Effective Date: 01/01/2008

 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:  Alken Enz-Odor 1
 CAS Number:  Not applicable to mixtures
 Chemical Formula:  Proprietary Mixture
 Formula ID Codes:  10001

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 2. Composition/Information on Ingredients

 Chemical Name  CAS Number   OSHA PEL  ACGIH TLV  % Weight
 Water  7732-18-5   NDA   NDA  > 90
 Oxygenated organic/inorganic salts solution   Proprietary blend   NDA   NDA  4 - 6
 Cocomidopropyl betaine  61789-40-0  NDA  NDA  1 - 2
 Fragrance  NA  NDA  NDA  1 - 2
 Viable bacterial cultures  NA  NDA  NDA  < 1
 Yucca schidigera leaf extract   223749-05-1  NDA  NDA  < 1
Coconut oil monoethanolamide  68140-00-1  NDA  NDA  < 1
Sodium laureth sulfate  9004-82-4  NDA  NDA  < 1
 1,2 benzisothiazolin-3-one  2634-33-5  NDA  NDA  < 1
Sodium hydroxide   1310-73-2  2 mg/M3  2 mg/M3  < 1
Dipropylene glycol  25265-71-8  NDA  NDA  < 1
Tetrasodium EDTA  64-02-8  NDA  NDA  < 1
Methyl anthranilate  134-20-3  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: The microorganisms used in this product are BioSafety Class 1 microorganisms, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control as unlikely to cause disease in healthy humans or animals. However, persons with compromised immune systems should avoid contact with open wounds and/or breathing dust or mist from manufacturing processes. These organisms are susceptible to many commonly used antibiotics, and Alken-Murray is willing to supply antibiotic sensitivity information to any doctor or import health authority requesting it. Because surfactants are included, primary skin irritation under 29CFR 1910.1200 is considered possible, as is true of many shampoos that contain the same surfactants. Although bacterial cultures included in this product were grown in a sterile aqueous medium containing a variety of nutrients, including corn syrup solids, digests of soybean and/or skim milk, glucose or other sugars, vegetable oils, including olive oil, yeast extract, mineral salts, etc., the concentrations of these residual nutrients are believed to be below levels capable of triggering irritation.
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.
  • Ingestion: May result in abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.

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 4. First Aid Measures

  • Inhalation: Remove patient to fresh air
  • Ingestion: Give patient 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: If patient's immune system is compromised, request antibiotic sensitivity chart from Alken-Murray Corporation by e-mail: or obtain from the internet at antibio-strain.pdf

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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: Yes Local Exhaust: Yes Forced Air: No
  • Personal Respirators (NIOSH Approved): None required. Avoid creating aerosols in poorly ventilated areas/
  • Skin Protection: Long sleeved clothing, gloves are optional to protect skin from mild defatting
  • 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: Moderately opaque colorless to white liquid
  • Odor: Faintly detergent-like or "wild hyacinth" fragrance added
  • Solubility in Water: 99%
  • Specific Gravity: 1.016 @ 18 degrees 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: 32 degrees F
  • 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: Bacterial cultures: 1003657BA/ CAS 7732-18-5: ZC0110000/ CAS 2634-33-5: 1004600BE/ CAS 1310-73-2: WB4900000/ CAS 25265-71-8: UB8765000/ CAS 64-02-8: AH5075000/CAS# 134-20-3: CB3325000 AH5075000/CAS# 9004-82-4: WB7499000/ CAS# 61789-40-0: 1007217CB/ Fragrance: 1002064FR/ CAS# 67-63-0: NT8050000/CAS# 111-42-2: KL2975000/
LD50/LC50 - CAS 1310-73-2: skin, rabbit: 500 mg/24H severe; eye rabbit: 50 ug/24H severe./.Yucca schidigera - Oral toxicity for a 70% solution is > 5000 mg/kg/ CAS 64-02-8: moderately toxic. 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 CAS 134-20-3: Oral LD50 rat: 3000 mg/kg, Oral LD50 mouse: 3900 mg/kg, Oral LD50 Guinea pig: 2780 mg/kg; 24 hour skin rabbit: moderate/ CAS# 7732-18-5: LD50= >90 mL/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% solution (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
Bacteria in this product: Oral toxicity: Rats: LD50 = > 5 grams/kg. Acute Inhalation: 10 rats survived for the entire 10 day test with exposure level of 9.2 mg/L. Product with spores at 0.1% concentration in a 50% ethanol solution was considered a sensitizer in albino guinea pigs.
  • Carcinogenicity: Ingredients not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTR, or OSHA

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12. Ecological Information

Environmental Fate: This product is not likely to bio-concentrate, if mixed with water. This product released directly or indirectly into the environment is not expected to have a significant impact.

Environmental Toxicity: This material has a low potential to affect aquatic organisms, secondary waste treatment microorganisms, and the growth of some plants.
Ammonia: Fish toxicity - 1600 µg/L 96 hour LC50 (mortality) common jollytail,
Coconut based surfactants including CAS# 6178-40-0, 68140-00-1 and 9004-80-4 present low volatility and an aquatic LC50 of 0.2 to 59 mg, and since the included bacteria use them as a food source, minimal environmental impact is expected.

Aquatic Ecotoxicity of Individual Ingredients: 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: According to surfactant manufacturer, Stepan, the Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonic Acid CAS# 27175-87-0, using the OECD Closed Bottle Biodegradability Test, achieved 100% primary degradation in 3 days, involving oxidation of the carbon atoms at the alkyl side chain to form transient, low toxicity sulfophenyl carboxylate intermediates. Complete breakdown, characterized by cleavage of the aromatic ring and total mineralization to carbon dioxide, water and inorganic sulfonates. CAS# 2634-33-1 will biodegrade by 81.9% within 20 days.


If there is any specific concern about discharge of this product to the environment, the selected and adapted cultures in Alken Clear-Flo® 7004 will digest LAS and many other varieties of chemical surfactants more rapidly than unadapted cultures. For further details on OECD protocol, see "OECD Guidelines for Testing Chemicals", 1981, ISBN 92-64-12221-4

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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 (49 CFR 172.101)

  • DOT Proper Shipping Name: Not regulated as hazardous by DOT
  • DOT Hazard Class: None
  • DOT Label: The proper shipping name for UNREGULATED SHIPMENT via DOT and TDG is as follows: "Class 55 (Item 048580, sub 3): "Cleaning or washing compound NOI, liquid, in drums or pails".

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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: This material contains sodium 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). This ingredient represents less than 1% of final product formula, which has a neutral pH, thereby avoiding ALL issues that could lead to the need for a reporting incident. At less than 1% of finished formula, a total weight of 1,000 lbs sodium hydroxide would be included in 100,000 lbs of liquid product with NEUTRAL pH.

  • Clean WaterAct: This product contains no ingredients that CWA lists on its "Hazardous Substances", "Priority Pollutant" or "Toxic Pollutant" lists
  • Clean AirAct : 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: Dipropylene glycol (< 1%), CAS# 25265-71-8 IS found on the Pennsylvania RTK list and Other ingredients NOT listed on California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, 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,
  • Canadian WHMIS Class D2B. (Other toxic effects - for surfactants & imported LIVE microbial cultures). CAS# 27176-87-0, 1310-73-2 & 64-02-8 (combined at < 1%) normally add a "Class E" to products containing them, but the neutral pH of THIS product exempts it from this addition.
  • Canadian DSL: All ingredients listed. Approved for sale in Canada
  • Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List: Sodium hydroxide, CAS 1310-73-2, comprising < 1% 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: This product is not subject to "hazardous goods" descriptions and transport surcharges.

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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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