Material Safety Data Sheet

ACC# 96668
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification
MSDS Name: Melamine
Catalog Numbers: AC125350000, AC125350010, AC125350025, AC125350050, AC220480000, AC220480050 AC220480050, AC220481000, AC220485000
2,4,6-Triamino-s-triazine; Aero; Cyanuramide; Cyanurotriamide; Cyanurotriamine; Cymel.
Company Identification:

              Acros Organics N.V.
              One Reagent Lane
              Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
For information in North America, call: 800-ACROS-01
For emergencies in the US, call CHEMTREC: 800-424-9300

Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
108-78-1 Melamine 99 203-615-4

Section 3 - Hazards Identification


Appearance: white crystalline powder.
Warning! Risk of explosion if heated under confinement. Harmful if absorbed through skin or if inhaled. May cause eye, skin, and respiratory tract irritation.
Target Organs: No data found.

Potential Health Effects
Eye: Causes mild eye irritation. Causes redness and pain.
Skin: May cause skin irritation. Harmful if absorbed through the skin. May cause dermatitis.
Ingestion: May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May be harmful if swallowed.
Inhalation: May cause respiratory tract irritation. Harmful if inhaled. Inhalation of decomposition products may cause severe injury or death.
Chronic: This substance has caused adverse reproductive and fetal effects in laboratory animals.

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: 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. Wash clothing before reuse.
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: 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. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. This material in sufficient quantity and reduced particle size is capable of creating a dust explosion. Risk of explosion if heated under confinement.
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: 2; 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. 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. Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Wash clothing before reuse.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place. Keep container closed when not in use.

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
Melamine none listed none listed none listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: Melamine: 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 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: Crystalline powder
Appearance: fine - white
Odor: None reported.
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: 50 mm Hg @ 315 C
Vapor Density: 4.34
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: sublimes
Freezing/Melting Point:< 250 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Solubility: Slightly soluble in water.
Specific Gravity/Density:1.57 g/cm3 @ 20C
Molecular Formula:C3H6N6
Molecular Weight:126.12

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures. When heated to decompostion cyanide fumes are released. Risk of explosion if heated under confinement.
Conditions to Avoid: Dust generation, excess heat, temperatures above 300C.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Strong oxidizing agents, strong acids.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, cyanide fumes.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

CAS# 108-78-1: OS0700000
CAS# 108-78-1:
     Draize test, rabbit, eye: 500 mg/24H Mild;
     Inhalation, rat: LC50 = 3248 mg/m3;
     Oral, mouse: LD50 = 3296 mg/kg;
     Oral, rat: LD50 = 3161 mg/kg;
     Skin, rabbit: LD50 = >1 gm/kg;

CAS# 108-78-1: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.

Epidemiology: No information available.
Teratogenicity: No information available.
Reproductive Effects: No information available.
Mutagenicity: No information available.
Neurotoxicity: No information available.
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

Shipping Name: TOXIC SOLID, ORGANIC, N.O.S. (Melamine) TOXIC SOLID, ORGANIC, N.O.S. (Melamine)
Hazard Class: 6.1 6.1
UN Number: UN2811 UN2811
Packing Group: III III

Section 15 - Regulatory Information


     CAS# 108-78-1 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.
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# 108-78-1 can be found on the following state right to know lists: 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:
Risk Phrases:

     R 20/21 Harmful by inhalation and in contact with skin.
     R 44 Risk of explosion if heated under confinement.

Safety Phrases:

     S 36/37 Wear suitable protective clothing and gloves.

WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

     CAS# 108-78-1: 1
Canada - DSL/NDSL
     CAS# 108-78-1 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
     This product has a WHMIS classification of D2B, D1B.
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# 108-78-1 is listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 10/23/1998
Revision #4 Date: 2/12/2007

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