Material Safety Data
Sodium Hypochlorite Solution, 4-6%
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company
MSDS Name: Sodium Hypochlorite
Catalog Numbers: S80183, S801831, CRNSS2904,
NC9828282, SS290 1, SS290 4, SS2901, SS2904
Fair Lawn, NJ
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Section 2 -
Composition, Information on Ingredients
Risk Phrases: 31 34
Section 3 - Hazards
Appearance: clear light yellow green. Corrosive. Danger!
Causes eye and skin burns. Causes digestive and respiratory tract burns. May
Target Organs: Blood.
Potential Health Effects
Eye: May cause irreversible eye injury. Contact with
liquid is corrosive to the eyes and causes severe burns.
Skin: Causes skin burns.
May cause methemoglobinemia, cyanosis (bluish discoloration of skin due to
deficient oxygenation of the blood), convulsions, and death. Causes severe
digestive tract burns with abdominal pain, vomiting, and possible death.
Methemoglobinemia is characterized by dizziness, drowsiness, headache, breath
shortness, cyanosis with bluish skin, rapid heart rate and chocolate-brown
Inhalation: Causes severe irritation of
upper respiratory tract with coughing, burns, breathing difficulty, and possible
coma. May cause pulmonary edema and severe respiratory disturbances.
Chronic: Chronic inhalation and ingestion may cause effects
similar to those of acute inhalation and ingestion.
Section 4 - First Aid
Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least
15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid
immediately. Do NOT allow victim to rub or keep eyes closed.
Skin: Get medical aid immediately. Immediately flush skin
with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing
contaminated clothing and shoes. Discard contaminated clothing in a manner which
limits further exposure.
Ingestion: Do NOT induce vomiting.
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 immediately.
Inhalation: Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately.
If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid. Do NOT use
mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. If breathing has ceased apply artificial
respiration using oxygen and a suitable mechanical device such as a bag and a
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and
Section 5 - Fire
Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus
in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective
gear. Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas. Containers may
explode when heated.
Extinguishing Media: Do NOT get water
inside containers. For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or water
spray. For large fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, alcohol-resistant
foam, or water spray. Cool containers with flooding quantities of water until
well after fire is out.
Section 6 -
Accidental Release Measures
Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in
Spills/Leaks: Remove all sources of ignition.
Absorb spill using an absorbent, non-combustible material such as earth, sand,
or vermiculite. Do not use combustible materials such as saw dust. Provide
Section 7 - Handling
Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove
contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Do
not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Do not ingest or inhale. Discard
Storage: Store in a tightly closed
container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible
Section 8 - Exposure
Controls, Personal Protection
Controls: Use process enclosure, local exhaust ventilation, or other
engineering controls to control airborne levels below recommended exposure
OSHA Vacated PELs: Sodium
hypochlorite: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical. Water: No OSHA
Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
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
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
Section 9 - Physical
and Chemical Properties
Appearance: clear light yellow green
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: 14 mm Hg
Vapor Density: 2.60
Evaporation Rate:>1 (ether=1)
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: Decomposes.
Freezing/Melting Point:32 deg F
Flash Point: Not applicable.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 2;
Flammability: 0; Reactivity: 0
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
Solubility: Soluble in water.
Section 10 -
Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
to Avoid: Incompatible materials, combustible materials.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Sodium hypochlorite is
incompatible with amines, ammonium acetate, ammonium carbonate, ammonium
nitrate, ammonium oxalate, ammonium phosphate, cellulose, and ethyleneimine,
strong acids, reducing agents, amines, and ammonia salts.
Decomposition Products: Chlorine, sodium oxide.
Polymerization: Has not been reported.
Section 11 -
CAS# 7681-52-9: NH3486300
CAS# 7732-18-5: ZC0110000
Draize test, rabbit, eye: 10 mg
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 5800 mg/kg;
Oral, rat: LD50 = >90 mL/kg;
CAS# 7681-52-9: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH,
NTP, or OSHA. CAS# 7732-18-5: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No data available.
Teratogenicity: No data
Reproductive Effects: No data available.
Neurotoxicity: No data available.
Mutagenicity: No data
Other Studies: No data available.
Section 12 -
No information available.
Section 13 - Disposal
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 -
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Section 15 -
CAS# 7681-52-9 is listed on the TSCA
CAS# 7732-18-5 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
& 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.
of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New
None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
Section 302 (RQ)
CAS# 7681-52-9: final RQ = 100
pounds (45.4 kg)
Section 302 (TPQ)
None of the chemicals in this
product have a TPQ.
CAS # 7681-52-9: acute, flammable.
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.
CAS# 7681-52-9 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.
None of the chemicals in this product are
considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
CAS# 7681-52-9 can be
found on the following state right to know lists: California, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Massachusetts.
CAS# 7732-18-5 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 Labeling in
Accordance with EC Directives
R 31 Contact with acids liberates toxic gas.
R 34 Causes
S 28 After contact with skin, wash
S 45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek
medical advice immediately (show the label where
S 50 Do
not mix with ... (to be specified by the
CAS# 7681-52-9: 2
CAS# 7732-18-5: No
CAS# 7681-52-9 is listed on Canada's
DSL List. CAS# 7681-52-9 is listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS# 7732-18-5 is
listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS# 7732-18-5 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
This product has a WHMIS classification of E.
CAS# 7681-52-9 is
listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
CAS# 7732-18-5 is not listed
on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
Section 16 -
MSDS Creation Date:
Revision #2 Date: 4/10/2001
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