Olin MSDS No.: 00064.0001
Revision No.: 20
PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
BALL POWDER® PROPELLANT
Smokeless Powder, Double Base Propellant
EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER:
East Alton, IL 62024
COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
% By Weight
EINECS/ ELINCS #
N.A. = not applicable; *This material is not listed in Annex 1 of Directive 88/379/EEC. Olin has classified the material according to the
conventional method based upon information from similar materials.
Explosive, toxic by ingestion and inhalation, irritant, sensitizer, kidney, liver and blood toxin
EXPLOSIVE. DO NOT SUBJECT TO MECHANICAL SHOCK OR IMPACT OR STATIC DISCHARGE. DO NOT USE NEAR OPEN FLAME. EXPOSURE TO DUST CAN CAUSE EYE, SKIN AND RESPIRATORY TRACT IRRITATION. HARMFUL OR FATAL IF SWALLOWED, INHALED OR ABSORBED THROUGH SKIN. EXPOSURE TO DUST CAN CAUSE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM DAMAGE. MAY CAUSE KIDNEY, LIVER AND BLOOD DAMAGE BASED ON ANIMAL DATA. CAN CAUSE AN ALLERGIC SKIN REACTION. DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY. USE ONLY WITH ADEQUATE VENTILATION. AVOID BREATHING DUST. KEEP CONTAINER CLOSED. AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES, SKIN AND CLOTHING. WASH THOROUGHLY AFTER HANDLING.
HAZARD RATINGS (for dust or fume)
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Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS)
Physical Hazard: Explosive: 2 Unstable Reactive: 3
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
HUMAN THRESHOLD RESPONSE DATA
Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) Value(s):
The IDLH for this product is not known. The IDLH for dibutyl phthalate is 4000 mg/m3. The IDLH for nitroglycerin is 75 mg/m3.
POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS
ACUTE EFFECTS Eye:
Can cause irritation consisting of redness, swelling, and pain. May cause conjunctivitis with repeated exposures.
May be harmful or fatal if absorbed through skin. Contact with dust may cause irritation consisting of redness and/or swelling.
Harmful or fatal if inhaled. Inhalation of high concentrations of powder, dust, or fume may cause respiratory and nasal irritation, coughing, and difficulty breathing.
Harmful or fatal if swallowed. Ingestion of dust may cause nausea, vomiting, constipation, cramps, and or stomach pain. Ingestion of large doses of potassium nitrate can lead to the development of methemoglobinemia (inability of the blood to carry sufficient oxygen). It is not anticipated that exposure from this product would cause this effect.
Prolonged or repeated skin contact with dust may cause more severe irritation or dermatitis. Prolonged or repeated
inhalation of dust or fume may cause more severe irritation and possibly lung damage. Repeated exposure may cause an allergic skin reaction consisting of itching, redness, swelling, and rash or urticaria (hives) in sensitized individuals. Nitroglycerin will produce dilation of blood vessels and drop in blood pressure which may affect the heart. It has also been shown to cause methemoglobinemia (cyanosis). Diphenylamine has been shown to induce kidney damage. Chronic exposure to high levels of ethyl acetate can cause liver damage.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE: :
Exposure to dust may aggravate an existing dermatitis, kidney, liver, blood or cardiovascular disease, asthma, emphysema, or other respiratory disease.
May be toxic to aquatic organisms and cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.
Immediately flush out dust particles with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. If eye irritation develops, call a physician at once.
In case of contact, immediately flush eyes or skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse and thoroughly clean shoes before reuse. Get medical attention.
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention.
Poison. Get medical attention immediately. If swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
There is no specific antidote to the active ingredients in this product; use symptomatic treatment.
FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Flammability Classification: (defined by 29 CFR 1910.1200) Not applicable
UNUSUAL FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS: Dust may cause an ignitable and/or an explosive atmosphere. EXTINGUISHING MEDIA:
For localized powder fires, smother with dry sand, dry dolomite, sodium chloride or soda ash. Use fire-extinguishing media appropriate to fight surrounding fire.
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In case of fire, use normal fire fighting equipment. Response to this material requires the use of a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). Additional protective clothing must be worn to prevent personal contact with this material. Those items include but are not limited to: boots, gloves (neoprene, chlorinated polyethylene, butyl rubber), hard hat and impervious clothing, i.e., chemically impermeable suit. Wash all clothing prior to reuse.
FOR ALL TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENTS, CALL CHEMTREC AT 800-424-9300.
SPILLS OF THIS MATERIAL MAY REPRESENT AN EXPLOSION HAZARD and should be handled carefully. This product may explode if subjected to heat, shock, friction, static discharge, or impact. Remove all sources of ignition. Stop source of spill as soon as possible and notify appropriate personnel. A spill of this material may require emergency response team capabilities; call 1-888-289-1911 for technical assistance. Wet all spill materials prior to initiating clean up procedure. Use non-sparking or plastic equipment to clean up spill. Wear non-flammable or flame retardant clothing at all times. Material may best be destroyed if burned in an open flame burn if permissible by all regulatory functions. Spread material in thin layers and ignite from a remote location using a slow burning train. Water Release: This material is heavier than water. Create an overflow dam with filtration capabilities to retain material. Divert water flow or stop if possible. Gather wet material using non-sparking or plastic utensils. Keep material damp until ready for disposal.
Avoid dispersion of dust in air. Do not expose to direct light. Dot not subject to mechanical shock.
Store in a cool, dry, well ventilated place away from all sources of ignition. Do not store at temperatures above 38°C (100°F).
Shelf Life Limitations
: Indefinite if kept under 100°F.
Incompatible Materials for Packaging
: Must be stored in original shipping container for explosion venting purposes. No
incompatible packaging materials known.
Incompatible Materials for Storage or Transport:
Oxidizers, acids or alkalis.
Do not shake clothing, rags or other items to remove dust. Dust should be removed by washing or HEPA vacuuming.
EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Austria, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland: 0.05 ppm (0.47 mg/m3), skin Finland, France: 0.1 ppm (0.9 mg/m3), skin U.K.: 0.2 ppm (2 mg/m3), skin
Belgium, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, U.K.: 5 mg/m3 Sweden: 3 mg/m3
Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland,
Turkey, U.K.: 400 ppm Denmark, Norway, Sweden: 150 ppm Finland: 300 ppm
Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, U.K.:
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86-30-6 N-nitrosodiphenyl None established
Local explosion-proof exhaust ventilation is recommended if significant dusting occurs or fumes are generated. Otherwise, use general explosion-proof exhaust ventilation.
Wear impervious (cut-resistant) gloves and other protective clothing (aprons, coveralls) as appropriate to prevent skin contact when using this product. If generating a dust, wash thoroughly after handling, especially before eating, drinking, or smoking.
Respiratory protection not normally needed. If dusting occurs or fumes are generated above the PEL/TLV, use a NIOSH-approved respirator equipped with organic vapor cartridge and High Efficiency Particulate (HEPA) dust pre-filter.
GENERAL HYGIENE CONSIDERATIONS:
Do not eat, drink, or smoke while using this product in dust form.
Vapor Density (air = 1):
Boiling Point (
Not applicable - Mixture
Specific gravity (g/cc):
1.2 – 1.6
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg):
< 1 mm Hg
Solubility in Water (20
Volatiles, Percent by volume:
Octanol/water partition coefficient:
CAN IGNITE DUE TO IMPACT OR STATIC DISCHARGE.
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, toxic fumes from
POTENTIAL EXPOSURE ROUTES:
Ingestion, inhalation, dermal exposure, and eye contact
ACUTE ANIMAL TOXICITY DATA:
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Diphenylamine has been shown to induce kidney damage in laboratory animals. When fed to dogs for a period of 2 years, the rate of growth was depressed and anemia and liver damage developed.
N-nitroso-diphenylamine caused an increase in bladder and kidney tumors during chronic administration to laboratory animals. EPA classifies n-nitrosodiphenylamine as a probable human carcinogen, B2. IARC classifies it as a Group 3 carcinogen (unclassifiable as to human carcinogenicity). The European Union classifies n-nitrosodiphenylamine as a Category 3 carcinogen.
This product is not known or reported to be mutagenic. N-nitrosodiphenylamine has tested positive in a variety of in vitro
and in vivo
This product is not known or reported to cause reproductive or developmental effects.
Diphenylamine administered via the diet to pregnant rats caused teratogenic effects in the offspring.
This product is not known or reported to cause neurological effects.
No data is available on this product. Individual constituents are as follows:
Nitrocellulose: LC50 > 1000 mg/l (fish, invertebrates, algae) Nitroglycerin: Bluegill, 96 hour LC50 = 1.228 mg/l (static)
No data BIOACCUMULATION:
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Care must be taken to prevent environmental contamination from the use of this material. The user of this material has the
responsibility to dispose of unused material, residues and containers in compliance with all relevant local, state and federal laws and
regulations regarding treatment, storage and disposal for hazardous and non-hazardous wastes. This product may be a candidate for
14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
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Marine pollutant; forbidden by transport on passenger carrying roadways or railways
The components of this product are listed on the Toxic Substance Control Act inventory.
Ethyl acetate, R.Q.= 5000 lbs.; Nitroglycerin, R.Q. = 10 lbs; Dibutyl phthalate, R.Q. = 10 lbs.; N-Nitrosodiphenyl amine, R.Q. = 100 lbs
None of the components of this product are listed.
*RQ = Reportable Quantity
STATE RIGHT-TO-KNOW STATUS
*CA Prop. 65
* “WARNING: This product contains detectable amounts of a chemical(s) known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm.” EUROPEAN REGULATIONS
Hazard Classification Danger Symbol: E
Extreme risk of explosion by shock, friction, fire or other sources of ignition
Very toxic by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed
Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin
Toxic to aquatic organisms; may cause long-term adverse effects in the environment
In case of accident or if you feel unwell seek medical advice immediately (show the label
In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical
After contact with skin, take off immediately all contaminated clothing, and wash
Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection
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Do not empty into drains, dispose of this material and its container to hazardous or
The components of this product are on the DSL or are exempt from reporting under the New Substances Notification Regulations.
Dibutyl phthalate, Ethyl acetate, Diphenylamine, N-nitrosodiphenyl amine
This product is not subject to WHMIS. It is regulated as a Class 6 Explosive in Canada.
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