1 ISO certified Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS Name: Catalog Numbers: Q00732 Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification Synonyms: Company Identification: Qorpak 1195 Washington Pike Bridgeville, PA Company Phone Number: (412) Emergency Phone Number: (800) CHEMTREC Phone Number: (800) Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients CAS# Chemical Name: Percent Water balance Sodium cyanide 2.5 Section 3 - Hazards Identification EMERGENCY OVERVIEW Appearance: colorless Danger! Harmful or fatal if swallowed. May cause irritation by all exposure routes. Target Organs: none known. Potential Health Effects Eye: Direct eye contact may cause redness, pain, blurred vision, and burns. Skin: Skin contact may cause irritation, redness, and possibly burns. Ingestion: Ingestion in large quantities may cause immediate unconsciousness, convulsions and death, sometimes within 1-15 minutes. Lower levels of ingestion may cause corrosion to the gastrointestinal tract. Ingestion can result in toxic intoxication, poisoning.
2 Inhalation: Toxic if inhaled. Will cause irritation to nose, throat, mucous membranes, and respiratory tract. Chronic: Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause dermatitis. Prolonged or repeated eye contact may cause conjunctivitis. Prolonged exposure to low levels may cause upper respiratory tract irritation, nausea, headache. Section 4 - First Aid Measures Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids until no evidence of chemical remains. Get medical aid at once. Skin: Get medical aid. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Ingestion: Get medical aid at once. If victim is conscious, give syrup of ipecac and perform gastric lavage. Inhalation: Give artificial respiration if necessary. Get medical aid. Keep victim warm, at rest. Move victim to fresh air. Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively. Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures General Information: Move from fire area if possible. Fight fire from a distance. Extinguishing Media: For small fires, use dry chemical, sand, water spray, or foam. Autoignition Temperature: No information found. Flash Point: No information found. NFPA Rating: CAS# : Not published. CAS# : Not published. Explosion Limits: Lower: Upper: Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8. Spills/Leaks: Contain if possible, absorb with sand or inert absorbent, scoop into labeled disposal container. For large spills, dike far ahead of spill for later disposal. Ventilate closed areas before entering.
3 Section 7 - Handling and Storage Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Storage: Store capped at room temperature. Protect from heat and incompatibles. Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection Engineering Controls: Provide local exhaust or general dilution ventilation. Exposure Limits Chemical Name: ACGIH NIOSH OSHA Water Sodium cyanide OSHA Vacated PELs Personal Protective Equipment skin - potential for cutaneous absorption Eyes: Do not wear contact lenses when working with chemicals. An eye wash fountain should be available in the immediate work area. Wear splash-proof safety goggles. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure. Respirators: Escape-- air-purifying full facepiece respirator with chin-style or front- or back-mounted canister providing protection against cyanide. Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties Physical State: Clear liquid Color: colorless Odor: bitter almond ph: alkaline Vapor Pressure: No information found. Vapor Density: No information found. Evaporation Rate: No information found. Viscosity: No information found. Boiling Point: > 212 F (> C) Freezing/Melting Point: < 32 F (< 0.00 C)
4 Decomposition Temperature: No information found. Solubility in water: Soluble. Specific Gravity/Density: 1.0 Molecular Formula: No information found. Molecular Weight No information found. Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity Chemical Stability: Slowly decomposes to toxic hydrogen cyanide gas. Reacts with acids to form hydrogen cyanide gas. Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible materials. Incompatibilities with Other Materials Acids, oxidizing agents, chlorates, nitrites, nitrates. Hazardous Decomposition Products Hydrogen cyanide. Hazardous Polymerization Has not been reported RTECS: CAS# : ZC CAS# : VZ LD50/LC50: CAS# : Oral, rat: LD50 = >90 ml/kg. CAS# : Oral, rat: LD50 = 6440 ug/kg. Section 11 - Toxicological Information Carcinogenicity: CAS# : Not listed as a carcinogen by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, OSHA, or CA Prop 65. CAS# : Not listed as a carcinogen by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, OSHA, or CA Prop 65. Epidemiology: Teratogenicity: Reproductive: See RTECS for reproductive data. Mutagenicity Neurotoxicity No information found. Section 12 - Ecological Information
5 Section 13 - Disposal Considerations Dispose of in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations. Section 14 - Transport Information US DOT Shipping Name: Cyanide solution, n.o.s. Hazard Class: 6.1 UN Number: UN1935 Packing Group: PG III Section 15 - Regulatory Information US Federal TSCA CAS# is listed on the TSCA Inventory. CAS# is listed on the TSCA Inventory. SARA Reportable Quantities (RQ) CAS# : final RQ = 10 pounds (4.54 kg) CERCLA/SARA Section 313 OSHA - Highly Hazardous US State State Right to Know Sodium cyanide can be found on the following state Right-to-Know lists: California, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Massachusetts. California Regulations European/International Regulations Canadian DSL/NDSL CAS# is listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS# is listed on Canada's DSL List. Canada Ingredient Disclosure List CAS# is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List. CAS# is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List. MSDS Creation Date: November 22, 1998 Revision Date: September 13, 2004 Section 16 - Other Information
6 Information in this MSDS is from available published sources and is believed to be accurate. No warranty, express or implied, is made and Qorpak assumes no liability resulting from the use of this MSDS. The user must determine suitability of this information for his application.