Section 1. Chemical Product and Company Identification
Section 4. First Aid Measures
Eye Contact Check for and remove any contact lenses. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at
least 15 minutes. Get medical attention.
Skin Contact In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. Remove
contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse. Get
Serious Skin Contact Wash with a disinfectant soap and cover the contaminated skin with an anti-bacterial cream. Seek immediate
Inhalation If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get
Serious Inhalation Not available.
Ingestion Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an
unconscious person. If large quantities of this material are swallowed, call a physician immediately. Loosen tight
clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband.
Serious Ingestion Not available.
Section 5. Fire and Explosion Data
Flammability of the Product May be combustible at high temperature.
Auto-Ignition Temperature Not available.
Flash Points Not available.
Flammable Limits Not available.
Products of Combustion These products are carbon oxides (CO, CO2), sulfur oxides (SO2, SO3...).
Fire Hazards in Presence of Slightly flammable to flammable in presence of heat.
Explosion Hazards in Presence Risks of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact: Not available.
of Various Substances Risks of explosion of the product in presence of static discharge: Not available.
Fire Fighting Media SMALL FIRE: Use DRY chemical powder.
and Instructions LARGE FIRE: Use water spray, fog or foam. Do not use water jet.
Special Remarks on Not available.
Special Remarks on Explosion Not available.
Section 6. Accidental Release Measures
Small Spill Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by
spreading water on the contaminated surface and dispose of according to local and regional authority
Large Spill If the product is in its solid form: Use a shovel to put the material into a convenient waste disposal container. If
the product is in its liquid form: Absorb with an inert material and put the spilled material in an appropriate waste
disposal. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the contaminated surface and allow to evacuate through the
Section 7. Handling and Storage
Precautions Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Empty containers pose a fire risk, evaporate the
residue under a fume hood. Do not ingest. Do not breathe dust. Wear suitable protective clothing. In case of
insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment. If ingested, seek medical advice immediately and
show the container or the label. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Keep away from incompatibles such as
oxidizing agents, acids, moisture.
Storage Keep container tightly closed. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area. Do not store above 23°C (73.4°F).
Section 8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
Engineering Controls Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below
recommended exposure limits. If user operations generate dust, fume or mist, use ventilation to keep exposure to
airborne contaminants below the exposure limit.
Personal Protection Splash goggles. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent.
Personal Protection in Case of Splash goggles. Full suit. Dust respirator. Boots. Gloves. A self contained breathing apparatus should be used
a Large Spill to avoid inhalation of the product. Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient; consult a specialist
BEFORE handling this product.
Exposure Limits Not available.
Section 9. Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state and appearance Solid. (crystals or powder) Odor Not available.
Molecular Weight 209.12 g/mole
pH (1% soln/water)
Boiling Point 157°C (314.6°F)
Critical Temperature Not available.
Specific Gravity Density: 1.23
Vapor Pressure Not applicable.
Vapor Density Not available.
Odor Threshold Not available.
Water/Oil Dist. Coeff. Not available.
Ionicity (in Water) Not available.
Dispersion Properties Not available.
Solubility Not available.
Section 10. Stability and Reactivity Data
Stability The product is stable.
Instability Temperature Not available.
Conditions of Instability Excess heat, dust generation, incompatible materials
Incompatibility with various Reactive with oxidizing agents.
Corrosivity Not available.
Special Remarks on Hazardous Decomposition Products: Sulfur Dioxide and Hydrogen Sulfide.
Special Remarks on Not available.
Polymerization Will not occur.
Section 11. Toxicological Information
Routes of Entry Eye contact. Inhalation. Ingestion.
Toxicity to Animals Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 1000 mg/kg [Rat].
Chronic Effects on Humans May cause damage to the following organs: liver.
Other Toxic Effects on Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation.
Special Remarks on TDL (rat): Route: skin; Dose: 3380 mg/kg/17D intermittent; Toxic effects: changes in liver weight
Toxicity to Animals TDL (rat): Route: skin; Dose: 35 gm/kg/14W intermittent; Toxic effects: dermatitis, other (skin and
Special Remarks on Not available.
Chronic Effects on Humans
Special Remarks on other Not available.
Toxic Effects on Humans
Section 12. Ecological Information
BOD5 and COD
Products of Biodegradation Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. However, long term degradation products may
Toxicity of the Products The products of degradation are less toxic than the product itself.
Special Remarks on the
Products of Biodegradation
Section 13. Disposal Considerations
Section 14. Transport Information
DOT Classification Not a DOT controlled material (United States).
Special Provisions for Not applicable.
Section 15. Other Regulatory Information and Pictograms
TSCA 8(b) inventory: Sodium Xylenesulfonate
Federal and State
Other Regulations OSHA: Hazardous by definition of Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).
EINECS: This product is on the European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances.
WHMIS (Canada) Not controlled under WHMIS (Canada).
DSCL (EEC) R22- Harmful if swallowed. S2- Keep out of the reach of children.
R36/38- Irritating to eyes and skin. S46- If swallowed, seek medical advice
immediately and show this container or label.
HMIS (U.S.A.) 2 National Fire Protection
1 Association (U.S.A.)
2 0 Reactivity
Dust respirator. Be sure to use an
approved/certified respirator or
SECTION 16 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION