Material Safety Data Sheet
Fast Green FCF

ACC# 60270
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Fast Green FCF
Catalog Numbers: AC229740000, AC229740250, AC410530000, AC410530250, BP123-10, F99-10, NC9556982
Food Green 3; Aizen Food Green No. 3; C.I. 42053; C.I. Food Green 3; FD and C Green No. 3; Solid Green FCF; 1724 Green; Ammonium, ethyl(4-(alpha-(p-(ethyl(m-sulfobenzyl)amino)phenyl)- 4-hydroxy-3-sulfobenzylidene)- 2,5-cyclohexadien-1-ylidene) (m-sulfobenzyl)-, hydroxide, inner salt, disodium salt; Benzenemethanaminium, N-ethyl-N-[4-[[4-[ethyl[(3-sulfophenyl)methyl]amino] phenyl](4-hydroxy-2-sulfophenyl) methylene]-2,5-cyclohexadien-1-ylidene]- 3-sulfo-, inner salt, disodium salt; a triphenylmethane dye.
Company Identification:

              Fisher Scientific
              1 Reagent Lane
              Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
2353-45-9 Fast Green FCF >85 219-091-5

Section 3 - Hazards Identification


Appearance: bordeux solid.
Warning! Possible risks of irreversible effects. Hygroscopic (absorbs moisture from the air).
Target Organs: No data found.

Potential Health Effects
Eye: May cause eye irritation.
Skin: May cause skin irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
Ingestion: May cause irritation of the digestive tract. May be harmful if swallowed.
Inhalation: May cause respiratory tract irritation. May be harmful if inhaled.
Chronic: Possible risk of irreversible effects.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures

Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Skin: Immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists.
Ingestion: Get medical aid immediately. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
Inhalation: Remove from exposure and move 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.
Extinguishing Media: Use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.
Flash Point: Not available.
Autoignition Temperature: Not available.
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 1; Flammability: 1; Instability: 1

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. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation. Do not let this chemical enter the environment.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage

Handling: Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Use only in a chemical fume hood.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.

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 only under a chemical fume hood.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Fast Green FCF none listed none listed none listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: Fast Green FCF: 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 minimize contact with skin.
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: maroon - dark brown - (emerald green in solution) - bordeux
Odor: odorless
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point:290 deg C (decom)
Decomposition Temperature:290 deg C
Solubility: Soluble.
Specific Gravity/Density:Not available.
Molecular Formula:C37H34N2Na2O10S3
Molecular Weight:808.84

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability: Hygroscopic: absorbs moisture or water from the air.
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible materials, dust generation, exposure to moist air or water.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Strong oxidizing agents.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, oxides of sulfur, carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

CAS# 2353-45-9: BQ4425000
CAS# 2353-45-9:
     Oral, rat: LD50 = >2 gm/kg;

CAS# 2353-45-9: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.

Epidemiology: Tumorigenic effects have been reported in experimental animals.
Teratogenicity: No information found
Reproductive Effects: No information found
Mutagenicity: Mutagenic effects have occurred in experimental animals.Mutation in Microorganisms: Salmonella typhimurium = 10 mg/plate.Mutagenic effects have occurred in humans.
Neurotoxicity: No information found
Other Studies:

Section 12 - Ecological Information

Ecotoxicity: No data available. No information available.
Environmental: No information available.
Physical: No information available.
Other: Do not empty into drains.

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

Shipping Name: Not Regulated. Not Regulated.
Hazard Class:
UN Number:
Packing Group:

Section 15 - Regulatory Information


     CAS# 2353-45-9 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 # 2353-45-9: delayed.
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.
     None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
     CAS# 2353-45-9 can be found on the following state right to know lists: California.

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:
Risk Phrases:

     R 68 Possible risk of irreversible effects.

Safety Phrases:

     S 36/37 Wear suitable protective clothing and gloves.
     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# 2353-45-9: No information available.
Canada - DSL/NDSL
     CAS# 2353-45-9 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
     This product has a WHMIS classification of Not controlled..
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

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 12/12/1997
Revision #10 Date: 6/29/2007

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