Sodium Sulfate Decahydrate



**** MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET ****

Sodium Sulfate Decahydrate
57150

**** SECTION 1 - CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION ****

MSDS Name: Sodium Sulfate Decahydrate
Catalog Numbers:
S419 500, S419-500, S419500
Synonyms:
Disodium Sulfate; Salt Cake; Disodium Sulphate; Sulfuric acid,
disodium salt
Company Identification: Fisher Scientific
1 Reagent Lane
Fairlawn, NJ 07410
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**** SECTION 2 - COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS ****

+------------+------------------------------------+---------+-----------+
| CAS# | Chemical Name | % | EINECS# |
|------------|------------------------------------|---------|-----------|
| 7727-73-3|Sodium Sulfate Decahydrate |ca. 100 |unlisted |
+------------+------------------------------------+---------+-----------+

**** SECTION 3 - HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION ****

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW
Appearance: White crystals or granules.
CAUTION! MAY CAUSE RESPIRATORY TRACT IRRITATION. MAY CAUSE SKIN
IRRITATION. MAY CAUSE EYE IRRITATION. MAY CAUSE DIGESTIVE TRACT
IRRITATION.
Target Organs: None.

Potential Health Effects
Eye:
May cause eye irritation.
Skin:
May cause skin irritation.
Ingestion:
Causes gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and
diarrhea.
Inhalation:
May cause respiratory tract irritation.
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 lids. Get medical aid.
Skin:
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water.
Ingestion:
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.
Inhalation:
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing,
give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
Get medical aid.
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.
Extinguishing Media:
Use extinguishing media most appropriate for the surrounding fire.
Autoignition Temperature: Not available.
Flash Point: Not available.
NFPA Rating: Not published.
Explosion Limits, Lower: Not available.
Upper: Not available.

**** SECTION 6 - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES ****

General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated
in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks:
Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in the Protective
Equipment section. Sweep up, then place into a suitable clean, dry
container for disposal.

**** SECTION 7 - HANDLING and STORAGE ****

Handling:
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and
wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation.
Storage:
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep containers tightly closed.

**** SECTION 8 - EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION ****

Engineering Controls:
Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.

Exposure Limits
+--------------------+-------------------+-------------------+-----------------+
| Chemical Name | ACGIH | NIOSH |OSHA - Final PELs|
|--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
| Sodium Sulfate Deca|none listed |none listed |none listed |
| hydrate | | | |
+--------------------+-------------------+-------------------+-----------------+

OSHA Vacated PELs:
Sodium Sulfate Decahydrate:
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.
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 must be
followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a
respirator's use.

**** SECTION 9 - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES ****

Physical State: Solid
Appearance: White crystals or granules.
Odor: Odorless.
pH: 6-7.5
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate: Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point: 32.4_C
Decomposition Temperature: 100_C
Solubility: Soluble in water.
Specific Gravity/Density: 1.46
Molecular Formula: Na2SO4.10H2O
Molecular Weight: 322.1712

**** SECTION 10 - STABILITY AND REACTIVITY ****

Chemical Stability:
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid:
Incompatible materials.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
Strong acids, strong bases, mineral acids, aluminum, magnesium.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Sodium oxide, sulfur oxides (SOx), including sulfur oxide and sulfur
dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.

**** SECTION 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION ****

RTECS#:
CAS# 7727-73-3 unlisted.
LD50/LC50:
Not available.
Carcinogenicity:
Sodium Sulfate Decahydrate -
Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology:
No data available.
Other Studies:
No data available.

**** SECTION 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION ****

Environmental Fate:
Not available.

**** SECTION 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS ****

Dispose of in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local regulations.
RCRA D-Series Maximum Concentration of Contaminants: Not listed.
RCRA D-Series Chronic Toxicity Reference Levels: Not listed.
RCRA F-Series: Not listed.
RCRA P-Series: Not listed.
RCRA U-Series: Not listed.
Not listed as a material banned from land disposal according to RCRA.

**** SECTION 14 - TRANSPORT INFORMATION ****

US DOT
No information available
IMO
No information available.
IATA
No information available.
RID/ADR
No information available.
Canadian TDG
No information available.

**** SECTION 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION ****

A. Federal
TSCA
CAS# 7727-73-3 is not listed on the TSCA inventory.
It is for research and development use only.
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.
CERCLA/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.
B. State
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.
C. International
Canada
None of the chemicals in this product are listed on the DSL/NDSL list.
CAS# 7727-73-3 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols: Not available.
Risk Phrases:
Safety Phrases:
Exposure Limits:
OEL-ARAB Republic of Egypt:TWA 0.2 mg(Se)/m3. OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 0.2 mg
(Se)/m3. OEL-BELGIUM:TWA 0.2 mg(Se)/m3. OEL-DENMARK:TWA 0.1 mg(Se)/m3

mg(Se)/m3. OEL-HUNGARY:STEL 0.1 mg(Se)/m3. OEL-THE NETHERLANDS:TWA 0.
2 mg(Se)/m3. OEL-THE PHILIPPINES:TWA 0.2 mg(Se)/m3. OEL-POLAND:TWA 0.1
mg(Se)/m3. OEL-SWEDEN:TWA 0.1 mg(Se)/m3. OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 0.1 mg(S
e)/m3. OEL-TURKEY:TWA 0.2 mg(Se)/m3. OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 0.1 mg(Se)
/m3. OEL IN BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN, KOREA check ACGIH TLV. OEL IN
NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGI TLV

**** SECTION 16 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ****

Additional Information:
Added NFPA codes to Section 5. Added SARA classifications to Section
15.
Section 3, Emer Overview, added "CAUTION!..".
Section 3, Emer Overview, added "MAY CAUSE RESPIRATORY TRACT
IRRITAT..".
Section 3, Emer Overview, added "MAY CAUSE SKIN IRRITATION...".
Section 3, Emer Overview, added "MAY CAUSE EYE IRRITATION...".
Section 3, Emer Overview, added "MAY CAUSE DIGESTIVE TRACT
IRRITATIO..".
Section 3, Eye Effects, added "May cause eye irritation...".
Section 3, Skin Effects, added "May cause skin irritation...".
Section 3, Inhalation Effects, added "May cause respiratory tract
irritat..".
Section 3, Ingestion Effects, added "Causes gastrointestinal
irritation..".
Section 3, Chronic Effects, added "No information found...".
Section 4, Eye First Aid, added "Flush eyes with plenty of water
for..".
Section 4, Eye First Aid, added "Get medical aid...".
Section 4, Skin First Aid, added "Flush skin with plenty of soap
and..".
Section 4, Skin First Aid, added "Get medical aid...".
Section 4, Inhalation First Aid, added "Remove from exposure to
fresh air i..".
Section 4, Inhalation First Aid, added "If not breathing, give
artificial r..".
Section 4, Inhalation First Aid, added "If breathing is difficult,
give oxy..".
Section 4, Inhalation First Aid, added "Get medical aid...".
Section 4, Ingestion First Aid, added "If victim is conscious and
alert, g..".
Section 4, Ingestion First Aid, added "Never give anything by mouth
to an..".
Section 4, Ingestion First Aid, added "Get medical aid...".
Section 5, Extinguishing Media, added "Use extinguishing media most
approp..".
Section 5, General Firefighting, added "As in any fire, wear a
self-contain..".
Section 6, Spills/Leaks, added "Clean up spills immediately,
observ..".
Section 6, Spills/Leaks, added "Sweep up, then place into a
suitabl..".
Section 7, Handling, added "Wash thoroughly after handling...".
Section 7, Handling, added "Remove contaminated clothing and wa..".
Section 7, Handling, added "Use with adequate ventilation...".
Section 7, Storage, added "Store in a cool, dry place...".
Section 7, Storage, added "Keep containers tightly closed...".
Section 8, Engin. Controls, added "Use adequate ventilation to keep
ai..".
Section 8, Eye Protection, added "Wear appropriate protective
eyeglas..".
Section 8, Skin Protection, added "Wear appropriate protective glove
s..".
Section 8, Clothing, added "Wear appropriate protective clothin..".
Section 8, Respirators, added "A respiratory protection program th..
".
Section 9, Physical Properties has changed.
Section 10, Stability, added "Stable under normal temperatures an.."
.
Section 10, Condit. to Avoid, added "incompatible materials..".
Section 10, Decomposition Prod., added "sodium oxide..".
Section 10, Decomposition Prod., added "sulfur oxides (SOx), includi
ng sulf..".
Section 10, Incompatibilities has changed.
Section 11, Epidemiology has changed.
Section 11, Other Info has changed.
Section 12, Environ. Info has changed.
MSDS Creation Date: 6/14/1995 Revision Date: 3/04/1996

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