Material Safety Data Sheet
Sodium Benzoate

ACC# 20965
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Sodium Benzoate
Catalog Numbers: S80174, S224 500, S224-500, S224500
Synonyms:
Benzoic acid sodium salt; benzoate sodium; sodium benzoic acid
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
532-32-1 SODIUM BENZOATE 100 208-534-8

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

Section 3 - Hazards Identification

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW

Appearance: white. Caution! May cause eye and skin irritation. May cause respiratory and digestive tract irritation. May cause fetal effects based upon animal studies.
Target Organs: None.


Potential Health Effects
Eye: May cause eye irritation. Dust may cause mechanical irritation.
Skin: May cause skin irritation.
Ingestion: May cause digestive tract disturbances.
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 immediately.
Skin: Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and 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 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 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: Use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or alcohol-resistant 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 or absorb material, then place into a suitable clean, dry, closed container for disposal. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage


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


Engineering Controls: Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
SODIUM BENZOATE none listed none listed none listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: SODIUM BENZOATE: 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: Crystalline powder
Appearance: white
Odor: characteristic odor
pH: ~8
Vapor Pressure: Negligible.
Vapor Density: 4.97
Evaporation Rate:negligible
Viscosity: Not applicable.
Boiling Point: Not applicable.
Freezing/Melting Point:> 300 deg C
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
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 in water.
Specific Gravity/Density:1.44
Molecular Formula:C7H5O2Na
Molecular Weight:144.0236

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity


Chemical Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible materials, dust generation.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Strong oxidizing agents.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, sodium oxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information


RTECS#:
CAS# 532-32-1: DH6650000
LD50/LC50:
CAS# 532-32-1:
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 1600 mg/kg;
Oral, rabbit: LD50 = 2 gm/kg;
Oral, rat: LD50 = 4070 mg/kg;
Carcinogenicity:
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.
Neurotoxicity: No data available.
Mutagenicity: No data available.
Other Studies: No data available.

Section 12 - Ecological Information


Ecotoxicity: No 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 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# 532-32-1 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)
None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
Section 302 (TPQ)
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
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# 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 Regulations
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols:
Not available.
Risk Phrases:


Safety Phrases:


WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

CAS# 532-32-1: 1
Canada
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.
Exposure Limits

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 9/22/1998
Revision #1 Date: 8/02/2000
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