Material Safety Data Sheet
Glutaraldehyde Solutions

ACC# 10421
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Glutaraldehyde Solutions
Catalog Numbers: AC410960000, AC410960030, AC410965000, BP2547-1, G151-1, NC9228868, NC9368586, NC9714828, NC9984657
Glutaraldehyde; 1,5 -Pentanedial; Glutaral; Glutaric dialdehyde.
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
111-30-8 Glutaraldehyde 50 203-856-5
7732-18-5 Water 50 231-791-2

Section 3 - Hazards Identification


Appearance: clear, colorless liquid.
Danger! Causes eye and skin burns. Causes digestive and respiratory tract burns. May cause allergic respiratory and skin reaction. Harmful if swallowed, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin. Aspiration hazard if swallowed. Can enter lungs and cause damage. Dangerous for the environment.
Target Organs: Central nervous system, lungs, respiratory system, eyes, skin.

Potential Health Effects
Eye: Causes eye irritation and burns. May cause permanent visual impairment. May cause chemical conjunctivitis and corneal damage.
Skin: May cause skin sensitization, an allergic reaction, which becomes evident upon re-exposure to this material. May cause hives. Causes skin irritation and burns. May cause staining of the hands (brownish or tan).
Ingestion: Harmful if swallowed. Causes gastrointestinal tract burns. May cause central nervous system depression, characterized by excitement, followed by headache, dizziness, drowsiness, and nausea. Advanced stages may cause collapse, unconsciousness, coma and possible death due to respiratory failure. Possible aspiration hazard. May cause lung damage.
Inhalation: Harmful if inhaled. Causes chemical burns to the respiratory tract. May cause asthma and shortness of breath. May cause nausea, dizziness, and headache.
Chronic: Effects may be delayed. Repeated or prolonged exposure may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.

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 imme diately.
Skin: Get medical aid immediately. Immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse. Destroy contaminated shoes.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Get medical aid immediately. Call a poison control center. Do not give anything by mouth. Oral toxicity of Glutaraldehyde increases with dilution. Drinking water following ingestion of concentrated Glutaraldehyde solutions can enhance the toxicity.
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: If breathing has ceased apply artificial respiration using oxygen and a suitable mechanical device such as a bag and a mask. As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion.
Extinguishing Media: Use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or appropriate foam.
Flash Point: Not available.
Autoignition Temperature: Not available.
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 3; Flammability: 1; Instability: 1

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures

General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Avoid runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to waterways. Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Absorb spill using an absorbent, non-combustible material such as earth, sand, or vermiculite. Do not use combustible materials such as sawdust. Provide ventilation.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage

Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Use only with adequate ventilation. Avoid breathing vapor.
Storage: Keep container closed when not in use. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Refrigeration has been recommended.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection

Engineering Controls: Use process enclosure, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to control airborne levels below recommended exposure limits. Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Glutaraldehyde 0.05 ppm Ceiling (activated and inactivated) none listed none listed
Water none listed none listed none listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: Glutaraldehyde: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical. Water: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: Wear chemical splash goggles and face shield.
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, colorless
Odor: sharp odor - fruity odor - medicinal odor
pH: 3.1 - 4.5
Vapor Pressure: 15 mm Hg @ 20 deg C
Vapor Density: 1.05 (air=1)
Evaporation Rate:0.93 (BuAc =1)
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 101 deg C
Freezing/Melting Point:-21 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Solubility: Soluble.
Specific Gravity/Density:1.13 g/cm3
Molecular Formula:C5H8O2
Molecular Weight:100.12

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid: Exposure to air, excess heat.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Strong oxidizing agents, strong bases, Note: [ Alkaline solutions of glutaraldehyde (i.e., activated glutaraldehyde) react with alcohol, ketones, amines, hydrazines and proteins.].
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

CAS# 111-30-8: MA2450000      
CAS# 7732-18-5: ZC0110000
CAS# 111-30-8:
     Draize test, rabbit, eye: 1 mg Severe;
     Draize test, rabbit, eye: 250 ug/24H Severe;
     Draize test, rabbit, skin: 2 mg/24H Severe;
     Inhalation, rat: LC50 = 480 mg/m3/4H;
     Oral, mouse: LD50 = 100 mg/kg;
     Oral, mouse: LD50 = 231 mg/kg;
     Oral, rat: LD50 = 134 mg/kg;
     Oral, rat: LD50 = 140 mg/kg;
     Skin, rabbit: LD50 = 560 uL/kg;
     Skin, rat: LD50 = >2500 mg/kg;

CAS# 7732-18-5:
     Oral, rat: LD50 = >90 mL/kg;

CAS# 111-30-8: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.
CAS# 7732-18-5: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.

Epidemiology: No information found
Teratogenicity: See actual entry in RTECS for complete information.
Reproductive Effects: TDLo - Lowest published toxic dose(Oral, rat) = 875 mg/kg; Paternal Effects - testes, epididymis, sperm duct, prostate, seminal vesicle, Cowper's gland, accessory glands.TDLo - Lowest published toxic dose(Oral,rat) = 4370 mg/kg; Maternal Effects - uterus, cervix, vagina.
Mutagenicity: Mutation in microorganisms(Salmonella typhimurium)=150 ug/plateMutation in microorganisms(Escherichia coli)= 62500ng/plate.
Neurotoxicity: No information found
Other Studies:

Section 12 - Ecological Information

Ecotoxicity: Bacteria: Phytobacterium phosphoreum: EC50 = 76.0 mg/L; 5 minutes; Microtox test

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

Hazard Class: 6.1 6.1
UN Number: UN2927 UN2810
Packing Group: II III

Section 15 - Regulatory Information


     CAS# 111-30-8 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
     CAS# 7732-18-5 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 # 111-30-8: 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.
     None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
     CAS# 111-30-8 can be found on the following state right to know lists: California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Massachusetts.
     CAS# 7732-18-5 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:
     T N
Risk Phrases:

     R 23/25 Toxic by inhalation and if swallowed.
     R 34 Causes burns.
     R 42/43 May cause sensitization by inhalation and skin contact.
     R 50 Very toxic to aquatic organisms.

Safety Phrases:

     S 26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of
     water and seek medical advice.
     S 36/37/39 Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face pr
     S 45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice
     immediately (show the label where possible).
     S 61 Avoid release to the environment. Refer to special instructions
     /safety data sheets.

WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

     CAS# 111-30-8: 2
     CAS# 7732-18-5: No information available.
Canada - DSL/NDSL
     CAS# 111-30-8 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
     CAS# 7732-18-5 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
     This product has a WHMIS classification of D1B, D2A, D2B, 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# 111-30-8 is listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 6/07/1999
Revision #8 Date: 1/29/2008

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