Material Safety Data Sheet
Sodium Bisulfite Powder, Certified ACS

ACC# 21001
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Sodium Bisulfite Powder, Certified ACS
Catalog Numbers: S80171, S80171-1, S654-3, S654-500
Synonyms:
Sodium bisulfite; Sodium hydrogen sulfite; Sulfurous acid, monosodium salt.
Company Identification:

              Fisher Scientific
              1 Reagent Lane
              Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
For information, call:
201-796-7100
Emergency Number:
201-796-7100
For CHEMTREC assistance, call:
800-424-9300
For International CHEMTREC assistance, call:
703-527-3887

Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
7631-90-5 Sodium Bisulfite 45.0 231-548-0
7681-57-4 Sodium metabisulfite 45.0 231-673-0
7757-82-6 Sodium sulfate, anhydrous 10.0 231-820-9

Hazard Symbols:
XN
Risk Phrases:
22

Section 3 - Hazards Identification

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW

Appearance: white. May be harmful if swallowed. May cause eye and skin irritation. May cause allergic skin and respiratory reaction. Caution! May cause respiratory tract irritation. May cause respiratory tract irritation. May cause respiratory tract irritation.
Target Organs: Heart, central nervous system.


Potential Health Effects
Eye: May cause eye irritation and possible burns. May cause eye injury.
Skin: Prolonged and/or repeated contact may cause irritation and/or dermatitis. May cause skin sensitization, an allergic reaction, which becomes evident upon re-exposure to this material. Contact with skin causes irritation and possible burns, especially if the skin is wet or moist.
Ingestion: May cause severe gastrointestinal tract irritation with nausea, vomiting and possible burns. Exposure may cause central nervous system depression, gastrointestinal and cardiac abnormalities. Sulfite compounds may cause a severe aller gic reaction in sensitive individuals.
Inhalation: Causes severe irritation of upper respiratory tract with coughing, burns, breathing difficulty, and possible coma. May cause asthmatic attacks due to allergic sensitization of the respiratory tract. May cause effects similar to those described for ingestion.
Chronic: Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause dermatitis.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures


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. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Destroy contaminated shoes.
Ingestion: If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Get medical aid immediately.
Inhalation: Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
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.
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: Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Sweep up, then place into a suitable container for disposal. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage


Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Keep container tightly closed. Do not get on skin or in eyes. Do not ingest or inhale.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Keep away from strong acids. Keep away from water.

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 general or local exhaust ventilation to keep airborne concentrations below the permissible exposure limits.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Sodium Bisulfite 5 mg/m3 TWA 5 mg/m3 TWA none listed
Sodium metabisulfite 5 mg/m3 TWA 5 mg/m3 TWA none listed
Sodium sulfate, anhydrous none listed none listed none listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: Sodium Bisulfite: 5 mg/m3 TWA Sodium metabisulfite: 5 mg/m3 TWA Sodium sulfate, anhydrous: 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: 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


Physical State: Solid
Appearance: white
Odor: sulforous odor - weak odor
pH: acidic in solution
Vapor Pressure: Not applicable.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not applicable.
Viscosity: Not applicable.
Boiling Point: Not applicable.
Freezing/Melting Point:Not available.
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 3; Flammability: 0; Reactivity: 0
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
Solubility: Soluble.
Specific Gravity/Density:1.48
Molecular Formula:mixture
Molecular Weight:Not available

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity


Chemical Stability: Stable. However, may decompose if heated.
Conditions to Avoid: Exposure to air, contact with water, strong acids, oxidizers.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Stropng oxidizers. Potassium bisulfate may produce sulfur dioxide gas when in contact with acids and/or water.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Oxides of sulfur, toxic fumes of sodium oxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported

Section 11 - Toxicological Information


RTECS#:
CAS# 7631-90-5: VZ2000000
CAS# 7681-57-4: UX8225000
CAS# 7757-82-6: WE1650000
LD50/LC50:
CAS# 7631-90-5:
Oral, rat: LD50 = 2 gm/kg;
CAS# 7681-57-4:
Oral, rat: LD50 = >2 gm/kg;
Skin, rat: LD50 = >2 gm/kg;
CAS# 7757-82-6:
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 5989 mg/kg;
Carcinogenicity:
CAS# 7631-90-5:
ACGIH: A4 - Not Classifiable as a Human Carcinogen CAS# 7681-57-4:
ACGIH: A4 - Not Classifiable as a Human Carcinogen CAS# 7757-82-6: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No information available.
Teratogenicity: Sodium metabisulfite effects on Newborn: Stillbirth, oral rat TDLo=20g/kg.
Reproductive Effects: No information available.
Neurotoxicity: No information available.
Mutagenicity: Please refer to RTECS# UX8225000 for specific information.
Other Studies: See actual entry in RTECS for complete information.

Section 12 - Ecological Information


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

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# 7631-90-5 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
CAS# 7681-57-4 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
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)
CAS# 7631-90-5: final RQ = 5000 pounds (2270 kg)
Section 302 (TPQ)
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
SARA Codes
CAS # 7631-90-5: acute. CAS # 7681-57-4: 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:
CAS# 7631-90-5 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.
OSHA:
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
STATE
CAS# 7631-90-5 can be found on the following state right to know lists: California, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Massachusetts.
CAS# 7681-57-4 can be found on the following state right to know lists: California, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Massachusetts.
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:
XN
Risk Phrases:

R 22 Harmful if swallowed.

Safety Phrases:

S 24/25 Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
S 26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately
with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
S 28 After contact with skin, wash immediately
with...
S 43 In case of fire, use ... (indicate in the space
the precise type of fire-fighting equipment. If water
increases the risk, add - never use water).
S 7/8 Keep container tightly closed and dry.

WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

CAS# 7631-90-5: 1
CAS# 7681-57-4: 1
CAS# 7757-82-6: 0
Canada
CAS# 7631-90-5 is listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS# 7631-90-5 is listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS# 7681-57-4 is listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS# 7681-57-4 is listed on Canada's DSL List. 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 E.
CAS# 7631-90-5 is listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
CAS# 7681-57-4 is listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
CAS# 7757-82-6 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
Exposure Limits
CAS# 7631-90-5: OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 5 mg/m3 OEL-BELGIUM:TWA 5 mg/m3
OEL-DENMARK:TWA 5 mg/m3 OEL-FRANCE:TWA 5 mg/m3 OEL-THE NETHERLANDS:T
WA 5 mg/m3 OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 5 mg/m3 OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 5 mg/m
3 OEL IN BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN, KOREA check ACGIH TLV OEL IN NE
W ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGI TLV
CAS# 7681-57-4: OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 5 mg/m3 OEL-BELGIUM:TWA 5 mg/m3
OEL-DENMARK:TWA 5 mg/m3 OEL-FRANCE:TWA 5 mg/m3 OEL-THE NETHERLANDS:T
WA 5 mg/m3 OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 5 mg/m3 OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 5 mg/m
3 OEL IN BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN, KOREA check ACGIH TLV OEL IN NE
W ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGI TLV

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 9/02/1997
Revision #2 Date: 11/30/2001
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