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Product identifier Turps/White Spirits 

Trade name: Turps / White Spirits

Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against 

Use  

Company  

Solvent. Paint related material. For industrial use only.  REFLECTA LAB SUPPLIES 

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SECTION 2. Turps / White Spirits – Hazards identification

 

Classification of the substance or mixture 

South Africa. GHS Classification and Labelling of Chemicals – SANS 10234 

Classification Flammable Liquids Category 3 Aspiration toxicity Category 1 

Germ cell mutagenicity Category 1B 

Carcinogenicity Category 1B 

Specific target organ toxicity – repeated exposure Category 1 

Skin irritation Category 2 

Label elements 

South Africa. GHS Classification and Labelling of Chemicals – 

SANS 10234 

Pictogram

Signal word Danger 

Hazard statements H226: Flammable liquid and vapour. 

H304: May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways. 

H340: May cause genetic defects if swallowed. 

H350: May cause cancer. 

H372: Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated 

exposure if inhaled. 

H315: Causes skin irritation.

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Precautionary statements 

Prevention P210: Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking. 

P223: Keep away from any possible contact with water, because of 

violent reaction and possible flash fire. 

P240: Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. 

P241: Use explosion-proof electrical/ ventilating/ lighting/ equipment. 

P242: Use only non-sparking tools. 

P243: Take precautionary measures against static discharge. 

P280: Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing/ eye protection/ face 

protection. 

P264: Wash hands thoroughly after handling. 

P201 + P202: Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle 

until all safety precautions have been read and understood. 

P260: Do not breathe dust/ fume/ gas/ mist/ vapours/ spray. 

P270: Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. 

P273: Avoid release to the environment. 

Response P303 + P361 + P353: IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/ Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/ shower. 

P370 + P378: In case of fire: Use dry sand, dry chemical or alcohol 

resistant foam for extinction. 

P302 + P352: IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. 

P321: Specific treatment (see supplemental first aid instructions on this 

label). 

P332 + P313: If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/ attention. 

Storage P403 + P235: Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool.

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Disposal 

P501: Dispose of as hazardous waste in compliance with local and  

national regulations. 

Other hazards No data available 

SECTION 3. Composition/information on ingredients

 

Mixture 

Naphtha (petroleum), hydrodesulfurized heavy; Low boiling point hydrogen  

treated naphtha 

Contents: < 60.00  

%W/W 

CAS-No. 64742-82-1 

Index-No. 649-330-00-2 EC-No. 265-185-4 

Kerosine (petroleum); Straight run kerosine 

Contents: < 20.00 %W/W 

CAS-No. 8008-20-6 Index-No. 649-404-00-4 EC-No. 232-366-4 Hazard statements H304 H315 H411 

Heptane [and isomers] 

Contents: < 10.00  

%W/W 

CAS-No. 142-82-5 

Octane [and isomers]

Index-No. 601-008-00-2 EC-No. 205-563-8 

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Contents: < 10.00 %W/W 

CAS-No. 111-65-9 Index-No. 601-009-00-8 EC-No. 203-892-1 Hazard statements H225 H304 H315 H336 H400 H410 

methylcyclohexane 

Contents: < 10.00 %W/W 

CAS-No. 108-87-2 Index-No. 601-018-00-7 EC-No. 203-624-3 

cyclohexane 

Contents: < 5.00 %W/W 

CAS-No. 110-82-7 Index-No. 601-017-00-1 EC-No. 203-806-2 

Toluene 

Contents: < 5.00 %W/W 

CAS-No. 108-88-3 Index-No. 601-021-00-3 EC-No. 203-625-9 Hazard statements H304 H225 H315 H361d H373  

H336 

Xylene 

Contents: < 5.00 %W/W 

CAS-No. 1330-20-7 Index-No. 601-022-00-9 EC-No. 215-535-7 Hazard statements H226 H332 H312 H315 

For the full text of the H-Statements mentioned in this Section, see Section 16.

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SECTION 4. White spirits – First aid measures

 

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Description of necessary first-aid measures 

Inhalation Move to fresh air in case of accidental inhalation of vapours. If  breathing is irregular or stopped, administer artificial  

respiration. Call a physician immediately. 

Skin contact Wash off immediately with plenty of water for at least 15  minutes. Call a physician immediately. 

Eye contact Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids,  for at least 15 minutes. Remove contact lenses. If eye  

irritation persists, consult a specialist. 

Ingestion Do not induce vomiting without medical advice. Never give  anything by mouth to an unconscious person. If symptoms  

persist, call a physician

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Most important symptoms/effects, acute and delayed 

Refer to SECTION 11 

SECTION 5. Firefighting measures

 

Suitable extinguishing Water spray. Dry powder. Foam. 

media 

Special hazards arising Do not allow run-off from fire fighting to enter drains or water from the substance or courses. 

mixture 

Special protective Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit. equipment for  

firefighters 

SECTION 6. Accidental release measures

 

Personal  

precautions 

Environmental  

precautions 

Methods for cleaning  up 

Reference to other  sections 

Use personal protective equipment. Do not breathe vapours  or spray mist. Ensure adequate ventilation. Keep away from  sources of ignition – No smoking. 

Avoid subsoil penetration. Do not flush into surface water  or sanitary sewer system. 

Soak up with inert absorbent material (e.g. sand, silica gel,  acid binder, universal binder). The material taken up must be disposed of in accordance with regulations. 

Refer to Section 8 and 13 

SECTION 7. Handling and storage 

Safe handling advice

Advice on protection  against fire and  

explosion 

Requirements for  storage areas and  containers 

Advice on common  storage 

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Wear personal protective equipment. Avoid contact with skin  and eyes. Keep away from sources of ignition – No smoking. 

Use explosion-proof equipment. Provide sufficient air  

exchange and/or exhaust in work rooms. Keep away from  open flames, hot surfaces and sources of ignition. 

Keep containers tightly closed in a cool, well-ventilated place. Keep away from sources of ignition – No smoking. 

No data available 

SECTION 8. Exposure controls/personal protection

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Components with workplace control parameters 

NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS

Components  Type  Control 

parameters

Update  Basis

 

N-HEPTANE 

N-HEPTANE 

TWA 

TWA 

STEL 

STEL 

1,600 mg/m3 

400 ppm 

2,000 mg/m3 

500 ppm 

1995 

1995 

1995 

1995 

South Africa RELs 

South Africa RELs 

South Africa RELs 

South Africa RELs

N-OCTANE 

N-OCTANE 

TWA 

TWA 

STEL 

STEL 

1,450 mg/m3 

300 ppm 

1,800 mg/m3 

375 ppm 

1995 

1995 

1995 

1995 

South Africa RELs 

South Africa RELs 

South Africa RELs 

South Africa RELs

CYCLOHEXANE 

CYCLOHEXANE 

TWA 

TWA 

STEL 

STEL 

340 mg/m3 

100 ppm 

1,030 mg/m3 

300 ppm 

1995 

1995 

1995 

1995 

South Africa RELs 

South Africa RELs 

South Africa RELs 

South Africa RELs

TOLUENE 

TOLUENE 

TOLUENE 

TWA 

TWA 

STEL 

STEL 

188 mg/m3 

50 ppm 

560 mg/m3 

150 ppm 

1995 

1995 

1995 

1995 

South Africa RELs 

South Africa RELs 

South Africa RELs 

South Africa RELs

 

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XYLENE, O-, M-, P- OR MIXED ISOMERS 

XYLENE, O-, M-, P- OR MIXED ISOMERS 

XYLENE, O-, M-, P- OR MIXED ISOMERS

TWA 

TWA 

STEL 

STEL 

435 mg/m3 

100 ppm 

650 mg/m3 

150 ppm 

1995 

1995 

1995 

1995 

South Africa RELs 

South Africa RELs 

South Africa RELs 

South Africa RELs

BUTANE 

BUTANE 

TWA 

TWA 

STEL 

STEL 

1,430 mg/m3 

600 ppm 

1,780 mg/m3 

750 ppm 

1995 

1995 

1995 

1995 

South Africa RELs 

South Africa RELs 

South Africa RELs 

South Africa RELs

 

Exposure controls 

Engineering measures 

Provide sufficient air exchange and/or exhaust in work rooms. 

Personal protective equipment 

Respiratory protection Respirator with combination filter for vapour/particulate (EN  141) 

Hand protection Gloves suitable for permanent contact: 

Material: butyl-rubber 

Break through time: 4 h 

Material thickness: 0.5 mm 

Eye protection Safety glasses with side-shields 

Skin and body protection Protective suit. Safety shoes. 

Hygiene measures Wash hands immediately after handling the product.

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SECTION 9. White spirits – Physical and chemical properties

 

Information on basic physical and chemical properties 

Form 

State of matter 

Colour 

Odour 

Odour Threshold 

pour point 

Boiling point/boiling  range 

Flash point 

Evaporation rate 

Flammability (solid,  gas) 

Relative vapour density Density 

Water solubility 

Viscosity, kinematic 

Liquid 

Liquid; at 20 °C; 1,013 hPa Clear to light yellowish brown Hydrocarbon-like Petroleum No data available 

0 °C 

160 °C 

45 °C 

No data available 

No data available 

No data available 

0.77 g/cm3; 20 °C 

Insoluble 

3 mm2/s; 50 °C 

SECTION 10. Stability and reactivity 

Reactivity Stable under recommended storage conditions.

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Chemical stability Stable under recommended storage conditions. 

Possibility of  

hazardous reactions 

Heating can release hazardous gases. 

Conditions to avoid Heat, flames and sparks. 

Materials to avoid Oxidizing agents. Reducing agents. Acids and bases 

Hazardous  

decomposition  products 

No decomposition if stored normally. 

SECTION 11. Toxicological information 

Acute oral toxicity Naphtha (petroleum), hydrodesulfurized heavy; Low boiling point hydrogen treated naphtha: 

LD50 Rat: male> 5,000 mg/kg; (literature value) 

Acute oral toxicity Kerosine (petroleum); Straight run kerosine: LD50 Rat: > 5,000 mg/kg; (literature value) 

Acute oral toxicity Toluene: 

LD50 Rat: 5,000 mg/kg; literature value

Acute oral toxicity Xylene: 

LD50 Rat: > 2,000 mg/kg; (literature value) 

Acute inhalation toxicity Kerosine (petroleum); Straight run kerosine: LC50 Rat: 4 h; > 5 mg/l; (literature value) 

Acute inhalation toxicity Toluene: 

LC50 Mouse: 5,320 mg/l; literature value

Acute inhalation toxicity Xylene: 

LC50 Rat: 4 h; 5,000 mg/l; (literature value)

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SECTION 12. White spirits – Ecological information

 

Toxicity to fish Toluene: 

Pimephales promelas; 96 h; LC50; 34.27 mg/l; literature value; 

Toxicity to fish Toluene: 

Poecilia reticulata; 96 h; LC50; 59.3 mg/l; literature value; 

Toxicity to fish Toluene: 

Cyprinodon variegatus; 96 h; LC50; 277 mg/l; literature value; 

Toxicity to daphnia and  

other Toluene: 

aquatic invertebrates Daphnia magna; 48 h; LC50; 313 mg/l 

Biodegradability Kerosine (petroleum); Straight run kerosine: 

Expected to be biodegradable 

Mobility in soil No data available 

Results of PBT and vPvB This mixture contains no substance considered to be very assessment persistent and very bioaccumulating (vPvB). 

SECTION 13. Disposal considerations

 

Product In accordance with local and national regulations. 

SECTION 14. Transport information

 

ADR

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UN number: 

3295 

Class: 

Packaging group: 

Proper shipping  name: 

RID 

UN number: 

Class: 

Packaging group: 

Proper shipping  name: 

ADNR 

III; F1; 

HYDROCARBONS, LIQUID, N.O.S. (Toluene, Xylene) 

3295 

III; F1 

HYDROCARBONS, LIQUID, N.O.S. (Toluene, Xylene) 

UN number: 3295 

Class:

Packaging group: III; F1 

Proper shipping name: HYDROCARBONS, LIQUID, N.O.S.

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Safety Data Sheet 

Turposol 

Version 1.00 Revision Date 31.01.2017 

(Toluene, Xylene) 

IMDG 

UN number: 

Class: 

EmS: 

Packaging group: 

Proper shipping  name: 

ICAO/IATA 

UN number

Class: 

Packaging group: 

Proper shipping  name: 

3295 

F-E, S-D 

III 

HYDROCARBONS, LIQUID, N.O.S. (Toluene, Xylene) 

3295 

III 

HYDROCARBONS, LIQUID, N.O.S. (Toluene, Xylene)

 

SECTION 15. Regulatory information

 

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Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture

Registration, Evaluation and  

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All chemical constituents are listed in: Registration, Evaluation  

Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH) Inv. of Exist. Chem. Substances in China 

USA TSCA Inventory 

Canadian Domestic Substances List  (DSL) 

Australian Inv. of Chem. Substances  (AICS) 

New Zealand Inventory of  

Chemicals (NZIoC) 

Jap. Inv. of Exist. & New Chemicals  (ENCS) 

Japan. Industrial Safety & Health Law  (ISHL) 

Korea. Existing Chemicals Inventory  (KECI) 

Philippines Inventory of Chemicals  and Chemical Substances (PICCS) 

China Inv. Existing Chemical  

Substances (IECSC) 

and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH) (See chapter 3) 

All chemical constituents are listed in: Inv. of Exist.  Chem. Substances in China (See chapter 3) 

All chemical constituents are listed in: USA TSCA Inventory  (See chapter 3) 

All chemical constituents are listed in: Canadian  Domestic Substances List (DSL) (See chapter 3) 

All chemical constituents are listed in: Australian Inv. of  Chem. Substances (AICS) (See chapter 3) 

All chemical constituents are listed in: New Zealand Inventory of  Chemicals (NZIoC) (See chapter 3) 

All chemical constituents are listed in: Jap. Inv. of Exist. &  New Chemicals (ENCS) (See chapter 3) 

All chemical constituents are listed in: Japan. Industrial Safety &  Health Law (ISHL) (See chapter 3) 

All chemical constituents are listed in: Korea.  

Existing Chemicals Inventory (KECI) (See chapter 3) 

All chemical constituents are listed in: Philippines Inventory of  Chemicals and Chemical Substances (PICCS) (See chapter 3) 

All chemical constituents are listed in: China Inv. Existing  Chemical Substances (IECSC) (See chapter 3)

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SECTION 16. Other information

 

Full text of H-Statements 

H225 Highly flammable liquid and vapour. 

H226 Flammable liquid and vapour. 

H304 May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways. 

H312 Harmful in contact with skin. 

H315 Causes skin irritation. 

H332 Harmful if inhaled. 

H336 May cause drowsiness or dizziness. 

H361d Suspected of damaging the unborn child. 

H373 May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure. 

H400 Very toxic to aquatic life. 

H410 Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects. 

H411 Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

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Disclaimer

The information stated above is considered to be correct, but does not claim to be inclusive and shall only be used as a guideline. The information provided by this document is confirmed by our continuous updating of knowledge and adheres to the products appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the product’s
properties. RLS Chemicals and its Associates shall not be held accountable for any damage’s consequent of handling the above product.

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