Material Safety Data
Ninhydrin, reagent ACS
MSDS Name: Ninhydrin, reagent ACS
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company
AC415720000, AC415720100, AC415720250
Fair Lawn, NJ
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Section 2 -
Composition, Information on Ingredients
Risk Phrases: 22 36/37/38
Section 3 - Hazards
Appearance: slightly yellow. Light sensitive. Causes eye and skin
irritation. Warning! Causes respiratory tract irritation.
Harmful if swallowed. May be harmful if absorbed through skin or if inhaled.
Target Organs: Eyes, skin, mucous membranes.
Potential Health Effects
Eye: Causes eye irritation.
Skin: Causes skin irritation. May cause skin sensitization,
an allergic reaction, which becomes evident upon re-exposure to this material.
May be harmful if absorbed through the skin. May cause reddening of the skin.
Ingestion: Harmful if swallowed. May cause irritation of
the digestive tract. The toxicological properties of this substance have not
been fully investigated.
Inhalation: The toxicological
properties of this substance have not been fully investigated. May be harmful if
inhaled. Inhalation of dust causes respiratory tract irritation with cough and
Chronic: No information found.
Section 4 - First Aid
Eyes: In case of contact, immediately flush eyes
with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical aid.
Skin: In case of contact, immediately flush skin with soap
and plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if
symptoms occur. Wash clothing before reuse.
swallowed, do not induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel.
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid.
Inhalation: If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not
breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
Get medical aid.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically
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. Dusts at sufficient concentrations can form explosive mixtures with air.
Extinguishing Media: Use water spray, dry chemical, carbon
dioxide, or chemical 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. Avoid generating dusty conditions.
Section 7 - Handling
Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove
contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation.
Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and
clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Storage: Do not store in direct sunlight. Store in a
tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from
incompatible substances. Store protected from light. Refrigeration has been
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:
Ninhydrin: 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.
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
Section 9 - Physical
and Chemical Properties
Appearance: slightly yellow
pH: Not available.
Vapor Density: 6.16 (air=1)
Viscosity: Not available.
Point: Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point:466 deg F (dec)
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Flash Point: Not
Decomposition Temperature:466 deg F
Rating: (estimated) Health: 2; Flammability: 1; Reactivity: 0
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Solubility: Soluble in water.
Section 10 -
Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures. May discolor on
exposure to light. Ninhydrin becomes anhydrous with reddening at 257°F, swells
at 282°F and decomposes at 466°F. Ninhydrin is sensitive to prolonged exposure
to light. UV spectrophotometric stability screening indicates that solutions of
this compound in ethanol are stable for at least 24 hours.
Avoid: High temperatures, light, dust generation.
with Other Materials: Strong oxidizing agents, bases, amines.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
Section 11 -
CAS# 485-47-2: NK5425000
CAS# 485-47-2: Not listed by ACGIH,
IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No information found.
Teratogenicity: No information found.
Effects: No information found.
Neurotoxicity: No information
Mutagenicity: No information found.
See actual entry in RTECS for complete information.
Section 12 -
data available. No information available.
Physical: Log P (octanol-water): 0.67
Other: 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# 485-47-2 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 # 485-47-2: acute.
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
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# 485-47-2 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
Harmful if swallowed.
R 36/37/38 Irritating to eyes, respiratory system
S 26 In case of contact with
eyes, rinse immediately
with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
28A After contact with skin, wash immediately with
plenty of water.
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 485-47-2: 2
CAS# 485-47-2 is listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS# 485-47-2
is listed on Canada's DSL List.
This product has a WHMIS classification of
CAS# 485-47-2 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure
Section 16 -
MSDS Creation Date:
Revision #3 Date: 11/17/2000
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