Effective Date: 02/24/2007

 Product Bulletin

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 Material Safety Data Sheet
 Manufacturer's Name: Alken-Murray Corporation
 Manufacturer's Address: P.O. Box 400, New Hyde Park, New York 11040
  T: 540-636-1236 Fax: 540-636-1770
 Manufacturer's Cage Code: 2A384
For chemical emergency - spill, leak, fire or accident - call CHEMTREC - day or night - (800) 424-9300 or outside the USA (703) 527-3887

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NFPA Hazard Ratings:

0=Minimal, 1=Slight, 2=Moderate, 3=Serious, 4=Severe

 Health=1  Fire=0  Reactivity=0

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All ingredients on Canadian DSL and USA TSCA lists

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1. Product Identification

 Synonyms:  None
 CAS Number:  Not applicable to mixtures
 Chemical Formula:  mixture
 Formula ID Codes:  52

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2. Composition/Information on Ingredients

 Chemical Name  CAS Number  OSHA PEL  ACGIH TLV   % Weight
 Sodium sulfite  7757-83-7   NDA   NDA  93 - 97
 Sodium Lignosulfonate  68131-31-7   NDA   NDA  1 - 5
Cobalt sulfate  10124-43-3  NDA   NDA   < 1
 Sodium hydroxide 1310-73-2  2 mg/M3 2 mg/M3   < 1

Ingredients not nprecisely identified are proprietary and/or non-hazardous per 29 CFR 1910-1200 and/or represent less than 1%. All chemical ingredients appear on the EPA TSCA inventory.

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3. Hazards Identification

Emergency Overview: CAUTION:Irritation of exposed tissues

Potential Health Effects:

  • Signs and Symptoms of Acute Overexposure: Irritation of exposed tissues
  • Signs and Symptoms of Chronic overexposure: NDA
  • Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: Ingestion may cause severe allergic reaction in some asthmatics.

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4. First Aid Measures

  • Inhalation: Remove patient to fresh air
  • Ingestion: Give patient 2 - 4 glasses of water or milk to drink to dilute the product. Induce vomiting by tickling the back of the throat. Get medical advice.
  • Skin Contact: Remove contaminated clothing and footwear. Wash skin with soap and water. Wash clothing before reuse.
  • Eye Contact: Immediately flush eyes with water for 15 minutes. Get medical attention.
  • Note to Physician: None

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5. Fire Fighting Measures

Flash Point: NA

Flammability Limits: NA

Autoignition temp: NA

Fire Extinguishing Media: Water spray, carbon dioxide, dry chemical

Special Fire-Fighting Information: Wear NIOSH-approved SCNA. Use water spray to cool containers and to knock down fumes.

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: Sulfur dioxide as may be released if sodium sulfite is heated above 900 degrees C.

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6. Accidental Release Measures

Sweep and shovel up dry chemical. Recover for use if possible, or transfer to a suitable container for disposal at an approved waste disposal facility. Vacuuming or wet sweeping may be used to avoid dust dispersal.

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7. Handling and Storage

 Store in cool dry place. Keep container closed when not in use. Avoid storage of product above 110 degrees F and keep from freezing. Keep out of direct sunlight.

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8. Exposure Controls/ Personal Protection

  • Ventilation System: Good general ventilation is advisable
  • Personal Respirators (NIOSH Approved): if needed, use respirator to screen out nuisance dust
  • Skin Protection: Long sleeved clothing and cotton gloves
  • Eye Protection: Chemical safety goggles if dust is raised
  • Other Control Measures: Minimize exposure in accordance with good hygiene practice. Avoid handling which would create large amounts of dust.

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9. Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Appearance and Color: White granular powder , flecked with pink.
  • Odor: None
  • Solubility in Water: 17% @ 10 degrees C
  • Specific Gravity: 2.63
  • pH: 9.8
  • % volatile by volume @ 21C (70F): Nil
  • Boiling Point: NA
  • Melting Point: NA
  • Vapor Density (Air=1): NA
  • Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): NA
  • Evaporation Rate (Bu. Acetate=1): NA

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10. Stability and Reactivity

  • Stability: Product is stable.
  • Hazardous Decomposition Products: Sulphur dioxide gas, sodium sulfide residue
  • Hazardous Polymerization: will not occur.
  • Incompatibility: Acids, strong oxidizers.
  • Conditions to Avoid: NDA

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11. Toxicological Information

  • Toxicological Data:  (CFR Title 16)
RTECS:   CAS# 7757-83-7: WE2150000 / CAS# 68131-31-7:O16142000 / CAS# 10124-43-3:GG5100000 / CAS# 1310-73-2: WB4900000
LD50/LC50 : CAS 7757-83-7: Oral, mouse:LD50 = 820 mg/kg / CAS# 68131-31-7: Oral, rat LD50 = 8100 mg/Kg / CAS# 10124-43-3: Oral, rat LD50 = 424 mg/Kg / CAS# 1310-73-2: skin, rabbit: 500 mg/24H severe; eye rabbit: 50 ug/24H severe
  • Carcinogenicity: Ingredients not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTR, or OSHA

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12. Ecological Information

 Environmental Fate: NDA

Environmental Toxicity: NDA

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13. Disposal Considerations

 RCRA Hazard Class (if discarded): Neat, unused product is not considered a hazardous waste, according to RCRA regulations 40 CFR 261. For proper disposal of used materials, an assessment must be completed to determine the proper waste management options permissible under applicable rules, regulations and/or laws governing client's location. Wash containers down with water and drain to sewage drainline. Then remove or deface product label to avoid confusion if pail or drum is later refilled. Clean, empty containers should be recycled or disposed of through an approved waste management facility.

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14. Transportation Information (49 CFR 172.101)

  • DOT Proper Shipping Name: Not regulated as hazardous by DOT
  • DOT Hazard Class: None
  • DOT Label: Class 32: boiler water treating chemical compounds, N.O.I, powder in bulk, bags, barrels or pails or check class & item number with freight carrier

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15. Regulatory Information

  • TSCA: :(40CFR 710) All chemical ingredients are listed on the TSCA 8(b) inventory. None of the ingredients are on the Health and Safety Reporting List, are under Chemical Test rule, are listed under TSCA Section 12B, or have a SNUR under TSCA
  • CERCLA Reportable Quantity: This product does NOT contain ingredients that have Reportable Quantity (RQ) requirements under US 40 CFR 117.302

..................................Section 302/304 Extremely Hazardous Substances: None

..................................Section 311 Hazard Categorization: Acute, health

..................................Section 313 Toxic Chemicals: None

  • FDA: This product This product is formulated in compliance with 21 CFR 184.1139 regulations for boiler water additives used in preparation of steam that will contact food
  • USDA: This product was authorized for use in federally inspected meat and poultry plants, code G6, "authorized for use as a boiler water additive, used in the preparation of steam that WILL contact food."
  • OSHA: Sodium hydroxide, CAS# 1310-73-2, IS listed as "Highly Hazardous" by OSHA
  • Clean Water Act: CAS # 1310-58-3 is listed as a hazardous substance under CWA, but CWA does NOT list ANY product ingredient on their "Priority Pollutant" or "Toxic Pollutant" lists.
  • Clean Air Act: Cobalt sulfate, CAS 10124-43-3 IS listed as a "hazardous air pollutant", but is not on Class 1 or Class 2 "ozone depletors" lists published by CAA, nor was it made with ozone depleting chemicals.
  • STATE RIGHT TO KNOW REGULATIONS: CAS# 1310-73-2, Sodium hydroxide, present in this product at < 1%, is present on the following RTK lists: California, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Massachusetts. Other ingredients NOT listed on the following RTK lists: California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, or Rhode Island. 
  • California Proposition 65 Labeling required : This product contains <1%, Cobalt sulfate, CAS# 10124-43-3, a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer or birth defects, requiring that this notification be added to MSDS and product labels for product shipped into the state of California.
  • Canadian DSL: All ingredients listed on the Canadian DSL. Product is approved for sale in Canada
  • Canadian WHMIS: Product pH of 9.8 counters potential classification of corrosive "E", based on sodium hydroxide, which contributes less than 1% of product and therefore has minimal effect on buffering of pH.
  • Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List:Sodium hydroxide, CAS 1310-73-2, comprising < 1% of this product and Cobalt sulfate, CAS 10124-43-3, comprising < 1% of this product ARE listed on the CIDL, but other ingredients are "NOT CONTROLLED". This MSDS has been prepared according to the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) and the MSDS contains all of the information required by the CPR

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16. Other Information

Reason for Revision: Routine review & Revision

Alken-Murray Corporation provides the information contained herein in good faith, in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, but makes no representation as to its comprehensiveness or accuracy. This document is intended only as a guide to the appropriate precautionary handling of the material by a properly trained person using this product. Alken-Murray warrants that this product is of merchantable quality. The implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose is limited to the extent the products are used for the purpose or uses described on the product's label or in any written instructions or materials distributed to the buyer by Alken-Murray and is hereby disclaimed should buyer use the products in a manner inconsistent with this uses or purposes described therein. In no event shall Alken-Murray be liable for any consequential, exemplary, or incidental damages incurred by buyer even if it has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

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