Material Safety Data Sheet
Sodium Sulfate Anhydrous

ACC# 21630
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Sodium Sulfate Anhydrous
Catalog Numbers: S78859, S78859-1, S80193, BP354-500, BW1366550, NC9517838, NC9518024, NC9569761, NC9581693, NC9614498, NC9671081, NC9727361, NC9797115, NC9862315, NC9868791, S415-1, S415-10, S415-10S, S415-200LB, S415-212, S415-3, S415-500, S41510S001, S4151LC, S4151LOT002, S415200001, S415212001, S415212002, S415LOT002, S418-212, S418-500, S420-10, S420-3, S421-1, S421-10, S421-3, S421-300LB, S421-50, S421-500, S42110001, S421300LB, S4213LOT004, S429-12, S429-212, S429-500, S429250LB, S43112, S43412, S78859-4, XXNASULSM200LB, XXNASULSM50KG, XXS41510KG, XXS415ET2.5KG, XXS415MB200LB, XXS415MN200LB, XXSODSULFSM10K
Synonyms:
Bisodium sulfate; Dibasic sodium sulfate; Disodium monosulfate; Disodium sulfate; Natriumsulfate; Sodium sulphate; Sulfuric acid, disodium salt; Thenardite
Company Identification:

              Fisher Scientific
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              Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
7757-82-6 Sodium sulfate ca.100 231-820-9

Hazard Symbols:
None listed.
Risk Phrases:
None listed.

Section 3 - Hazards Identification

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW

Appearance: white. Caution! Moisture sensitive. This is expected to be a low hazard for usual industrial handling. May cause eye and skin irritation. May cause respiratory and digestive tract irritation. May cause fetal effects based upon animal studies.
Target Organs: No data found.


Potential Health Effects
Eye: May cause eye irritation.
Skin: May cause skin irritation.
Ingestion: Ingestion of large amounts may cause gastrointestinal irritation. Low hazard for usual industrial handling.
Inhalation: May cause respiratory tract irritation. Low hazard for usual industrial handling.
Chronic: No information found.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures


Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. If irritation develops, 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: Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Get medical aid if irritation or symptoms occur.
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.

Section 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. This material in sufficient quantity and reduced particle size is capable of creating a dust explosion.
Extinguishing Media: Substance is nonflammable; use agent most appropriate to extinguish surrounding fire. Do NOT get water inside containers.

Section 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. Avoid runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to waterways. Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation. Do not get water inside containers.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage


Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash hands before eating. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Use with adequate ventilation. Do not allow contact with water. Keep from contact with moist air and steam.
Storage: Keep from contact with oxidizing materials. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Do not store in aluminum containers. Store protected from moisture.

Section 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.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Sodium sulfate none listed none listed none listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: Sodium sulfate: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
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 exposure.
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 respirator's use.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties


Physical State: Powder
Appearance: white
Odor: odorless
pH: 4.9 (5% solution)
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: 2.48 (22% soln)
Boiling Point: 1100 deg C (dec)
Freezing/Melting Point:880-888 deg C
Autoignition Temperature: Not available.
Flash Point: Not available.
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 1; Flammability: 0; Reactivity: 0
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
Solubility: Soluble in cold water.
Specific Gravity/Density:2.671
Molecular Formula:Na2SO4
Molecular Weight:142.0372

Section 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, moisture, excess heat.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Strong oxidizing agents, aluminum, magnesium, potassium, mercury, lead, calcium, silver, barium, ammonium ions, strontium.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Oxides of sulfur, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, sodium oxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information


RTECS#:
CAS# 7757-82-6: WE1650000
LD50/LC50:
CAS# 7757-82-6:
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 5989 mg/kg;
Carcinogenicity:
CAS# 7757-82-6: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: Subcutaneous, mouse: TDLo = 806 mg/kg/26W-I (Tumorigenic - e quivocal tumorigenic agent by RTECS criteria - Skin and Ap pendages - tumors.
Teratogenicity: Oral, mouse: TDLo = 14 gm/kg (female 8-12 day(s) after conception) Effects on Newborn - other neonatal measures or effects.; Parenteral, mouse: TDLo = 60 mg/kg (female 8 day(s) after conception) Effects on Embryo or Fetus - fetotoxicity (except death, e.g., stunted fetus) and Specific Developmental Abnormalities - musculoskeletal system.
Reproductive Effects: No information available.
Neurotoxicity: No information available.
Mutagenicity: Tumorigenic: Subcutaneous, mouse: TDLo = 806 mg/kg/26wks (Skin and appendage tumors).
Other Studies: See actual entry in RTECS for complete information.

Section 12 - Ecological Information


Ecotoxicity: Fish: Bluegill/Sunfish: LC50 = 12,750 ppm; 96 Hr; Static bioassay flea Daphnia: LC50 = 4547 mg/L; 96 Hr; Unspecified Fathead Minnow: LC50 = 13,500-14,000 mg/L; 24 - 96 Hr; Unspecified Mosquito Fish: LC50 = 17,500 mg/L; 96 Hr; Unspecified This chemical is not expected to cause oxygen depletion in aquatic systems. It has a low potential to affect aquatic organisms and is expected to have a low potential to affect secondary waste treatment microorganisms.
Environmental: Sodium sulfate may persist indefinitely in the environment, but is not likely to show bioaccumulation or food chain contamination effects. If diluted with water, this chemical released directly or indirectly into the environment is not expected to have a significant impact.
Physical: No information available.
Other: This chemical is not likely to bioconcentrate.

Section 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.

Section 14 - Transport Information

US DOT IATA RID/ADR IMO Canada TDG
Shipping Name: No information available. No information available.
Hazard Class:
UN Number:
Packing Group:

Section 15 - Regulatory Information

US FEDERAL

TSCA
CAS# 7757-82-6 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.
Section 12b
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.
SARA

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.
Section 313
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.
OSHA:
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
STATE
CAS# 7757-82-6 can be found on the following state right to know lists: Pennsylvania, 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
Hazard Symbols:
Not available.
Risk Phrases:


Safety Phrases:


WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

CAS# 7757-82-6: 0
Canada
CAS# 7757-82-6 is listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS# 7757-82-6 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
This product has a WHMIS classification of D2A.
CAS# 7757-82-6 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
Exposure Limits

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 7/15/1999
Revision #2 Date: 8/02/2000
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