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SAFETY DATA SHEET

1. PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

1.1 Product identifiers

Product name

:

Sodium formate

CAS-No.

:

141-53-7

1.2 Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against

Identified uses

: Laboratory chemicals, Manufacture of substances

1.3 Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet

Distributor

: Continental Industries Group, Inc.

 

733

Third Avenue Fl. 20

 

Tel:

212-752-2020

 

New York, NY 10017

 

USA

1.4 Emergency telephone number

Chemtel Phone #

: 1-800-255-3924

International Phone #

: +01-813-248-0585

2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture

Not a hazardous substance or mixture.

2.2 GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements

Not a hazardous substance or mixture.

2.3 Hazards not otherwise classified (HNOC) or not covered by GHS - none

3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

3.1 Substances

 

 

Synonyms

:

Formic acidsodium salt

Formula

:

CHNaO2

Molecular weight

:

68.01 g/mol

CAS-No.

: 141-53-7

EC-No.

:

205-488-0

No components need to be disclosed according to the applicable regulations.

4. FIRST AID MEASURES

4.1 Description of first aid measures

If inhaled

If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration.

In case of skin contact

Wash off with soap and plenty of water.

In case of eye contact

Flush eyes with water as a precaution.

If swallowed

Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water.

4.2 Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

The most important known symptoms and effects are described in the labelling (see section 2.2) and/or in section 11

4.3 Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

No data available

5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

5.1 Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media

Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.

5.2 Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

No data available

5.3 Advice for firefighters

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.

5.4 Further information

No data available

6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas. For personal protection see section 8.

6.2 Environmental precautions

No special environmental precautions required.

6.3 Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up

Sweep up and shovel. Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.

6.4 Reference to other sections

For disposal see section 13.

7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

7.1 Precautions for safe handling

Further processing of solid materials may result in the formation of combustible dusts. The potential for combustible dust formation should be taken into consideration before additional processing occurs.

Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed. For precautions see section 2.2.

7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.

Moisture sensitive. Keep in a dry place.

Storage class (TRGS 510): Non Combustible Solids

7.3 Specific end use(s)

Apart from the uses mentioned in section 1.2 no other specific uses are stipulated

8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

8.1 Control parameters

Components with workplace control parameters

Contains no substances with occupational exposure limit values.

8.2 Exposure controls

Appropriate engineering controls

General industrial hygiene practice.

Personal protective equipment

Eye/face protection

Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).

Skin protection

Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique (without touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices. Wash and dry hands.

Full contact

Material: Nitrile rubber

Minimum layer thickness: 0.11 mm Break through time: 480 min

Material tested:Dermatril® (KCL 740 / Aldrich Z677272, Size M)

Splash contact Material: Nitrile rubber

Minimum layer thickness: 0.11 mm Break through time: 480 min

Material tested:Dermatril® (KCL 740 / Aldrich Z677272, Size M)

data source: KCL GmbH, D-36124 Eichenzell, phone +49 (0)6659 87300, e-mail sales@kcl.de, test method: EN374

If used in solution, or mixed with other substances, and under conditions which differ from EN 374, contact the supplier of the CE approved gloves. This recommendation is advisory only and must be evaluated by an industrial hygienist and safety officer familiar with the specific situation of anticipated use by our customers. It should not be construed as offering an approval for any specific use scenario.

Body Protection

Choose body protection in relation to its type, to the concentration and amount of dangerous substances, and to the specific work-place., The type of protective equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace.

Respiratory protection

Respiratory protection is not required. Where protection from nuisance levels of dusts are desired, use type N95 (US) or type P1 (EN 143) dust masks. Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU).

Control of environmental exposure

No special environmental precautions required.

9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

9.1 Information on basic physical and chemical properties

a)

Appearance

Form: crystalline, powder

 

 

Colour: colourless

b)

Odour

No data available

c)

Odour Threshold

No data available

d)

pH

No data available

e)

Melting point/freezing

Melting point/range: 259 - 262 °C (498 - 504 °F)

 

point

 

f)

Initial boiling point and

> 300 °C (> 572 °F)

 

boiling range

 

g)

Flash point

No data available

h)

Evaporation rate

No data available

i)

Flammability (solid, gas)

No data available

j)

Upper/lower

No data available

 

flammability or

 

 

explosive limits

 

k)

Vapour pressure

No data available

l)

Vapour density

No data available

m)

Relative density

No data available

n)

Water solubility

550 g/l at 2 °C (36 °F) - completely soluble

o)

Partition coefficient: n-

No data available

 

octanol/water

 

p)

Auto-ignition

No data available

 

temperature

 

q)

Decomposition

No data available

 

temperature

 

r)

Viscosity

No data available

s)

Explosive properties

No data available

t)

Oxidizing properties

No data available

9.2 Other safety information

No data available

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

10.1 Reactivity

No data available

10.2 Chemical stability

Stable under recommended storage conditions.

10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions

No data available

10.4 Conditions to avoid

No data available

10.5 Incompatible materials

Strong oxidizing agents, Strong acids

10.6 Hazardous decomposition products

Other decomposition products - No data available In the event of fire: see section 5

11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

11.1 Information on toxicological effects

Acute toxicity

LD50 Oral - Mouse - 11,200 mg/kg LD50 Inhalation - Rat - 4 h - 670 mg/m3 Dermal: No data available

No data available

Skin corrosion/irritation

Skin - Rabbit

Result: No skin irritation (OECD Test Guideline 404)

Serious eye damage/eye irritation

Eyes - Rabbit

Result: No eye irritation (OECD Test Guideline 405)

Respiratory or skin sensitisation

No data available

Germ cell mutagenicity

No data available

Carcinogenicity

IARC:

No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as

 

probable, possible or confirmed human carcinogen by IARC.

ACGIH:

No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as a

 

carcinogen or potential carcinogen by ACGIH.

NTP:

No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as a

 

known or anticipated carcinogen by NTP.

OSHA:

No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as a

 

carcinogen or potential carcinogen by OSHA.

Reproductive toxicity

No data available

No data available

Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure

No data available

Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure

No data available

Aspiration hazard

No data available

Additional Information

RTECS: LR0350000

To the best of our knowledge, the chemical, physical, and toxicological properties have not been thoroughly investigated.

12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

12.1 Toxicity

 

Toxicity to fish

LC50 - Pimephales promelas (fathead minnow) - > 954 mg/l - 96 h

Toxicity to daphnia and

EC0 - Daphnia magna (Water flea) - > 1,000 mg/l - 24 h

other aquatic

 

invertebrates

 

 

EC50 - Daphnia magna (Water flea) - 1,070 mg/l - 48 h

Toxicity to algae

EC50 - Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata (green algae) - 790 mg/l - 96 h

12.2 Persistence and degradability

Biodegradability

aerobic - Exposure time 28 d

 

Result: 99.6 % - Readily biodegradable.

 

(Directive 67/548/EEC Annex V, C.4.A.)

 

Zahn-Wellens Test - Exposure time 7 d

 

Result: 100 % - Readily biodegradable.

12.3 Bioaccumulative potential

No data available

12.4 Mobility in soil

No data available

12.5 Results of PBT and vPvB assessment

PBT/vPvB assessment not available as chemical safety assessment not required/not conducted

12.6 Other adverse effects

No data available

13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

13.1 Waste treatment methods

Product

Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company.

Contaminated packaging

Dispose of as unused product.

14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

DOT (US)

Not dangerous goods

IMDG

Not dangerous goods

IATA

Not dangerous goods

15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

SARA 302 Components

No chemicals in this material are subject to the reporting requirements of SARA Title III, Section 302.

SARA 313 Components

This material does not contain any chemical components with known CAS numbers that exceed the threshold (De Minimis) reporting levels established by SARA Title III, Section 313.

SARA 311/312 Hazards

No SARA Hazards

Massachusetts Right To Know Components

No components are subject to the Massachusetts Right to Know Act.

Pennsylvania Right To Know Components

 

 

 

CAS-No.

Revision Date

Sodium formate

141-53-7

 

New Jersey Right To Know Components

 

 

 

CAS-No.

Revision Date

Sodium formate

141-53-7

 

California Prop. 65 Components

This product does not contain any chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or any other reproductive harm.

16. OTHER INFORMATION

 

HMIS Rating

 

Health hazard:

0

Chronic Health Hazard:

 

Flammability:

0

Physical Hazard

0

NFPA Rating

 

Health hazard:

0

Fire Hazard:

0

Reactivity Hazard:

0

Further information

The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. Continental Industries Group, Inc. shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.