Material Safety Data
Sodium Hydroxide Solution 0.01 N to 1 N
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company
MSDS Name: Sodium Hydroxide Solution
0.01 N to 1 N
Catalog Numbers: GILHYD20, NC9031649,
NC9400712, NC9500142, SS272-1, SS272-20, SS274-1, SS274-4, SS276-1, SS276-20,
SS276-20LC, SS276-4, XXLC2430720LI
Synonyms: Caustic soda; Lye.
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Section 2 -
Composition, Information on Ingredients
Risk Phrases: 34
Section 3 - Hazards
Appearance: clear liquid. Danger! Causes eye and skin
burns. May cause severe respiratory tract irritation with possible burns. May
cause severe digestive tract irritation with possible burns. Corrosive to
aluminum. Eye contact may result in permanent eye damage.
Organs: Eyes, skin, mucous membranes.
Eye: Causes eye burns. May cause
lacrimation (tearing), blurred vision, and photophobia. May cause chemical
conjunctivitis and corneal damage.
Skin: Causes skin burns.
May cause deep, penetrating ulcers of the skin. May cause skin rash (in milder
cases), and cold and clammy skin with cyanosis or pale color.
Ingestion: May cause severe and permanent damage to the
digestive tract. Causes gastrointestinal tract burns. May cause perforation of
the digestive tract. Causes severe pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and shock.
May cause systemic effects.
Inhalation: Irritation may lead
to chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema. Causes severe irritation of upper
respiratory tract with coughing, burns, breathing difficulty, and possible coma.
Causes chemical burns to the respiratory tract. Aspiration may lead to pulmonary
edema. May cause systemic effects.
Chronic: Prolonged or
repeated skin contact may cause dermatitis. Effects may be delayed.
Section 4 - First Aid
Eyes: In case of contact, immediately flush eyes
with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical aid immediately.
Skin: In case of contact, immediately flush skin with
plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and
shoes. Get medical aid immediately. Wash clothing before reuse.
Ingestion: If swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting. Get
medical aid immediately. If victim is fully conscious, give a cupful of water.
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
Inhalation: If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not
breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
Get medical aid.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically
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. Use water spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool. Contact with metals
may evolve flammable hydrogen gas.
Extinguishing Media: Use
water spray to cool fire-exposed containers. Substance is noncombustible; use
agent most appropriate to extinguish surrounding fire.
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 3;
Flammability: 0; Instability: 1
Section 6 -
Accidental Release Measures
Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in
Spills/Leaks: Absorb spill with inert material
(e.g. vermiculite, sand or earth), then place in suitable container. Avoid
runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to waterways. Clean up spills
immediately, observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Provide
Section 7 - Handling
Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Do not get
in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Discard
contaminated shoes. Use only with adequate ventilation. Do not breathe spray or
Storage: Keep container closed when not in use. Store
in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Keep
away from strong acids. Keep away from metals. Keep away from flammable liquids.
Keep away from organic halogens.
Section 8 - Exposure
Controls, Personal Protection
Controls: Use process enclosure, local exhaust ventilation, or other
engineering controls to control airborne levels below recommended exposure
limits. Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an
eyewash facility and a safety shower.
||2 mg/m3 Ceiling
||10 mg/m3 IDLH
OSHA Vacated PELs: Water: No
OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical. Sodium hydroxide: No OSHA
Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Eyes: Wear chemical goggles.
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to
prevent skin exposure.
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
Section 9 - Physical
and Chemical Properties
Odor: none reported
Vapor Pressure: 14 mm Hg
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: >1 (ether=1)
Boiling Point: 212 deg F
Freezing/Melting Point:32 deg F
Section 10 -
Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal
storage and handling conditions.
Conditions to Avoid: Acids.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Metals, acids, aluminum, tin,
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Toxic fumes of sodium oxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
Section 11 -
CAS# 7732-18-5: ZC0110000
CAS# 1310-73-2: WB4900000
Oral, rat: LD50 = >90
Draize test, rabbit, eye: 400 ug
Draize test, rabbit, eye: 1% Severe;
Draize test, rabbit, eye: 50
Draize test, rabbit, eye: 1 mg/24H Severe;
rabbit, skin: 500 mg/24H Severe;
7732-18-5: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA. CAS# 1310-73-2: Not
listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Teratogenicity: No information found.
Reproductive Effects: No information found.
No information found.
Mutagenicity: No information found.
Other Studies: See actual entry in RTECS for complete information.
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 -
||SODIUM HYDROXIDE SOLUTION
||No information available.|
Section 15 -
CAS# 7732-18-5 is listed on the TSCA
CAS# 1310-73-2 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
& 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.
of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New
None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
CERCLA Hazardous Substances and corresponding
CAS# 1310-73-2: 1000 lb final RQ; 454 kg final RQ
302 Extremely Hazardous Substances
None of the chemicals in this product
have a TPQ.
CAS # 1310-73-2: acute, reactive.
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.
CAS# 1310-73-2 is listed as a Hazardous Substance 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# 7732-18-5 is not
present on state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.
CAS# 1310-73-2 can be
found on the following state right to know lists: California, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Massachusetts.
California No Significant Risk
Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed.
Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
R 34 Causes burns.
S 26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately
plenty of water and seek medical advice.
S 37/39 Wear suitable gloves and
S 45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell,
medical advice immediately (show the label where
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 7732-18-5: No information
CAS# 1310-73-2: 1
Canada - DSL/NDSL
is listed on Canada's DSL List.
CAS# 1310-73-2 is listed on Canada's DSL
Canada - WHMIS
This product has a WHMIS classification of E.
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List
CAS# 1310-73-2 is listed on
the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.
1310-73-2: OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 2 mg/m3 OEL-BELGIUM:STEL 2 mg/m3
OEL-DENMARK:TWA 2 mg/m3 OEL-FINLAND:TWA 2 mg/m3 OEL-FRANCE:TWA 2 mg
OEL-GERMANY:TWA 2 mg/m3 OEL-JAPAN:STEL 2 mg/m3 OEL-THE NETHERLA
mg/m3 OEL-THE PHILIPPINES:TWA 2 mg/m3 OEL-SWEDEN:TWA 2 mg/
OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 2 mg/m3;STEL 4 mg/m3 OEL-THAILAND:TWA 2
OEL-TURKEY:TWA 2 mg/m3 OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 2 mg/m3;STEL 2 mg/m3
OEL IN BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN, KOREA check ACGIH TLV OEL IN NEW
ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGI TLV
Section 16 -
MSDS Creation Date:
Revision #7 Date: 8/26/2003
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