Thanks for posting this, I hadn't seen it before.
No problem. It takes some of the mystery out of it.
It only takes the mystery out of it if accurate.
I've followed Jax's posts with great interest, not only here but also over at RX8Cub, but it's worth mentioning that Terry's reverse engineering of MMO does not sync with your (Jax's) post above, "not even close!"
So there is indeed still some mystery to marvel about. Obviously, I can't say more about this here as Terry's info is proprietary.
"Not even close" - we'll see.
Following is the the 2006 MSDS (not the newer one with most of the details taken out.) I would attach the PDF, but I do not see a way to do that, so I have copied the entire thing here and higlighted key areas.
You will notice from the MSDS, that it "proves" the following from Section 2:
Naphthenic oil (70-80%)
Mineral Spirits (20-30%)
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons (0-1%)
It goes on the further define the chlorinated hydrocarbons in Part 15 as:
ortho-dichlorobenzene - 0-.25%
p-dichlorobenzene - less than 150 ppm
Notice in part 9 is states "odor" as Wintergreen - from the Oil of Wintergreen.
The Boron and Phosphorous have been born out in VOA's, although the last one for some reason did not pick up the Boron.
Of course there may be still more within MMO that we cannot see with VOA or has been revealed though MSDSs, but until Marvel reveals it (not likely), this is the best we have.
This is not meant as a slam on Terry, but if he is stating something different, I would think that Marvel knows a little more than he does about their own product.
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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
1. PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTICATION
PRODUCT NAME Marvel Mystery Oil
PRODUCT CODE MM003, MM007, MM08, MM010, MM011,
MM012R, MM12R, MM013R, MM13R, MM014R,
MM14R, MM015, MM016, MM017, MM018,
CHEMICAL FAMILY Petroleum Distillates
CHEMICAL NAME Complex Mixture of Hydrocarbons
MANUFACTURER EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Marvel Oil Company, Inc Transportation:
625 Willowbrook Centre Parkway CHEMTREC: 800-424-9300
Willowbrook, IL 60527 Medical:
Phone: 630-455-3866 ROCKY MTN POISON CTR: 800-332-3073
2. POSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
COMPONENT CAS NUMBER CONCENTRATION (wt %)
Naphthenic Hydrocarbons 64742-52-5 70 – 80
Mineral Spirits 08052-41-3 20 – 30
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons 00095-50-1 0 – 1
EXPOSURE LIMITS 8 hrs. TWA(ppm)
OSHA PEL ACGIH TLV
Naphthenic Hydrocarbons 5 as oil mist 5 as oil mist
Mineral Spirits 100 100
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons 25 25
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS
INHALATION: Can cause nasal and respiratory irritation, dizziness, weakness, fatigue, nausea,
headache, possible unconsciousness and even asphyxiation.
INGESTION: Can cause gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Aspiration into lungs
can cause pneumonitis which can be fatal.
SKIN CONTACT: Prolonged or repeated contact can cause moderated irritation, defatting or dermatitis.
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EYE CONTACT: Can cause severe irritation, redness, tearing or blurred vision.
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
EYE: Flush with large amounts of water, lifting upper and lower eyelids occasionally. Get medical
SKIN: Thoroughly was exposed area with soap and water. Remove contaminated clothing. Launder
INHALATION: Remove person to fresh air. If breathing difficult, administer oxygen. If breathing has
stopped, give artificial respiration. Keep person warm and quiet. Call a physician.
INGESTION: Do not induce vomiting. Keep person quiet and warm. Get medical attention. Aspiration
of material into lungs can cause chemical pneumonitis which can be fatal.
5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
FLASH POINT: 128 º F (53 º C) TCC
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Carbon dioxide, dry chemical, foam.
SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus with full
facepiece operated with positive pressure-demand when fighting large fires.
6. ACCIDENTIAL RELEASE MEASURES
SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES: Ventilate area. Remove sources of ignition. Prevent entry into
sewers and waterways. Pick up free liquid for recycle and/or disposal. Absorb small amounts on inert
material for disposal.
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
STORAGE TEMPERATURE (MIN./MAX.): -40 º F (-40 º C)/ 120 º F (49 C)
SHELF LIFE: 3 years minimum when the original container is kept tightly closed and properly stored.
SPECIAL SENSITIVITY: None.
HANDLING AND STORAGE PRECAUTIONS: Empty containers may be dangerous since fumes may
still exist. Observe precautions given for this product as stated in this document.
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
EYE PROTECTION REQUIREMENTS: Splash goggles.
SKIN PROTECTION REQUIREMENTS: Wear chemically resistant gloves.
RESPIRATOR/VENTILATION REQUIREMENTS: Provide sufficient ventilation to avoid exposure
levels above the established TLV’s.
EXPOSURE LIMITS: Not established for product as whole.
Mineral Spirits NIOSH 100 ppm TWA
Oil Mist OSHA 5 mg/m3
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9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
PHYSICAL FORM: Thin liquid
BOILING POINT: Not determined
MELT / FREEZE POINT - 60 º F ( - 51 º C)
PH: Not applicable
SOLUBILITY IN WATER: Insoluble
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 0.876 @ 60 º F (15.6 º C)
% VOLATILE BY WEIGHT: 25 %
VAPOR PRESSURE: Not determined
VAPOR DENSITY: Not determined
HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: Will not occur.
INCOMPATIBILITIES: Strong oxidizing agents.
DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and hydrocarbons.
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
ACUTE INHALATION: Aspiration into lungs can cause pneumonitis which can be fatal.
CHRONIC INHALATION: Not determined.
ACUTE SKIN CONTACT: Prolonged or repeated contact can cause moderate irritation, defatting or
CHRONIC SKIN CONTACT: Not determined.
ACUTE EYE CONTACT: Can cause severe irritation, redness, tearing or blurred vision.
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
No data available.
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Ignitable hazardous waste, EPA Hazardous Waste Number D001
WASTE DISPOSAL METHOD: Dispose of product in accordance with all local, state and federal laws
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14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
PROPER SHIPPING NAME: Non Bulk Not regulated
Bulk Petroleum distillates, n.o.s.
TECHNICAL SHIPPING NAME: Fuel and oil additive
HAZARD CLASS: Non Bulk ORM-D
Bulk Class 3
UN NUMBER: UN 1268
PRODUCT RQ (lbs): None
LABEL: Non Bulk ORM-D
Bulk Flammable Liquid
PLACARD: Non Bulk None
Bulk Flammable Liquid
FREIGHT CLASS BULK: PG III
FREIGHT CLASS PACKAGE: None
PRODUCT LABEL None
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA STATUS: All ingredients listed.
CERCLA REPORTABLE QUANTITY: None
SARA TITLE III:
SECTION 302 EXTREMELY
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES None
Acute Health Yes
Chronic Health Yes
Sudden Release of Pressure No
CHEMICAL NAME CAS NUMBER CONCENTRATION
Ortho-dichlorobenzene 00095-50-1 0 – 0.25 %
RCRA STATUS: If discarded in its purchased form, this product would be an ignitable waste with an
EPA Hazardous Waste Number of D001. However, under RCRA, it is the responsibility of the product
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user to determine at the time of disposal, whether a material containing the product should be classified as a
hazardous waste. (40CFR261.20-24)
CANADIAN STATUS: All materials contained in this product are listed on the Canadian Domestic
EUROPEAN UNION: All materials contained in this product are listed on EINECS.
STATE REGULATORY INFORMATION
The following chemicals are specifically listed by individual states; other product specific health and safety
data in other sections of the MSDS may also be applicable for state requirements. For details on your
regulatory requirements you should contact the appropriate agency in your state.
CAS NUMBER CONCENTRATION STATE CODE
p-dichlorobenzene less than 150 ppm CA
CA = Material known to the state of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects. (California Proposition
16. OTHER INFORMATION
HMIS CLASSIFICATION Health 2
NFPA RATING Health 2
REASON FOR ISSUE Revise address, phone and fax numbers
PREPARED BY Richard P. Kelly
TITLE Technical Manager
APPROVAL DATE June 29, 2006
SUPERCEDES DATE September 1, 2005
REVISION NUMBER #07
This information is to the best of Marvel Oil Company’s knowledge and belief, accurate and reliable.
However, no representation, warranty, or guarantee is made to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. It
is the users responsibility to satisfy himself as to the suitableness and completeness of such information for
his own particular use.