Effective Date: 02/22/2007

 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
 Manufacturer's Cage Code: 2A384
For chemical emergency - spill, leak, fire or accident - call CHEMTREC - day or night - (800) 424-9300 in North America - For foreign emergencies -(703) 527-3887 collect calls accepted.

cyan divider line

NFPA Hazard Ratings:

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

 Health=2  Fire=0  Reactivity=0

cyan divider line

All ingredients on Canadian DSL and USA TSCA lists

cyan divider line

1. Product Identification

 Synonyms:  None
 CAS Number:  Not applicable to mixtures
 Chemical Formula:  mixture
 Formula ID Codes:  334

cyan divider line

2. Composition/Information on Ingredients

 Chemical Name  CAS Number  OSHA PEL  ACGIH TLV   % Weight
 Water  7732-18-5  NDA  NDA   62 - 81 
 Potasium hydroxide  1310-58-3  2 mg/m3 2 mg/m3   10 - 15 
 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP)  2809-21-4   NDA   NDA  5 - 10
 Polyacrylic acid  9003-01-4   NDA   NDA  5 - 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: Prolonged skin contact can be destructive to tissue. Potential eye damage from contact.

Potential Health Effects:

  • Signs and Symptoms of Acute Overexposure: Irritating. Inhalation of mists from product cause irritation. May be harmful if swallowed. Acute oral LD50 >5 g/kg.
  • Signs and Symptoms of Chronic overexposure: Prolonged skin contact will cause irritation, defatting, possible dermatitis. Wash with soap and water. See a physician if irritation occrus. Remove and wash contaminated clothing before re-use.
  • Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: None known.

cyan divider line

4. First Aid Measures

  • Inhalation: Remove patient to fresh air. Get prompt medical attention
  • Ingestion: Not sifnificantly toxic or corrosive. Induce vomiting if a large amount of product is ingested. Get medical attention.
  • Skin Contact: Wash skin with soap and water. Remove contaminated clothing and footwear. Wash clothing before reuse. Get medical attention if skin is burned or if irritation persists.
  • 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 test

Flammability Limits: NDA

Autoignition temp: NDA

Fire Extinguishing Media: Water spray, dry chemical, or alcohol-resistant foam.

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

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: NDA

cyan divider line

6. Accidental Release Measures

Dike spillage, pump to drums; or collect with absorbent material and place in plastic or stainless steel containers. May be washed to the sewer.

cyan divider line

7. Handling and Storage

 Store at moderate temperatures, in a dry place, away from acids and oxidizers. Keep container closed when not in use. Do not freeze. Avoid contact with liquid, mists or dried residues. Do not ingest or inhale.

cyan divider line

8. Exposure Controls/ Personal Protection

  • Ventilation System: Good general ventilation is advisable
  • Personal Respirators (NIOSH Approved): if needed, use respirator to screen out mists
  • Skin Protection: Neoprene boots, gloves and apron
  • Eye Protection: Chemical safety goggles, full face shield
  • Other Control Measures: Minimize exposure in accordance with good hygiene practice. OSHA PEL: CAS# 1310-58-3: 2mg/m3
ACGIH TLV: CAS# 1310-58-3: 2mg/m3

cyan divider line

9. Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Appearance and Color: Transparent, colorless to pale-straw-color liquid.
  • Odor: Faint characteristic odor
  • Solubility in Water: Miscible
  • Specific Gravity: 1.07
  • pH: 7.4
  • % volatile by volume @ 21C (70F): NDA
  • Boiling Point: 212 degrees F/ 100 degrees C
  • Melting Point: NDA
  • Vapor Density (Air=1): NDA
  • Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): NDA
  • Evaporation Rate (Bu. Acetate=1): NDA

cyan divider line

10. Stability and Reactivity

  • Stability: Product is stable under normal conditions
  • Hazardous Decomposition Products: Hydrogen gas, oxides of potassium
  • Hazardous Polymerization: will not occur.
  • Incompatibility: Acids - organic material - acrolein - nitro compounds - halogens - acid anhydrides - metals
  • Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible chemicals

cyan divider line

11. Toxicological Information

  • Toxicological Data:
RTECS: CAS# 7732-18-5: ZC0110000 / CAS# 1310-58-3: TT2100000 / CAS# 2809-21-4: SZ8562100 / CAS# 9003-01-4: AT4680000/
LD/LC50: CAS# 7732-18-5: LD50= >90 mL/Kg / CAS# 1310-58-3: Oral, rat LD50 = 273 mg/Kg/ CAS 2809-21-4: Oral, mouse:LD50 = > 3.0 g/kg / CAS 9003-01-4: Oral, mouse:LD50 4600 mg/kg; Oral, rat LD0 2500 mg/kg
  • Carcinogenicity: Ingredients not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTR, or OSHA

cyan divider line

12. Ecological Information

 Environmental Fate: This product is not likely to bioconcentrate.

Environmental Toxicity: NDA

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. Disinfect container with a 1% sodium hypochlorite solution, 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

  • DOT Proper Shipping Name: Compounds, boiler preserving liquid
  • DOT Hazard Class: None
  • DOT Label: Class 55 (Item 048580, sub 3): "Cleaning or washing compound NOI, liquid, in drums or pails".

cyan divider line

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: Sodium hydroxide: Final RQ = 1000 lbs (454 Kg), represents 10% of product

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

..................................Section 313 Toxic Chemicals: This material contains sodium hydroxide (CAS 1310-73-2) which is subject to reporting requirements of Section 313 or Sara Title III and 40 CFR Part 373. 1,000 lb Final RQ (454 Kg). Since pH of product is 7.4, spill reporting is not necessary.

  • Clean Water Act: CAS # 1310-58-3 is listed as a hazardous substance under CWA None of the ingredients are listed as Toxic Pollutants on CWA.
  • Clean Air Act: This product contains no hazardous air pollutants, class 1 or class 2 ozone depleting chemicals, nor was product made from any ozone depletors.
  • FDA: This product complies with 21 CFR 184.1139 regulations for boiler water additives used in preparation of steam that will contact food.
  • USDA: This product was authorized by the USDA, as Category "G6" "for use as a boiler water additive, used in the preparation of steam that WILL contact food."
  • STATE RIGHT-TO-KNOW LISTS: CAS# 1310-58-3, Potassium hydroxide, present in this product at 13%, is present on the following RTK lists: California, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Massachusetts. No other ingredients listed on California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, or Rhode Island.
  • California Proposition 65 Labeling required: This product MAY contain TRACE amounts of ethylene oxide (CAS# 75-21-8),1,4 dioxane (CAS# 123-91-1) or Trisodium salt of Nitrilotriacetic acid (CAS# 18662-53-8), chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or reproductive harm (suspected in polyacrylic acid.
  • WGK (Water Danger/Protection): ) CAS# 1310-58-3: 1
  • TDG Classification: Not regulated as hazardous. Boiler preserving liquid treatment.
  • Canadian DSL: All ingredients are listed on Canada's DSL List. Product approved for sale in Canada
  • Canadian WHMIS: Potassium hydroxide would normally incur a class of "E", but the product pH of 7.4 is neutral, evading the corrosive classification.
  • Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List: Potassium hydroxide, CAS 1310-58-3, comprising 13% 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.

cyan divider line

16. Other Information

Reason for Revision: Routine review and revision - Initial Posting to Alken-Murray website

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