Material Safety Data Sheet


Material Identification and Use

Manufacturer's Name NOCO Energy Corp.
Manufacturer's Address 2440 Sheridan Dr., Tonawanda, NY 14150 (U.S. and Canada)
Emergency Phone Number 1-800-424-9300 (Chemtrec)
Supplier's Address P.O. Box 86, Tonawanda, NY  14151
Supplier Emergency Phone Number 1-800-500-6626
Product Name NOCO Methanol
Product Code NMET08
Chemical Name and Synonym Methyl Alcohol
Product Use Deicer, solvent cleaner, and degreaser.


Components Percentage CAS Number Hazard Data

Methyl Alcohol 100 67-56-1 Recommended PEL/TWA 70 ppm (200 mg/m3)

WHMIS Classification

B2, D1B, D2A, D2B

Physical Data

Physical State Liquid
Odour and Appearance Clear Colorless Liquid, Faint Alcohol Odor
Specific Gravity 0.79
Vapor Pressure (MM HG @ 20° C) 96
Vapour Density Not Determined
Evaporation Rate Not Determined
Boiling Point 148°F  (64°C)
Freezing Point < -144°F    (< -98°C)
pH N/A
Solubility in H20 Complete Solubility in Water

Fire and Explosion Hazards

Conditions of Flammability High heat source. DO NOT expose to heat, flame, sparks, or other sources of ignition. 
Extinguishing Media Use water spray to cool fire exposed surfaces and to protect personnel. Isolate "fuel" supply from fire. Use foam, dry chemical, or water spray to extinguish fire.
Flashpoint and Method of Determination 53°F   (12°C) ,  (D-56)
Flammable Limits Upper (% by vol.) 36.5
Flammable Limits Lower (% by vol.) 6.0
NFPA - Hazard Class Health: 3  Fire: 3  Reactivity: 0
Hazardous Combustion Products No Unusual
Unusual Fire an Explosion Hazard Containers can build up pressure if exposed to heat and/or fire. As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Water runoff can cause environmental damage. Dike and collect water used to fight fire. Vapors can travel to a source of ignition and flash back. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. FLAMMABLE LIQUID. Can release vapors that form explosive mixtures at temperatures above the flashpoint. Use water spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool. Water may be heavier than air. May be ignited by heat sparks and flame. Remove all individuals from area who are not properly trained in fire fighting.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, alcohol resistant foam or carbon dioxide. Use water spray to cool fire-exposed containers. Water may be ineffective. For large fires, use water spray, fog or alcohol-resistant foam. DO NOT use straight streams of water. Use a blanketing effect to smother fire.

Reactivity Data

Chemical Stability Stable
Incompatible Materials Strong oxidizing agents:  Peroxides, Chlorine, Strong Acids, etc. 
Hazardous Decomposition Oxides of Carbon. Excessive heating and/or incomplete combustion will generate highly poisonous carbon monoxide and perhaps other toxic vapors such as Formaldehyde.
Hazardous Polymerization Not Applicable

Health Hazard Information

Routes of Entry
Skin Contact Frequent or prolonged contact may irritate and cause dermatitis. Skin irritation or more serious disorders may occur upon prolonged contact due to skin defatting.
Eye Eye irritation may occur upon short-term exposure, including a burning sensation, tearing, redness or swelling. Upon direct contact with liquid conjunctivitis and corneal burns may occur.
Inhalation Short term exposure to high levels of vapor may cause CNS depression symptoms including nausea, drowsiness, vertigo, fatigue, unconsciousness and death depending on exposure duration.
Ingestion Swallowing only 1 to 4 ounces has been reported to cause death or serious irreversible injury such as blindness. Methanol metabolism causes systemic acidosis resulting in damage to the optic nerve. Symptoms may be delayed.
Carcinogenicity There has been no evidence of carcinogenic potential.

Emergency and First Aid Procedures

Inhalation Immediately remove from contaminated area to fresh air. Keep individual quiet. For respiratory distress give air or oxygen and/or administer CPR. Obtain medical assistance.
Eye Immediately flush eyes with plenty of clean low pressure water for at least 15 minutes. Retract eyelids often. Obtain emergency medical attention.
Skin Immediately remove contaminated clothing. Wash affected skin thoroughly with soap and water. If irritation persists, seek medical attention. Wash clothing before reuse. Wash or discard contaminated leather shoes and/or gloves.
Ingestion Methanol ingestion is life threatening. If swallowed and conscious, drink two (2) glasses of water and INDUCE VOMITING by finger down the throat or with syrup of Ipecac. Follow immediately with two (2) teaspoons of Baking Soda in water. Symptoms may be delayed.

Preventative Measures

Respirator Do not use air-purifying respirator. Only NIOSH/MSHA approved supplied air or self-contained breathing apparatus operated in positive pressure mode are satisfactory, if exposure can exceed the PEL/TLV.
Eye Such as chemical splash goggles and/or face shield must be warn when possibility exists for eye contact due to splashing or spraying liquid, airborne particles of vapor. Contact lenses should not be worn.
Skin When skin contact is possible, protective clothing including gloves, apron, sleeves, boots, head and face protection should be worn. This equipment must be cleaned thoroughly after each use.

Environmental Procedures

Spills or Releases Eliminate sources of ignition. Prevent additional discharge of material, if possible to do so without hazard. For large or small spills, implement cleanup procedures. Release causes an immediate fire/explosion hazard. Remove all ignition sources and safely stop flow of spill. Remove all non-essential personnel. Use proper protection equipment. Contain or prevent flow to sewers or public waters.
Disposal Consult an expert on disposal of recovered material and ensure conformity to local disposal regulations. For large spills, maximize product recovery for reuse or recycling. Free liquid may be collected using explosion proof diesel or vacuum pumps. For small spills, take up with stand or other non-combustible absorbent.
Storage Handle and open containers with care. Store in cool, well ventilated place away from incompatible materials. Do not handle or store near an open flame, heat or other sources of ignition. Protect materials from direct sunlight.

Regulatory Information

Dept. of Transportation No special instructions, UN 1230
TSCA This product is listed on the TSCA Inventory at CAS Registry Number 67-56-1.
CERCLA RQ (lbs) 5000
RCRA No Data
SARA Title III - Section 302 No Data
Section 311/312 This product is classified into the following hazard categories. Fire
Section 313 This material contains methyl alcohol which is subject to the reporting requirements of section 313 of SARA III and 40CFR Part 373

Preparation Date of Material Safety Data Sheet

Prepared By NOCO - Tom Scoda
Phone number of Preparer 1-800-500-6626
Date Prepared 07/17/2000
Revised Date 06/01/2008


Information presented herein has been compiled from information provided to us by our suppliers and other sources considered to be dependable and is accurate and reliable to the best of our knowledge. Nothing herein is to be construed as recommending any practice or the use of any product in violation of any patent or in violation of any law or regulation. It is the users' responsibility to determine the suitability of any material for a specific purpose and to adopt such safety precautions as may be necessary. We make no warranty as to the results to be obtained in using any material and since conditions of use are not under our control, we must necessarily disclaim all liability with respect to the use of any material supplied by us.