Effective Date: 03/13/2007

 Product Bulletin

cyan divider line

 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

cyan divider line

North American Emergency Response Guidebook: Combustible, Class IIIA


NFPA & HMIS Hazard Ratings:

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

 Health=1  Fire=0  Reactivity=0

cyan divider line

All ingredients on Canadian DSL and USA TSCA lists

cyan divider line

1. Product Identification

 Synonyms: Liquid Phosphate-Based Scale Treatment
 CAS Number:  Not Applicable to Mixtures
 Chemical Formula:  Proprietary Mixture
 Formula ID Codes:  072

cyan divider line

2. Composition/Information on Ingredients

 Chemical Name  CAS Number  OSHA PEL  ACGIH TLV   % Weight
 Water  7732-18-5   NDA   NDA   70 - 97
 Poly(acrylic acid)  9003-01-4  NDA   NDA  1 - 10
 Sodium Metaphosphate 10124-56-8  NDA  NDA  1 - 15
Tetrasodium EDTA   64-02-8  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.

cyan divider line

3. Hazards Identification

Emergency Overview: CAUTION: Mild irritant.

Potential Health Effects:

  • Signs and Symptoms of Acute Overexposure: May cause mild irritation
  • Signs and Symptoms of Chronic overexposure: NDA
  • Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: None known.

cyan divider line

4. First Aid Measures

  • Inhalation: No treatment likely to be needed
  • Ingestion: Give patient large amounts of fruit juice or water to drink. See a physician. This product is of a low order of toxicity
  • Skin Contact: Wash skin with water.
  • Eye Contact: Immediately flush eyes with water for 15 minutes. Get medical attention
  • Note to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.

cyan divider line

5. Fire Fighting Measures

 Flash Point: NONE by Pensky-Martens Closed Cup method

Flammability Limits: NA

Autoignition temp: NA

Fire Extinguishing Media: Water fog, dry chemical, carbon dioxide or alcohol type foam.

Special Fire-Fighting Information: Wear NIOSH-approved SCBA. Use water spray to cool containers

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: NDA

cyan divider line

6. Accidental Release Measures

If container is punctured and material is released: Flush small amount to drain. Recover large spill for use if possible, or transfer to suitable container for disposal. Use absorbent to clean up. Wash down spill area with soap and water.

cyan divider line

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

cyan divider line

8. Exposure Controls/ Personal Protection

  • Ventilation System: Good general ventilation is advisable
  • Personal Respirators (NIOSH Approved): None require in normal use. Use organic vapor canister if needed.
  • Skin Protection: Long sleeved clothing and oil resistant gloves (butyl or nitrile)
  • Eye Protection: Chemical safety goggles if applied indoors
  • Other Control Measures:
ACGIH: CAS# 111-42-2: 0.46 ppm; 2 mg/m3; skin potential for cutaneous absorption
OSHA Vacated PELs: 2 ppm TWA; 15 mg/m3 TWA

cyan divider line

9. Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Appearance and Color: Transparent off-white slightly turbid liquid
  • Odor: None
  • Solubility in Water: 100% Miscible
  • Specific Gravity: 1.19at 20 degrees
  • pH: 8.5 at 20 degrees C.
  • % volatile by volume @ 21C (70F): 50%
  • Boiling Point: 225 degrees F
  • Melting Point: NDA
  • Vapor Density (Air=1): =water
  • Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): = 17.5 MM Hg @ 20 degrees C
  • Evaporation Rate (Bu. Acetate=1): = < 1

cyan divider line

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: None

cyan divider line

11. Toxicological Information

  • Toxicological Data:
RTECS: CAS 7732-18-5: ZC0110000 / CAS 9003-01-4: AT4680000 / CAS 10124-56-8: OY3675000 / CAS # 64-02-8: AH5075000 /

LD50 /LC50:

CAS# 7732-18-5: Oral, rat: LD50 = > 90 mL/Kg;
CAS# 9003-01-4: Oral, mouse:LD50 4600 mg/kg; Oral, rat LD0 2500 mg/kg
CAS# 64-02-8: Oral, rat LD50 = > 1,000 mg/Kg; Oral, rabbit, LD50 = > 2,000 mg/Kg
CAS# 10124-56-8 :Oral, mouse:LD50 4320 mg/kg; Oral, rat LD0 16200 mg/kg.
  • Carcinogenicity:
CAS# 9003-01-4 (Polyacrylic acid) is listed as a Group 3 animal carcinogen on the IARC list, but is NOT listed on ACGIH, NIOSH, NTP or OSHA as a known or suspected carcinogen..
Other ingredients are NOT found on any lists published by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP or OSHA

cyan divider line

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: CAS 64-02-8 - Fish Toxicity: LC50 (96 hr) bluegill sunfish 490-1030 mg/l static bioassay.

cyan divider line

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.

cyan divider line

14. Transportation Information

Alken Citrus Degreaser 872 qualifies for UNREGULATED SHIPMENT via DOT or TDG, since its 35% d-Limonene in fully emulsified into a > 40% water-base by a blend of proprietary surfactants that together comprise 15 to 18% of the finished formula. The proper shipping name for UNREGULATED SHIPMENT via DOT and TDG is as follows: "Class 55 (Item 048580, sub 3): "Cleaning or washing compound N.O.I., liquid, in drums or pails".

Unfortunately, no UN numbers ARE offered to classify a "water-miscible Terpene hydrocarbon", like Alken Citrus Degreaser 872 so the Alken-Murray CEO selected the "Terpene hydrocarbon" UN number, and modified the hazard class from "FLAMMABLE, Class II" , which matches d-Limonene itself, to "Combustible, Class IIIA", to comply with the ACTUAL FLASH POINT of 160 F (71.1 C) of THIS water-based emulsion product.

  • DOT Proper Shipping Name: Combustible liquid, N.O.S. (Contains Emulsified Water-Based d-Limonene Hydrocarbon Cleaner)
  • DOT Hazard Class: IIIA Combustible liquid
  • UN /NA Number: 2319
  • Packing Group: III
  • DOT Label:Combustible liquid, N.O.S. (Contains Emulsified Water-Based d-Limonene Hydrocarbon Cleaner), 3A, UN 2319, PG III

cyan divider line

15. Regulatory Information

  • TSCA: All chemical ingredients are listed on TSCA inventory, with no special reporting regulations
  • 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: CAS 10124-56-8 final RQ = 5000 lbs (2270 kg)
Section 311 Hazard Categorization: Chronic Health, Acute Health
Section 313 Toxic Chemicals: This material contains diethanolamine (CAS 111-42-2) which is subject to reporting requirements of Section 313 of Sara Title III and 40 CFR Part 373
  • Clean Water Act: This product contains no ingredients that CWA lists on its "Hazardous Substances", "Priority Pollutant" or "Toxic Pollutant" lists, but all forms of phosphate must be watched for their potential to encourage algae over-blooms and crashes that lead to fish deafths and damaged ecosystems.
  • Clean Air Act: CAS# 111-42-2 is listed as a "hazardous air pollutant" under CAA, but neither it, nor any other ingredients are listed as Class 1 or Class 2 "ozone depletors" under CAA.
  • OSHA: None of the ingredients are considered Extremely Hazardous by OSHA.
  • STATE Right to Know: Ingredients in this product are NOT listed on any of the following state right to know lists: California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, or Rhode Island.
  • This product is exempt from California Proposition 65 Labeling Requirements.
  • CARB: Product meets the low vapor pressure (LVP) exemption set by the California Air Resources Board for volatile organic compounds in consumer products (California Code of Regulations, Title 17, Article 2, Section 94510)
  • WGK (Water Danger/Protection): CAS# 5989-27-5: NDA / CAS# 111-42-2: 1
  • TDG Classification: Combustible liquid, N.O.S. (Emulsified Water-Based d-Limonene Hydrocarbon Cleaner), 3A, UN 2319, PG III, if NOT shipping as "non-hazardous cleaning & washing compound".
  • Canadian WHMIS Classification: Class D2B "Other Toxic Effects" for d-Limonene & Diethanolamine & B3 combustible for proper flash point of Alken Citrus Degreaser 872.
  • Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List: Ingredients in this product do not appear on the CIDL. 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.
    Canadian DSL: All ingredients listed on the Canadian DSL. Product is approved for sale in Canada

cyan divider line

16. Other Information

Reason for Revision: Routine review & revision. Sections 1,9,11,12, 13, 14, 15 updated

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.

Alken-Murray link to homepage


 Clear-Flo || Even-Flo || Demulsifier || Polymers || Chemicals || American SH Cats

 Chemical Products Index