Effective Date: 06/15/2007

  .Product Bulletin

 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

 NFPA Hazard Ratings:

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

 Health=1  Fire=0  Reactivity=0

Canadian WHMIS Classification D 2 B

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:   5202

 2. Composition/Information on Ingredients

  Chemical Name   CAS Number    OSHA PEL   ACGIH TLV   Weight
  Water   7732-18-5   NDA   NDA   .> 75
  Oxygenated organic/inorganic salts solution   Proprietary   NDA   NDA   1 - 2
 Disodium laureth sulfosuccinate   39354-45-5  NDA   NDA   < 1.5
 Sodium xylene sulfonate    1300-72-7  NDA  NDA  < 1.5
 Cocomidopropylamine oxide  68155-09-9  NDA  NDA  < 1.5
  Viable bacterial cultures   NA   NDA   NDA   < 1
  Fragrance   Proprietary   NDA   NDA   < 1
Sodium laureth sulfate   9004-82-4   .NDA   .NDA   < 1
 Glycerine  56-81-5   .NDA   .NDA   < 1
  1,2 benzisothiazolin-3-one   2634-33-5   .NDA   .NDA   < 1
.Sodium hydroxide    1310-73-2   .2 mg/M3   .2 mg/M3   < 1
Yucca schidigera leaf extract   223749-05-1  .NDA  .NDA   < 1
.Dipropylene glycol   25265-71-8   .NDA   .NDA   < 1
.Tetrasodium EDTA   64-02-8   NDA   .NDA  < 1
 *Royal Blue Polymer Dye  Proprietary  .NDA  .NDA  < 1
.Methyl anthranilate   134-20-3   NDA   .NDA   < 1
 Sodium sulfate  7757-82-6  NDA  NDA   < 1
 *Hydroquinone  123-31-9  .2 mg/M3  .2 mg/M3  < 0.01

.*Hydroquinone represents <3% of the blue polymer dye and is thus included as an ingredient.

Ingredients not precisely identified are proprietary and/or non-hazardous per 29 CFR 1910-10 and/or represent less than 1%. All chemical ingredients appear on the EPA TSCA inventory.

 3. Hazards Identification

Emergency Overview: The microorganisms used in this product are BioSafety Class 1 microorganisms, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control as unlikely to cause disease in healthy humans or animals. However, persons with compromised immune systems should avoid contact with open wounds and/or breathing dust or mist from manufacturing processes. These organisms are susceptible to many commonly used antibiotics, and Alken-Murray is willing to supply antibiotic sensitivity information to any doctor or import health authority requesting it. Because surfactants are included, primary skin irritation under 29CFR 1910.1200 is considered possible, as is true of many shampoos that contain the same surfactants. Although bacterial cultures included in this product were grown in a sterile aqueous medium containing a variety of nutrients, including corn syrup solids, digests of soybean and/or skim milk, glucose or other sugars, vegetable oils, including olive oil, yeast extract, mineral salts, etc., the concentrations of these residual nutrients are believed to be below levels capable of triggering irritation.

Potential Health Effects:
  • Signs and Symptoms of Acute Overexposure: Eye, skin irritation
  • Signs and Symptoms of Chronic overexposure: Dermatitis and skin sensitization
  • Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: Allergies, dermatitis.
  • Ingestion: May result in abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.

 4. First Aid Measures

  • Inhalation: Remove victim to fresh air
  • Ingestion: Give victim water or milk to drink to dilute the product. 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: If patient's immune system is compromised, request antibiotic sensitivity chart from Alken-Murray Corporation by e-mail: or obtain from the internet at antibio-strain.pdf

 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: .None

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: . None

 6. Accidental Release Measures

.Where possible, flush down drain to waste treatment sewer; otherwise on small spills, use chemical adsorbant and sweep up. For large spills, contain and collect for reuse or disposal.

 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.

 8. Exposure Controls/ Personal Protection

  • Ventilation System: Yes Local Exhaust: Yes Forced Air: No
  • Personal Respirators (NIOSH Approved): .None required. Avoid creating aerosols in poorly ventilated areas/
  • Skin Protection: Long sleeved clothing, gloves are optional to protect skin from mild defatting
  • Eye Protection: Safety glasses if mist is formed indoors.
  • Other Control Measures: .Minimize exposure in accordance with good hygiene practice.
  • Exposure Limits:
    ACGIH: CAS#1310-73-2: 2 mg/M3; CAS #67-63-0 400 ppm
    OSHA - Final PELs: None Vacated PELs: CAS # 1310-73-2 2 mg/M3; CAS #67-63-0 400 ppm


9. Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Appearance and Color: .Opaque pale aqua liquid (colorless when diluted)
  • Odor: "Wild hyacinth" fragrance added
  • Solubility in Water: 99%
  • Specific Gravity: 1.006 @ 15 degrees C
  • Bulk density: NDA
  • pH: 7.3 - 7.8
  • % volatile by volume @ 21C (70F): . Nil
  • Boiling Point: 212 degrees F, 100 degrees C
  • Melting Point: 32 degrees F
  • Vapor Density (Air=1): =water
  • Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): =water
  • Evaporation Rate (Bu. Acetate=1): =water

 10. Stability and Reactivity

  • Stability: Product is stable.
  • Hazardous Decomposition Products: . None
  • Hazardous Polymerization: will not occur.
  • Incompatibility: Acids, alkalies, other toxic materials may inactivate biological cultures.
  • Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible substances


11. Toxicological Information

  • Toxicological Data: (CFR Title 16)
RTECS: Bacterial cultures: 1003657BA/ CAS 7732-18-5: ZC0110000/ CAS 2634-33-5: 1004600BE/ CAS 1310-73-2: WB4900000/ CAS 25265-71-8: UB8765000/ CAS 64-02-8: AH5075000/ CAS# 1300-72-7: ZE5100000// CAS# 134-20-3: CB3325000 / CAS# 7757-82-6: WE1650000/ CAS# 39354-45-5: TR1581150/ Fragrance: 1002064FR/ CAS# 68155-09-9:NONE/CAS# 9004-82-4: WB7499000/ CAS# 63148-62-9: VW3380000/ CAS# 56-81-5: MA8050000
LC50/LD50 of Individual Ingredients:
CAS  # 7732-18-5
: LD50= >90 mL/Kg
CAS# 39354-45-5: oral, rat: 30800 µl/kg; skin, rabbit: >5ml/kg.
CAS# 1300-72-7: Oral, rat LD50 = 13700 mg/Kg; Oral, mouse LD50 = 933 mg/Kg
CAS# 68155-09-9: Oral LD50 (rat) = >500 - 5000 mg/kg. Not a primary dermal irritant ro eye & skin @ 2%, eye irritant @ 5%, skin irritant @ 10%
CAS# 9004-82-4: oral mouse = 5989 mg/Kg
CAS# 56-81-5: oral, mouse > 4090 mg/kg; skin, rabbit 500 mg mild reaction 24H,
eye, rabbit, mild reaction at 24 H.
CAS# 64-02-8: Oral, rat LD50 = > 1,000 mg/Kg; Oral, rabbit, LD50 = > 2,000 mg/Kg
CAS# 2634-33-5, oral, rat LD50 = 20 g/Kg
CAS# 1310-73-2: skin, rabbit: 500 mg/24H severe; eye rabbit: 50 ug/24H severe.
CAS# 223749-05-1 (Yucca schidigera) - Oral, mouse, LC50 of a 70% solution = > 5000 mg/kg
CAS# 25265-71-8 eye-rabbit 510 mg skin-rabbit 500 mg/24H MLD; LD50 oral rat 14850 mg/kg; LD50 oral guinea pig 17600 mg/kg
CAS# 134-20-3: Oral, rat LD50 =:3000 mg/kg, Oral, mouse LD50 = 3900 mg/kg, Oral LD50 Guinea pig:
CAS# 63148-62-9: Oral, rat: LD50 = >24 gm/kg.
Blue polymer dye: Oral, rat LD50 = >5,000 mg/Kg, Comment: Extremely low toxicity to rats
CAS# 7757-82-6 oral, mouse 5989 mg/kg

Dermal & Eye Irritation Tests for the Proprietary "Oxygenated organic/inorganic salts Solution" - sold as ALKEN® 896 BIOSTIMULANT
Acute dermal irritation study New Zealand white rabbits: A 20% solution of our proprietary
"Oxygenated organic/inorganic salts Solution" 5 ml "Oxygenated organic/inorganic salts Solution" + 20 mL sterile, distilled water) was applied to intact & abraded skin one one side, with sterile water applied to intact & abraded skin on other side of same animals to serve as controls.
Acute dermal irritation New Zealand white rabbits: PI = 0.0, Toxicity level IV
Acute eye irritation: A 20% solution (5 ml "Oxygenated organic/inorganic salts Solution" + 20 mL sterile, water) was introduced to one eye, while untreated eye was observed as a "control". Eyes were examined and graded at 24, 48 and 72 hours post treatment..
Acute eye irritation, :New Zealand white rabbits: PI=0.0, Toxicity IV
Bacteria in this product: Acute or ral toxicity: Rats = LD50 > 5 grams/kg,
no toxicity symptoms, no weight loss
Acute dermal toxicity: LD50 = > 5050 mg/Kg
Acute dermal irritation albino rabbits: PI = 0.0, Toxicity level IV
Acute eye irritation: 0.0, Toxicity IV
Acute Inhalation, Rats LC50= >2.43 mg/L.
  • Carcinogenicity:
ACGIH-A3 Hydroquinone, CAS# 123-31-9 "confirmed animal carcinogen". NOT listed on IARC, NIOSH, OSHA or NTP cancer lists.
Other ingredients ARE NOT FOUND on any lists published by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP or OSHA

12. Ecological Information

Environmental Fate: This product is not likely to bioconcentrate, if mixed with water. If product is released in high concentration to the environment, oxygen levels may temporarily decrease at the release site. Bacteria included in this product will degrade the other ingredients, further reducing environmental impact of the product.

Environmental Toxicity: This material has a low potential to affect aquatic organisms, secondary waste treatment microorganisms, and the growth of some plants.

Aquatic Ecotoxicity of Individual Ingredients: CAS# 2634-33-1, 1,2 benzisothiazolin-3-one (<1%) is VERY toxic to aquatic organisms (Fish, LC50, 4 days exposure = 1.0 - 3.3 ppm. Crustaceans (Daphnia magna) EC50 immobilization = 2 days exposure 0.85 ppm. ,CAS# 1300-72-7, Sodium xylene sulfonate (1 - 1.5%): Acute aquatic toxicity (rainbow trout)(static)(96 hr): LC50 est.= > 1000 mg/L (relatively harmless). Acute aquatic toxicity (D.magna)(static)(48 hr): EC50 est. = > 1000 mg/L (relatively harmless). Acute aquatic toxicity (freshwater algae)(static)(48 hr): EC50 = >230 mg/kg (practically non-toxic to algae). . CAS# 123-31-9, Hydroquinone (<0.1%): Rainbow Trout LC50 = 0.097 mg/L; 96H, Fathead Minnow LC50 = 0.1 - 0.18 mg/L, 96H.

Biodegradability: CAS# 2634-33-1 will biodegrade by 81.9% within 20 days. CAS# 68155-90-9 will biodegrade by 84% within 28 days, based on readings of DOUR (dissolved oxygen uptake rate). All three coconut-based surfactants are easily biodegraded, when tested using OECD protocol. Although present as a trace amount, the naturally high BOD of this chemical will shorten bioremediation time needed, as it binds with soil and humified compounds with natural negative charges. Hydroquinone, CAS# 123-31-9, will biodegrade within 28 days, in conjunction with the balance of this product. For further details on OECD protocol, see "OECD Guidelines for Testing Chemicals", 1981, ISBN 92-64-12221-

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.

14. Transportation Information

  • DOT Proper Shipping Name: Not regulated as hazardous by DOT
  • DOT Hazard Class: None
  • DOT Label: The proper shipping name for UNREGULATED SHIPMENT via DOT and TDG is as follows: "Class 55 (Item 048580, sub 3): "Cleaning or washing compound NOI, liquid, in drums or pails".

 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: CAS# 27176-57-0 =1,000 lb. Final RQ (454Kg). Since this ingredient represents less than 1% of product, actual weight of spilled product would have to exceed 105,263 lbs (47, 747 Kg) to meet this standard.

    .Section 302/304 Extremely Hazardous Substances: .None

    .Section 311 Hazard Categorization: Acute, chronic

    .Section 313 Toxic Chemicals: None 

  • 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: CAS# 27176-87-0 IS listed on the "hazardous air pollutants" list of CWA. Ingredients of this product are NOT listed as a hazardous air pollutants (HAP) on CWA. This product does not contain any Class 1 or Class 2 ozone depletors, nor was it made with such chemicals.
  • OSHA: Sodium hydroxide, CAS# 1310-73-2, IS listed as "extremely hazardous" by OSHA
  • STATE Right to Know: Dipropylene glycol (< 1%), CAS# 25265-71-8 IS found on the Pennsylvania RTK list, while Glycerine (2.5%), CAS# 56-81-5 & CAS# 27176-87-0 (<1%) ARE found on the following RTK lists: Pennsylvania, Minnesota & Massachussetts. Sodium hydroxide, CAS 1310-73-2, comprising < 1% of this product and Hydroquinone, CAS#123- 31-9, comprising <0.01% of this product can be found on the following RTK lists: California, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, Minnesota & Massachusetts. Other ingredients NOT listed on the following RTK lists: California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island or Tennessee.
  • CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 LABELING REQUIRED: "This product contains < 0.01% of Hydroquinone (CAS# 123-31-9), a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects and/or reproductive harm."
  • Not subject to California Proposition 65 labeling requirements
  • Canadian WHMIS Class D2B. (Other toxic effects - for surfactants & imported LIVE microbial cultures). CAS# 27176-87-0, 1310-73-2 & 64-02-8 (combined at < 1%) normally add a "Class E" to products containing them, but the neutral pH of THIS product exempts it from this addition.
  • Canadian DSL: All ingredients listed. Approved for sale in Canada
  • Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List: Sodium hydroxide, CAS 1310-73-2, comprising < 1% of this product  and Hydroquinone, CAS# 123-31-9, comprising < 0.01% 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.
  • TDG Classification: This product is not subject to "hazardous goods" descriptions and transport surcharges.

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 16. Other Informatio

Reason for Revision: Routine Review & Revision, Section 15 RTK, CA P:rop 65 & CIDL

.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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