Borax MSDS sheet
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|Section 1 - Chemical
Product and Company Identification
MSDS Name: Sodium
Catalog Numbers: S80172, B80, BP175 500, BP175-500, BP175500,
S246-12, S246-212, S246-250LB, S246-500, S248-10, S248-3, S248-500, S249-500
Synonyms: Buffer Salt pH 9.18; Borax, Sodium Borate Decahydrate
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
For information, call: 201-796-7100
Emergency Number: 201-796-7100
For CHEMTREC assistance, call: 800-424-9300
For International CHEMTREC assistance, call: 703-527-3887
2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients
||Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate
Hazard Symbols: None listed.
Risk Phrases: None listed.
3 - Hazards Identification
Appearance: white. May cause irritation. May cause eye and skin irritation.
May cause respiratory and digestive tract irritation. May cause adverse
reproductive effects based upon animal studies. Caution!
Target Organs: None.
Eye: May cause eye irritation.
Skin: May cause skin irritation.
Ingestion: May cause irritation of the digestive tract. Human
fatalities have been reported from acute poisoning.
Inhalation: May cause respiratory tract irritation.
Chronic: No information found.
4 - First Aid Measures
Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least
15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Skin: Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15
minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if
irritation develops or persists. Wash clothing before reuse.
Ingestion: Get medical aid. Do NOT induce vomiting. If
conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Wash
mouth out with water.
Inhalation: Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If
not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give
oxygen. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.
5 - Fire Fighting Measures
General Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained
breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and
full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be
generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Runoff from fire control or
dilution water may cause pollution.
Extinguishing Media: Use agent most appropriate to extinguish
fire. Use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or appropriate foam.
6 - Accidental Release Measures
General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment
as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a
suitable disposal container. Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions
in the Protective Equipment section. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide
7 - Handling and Storage
Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Use with adequate
ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes,
skin, and clothing. Do not breathe dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Keep container
tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Storage: Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool,
dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection
Engineering Controls: Facilities storing or utilizing this
material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use
adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
- Final PELs
|Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate
||1 mg/m3 TWA (anhydrous); 5 mg/m3 TWA (decahydrate); 1
mg/m3 TWA (pentahydrate)
||5 mg/m3 TWA
OSHA Vacated PELs: Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate: 10 mg/m3 TWA
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety
goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR
1910.133 or European Standard EN166.
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin
Respirators: A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR §1910.134
and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed
whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
9 - Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical State: Solid
Odor: Not available.
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 1575 deg C @ 760.00mm Hg
Freezing/Melting Point:320 deg C
Autoignition Temperature: Not available.
Flash Point: Not available.
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 2; Flammability: 0; Reactivity: 0
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
10 - Stability and Reactivity
Chemical Stability: Stable at room temperature in closed containers under
normal storage and handling conditions.
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible materials, dust generation, excess
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Strong oxidizing agents, strong
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Irritating and toxic fumes and gases,
oxides of boron.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
11 - Toxicological Information
CAS# 1303-96-4: VZ2275000
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 2 gm/kg;
Oral, rat: LD50 = 2660 mg/kg;
CAS# 1303-96-4: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No information available.
Teratogenicity: No information available.
Reproductive Effects: No information available.
Neurotoxicity: No information available.
Mutagenicity: No information available.
Other Studies: See actual entry in RTECS for complete information.
12 - Ecological Information
No information available.
13 - Disposal Considerations
Chemical waste generators must determine whether a discarded
chemical is classified as a hazardous waste. US EPA guidelines for the
classification determination are listed in 40 CFR Parts 261.3. Additionally,
waste generators must consult state and local hazardous waste regulations to
ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.
14 - Transport Information
||No information available.
||No information available.
15 - Regulatory Information
CAS# 1303-96-4 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
Section 302 (RQ)
None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
Section 302 (TPQ)
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
CAS # 1303-96-4: chronic.
No chemicals are reportable under Section 313.
Clean Air Act:
This material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants. This material does
not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors. This material does not contain any
Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous Substances under
the CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority Pollutants
under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic
Pollutants under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
CAS# 1303-96-4 can be found on the following state right to know lists:
California, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Massachusetts.
California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are
listed. European/International Regulations
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 1303-96-4: 1
CAS# 1303-96-4 is listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS# 1303-96-4 is listed on
Canada's DSL List.
This product has a WHMIS classification of D2A, D2B.
CAS# 1303-96-4 is listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
CAS# 1303-96-4: OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 5 mg/m3 OEL-BELGIUM:TWA 5 mg/m3
OEL-DENMARK:TWA 5 mg/m3 OEL-FRANCE:TWA 5 mg/m3 OEL-THE NETHERLANDS:T
WA 5 mg/m3 OEL-SWEDEN:TWA 2 mg/m3;STEL 5 mg/m3;Skin OEL-SWITZERLAND:
TWA 5 mg/m3 OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 5 mg/m3 OEL IN BULGARIA, COLOMBIA
, JORDAN, KOREA check ACGIH TLV OEL IN NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, VIETNA
M check ACGI TLV
16 - Additional Information
MSDS Creation Date: 7/06/1999
Revision #4 Date: 7/20/2001
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