Material Safety Data
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company
MSDS Name: Bromothymol Blue
Catalog Numbers: B388-10, NC9785507, S71920-2
Synonyms: Bromthymol Blue; Dibromothymolsulfophthalein;
3,3'-Dibromothymolsulfophthalein; Bromothymolblue, Water Soluble; Bromothymol
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Lawn, NJ 07410
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Section 2 -
Composition, Information on Ingredients
Symbols: None listed.
Risk Phrases: None listed.
Section 3 - Hazards
Appearance: dark green. Caution! The toxicological
properties of this material have not been fully investigated. May cause
Target Organs: None.
Potential Health Effects
Eye: May cause eye irritation. This product contains
an anionic dye. Similar dyes have not caused injury to the cornea or conjunctiva
in documented exposure cases with human or rabbit eyes.
Skin: May cause skin irritation.
Ingestion: May cause gastrointestinal irritation with
nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. The toxicological properties of this substance
have not been fully investigated.
Inhalation: May cause
respiratory tract irritation. The toxicological properties of this substance
have not been fully investigated.
reactions have occured with similar compounds.
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 if irritation develops or persists.
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water.
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 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. Runoff from fire control or dilution water
may cause pollution.
Extinguishing Media: Use alcohol foam,
carbon dioxide, or water spray when fighting fires involving this material. In
case of fire, use water, dry chemical, chemical foam, or alcohol-resistant 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. Remove
contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation.
Minimize dust generation and accumulation.
in a cool, dry place. Keep containers tightly closed.
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.
OSHA Vacated PELs:
Bromothymol Blue: 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.
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 respirator's use.
Section 9 - Physical
and Chemical Properties
Appearance: dark green
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point:Not available.
Temperature: Not applicable.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
(estimated) Health: 1; Flammability: 0; Reactivity: 0
Upper: Not available.
Sparingly soluble in water.
Specific Gravity/Density:Not available.
Section 10 -
Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
to Avoid: Incompatible materials, dust generation, excess heat, strong
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Strong acids,
strong bases, strong oxidizing agents, strong reducing agents.
Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, oxides of sulfur, carbon dioxide,
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
Section 11 -
CAS# 76-59-5: SJ7450000
CAS# 76-59-5: Not listed by ACGIH,
IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No data available.
Teratogenicity: No data available.
No data available.
Neurotoxicity: No data available.
Mutagenicity: No data available.
Other Studies: No data
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# 76-59-5 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# 76-59-5 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
European Labeling in Accordance with EC
CAS# 76-59-5: No information available.
CAS# 76-59-5 is listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS# 76-59-5
is listed on Canada's DSL List.
This product does not have a WHMIS
CAS# 76-59-5 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure
Section 16 -
MSDS Creation Date:
Revision #2 Date: 8/02/2000
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