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 if irritation occurs.
Skin Contact Wash with soap and water. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. Get medical attention if irritation develops.
Serious Skin Contact Not available.
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).
Fire Hazards in Presence of Slightly flammable to flammable in presence of open flames and sparks, of heat.
Various Substances Non-flammable in presence of shocks.
Explosion Hazards in Presence Risks of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact: Not available.
Slightly explosive in presence of open flames and sparks.
of Various Substances
SMALL FIRE: Use DRY chemical powder.
Fire Fighting Media
and Instructions LARGE FIRE: Use water spray, fog or foam. Do not use water jet.
As with most organic solids, fire is possible at elevated temperatures or by contact with an ignition source
Special Remarks on
Special Remarks on Explosion Fine dust dispersed in air in sufficient concentrations, and in the presence of an ignition sources is a potential dust
Hazards explosion hazard.
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 Use a shovel to put the material into a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by spreading water
on the contaminated surface and allow to evacuate through the sanitary system. Be careful that the product is not
present at a concentration level above TLV. Check TLV on the MSDS and with local authorities.
Section 7. Handling and Storage
Precautions Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Ground all equipment containing material. Do not
breathe dust. Keep away from incompatibles such as oxidizing agents.
Storage Keep container tightly closed. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area.
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.
Safety glasses. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent. Gloves.
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 OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) for Nuisance Dusts:
TWA: 15 (mg/m3) from OSHA (PEL) [United States] Inhalation Total.
TWA: 5 (mg/m3) from OSHA (PEL) [United States] Inhalation Respirable.
Consult local authorities for acceptable exposure limits.
Section 9. Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state and appearance Solid. (Powdered solid.) Odor Characteristic.
Taste Not available.
Molecular Weight 466.58 g/mole
pH (1% soln/water) Not applicable.
Melting Point Decomposition temperature: 221°C (429.8°F) - 224 C
Specific Gravity 1.19 (Water = 1)
Vapor Pressure Not applicable.
Vapor Density Not available.
Volatility Not available.
Water/Oil Dist. Coeff. Not available.
Ionicity (in Water) Not available.
Dispersion Properties Not available.
Solubility Insoluble in cold water, hot water.
Section 10. Stability and Reactivity Data
Stability The product is stable.
Instability Temperature Not available.
Conditions of Instability Excess heat, incompatible materials
Incompatibility with various Reactive with oxidizing agents.
Non-corrosive in presence of glass.
Special Remarks on Not available.
Special Remarks on Not available.
Will not occur.
Section 11. Toxicological Information
Routes of Entry Inhalation. Ingestion.
Toxicity to Animals LD50: Not available.
LC50: Not available.
Chronic Effects on Humans Not available.
Other Toxic Effects on Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation.
Special Remarks on Not available.
Toxicity to Animals
Special Remarks on May affect genetic material (mutagenic)
Chronic Effects on Humans
Special Remarks on other Acute Potential Health Effects:
Toxic Effects on Humans Skin: May cause mild irritation.
Eyes: May cause mild irritation.
Inhalation: May cause mild irritation to the respiratory tract and mucous membranes.
Ingestion: May cause gastrointestinal tract irritation. May have toxic effects.
The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
Section 12. Ecological Information
Ecotoxicity Not available.
BOD5 and COD Not available.
Products of Biodegradation Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. However, long term degradation products may
Toxicity of the Products The product itself and its products of degradation are not toxic.
Special Remarks on the Not available.
Products of Biodegradation
Section 13. Disposal Considerations
Waste Disposal Waste must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state and local environmental
Section 14. Transport Information
DOT Classification Not a DOT controlled material (United States).
Identification Not applicable.
Special Provisions for
Section 15. Other Regulatory Information and Pictograms
TSCA 8(b) inventory: Thymol blue
Federal and State
California California prop. 65: This product contains the following ingredients for which the State of California has found
to cause cancer which would require a warning under the statute: No products were found.
California prop. 65: This product contains the following ingredients for which the State of California has found
to cause birth defects which would require a warning under the statute: No products were found.
Other Regulations EINECS: This product is on the European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances.
Other Classifications WHMIS (Canada) Not controlled under WHMIS (Canada).
DSCL (EEC) This product is not classified according Not applicable.
to the EU regulations.
HMIS (U.S.A.) 1 National Fire Protection
1 Association (U.S.A.)
1 0 Reactivity
Dust respirator. Be sure to use an
approved/certified respirator or
SECTION 16 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION