Material Safety Data
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company
MSDS Name: Sodium Benzoate
Catalog Numbers: S80174, S224 500, S224-500, S224500
Synonyms: Benzoic acid sodium salt; benzoate sodium; sodium benzoic
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Section 2 -
Composition, Information on Ingredients
Symbols: None listed.
Risk Phrases: None listed.
Section 3 - Hazards
Appearance: white. Caution! May cause eye and skin
irritation. May cause respiratory and digestive tract irritation. May cause
fetal effects based upon animal studies.
Eye: May cause eye irritation. Dust
may cause mechanical irritation.
Skin: May cause skin
Ingestion: May cause digestive tract
Inhalation: May cause respiratory tract
Chronic: No information found.
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
Skin: Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty
of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing
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 immediately.
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
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.
Use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or alcohol-resistant foam.
Section 6 -
Accidental Release Measures
Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in
Spills/Leaks: Clean up spills immediately,
observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Sweep up or absorb
material, then place into a suitable clean, dry, closed container for disposal.
Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.
Section 7 - Handling
Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Use with
adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact
with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Storage: Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a
cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Section 8 - Exposure
Controls, Personal Protection
Controls: Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
OSHA Vacated PELs: SODIUM
BENZOATE: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
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
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
Section 9 - Physical
and Chemical Properties
Vapor Pressure: Negligible.
Boiling Point: Not applicable.
Freezing/Melting Point:> 300 deg C
Temperature: Not applicable.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
(estimated) Health: 1; Flammability: 0; Reactivity: 0
Upper: Not available.
Soluble in water.
Section 10 -
Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
to Avoid: Incompatible materials, dust generation.
with Other Materials: Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, sodium oxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.
Section 11 -
CAS# 532-32-1: DH6650000
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 1600 mg/kg;
Oral, rabbit: LD50 = 2
Oral, rat: LD50 = 4070 mg/kg;
CAS# 532-32-1: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH,
NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No data available.
Teratogenicity: Effects on embryo or fetus (fetal death).
Reproductive Effects: No data available.
Mutagenicity: No data available.
Studies: No data available.
Section 12 -
data available. 96-hr. LC50; fathead minnow: GT 1,000 mg/L. 96-hr. LC50; water
flea: Gt 1,000 mg/L. 24-hr. LC50; water flea: 1.540 mg/L 24-hr. EC50
(immobilization); water flea: GT 500 mg/L 48-hr. EC50 (immobilization); water
flea: GT 650 mg/L
Environmental: No information available.
Physical: No information available.
Other: No information
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# 532-32-1 is listed on the TSCA
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the
chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals
in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
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.
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# 532-32-1 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
European Labeling in Accordance with EC
CAS# 532-32-1: 1
CAS# 532-32-1 is
listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS# 532-32-1 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
This product has a WHMIS classification of D2B.
CAS# 532-32-1 is not
listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
Section 16 -
MSDS Creation Date:
Revision #1 Date: 8/02/2000
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