Material Safety Data Sheet
Science Stuff, Inc.
1104 Newport Ave
Austin, TX 78753
Phone (512) 837-6020
Chemtrec 800-424-9300
24 Hour Emergency Assistance
Section 1 Identification
Product Number:C1466 
Health:
Flammability
Reactivity
Hazard Rating:
LeastSlightModerateHighExtreme
01234
NA = Not Applicable NE = Not Established
Product Name:Carnoy's Solution (Fixative) 
Trade/Chemical Synonyms 
Formula:N/A
RTECS:NONE 
C.A.SSee Below
Section 2 Component Mixture
Sara 313ComponentCAS Number%DimExposure Limits:
Acetic Acid, Glacial  CAS# 64-19-7 10% V/V 10 ppm OSHA TWA, 15 ppm OSHA STEL 
Alcohol, Reagent Denatured Ethyl Alcohol  60% V/V OSHA TWA 1000 ppm (1900 mg/mÉ) 
Chloroform  CAS# 67-66-3 30% V/V OSHA TWA 75 ppm (350 AMG/MÉ) 
Section 3 Hazard Identification (Also see section 11)
Keep away from heat and ignition sources. Harmful if swallowed. Avoid breathing vapors. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothes. Wash thoroughly after handling. Keep container closed. 
Section 4 First Aid Measures
Keep away from heat and ignition sources. Harmful if swallowed. Avoid breathing vapors. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothes. Wash thoroughly after handling. Keep container closed.

FIRST AID: CALL A PHYSICIAN. SKIN: Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water.

EYES: Wash eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, lifting lids occasionally. Seek Medical Aid. INHALATION: Remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen

INGESTION: If swallowed, induce vomiting immediately after giving two glasses of water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
Section 5 Fire Fighting Measures
Fire Extinguisher Type:Carbon Dioxide, dry chemical powder or appropriate foam
Fire/Explosion Hazards:vapors heavier than air and wil stay at the floor level.
Fire Fighting Procedure:Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and clothing.
Section 6 Accidental Release Measures
Evacuate area. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing. Eliminate all sources of ignition.
Section 7 Handling and Storage
Store in a cool dry well ventilated area. Keep away from heat and flame. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. 
Section 8 Exposure Controls & Personal Protection
Respiratory Protection:NIOSH/MSHA-approved respirator
Ventilation: Mechanical: Hand Protection:Solvent resistant gloves as neoprene or nitrile
Local Exhaust: Eye Protection:Splash Goggles
Other Protective Equipment: Wear appropriate clothing to prevent skin exposure
Section 9 Physical and Chemical Properties
Melting Point:Information not availableSpecific Gravityinformation not available
Boiling Point:Information not available Percent Volatile by Volume:100%
Vapor Pressure:Information not available Evaporation Rate:information not available
Vapor Density: Information not available Evaporation Standard: Not Applicable
Solubility in Water: insoluble Auto ignition Temperature: information not available
Appearance and Odor: clear colorless liquid. Lower Flamm. Limit in Air: information not available
Flash Point: information not available Upper Flamm. Limit in Air: information not available
Section 10 Stability and Reactivity Information
Stability: StableConditions to Avoid: Avoid contact with heat, sparks, flames, or other sources of ignition.
Materials to Avoid:
Oxidizing materials
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
TOXIC gases produced at decompostion
Hazardous Polymerization:Will Not Occur
Condition to Avoid:None known
Section 11 Additional Information
EXTREME DANGER!!! This material can cause death if inhaled,ingested or absorbed through the skin. Effect of over exposure: irritation to the eyes,skin and upper respiratory tract. Acute:dizziness,headache,nausea and respiratory distress. Chronic: extremely irritating,can cuase coma and even DEATH. Condition aggravated/target organs. Persons with pre-existing eye,skin or respirtory conditions may be more susceptible. 
DOT Classification: Flammable Liquid, n.o.s. (Ethanol, Acetic Acid), 3, UN1993, PG II
DOT regulations may change from time to time. Please consult the most recent version of the relevant regulations.
Revision No:0Date Entered: 9/1/2006 Approved by: WPF

The information contained herein is believed to be accurate and is offered in good faith for the user's consideration and investigation. No warranty is expressed or implied regarding the completeness or accuracy of this information, whether originating from Science Stuff, Inc. or from an alternate source. Users of this material should satisfy themselves by independent investigation of current scientific and medical information that this material may be safely handled.