Material Safety Data Sheet
Sodium metasilicate, nonahydrate

ACC# 01516
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Sodium metasilicate, nonahydrate
Catalog Numbers: AC419590000, AC419590030, AC419590060, AC419590250, AC419595000, NC9473315, S408-3, S408-500
Synonyms:
Disodium metasilicate nonahydrate; Sodium metasilicate nonahydrate; Disodium trioxosilicate nonahydrate; Sodium silicate nonahydrate.
Company Identification:

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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
13517-24-3 Sodium metasilicate nonahydrate 100 unlisted

Section 3 - Hazards Identification

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW

Appearance: colorless or white solid.
Danger! Causes eye and skin burns. Causes digestive and respiratory tract burns. Corrosive to metal in aqueous solution.
Target Organs: Eyes, skin, mucous membranes.


Potential Health Effects
Eye: Causes eye burns. May cause chemical conjunctivitis and corneal damage.
Skin: Causes skin burns.
Ingestion: Causes gastrointestinal tract burns.
Inhalation: Causes chemical burns to the respiratory tract.
Chronic: Chronic inhalation and ingestion may cause effects similar to those of acute inhalation and ingestion. Chronic inhalation may cause lung damage, bronchitis, and silicosis. May decrease blood clotting.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures


Eyes: In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for a t least 15 minutes. Get medical aid immediately.
Skin: In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid immediately. Wash clothing before reuse.
Ingestion: If swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting. Get medical aid immediately. If victim is fully conscious, give a cupful of water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
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 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. Substance is noncombustible.
Extinguishing Media: Substance is noncombustible; use agent most appropriate to extinguish surrounding fire.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 3; Flammability: 0; Instability: 0

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures


General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. 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. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Do not ingest or inhale. Use with adequate ventilation. Discard contaminated shoes.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place. Keep container closed when not in use. Corrosives area.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection


Engineering 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.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Sodium metasilicate nonahydrate none listed none listed none listed
Sodium metasilicate anhydrous none listed none listed none listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: Sodium metasilicate nonahydrate: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical. Sodium metasilicate anhydrous: 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 respirator use.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties


Physical State: Solid
Appearance: colorless or white
Odor: none reported
pH: 13 (1% solution)
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point:47.8 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Solubility: Very soluble in water
Specific Gravity/Density:2.61 (anhy)
Molecular Formula:Na2SiO3.9H2O
Molecular Weight:284.19

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity


Chemical Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid: Dust generation, excess heat.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Metals, acids.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Silicon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information


RTECS#:      
CAS# 13517-24-3 unlisted.      
CAS# 6834-92-0: VV9275000
LD50/LC50:
Not available.

CAS# 6834-92-0:
     Draize test, rabbit, skin: 250 mg/24H Severe;
     Oral, mouse: LD50 = 770 mg/kg;
     Oral, rat: LD50 = 1153 mg/kg;
.

Carcinogenicity:
CAS# 13517-24-3: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.
CAS# 6834-92-0: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.

Epidemiology: No data available.
Teratogenicity: No information found
Reproductive Effects: No information found
Mutagenicity: No information found
Neurotoxicity: No information found
Other Studies:

Section 12 - Ecological Information


Ecotoxicity: No data available. No information available.
Environmental: Readily soluble in water therefore mobility is high.
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 Canada TDG
Shipping Name: DISODIUM TRIOXOSILICATE Disodium Trioxosilicate
Hazard Class: 8 8
UN Number: UN3253 UN3253
Packing Group: III III

Section 15 - Regulatory Information

US FEDERAL

TSCA
     CAS# 13517-24-3 is not on the TSCA Inventory because it is a hydrate. It is considered to be listed if the CAS number for the anhydrous form is on the inventory (40CFR720.3(u)(2)).
     CAS# 6834-92-0 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.
CERCLA Hazardous Substances and corresponding RQs
     None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances
     None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
SARA Codes
     CAS # 13517-24-3: immediate, delayed.
     CAS # 6834-92-0: immediate.
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# 13517-24-3 is not present on state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.
     CAS# 6834-92-0 is not present on state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.

California Prop 65

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:
     C
Risk Phrases:

     R 34 Causes burns.
     R 37 Irritating to respiratory system.

Safety Phrases:

     S 13 Keep away from food, drink and animal feeding stuffs.
     S 24/25 Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
     S 36/37/39 Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face pr
     otection.
     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# 13517-24-3: 1
     CAS# 6834-92-0: 1
Canada - DSL/NDSL
     CAS# 6834-92-0 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
     This product has a WHMIS classification of E.
This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations and the MSDS contains all of the information required by those regulations.
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List
     CAS# 6834-92-0 is listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 4/05/1997
Revision #8 Date: 11/20/2008

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