Material Safety Data
Formaldehyde Solution 37%
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company
MSDS Name: Formaldehyde Solution 37%
Catalog Numbers: S74337, S74338, S80018-2, BP530-25,
BP530-500, BP53025, BP531-25, BP531-500, F75P20, F75P4, F77 20, F77 200, F7720,
F77200, F77200LC, F7720LC, F77P 20, F77P 4, F77P20, F77P4, F79 1, F79 20, F79
200, F79 4, F79 500, F791, F7920, F79200, F794, F79500, F79J4, F79P 20, F79P 4,
F79P20, F79P4, NC9475399, S410CA4, S74337MF, S74338MF
Fair Lawn, NJ
For information, call: 201-796-7100
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Section 2 -
Composition, Information on Ingredients
Hazard Symbols: T
Phrases: 10 23/24/25 34 40 43
Section 3 - Hazards
Appearance: not available. Flash Point: 50 deg C. May cause allergic skin
reaction. May cause central nervous system depression. This substance has caused
adverse reproductive and fetal effects in animals. May cause liver and kidney
damage. Cannot be made non-poisonous. Potential cancer hazard. Respiratory
sensitizer. Contains formaldehye. Flammable liquid and vapor. Causes eye and
skin irritation. Causes digestive and respiratory tract irritation.
Danger! May be fatal or cause blindness if swallowed. Vapor harmful.
Target Organs: Kidneys, central nervous system, liver.
Potential Health Effects
Eye: Causes eye irritation. May cause chemical
conjunctivitis and corneal damage.
Skin: Causes skin
irritation. May cause skin sensitization, an allergic reaction, which becomes
evident upon re-exposure to this material. May cause cyanosis of the
Ingestion: May be fatal or cause blindness if
swallowed. Causes gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and
diarrhea. May cause liver and kidney damage. May cause central nervous system
depression, characterized by excitement, followed by headache, dizziness,
drowsiness, and nausea. Advanced stages may cause collapse, unconsciousness,
coma and possible death due to respiratory failure. May cause central nervous
Inhalation: Inhalation of high
concentrations may cause central nervous system effects characterized by nausea,
headache, dizziness, unconsciousness and coma. Causes respiratory tract
irritation. May cause asthmatic attacks due to allergic sensitization of the
respiratory tract. Aspiration may lead to pulmonary edema. Vapors may cause
dizziness or suffocation. May cause burning sensation in the chest.
Chronic: Repeated exposure may cause skin discoloration and
thickening and nail decay. Repeated inhalation is associated with nasal and
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
immediately. Do NOT allow victim to rub or keep eyes closed.
Skin: Immediately 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.
Destroy contaminated shoes.
Ingestion: Do NOT induce
vomiting. 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
Inhalation: Get medical aid immediately.
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial
respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
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. Water runoff can cause environmental damage. Dike and collect water used
to fight fire. Vapors may form an explosive mixture with air. Vapors can travel
to a source of ignition and flash back. Will burn if involved in a fire. Use
water spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool. Containers may explode in the
heat of a fire. Flammable liquid and vapor.
Media: For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray
or alcohol-resistant foam. For large fires, use water spray, fog, or
alcohol-resistant foam. Use water spray to cool fire-exposed containers. Water
may be ineffective. Do NOT use straight streams of water.
Section 6 -
Accidental Release Measures
Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in
Spills/Leaks: Absorb spill with inert material
(e.g. vermiculite, sand or earth), then place in suitable container. Avoid
runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to waterways. Clean up spills
immediately, observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Remove
all sources of ignition. Use a spark-proof tool. Provide ventilation. A vapor
suppressing foam may be used to reduce vapors.
Section 7 - Handling
Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove
contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use only in a well-ventilated area.
Ground and bond containers when transferring material. Use spark-proof tools and
explosion proof equipment. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Empty
containers retain product residue, (liquid and/or vapor), and can be dangerous.
Keep container tightly closed. Avoid contact with heat, sparks and flame. Avoid
ingestion and inhalation. Do not pressurize, cut, weld, braze, solder, drill,
grind, or expose empty containers to heat, sparks or open flames.
Storage: Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Keep away
from sources of ignition. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from
incompatible substances. Flammables-area. 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 general or
local exhaust ventilation to keep airborne concentrations below the permissible
||C 0.3 ppm
||0.016 ppm TWA; NIOSH Potential Occupational
Carcinogen - see Appendix A Potential NIOSH carcinogen.
||0.75 ppm TWA PEL; 2 ppm STEL; 0.5 ppm TWA
||200 ppm TWA; 250 ppm STEL; skin - potential for cutaneous
||200 ppm TWA; 260 mg/m3 TWA 6000 ppm IDLH
||200 ppm TWA; 260 mg/m3 TWA|
OSHA Vacated PELs:
Formaldehyde: 3 ppm TWA (unless specified in 1910.1048); 10 ppm STEL (30 min)
(unless specified in 1910.1048); C 5 ppm (unless specified in 1910.1048) Methyl
alcohol: 200 ppm TWA; 260 mg/m3 TWA; 250 ppm STEL; 325 mg/m3 STEL Water: No OSHA
Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
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: 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
Appearance: not available
Odor: none reported
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Vapor Density: >1.0
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 212 deg F
Freezing/Melting Point:32 deg F
Flash Point: 50 deg C ( 122.00 deg F)
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
(estimated) Health: 3; Flammability: 2; Reactivity: 0
Upper: Not available.
soluble in water
Specific Gravity/Density:Not available.
Molecular Weight:Not available
Section 10 -
Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
to Avoid: Incompatible materials, ignition sources, excess heat, oxidizers.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Strong oxidizing agents.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, oxides of
phosphorus, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide, toxic fumes of
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.
Section 11 -
CAS# 50-00-0: LP8925000
CAS# 67-56-1: PC1400000
CAS# 7732-18-5: ZC0110000
Draize test, rabbit, eye: 750 ug/24H Severe;
Draize test, rabbit,
eye: 750 ug Severe;
Draize test, rabbit, eye: 10 mg Severe;
rabbit, skin: 2 mg/24H Severe;
Draize test, rabbit, skin: 50 mg/24H
Inhalation, mouse: LC50 = 454 gm/m3/4H;
Inhalation, rat: LC50 =
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 42 mg/kg;
Oral, rat: LD50 = 100
Skin, rabbit: LD50 = 270 uL/kg;
test, rabbit, eye: 40 mg Moderate;
Draize test, rabbit, eye: 100 mg/24H
Draize test, rabbit, skin: 20 mg/24H Moderate;
LC50 = 64000 ppm/4H;
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 7300 mg/kg;
Oral, rabbit: LD50 =
Oral, rat: LD50 = 5628 mg/kg;
Skin, rabbit: LD50 = 15800
Oral, rat: LD50 = >90 mL/kg;
ACGIH: A2 - Suspected
California: carcinogen; initial date 1/1/88
NIOSH: occupational carcinogen
NTP: Suspect carcinogen
OSHA: Possible Select carcinogen
IARC: Group 2A carcinogen
CAS# 67-56-1: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA. CAS# 7732-18-5:
Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No data
Teratogenicity: No data available.
Effects: 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: CAS# 50-00-0:
waste number U122. CAS# 67-56-1: waste number U154; (Ignitable waste).
Section 14 -
||FORMALDEHYDE, SOLUTIONS, FLAMMABLE
||No information available.|
Section 15 -
CAS# 50-00-0 is listed on the TSCA
CAS# 67-56-1 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
is listed on the TSCA inventory.
Health & Safety Reporting
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.
None of the chemicals are
listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
Section 302 (RQ)
CAS# 50-00-0: final RQ = 100
pounds (45.4 kg) CAS# 67-56-1: final RQ = 5000 pounds (2270 kg)
CAS# 50-00-0: TPQ = 500 pounds; RQ = 100 pounds (does not meet
toxici ty criteria but because of high production volume and recognized toxic
ity is considered a chemical of concern)
CAS # 50-00-0:
acute, chronic. CAS # 67-56-1: acute, flammable.
material contains Formaldehyde (CAS# 50-00-0, 37%),which is subject to the
reporting requirements of Section 313 of SARA Title III and 40 CFR Part 373.
This material contains Methyl alcohol (CAS# 67-56-1, 15%),which is subject to
the reporting requirements of Section 313 of SARA Title III and 40 CFR Part 373.
Clean Air Act:
CAS# 50-00-0 is listed as a hazardous air pollutant
(HAP). CAS# 67-56-1 is listed as a hazardous air pollutant (HAP). This material
does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors. This material does not contain any
Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
CAS# 50-00-0 is listed
as a Hazardous Substance 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.
50-00-0 is considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
can be found on the following state right to know lists: California, New Jersey,
Florida, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Massachusetts.
CAS# 67-56-1 can be found
on the following state right to know lists: California, New Jersey, Florida,
Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Massachusetts.
CAS# 7732-18-5 is not present on
state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.
The following statement(s)
is(are) made in order to comply with the California Safe Drinking Water Act:
WARNING: This product contains Formaldehyde, a chemical known to the state of
California to cause cancer. California No Significant Risk Level: CAS# 50-00-0:
no significant risk level = 40 ug/day European/International
European Labeling in Accordance with EC
R 23/24/25 Toxic by inhalation, in contact with skin
R 34 Causes burns.
R 40 Possible risks of irreversible
R 43 May cause sensitization by skin contact.
S 26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately
plenty of water and seek medical advice.
S 36/37 Wear suitable protective
S 45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell,
medical advice immediately (show the label where
51 Use only in well-ventilated areas.
CAS# 50-00-0: 2
CAS# 67-56-1: 1
7732-18-5: No information available.
CAS# 50-00-0 is listed
on Canada's DSL List. CAS# 50-00-0 is listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS# 67-56-1
is listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS# 67-56-1 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
CAS# 7732-18-5 is listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS# 7732-18-5 is listed on
Canada's DSL List.
This product has a WHMIS classification of B2,
CAS# 50-00-0 is listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
CAS# 67-56-1 is listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
7732-18-5 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
CAS# 50-00-0: OEL-ARAB Republic of Egypt:TWA 2 ppm (3 mg/m3)
STRALIA:TWA 1 ppm (1.5 mg/m3);STEL 2 ppm (3 mg/m3);CAR
A 1 ppm (1.2 mg/m3);STEL 2 ppm (2.5 mg/m3);CAR
0.5 mg/m3;STEL 1 mg/m3 OEL-DENMARK:STEL 0.3 ppm (0.4
en OEL-FINLAND:STEL 1 ppm (1.3 mg/m3);Skin OEL-FRANCE:STEL 2
mg/m3) OEL-GERMANY:TWA 0.5 ppm (0.6 mg/m3);Carcinogen
EL 0.6 mg/m3;Carcinogen OEL-JAPAN:TWA 0.5 ppm (0.61
OEL-THE NETHERLANDS:TWA 1 ppm (1.5 mg/m3);STEL 2 ppm (3
THE PHILIPPINES:TWA 5 ppm (6 mg/m3) OEL-POLAND:TWA 2 mg/m3
A:TWA 0.5 ppm;STEL 0.5 mg/m3;Skin OEL-SWEDEN:TWA 0.5 ppm (0.6
STEL 1 ppm (1. mg/m3) OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 0.5 ppm (0.6 mg/m3);STEL 1
pp (1.2 mg/m3) OEL-THAILAND:TWA 3 ppm;STEL 5 ppm OEL-TURKEY:TWA 5 pp
mg/m3) OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 2 ppm (2.5 mg/m3);STEL 2 ppm (2.5
IN BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN, KOREA check ACGIH TLV OEL
IN NEW ZEALAND,
SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGI TLV
CAS# 67-56-1: OEL-ARAB Republic of
Egypt:TWA 200 ppm (260 mg/m3);Ski
n OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 200 ppm (260
mg/m3);STEL 250 ppm;Skin OEL-BELGIU
M:TWA 200 ppm (262 mg/m3);STEL 250
ppm;Skin OEL-CZECHOSLOVAKIA:TWA 10
0 mg/m3;STEL 500 mg/m3 OEL-DENMARK:TWA 200
ppm (260 mg/m3);Skin OEL-
FINLAND:TWA 200 ppm (260 mg/m3);STEL 250 ppm;Skin
ppm (260 mg/m3);STEL 1000 ppm (1300 mg/m3)
OEL-GERMANY:TWA 200 ppm (2
60 mg/m3);Skin OEL-HUNGARY:TWA 50 mg/m3;STEL 100
mg/m3;Skin JAN9 OEL
-JAPAN:TWA 200 ppm (260 mg/m3);Skin OEL-THE
NETHERLANDS:TWA 200 ppm (
260 mg/m3);Skin OEL-THE PHILIPPINES:TWA 200 ppm
(260 mg/m3) OEL-POLA
ND:TWA 100 mg/m3 OEL-RUSSIA:TWA 200 ppm;STEL 5
:TWA 200 ppm (250 mg/m3);STEL 250 ppm (350 mg/m3);Skin
D:TWA 200 ppm (260 mg/m3);STEL 400 ppm;Skin OEL-THAILAND:TWA
(260 mg/m3) OEL-TURKEY:TWA 200 ppm (260 mg/m3) OEL-UNITED
A 200 ppm (260 mg/m3);STEL 250 ppm;Skin OEL IN BULGARIA, COLOMBIA,
RDAN, KOREA check ACGIH TLV OEL IN NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, VIETNAM
eck ACGI TLV
Section 16 -
MSDS Creation Date:
Revision #6 Date: 11/29/2001
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