SDS

A listing of SDS's
SAFETY DATA SHEET
Paraformaldehyde
1. IDENTIFICATION
Product Identifiers
Product Name:
Paraformaldehyde
Other Names:
Prills, Formaldehyde
Product Number(s):
C007
CAS Number:
-
Recommended use of the chemical and restriction on use
Laboratory use.
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
GHS02 flame
Flam. Sol. 2 H228 Flammable solid.
GHS08 health hazard
Resp. Sens. 1 H334 May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled.
Muta. 2 H341 Suspected of causing genetic defects.
Carc. 1B H350 May cause cancer.
GHS05 corrosion
Skin Corr. 1C H314 Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Eye Dam. 1 H318 Causes serious eye damage.
GHS07
Acute Tox. 4 H302 Harmful if swallowed.
Acute Tox. 4 H332 Harmful if inhaled.
Skin Sens. 1 H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction.
STOT SE 3 H335 May cause respiratory irritation.
Label Elements
Signal Words
Danger
Hazard Statement(s)
H228 Flammable solid.
H302+H332 Harmful if swallowed or if inhaled.
H314 Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
H334 May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled.
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)
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.
P321 Specific treatment (see on this label).
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:
Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse
Ingestion:
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
Call a POISON CENTER/doctor if you feel unwell
Eyes:
Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes
Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor
Skin:
Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor.
Environment
No further relevant information available.
3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Name
CAS No.
Content (w/w)
Classification
Paraformaldehyde
30525-89-4
50-100%
Flam. Sol. 2, H228; Resp. Sens. 1, H334; Acute Tox. 4, H302; Skin Irrit.2, H315; Eye Irrit. 2, H319; STOT SE 3, H335
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
Call for a doctor immediately.
Drink plenty of water and provide fresh air. Call for a doctor immediately.
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. 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.
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
Keep ignition sources away - Do not smoke.
Protect from heat. Protect against electrostatic charges.
Keep respiratory protective device available. Mouth respiratory protective device.
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Wear protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away.
Environmental precautions
Inform respective authorities in case of seepage into water course or sewage system. Do not allow to enter sewers/ surface or ground water.
Methods and materials for containment and clean up
Use neutralising agent. Dispose contaminated material as waste according to item 13. Ensure adequate ventilation.
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Precautions for safe handling
Thorough dedusting.
Ensure good ventilation/exhaustion at the workplace.
Open and handle receptacle with care.
Prevent formation of dust.
Conditions for safe storage
Store in a cool location.
Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed receptacles.
Protect from heat and direct sunlight.
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Exposure Standards
Engineering controls
No information available.
Personal protective equipment
Eye and face protection
Tightly sealed goggles are recommended.
Skin protection
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.
Avoid contact with the eyes and skin
Body protection
The selection of the suitable gloves does not only depend on the material, but also on further marks of quality and varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. As the product is a preparation of several substances, the resistance of the glove material can not be calculated in advance and has therefore to be checked prior to the application.
Respiratory protection
In case of brief exposure or low pollution use respiratory filter device. In case of intensive or longer exposure use self-contained respiratory protective device.
9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
General information
Appearance
White solid
Odour
Pungent
pH
4
Vapour Pressure
Not available.
Density
1.46 g/cm³
Boiling Point
Undetermined.
Melting Point
120 °C
Solubility
Insoluble.
Specific Gravity of Density
Not available.
Flash Point
70 °C
Flammable (Explosive) Limits
Lower: 7 Vol %
Upper: 73 Vol %
Ignition Temperature
300 °C
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 further relevant information available.
Incompatible materials
No further relevant information available.
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects
LD/LC50 values relevant for classification
30525-89-4 Paraformaldehyde Oral LD50 800 mg/kg (Rat)
Dermal LD50 10000 mg/kg (rabbit)
Inhalative LC50/4 h 1070 mg/l (Rat) 50-00-0 formaldehyde
Oral LD50 >200 mg/kg (rat)
Eye contact
Strong caustic effect
Strong irritant with the danger of severe eye injury.
Skin contact
Strong caustic effect on skin and mucous membranes.
Ingestion
Swallowing will lead to a strong caustic effect on mouth and throat and to the danger of perforation of esophagus and stomach.
Inhalation
Sensitisation possible through inhalation.
Sensitisation possible through skin contact.
Toxicity and irritation
Carcinogenic
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 1 (German Regulation) (Self-assessment): slightly hazardous for water
Do not allow undiluted product or large quantities of it to reach ground water, water course or sewage system. Must not reach sewage water or drainage ditch undiluted or unneutralised.
Harmful to aquatic organisms
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
General information
Waste treatment methods
Recommendation
Must not be disposed together with household garbage. Do not allow product to reach sewage system. ·
Uncleaned packaging: · Recommendation: Disposal must be made according to official regulations
14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
ADG label required
HAZCHEM
Not available.

UN Number
UN2213
Proper shipping name
2213 PARAFORMALDEHYDE
Transport hazard class
4
Packing group
PG III
Environmental hazard
Not applicable.
Special precautions for users
Warning: Flammable solids, self-reactive substances and solid desensitised explosives.
Additional information
ADR
· Limited quantities (LQ) 5 kg
· Excepted quantities (EQ) Code: E1
Maximum net quantity per inner packaging: 30 g
Maximum net quantity per outer packaging: 1000 g
· Transport category 3
· Tunnel restriction code E
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
Poisons Schedule Number
No information available.
Other Information
No further relevant information available.
16. OTHER INFORMATION
SDS preparation date
4 April 2017
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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