Effective Date: 02/22/2007

 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 in North America - For foreign emergencies -(703) 527-3887 collect calls accepted.

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NFPA Hazard Ratings:

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

 Health=2  Fire=1  Reactivity=1

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

Hazard Symbol: C - Corrosive

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Canadian WHMIS Classification D 2 B

All ingredients on Canadian DSL and USA TSCA lists

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1. Product Identification

Synonyms: Alkalinity Builder

CAS No.: Not applicable to mixtures

Chemical Formula: Proprietary Mixture

Formula ID Codes: 479

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2. Composition/Information on Ingredients

 Chemical Name ...  .CAS Number.....   OSHA PEL.   ACGIH TLV ...  .% Weight
 Sodium hydroxide  1310-73-2  2mg/m3  . 2mg/m3....   25 - 35
 Water .  7732-18-5  NDA  NDA  50 - 75

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: DANGER! Corrosive. Toxic. Harmful if swallowed. Causes eye and skin burns.Causes digestive and respiratory tract burns.
  • Potential Health Effects: NDA
  • Signs and Symptoms of Acute Overexposure: Severe eye and skin irritation and possible burns, possible permanent injury
  • 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. Get prompt medical attention.
  • Ingestion: Give victim large amounts of fruit juice or water to drink. Do not induce vomiting. Get victim to hospital promptly.
  • Skin Contact: Remove contaminated clothing and footwear. Wash skin with water until slipperiness is gone. 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.

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5. Fire Fighting Measures

  • Flash Point: None by PMCC
  • Flammability Limits: NA
  • Fire Extinguishing Media: Water, dry chemical, or alcohol-resistant foamng 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: Contact with reactive metals may release explosive hydrogen gas.

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6. Accidental Release Measures

Contain spill. Recover for use if possible, or transfer to suitable container for disposal. Use absorbent to clean up. Wash down spill area with water.

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7. Handling and Storage

Store in cool dry place away from acids and oxidizers. Keep container closed when not in use. Store at moderate temperatures, do not freeze. Avoid contact with liquid, mists or dried residues. Follow disposal instructions for hazardous chemical waste. Do not ingest or inhale.

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8. Exposure Controls/ Personal Protection

  • Ventilation System: Good general ventilation is advisable
  • Personal Respirators (NIOSH or EN 166 Approved): Use approved dust/mist filter.
  • Skin Protection: Rubber gloves, boots and apron. Body covering clothing
  • Eye Protection: Chemical safety goggles, full face shield.
  • Other Control Measures: None

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9. Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Appearance and Color: Transparent liquid
  • Odor: Odorless to faint ammonia odor
  • Solubility in Water: Miscible
  • Specific Gravity: 1.3
  • pH: 13.5
  • % volatile by volume @ 21C (70F): NDA
  • Boiling Point: 239 degrees F (140 degrees C)
  • Melting Point: NDA
  • Vapor Density (Air=1): NDA
  • Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): 13 mm Hg @ 60 degrees C
  • Evaporation Rate (Bu. Acetate=1): NDA

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10. Stability and Reactivity

  • Stability: Product is stable under normal conditions.
  • Hazardous Decomposition Products: Toxic fumes of sodium oxide, sodium peroxide fumes
  • Hazardous Polymerization: will not occur.
  • Incompatibility: Reacts with mineral acids to form corresponding salts; reacts with weak acids gases like hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, and carbon dioxide; ignites when in contact with cinnamaldehyde or zinc; and reacts explosively with a mixture of chloroform and methane. Corrosive to metals such as aluminum, tin, and zinc as well as to alloys such as steel, and may cause formation of flammable hydrogen gas. Incompatible with aluminum + arsenical materials, ammonia + silver nitrate, benzene-1,4-diol, N,N'-Bis(trinitroethyl) urea, bromine, 4-chlorobutyronitrile, chloroform + methanol, 4-chloro-2-methylphenol, cyanogen azide, diborane, 2,2-dichloro-3,3-dimethylbutane, glycols, maleic anhydride, 4-methyl-2-penten-4-yn-1-ol, nitrobenzene, sodium tetrahydroborate, sugars, 1,2,4,5-tetrachlorobenzene, 1,1,1-trichloroethanol, trichloroethylene, trichloronitromethane, zinc, zirconium.
  • Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible chemicals.

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11. Toxicological Information

  • Toxicological Data:
RTECS: CAS# 7732-18-5: ZC0110000/ CAS# 1310-73-2: WB4900000 / See actual RTECS entries in CAS database for complete information on these ingredients.
LD50 /LC50: CAS# 7732-18-5: LD50= >90 mL/Kg; CAS# 1310-73-2: Draize test, rabbit, eye: 400 µg mild; Draize test, rabbit,eye, 1% severe; Draize test, rabbit, skin, 500 mg/24H, severe
  • Carcinogenicity: Ingredients not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTR, or OSHA

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12. Ecological Information

Environmental Fate: Liquid sodium hydroxide leaches rapidly into the soil. In sufficient quantity, this product may be hazardous when released around fish.

Environmental Toxicity: TLm, mosquito fish, 125 ppm/96 hr. (fresh water); TLm, bluegill, 99 mg/48 hr.(tap water).

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13. Disposal Considerations

 RCRA Hazard Class (if discarded): D002 Corrosive. Whatever cannot be saved for recovery or recycling should be managed in an appropriate and approved waste facility. State and local disposal regulations may differ from federal disposal regulations. Empty containers may contain residues. Thoroughly clean empty container, then offer for recycling, reuse or disposal in accordance with federal, state and local requirements.

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14. Transportation Information

  • DOT Proper Shipping Name: Corrosive liquid, NOS, UN1824 (Sodium hydroxide solution)
  • DOT Hazard Class: 8 (Corrosive Material)
  • UN Number: 1824
  • Packing Group: II
  • DOT Label: Corrosive liquid, N.O.S, (sodium hydroxide solution) Class 8, UN 1824, PG II

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15. Regulatory Information

  • TSCA: (40CFR 710) All chemical ingredients are listed on the TSCA inventory with no SNUR or special reporting required.
  • CERCLA Reportable Quantity: 1000 lbs. (454 Kg) of sodium hydroxide (approximately 3,000 gal or 11,356 L of this product)
    Section 302/304 Extremely Hazardous Substances:
    Sodium hydroxide: Final RQ = 1000 lbs (454 Kg), represents 30% 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.
  • 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: Sodium hydroxide, CAS#1310-73-2 (30%) is listed on the following RTK lists, including California, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, Minnesota & Massachussetts. Other ingredients checked and verified NOT included on California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachussetts, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Rhode Island.
  • Not subject to California Proposition 65 labeling requirements
  • Clean Water Act: This product contains CAS # 1310-73-2, sodium hydroxide, a chemical that CWA lists as a "hazardous substance", but CWA does NOT list ANY product ingredient on their "Priority Pollutant" or "Toxic Pollutant" lists.
  • Clean Air Act: Ingredients in this product are not listed as "hazardous air pollutants" or on the Class 1 or Class 2 "ozone depletors" lists published by CAA.
  • OSHA: None of the ingredients are listed as "Highly Hazardous" by OSHA.
  • WGK (Water Danger/Protection) CAS# 1310-73-2: 1 /
  • Canada WHIMIS - D2B
  • Canadian DSL: All ingredients listed on the Canadian DSL. Product is approved for sale in Canada
  • Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List: Sodium hydroxide, CAS 1310-73-2, comprising 30% 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.
  • TDG Classification; Corrosive liquid, N.O.S., Class 8, UN 1824 (Sodium hydroxide solution), PG II
  • European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives EC# 011-002-00-6. Hazard Symbols: C Risk Phrases: R 35 Causes severe burns. Safety Phrases: S 26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. S 37/39 Wear suitable gloves and eye/face protection. S 45 In case of accident of if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).

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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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