DOW CORNING CORPORATIONMaterial Safety Data SheetMOLYKOTE(R) Z POWDERPage: 1 of 71. IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE AND OF THE COMPANYDow Corning CorporationSouth Saginaw RoadMidland, Michigan 4868624 Hour Emergency Telephone:Customer Service:Product Disposal Information:CHEMTREC:(989) 496-5900(989) 496-6000(989) 496-6315(800) 424-9300MSDS No.: 01006002 Revision Date: 2002/01/17Generic Description: Metal sulphidePhysical Form: Fine PowderColor: Charcoal grayOdor: OdorlessNote: NFPA = National Fire Protection Association2. OSHA HAZARDOUS COMPONENTSNFPA Profile: Health 1 Flammability 1 Instability/Reactivity 0CAS Number Wt % Component Name1317-33-5 > 60.0 Molybdenum disulfideThe above components are hazardous as defined in 29 CFR 1910.1200.3. EFFECTS OF OVEREXPOSUREAcute EffectsEye:Skin:Inhalation:Oral:Direct contact may cause mild irritation.No significant irritation expected from a single short-term exposure.Dust may irritate nose and throat.Low ingestion hazard in normal use.Prolonged/Repeated Exposure EffectsSkin:Inhalation:Oral:Repeated or prolonged exposure may cause irritation.No known applicable information.Repeated ingestion or swallowing large amounts may injure internally.Signs and Symptoms of OverexposureNo known applicable information.Medical Conditions Aggravated by ExposureNo known applicable information.
DOW CORNING CORPORATIONMaterial Safety Data SheetMOLYKOTE(R) Z POWDERPage: 2 of 7The above listed potential effects of overexposure are based on actual data, results of studies performed upon similarcompositions, component data and/or expert review of the product. Please refer to Section 11 for the detailed toxicologyinformation.4. FIRST AID MEASURESEye:Skin:Inhalation:Oral:Comments:Immediately flush with water for 15 minutes.No first aid should be needed.Remove to fresh air.Get medical attention.Treat according to person's condition and specifics of exposure.5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURESFlash Point:AutoignitionTemperature:Not applicable.Not determined.Flammability Limits in Air: Not determined.Extinguishing Media:Fire Fighting Measures:Unusual Fire Hazards:On large fires use dry chemical, foam or water spray. On small fires use carbon dioxide(CO2), dry chemical or water spray. Water can be used to cool fire exposed containers.Self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing should be worn in fightinglarge fires involving chemicals. Use water spray to keep fire exposed containers cool.Determine the need to evacuate or isolate the area according to your local emergencyplan.Static electricity may accumulate and ignite suspended dust, causing an explosion. Bondand ground containers and equipment as appropriate. Also refer to standards thatdescribe appropriate explosion prevention practices.Hazardous Decomposition ProductsThermal breakdown of this product during fire or very high heat conditions may evolve the following hazardousdecomposition products: Sulfur oxides. Metal oxides.6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
DOW CORNING CORPORATIONMaterial Safety Data SheetMOLYKOTE(R) Z POWDERPage: 3 of 7Containment/Clean up:Remove possible ignition sources. Determine whether to evacuate or isolate the areaaccording to your local emergency plan. Observe all personal protection equipmentrecommendations described in Sections 5 and 8. Sweep, mop or wipe up and contain forsalvage or disposal. Fine powders may require special vacuum filters; damp mopping orwashing is preferred. Local, state and federal laws and regulations may apply to releasesand disposal of this material, as well as those materials and items employed in thecleanup of releases. You will need to determine which federal, state and local laws andregulations are applicable. Sections 13 and 15 of this MSDS provide informationregarding certain federal and state requirements.Note: See section 8 for Personal Protective Equipment for Spills. Call Dow Corning Corporation, (989) 496-5900, ifadditional information is required.7. HANDLING AND STORAGEUse with adequate ventilation. Avoid eye contact. Avoid breathing dust. Keep container closed. Do not takeinternally. Use proper ventilation and good housekeeping procedures to avoid accumulation of dust that can formignitable dust/air mixtures. See Section 8 for ventilation and inhalation recommendations. See Section 5 for unusualfire and explosion hazard comments.Use reasonable care and store away from oxidizing materials.8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTIONComponent Exposure LimitsThere are no components with workplace exposure limits.Engineering ControlsLocal Ventilation:General Ventilation:Recommended.Recommended.Personal Protective Equipment for Routine HandlingEyes:Skin:Suitable Gloves:Inhalation:Suitable Respirator:Use proper protection - safety glasses as a minimum.Washing at mealtime and end of shift is adequate.No special protection needed.Use respiratory protection unless adequate local exhaust ventilation is provided or airsampling data show exposures are within recommended exposure guidelines. IndustrialHygiene Personnel can assist in judging the adequacy of existing engineering controls.General and local exhaust ventilation is recommended to maintain vapor exposuresbelow recommended limits. Where concentrations are above recommended limits asdetermined by air sampling or are unknown, appropriate respiratory protection should beworn. Follow OSHA Respirator Regulations (29 CFR 1910.134) and use NIOSH/MSHAapproved respirators.Personal Protective Equipment for Spills
DOW CORNING CORPORATIONMaterial Safety Data SheetMOLYKOTE(R) Z POWDERPage: 4 of 7Eyes:Skin:Inhalation/SuitableRespirator:Use full face respirator.Washing at mealtime and end of shift is adequate.Respiratory protection recommended. Follow OSHA Respirator Regulations (29 CFR1910.134) and use NIOSH/MHSA approved respirators. Protection provided by airpurifying respirators against exposure to any hazardous chemical is limited. Use apositive pressure air supplied respirator if there is any potential for uncontrolled release,exposure levels are unknown, or any other circumstance where air purifying respiratorsmay not provide adequate protection.Precautionary Measures: Avoid eye contact. Avoid breathing dust. Keep container closed. Do not take internally.Use reasonable care.Comments:No Formaldehyde Related Warning.Note: These precautions are for room temperature handling. Use at elevated temperature or aerosol/spray applications mayrequire added precautions.9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIESPhysical Form: Fine PowderColor: Charcoal grayOdor: OdorlessSpecific Gravity @ 25°C: 4.8Viscosity: Not determined.Freezing/Melting Point: Not determined.Boiling Point: Not determined.Vapor Pressure @ 25°C: Not determined.Vapor Density: Not determined.Solubility in Water: Not determined.pH: Not determined.Volatile Content: Not determined.Note: The above information is not intended for use in preparing product specifications. Contact Dow Corning before writingspecifications.10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITYChemical Stability:HazardousPolymerization:Conditions to Avoid:Materials to Avoid:Stable.Hazardous polymerization will not occur.None.Oxidizing material can cause a reaction.11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATIONSpecial Hazard Information on Components
DOW CORNING CORPORATIONMaterial Safety Data SheetMOLYKOTE(R) Z POWDERPage: 5 of 7No known applicable information.12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATIONEnvironmental Fate and DistributionComplete information is not yet available.Environmental EffectsComplete information is not yet available.Fate and Effects in Waste Water Treatment PlantsComplete information is not yet available.Ecotoxicity Classification CriteriaHazard Parameters (LC50 or EC50) High Medium LowAcute Aquatic Toxicity (mg/L) 1 and 100Acute Terrestrial Toxicity 100 and 2000This table is adapted from "Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment", ASTM STP 1179, p.34, 1993.This table can be used to classify the ecotoxicity of this product when ecotoxicity data is listed above. Please read the other information presentedin the section concerning the overall ecological safety of this material.13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONSRCRA Hazard Class (40 CFR 261)When a decision is made to discard this material, as received, is it classified as a hazardous waste? NoState or local laws may impose additional regulatory requirements regarding disposal.Call Dow Corning Corporate Environmental Management, (989) 496-6315, if additional information is required.14. TRANSPORT INFORMATIONDOT Road Shipment Information (49 CFR 172.101)Not subject to DOT.Ocean Shipment (IMDG)Not subject to IMDG code.Air Shipment (IATA)Not subject to IATA regulations.Call Dow Corning Transportation, (989) 496-8577, if additional information is required.15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
DOW CORNING CORPORATIONMaterial Safety Data SheetMOLYKOTE(R) Z POWDERPage: 6 of 7Contents of this MSDS comply with the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200.TSCA Status:All chemical substances in this material are included on or exempted from listing on the TSCAInventory of Chemical Substances.EPA SARA Title III Chemical ListingsSection 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances:None.Section 304 CERCLA Hazardous Substances:None.Section 312 Hazard Class:Acute: NoChronic: NoFire: NoPressure: NoReactive: NoSection 313 Toxic Chemicals:None present or none present in regulated quantities.Supplemental State Compliance InformationCaliforniaWarning: This product contains the following chemical(s) listed by the State of California under the Safe DrinkingWater and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65) as being known to cause cancer, birth defects or otherreproductive harm.None known.MassachusettsCAS Number Wt % Component Name1317-33-5 > 60.0 Molybdenum disulfideNew JerseyCAS Number Wt % Component Name1317-33-5 > 60.0 Molybdenum disulfidePennsylvania
DOW CORNING CORPORATIONMaterial Safety Data SheetMOLYKOTE(R) Z POWDERPage: 7 of 7CAS Number Wt % Component Name1317-33-5 > 60.0 Molybdenum disulfide16. OTHER INFORMATIONPrepared by: Dow Corning CorporationThese data are offered in good faith as typical values and not as product specifications. No warranty, eitherexpressed or implied, is hereby made. The recommended industrial hygiene and safe handling procedures arebelieved to be generally applicable. However, each user should review these recommendations in the specificcontext of the intended use and determine whether they are appropriate.(R) indicates Registered Trademark