Ingredients not precisely identified are proprietary
and/or non-hazardous or represent less than 1% of product.. All chemical
ingredients appear on the EPA TSCA inventory.
3. Hazards Identification
Product should neither be breathed nor eaten.
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.
(acute exposure) of ammonium salts may produce nausea, vomiting, gastric
irritation. Large doses (over 6 grams) may cause systemic ammonia toxicity.
Symptoms may include heavy breathing, blue skin, dulness, restlessness,
convulsions or coma. DSP ingestion may result in abdominal pain, nausea,
vomiting, diarrhea, shock, hypertension, slow pulse, cyanosis, coma and
4. First Aid Measures
victim to fresh air
mouth out with water or milk. Get medical aid for chemical ingredients.
Skin Contact: Remove
contaminated clothing and footwear. Wash skin with soap and water for at
least 15 minutes. Wash clothing before reuse.
Eye Contact: Immediately
flush eyes with water for 15 minutes. Get medical attention.
Note to Physician: Treat
chemical exposure symptomatically and supportively.
5. Fire Fighting Measures
Ammonium salt is nonflammable,
Flammability Limits: NA
Fire Extinguishing Media: Water spray, carbon dioxide, dry chemical
Special Fire-Fighting Information: None
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: Strong oxidizers. At fire temperatures ammonium chloride begins
to corrode metals and may dissociate into ammonia and hydrogen chloride.
Mixtures of about 16% to 25% (by volume) ammonia gas in air are flammable.
6. Accidental Release Measures
Soil spill: Dig a pit, pond, or
lagoon holding area to contain liquid or solid material. Cover solids with
a plastic sheet to prevent dissolving in rain or firefighting water. Water
spill: Add suitable agent to neutralize spilled material to pH 7 then
place into a chemical waste container. Wear approved respirator for nuisance
dust during cleanup. US Regulations (CERCLA) require reporting spills and
releases to soil, water and air in excess of reportable quantities. The
toll free number for the US Coast Guard National Response Center is (800)
7. Handling and Storage
Store in cool dry place. Prevent skin and eye contact.
Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after use. Avoid creating dust.
Use approved respirator. Keep container closed when not in use.
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 and fumes
Skin Protection: Long
Safety glasses if dust is raised
Other Control Measures: Minimize exposure in accordance with good hygiene practice. Avoid
handling which would create large amounts of dust.
9. Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance and Color: Free-flowing
tan and white granules.
ammonia and yeast
Solubility in Water: 29.7
g/100 g water @ 20 deg.
pH: 5.5 (1% solution)
% volatile by volume @ 21C (70F): 0
Boiling Point: 520
Melting Point: 338C
Vapor Density (Air=1):
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): 1.0 @ 160 C (320F)
Evaporation Rate (Bu. Acetate=1): NDA
10. Stability and Reactivity
is stable under normal temperature and pressures.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Contact of ammonium salts with bromine trifluoride may cause
explosion. Violent reaction between ammonium salts may occur on contact
with iodine heptafluoride. Ammonium salts forms unstable ammonium perchlorate
in combination with potassium chlorate.
Hazardous Polymerization: will not occur.
See hazardous decomposition, above, and caustics.
Conditions to Avoid: Heat,Exposure to strong acids, bromine trifluoride, iodine heptafluoride,
potassium chlorate. Explosive nitrogen trichloride may result from reaction
of ammonium chloride and hydrogen cyanide.
not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTR, or OSHA
12. Ecological Information
If diluted with water, this product is expected to increase aquatic eutrophication,
with attendant overgrowth of algae, micro-algae, weeds and Cyanobacteria.
Product delivers 260,000 mg/Kg ammonia-nitrogen, when applied directly to
water body. Aquatic pollution can be bioremediated by addition of Alken
Prevent release to potable water sources for mammals (includes humans, livestock
& wildlife). Will cause digestive irritation, if consumed by mammals.
13. Disposal Considerations
RCRA Hazard Class (if discarded): This substance, when discarded or disposed of, is not specifically
listed as a hazardous waste in Federal regulations; however it could be
hazardous if it is considered toxic, corrosive, ignitable or reactive according
to Federal definitions (40 CFR 251). Additionally, it could be designated
as hazardous according to state regulations. This substance could also become
a hazardous waste if it is mixed with or comes in contact with a hazardous
waste. If such contact or mixing have occurred, check 40 CFR 261 to determine
whether it is classified as a hazardous waste. If it is classified as a
hazardous waste, regulations 40 CFR 262, 263 & 264 apply. Do not reuse
empty containers without adequate precautions to assure that all residues
are cleaned out.
14. Transportation Information
DOT Proper Shipping Name: Not regulated as hazardous by DOT
DOT Hazard Class:
DOT Label: Class
50: drums(NMFC item 68140, sub 5) "Fertilizer compound , NOI powder
in pails or drums
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 an SNUR
Clean Air Act: This formula
does not contain any hazardous air pollutants or ozone depletors
Clean Water Act: None of
the chemicals in this product are listed as hazardous, toxic or priority
STATE RIGHT-TO-KNOW LAWS: 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.
Not subject to California Proposition 65 labeling
Canadian WHMIS Classification: Class D2B for ammonium chloride ingredient
Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List: Ingredients do NOTappear 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 Canadian DSL. Product is approved for sale in Canada.
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.