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SECTION 1: CHEMICAL PRODUCT - COMPANY IDENTIFICATION


Shellco International, Inc.
38 Sweet Leaf Court
The Woodlands, TX 77381
(281) 296-2922


(800) 424-9300 - CHEMTREC (24 Hours Emergency Response)

SUBSTANCE: Glutaraldehyde
TRADE NAME/SYNONYM: Bac-Cide
CHEMICAL FAMILY: Aldehyde
MSDS CREATION DATE: Oct 12, 2000
MSDS REVISION DATE:



SECTION 2: COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS


COMPONENTS: Glutaraldehyde, Water
CAS NUMBER: 111-30-8 (Glutaraldehyde), 7732-18-5 (Water)
RTECS NUMBER: MA2450000 (Glutaraldehyde)
PERCENTAGE: Glutaraldehyde (20-30%), Water (70-80%)
PROBABLE CONTAMINANTS: Not known



SECTION 3: HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION


NFPA RATINGS: (SCALE 0-4): HEALTH=2, FIRE=0, REACTIVITY=0
EMERGENCY OVERVIEW: Colorless liquid with sharp odor. Harmful if absorbed through skin, ingestion, and inhalation. Causes eye irritation, possibly severe. Causes respiratory tract and skin irritation. May cause allergic skin reaction. May affect the central nervous system. Do not breathe vapor or mist. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Avoid repeated or prolonged contact. Keep container tightly closed. Wash thoroughly after handling. Use only with adequate ventilation.


POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS:

INHALATION:
Short Term Effects: May be harmful if inhaled. May cause irritation. Additional effects may include shortness of breath, headache, drowsiness, and drunkenness.
Long Term Effects: No information available on significant adverse effects.

SKIN CONTACT:
Short Term Effects: May be harmful if absorbed. May cause irritation. May cause allergic reaction. Additional effects may include headache and drunkenness.
Long Term Effects: Same effects as short term exposure.

EYE CONTACT:
Short Term Effects: May cause irritation, possibly severe.
Long Term Effects: Same effects as short term exposure.

INGESTION:
Short Term Effects: May be harmful if swallowed. May cause nausea, stomach pain, and drunkenness.
Long Term Effects: Same effects as short term exposure.

CARCINOGEN STATUS:

OSHA: No NTP: No IARC: No


SECTION 4: FIRST AID MEASURES

INHALATION: Remove from exposure area to fresh air immediately. If breathing has stopped, perform artificial resuscitation. Keep person warm and at rest. Treat symptomatically and supportively. Get medical attention immediately.

SKIN CONTACT: Remove contaminated clothing and shoes immediately. Wash affected area with soap or mild detergent and large amount of water until no evidence of chemical remains (at least 15-20 minutes). Get medical attention immediately.

EYE CONTACT: Flush eyes immediately with large amounts of water or normal saline solution, occasionally lifting upper and lower lids until no evidence of chemical remains (at least 15-20 minutes). Get medical attention immediately.

INGESTION: Do not induce vomiting. If vomiting occurs, keep head lower than hips to help prevent aspiration. Treat symptomatically and supportively. Get medical attention immediately.

NOTE TO PHYSICIAN: Antidote:
No specific antidote. Treat symptomatically and supportively.
SECTION 5: FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD: Negligible fire hazard when exposed to heat or flame.
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray, or regular foam. For larger fires, use water spray, fog, or regular foam (1993 Emergency Response Guidebook, RSPA P 5800.6).
FIREFIGHTING: Move container(s) from fire area if you can do it without risk. Do not scatter spilled material with high-pressure water streams. Dike fire-control water for later disposal. Use agents suitable for type of surrounding fire. Avoid breathing hazardous vapors, keep upwind.
HAZARDOUS COMBUSTION PRODUCTS: Thermal decomposition products may include toxic carbon oxides.

SECTION 6: ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

OCCUPATIONAL SPILL: Do not touch spilled material. Stop leak if you can do it without risk. Use water spray to reduce vapors. For small spills, take up with sand or other absorbent material and place into containers for later disposal. For small dry spills, with clean shovel, place material into clean, dry container and cover. Move container from spill area. For larger spills, dike far ahead of spill for later disposal. Deny entry to nonessential personnel and isolate hazard.

SECTION 7: HANDLING AND STORAGE

Observe all federal, state, and local regulations when storing this liquid. Store away from incompatible substances.

SECTION 8: EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION

EXPOSURE LIMITS: No occupational exposure limits established by OSHA/ACGIH/NIOSH for TEK-CIDE. The exposure limits set for glutaraldehyde are listed below for reference.
Glutaraldehyde:
NIOSH CEILING - 0.2 ppm (0.8 mg/m)
ACGIH CEILING - 0.2 ppm (0.82 mg/m3)

VENTILATION: Provide local exhaust or process enclosure ventilation to meet published exposure limits.
EYE PROTECTION: Wear safety glasses with splash shields or safety goggles/shield to prevent contact with this liquid.
EMERGENCY WASH FACILITIES: The employer should provide an eye wash fountain and quick drench shower within the immediate work area for emergency use.
CLOTHING: Wear appropriate protective (impervious) clothing and equipment to prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact with this liquid.
GLOVES: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent contact with this liquid.


RESPIRATOR: The respirator selected must be based on contamination levels found in the work place and specific to the job assignment. Do not exceed the working limits of the respirator. Respirators must also be jointly approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (NIOSH-MSHA). These respirators are ranked from minimum to maximum respiratory protection as listed below:
Any air-purifying full facepiece respirator with a high-efficiency organic filter;
Any powered air-purifying respirator with a tight-fitting facepiece and high-efficiency organic vapor filter;
Any Type 'C' supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece operated in pressure-demand or other
positive-pressure mode or with a full facepiece, helmet or hood operated in continuous-flow mode;
Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece operated in pressure-demand or other
positive -pressure mode.


FOR FIREFIGHTING AND OTHER IMMEDIATELY DANGEROUS TO LIFE OR HEALTH
CONDITIONS: Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode. Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained breathing apparatus operated in pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode.

SECTION 9: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

DESCRIPTION: Colorless liquid with sharp odor.
MOLECULAR WEIGHT: 100.12 for 100% glutaraldehyde.
MOLECULAR FORMULA: C5H8O2 in water.
BOILING POINT: 212.9o F
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 1.066
WATER SOLUBILITY: Miscible with water in all proportions.
VAPOR DENSITY (Air = 1): 3.5
EVAPORATION RATE (Ethyl Ether = 1): 0.88
pH: 3.1 - 4.5

SECTION 10: STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

REACTIVITY: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
CONDITIONS TO AVOID: Avoid contact with extreme heat, acids, alkalis, and oxidizers.
INCOMPATIBILITIES:
Acids: Incompatible.
Alkalis: Incompatible.
Oxidizers: Violent reaction.
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION: Thermal decomposition products may include toxic carbon oxides.
POLYMERIZATION: Hazardous polymerization has not been reported to occur under normal temperatures and pressures.


SECTION 11: TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

TOXICITY DATA:
The toxicity data generated by Union Carbide are listed below:
Glutaraldehyde (25% by weight):
LD50: 1,993 mg/kg, oral, rat
LD50: 1,364 mg/kg, skin, rabbit
CARCINOGEN STATUS: None.
LOCAL EFFECTS: Corrosive- eye; irritant- inhalation, skin.
ACUTE TOXICITY LEVEL: Toxic by dermal absorption, ingestion, and inhalation.


TARGET EFFECTS: Central nervous system depressant; sensitizer-dermal.
INHALATION:
Acute Exposure: Inhalation may cause nose and upper respiratory tract irritation. Severe exposure may cause coughing, shortness of breath and central nervous system depression with headache, dizziness, and drowsiness.
Chronic Exposure: Prolonged and repeated exposure may cause mucous membrane irritation. Administration to animals resulted in necrotic, inflammatory, and regenerative lesions of the upper respiratory tract.
SKIN CONTACT:
Acute Exposure: Contact with the skin may cause irritation. Sensitization dermatitis may occur in previously exposed persons.
Chronic Exposure: Intermittent human exposure to a small amount for 3 days produced severe irritation. Repeated or prolonged exposure may cause sensitization dermatitis.
EYE CONTACT:
Acute Exposure: Contact with the eyes may cause severe irritation, redness, pain, and possibly corneal burns.
Chronic Exposure: Prolonged or repeated exposure may cause conjunctivitis.
INGESTION:
Acute Exposure: Ingestion may cause mouth and stomach irritation, abdominal pain, nausea, and may affect the central nervous system.
Chronic Exposure: Same effects as acute exposure.

SECTION 12: ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT RATING (0-4): No data available.
ACUTE AQUATIC TOXICITY: No data available.
DEGRADABILITY: No data available.
LOG BIOCONCENTRATION FACTOR (BCF): No data available.
LOG OCTANOL/WATER PARTITION COEFFICIENT: No data available.



SECTION 13: DISPOSAL INFORMATION:
Observe all federal, state and local regulations when disposing of this liquid.

SECTION 14: TRANSPORT INFORMATION
US DOT SHIPPING NAME-ID NUMBER: Non-regulated

SECTION 15: REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA STATUS: Yes
DSL STATUS: Yes
EINECS STATUS: Yes
40 CFR 302.4 CERCLA SECTION 103: No
40 CFR 355.30 SARA SECTION 302: No
40 CFR 355.40 SARA SECTION 304: No
40 CFR 372.65 SARA SECTION 313: No
29 CFR 1910.119 OSHA Process Safety: No
California Proposition 65: No
New Jersey SNJ: Yes
Pennsylvania SPA: Yes
40 CFR 370.21 SARA HAZARD CATEGORIES,
SARA SECTIONS 311/312
ACUTE HAZARD: Yes
CHRONIC HAZARD: Yes
FIRE HAZARD: No
REACTIVITY HAZARD: No
SUDDEN RELEASE HAZARD: No

SECTION 16: OTHER INFORMATION
Personnel handling this product should be informed of the recommended safety precautions and should have access to this information.

This information relates to the specific material designated and may not be valid for such material used in combination with other materials or processes. Such information is to the best of our knowledge and belief, accurate and reliable as of the date compiled. However, no representation, warranty or guarantee is made as to its accuracy, reliability, or completeness. It is the user's responsibility to satisfy themselves as to the suitability and completeness of such information for their own use and purpose. We do not accept liability for any loss or damage that may occur from the use of this information nor do we offer warranty against patent infringement.

Shellco International, Inc. reserves the right to refuse shipment of this material to any person or organization who, in the judgement of Shellco International, Inc., does not demonstrate the ability to consistently handle and use it safely and in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.

Customers are responsible for compliance with local, state, and federal regulations that may be pertinent in the storage, application, and disposal of this product.