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Infosafe™ No.VAR9SIssue DateFebruary 2021StatusISSUED by MILESTONBS: 1.17.117

Not classified as hazardous according to criteria of NOHSC


Product NameALCOSAN
Company NameMilestone Chemicals Pty. Ltd. (ABN 85115166357)
Address115 Northern Road West Heidelberg
VIC 3081
Emergency Tel.(03) 9450 4555 Mon-Fri 8am - 6pm
Telephone/Fax NumberTel: (03) 9450 4555
Fax: (03) 9457 5518
Recommended UseNon-residual evaporative surface sanitiser.
Other NamesNot Available


Hazard ClassificationEye Damage/Irritation: Category 2A
Flammable Liquids: Category 2
STOT Single Exposure: Category 3 (narcotic)
Risk Phrase(s)R11 Highly flammable.
Safety Phrase(s)S2 Keep out of reach of children.
S7 Keep container tightly closed.
S16 Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking.


Chemical CharacterizationLiquid
Ingredients    Name CAS Proportion Hazard Statement(s)
   Ethanol64-17-570% v/v
   Water7732-18-5to 100%


First Aid MeasuresM
InhalationIf inhaled, remove from contaminated area. Apply artificial respiration if not breathing. Seek medical attention.
IngestionDo not induce vomiting. Wash out mouth thoroughly with water. Seek medical attention.
SkinWash affected area thoroughly with soap and water. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse or discard. If symptoms develop seek medical attention.
EyeIf in eyes, hold eyelids apart and flush the eyes continuously with running water. Continue flushing for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention.
First Aid FacilitiesEye wash and normal washroom facilities.
Advice to DoctorTreat symptomatically.
Other InformationM


Suitable Extinguishing MediaUse carbon dioxide, dry chemical, and foam.
Hazards from Combustion ProductsUnder fire conditions this product may emit toxic and/or irritating fumes including carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide.
Special Protective Equipment for fire fightersSelf-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) required for fire-fighting personnel. If possible to do so safely, shut off fuel to fire. Use water spray to spray to cool fire-exposed surfaces and to protect personnel. Avoid spreading burning liquid with water used for cooling fire exposed containers when using water spray, boil-over may occur when the product temperature reaches the boiling point of water.
Specific HazardsThis product is highly flammable. Keep storage tanks, pipelines, fire-exposed surfaces etc cool with water spray. Shut off any leak if safe to do so and remove sources of re-ignition. Vapour/air mixtures may ignite explosively. Flashback along the vapour trail may occur. Runoff to sewer may create fire or explosion hazard. Vapours from this product may travel or be moved by air currents and be ignited by pilot lights, other flames, smoking, sparks, heaters, electrical equipment, static discharge or other ignition sources at locations distant from the point of handling.
Hazchem Code•2YE
Precautions in connection with FireFire-fighters should wear full protective clothing and self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) operated in positive pressure mode. Water spray may be used to keep fire exposed containers cool.
Unsuitable Extinguishing MediaM


Emergency ProceduresM
Spills & DisposalWear appropriate personal protective equipment and clothing to avoid exposure. Extinguish or remove all sources of ignition and stop leak if safe to do so. Increase ventilation. Evacuate all unprotected personnel. If possible contain the spill. Place inert non-combustible absorbent material onto spillage. DO NOT use sawdust. Use clean non-sparking tools to collect the material and place into suitable labelled containers. Dispose of waste according to federal, Environmental Protection Authority and state regulations. If the spillage enters the waterways contact the Environmental Protection Authority, or your local Waste Management Authority.
Clean-up Methods - Large SpillagesNotify Emergency Services (Police or Fire Brigade). Tell them exact location, nature, hazards, quantities, type of vehicle and any other information that would be helpful. Contain spill. Remove all ignition sources and safely stop flow of spill. Bund area. Trained personnel should wear Personal Protective equipment as highlighted in this MSDS. Blanket the spill with foam or use water fog to disperse vapour clouds. Consult an expert regarding disposal of this product.


Precautions for Safe HandlingOpen containers cautiously as contents may be under pressure. Use only in a well ventilated area. DO NOT store or use in confined spaces. Keep tank covered and containers sealed when not in use. Build up of mists or vapours in the atmosphere must be prevented. Avoid inhalation of vapour and mists, skin or eye contact. Do not use near welding or other ignition sources and avoid sparks. Do NOT pressurise, cut, heat or weld containers as they may contain hazardous residues. Do not smoke. Wear appropriate protection. It is essential that all who come into contact with this material maintain high standards of personal hygiene i.e. Washing hands prior to eating, drinking, smoking or using toilet facilities.
Conditions for Safe StorageStore in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from sources of ignition, oxidising agents, foodstuffs, and clothing and out of direct sunlight. Keep containers closed when not in use and securely sealed and protected against physical damage. Inspect regularly for deficiencies such as damage or leaks. Always keep in containers made of the same material as the supply container. Have appropriate fire extinguishers available in and near the storage area. Take precautions against static electricity discharges. Use proper grounding procedures. For information on the design of the storeroom, reference should be made to Australian Standard AS1940 - The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids. Reference should also be made to all State and Federal regulations.
Storage RegulationsM


National Exposure StandardsNo exposure standards have been established for this material by the Australian National Occupational Health & Safety Commission (NOHSC). However, the exposure standards for the ingredients are stated below:
Australian National Occupational Health And Safety Commission (NOHSC) Exposure Standards:
Substance TWA STEL
ppm mg/m³ ppm mg/m³ Notices
Ethanol 1000 1880 - - -

TWA - the Time-Weighted Average airborne concentration over an eight-hour working day, for a five-day working week.
STEL (Short Term Exposure Limit) - the average airborne concentration over a 15-minute period, which should not be exceeded at any time during a normal eight-hour workday.
Biological Limit ValuesM
Engineering ControlsProvide sufficient ventilation to keep airborne levels below the exposure limits. Where vapours or mists are generated, particularly in enclosed areas, and natural ventilation is inadequate, a flameproof exhaust ventilation system is required. Refer to AS 1940 - The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids and AS/NZS 2430.3.1:1997 : Classification of hazardous areas - Examples of area classification - General, for further information concerning ventilation requirements.
Respiratory ProtectionIf engineering controls are not effective in controlling airborne exposure then respiratory protective equipment should be used. Type of breathing protection required will vary according to individual circumstances. Expert advice may be required to make this decision. Reference should be made to Australian Standards AS/NZS 1715, Selection, Use and maintenance of Respiratory Protective Devices; and AS/NZS 1716, Respiratory Protective Devices.
Eye ProtectionSafety glasses with side shields or chemical goggles should be worn. Final choice of appropriate eye/face protection will vary according to individual circumstances. Eye protection devices should conform with Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1337 - Eye Protectors for Industrial Applications.
Hand ProtectionWhere risk of skin contact, wear nitrile or other suitable gloves conforming to AS/NZS 2161: Occupational protective gloves.
Body ProtectionWhen large quantities are handled the use of plastic aprons and rubber boots is recommended. Industrial clothing should conform to the specifications detailed in AS/NZS 2919: Industrial clothing. When handling small quantities, normal work clothing provides sufficient protection.


AppearanceClear, water white liquid
OdourCharacteristic alcohol odour.
Decomposition TemperatureM
Melting PointN Av
Boiling Point78°C
Solubility in WaterCompletely Soluble
Specific Gravity0.8
pH ValueNot available
Vapour Pressure44 mmHg at 20°C (ethanol)
Vapour Density (Air=1)1.59 (Air=1)(ethanol)
Evaporation Rate2.53 (n-Butyl acetate=1) (ethanol)
Odour ThresholdM
Volatile Component100%
Octanol/Water Partition CoefficientM
Flash Point22°C
FlammabilityHighly flammable
Auto-Ignition Temperature392°C (ethanol)
Flammable Limits - Lower3.5% (ethanol)
Flammable Limits - Upper19.0% (ethanol)
Kinematic ViscosityM
Dynamic ViscosityM
Explosion Limit - UpperM
Explosion Limit - LowerM


Chemical StabilityStable under normal use conditons.
Conditions to AvoidHeat, flames, ignition sources and incompatibles.
Incompatible MaterialsChlorates, perchlorates, chromates, dichromates, nitrates and other oxidizing agents.
Hazardous Decomposition ProductsThermal decomposition may result in the release of toxic and/or irritating fumes including carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide.
Hazardous ReactionsM
Hazardous PolymerizationWill not occur.


Toxicology InformationNo adverse health effects are expected, if the product is handled in accordance with this Safety Data Sheet and the product label. Symptoms and effects that may arise if the product is mishandled and overexposure occurs are:
InhalationCause irritation to the respiratory tract and mucous membranes. Inhalation of the vapour may result in headache, nausea, incoordination, narcosis and vomiting. High concentrations may cause central nervous system symptoms similar to those given under ingestion below.
IngestionSwallowing can cause drunkenness or harmful central nervous system effects. Effects of a small intake may include excitation, euphoria, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision and fatigue. Severe acute intoxication may cause hypoglycaemia, hypothermia and extensor rigidity. Other effects may include decreased blood pressure, vomiting blood and blood changes. Aspiration into the lungs may cause pneumonitis.
SkinCan cause redness, itching and irritation.
EyeCan be irritating to eyes. On eye contact this product can cause tearing, stinging, blurred vision, and redness.
Chronic EffectsProlonged or repeated skin contact may cause defatting leading to dermatitis. Long term exposure by swallowing or repeated inhalation may cause degenerative changes in the liver, kidney, gastrointestinal tract and heart muscle.
Acute Toxicity - OralLD50 (Oral, Rat): 7060 mg/kg
Acute Toxicity - InhalationLC50 (Inhalation, Rat): 38 mg/L/10h


EcotoxicityNot severe
Persistence / DegradabilityReadily Biodegradable.
MobilityReadily dilutes with water
Environmental FateThis substance may cause long term adverse effects in the environment
Environment ProtectionDo not allow product to enter drains, waterways or sewers.
Acute Toxicity - FishGolden ide LC0(48h): >1000 mg/L
Acute Toxicity - DaphniaDaphnia magna EC50(24h): >1000mg/L


Disposal ConsiderationsRefer to appropriate authority in your State. Dispose of material through a licensed waste contractor. Advise flammable nature. Normally suitable for disposal by approved waste disposal agent.


Transport InformationThis material is a Class 3 - Flammable Liquid according to The Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail. (7th edition)
Class 3 - Flammable Liquids are incompatible in a placard load with any of the following:
- Class 1, Explosives
- Division 2.1, Flammable Gases, (Division 2.1 and Class 3 are incompatible in transport if both are in tanks or other receptacles with a capacity individually exceeding 500 L.)
- Division 2.3, Toxic Gases
- Division 4.2 Spontaneously Combustible Substances
- Division 5.1 Oxidising Agents and Division 5.2, Organic Peroxides
- Class 6 Toxic or Infectious Substances (where the flammable liquid is nitromethane)
- Class 7 Radioactive Substances.
U.N. Number1170
DG Class3
Hazchem Code•2YE
Packing GroupII
EPG Number3A1
IERG Number14
IMDG Marine Pollutant (MP)M


Regulatory InformationNON-HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE.

Not Classified as Hazardous according to criteria of National Occupational Health & Safety Commission, Australia (NOHSC).
Not classified as a Scheduled Poison according to the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP).
Poisons ScheduleNot Scheduled
Hazard CategoryHighly Flammable
AICS (Australia)All components listed.


Date of preparation or last revision of MSDS10/02/2021
Literature ReferencesPreparation of Safety Data Sheets for hazardous Chemicals Code of Practice
Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons
Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road & Rail
Globally Harmonised System of classification and labelling of chemicals
Signature of Preparer/Data ServiceTechnical manager Tel: (03) 9450 4555
Technical Contact NumbersEmergency Advice All Hours:
Chief Chemist Tel: (03) 9450 4555 Mon-Fri 8am - 6pm
Poisons Information Centre: 13 11 26 - 24hrs
Other InformationThis SDS summarises at the date of issue our best knowledge of the
health and safety hazard information of the product, and in particular how
to safely handle and use the product in the Workplace. Please refer to the
technical datasheet (Instructions for use), and the label on the drum. The
company cannot anticipate or control the individual working conditions
encountered and so each user should read this SDS carefully, and if in
doubt ring the Contact Point Number given below.

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Print Date: 11/05/2021 BS: 1.17.117