Effective Date: 03/27/2007

 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=0  Reactivity=0

Hazard Symbol: C


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Canadian WHMIS Classification "D2B" & "E"

All ingredients on Canadian DSL and USA TSCA lists 

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1. Product Identification

 Synonyms: Corrosion and Scale Inhibitor for Cooling Towers
 CAS Number:  Not applicable to mixtures
 Chemical Formula:   Proprietary Mixture
 Formula ID Codes:  777

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2. Composition/Information on Ingredients

 Chemical Name  CAS Number  OSHA PEL  ACGIH TLV   % Weight
 Water  7732-18-5  NDA  NDA  50 - 80
 Potassium hydroxide  1310-58-3  2mg/m3   2mg/m3  10 - 15
 Sodium molybdate dihydrate  7631-95-0  5mg/m3  5mg/m3   5 - 10
 Aminotris(methylene phosphonic) acid) A.K.A. ATMP  6419-19-8  NDA   NDA   1 - 5
 1-Hydroxyethylidine-1,1-diphosphonic acid A.K.A. HEDP  2809-21-4  NDA   NDA   1 -5
 Poly(acrylic) acid  9003-01-4  NDA   NDA   1 - 5
 Sodium-2-ethylhexylsulfate  126-92-1  NDA   NDA   1 - 5
 Sodium tolytriazole  64665-57-2  NDA   NDA   1 - 5
 Sodium lignosulfate  8061-51-6  NDA   NDA   < 1
 Sodium hydroxide  1310-73-2  2mg/m3   2mg/m3   < 0.1

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: Caution: Eye and skin irritant

Potential Health Effects:

  • Signs and Symptoms of Acute Overexposure: Contact causes irritation to eyes, skin, respiratory tract, mucous membranes.
  • 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: Do not induce vomiting. Give water or fruit juice to drink. Get prompt medical attention
  • Skin Contact: Wash skin with water for at least 15 minutes, until slipperiness is gone. Remove contaminated clothing and launder 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.

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5. Fire Fighting Measures

Flash Point: None by PMCC

Flammability Limits: NDA

Autoignition temp: NDA

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:NDA

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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.

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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. 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 EIN Approved): None required during normal handling.
  • Skin Protection: Neoprene, rubber or PVC gloves, boots and apron. Body covering clothing/
  • Eye Protection: Chemical safety goggles, full face shield
  • Other Control Measures:
OSHA - PEL: CAS 7631-95-0: 5 mg/m3 for soluble molybdenum compounds
CAS 1310-58-3: 2 mg/m3
CAS 1310-73-2: 2mg/m3
ACGIH: CAS 7631-95-0: 5 mg/m3 TWA
CAS 1310-58-3: 2 mg/m3 TWA
CAS 1310-73-2: 2mg/m3 TWA

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9. Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Appearance and Color: Dark brown liquid.
  • Odor: Low odor
  • Solubility in Water: Miscible
  • Specific Gravity: 1.10
  • pH: 11.8
  • % 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

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10. Stability and Reactivity

  • Stability: Product is stable under normal conditions
  • Hazardous Decomposition Products:Oxides of carbon and nitrogen
  • Hazardous Polymerization:will not occur.
  • Incompatibility: Reactive metals such as zinc and aluminum, strong bases
  • Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible chemicals.

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11. Toxicological Information

  • Toxicological Data:(CFR Title 16)
RTECS:   CAS# 7732-18-5: ZC0110000 / CAS# 1310-58-3: TT2100000 / CAS# 7631-95-0: QA5075000 / CAS# 6419-19-8: SZ9860000 / CAS# 2809-21-4: SZ8562100 / CAS# 9003-01-4: AT4680000 / CAS# 64665-57-2: 1003731ST / CAS# 126-92-1: MP0700000 / CAS# 68131-31-7:O16142000 / CAS# 1310-73-2: WB4900000
LD50/LC50 : CAS# 7732-18-5: Oral, rat: LD50 = >90 mL/kg. /CAS# 1310-58-3: Oral, rat: LD50 = 273 mg/kg / CAS# 7631-95-0: Oral, rat LD50 = 4 g/Kg / CAS# 6419-19-8: Oral, rat LD50 = > 5,000 mg/Kg / CAS# 6419-19-8: Oral, rat: LD50 = 2100 mg/kg; Skin, rabbit: LD50 = >6310 mg/kg. / CAS# 2809-21-4: Oral, rat LD50 = > 3.0 g/kg / CAS# 9003-01-4: Oral, mouse: LD50 = 4600 mg/kg; Oral, rat: LD50 = 2500 mg/kg / CAS# 64665-57-2: Oral, male rat = 920 mg/kg; Oral, rat female = 640 mg/kg / CAS#126-92-1: Oral, rat = 4 gm/kg; Oral, mouse = 1550 mg/kg; Oral rabbit = 3580 mg/kg, Oral guinea pig = 650 mg/kg / CAS# 68131-31-7: Oral, rat LD50 = 8100 mg/Kg / CAS# 1310-73-2: skin, rabbit: 500 mg/24H severe; eye rabbit: 50 ug/24H severe
  • Carcinogenicity:
ACGIH-A3 - Molybdenum soluble compounds (sodium or ammonium) "confirmed animal carcinogen", but NOT listed on IARC, NIOSH, NTP or OSHA lists.
IARC- Group 2B: Trisodium nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA) "suspected human carcinogen", but not listed on ACGIH, NIOSH, NTP or OSHA.
IARC-Group 3: Poly(Acrylic acid) - "confirmed animal carcinogen", but not listed on ACGIH, NIOSH, NTP or OSHA.
Other ingredients are NOT found on any lists published by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP or OSHA

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12. Ecological Information

Environmental Fate: NDA

Environmental Toxicity: NDA

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13. Disposal Considerations

 RCRA Hazard Class (if discarded): CORROSIVE D002 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, UN 1760
  • DOT Hazard Class: (8)
  • UN Number: 1760
  • Packing Group: II
  • DOT Label: Corrosive liquid, N.O.S (contains potassium hydroxide solution) Class 8, UN 1760, PG II

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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: 1,000 lbs. of potassium hydroxide, CAS 1310-58-3 (approx 1300 gal. of product) under US 40 CFR 117.302/ Sodium hydroxide is also present,but at < 1%, the potassium hydroxide is the concentration of concern.

..................................Section 302/304 Extremely Hazardous Substances: Potassium hydroxide and Sodium hydroxide: Each have Final RQ = 1000 lbs (454 Kg)

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

..................................Section 313 Toxic Chemicals: This material contains potassium 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).

  • Clean Water Act: CAS# 1310-58-3 is listed as a hazardous substance under CWA
  • Clean Air Act: No ingredients listed as a hazardous air pollutant (HAP). This product does not contain any Class 1 or Class 2 ozone depletors, nor was it made with such chemicals.
  • STATE RIGHT-TO-KNOW LISTS: CAS# 1310-58-3, Potassium hydroxide, present in this product at 14%, and CAS# 1310-73-2, Sodium hydroxide, present at less than 0.1 % is present on the following RTK lists: California, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Massachusetts. 2-Amino-2-methyl-1-propanol (AMP), CAS# 124-68-5 , present in this product at 4%, is listed on the following RTK lists: Massachusetts & Pennsylvania. 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) and/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 contaminants of polyacrylic acid)
  • Canada: All ingredients are listed on Canada's DSL List, so product is authorized for sale in Canada..
  • WHMIS:  Class "E" Corrosive for pH, KOH & NaOH & "D2B" for Polyacrylic acid
  • Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List: Potassium hydroxide, CAS 1310-58-3, comprising 14% of this product and sodium hydroxide, CAS 1310-73-2, comprising < 1% 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: Corrosive liquid, N.O.S (contains potassium hydroxide solution) Class 8, UN 1760, PG II

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16. Other Information

Reason for Revision: Routine Review and 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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