ALKEN® 894

Effective Date: 08/24/2008

 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 or outside the USA (703) 527-3887

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NFPA Hazard Ratings:

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

 Health=1  Fire=0  Reactivity=0

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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:  30% Sodium Nitrate Solution, Electron-acceptorr,H2S Corrosion Prevention, Anoxic Oxygen Source
 CAS Number:  Not applicable to mixtures
 Chemical Formula:  Proprietary Mixture
 Formula ID Codes:  10009

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2. Composition/Information on Ingredients

 Chemical Name  CAS Number  OSHA PEL  ACGIH TLV  % Weight
 Water   7732-18-5  NDA  NDA  > 65
 Sodium Nitrate  7631-99-4  NDA   NDA  28 - 30
 Oxygenated organic/inorganic salts solution  Proprietary  NDA  NDA  1 - 3

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: WARNING: Strong oxidizer. Contact with other material may cause afire. Hygroscopic. May be harmful if swallowed. May cause methemoglobinemia. May cause eye and skin irritation. May causerespiratory and digestive tract irritation. Target Organs: Blood.

Potential Health Effects:

  • Signs and Symptoms of Acute Overexposure: Severe eye and skin irritation and possible burns, possible permanent injury. May cause methemoglobinemia, cyanosis, convulsions, and death. Methemoglobinemia is characterized by dizziness, drowsiness, headache, breath shortness, cyanosis with bluish skin, rapid heart rate and chocolate-brown colored blood. May be harmful if swallowed. Ingestion may produce eye disturbances, deafness, speechlessness, and tetanic convulsions.
  • Signs and Symptoms of Chronic overexposure: Dermatitis and skin sensitization
  • Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: Allergies, dermatitis.
  • Other Comments: This product contains nitrate salts. Nitrates may be reduced by intestinal bacteria to nitrite. When absorbed, nitrites may result in effects on the blood (methemoglobinemia) and blood vessels (vasodilating and a fall in blood pressure.

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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: Treat patient supportively and symptomatically.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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
  • Eye Protection: Safety glasses if mist is formed indoors.
  • Other Control Measures: Minimize exposure in accordance with good hygiene practice. Avoid handling which would create large amounts of dust.

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9. Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Appearance and Color: Ivory colored, tuirbid liquid.
  • Odor: Faint musty odor
  • Solubility in Water: 99%
  • Specific Gravity: 1.23 +/- 0.05 @ 15 deg. C
  • Bulk density: NDA
  • pH: 7.5 - 8.5
  • % volatile by volume @ 21C (70F): Nil
  • Boiling Point: 212 degrees F, 100 degrees C
  • Melting Point: -8.6 degrees F, -13 degrees C,
  • Vapor Density (Air=1): =water
  • Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): =water
  • Evaporation Rate (Bu. Acetate=1): =water

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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

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11. Toxicological Information

  • Toxicological Data:
RTECS: CAS 7732-18-5: ZC0110000/ CAS 7631-99-4: WC5600000
LD50/LC50 - CAS# 7732-18-5: LD50= >90 mL/Kg; / CAS# 7631-99-4: Oral, rabbit: LD50 = 2680 mg/kg; Oral, rat: LD50 = 1267 mg/kg.
Dermal & Eye Irritation Tests for Proprietary "Oxygenated organic/inorganic salts Solution" - sold as ALKEN® 896 BIOSTIMULANT
Acute dermal irritation study New Zealand white rabbits: A 20% solutionm (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
  • Carcinogenicity: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTR, or OSHA

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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. If a spill is impossible to avoid, contact Alken-Murray for appropriate selection of bioremediation treatment, which will normally consist of Alken Clear-Flo® 1006 &/oe Alken Clear-Flo®  1005.

Environmental Toxicity: CAS# 7631-99-4, Sodium nitrate will not cause oxygen depletion in aquatic systems. It has a low potential to affect aquatic organisms, secondary waste treatment microorganisms, and the growth of some plants. It has a moderate potential to affect the germination of some plants, especially algae.. Fish Toxicity: LC50 (96 hr) fathead minnow GT1000 mg/l Water flea: GT 1000 mg/L

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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: Oxidizer liquid, N.O.S. (Sodium nitrate)class 5.1, UN 3139, PG II
  • DOT Hazard Class: 5.1
  • UN Class: 3139
  • Packing Group: II
  • DOT Label: Oxidizer liquid, N.O.S. (Sodium nitrate) Cl 5.1, UN3139, 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: This product does NOT contain ingredients that have Reportable Quantity (RQ) requirements under US 40 CFR 117.302

..................................Section 302/304 Extremely Hazardous Substances: None

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

..................................Section 313 Toxic Chemicals: None

  • Clean Water Act: Ingredients in this product are NOT listed as hazardous water pollutants (HWP), "Priority Pollutant" or "Toxic Pollutant" lists.
  • Clean Air Act: Ingredients of this product are NOT listed as 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: None of the ingredients are considered Extremely Hazardous by OSHA.
  • STATE RIGHT-TO-KNOW LAWS: Sodium nitrate, CAS# 7631-99-4, representing ~ 30% of this product, is found on the following RTK lists: Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.Other ingredients are not listed on any of the following state right to know lists: California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, or Rhode Island.
  • Not subject to California Proposition 65 labeling requirements
  • WGK (Water Danger/Protection): CAS 25265-71-8:1, 7732-18-5:0,
  • Canadian WHMIS Classification: Class D2B. (Other toxic effects - for sodium nitrate, ~30% of this liquid product).
  • Canadian DSL: All ingredients listed. Product Approved for sale in Canada.
  • Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List: Sodium nitrate, CAS# 7631-99-4, 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: Oxidizer liquid, N.O.S. (Sodium nitrate) Cl 5.1, UN3139, PG II

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16. Other Information

Reason for Revision: Melting point correction

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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