Material Safety Data Sheet
Benedict's Reagent Qualitative Solution

ACC# 90749
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Benedict's Reagent Qualitative Solution
Catalog Numbers: S71369, S71369-1, S713691ND
Synonyms:
Benedict's Sugar Test Reagent.
Company Identification:

              Fisher Scientific
              1 Reagent Lane
              Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
For information, call:
201-796-7100
Emergency Number:
201-796-7100
For CHEMTREC assistance, call:
800-424-9300
For International CHEMTREC assistance, call:
703-527-3887

Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
7732-18-5 Water 74.7 231-791-2
68-04-2 Trisodium citrate anhydrous 15.1 200-675-3
497-19-8 Sodium carbonate anhydrous 8.7 207-838-8
7758-98-7 Cupric sulfate 1.5 231-847-6

Section 3 - Hazards Identification

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW

Appearance: clear light-blue liquid.
Warning! Harmful if swallowed. May cause allergic skin reaction. May cause blood abnormalities. May cause severe eye and skin irritation with possible burns. May cause respiratory and digestive tract irritation and possible burns. May cause adverse reproductive effects. May cause liver and kidney damage.
Target Organs: Blood, kidneys, liver.


Potential Health Effects
Eye: May result in corneal injury. Contact with eyes may cause severe irritation, and possible eye burns. Contact with the eye may cause conjunctivitis, edema of the eyelids, and ulceration and turbidity of cornea.
Skin: May cause skin sensitization, an allergic reaction, which becomes evident upon re-exposure to this material. Contact with the skin may cause severe irritation and necrosis. May produce eczematoid contact dermatitis.
Ingestion: Ingestion of large amounts of copper salts may cause bloody stools and vomit, low blood pressure, jaundice and coma. Ingestion of sodium citrate may produce alkalosis and may cause tetany or depress the heart by decreasing the calcium level of the blood. Ingestion may produce corrosion of the GI tract, vomiting, diarrhea, circulatory collapse, and death. Ingestion of copper compounds may produce systemic toxic effects to the kidney and liver and central nervous excitation followed by depression.
Inhalation: Inhalation of fumes may cause metal fume fever, which is characterized by flu-like symptoms with metallic taste, fever, chills, cough, weakness, chest pain, muscle pain and increased white blood cell count. May produce local necrosis of the mucous membranes.
Chronic: Repeated exposure may cause sensitization dermatitis. Individuals with Wilson's disease are unable to metabolize copper. Thus, copper accumulates in various tissues and may result in liver, kidney, and brain damage. Chronic copper poisoning in man is recognized in the form of Wilson's disease. May cause allergic skin reaction in some individuals.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures


Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.
Skin: Get medical aid immediately. Flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
Inhalation: Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Do NOT use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. If breathing has ceased apply artificial respiration using oxygen and a suitable mechanical device such as a bag and a mask.
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: Substance is nonflammable; use agent most appropriate to extinguish surrounding fire.
Flash Point: Not available.
Autoignition Temperature: Not available.
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 2; Flammability: 0; Instability: 1

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures


General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Absorb spill with inert material (e.g. vermiculite, sand or earth), then place in suitable container. Provide ventilation. Cover with dry earth, dry sand, or other non-combustible material followed with plastic sheet to minimize spreading and contact with water.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage


Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Storage: Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection


Engineering Controls: Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Water none listed none listed none listed
Trisodium citrate anhydrous none listed none listed none listed
Sodium carbonate anhydrous none listed none listed none listed
Cupric sulfate none listed 1 mg/m3 TWA (as Cu, except Copper fume) (listed under Copper compounds, n.o.s.). none listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: Water: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical. Trisodium citrate anhydrous: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical. Sodium carbonate anhydrous: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical. Cupric sulfate: 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: Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29 CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Use a NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator if exposure limits are exceeded or if irritation or other symptoms are experienced.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties


Physical State: Liquid
Appearance: clear light-blue
Odor: odorless
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: 14 mm Hg
Vapor Density: 0.7 (air=1)
Evaporation Rate:>1
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 110-120 deg C
Freezing/Melting Point:Not available.
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Solubility: Soluble.
Specific Gravity/Density:1.145 @ 20C
Molecular Formula:Not available.
Molecular Weight:Not available.

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity


Chemical Stability: Stable.
Conditions to Avoid: Excess heat.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Strong oxidizing agents, acids.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, oxides of sulfur, carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported

Section 11 - Toxicological Information


RTECS#:      
CAS# 7732-18-5: ZC0110000      
CAS# 68-04-2: GE8300000      
CAS# 497-19-8: VZ4050000      
CAS# 7758-98-7: GL8800000
LD50/LC50:
CAS# 7732-18-5:
     Oral, rat: LD50 = >90 mL/kg;
.

CAS# 68-04-2:
.

CAS# 497-19-8:
     Draize test, rabbit, eye: 100 mg/24H Moderate;
     Draize test, rabbit, eye: 50 mg Severe;
     Draize test, rabbit, skin: 500 mg/24H Mild;
     Inhalation, mouse: LC50 = 1200 mg/m3/2H;
     Inhalation, rat: LC50 = 2300 mg/m3/2H;
     Oral, mouse: LD50 = 6600 mg/kg;
     Oral, mouse: LD50 = 6600 mg/kg;
     Oral, rat: LD50 = 4090 mg/kg;
.

CAS# 7758-98-7:
     Oral, mouse: LD50 = 369 mg/kg;
     Oral, mouse: LD50 = 87 mg/kg;
     Oral, rat: LD50 = 300 mg/kg;
     Oral, rat: LD50 = 960 mg/kg;
.

Carcinogenicity:
CAS# 7732-18-5: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.
CAS# 68-04-2: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.
CAS# 497-19-8: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.
CAS# 7758-98-7: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.

Epidemiology: Experimental reproductive effects and mutation data have been reported for copper sulfate.
Teratogenicity: No information found
Reproductive Effects: No information found
Mutagenicity: No information found
Neurotoxicity: No information found
Other Studies:

Section 12 - Ecological Information

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: Not regulated as a hazardous material No information available.
Hazard Class:
UN Number:
Packing Group:

Section 15 - Regulatory Information

US FEDERAL

TSCA
     CAS# 7732-18-5 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
     CAS# 68-04-2 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
     CAS# 497-19-8 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
     CAS# 7758-98-7 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
     CAS# 7758-98-7: 10 lb final RQ; 4.54 kg final RQ
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances
     None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
SARA Codes
     CAS # 497-19-8: immediate.
     CAS # 7758-98-7: immediate.
Section 313
     This material contains Cupric sulfate (listed as Copper compounds, n.o.s.), 1.5%, (CAS# 7758-98-7) which is subject to the reporting requirements of Section 313 of SARA Title III and 40 CFR Part 373.
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:
CAS# 7758-98-7 is listed as a Hazardous Substance under the CWA.
     None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority Pollutants under the CWA. CAS# 7758-98-7 is listed as a Toxic Pollutant under the Clean Water Act.
OSHA:
     None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
STATE
     CAS# 7732-18-5 is not present on state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.
     CAS# 68-04-2 is not present on state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.
     CAS# 497-19-8 is not present on state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.
     CAS# 7758-98-7 can be found on the following state right to know lists: California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts.

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:
     XN
Risk Phrases:

     R 22 Harmful if swallowed.

Safety Phrases:

     S 26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of
     water and seek medical advice.
     S 45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice
     immediately (show the label where possible).
     S 28A After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water
     .

WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

     CAS# 7732-18-5: No information available.
     CAS# 68-04-2: 0
     CAS# 497-19-8: 1
     CAS# 7758-98-7: 2
Canada - DSL/NDSL
     CAS# 7732-18-5 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
     CAS# 68-04-2 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
     CAS# 497-19-8 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
     CAS# 7758-98-7 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
     WHMIS: Not available.
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# 497-19-8 is listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.
     CAS# 7758-98-7 is listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 7/09/1999
Revision #4 Date: 3/22/2006

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