymerisation.

11. Toxicological information
11.1 General information: Contains propane/butane and ethanol. There are no known toxicological characteristics of this product
11.2 Acute toxicity: LD50 (oral, rat): 7060mg/kg (literature data for ethanol). Inhalation of large amount of propellant gas and solvent vapour can cause narcotic effects. Solvent degreases skin with intensive contact. Permanent repetition can cause dermatitic effects.

12. Ecological information
No applicable data available. The solid of this preparation (boron nitride) is insoluble in water and may be separated by sedimentation. No ecological problems will be expected from appropriate usage.

13. Disposal considerations
Empty containers completely (incl. propellant gas). Then no more special measures for the empty can.
15 01 04 (Package, empty) package metallic,
16 05 01 (Package, not empty) industrial aerosol containers,
16 05 01 (Package, not empty) aerosols, separately collected, industrial and household, 
15 01 01 (Outer package) paper and cardboard package.

14. Transport information
Classification: Not applicable.
GGVS/ADR: 1950 
pressurized container, limited quantity
Class: 2 Digit: 5F
GGVE/RID: 1950 
pressurized container, limited quantity
Class: 2 Digt: 5F
GGVSee/IMDG: Aerosol, limited quantity *) Class: 2 UN-No: 1950 Pkg-Group: II
EmS-No: 2-13 MFAG-No: 310
GGVSee/IMDG: Aerosol, flammable n.o.s. containing propane/butane Class: 2,1 UN-No: 1950 Sub-Risk: -(Pkg-Group II)
Pkg-Notes: Pass. 203/75kg
Cargo 203/150kg
The packing group is applicable only for the outside packaging and does not have to be mentioned in the "shippers declaration".
*) >45% flammable constituents GGVSee/IMDG-classification acc. the  28th amendment

15. Regulatory information
15.1 General information:The usual precaution measures should be observed when handling chemicals. This product is determined for industrial use and comparable applications (e.g. research and development) only. It is not intended for food, drug or household use.
15.2 Labelling according to ec-directives:  Warning notes and classification as "highly flammable" in accordance with the aerosol guideline TRG300. Container is under pressure. Protect from sunlight and temperatures exceeding 50°C. Do not open or burn even after usage. Do not spray into open flames or smouldering objects. Do not breath in spray dust. Avoid skin and eye contact. During usage the formation of explosive/highly flammable vapour is possible. Keep away from sources of ignition - Do not smoke. Use only in well ventilated areas. Keep out of reach of children.
Indication of danger of the product: -
Risk statement EC/R: -
Safety statement EC/S: -
15.3 National regulations:
Indication: Aerosol container regulation TRG300 (special request for pressurized packages)
Water contamination class: 1, i. e. low water polluting product.

16. Other information
N/A = not applicable, N/D = not determined

Proofed over pressure of the cans: 12bar
Does not contain chlorinated fluorohydrocarbons or chlorinated hydrocarbons

This EC safety data sheet serves only as a description of this product with regard to safety requirements and means no guarantee of properties of the described product. We believe that such information is accurate and reliable as of the date of this safety data sheet; but no representation, guarantee or warranty, express or implied, is made. We urge persons receiving this information to make their own determination as to the information's suitability and completeness for their particular application. We further urge purchasers to determine suitability of this product for their application prior to use by making their own tests, also with regard to possible applicational influences. The conditions or methods of handling, storage, use and disposal of the product are beyond our control and may be beyond our knowledge. For this and other reasons we do not assume responsibility and expressly disclaim liability for loss, damage or expense arising out of or in any way with the handling, storage, use or disposal of the product.

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These recommendations are believed to be correct. However, no guarantee of their accuracy is given. Therefore, purchasers shall make their own tests to determine suitability for their use. These products are offered for industrial and related uses (e.g. research and development) only. However the user must take the necessary precautions appropriate for products containing chemicals. This description does not imply the absence of any patents, the responsibility whatsoever solely rests with the user.