Material Safety Data Sheet
Sodium Chloride

ACC# 21105
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Sodium Chloride
Catalog Numbers: S71988, S71989, S78446, S78449, BP358-1, BP358-10, BP358-212, BW13550350, NC9468610, NC9607345, NC9648474, NC9821620, NC9826699, NC9838620, NC9869539, S271-1, S271-10, S271-10LC, S271-3, S271-350LB, S271-50, S271-500, S271-50LC, S640-10, S640-10LC, S640-3, S640-350LB, S640-50, S640-500, S641-212, S641-350LB, S641-500, S641P350LB, S642-12, S642-212, S642-350LB, S642-500, S671-10, S671-10LC, S671-3, S671-500, S719891, S75209, S784491, WESS2713, XXS271PD250LB
Common salt; Halite; Rock salt; Saline; Salt; Sea salt; Table salt.
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
7647-14-5 Sodium chloride ca.100 231-598-3

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

Section 3 - Hazards Identification


Appearance: colorless or white. Caution! May cause eye and skin irritation. May cause respiratory tract irritation.
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. Ingestion of large amounts may cause nausea and vomiting, rigidity or convulsions. Continued exposure can produce coma, dehydration, and internal organ congestion.
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 eyelids. 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: If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with water.
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: None

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures

General Information: Water runoff can cause environmental damage. Dike and collect water used to fight fire. Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes. Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) to prevent contact with thermal decomposition products. Substance is noncombustible.
Extinguishing Media: For small fires, use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide or chemical foam.

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. Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage

Handling: Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Do not ingest or inhale.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Store protected from moisture.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection

Engineering Controls: Good general ventilation should be sufficient to control airborne levels. Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Sodium chloride none listed none listed none listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: Sodium chloride: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: Wear safety glasses with side shields.
Skin: Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
Respirators: A NIOSH/MSHA approved air purifying dust or mist respirator or European Standard EN 149.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical State: Solid
Appearance: colorless or white
Odor: odorless
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 2575 deg F
Freezing/Melting Point:1474 deg F
Autoignition Temperature: Not available.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 1; Flammability: 0; Reactivity: 0
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
Solubility: Soluble.
Specific Gravity/Density:2.165
Molecular Formula:NaCl
Molecular Weight:58.43

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability: Stable.
Conditions to Avoid: High temperatures, exposure to moist air or water.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Reacts with most nonnoble metals such as iron or steel, building materials (such as cement), bromine, or trifluoride. Potentially explosive reaction with dichloromaleic anhydride + urea. Electrolysis of mixtures with nitrogen compounds may form explosive nitrogen trichloride.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Toxic fumes of sodium oxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

CAS# 7647-14-5: VZ4725000
CAS# 7647-14-5:
Draize test, rabbit, eye: 100 mg Mild;
Draize test, rabbit, eye: 100 mg/24H Moderate;
Draize test, rabbit, eye: 10 mg Moderate;
Draize test, rabbit, skin: 50 mg/24H Mild;
Draize test, rabbit, skin: 500 mg/24H Mild;
Inhalation, rat: LC50 = >42 gm/m3/1H;
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 4 gm/kg;
Oral, rat: LD50 = 3 gm/kg;
Skin, rabbit: LD50 = >10 gm/kg;
CAS# 7647-14-5: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No information reported.
Teratogenicity: An experimental teratogen.
Reproductive Effects: Human reproductive effects by intraplacental route: terminates pregnancy. Experimental reproductive effects.
Neurotoxicity: No information reported.
Mutagenicity: See actual entry in RTECS for complete information.
Other Studies: No information reported.

Section 12 - Ecological Information

Ecotoxicity: No data available. No information found.
Environmental: No information reported.
Physical: No information found
Other: No information found

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

Shipping Name: No information available. No information available.
Hazard Class:
UN Number:
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Section 15 - Regulatory Information


CAS# 7647-14-5 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.

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.
SARA Codes
CAS # 7647-14-5: acute.
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.
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
CAS# 7647-14-5 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. European/International Regulations
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols:
Not available.
Risk Phrases:

Safety Phrases:

S 24/25 Avoid contact with skin and eyes.

WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

CAS# 7647-14-5: 0
CAS# 7647-14-5 is listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS# 7647-14-5 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
This product has a WHMIS classification of D2B.
CAS# 7647-14-5 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
Exposure Limits

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 7/12/1999
Revision #3 Date: 8/14/2001
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