Material Safety Data
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company
MSDS Name: Ammonium Carbonate
Catalog Numbers: S79896, S79896-1, A651 500, A651-500,
A651500, A651J500, A652 3, A652-3, A6523, A656 3, A656 500, A656-3, A656-500,
A6563, A656500, A657, A657-12, A657-212, A657-500, A657115LB, A657212, A657500,
BP2414-3, BP2414-500, S798961
Synonyms: Ammonium Sesquicarbonate,
Carbonic Acid Ammonium Salt, Crystal Ammonia, Diammonium Carbonate.
Fair Lawn, NJ
For information, call: 201-796-7100
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Section 2 -
Composition, Information on Ingredients
Risk Phrases: 36/37/38
Section 3 - Hazards
Appearance: colorless or white. Air sensitive. Warning!
Causes eye and skin irritation. May cause digestive tract irritation. Causes
respiratory tract irritation.
Target Organs: None.
Potential Health Effects
Eye: Causes eye irritation. May cause chemical
Skin: Causes skin irritation. May cause
irritation with burning pain, itching and redness.
Ingestion: May cause gastrointestinal irritation with
nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
respiratory tract irritation. Can produce delayed pulmonary edema.
Chronic: Effects may be delayed.
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
medical aid immediately.
Skin: Get medical aid. 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. Rinse area with large amounts of water for
at least 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes.
Ingestion: Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious
person. Get medical aid immediately. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and
alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
Inhalation: Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately.
If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give
oxygen. Get medical aid. Do NOT use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.
Antidote: None reported.
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. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by
thermal decomposition or combustion. Use water spray to keep fire-exposed
containers cool. Substance is nonflammable. Vapors may be heavier than air. They
can spread along the ground and collect in low or confined areas. Contact with
metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas. Containers may explode when heated.
Extinguishing Media: For small fires, use water spray, dry
chemical, carbon dioxide or chemical foam. Do NOT get water inside containers.
For large fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, alcohol-resistant foam, or
water spray. Cool containers with flooding quantities of water until well after
fire is out.
Section 6 -
Accidental Release Measures
Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in
Spills/Leaks: Avoid runoff into storm sewers and
ditches which lead to waterways. Clean up spills immediately, observing
precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Sweep up or absorb material,
then place into a suitable clean, dry, closed container for disposal. Avoid
generating dusty conditions. Remove all sources of ignition. Provide
ventilation. Do not get water inside containers.
Section 7 - Handling
Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove
contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use only in a well-ventilated area.
Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on
clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Do not ingest or inhale. Store
protected from air. Wash clothing before reuse.
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area
away from incompatible substances. Do not store in metal containers. Store in
opaque, air-tight containers. Do not expose to air.
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 general or
local exhaust ventilation to keep airborne concentrations below the permissible
OSHA Vacated PELs: Ammonium
carbonate: 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.
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. Follow the OSHA respirator regulations
found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or
European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Section 9 - Physical
and Chemical Properties
Appearance: colorless or white
Odor: strong odor -
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Not
Vapor Density: 2.7
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point:58 deg C
Flash Point: Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 2;
Flammability: 0; Reactivity: 0
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
Gravity/Density:1.5 @ 20C
Section 10 -
Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal
storage and handling conditions. May decompose on exposure to air.
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible materials, dust generation,
exposure to air, excess heat.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Nitrogen oxides (NOx)
and ammonia (NH3), oxides of carbon, toxic gases.
Polymerization: Has not been reported.
Section 11 -
CAS# 506-87-6: BP1925000
CAS# 506-87-6: Not listed by ACGIH,
IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No information available.
Teratogenicity: No information available.
Effects: No information available.
Neurotoxicity: No information
Mutagenicity: No information available.
Studies: No data available.
Section 12 -
Fish: Fathead Minnow: LC50 = 37 mg/L; 96 Hr.; Unspecified No data available.
Environmental: No information found.
Other: 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 -
||No information available.
||REGULATED LIMIT 230KG|
Section 15 -
CAS# 506-87-6 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.
CAS# 506-87-6: final RQ = 5000 pounds (2270 kg)
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
No chemicals are reportable under Section 313.
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:
506-87-6 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# 506-87-6 can be found on the
following state right to know lists: California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals
in this product are listed. European/International
European Labeling in Accordance with EC
36/37/38 Irritating to eyes, respiratory system
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 506-87-6: No
CAS# 506-87-6 is listed on Canada's
DSL List. CAS# 506-87-6 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
This product has a
WHMIS classification of D2B.
CAS# 506-87-6 is not listed on Canada's
Ingredient Disclosure List.
Section 16 -
MSDS Creation Date:
Revision #1 Date: 8/02/2000
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