Effective Date: 02/25/2007

 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


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All ingredients on Canadian DSL and USA TSCA lists

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1. Product Identification

 Synonyms:  Closed System Corosion Inhibitor
 CAS Number:  Not applicable to mixtures
 Chemical Formula:  mixture
 Formula ID Codes:  826

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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 - 74
 Sodium nitrite  7632-00-0  NDA   NDA   15 - 25
 Sodium tetraborate decahydrate (borax)  1303-96-4   NDA   5 mg/M3  5 - 10
 Potassium hydroxide  1310-58-3  2mg/M3   2 mg/M3   5 - 10
 Sodium tolytriazole  64665-57-2   NDA   NDA  1 - 5
 Polyacrylic acid  9003-01-4  NDA   NDA   < 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: Danger! May cause eye and skin irritation. May cause respiratory and digestive tract irritation. Harmful if inhaled or swallowed. Target Organs: Blood, cardiovascualr system/

Potential Health Effects:

  • Signs and Symptoms of Acute Overexposure: Contact may cause irritation or burns to eyes, skin, respiratory tract, mucous membranes. Harmful if swallowed. Harmful if inhaled
  • Signs and Symptoms of Chronic overexposure: NDA
  • Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: NDA

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4. First Aid Measures

  • Inhalation: Remove victim to fresh air
  • Ingestion: Give victim 2 - 4 glasses of water or milk to drink to dilute the product. Induce vomiting by tickling the back of the throat. 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: None

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5. Fire Fighting Measures

Flash Point: None by Pensky-Martens Closed Cup flashpoint tester

Flammability Limits: NA

Autoignition temp: NA

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: Contains an oxidizing agent. May accelerate combustion of other materials if allowed to evaporare to dryness.

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6. Accidental Release Measures

Contain spill. Use absorbent to clean up. Recover for use if possible, or transfer to a clean, dry steel tank or lined fier drum, close, and label oxidizer. Dispose of at an approved waste disposal facility.

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7. Handling and Storage

 Store in cool dry place, away from acids and oxidizable materials. Keep container closed when not in use.

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8. Exposure Controls/ Personal Protection

  • Ventilation System: Good general ventilation is advisable
  • Personal Respirators (NIOSH Approved): if needed, use respirator to screen out nuisance dust
  • Skin Protection: Long sleeved clothing and rubber or plastic gloves and apron
  • Eye Protection: Chemical safety goggles
  • Other Control Measures: Minimize exposure in accordance with good hygiene practice. Avoid handling which would create large amounts of dust.
     CAS# 1303-95-4  anhydrous: 1 mg/m3; decahydrate: 5 mg/m3; pentahydrate 1 mg/m3
     CAS# 1310-58-2  2 mg/m3
  • OSHA PELs:
     CAS# 1303-95-4  crystals: Vacated PELs: 10 mg/m3
      CAS# 1310-58-2  2 mg/m3

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9. Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Appearance and Color: Pale yellow liquid
  • Odor: Faint sweet odor
  • Solubility in Water: Miscible
  • Specific Gravity: 1.09
  • pH: 14.0
  • % volatile by volume @ 21C (70F): Nil
  • Boiling Point: 214 degrees F
  • Melting Point: NDA
  • Vapor Density (Air=1): NA
  • Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): NA
  • Evaporation Rate (Bu. Acetate=1): NA

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10. Stability and Reactivity

  • Stability: Product is stable under normal conditions
  • Hazardous Decomposition Products: Gaseous nitrogen oxides
  • Hazardous Polymerization: will not occur.
  • Incompatibility: Acids, ammonium compounds, reducing agents (particularly cyanides, thiocyanates, certain combustibles, and organics
  • Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible chemicals.

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11. Toxicological Information

  • Toxicological Data: (CFR Title 16)
RTECS: CAS# 7732-18-5: ZC0110000 /CAS# 7632-00-0: RA1225000 / CAS# 1303-96-4: VZ2275000 / CAS# 1310-58-3: TT2100000 / CAS# 64665-57-2: 1003731ST / CAS# 9003-01-4: AT4680000
LD50/LC50: CAS# 7732-18-5: LD50= >90 mL/Kg / CAS# 7632-00-0: Oral, mouse: LD50 = 175 mg/kg; Oral, rabbit: LD50 = 186 mg/kg; Oral, rat: LD50 = 85 mg/kg. / CAS# 1303-96-4: Oral, mouse: LD50 = 2 gm/kg; Oral, rat: LD50 = 2660 mg/kg./ CAS# 1310-58-3: Oral, rat LD50 = 273 mg/Kg / CAS# 64665-57-2: Oral, rat LD50 920 mg/kg (male) 640 mg/kg (Female); Oral, mouse LD50 = 2550 mg/Kg / CAS# 9003-01-4: Oral, mouse: LD50 = 4600 mg/kg; Oral, rat: LD50 = 2500 mg/kg.
  • Carcinogenicity:
    IARC: Poly(Acrylic acid) - Group 3 known animal carcinogen, but not listed by 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: CAS# 7632-00-0: This chemical is not expected to cause oxygen depletion in aquatic systems. It has a high potential to affect secondary waste treatment microorganisms. It has a moderate to high potential to affect aquatic organisms. It has a low potential to affect the germination of some plants. Acute aquatic effects: 96-hour LC50; Fathead minnow: GT 100 mg/L 96-hour LC50; Water flea: 55 mg/L 24-hour LC50; Mosquito fish: 8.1 mg/L.

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: Environmentally Hazardous, Corrosive Liquid, N.O.S. (Sodium Nitrite), Class 9, UN 3082, PG III (add: RQ, in packages of 400 lbs. or more - contains some sodium nitrite)
  • DOT Hazard Class: 8 & 9
  • DOT Label: Environmentally Hazardous, Corrosive Liquid, N.O.S. (Contains Sodium Nitrite & Sodium hydroxide), Class 8 & 9, UN 3082, PG III

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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: 100 lbs. of sodium nitrate (approx. 500 lbs. of product)
    1,000 lbs. of potassium hydroxide (approx 2600 gal. of product)

..................................Section 302/304 Extremely Hazardous Substances: CAS# 7632-00-0: final RQ = 100 pounds (45.4 kg)

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

..................................Section 313 Toxic Chemicals: This material contains SODIUM NITRITE (CAS# 7632-00-0, 99%), which is subject to the reporting requirements of Section 313 of SARA Title III and 40 CFR Part 373.

  • Clean Water Act CAS# 7632-00-0 & CAS# 1310-58-3 are listed as Hazardous Substances under CWA.
  • Clean Air Act: No ingredients listed as a hazardous air pollutant (HAP). This product does ot contain any Class 1 or Class 2 ozone depletors, nor was it made with such chemicals.
  • OSHA:Potassium hydroxide is found on the OSHA list of Highly Toxic Chemicals.
  • STATE RIGHT-to-KNOW LISTS: CAS 1310-58-3, Potassium hydroxide, present at 10% in this product and CAS# 1303-96-4, Sodium tetraborate decahydrate, present in this product at < 10%, ARE listed on the following RTK lists: California, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Massachusetts.Other ingredients are NOT listed on the following RTK lists: 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# 7632-00-0: 2 /CAS# 1303-96-4: 1 /CAS# 1310-58-3: 1 /CAS# 9003-01-4: 1/ 7732-18-5:1 / 64665-57-2:
  • Canadian DSL: All ingredients are listed on Canadian DSL. Product is authorized for sale in Canada.
  • Canadian WHMIS: "E" Corrosive liquid for product pH, D2A for Sodium tetraborate
  • Canadian Ingredients 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: Environmentally Hazardous, Corrosive Liquid, N.O.S. (Contains Sodium Nitrite & Sodium hydroxide), Class 8 & 9, UN 3082, PG III

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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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