Material Safety Data
Sodium dodecyl sulfate
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company
MSDS Name: Sodium dodecyl sulfate
Catalog Numbers: AC226141000, AC226145000, AC230421000,
AC230425000, AC419530010, AC419530250, AC419531000, S799941, S799942, BP166-100,
BP166-5, BP166-500, NC9973507, O2674-25, S529-3, S529-500
SDS; Sodium lauryl sulfate; Dodecyl sodium sulfate; Sulfuric acid monododecyl
ester, sodium salt; SLS; Dodecyl hydrogen sulfate sodium salt.
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Section 2 -
Composition, Information on Ingredients
||Sodium lauryl sulfate
Risk Phrases: 36/38
Section 3 - Hazards
Appearance: white solid. Causes eye and skin irritation.
Warning! May cause respiratory tract irritation.
Organs: Eyes, skin.
Eye: Causes eye irritation.
Skin: Causes skin irritation. Contact with the skin defats
the skin. Sodium lauryl sulfate can produce allergic sensitivity reactions. May
produce drying effect on skin. Sodium lauryl sulfate increases the per meability
of the skin.
Ingestion: Causes gastrointestinal irritation
with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
respiratory tract irritation. May cause severe allergic respiratory reaction.
May cause severe irritation of the respiratory tract with sore throat, coughing,
shortness of breath and delayed lung edema.
Repeated exposure may cause allergic respiratory reaction (asthma). Chronic
inhalation may lead to decreased pulmonary function.
Section 4 - First Aid
Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water
for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get
Skin: Immediately flush skin with plenty of
water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists.
Ingestion: Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious
and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an
unconscious person. Get medical aid.
medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately.
If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and
Section 5 - Fire
Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus
in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective
gear. Dusts at sufficient concentrations can form explosive mixtures with air.
During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal
decomposition or combustion.
Extinguishing Media: Use
extinguishing media most appropriate for the surrounding fire.
Point: Not applicable.
Autoignition Temperature: Not available.
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 2;
Flammability: 1; Instability: 0
Section 6 -
Accidental Release Measures
Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in
Spills/Leaks: Vacuum or sweep up material and
place into a suitable disposal container. Reduce airborne dust and prevent
scattering by moistening with water. Clean up spills immediately, observing
precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Avoid generating dusty
conditions. Provide ventilation.
Section 7 - Handling
Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash hands
before eating. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Avoid contact
with eyes, skin, and clothing. Use only with adequate ventilation. Avoid
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place. Store
in a tightly closed container.
Section 8 - Exposure
Controls, Personal Protection
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.
|Sodium lauryl sulfate
OSHA Vacated PELs: Sodium
lauryl sulfate: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
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
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to
prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate
protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators: Follow the
OSHA respirator regulations found in 29 CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN
149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when
Section 9 - Physical
and Chemical Properties
Odor: Faint odor of fatty
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Negligible
Vapor Density: Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point:204 - 207 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
150 G/L (20°C)
Specific Gravity/Density:Not available.
Section 10 -
Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
to Avoid: Dust generation, excess heat.
Incompatibilities with Other
Materials: Strong oxidizing agents.
Products: Carbon monoxide, oxides of sulfur, carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
Section 11 -
CAS# 151-21-3: WT1050000
Draize test, rabbit, eye: 100 mg/24H Moderate;
rabbit, eye: 250 ug Mild;
Draize test, rabbit, eye: 2 mg;
rabbit, eye: 10 mg Moderate;
Draize test, rabbit, skin: 50 mg/24H
Draize test, rabbit, skin: 25 mg/24H Moderate;
rabbit, skin: 250 mg/24H Moderate;
Draize test, rabbit, skin: 10
Draize test, rabbit, skin: 50 mg/24H Mild;
Inhalation, rat: LC50 =
Oral, rat: LD50 = 1288 mg/kg;
CAS# 151-21-3: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH,
NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No data available.
Teratogenicity: No data available.
No data available.
Neurotoxicity: No data available.
Mutagenicity: No data available.
Other Studies: No data
Section 12 -
No information available.
Section 13 - Disposal
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.
Section 14 -
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Section 15 -
CAS# 151-21-3 is listed on the TSCA
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the
chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals
in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
Hazardous Substances and corresponding RQs
None of the chemicals in this
material have an RQ.
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
CAS # 151-21-3: acute.
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
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# 151-21-3 is not present on state
lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.
California No Significant Risk Level:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed.
Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
R 36/38 Irritating to eyes and skin.
S 26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse
with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
S 37/39 Wear
suitable gloves and eye/face
CAS# 151-21-3: 2
Canada - DSL/NDSL
151-21-3 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
product has a WHMIS classification of D2B.
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure
CAS# 151-21-3 is listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure
Section 16 -
MSDS Creation Date:
Revision #4 Date: 5/09/2003
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