Material Safety Data
Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company
MSDS Name: Sodium Tetraborate
Catalog Numbers: S80172, B80, BP175 500,
BP175-500, BP175500, S246-12, S246-212, S246-250LB, S246-500, S248-10, S248-3,
Synonyms: Buffer Salt pH 9.18; Borax, Sodium
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Section 2 -
Composition, Information on Ingredients
||Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate
Hazard Symbols: None listed.
Risk Phrases: None listed.
Section 3 - Hazards
Appearance: white. May cause irritation. May cause eye and skin irritation.
May cause respiratory and digestive tract irritation. May cause adverse
reproductive effects based upon animal studies. Caution!
Target Organs: None.
Eye: May cause eye irritation.
Skin: May cause skin irritation.
Ingestion: May cause irritation of the digestive tract.
Human fatalities have been reported from acute poisoning.
Inhalation: May cause respiratory tract irritation.
Chronic: No information found.
Section 4 - First Aid
Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water
for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get
Skin: Flush skin with plenty of soap and water
for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get
medical aid if irritation develops or persists. Wash clothing before reuse.
Ingestion: Get medical aid. Do NOT induce vomiting. If
conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Wash
mouth out with water.
Inhalation: Remove from exposure to
fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If
breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms
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. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by
thermal decomposition or combustion. Runoff from fire control or dilution water
may cause pollution.
Extinguishing Media: Use agent most
appropriate to extinguish fire. Use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide,
or appropriate foam.
Section 6 -
Accidental Release Measures
Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in
Spills/Leaks: Vacuum or sweep up material and
place into a suitable disposal container. Clean up spills immediately, observing
precautions in the Protective Equipment section. 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. Do not breathe dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Keep
container tightly closed. 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: Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be
equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use adequate ventilation
to keep airborne concentrations low.
|Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate
||1 mg/m3 TWA (anhydrous); 5 mg/m3 TWA (decahydrate); 1
mg/m3 TWA (pentahydrate)
||5 mg/m3 TWA
OSHA Vacated PELs: Sodium
Tetraborate Decahydrate: 10 mg/m3 TWA
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
Odor: Not available.
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 1575
deg C @ 760.00mm Hg
Freezing/Melting Point:320 deg C
Autoignition Temperature: Not available.
Flash Point: Not
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Rating: (estimated) Health: 2; Flammability: 0; Reactivity: 0
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Section 10 -
Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal
storage and handling conditions.
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible
materials, dust generation, excess heat.
Incompatibilities with Other
Materials: Strong oxidizing agents, strong acids.
Decomposition Products: Irritating and toxic fumes and gases, oxides of
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
Section 11 -
CAS# 1303-96-4: VZ2275000
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 2 gm/kg;
Oral, rat: LD50 = 2660
CAS# 1303-96-4: Not listed by
ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No information
Teratogenicity: No information available.
Reproductive Effects: No information available.
Neurotoxicity: No information available.
Other Studies: See actual entry in RTECS for
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# 1303-96-4 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.
CAS # 1303-96-4: chronic.
are reportable under Section 313.
Clean Air Act:
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
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.
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly
hazardous by OSHA.
CAS# 1303-96-4 can be found on the
following state right to know lists: California, New Jersey, Florida,
Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Massachusetts.
California No Significant Risk
Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed.
European Labeling in
Accordance with EC Directives
CAS# 1303-96-4: 1
is listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS# 1303-96-4 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
This product has a WHMIS classification of D2A, D2B.
CAS# 1303-96-4 is
listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
CAS# 1303-96-4: 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
mg/m3 OEL-SWEDEN:TWA 2 mg/m3;STEL 5 mg/m3;Skin OEL-SWITZERLAND:
TWA 5 mg/m3
OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 5 mg/m3 OEL IN BULGARIA, COLOMBIA
, JORDAN, KOREA
check ACGIH TLV OEL IN NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, VIETNA
M check ACGI TLV
Section 16 -
MSDS Creation Date:
Revision #4 Date: 7/20/2001
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