Material Safety Data Sheet
Methyl Orange

ACC# 60355
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Methyl Orange
Catalog Numbers: S71409, S71410, S71411-1, M216 25, M216 500, M216-25, M216-500, M21625, M216500, S714111
Synonyms:
C.I. 13025, C.I. Acid Orange 52, Dexon, Diazoben, Eniamethyl Orange, Helianthine, Gold Orange, Methyl Orange B, Orange 3, Tropaeol
Company Identification:

              Fisher Scientific
              1 Reagent Lane
              Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
For information, call:
201-796-7100
Emergency Number:
201-796-7100
For CHEMTREC assistance, call:
800-424-9300
For International CHEMTREC assistance, call:
703-527-3887

Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
547-58-0 C.I. acid orange 52 ca. 100 208-925-3

Hazard Symbols:
T
Risk Phrases:
25

Section 3 - Hazards Identification

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW

Appearance: orange. Harmful if swallowed. Warning! May cause respiratory and digestive tract irritation. May cause eye and skin irritation.
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: Harmful if swallowed. May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Inhalation: May cause respiratory tract irritation. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
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.
Skin: Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists. Wash clothing before reuse. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water.
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. Vapors may be heavier than air. They can spread along the ground and collect in low or confined areas.
Extinguishing Media: Use extinguishing media most appropriate for the surrounding fire. Use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or appropriate 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. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Keep container tightly closed. Do not ingest or inhale.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Keep containers tightly closed.

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
C.I. acid orange 52 none listed none listed none listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: C.I. acid orange 52: 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: 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 respirator's use.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties


Physical State: Solid
Appearance: orange
Odor: odorless
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Negligible.
Vapor Density: 11.3
Evaporation Rate:Neglilible.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point:> 300 deg C
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 2; Flammability: 0; Reactivity: 0
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
Solubility: Soluble in hot water.
Specific Gravity/Density:1.00
Molecular Formula:C14H14N3O3SNa
Molecular Weight:327.1661

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity


Chemical Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible materials, excess heat.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Strong oxidizing agents.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, sulfur oxides (SOx), including sulfur oxide and sulfur dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information


RTECS#:
CAS# 547-58-0: DB6327000
LD50/LC50:
CAS# 547-58-0:
Oral, rat: LD50 = 60 mg/kg;
Carcinogenicity:
CAS# 547-58-0: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No information available.
Teratogenicity: No information available.
Reproductive Effects: No information available.
Neurotoxicity: No information available.
Mutagenicity: Human mutation data is available. However, methyl orange produced negative and inconclusive results in tests by the EPA Gentox Program.
Other Studies: No data available.

Section 12 - Ecological Information


Ecotoxicity: No data available. No information available.
Environmental: Terrestrial: Moderately mobile in soil. Aquatic: Will not adsorb into sediment, eventually settles out. Atmospheric: Exists in particulate phase. Does not biodegrade, low bioconcentration potential.
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: TOXIC SOLID, ORGANIC, N.O.S. (METHYL ORANGE) POISONOUS SOLID NOS (METHYL ORANGE)
Hazard Class: 6.1 6.1(9.2)
UN Number: UN2811 UN2811
Packing Group: III III

Section 15 - Regulatory Information

US FEDERAL

TSCA
CAS# 547-58-0 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# 547-58-0 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:
T
Risk Phrases:

R 25 Toxic if swallowed.

Safety Phrases:

S 28 After contact with skin, wash immediately
with...
S 45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek
medical advice immediately (show the label where
possible).

WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

CAS# 547-58-0: 2
Canada
CAS# 547-58-0 is listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS# 547-58-0 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
This product has a WHMIS classification of D1B.
CAS# 547-58-0 is listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
Exposure Limits

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 3/19/1998
Revision #2 Date: 10/06/2000
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