Material Safety Data Sheet
Dry Ice

NSN: 685000F002383
Part Number/Trade Name: Carbon Dioxide/Dry Ice

General Information

Date MSDS Prepared: 01 Jun 90
Safety Data Review Date: 06 Apr 94
Company Identification:
              Air Products And Chemicals Inc.
              7201 Hamilton Blvd
              Allentown, PA 18195-1501
MSDS Serial Number: BBKVW

Ingredients/Identity Information

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
124-38-9 Carbon Dioxide 100  

Ingredient Sequence Number: 01
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: FF6400000
Exposure Limits:
     OSHA PEL: 5000 PPM
     ACGIH TLV: 9000 MG/CUM
     Other Recommended Limit: 10000 PPM

Physical/Chemical Characteristics

Appearance And Odor: Colorless, odorless
Boiling Point: -109.3F
Melting Point: -69.9F
Vapor Pressure (MM Hg/70 F): 831 PSIA
Vapor Density (Air=1): 0.115
Specific Gravity: 1.56
Solubility In Water: APPRECIABLE

Fire and Explosion Hazard Data

Reactivity Data

Stability: Yes
Conditions To Avoid (Stability): Moisture
Materials To Avoid: Carbonic acid/salt/corrosive chemicals
Hazardous Polymerization Occurrence: No

Health Hazard Data

Route Of Entry - Inhalation: Yes
Route Of Entry - Skin: No
Route Of Entry - Ingestion: No
Health Hazard Acute and Chronic: Concentration in excess of 1.5% carbon dioxide may cause death. At higher concentrations, displaces oxygen in air below levels necessary to support life.
Carcinogenicity - NTP: No
Carcinogenicity - IARC: No
Carcinogenicity - OSHA: No
Explanation Carcinogenicity: None
Signs/Symptoms Of Overexposure: At concentrations >1.5%: Hyperventilation/headahces/ dyspnea/perspiration. At 6-10%: Headahces/dyspnea/perspiration/tremors/visual disturbances. >10%: Unconsciousness w/out warning. Cryogenic burns.
Emergency/First Aid Procedures: Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. Assisted respirant & supplemental oxygen should be given if not breathing. Frozen tissues should be flooded/soaked w/tepid water. Don't use hot water. Obtain medical attention in all cases.

Precautions for Safe Handling and Use

Steps if Material Released/Spill: Ventilate indoor areas well to avoid hazardous CO2 concentrations. Ventilate area well & avoid contact w/cold vapors/dry ice. CO2 is heavy gas & will remain in low spots w/out assisted ventilation.
Waste Disposal Method: Don't attempt to dispose of residual CO2 in compressed gas cylinders. Return cylinders to air products w/residual pressure, cylinder valve tightly closed/the valve cap in place. Dispose of iaw/local/stat/ federal regulations. nonflammable gas. UN1013.
Precautions-Handling/Storing: Compress gas cylinders contain gaseous/liquid CO2 at extremely high pressure/should handled w/care. Keep cylinders away from heat.
Other Precautions: Prevent contact of CO2 on skin. Use pressure-reducing regulator when connecting to lower pressure piping systems. Secure cylinders when in use. Keep from combustibles. Avoid exposure to areas where salt/other corrosive materials are present.

Control Measures

Respiratory Protection: SCBA in oxygen deficient atmospheres/where CO2 >1.5%. Don't use air purifying respirators.
Ventilation: Local Exhaust: At point sources of CO2 vapors. Mechanical(general): Low lying area are not naturally ventilated.
Protective Gloves: Impermeable/loose fitting (leather)
Eye Protection: Safety glasses
Supplemental Safety & Health Data: CO2 is stored in containers under its own vapor pressure. If the pressure is suddenly relieved, the liquid rapidly cools as it evaporates & sublimes, forming dry ice at -109.3F.

Transportation Data


Disposal Data

Disposal Data Review Date: 89018
Record # For This Disp Entry: 01
Total Disp Entries Per NSN: 001
Landfill Ban Item: Yes
Disposal Supplemental Data: Box 538, Allentown, PA 18105. Item not regulated as a RCRA Hazardous Waste by the Federal EPA, but may be regulated in certain states.
1st EPA Hazardous Waste Name New: Not regulated
1st EPA Hazardous Waste Char New: Not regulated by RCRA
1st EPA Acute Hazard New: No

Label Data

Label Required: Yes
Technical Review Date: 06 Apr 94
Label Date: 06 Apr 94
Label Status: F
Common Name: Carbon Dioxide/Dry Ice
Chronic Hazard: Yes
Signal Word: Danger!
Acute Health Hazard-Severe: X
Contact Hazard-Slight: X
Fire Hazard-Severe: X
Reactivity Hazard-None: X
Special Hazard Precautions: Concentration in excess of 1.5% carbon dioxide may cause death. At higher concentrations, displaces oxygen in air below levels necessary to support life.
Target organs: Respiratory system, skin.
Carcinogen: Formaldehyde.
Protect Eye: Y
Protect Skin: Y
Protect Respiratory: Y