|PRESTONE LOW TOX ANTIFREEZE
SECTION 1: IDENTIFICATION
MSDS ID: MSDSP355
PRODUCT NAME: Prestone Low Tox Antifreeze/Coolant
MANUFACTURER: Prestone Products Corporation
39 Old Ridgebury Road
Danbury, CT 06810-5109
INFORMATION PHONE NUMBER: (203) 830-7800
EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER: CHEMTREC 1-800-424-9300
483-7161 in the District of Columbia
DATE OF MSDS PREPARATION/REVISION: 05/05/97
SECTION 2: PRODUCT COMPONENTS
HAZARDOUS COMPONENTS CAS# PERCENT EXPOSURE LIMITS
Propylene Glycol 57-55-6 20-40 None Established
SECTION 3: HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Green liquid with a characteristic odor. Not classified as flammable or
combustible but will burn under fire conditions. Direct eye contact may
cause transient discomfort. Not toxic by inhalation, skin contact or
POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS:
INHALATION: No significant adverse health effects are expected from
SKIN CONTACT: No significant irritation is expected.
SKIN ABSORPTION: Skin irritation is minimal, can be mildly irritating to
mucous membranes. May cause allergic contact dermatitis.
EYE CONTACT: Direct contact may cause stinging and tearing but no
residual injury or discomfort.
INGESTION: Considered relatively non-toxic following acute ingestion,
however, lactic acidosis, stupor and seizures have been reported
following chronic ingestion and in individuals with underlying kidney
CHRONIC HAZARDS: None currently known.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE: None currently known.
CARCINOGEN: None of the components of this product are listed as a
carcinogen or suspected carcinogen by IARC, NTP or OSHA.
SECTION 4: FIRST AID MEASURES
INHALATION: No adverse effects are expected, however, if irritation or
other symptoms develop, remove to fresh air. Seek medical attention if
SKIN CONTACT: Remove contaminated clothing and wash skin with soap and
water. Seek medical attention if irritation develops.
EYE CONTACT: Immediately flush with water, holding open eyelids, for
15 minutes. Seek medical attention if irritation persists.
INGESTION: If swallowed, get immediate medical advice by calling a
physician, poison control center or emergency room. If advice is not
available and a significant quantity has been swallowed, take the victim
and the product container to the nearest emergency treatment center or
hospital. Do not attempt to induce vomiting or give anything by mouth
to an unconscious person.
NOTES TO PHYSICIAN: Following acute ingestion signs of toxicity are
unlikely. Ethanol treatment as in ethylene glycol poisoning is
inappropriate. There is no specific antidote. Treatment should be
directed at the control of symptoms and the clinical condition.
Monitor for acidosis and central nervous system effects.
SECTION 5: FIRE AND EXPLOSION DATA
FLASH POINT: 230° F (110° C) TOC
AUTOIGNITION TEMPERATURE: Approximately 700 F (370 C)
FLAMMABILITY LIMITS: LEL: 2.4 UEL: 17.4
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: For large fires, use alcohol type or all-
purpose foam. For small fires, use water spray, carbon dioxide or dry
SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES: Firefighters should wear positive
pressure self- contained breathing apparatus and full protective
clothing for fires in areas where chemicals are used or stored. Cool
exposed container with water spray or fog. Burning liquid may float on
UNUSUAL FIRE HAZARDS: A solid stream of water or foam directed into
hot, burning liquid can cause frothing. Heat from fire may generate
flammable vapor. Fine sprays or mists may be combustible at
temperatures below the normal flash point.
HAZARDOUS COMBUSTION PRODUCTS: Burning may produce carbon monoxide
and carbon dioxide.
SECTION 6: ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Wear appropriate protective clothing and equipment (See Section 8).
Collect with absorbent material and place in appropriate, labeled
container for disposal or, if permitted flush spill area with water.
SECTION 7: HANDLING AND STORAGE
Avoid eye and prolonged or repeated skin contact.
Avoid breathing vapors or mists.
Wash exposed skin thoroughly with soap and water after use.
Keep container away from open flames and excessive heat.
Do not reuse empty containers unless properly cleaned.
Empty containers retain product residue and may be dangerous. Do not
cut, weld, drill, etc. containers, even empty.
Sudden release of hot organic chemical vapors or mists from process
equipment operating at elevated temperature and pressure, or sudden
ingress of air into vacuum equipment, may result in ignitions without
any obvious ignition sources. Published "autoignition" or "ignition"
temperatures cannot be treated as safe operating temperatures in
chemical processes without analysis of the actual process conditions.
Use of this product in elevated temperature applications should be
thoroughly evaluated to assure safe operating conditions.
SECTION 8: EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
VENTILATION: Use general ventilation or local exhaust as required to
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: None normally needed.
GLOVES: None normally needed. For prolonged contact rubber or
neoprene gloves can be worn.
EYE PROTECTION: Safety glasses or goggles recommended if splashing is
OTHER PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT/CLOTHING: Appropriate protective clothing
as needed to minimize skin contact.
SECTION 9: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
APPEARANCE AND ODOR: Green liquid with a characteristic odor. There
is no odor threshold data for this product.
BOILING POINT (F): 205 F
MELTING POINT (F): Supercools
SOLUBILITY IN WATER: Complete
PERCENT VOLATILE: None
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 8.73 lbs/gal
VAPOR PRESSURE: <0.1 inHg ~ 77 F
VAPOR DENSITY: 2.6
EVAPORATION RATE: <1 (Butyl Acetate-i)
VISCOSITY: Not determined
SECTION 10: STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
CONDITIONS TO AVOID: None
INCOMPATIBILITY: Strong oxidizing agents, and materials reactive with
DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.
HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: Will not occur
CONDITIONS TO AVOID: None known.
SECTION 11: TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Propylene Glycol: LD5O Oral Rat: 20 gm/kg
LD5O Skin Rabbit: 20.8 gm/kg
This product contains less than 0.1% tolyltriazole which has demonstrated
mutagenic activity in a bacterial test system. A correlation has been
established between mutagenic activity and carcinogenic activity for
many chemicals. Tolyltriazole has not been identified as a carcinogen or
probable carcinogen by NTP, IARC or OSHA.
SECTION 12: ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
No ecotoxicity data is currently available.
SECTION 13: DISPOSAL INFORMATION
Dispose of product in accordance with all local, state/provincial and
SECTION 14: TRANSPORT INFORMATION
U.S. DOT HAZARD CLASSIFICATION: Not regulated
DOT MARINE POLLUTANTS: This product does not contains Marine
Pollutants as defined in 49 CFR 171.8.
INDO CODE SHIPPING CLASSIFICATION: Not regulated
SECTION 15: REGULATORY INFORMATION
EPA SARA 311/312 HAZARD CLASSIFICATION: Not hazardous
EPA SARA 313: This Product Contains the Following Chemicals
Subject to Annual Release Reporting Requirements Under SARA Title
III, Section 313 (40 CFR 372): None
PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE: This product is not known to
contain or to have been manufactured with ozone depleting
substances as defined in 40 CFR Part 82, Appendix A to Subpart A.
CERCLA SECTION 103: This product is not subject to CERCLA reporting
requirements, however, many states have more stringent release
reporting requirements. Report spills required under federal, state
and local regulations.
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 - This product does not contain substances
known to the State of California to cause Cancer and/or Reproductive
EPA TSCA INVENTORY: All of the components of this material are listed
on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substances
CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT: All of the ingredients are
listed on the Canadian Domestic Substances List.
CANADIAN WHMIS CLASSIFICATION: Not a controlled product.
AUSTRALIA: All of the ingredients of this product are listed on the
Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances.
SECTION 16: OTHER INFORMATION
NFPA RATING (NFPA 704) - FIRE: 1
This MSDS is directed to professional users and bulk handlers of the
product. Consumer products are labeled in accordance with Federal
Hazardous Substances Act regulations.
While Prestone Products Corporation believes that the data contained herein
are factual and the opinions expressed are those of qualified experts
regarding the results of the tests conducted, the data are not to be taken
as a warranty or representation for which Prestone Products Corporation
assumes legal responsibility. They are offered solely for your
consideration, investigation and verification. Any use of these data and
information must be determined by the user to be in accordance with
applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
If more information is needed, please contact:
Prestone Products Corporation
39 old Ridgebury Road
Danbury CT 06810-5109