ALDRICH CHEMICAL COMPANY -- FORMIC ACID 96% A.C.S. REAGENT 25136-4 -- 6810-00N014461
=====================  Product Identification  =====================

Product ID:FORMIC ACID 96% A.C.S. REAGENT 25136-4
MSDS Date:08/15/1990
FSC:6810
NIIN:00N014461
MSDS Number: BKPNL
=== Responsible Party ===
Company Name:ALDRICH CHEMICAL COMPANY
Box:355
City:MILWAUKEE
State:WI
ZIP:53201
Country:US
Info Phone Num:414-273-3850
CAGE:60928
=== Contractor Identification ===
Company Name:ALDRICH CHEMICAL CO INC
Address:1001 WEST ST PAUL AVE
Box:355
City:MILWAUKEE
State:WI
ZIP:53233
Country:US
Phone:414-273-3850
CAGE:60928

=============  Composition/Information on Ingredients  =============

Ingred Name:FORMIC ACID  (SARA III)
CAS:64-18-6
RTECS #:LQ4900000
Fraction by Wt: 97%
OSHA PEL:5 PPM
ACGIH TLV:5 PPM/10 STEL; 9192
EPA Rpt Qty:5000 LBS
DOT Rpt Qty:5000 LBS

=====================  Hazards Identification  =====================

LD50 LC50 Mixture:SEE SUPP DATA
Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES  Skin:YES  Ingestion:NO
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO    IARC:NO	OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:ACUTE: HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED, INHALED
    OR ABSORBED THRU SKIN. MATERIAL IS EXTREMELY DESTRUCTIVE TO TISS OF
    MUC MEMB AND UPPER RESP TRACT, EYES AND SKIN. INHAL MAY BE FATAL AS
    A RESULT OF SPASM, INFLAM A ND EDEMA OF LARYNX & BRONCHI, CHEM
    PNEUM & PULM EDEMA.
Explanation of Carcinogenicity:NOT RELEVANT
Effects of Overexposure:BURNING SENSATION, COUGHING, WHEEZING,
    LARYNGITIS, SHORTNESS OF BREATH, HEADACHE, NAUSEA AND VOMITING.
Medical Cond Aggravated by Exposure:NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.

=======================  First Aid Measures  =======================

First Aid:EYES & SKIN: IMMED FLUSH W/COPIOUS AMTS OF WATER FOR AT LEAST
    15 MIN WHILE REMOVING CONTAM CLTHG & SHOES. WASH CONTAM CLTHG
    BEFORE REUSE. ASSURE ADEQUATE FLUSHING OF EYES BY SEPARATING LIDS
    WITH FINGE RS. INHAL: REMOVE TO FRESH AIR. IF NOT BREATHING GIVE
    ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION. IF BREATHING IS DIFFICULT, GIVE OXYGEN.
    INGEST: WASH OUT MOUTH W/WATER PROVIDED PERSON IS CONSCIOUS. CALL
    MD.

=====================  Fire Fighting Measures  =====================

Flash Point Method:CC
Flash Point:156F,69C
Lower Limits:18%
Upper Limits:57%
Extinguishing Media:CO*2, DRY CHEMICAL POWDER, ALCOHOL OR POLYMER FOAM.
Fire Fighting Procedures:WEAR NIOSH/MSHA APPROVED SCBA AND PROTECTIVE
    CLOTHING TO PREVENT CONTACT WITH SKIN AND EYES. COMBUSTIBLE LIQUID.
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:EMITS TOXIC FUMES UNDER FIRE CONDITIONS.

==================  Accidental Release Measures  ==================

Spill Release Procedures:EVACUATE AREA. WEAR NIOSH/MSHA APPRVD SCBA,
    RUBBER BOOTS & HEAVY RUBBER GLOVES. ABSORB ON SAND OR VERMICULITE
    AND PLACE IN CLOSED CONTAINERS FOR DISPOSAL. VENTILATE AREA AND
    WASH SPILL SITE AFTER MATE RIAL PICKUP IS COMPLETE.
Neutralizing Agent:NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.

======================	Handling and Storage  ======================

Handling and Storage Precautions:DO NOT BREATHE VAPOR. KEEP TIGHTLY
    CLOSED. KEEP AWAY FROM HEAT AND OPEN FLAME. MAY DEV PRESS. VENT
    PERIODICALLY. STORE IN A COOL DRY PLACE.
Other Precautions:DO NOT GET IN EYES, ON SKIN AND CLOTHING. AVOID
    PROLONGED OR REPEATED EXPOSURE. READILY ABSORBED THROUGH SKIN.
    CORROSIVE. INCOMPATIBILITY: REACTS VIOLENTLY W/FURFURYL ALCOHOL,
    HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, HYDRA TED THALLIUM NITRATE, (SEE SUPP DATA)

=============  Exposure Controls/Personal Protection  =============

Respiratory Protection:WEAR APPROPRIATE NIOSH/MSHA APPROVED RESPIRATOR.
Ventilation:USE ONLY IN A CHEMICAL FUME HOOD.
Protective Gloves:CHEMICAL RESISTANT GLOVES.
Eye Protection:CHEM WORK GOGGLES, FACESHLD OPTL .
Other Protective Equipment:PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, FACESHIELD (8-INCH
    MINIMUM), SAFETY SHOWER AND EYE BATH.
Work Hygienic Practices:WASH THOROUGHLY AFTER USE AND BEFORE EATING,
    DRINKING, SMOKING OR USING SANITARY FACILITIES .
Supplemental Safety and Health
LD50-LC50 MIX: LD50(ORL,RAT) 1100 MG/KG, (ORL,MUS) 700 MG/KG, (IPR,MUS)
    940 MG/KG, (IV,MUS) 145 MG/KG, (ORL,DOG) 4000 MG/KG. OTHER PREC:
    PERMANGANATES. CONTACT WITH CONCENTRATED SULFURIC ACID RESULTS  IN
    THE FORMATION OF TOXIC AND FLAM CARBON MONOXIDE GAS.

==================  Physical/Chemical Properties  ==================

HCC:C1
Boiling Pt:B.P. Text:212F,100C
Melt/Freeze Pt:M.P/F.P Text:46.8F,8.2C
Vapor Pres:44.8 @ 20C
Vapor Density:1.6
Spec Gravity:1.220
Appearance and Odor:COLORLESS LIQUID, THAT MAY FUME, WITH A PUNGENT
    ODOR; LACHRYMATOR.

=================  Stability and Reactivity Data  =================

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
STRONG OXIDIZING AGENTS, STRONG BASES & FINELY POWDERED METALS.
Stability Condition to Avoid:NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:TOXIC FUMES OF: CO & CO*2.
    FORMALDEHYDE AT TEMPS > 300-400C .

====================  Disposal Considerations  ====================

Waste Disposal Methods:THIS COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL MAY BE BURNED IN A
    CHEMICAL INCINERATOR EQUIPPED WITH AN AFTERBURNER AND SCRUBBER.
    DISPOSE OF IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS.

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