Material Safety Data Sheet
Potassium Sodium Tartrate Tetrahydrate

ACC# 21570
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Potassium Sodium Tartrate Tetrahydrate
Catalog Numbers: S71200, S71999, P295-12, P295-212, P295-500, S38612, S386212, S38650, S386500, S387 10, S387 3, S387 500, S387-10, S387-3, S387-500, S38710, S38710LC, S3873, S387500
Synonyms:
Sodium potassium tatrate, tartaric acid salt; Rochelle salt
Company Identification:

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

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
6381-59-5Potassium sodium tartrate, Tetrahydrate 100 206-156-8

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

Section 3 - Hazards Identification

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW

Appearance: clear to white solid. Caution! May cause respiratory and digestive tract irritation. May cause eye and skin irritation.
Target Organs: None.


Potential Health Effects
Eye: Dust may cause mechanical irritation.
Skin: May cause skin irritation. Low hazard for usual industrial handling.
Ingestion: May cause irritation of the digestive tract. Low hazard for usual industrial handling.
Inhalation: Dust is irritating to the respiratory tract.
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: Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
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 and move 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
Antidote: None reported

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures


General Information: 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.
Extinguishing Media: For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray or alcohol-resistant foam.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 1; Flammability: 0; Instability: 0

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.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage


Handling: Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Use with adequate ventilation.
Storage: Store in a tightly closed container.

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
Potassium sodium tartrate, Tetrahydratenone listed none listednone listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: Potassium sodium tartrate, Tetrahydrate: 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 gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
Respirators: Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29 CFR 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: clear to white
Odor: none reported
pH: 7-8 in solution
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Vapor Density: Not applicable.
Evaporation Rate:Negligible
Viscosity: No data
Boiling Point: 819 deg F
Freezing/Melting Point:158 deg F
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Solubility: Soluble in water
Specific Gravity/Density:Not available.
Molecular Formula:NaKC4H4O6.4H2O
Molecular Weight:282.1661

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity


Chemical Stability: Stable.
Conditions to Avoid: None reported.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: No information reported.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: None.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information


RTECS#:
CAS# 6381-59-5 unlisted.
LD50/LC50:
Not available.

Carcinogenicity:
CAS# 6381-59-5: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No data available.
Teratogenicity: No data available.
Reproductive Effects: No data available.
Neurotoxicity: No data available.
Mutagenicity: No data available.
Other Studies: No data available.

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

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# 6381-59-5 is not on the TSCA Inventory because it is a hydrate. It is considered to be listed if the CAS number for the anhydrous form is on the inventory (40CFR720.3(u)(2)).
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

CERCLA Hazardous Substances and corresponding RQs
None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
SARA Codes
CAS # 6381-59-5: 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.
OSHA:
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
STATE
CAS# 6381-59-5 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:


WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

CAS# 6381-59-5: 0
Canada - DSL/NDSL
None of the chemicals in this product are listed on the DSL or NDSL list. Canada - WHMIS
This product has a WHMIS classification of Not controlled..
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List
Exposure Limits

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 12/12/1997
Revision #2 Date: 3/18/2003

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