SAFETY DATA SHEET

SECTION I – MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION AND USE

Controlled Product  Yes o    NO x

Material Name

Sulfuric Acid Electrolyte

Product Identification No

CO-001, CO-002, CO-003, CO-301, CO-302

Manufacturer’s Name

Arcos Organics / Fisher Scientific

Supplier’s Name

Bascom-Turner Instruments, Inc.

Street Address

One Reagent Lane

Street Address

111 Downey Street

City, State, Zip Code

Fairlawn, NJ 07410

City, State, Zip Code

Norwood, MA 02062

Emergency Tel. No.

201-796-7100

Emergency Tel. No.

891-769-9660

Chemical Name

Sulfuric Acid

Chemical Family

Inorganic strong acid

Chemical Formula

H2SO4 + H2O

Molecular Weight

98

Trade Name & Synonyms:  Hydrogen sulfate, oil of vitriol, vitriol brown oil, matting acid, battery acid

Material Use

Electrolyte in CO sensor

SECTION II – HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS OF MATERIAL

Hazardous Ingredients

Approximate Concentration %

C.A.S. N.A. or

U.N. Numbers

“Exposure limits”

LD50/LC50

Specify Species and Route

 

Sulfuric acid

 

 

 

 

Water

 

 

40 – 50% (by wt.)

 

 

 

 

50 – 60% (by wt.)

 

7664-93-9

 

 

 

1 mg/m3 PEL (OSHA)

1 mg/m3 TWA; 15 mg/m3 IDLH (NIOSH)

3 mg.m3 STEL (ACGIH)

 

Mouse, inhalation LC50=320 mg/m3/2H

Rat, inhalation LC50=510 mg/m3/2H;

Rat, oral LD50=2140 mg/kg.

SECTION III – PHYSICAL DATA FOR MATERIAL

Physical State

Gas o   Liquid x   Solid o

 

Odor & Appearance

Odorless and colorless to brown liquid

Odor Threshold (ppm)

N/A

Specific Gravity

1.840 gr/cm3

Vapor Pressure (mm Hg)

<0.0012 mm Hg

Vapor Density (Air =  1)

1.2 Kg/m3

Evaporation Rate

Slower than ether

Boiling Point (oC)

280 oC @ 760 mm Hg

Freezing Point (oC)

3 oC

Solubility in Water (20oC)

Miscible

% Volatile (by volume)

N.D.

pH

0.3 1N H2SO4 in H2O

 

Coefficient of Water/Oil Distribution: N.D.

 

SECTION IV – FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD OF MATERIAL

Flammability  

Yes o   No X

If yes, under

which conditions: 

Means of Extinction

Use carbon dioxide or dry chemical.  Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.  Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) to prevent contact with thermal decomposition products.

 

Special Procedures

Do not use water directly on fire.  Contact with water can cause violent liberation of heat.

 

Flashpoint (oC) and Method

N/A

Upper Explosion Limit (% by volume)

N/A

Lower Explosion Limit (% by volume)

N/A

Auto Ignition Temp. (oC)

N/A

 

Hazardous Combustion Products

Oxides of sulfur

Explosion Data

Sensitivity to Mechanical Impact N/A

Rate of Burning

N/A

Explosion Power

N/A

Sensitivity to Static Discharge N/A

 

SECTION V – REACTIVITY DATA

Chemical Stability

Yes o   No x

If no, under

which conditions?  Decomposes at 340 oC

Incompatibility to other substances

Yes x   No o

If so, ?              Contact with water, metals, excess heat, combustible materials, organic materials, amines,

Which ones       bases, oxidizers

Reactivity and under what conditions

 

Being added to any incompatible substance.

 

 

 

Hazardous Decomposition Products

 

Oxides of sulfur

 

 

 


Material

Name/Identifier:  Sulfuric Acid Electrolyte

 

 

SECTION VI – TOXICOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF PRODUCT

Route of Entry o

Skin Contact x

Skin Absorption o

Eye Contact x

Inhalation Acute x

Inhalation Chronic o

Ingestion x

Effects of Acute Exposure to Product

Danger!  Harmful if inhaled.  Causes digestive and respiratory tract burns.  Causes digestive and respiratory tract irritation.  Causes severe eye and skin irritation and burns.

 

 

Effects of Chronic Exposure to Product

Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause dermatitis.  Prolonged or repeated inhalation may cause nosebleeds, nasal congestion, erosion of the teeth,  perforation of the nasal septum, chest pain and bronchitis.  Prolonged or repeated eye contact may result in conjunctivitis.

 

 

LD50 of Product (specify species & route)

2140 mg/kg - Rat - Oral

Irritancy of Product

N.D.

Exposure Limits of Product

ACGIH 1 mg/m3 TWA; 3 mg/m3 STEL

NIOSH & OSHA 1mg/m3 TWA

LC50 of Product (specify species)

320 mg/kg -  Mouse – Inhalation

510 mg/kg – Rat - Inhalation

Sensitization of Product

N.D.

Synergistic Materials

N.D.

 

o Carcinogenicity

 

o Reproductive Effects

o Teratogenicity

o Mutagenicity

SECTION VII– PREVENTIVE MEASURES

Personal Protective Equipment

 

Gloves (specify):  Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure.

Respiratory (specify): Follow OSHA regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134

Eye (specify): Wear eyeglasses or goggles as specified in OSHA eye and face regs. In 29CFR 1910.133

Footwear (specify)

Clothing (specify):  Wear appropriate clothing to prevent skin exposure.

Other (specify)

 

Engineering Controls (e.g., ventilation, enclosed process, specify)

Use adequate general or local exhaust ventilation to keep airborne concentrations below permissible exposure limits.

Leak & Spill Procedure

Clean up spills immediately, using appropriate personal protective equipment.  Cover spill with sand, dry lime, or soda ash.

Waste Disposal

Place used sand, lime, or soda ash use to adsorb spill or leak in a closed container for disposal.  Dispose of in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local regulations.

Handling Procedures & Equipment

Wash thoroughly after handling, remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.  Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing.  Keep in a tightly closed container.  Do not allow contact with water.  Use only in a chemical fume hood.

Storage Requirements

Don not store near combustible materials.  Keep container closed when not in use.  Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from alkaline substances and other incompatible substances.

Special Shipping Information

 

SECTION VIII– FIRST AID MEASURES

Skin

Get medical aid immediately.  Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.  SPEEDY ACTION IS CRITICAL!

Eye

Get medical aid immediately.  Do not allow victim to rub or keep eyes closed.  Extensive irrigation is required (at least 30 minutes)

Inhalation

Get medical aid immediately.  Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately.  If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.

Ingestion

Do not induce vomiting.  If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.  Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.

General Advice

 

SECTION IX – PREPARATION DATE OF M.S.D.S.

Additional Information

 

Sources Used:

Fisher Scientific and Boston University MSDS on Sulfuric Acid

Prepared by:

Bascom Turner

Phone No.

781-769-9660

Date:

01-01-2016

 

                                                  N/A – Not Applicable                                          N.D. – Not Determined

 

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