Effective Date: 03/14/2007

 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
  E-mail:  or
 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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1. Product Identification

 Synonyms:  Powdered Phosphate-Based Scale Treatment
 CAS Number:  Not applicable to mixtures
 Chemical Formula:  Proprietary Mixture
 Formula ID Codes:  63

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2. Composition/Information on Ingredients

 Chemical Name  CAS Number  OSHA PEL  ACGIH TLV   % Weight
 Sodium Tripolyphosphate  7758-29-4   NDA   NDA  75 - 98
 Trisodium Phosphate  7601-54-9  NDA   NDA   1 - 10
 Sodium Metasilicate  6834-92-0  NDA   NDA   1 - 10

Ingredients not precisely 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: None

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: None known

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4. First Aid Measures

  • Inhalation: Remove victim to fresh air
  • Ingestion: Give victim 2 - 4 glasses of water or milk to drink to dilute the product.
  • Skin Contact: Rinse with water.
  • 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: Suitable for surrounding fire.

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

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: None

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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. Flush residue to sewer.

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7. Handling and Storage

 Store in cool dry place. Store in a tightly closed container at moderate temperature, do not freeze. Wash thoroughly after handling. Use only in a well ventilated area. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothing. Do not inhale or ingest

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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 waterproof 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 crystalline solid.
  • Odor: None
  • Solubility in Water: Soluble
  • Specific Gravity: 1.175
  • pH: (1% solution) 12
  • % volatile by volume @ 21C (70F): NDA
  • Boiling Point: NDA
  • Melting Point: NDA
  • Vapor Density (Air=1): NDA
  • Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): NDA
  • Evaporation Rate (Bu. Acetate=1): NDA

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10. Stability and Reactivity

  • Stability: Product is stable under normal conditions
  • Hazardous Decomposition Products: None
  • Hazardous Polymerization: will not occur.
  • Incompatibility: None
  • Conditions to Avoid: NDA

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11. Toxicological Information

  • Toxicological Data:
RTECS: CAS# 7758-29-4: YK4570000 / CAS# 7601-54-9: TC9490000 / CAS# 6834-92-0: VV9275000
LC50/LD50: CAS# 7758-29-4: Oral, rat LD50 = 3100 mg/Kg / CAS# 7601-54-9: Oral, rat LD50 = 7400 mg/Kg / CAS# 6834-92-0: Oral, rat, LD50 = 800 mg/Kg; Skin, rabbits - corrosive in 4 hr. exposure on moistened skin;
  • Carcinogenicity: Ingredients not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTR, or OSHA

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12. Ecological Information

Environmental Fate: Excess phosphate can upset the natural ecological balance in streams and rivers, encouraging an overgrowth of algae and dinoflagellates, such as Pfiesteria. It is therefore recommended that this product not be discharged to waterways.

Environmental Toxicity: While this phosphate product is not a direct poison, its ability to increase the eutrophication of ponds, lakes, rivers,streams, etc. makes it very undesirable to spill a large volume of product into a waterway. The Alken Clear-Flo® 1000 series products are most suitable for application to waterways impacted by a spill of this product.

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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. Use until less than 1 inch remains in the container, triple rinse with clean water, and pour rinse water to sewer. 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

  • DOT Proper Shipping Name: Not regulated as hazardous by DOT
  • DOT Hazard Class: None
  • DOT Label: "Class 55 (Item 048580, sub 3): "Cleaning or washing compound NOI, powder or liquid, in drums or pails".

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15. Regulatory Information

  • TSCA: All ingredients on TSCA inventory. None of the chemicals are on the health and safety reporting list. None of the chemicals in this formula are under a chemical test rule. None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA section 12B. None of the chemicals have a SNUR under TSCA.
  • CERCLA Reportable Quantity: Sodium tripolyphosphate, CAS# 7758-29-4: 5000 lb final RQ (listed under Sodium phosphate, tribasic); 2270 kg final RQ (50,000 pounds of this product

..................................Section 302/304 Extremely Hazardous Substances: Sodium tripolyphosphate

..................................Section 311 Hazard Categorization: None

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

  • Clean Air Act: No ingredients are listed as a hazardous air pollutants (HAP) by CAA. This product does not contain any Class 1 or Class 2 ozone depletors, nor was it made with such chemicals.
  • Clean Water Act: None of the ingredients are listed as hazardous substances under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this formula are listed as Priority Pollutants under CWA.
  • OSHA: None of the chemicals in this formula are considered highly hazardous by OSHA
  • STATE-RIGHT-TO-KNOW-LISTS: Other iingredients in this formula are listed on the state right-to-know lists for California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, or Rhode Island
  • Not subject to California Proposition 65 labeling requirements
  • Canadian DSL: All ingredients are listed on Canadian DSL list. Product is authorized for sale in Canada.
  • Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List: Sodium hydroxide, CAS 1310-73-2, comprising < 1% of this product IS 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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