Effective Date: 03/21/2007

 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
  E-mail:  or
 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

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NFPA & HMIS 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: None
 CAS Number:  Not Applicable to Mixtures
 Chemical Formula:  Proprietary Mixture
 Formula ID Codes:  874

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2. Composition/Information on Ingredients

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.
 Chemical Name  CAS Number  OSHA PEL  ACGIH TLV   % Weight
 Water  7732-18-5   NDA   NDA   50 - 65
 Sodium metasilicate  6834-92-0  5 mg/M3   10 mg/M3   17
Alkyl ether of corn sugar (C8 - C10)  68515-73-1  NDA  NDA  5 - 10
 D-Glucopyranose, oligomeric, C10 - C16 alkyl glycosides 110615-47-9  NDA  NDA  10 - 15
Tetrasodium EDTA   64-02-8  NDA  NDA   1 - 2
 Styrene, acrylic acid polymer, ammonium salt (Opacifier)  35209-54-2  NDA  NDA  1 - 2
 Sodium hydroxide   1310-73-2   2 mg/M3   2 mg/M3   < 1
 Dipropylene glycol  25265-71-8  NDA  NDA   < 1


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3. Hazards Identification

Emergency Overview: CAUTION: Eye contact is painful and may cause burns.

Potential Health Effects:

  • Signs and Symptoms of Acute Overexposure: Eye, skin irritation, may cause burns to eyes.
  • Signs and Symptoms of Chronic overexposure: Dermatitis and skin sensitization
  • Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure:
  • Ingredients Listed as Carcinogens or Potential Carcinogens: Dermal allergic reactions.
  • Ingestion: Relative to other materials, as single dose of this product is rarely toxic by ingestion. Irritation of the mouth, pharynx, esophagus and stomach can develop following ingestion.

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4. First Aid Measures

  • Inhalation: Remove patient to fresh air
  • Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Give milk or egg whites to drink to dilute the product. Allow patient to rinse mouth thoroughly with water and then seek 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: Treat symptomatically.

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5. Fire Fighting Measures

 Flash Point: Not flammable by Pensky-Martens Closed Cup method

Flammability Limits: NA

Autoignition temp: NA

Fire Extinguishing Media: Carbon dioxide, dry chemical or water.

Special Fire-Fighting Information: Wear NIOSH-approved SCBA. Use water spray to cool containers

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: NDA

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6. Accidental Release Measures

For small spills, flush to waste treatment sewer (product is biodegradable). For large spills, contain and collect for reuse, if possible, or transfer to suitable container for disposal. Use absorbent to clean up. Wash down spill area with soap and water. Product is biodegradable and contains no phosphates

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7. Handling and Storage

 Store in cool dry place, away from children, food items and potable water. Keep container closed when not in use. Avoid storage of product above 110 F and keep from freezing. Keep out of direct sunlight. Always wash hands with soap and water before handling food or smoking. Use good hygiene practices when working with any chemical mixture

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8. Exposure Controls/ Personal Protection

  • Ventilation System: Good general ventilation is advisable
  • Personal Respirators (NIOSH Approved): None require in normal use. Use organic vapor canister if needed.
  • Skin Protection: Long sleeved clothing and oil resistant gloves (butyl or nitrile)
  • Eye Protection: Chemical safety goggles if applied indoors
  • Other Control Measures:
ACGIH: CAS# 1310-73-2: 2 mg/m3 (< 1% of formula)
OSHA Vacated PELs: CAS# 1310-73- 2 ppm TWA

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9. Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Appearance and Color: White to off-white opaque liquid
  • Odor: Mild ammonia or "wild hyacinth" fragrance added
  • Solubility in Water: 100%
  • Specific Gravity: ~ 1.0
  • pH: 12.2 - 12.8
  • % volatile by volume @ 21C (70F): Nil
  • Boiling Point: 225 degrees F (100 deg. C)
  • Melting Point: NDA
  • Vapor Density (Air=1): =water
  • Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): = water
  • Evaporation Rate (Bu. Acetate=1): = < 1

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10. Stability and Reactivity

  • Stability: Product is stable under normal conditions
  • Hazardous Decomposition Products: Small amounts of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide.
  • Hazardous Polymerization: will not occur.
  • Incompatibility: Upon contact with sugars, the sodium metasilicate may react to form deadly carbon monoxide gas.
  • Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible substances

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11. Toxicological Information

  • Toxicological Data:
RTECS: CAS# 7732-18-5: ZC0110000/ CAS# 6834-92-0: VV9275000 / CAS# 110615-47-9: NONE / CAS# 68515-73-1:NONE / CAS# 64-02-8: AH5075000/ CAS# 35209-54-2: 1005064OP / CAS# 1310-73-2: WB4900000/ CAS# 25265-71-8: UB8765000/
LD50 /LC50:
CAS# 7732-18-5: LD50= >90 mL/Kg
CAS# 6834-92-0: Oral, rat, LD50
CAS# 68515-73-1: Oral, rat LD50 = 5,000 mg/Kg; Dermal, rabbit LD50 = 2 g/Kg
CAS# 110615-47-9: Oral, rat,LD50 = 5,000 mg/Kg
CAS# 64-02-8: moderately toxic.
CAS# 1310-73-2: skin, rabbit: 500 mg/24H severe; eye rabbit: 50 ug/24H severe
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
  • Carcinogenicity: Ingredients NOT listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTR, or OSHA

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12. Ecological Information

  • Environmental Fate: Product is unlikely to bio-concentrate in aquatic organisms and fish. Has low mobility in soil and may rapidly volatilize in the atmosphere.

  • Environmental Toxicity:
Aquatic Ecotoxicity of Individual Ingredients: Surfactants are potentially harmful to aquatic life CAS 7647-01-0: Trout LC100 = 10 mg/L/24H, shrimp LC50=100 to 330 ppm, Starfish LC50=100 to 330 mg/L/48 H, Shore crab LC50 = 240 mg/L/48 H, Chronic plant toxicity = 100 ppm, fish toxicity LC50 = 862 mg/L. / 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.

  • Biodegradability: CAS# 2634-33-1 will biodegrade by 81.9% within 20 days. Modified OECD screening tests indicate that surfactants, CAS# 110615-47-9 & 6815-83-1 exceed the 70% dissolved oxygen content requirement for classification as "readily biodegradable". Their ready emulsification of petroleum hydrocarbons and related oils makes this formula that much more suitable for applications involving bioremediation of leaking storage tanks, containing crude petroleum-oil or fuel oils. Surfactants AND polluted soil will biodegrade simultaneously, as long as adequate levels of supplemental nitrogen, ortho-phosphate are provided to balance the high level of organic carbon present in TPH and these two biodegradable surfactants. Consider Alken® Bio-Nutrient™ 3 or 4 as a source of ammonia-nitrogen and ortho-phosphate

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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, 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.

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14. Transportation Information

  • DOT Proper Shipping Name: Not regulated as hazardous by DOT, Class 55 cleaning and scouring product
  • DOT Hazard Class: NA
  • UN /NA Number: None
  • Packing Group: NA
  • DOT Label: "Class 55 (Item 048580, sub 3): "Cleaning or washing compound NOI, liquid, in drums or pails" Alken Surface Cleaner 874.

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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: This product does NOT contain ingredients that have Reportable Quantity (RQ) requirements under US 40 CFR 117.302
Section 302/304 Extremely Hazardous Substances: Section 302 (RQ) CAS 7647-01-0: final RQ = 5000 lbs (2270 kg). For this product, this would require 495,000 lbs. spilled.
Section 311 Hazard Categorization: Chronic Health, Acute Health,
Section 313 Toxic Chemicals: None above de minimus levels.
  • Clean Water Act: No ingredients listed as a hazardous substance under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this formula are listed as Priority Pollutants under CWA.
    Clean Air Act: No ingredients listed as hazardous substances by CAA.. This product does not contain any Class 1 or Class 2 ozone depletors, nor was it made with such chemicals.
  • OSHA: No ingredients rated highly hazardous by OSHA
  • STATE Right to Know:  Sodium hydroxide, CAS#1310-73-2, comprising < 1% of this product can be found on the following RTK lists: California, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, Minnesota & Massachusetts. Dipropylene glycol (< 1%), CAS# 25265-71-8 IS found on the Pennsylvania RTK list. Other ingredients NOT listed on California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island or Tennessee.
  • Not subject to California Proposition 65 labeling requirements
  • CARB: Product meets the low vapor pressure (LVP) exemption set by the California Air Resources Board for volatile organic compounds in consumer products (California Code of Regulations, Title 17, Article 2, Section 94510)
  • TDG Classification: Combustible liquid, N.O.S. (Emulsified Water-Based d-Limonene Hydrocarbon Cleaner), 3A, UN 2319, PG III, if NOT shipping as "non-hazardous cleaning & washing compound".
  • Canadian WHMIS Classification: No WHMIS rating for product or ingredients
  • Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List: Sodium hydroxide, CAS 1310-73-2, comprising < 1% of this product IS listed on the CIDL but other ingredients do not appear on this list. 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.
    Canadian DSL: All ingredients listed on the Canadian DSL. Product is approved for sale in Canada
  • Harmonized Tariff Code: 3402.90.5000 Non-aromatic organic surface-active agents (other than soap) NESOI.

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16. Other Information

Reason for Revision: Routine review & revision. Sections 1,9,11,12, 13, 14, 15 updated

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 purpo000se 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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