SDS

A listing of SDS's
SAFETY DATA SHEET
Paraformaldehyde 8% Aqueous Solution, EM Grade
1. IDENTIFICATION
Product Identifiers
Product Name:
Paraformaldehyde (formaldehyde) 8% Aqueous Solution
Other Names:
N/A
Product Number(s):
C006
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
GHS08 Health hazard
Muta. 2 H341 Suspected of causing genetic defects.
Carc. 1B H350 May cause cancer.

GHS07
Skin Irrit. 2 H315 Causes skin irritation.
Eye Irrit. 2A H319 Causes serious eye irritation.
Skin Sens. 1 H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction.
Flam. Liq. 4 H227 Combustible liquid.
Label Elements
Signal Words
Danger
Hazard Statement(s)
H315 Causes skin irritation.
H319 Causes serious eye irritation.
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)
P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P304+P340 IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing.
P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P405 Store locked up.
P501 Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
Primary route(s) of entry
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
Human Health
Inhalation:
Not available.
Ingestion:
Not available.
Eyes:
Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Skin:
Wash with plenty of water.
Environment
Not available.
3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Name
CAS No.
Content (w/w)
Classification
Formaldehyde
50-00-0
>2.5-≤10%
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
Immediately call a doctor.
Inhalation
Supply fresh air and to be sure call for a 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. If symptoms persist, consult a doctor.
Other Information
Symptoms of poisoning may even occur after several hours; therefore medical observation for at least 48 hours after the accident.
5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES
Suitable extinguishing equipment
CO₂, extinguishing 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
Not required.
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).
Dispose contaminated material as waste according to item 13.
Ensure adequate ventilation.

Protective Action Criteria for Chemicals
PAC-1: 50-00-0 formaldehyde 0.90 ppm
PAC-2: 50-00-0 formaldehyde 14 ppm
PAC-3: 50-00-0 formaldehyde 56 ppm
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
Keep respiratory protective device available.
Further information about storage conditions: Keep receptacle tightly sealed.
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
Not available.
Personal protective equipment
Eye and face protection
Wear tightly sealed goggles
Skin protection
Wear protective gloves
Body protection
General protective and hygienic measures:
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.
Avoid contact with the eyes and skin.
Respiratory protection
In case of brief exposure or low pollution use respiratory filter device. In case of intensive or longer exposure use respiratory protective device that is independent of circulating air.
9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
General information
Appearance
Clear liquid
Odour
Characteristic
pH
Not determined
Vapour Pressure
23 hPa (17.3 mm Hg) at 20 °C
Density
0.9848 g/cm³ at 20 °C
Boiling Point
>93 °C
Melting Point
Undetermined
Solubility
Fully miscible with water
Specific Gravity of Density
Not available.
Flash Point
>60 °C
Flammable (Explosive) Limits
Not flammable
Ignition Temperature
300 °C; Product is not selfigniting
Formula
Not available.
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Reactivity
No further relevant information available.
Chemical stability
No decomposition if used according to specifications.
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
No further relevant information available.
Eye contact
Irritating effect.
Skin contact
Irritant to skin and mucous membranes.
Sensitisation possible through skin contact.
Ingestion
No further relevant information available.
Inhalation
No further relevant information available.
Toxicity and irritation
50-00-0 formaldehyde Oral LD50 >200 mg/kg (rat)

The product shows the following dangers according to internally approved calculation methods for preparations:
Harmful
Irritant
Carcinogenic
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Ecotoxicity
General notes:
Water hazard class 2 (Self-assessment): hazardous for water
Do not allow product to reach ground water, water course or sewage system.
Danger to drinking water if even small quantities leak into the ground.
Persistence and degradability
No further relevant information available.
Bioaccumulative potential
No further relevant information available.
Other adverse effects
No further relevant information available.
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
General information
Must not be disposed together with household garbage. Do not allow product to reach sewage system. Disposal must be made according to official regulations. Water, if necessary together with cleansing agents.
14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
ADG label required
HAZCHEM
Not available.

UN Number
None
Proper shipping name
Not regulated.
Transport hazard class
Void
Packing group
None.
Environmental hazard
No information available.
Special precautions for users
No information available.
Additional information
No information available.
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
Poisons Schedule Number
Not listed.
Other Information
No further relevant information available.
16. OTHER INFORMATION
SDS preparation date
15 November 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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