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SAFETY DATA SHEET
Paraformaldehyde 32% Solution, EM Grade
1. IDENTIFICATION
Product Identifiers
Product Name:
Paraformaldehyde 32% Solution, EM Grade
Other Names:
N/A
Product Number(s):
EMS15714, EMS15714-S
CAS Number:
-
Recommended use of the chemical and restriction on use
Laboratory chemicals
Company Details
ProSciTech Pty Ltd
11 Carlton Street
KIRWAN QLD 4817
Australia

(07) 4773 9444
www.proscitech.com
Emergency Contact Details
ProSciTech Pty Ltd
11 Carlton Street
KIRWAN QLD 4817
Australia

(07) 4773 9444
www.proscitech.com
2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS06 Skull and crossbones
Acute Tox. 3 H311 Toxic in contact with skin.
Acute Tox. 3 H331 Toxic if inhaled
GHS08 Health hazard
Muta. 2 H341 Suspected of causing genetic defects.
Carc. 1B H350 May cause cancer.
GHS05 Corrosion
Skin Corr. 1B H314 Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Eye Dam. 1 H318 Causes serious eye damage.
GHS07
Acute Tox. 4 H302 Harmful if swallowed.
Skin Sens. 1 H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction.
Flam. Liq. 4 H227 Combustible liquid
Label Elements
Signal Words
Danger
Hazard Statement(s)
H302 Harmful if swallowed.
H311+H331 Toxic in contact with skin or if inhaled.
H314 Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction.
H341 Suspected of causing genetic defects.
H350 May cause cancer.
H335 May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statement(s)
P260 Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
P303+P361+P353 IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/
shower.
P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if
present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P310 Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor.
P405 Store locked up.
P501 Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international
regulations.
Primary route(s) of entry
Not available.
Human Health
Inhalation:
Not available.
Ingestion:
Not available.
Eyes:
Not available.
Skin:
Not available.
Environment
Not available.
3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Name
CAS No.
Content (w/w)
Classification
Formaldehyde
50-00-0
25-50%
Acute Tox. 3, H301; Acute Tox. 3, H311; Acute Tox. 3, H331; Muta. 2,H341; Carc. 1B, H350; Skin Corr. 1B, H314; Skin Sens. 1, H317
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Ingestion
Call for a doctor immediately.
Drink plenty of water and provide fresh air. Call for a doctor immediately.
Inhalation
Supply fresh air or oxygen; call for doctor.
In case of unconsciousness place patient stably in side position for transportation.
Skin Contact
Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly.
Eye Contact
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then consult a doctor.
Other Information
Immediately remove any clothing soiled by the product.
Symptoms of poisoning may even occur after several hours; therefore medical observation for at least 48 hours
after the accident.
Remove breathing equipment only after contaminated clothing have been completely removed.
In case of irregular breathing or respiratory arrest provide artificial respiration.
5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES
Suitable extinguishing equipment
CO₂, powder or water spray. Fight larger fires with water spray or alcohol resistant foam.
HAZCHEM
Not available.
Special protective equipment and precautions for fire fighters
Mouth respiratory protective device.
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Wear protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away
Environmental precautions
Dilute with plenty of water.
Do not allow to enter sewers/ surface or ground water.
Methods and materials for containment and clean up
Absorb with liquid-binding material (sand, diatomite, acid binders, universal binders, sawdust).
Use neutralising agent.
Dispose contaminated material as waste according to item 13.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Precautions for safe handling
Ensure good ventilation/exhaustion at the workplace.
Open and handle receptacle with care.
Prevent formation of aerosols.
Conditions for safe storage
Protect from heat.
Keep respiratory protective device available.
Keep container tightly sealed.
Protect from heat and direct sunlight
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Exposure Standards
Material
TWA ppm
TWA mg/m3
STEL ppm
STEL mg/m3
50-00-0 Formaldehyde
2 ppm
2.5 mg/m³
2 ppm
2.5 mg/m³
Engineering controls
Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
Immediately remove all soiled and contaminated clothing
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
Store protective clothing separately.
Personal protective equipment
Eye and face protection
Avoid contact with the eyes.Wear tightly sealed goggles
Skin protection
Avoid contact with the skin.Wear protective gloves
Body protection
Not available.
Respiratory protection
Not available.
9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
General information
Appearance
Clear liquid
Odour
Characteristic
pH
2.8 at 20 °C
Vapour Pressure
23 hPa at 20 °C
Density
0.9392 g/cm³ at 20 °C
Boiling Point
> 93 °C
Melting Point
Undetermined.
Solubility
Fully miscible in water
Specific Gravity of Density
Not available.
Flash Point
> 60 °C
Flammable (Explosive) Limits
Not applicable. Product is not selfigniting.
Explosion limits:
Lower: 7.0 Vol %
Upper: 73.0 Vol %
Ignition Temperature
300 °C
Formula
Not available.
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Reactivity
No further relevant information available.
Chemical stability
Stable under normal conditions of use.
Possibility of hazardous reactions
No dangerous reactions known.
Conditions to avoid
No decomposition if used according to specifications.
Incompatible materials
No further relevant information available.
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects
Harmful if swallowed.
Toxic in contact with skin or if inhaled.LD/LC50 values relevant for classification:
50-00-0 formaldehyde
Oral LD50 >200 mg/kg (rat)
Eye contact
Causes serious eye damage.
Skin contact
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Ingestion
No further relevant information available.
Inhalation
May cause an allergic skin reaction.
Toxicity and irritation
Germ cell mutagenicity: Suspected of causing genetic defects.
May cause cancer.
STOT-single exposure
May cause respiratory irritation.
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Ecotoxicity
No further relevant information available.
Persistence and degradability
No further relevant information available.
Bioaccumulative potential
No further relevant information available.
Other adverse effects
Water hazard class 2 (German Regulation) (Self-assessment): hazardous for water
Do not allow product to reach ground water, water course or sewage system.
Must not reach sewage water or drainage ditch undiluted or unneutralised.
Danger to drinking water if even small quantities leak into the ground.
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
General information
Must not be disposed together with household garbage. Do not allow product to reach sewage system.
· Recommendation: Disposal must be made according to official regulations.
· Recommended cleansing agents: Water, if necessary together with cleansing agents.
14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
ADG label required
HAZCHEM
Not available.

UN Number
UN2209
Proper shipping name
2209 FORMALDEHYDE SOLUTION
Transport hazard class
8
Packing group
III
Environmental hazard
Not applicable.
Special precautions for users
Warning: Corrosive substances.
Additional information
Danger code (Kemler): 80
EMS Number: F-A,S-B
Stowage Category AADR
· Limited quantities (LQ) 5L
· Excepted quantities (EQ) Code: E1
Maximum net quantity per inner packaging: 30 mL
Maximum net quantity per outer packaging: 1000 mL
· Transport category 3
· Tunnel restriction code E
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
Poisons Schedule Number
Not listed.
Other Information
Named dangerous substances - ANNEX I formaldehyde
· Seveso category H2 ACUTE TOXIC
· Qualifying quantity (tonnes) for the application of lower-tier requirements 50 t
· Qualifying quantity (tonnes) for the application of upper-tier requirements 200 t
16. OTHER INFORMATION
SDS preparation date
5 June 2018
Comments
This information is based on our present knowledge. However, this shall not constitute a guarantee for any specific product features and shall not establish a legally valid contractual relationship.
This Safety Data Sheet (SDS) has been prepared in compliance with the Preparation of Safety Data Sheets for Hazardous Chemicals Code of Practice February 2016. It is the user's responsibility to determine the suitability of this information for adoption of necessary safety precautions. The information published in this SDS has been compiled from the publications listed in Section 16: to the best of our ability and knowledge these publications are considered accurate. We reserve the right to revise Safety Data Sheets as new information becomes available. Copies may be made for non-profit use.

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