Benzalkonium Chloride MSDS

ALKYLBENZYLDIMETHYLAMMONIUM CHLORIDE 50% SOLN. AQU




SECTION I - Product Identification



PRODUCT NAME: ALKYLBENZYLDIMETHYLAMMONIUM CHLORIDE 50% SOLN. AQU

FORMULA: APPROX. 40% C12, 50% C14, 10% C16)

FORMULA WT: 358.00

CAS NO.:

COMMON SYNONYMS: BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE; QUARTERNARY AMMONIUM COMPD



Precautionary Labeling



HEALTH - 3

FLAMMABILITY - 2

REACTIVITY - 0



SECTION II - Hazardous Components



Combustible liquid



SECTION III - Physical Data



BOILING POINT: 173-212F VAPOR PRESSURE @ 20C (MM HG): 44

MELTING POINT: 15F VAPOR DENSITY (AIR=1): *

SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 0.96 EVAPORATION RATE: Slow

(H2O=1) (BUTYL ACETATE=1)

SOLUBILITY(H2O): Complete PERCENT VOLATILES BY VOLUME: 50

APPEARANCE & ODOR: Mild amine odor pale yellow liquid



SECTION IV - Fire and Explosion Hazard Data



FLASH POINT: 105F PMCC

FLAMMABLE LIMITS: Upper - 19.0 % Lower - 3.3 %

FIRE EXTINGUISHING MEDIA Water fog, dry chemical, "alcohol" foam, co2; water spray to cool exposed containers

SPECIAL FIRE-FIGHTING PROCEDURES Must wear msha/niosh approved breathing mask

UNUSUAL FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS Explosive mixtures can form with air; see section 10



SECTION V - Health Hazard Data



THRESHOLD LIMIT VALUE (TLV/TWA): None established

TOXICITY: orl-rat ld50: 455 +/- 10 mg/kg

orl-rbt ld50: 496 +/- 70 mg/kg

ivn-rat ld50: 31 +/- 2.4Mg/kg

EFFECTS OF OVEREXPOSURE Corrosive - contact can severely irritate skin and damage eyes. Vapor causes irritation of mucous membranes, respiratory paralysis. Harmful or fatal if swallowed. Alcohol increases toxic effects.

EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES Eyes: flush with water for 15 minutes; get medical attention skin: wash with soap/water; get medical assistance inhalation: remove to fresh air; get medical attention ingestion: get medical attention



SECTION VI - Reactivity Data



STABILITY: Unstable

CONDITIONS TO AVOID:

INCOMPATIBILES: Oxidizers, reducing agents; mixtures can be explosive

DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: COX, NOX, HCL FUMES



SECTION VII - Spill and Disposal Procedures



STEPS TO BE TAKEN IN THE EVENT OF A SPILL OR DISCHARGE Take up on absorbent and containerize.



SECTION VIII - Protective Equipment



Explosion-proof exhaust ventilation. Wear msha/niosh approved respirator where vapor is concentrated. Protect eyes and skin with safety goggles and impervious gloves rubber apron recommended



SECTION IX - Storage and Handling Precautions



Keep containers tightly closed. Store in a well ventilated area above 40f. Ground all containers prior to pouring. Exposure to high vapor concentration can occur when transferring material from one container to another.



SECTION X - Transportation Data and Additional Information



* VAPOR DENSITY (AIR=1): Heavier



(TM) and (R) : Registered Trademarks

N/A = Not Applicable OR Not Available

The information published in this Material Safety Data Sheet has been compiled from our experience and data presented in various technical publications. It is the user's responsibility to determine the suitability of this information for adoption of necessary safety precautions. We reserve the right to revise Material Safety Data Sheets periodically as new information becomes available.

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