46 Chetwynd St., Loganholme, Queensland, 4129, Australia
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Trade name Cp-R-Bote Thinners
Chemical Name & Synonyms Dimethylbenzenes, xylene
Manufacturer Boatcraft Pacific Pty. Ltd.
  46 Chetwynd St., Loganholme
  Queensland 4129 Australia
Contact Telephone 07 3806 1944

UN No. 1307 Hazchem 3[Y]
DG Class 3.2 Flammable Poisons Schedule S6
CAS No 1330-20-7 Pkge Group III

Intended usage Thinners for adjusting CopRBote viscosity when spraying.

Classified as hazardous according to the criteria of Worksafe Australia.
Risk Phrases R10 Flammable
Risk Phrases R20/21 Harmful by inhalation and in contact with skin.
  R38 Irritating to skin.
Safety Phrases S2 Keep out of reach of children.
  S16 Keep away from sources of ignition - no smoking
  S24/25 Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
  S29 Do not empty into drains.
  S43: In case of fire use sand, earth, chemical powder or foam.

Special Considerations for Repair And/Or Maintenance of Contaminated Equipment:

Empty containers retain residue (liquid and/or vapour) and are dangerous. Do not pressure cut, weld, braze, solder, drill, grind or expose such containers to heat, flame, sparks, static electricity, or other sources of ignition. Vapour is heavier than air prevent concentration in hollows or sumps. Do not enter confined spaces where vapour may have collected. Keep containers closed when not in use.


Dimethylbenzenes CAS No. 1330-20-7 >80% w/w


Appearance/odour Colourless liquid, pleasant sweet odour
Boiling Range  138C
Flash point <26C
Specific Gravity 0.8
Vapour Pressure  5, 6, 6.5 mm Hg at 20C
Vapour Density (air = 1)   4.35  at 20C
Volatile Component (% vol)  100%
pH N/A
Solubility with water Insoluble 0.175kg/m3
Autoignition temperature  463C
Explosive limits LEL: 0.8%  UEL: 7%


Product Exposure Limits

TLV /TWA                               80ppm   350mg/cu m 

STEL                                      125ppm 543mg/cu m


Toxicity and Irritation Data

LD(50) for ingestion (rat)                          >2000mg/kg

Demal (rabbit)                                        >2000mg/kg

LC(50) inhalation (rat)  4hr                          20mg/L



Symptoms of Exposure:  Acute and Chronic Effects



If swallowed may cause lung damage on vomiting.  Will cause central nervous system depression.  May cause discomfort on swallowing.  Vapors will cause drowsiness and dizziness and ingestion may result in headaches and nausea.


Eye contact:

Eye contact with this product will cause redness and swelling with a burning sensation and blurred vision.


Skin contact: 

Harmful in contact with skin.  Symptoms include burning sensation, redness swelling and possible blistering.



Harmful by inhalation. Vapors will cause drowsiness.  There is the possibility of organ damage over prolonged use or exposure.  Central nervous system depression includes nausea, headaches, dizziness, and possibly loss of consciousness.


Systemic and other effects: 

This product contains up to 10% of ethylbenzene.  IARC has evaluated ethylbenzene and classified it as a "possible human carcinogen" (Group 2B) based on sufficient evidence for cancer in exposed humans.  This product may contain 0.1 to 1% napthalene.  IARC evaluated napthalene and concluded that there was sufficient evidence for carcinogenicity in experimental animals, but inadequate evidence for cancer in humans.  Accordingly, IARC classified napthalene as a possible human carcinogen (Group 2B).


Persons with pre-existing liver, kidney, central nervous system or skin complaints should avoid unnecessary exposure to this product.  Every effort to protect eyes, respiratory tract and skin should be taken in these circumstances.






If swallowed, DO NOT induce vomiting.  Keep at rest.  Seek immediate medical attention.


Eye contact: 

Flush eyes with large amounts of water until irritation subsides.  Seek immediate medical attention.


Skin contact: 

Flush area with large amounts of water and wash area with soap if available.  Remove contaminated clothin, including shoes, and launder before reuse.  Seek medical attention for skin irritations.



Using proper respiratory protection, immediately remove the affected victim from exposure.  Administer artifical respiration if breathing has stopped.  Keep at rest.  Seek immediate medical attention.


Notes to physician:  Treat symptomatically.  Avoid gastric lavage: risk of aspiration of product to the lungs with the potential to cause chemical pneumonitis.


Protective Equipment


Goggles or face shield. Safety showers with eye wash facilities should be available.


Chemical resistant gloves (PVC, neoprene or nitrile rubber) , full overalls, safety shoes

Respiratory Ensure adequate ventilation.  Wear organic vapour respirator (Type A material is considered suitable). or selfcontained breathing apparatus in enclosed areas.

Remove and wash all contaminated clothing and equipment.

Handling Procedures


This product is flammable.  Do not open near open flame, sources of heat or ignition.  No smoking.  Keep container closed.  Handle containers with care.  Open slowly to control possible pressure release.  use grounding leads to avoid discharge (electrical spark.)


Engineering Controls

Ensure ventilation is adequate to maintain air concentration below Exposure Standards.  Vapour is heavier than air prevent concentration in hollows or sumps.  Do not enter confined spaces where vapour may have collected.  Keep all containers closed when not in use.






Highly flammable liquid. May form flammable mixtures with air. The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition and flash back are possible. Run off to sewers and drains may cause explosions. Isolate for at least 800 metres in all directions if tanks or tankers are involved. The use of compressed air for filling, discharging, mixing or handling is prohibited due to the vapour hazard. All vessels must be earthed to avoid generation of static charges when agitating or transferring. Avoid all ignition sources. Intrinsically safe equipment is necessary in areas where this chemical is being used.


Hazardous Decomposition Products

Carbon diozide and carbon monoxide.


Hazardous Polymerisation

Will not occur.



Natural rubber, Butyl rubber, EPDM, Polystyrene.  Mixing with strong oxidising agents causes violent reactions.


Fire Fighting

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 and flashback along the vapour trail may occur.  Fire-fighters must wear self-contained breathing apparatus with full face-mask and protective clothing.


Extinguishing Media

Use foam, CO2 or powder to extinguish fire. dry chemical (Carbon dioxide or dry chemical powder)




DG Class 3
Packaging group & Label II
Suitable Containers DG Cans
Storage procedures

Store in tightly closed containers in cool, dry, isolated and well ventilated areas away from heat, sources of ignition and incompatibles. Store away from oxidising agents. Keep containers closed at all times check regularly for leaks. Do not eat, drink or smoke in areas of use or storage. Observe State Regulations concerning the storage and handling of Dangerous Goods. Store with all precautions required for handling Flammable Liquids. The requirement of Australian Standards AS 1940 should be observed in addition to AS 1020, AS 1076, AS2380 and AS 3000.


Not to be stored with explosives (Class 1), flammable gases in bulk (Class 2.1), poisonous gases (Class 2.3), spontaneously combustible substances (Class 4.2), oxidizing agents (Class 5.1), organic peroxides (Class 5.2), radioactive substances (Class 7).

Transport All modes. UN 1307 DG Class 3 Proper Shipping Name XYLENE Hazchem 3[Y]


Minor spill

In the event of a spillage eliminate all sources of ignition and take measures to prevent static discharge no smoking. Absorb into waste cloth or other suitable absorbent.  Avoid contact with skin or eyes. Wash the cleaned up area with copious volumes of water to remove any trace amounts of product.

Major spill

In the event of a spillage eliminate all sources of ignition and take measures to prevent static discharge no smoking. Contain with sand or earth, absorb with suitable absorbent, collect and seal in properly labeled drums for disposal.  Prevent run off into drains or waterways.  Ventilate area well and ensure the atmosphere is safe before personnel return to the work area.


Product must be contained and not disposed to sewerage systems, drains or waterways. Advise flammable nature. Dispose of all waste containers and used drums in accordance with local authority guidelines.  Non-returnable containers should be de-gassed prior to disposal. Suitable for incineration by approved agent under controlled conditions if permitted by local authorities, otherwise disposal must be in accordance with local waste and environmental authority requirements.


Keep out of sewers, storm drains, surface waters and soil

When released into the soil, may evaporate and biodegrade to a moderate extent.

When released into the water, may biodegrade to a moderate extent.

When released into the air, may be moderately degraded by photo-chemical reactions

Has the potential to bioaccumulate.


Issue Date  

The information in this document is correct to the best of the authors knowledge.  It represents our commitment to our responsibilities and is undertaken in good faith.  This document should be considered a guide toi the safe use and handling of this product, but it is not an absolute authority.


Please call Boatcraft Pacific 07 3806 1944 ( +617 3806 1944) for how to contact your nearest reseller.

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