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Product Name: SYLTHERM XLT# Heat Transfer Fluid Issue Date: 11/01/2011 Print Date: 28 Dec 2011 (TM)*Trademark Page 1 of 8 The Dow Chemical Company encourages and expects you to read and understand the entire (M)SDS, as there is important information throughout the document. We expect you to follow the precautions identified in this document unless your use conditions would necessitate other appropriate methods or actions. 1. Product and Company Identification Product Name SYLTHERM XLT# Heat Transfer Fluid COMPANY IDENTIFICATION The Dow Chemical Company 2030 Willard H. Dow Center Midland, MI 48674 USA Customer Information Number: 800-258-2436 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER 24-Hour Emergency Contact: 989-636-4400 Local Emergency Contact: 989-636-4400 2. Hazards Identification Emergency Overview Color: Clear Physical State: Liquid. Odor: Odorless to mild Hazards of product:CAUTION! Combustible liquid and vapor. May be harmful if inhaled. Aspiration hazard. Can enter lungs and cause damage. Isolate area. Keep upwind of spill. OSHA Hazard Communication Standard This product is a Hazardous Chemical as defined by the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR Potential Health Effects Eye Contact: May cause slight temporary eye irritation. Corneal injury is unlikely. May cause mild eye discomfort. Skin Contact: Prolonged contact is essentially nonirritating to skin. Prolonged or repeated exposure may cause defatting of the skin leading to drying or flaking of skin. Skin Absorption: Prolonged skin contact is unlikely to result in absorption of harmful amounts. Material Safety Data Sheet The Dow Chemical Company Product Name: SYLTHERM XLT# Heat Transfer Fluid Issue Date: 11/01/2011 Page 2 of 8 Inhalation: Prolonged excessive exposure may cause adverse effects. Signs and symptoms of excessive exposure may include: May cause dizziness and drowsiness. Ingestion: Very low toxicity if swallowed. Harmful effects not anticipated from swallowing small amounts. Aspiration hazard: Aspiration into the lungs may occur during ingestion or vomiting, causing lung damage or even death due to chemical pneumonia. Component CAS # Amount Dimethylpolysiloxane 63148-62-9 % 4. First-aid measures Description of first aid measures General advice: First Aid responders should pay attention to self-protection and use the recommended protective clothing (chemical resistant gloves, splash protection). If potential for exposure exists refer to Section 8 for specific personal protective equipment. Inhalation: Move person to fresh air; if effects occur, consult a physician. Skin Contact: Wash skin with plenty of water. Eye Contact: Flush eyes thoroughly with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses after the initial 1-2 minutes and continue flushing for several additional minutes. If effects occur, consult a physician, preferably an ophthalmologist. Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Call a physician and/or transport to emergency facility immediately. Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed Aside from the information found under Description of first aid measures (above) and Indication of immediate medical attention and special treatment needed (below), no additional symptoms and effects are anticipated. Indication of immediate medical attention and special treatment needed The decision of whether to induce vomiting or not should be made by a physician. If lavage is performed, suggest endotracheal and/or esophageal control. Danger from lung aspiration must be weighed against toxicity when considering emptying the stomach. No specific antidote. Treatment of exposure should be directed at the control of symptoms and the clinical condition of the patient. Skin contact may aggravate preexisting dermatitis. 5. Fire Fighting Measures Suitable extinguishing media Water fog or fine spray. Dry chemical fire extinguishers. Carbon dioxide fire extinguishers. Foam. General purpose synthetic foams (including AFFF type) or protein foams are preferred if available. Alcohol resistant foams (ATC type) may function. Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture Hazardous Combustion Products: During a fire, smoke may contain the original material in addition to combustion products of varying composition which may be toxic and/or irritating. Combustion products may include and are not limited to: Carbon monoxide. Carbon dioxide. Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: Violent steam generation or eruption may occur upon application of direct water stream to hot liquids. Liquid mist of this product can burn. Flammable concentrations of vapor can accumulate at temperatures above flash point; see Section 9. Advice for firefighters Fire Fighting Procedures: Keep people away. Isolate fire and deny unnecessary entry. Do not use direct water stream. May spread fire. Burning liquids may be moved by flushing with water to protect personnel and minimize property damage. Avoid accumulation of water. Product may be carried across water surface spreading fire or contacting an ignition source. 3. Composition Information Product Name: SYLTHERM XLT# Heat Transfer Fluid Issue Date: 11/01/2011 Page 3 of 8 Special Protective Equipment for Firefighters: Wear positive-pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and protective fire fighting clothing (includes fire fighting helmet, coat, trousers, boots, and gloves). If protective equipment is not available or not used, fight fire from a protected location or safe distance. 6. Accidental Release Measures Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures: Vapor explosion hazard. Keep out of sewers. Isolate area. Keep unnecessary and unprotected personnel from entering the area. Keep upwind of spill. Ventilate area of leak or spill. No smoking in area. Eliminate all sources of ignition in vicinity of spill or released vapor to avoid fire or explosion. Ground and bond all containers and handling equipment. Refer to Section 7, Handling, for additional precautionary measures. Use appropriate safety equipment. For additional information, refer to Section 8, Exposure Controls and Personal Protection. Environmental precautions: Prevent from entering into soil, ditches, sewers, waterways and/or groundwater. See Section 12, Ecological Information. Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up: Vapor explosion hazard. Keep out of sewers. Eliminate all sources of ignition in vicinity of spill or released vapor to avoid fire or explosion. Material will float on water. Pump with explosion-proof equipment. If available, use foam to smother or suppress. Small spills: Contain spilled material if possible. Absorb with materials such as: Cat litter. Sawdust. Vermiculite. Zorb-all . Collect in suitable and properly labeled containers. Large spills: Dike area to contain spill. See Section 13, Disposal Considerations, for additional information. 7. Handling and Storage Handling General Handling: Keep away from heat, sparks and flame. Containers, even those that have been emptied, can contain vapors. Do not cut, drill, grind, weld, or perform similar operations on or near empty containers. Use of non-sparking or explosion-proof equipment may be necessary, depending upon the type of operation. Avoid breathing vapor. Wash thoroughly after handling. Keep container closed. Use only with adequate ventilation. Spills of these organic materials on hot fibrous insulations may lead to lowering of the autoignition temperatures possibly resulting in spontaneous combustion. See Section 8, EXPOSURE CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION. This product is a poor conductor of electricity and can become electrostatically charged, even in bonded or grounded equipment. If sufficient charge is accumulated, ignition of flammable mixtures can occur. Handling operations that can promote accumulation of static charges include but are not limited to mixing, filtering, pumping at high flow rates, splash filling, creating mists or sprays, tank and container filling, tank cleaning, sampling, gauging, switch loading, vacuum truck operations. Storage Minimize sources of ignition, such as static build-up, heat, spark or flame. Use of non-sparking or explosion-proof equipment may be necessary, depending upon the type of operation. No smoking, open flames or sources of ignition in handling and storage area. Store in tightly closed container. Use only with adequate ventilation. Do not store in: Opened or unlabeled containers. Additional storage and handling information on this product may be obtained by calling your sales or customer service contact. See Section 10 for more specific information. 8. Exposure Controls / Personal Protection Exposure Limits None established Product Name: SYLTHERM XLT# Heat Transfer Fluid Issue Date: 11/01/2011 Page 4 of 8 Personal Protection Eye/Face Protection: Use safety glasses (with side shields). Skin Protection: Wear clean, body-covering clothing. Hand protection: Use gloves chemically resistant to this material when prolonged or frequently repeated contact could occur. Examples of preferred glove barrier materials include: Viton. Polyethylene. Neoprene. Chlorinated polyethylene. Nitrile/butadiene rubber ( nitrile or NBR ). Polyvinyl alcohol ( PVA ). Ethyl vinyl alcohol laminate ( EVAL ). Examples of acceptable glove barrier materials include: Butyl rubber. Polyvinyl chloride ( PVC or vinyl ). NOTICE: The selection of a specific glove for a particular application and duration of use in a workplace should also take into account all relevant workplace factors such as, but not limited to: Other chemicals which may be handled, physical requirements (cut/puncture protection, dexterity, thermal protection), potential body reactions to glove materials, as well as the instructions/specifications provided by the glove supplier. Respiratory Protection: Respiratory protection should be worn when there is a potential to exceed the exposure limit requirements or guidelines. If there are no applicable exposure limit requirements or guidelines, use an approved respirator. Selection of air-purifying or positive-pressure supplied-air will depend on the specific operation and the potential airborne concentration of the material. For emergency conditions, use an approved positive-pressure self-contained breathing apparatus. The following should be effective types of air-purifying respirators: Organic vapor cartridge. Ingestion: Avoid ingestion of even very small amounts; do not consume or store food or tobacco in the work area; wash hands and face before smoking or eating. Engineering Controls Ventilation: Use engineering controls to maintain airborne level below exposure limit requirements or guidelines. If there are no applicable exposure limit requirements or guidelines, use only with adequate ventilation. Local exhaust ventilation may be necessary for some operations. 9. Physical and Chemical Properties Appearance Physical State Liquid. Color Clear Odor Odorless to mild Odor Threshold No test data available pH Not applicable Melting Point Not applicable to liquids Freezing Point < -101 C (< -150 F) Literature Boiling Point (760 mmHg) Not applicable. Flash Point - Closed Cup 42 C (108 F) Closed Cup Evaporation Rate (Butyl Acetate = 1) < Estimated. Flammability (solid, gas) Not applicable to liquids Flammable Limits In Air Lower: %(V) Literature Upper: %(V) Literature Vapor Pressure < 5 mmHg @ 25 C Literature Vapor Density (air = 1) Not applicable Specific Gravity (H2O = 1) 25 C/25 C Literature Solubility in water (by weight) < % Literature Partition coefficient, n-octanol/water (log Pow) No data available for this product. See Section 12 for individual component data. Autoignition Temperature 350 C (662 F) ASTM D2155 Decomposition Temperature No test data available Kinematic Viscosity cSt @ 20 C Literature 10. Stability and Reactivity Product Name: SYLTHERM XLT# Heat Transfer Fluid Issue Date: 11/01/2011 Page 5 of 8 Reactivity No dangerous reaction known under conditions of normal use. Chemical stability Thermally stable at typical use temperatures. Possibility of hazardous reactions Polymerization will not occur. Conditions to Avoid: Product can oxidize at elevated temperatures. Incompatible Materials: Avoid contact with: Strong acids. Strong bases. Strong oxidizers. Hazardous decomposition products Decomposition products depend upon temperature, air supply and the presence of other materials. Decomposition products can include and are not limited to: Formaldehyde. 11. Toxicological Information Acute Toxicity Ingestion Typical for this family of materials. LD50, rat > 5,000 mg/kg Dermal Typical for this family of materials. LD50, rabbit > 2,000 mg/kg Inhalation As product: The LC50 has not been determined. Eye damage/eye irritation May cause slight temporary eye irritation. Corneal injury is unlikely. May cause mild eye discomfort. Skin corrosion/irritation Prolonged contact is essentially nonirritating to skin. Prolonged or repeated exposure may cause defatting of the skin leading to drying or flaking of skin. Sensitization Skin A similar material did not cause allergic skin reactions when tested in humans. Respiratory No relevant information found. Repeated Dose Toxicity Based on available data, repeated exposures are not anticipated to cause additional significant adverse effects. Chronic Toxicity and Carcinogenicity Contains component(s) which did not cause cancer in laboratory animals. Developmental Toxicity Contains component(s) which did not cause birth defects or any other fetal effects in lab animals. Reproductive Toxicity No relevant information found. Genetic Toxicology Contains a component(s) which were negative in in vitro genetic toxicity studies. Contains component(s) which were negative in animal genetic toxicity studies. 12. Ecological Information Toxicity Data for Component: Dimethylpolysiloxane Material is practically non-toxic to aquatic organisms on an acute basis (LC50/EC50/EL50/LL50 >100 mg/L in the most sensitive species tested). Material is practically non-toxic to birds on an acute basis (LD50 > 2000 mg/kg). Fish Acute & Prolonged Toxicity LC50, rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), 96 h: > 10,000 mg/l Product Name: SYLTHERM XLT# Heat Transfer Fluid Issue Date: 11/01/2011 Page 6 of 8 Toxicity to Above Ground Organisms oral LD50, Colinus virginianus (Bobwhite quail): > 5,000 mg/kg Persistence and Degradability Data for Component: Dimethylpolysiloxane Chemical degradation (hydrolysis) is expected in the environment. Bioaccumulative potential Data for Component: Dimethylpolysiloxane Bioaccumulation: Bioconcentration potential is low (BCF < 100 or Log Pow < 3). Partition coefficient, n-octanol/water (log Pow): Estimated. Mobility in soil Data for Component: Dimethylpolysiloxane Mobility in soil: Expected to be relatively immobile in soil (Koc > 5000). Partition coefficient, soil organic carbon/water (Koc): > 32,000 13. Disposal Considerations DO NOT DUMP INTO ANY SEWERS, ON THE GROUND, OR INTO ANY BODY OF WATER. All disposal practices must be in compliance with all Federal, State/Provincial and local laws and regulations. Regulations may vary in different locations. Waste characterizations and compliance with applicable laws are the responsibility solely of the waste generator. AS YOUR SUPPLIER, WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES OR MANUFACTURING PROCESSES OF PARTIES HANDLING OR USING THIS MATERIAL. THE INFORMATION PRESENTED HERE PERTAINS ONLY TO THE PRODUCT AS SHIPPED IN ITS INTENDED CONDITION AS DESCRIBED IN MSDS SECTION: Composition Information. FOR UNUSED & UNCONTAMINATED PRODUCT, the preferred options include sending to a licensed, permitted: Recycler. Reclaimer. Incinerator or other thermal destruction device. 14. Transport Information DOT Non-Bulk Proper Shipping Name: FLAMMABLE LIQUID, Technical Name: POLYDIMETHYLSILOXANE Hazard Class: 3 ID Number: UN1993 Packing Group: PG III DOT Bulk Proper Shipping Name: FLAMMABLE LIQUID, Technical Name: POLYDIMETHYLSILOXANE Hazard Class: 3 ID Number: UN1993 Packing Group: PG III IMDG Proper Shipping Name: FLAMMABLE LIQUID, Technical Name: POLYDIMETHYLSILOXANE Hazard Class: 3 ID Number: UN1993 Packing Group: PG III EMS Number: F-E,S-E Marine pollutant.: No ICAO/IATA Proper Shipping Name: FLAMMABLE LIQUID, Technical Name: POLYDIMETHYLSILOXANE Hazard Class: 3 ID Number: UN1993 Packing Group: PG III Product Name: SYLTHERM XLT# Heat Transfer Fluid Issue Date: 11/01/2011 Page 7 of 8 Cargo Packing Instruction: 366 Passenger Packing Instruction: 355 This information is not intended to convey all specific regulatory or operational requirements/information relating to this product. Additional transportation system information can be obtained through an authorized sales or customer service representative. It is the responsibility of the transporting organization to follow all applicable laws, regulations and rules relating to the transportation of the material. 15. Regulatory Information OSHA Hazard Communication Standard This product is a Hazardous Chemical as defined by the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 Title III (Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986) Sections 311 and 312 Immediate (Acute) Health Hazard No Delayed (Chronic) Health Hazard Yes Fire Hazard Yes Reactive Hazard No Sudden Release of Pressure Hazard No Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 Title III (Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986) Section 313 To the best of our knowledge, this product does not contain chemicals at levels which require reporting under this statute. Pennsylvania (Worker and Community Right-To-Know Act): Pennsylvania Hazardous Substances List and/or Pennsylvania Environmental Hazardous Substance List: To the best of our knowledge, this product does not contain chemicals at levels which require reporting under this statute. Pennsylvania (Worker and Community Right-To-Know Act): Pennsylvania Special Hazardous Substances List: To the best of our knowledge, this product does not contain chemicals at levels which require reporting under this statute. California Proposition 65 (Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986) This product contains no listed substances known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, at levels which would require a warning under the statute. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) All components of this product are on the TSCA Inventory or are exempt from TSCA Inventory requirements under 40 CFR CEPA - Domestic Substances List (DSL) All substances contained in this product are listed on the Canadian Domestic Substances List (DSL) or are not required to be listed. 16. Other Information Hazard Rating System NFPA Health Fire Reactivity 1 2 0 Recommended Uses and Restrictions Identified uses Product Name: SYLTHERM XLT# Heat Transfer Fluid Issue Date: 11/01/2011 Page 8 of 8 Intended as a heat transfer fluid for closed-loop systems. For industrial use only. We recommend that you use this product in a manner consistent with the listed use. If your intended use is not consistent with the stated use, please contact your sales or technical service representative. Revision Identification Number: 50664 / 1001 / Issue Date 11/01/2011 / Version: Most recent revision(s) are noted by the bold, double bars in left-hand margin throughout this document. Legend N/A Not available W/W Weight/Weight OEL Occupational Exposure Limit STEL Short Term Exposure Limit TWA Time Weighted Average ACGIH American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, Inc. DOW IHG Dow Industrial Hygiene Guideline WEEL Workplace Environmental Exposure Level HAZ_DES Hazard Designation Action Level A value set by OSHA that is lower than the PEL which will trigger the need for activities such as exposure monitoring and medical surveillance if exceeded. The Dow Chemical Company urges each customer or recipient of this (M)SDS to study it carefully and consult appropriate expertise, as necessary or appropriate, to become aware of and understand the data contained in this (M)SDS and any hazards associated with the product. The information herein is provided in good faith and believed to be accurate as of the effective date shown above. However, no warranty, express or implied, is given. Regulatory requirements are subject to change and may differ between various locations. It is the buyer s/user s responsibility to ensure that his activities comply with all federal, state, provincial or local laws. The information presented here pertains only to the product as shipped. Since conditions for use of the product are not under the control of the manufacturer, it is the buyer s/user s duty to determine the conditions necessary for the safe use of this product. Due to the proliferation of sources for information such as manufacturer-specific (M)SDSs, we are not and cannot be responsible for (M)SDSs obtained from any source other than ourselves. If you have obtained an (M)SDS from another source or if you are not sure that the (M)SDS you have is current, please contact us for the most current version.

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