SAFETY DATA SHEET

SECTION I – MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION AND USE

Controlled Product  Yes o    NO x

Material Name

Silica Filter Material

Product Identification No

FF-105, WF-405

Manufacturer’s Name

Sphinx Adsorbents, Inc.

Supplier’s Name

Bascom-Turner Instruments, Inc.

Street Address

53 Progress Avenue

Street Address

111 Downey Street

City, State, Zip Code

Springfield, MA 01104

City, State, Zip Code

Norwood, MA 02062

Emergency Tel. No.

413-734-2107

Emergency Tel. No.

781-769-9660

Chemical Name

Synthetic amorphous silica

Chemical Family

Silica

Chemical Formula

SiO2.xH2O

Molecular Weight

N/A

Trade Name & Synonyms

Granular beaded silica gel, Silica gel

Material Use

Air filter material

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

 

Silica gel

 

 

 

 

Quartz

 

 

85 – 95%

 

 

 

 

<1%

 

63231-67-4

 

 

 

 

14808-60-7

 

ACGIH: 10 mg/m3

OSHA Vacated PEL:

6 mg/m3

 

 

LD50 (mice)>8,000 mg/kg (test limit)

LD50 (rats) >4,500 mg/kg (test limit)

Oral administration.

SECTION III – PHYSICAL DATA FOR MATERIAL

Physical State

Gas o   Liquid o   Solid x

 

Odor & Appearance

Odorless white spheres and large particles

Odor Threshold (ppm)

N/A

Specific Gravity

N/A

Vapor Pressure (mm)

Negligible

Vapor Density (Air =  1)

N/A

Evaporation Rate

N/A

Boiling Point (oC)

N/A

Freezing Point (oC)

1000 oC

Solubility in Water (20oC)

Insoluble

% Volatile (by volume)

Non-volatile

pH

N/A

 

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

N/A

 

Special Procedures

N/A

 

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

N/A

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 x   No o

If no, under

which conditions?

Incompatibility to other substances

Yes x   No o

If so,

Which ones?  Reacts with HF

Reactivity and under what conditions

 

N.D.

 

 

 

Hazardous Decomposition Products

 

N.D.

 

 

 

 


Material

Name/Identifier: Silica Filter Material

 

SECTION VI – TOXICOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF PRODUCT

Route of Entry o

Skin Contact x

Skin Absorption o

Eye Contact x

Inhalation Acute x

Inhalation Chronic x

Ingestion x

Effects of Acute Exposure to Product

Dust may cause mechanical irritation to skin and eyes.  Dust is irritating to the respiratory tract.  May cause irritation to the digestive tract.

 

 

Effects of Chronic Exposure to Product

Prolonged exposure to respirable crystalline quartz may cause delayed lung injury / fibrosis (silicosis).

 

LD50 of Product (specify species & route) N.D.

Irritancy of Product N.D.

Exposure Limits of Product   N.D.

 

LC50 of Product (specify species)  N.D.

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 respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134

Eye (specify): Wear appropriate eyeglasses or safety goggles as per OSHA in 29CFR 1910.133

Footwear (specify)

Clothing (specify): Wear appropriate clothing to minimize exposure to skin

Other (specify)

 

Engineering Controls (e.g., ventilation, enclosed process, specify): Use adequate general or local exhaust ventilation to keep airborne concentrations below permissible limits.

 

Leak & Spill Procedure: Use proper personal protective equipment and vacuum or sweep up material.  Avoid generating dusty conditions.

 

Waste Disposal: Place in a suitable container which will avoid blowing of dust.  Dispose in an approved landfill according to federal, state and local regulations.

 

Handling Procedures & Equipment: Keep sealed in filters.  If filter containing material is opened, open in a well ventilated area.  Minimize dust generation and accumulation.  Avoid generating dusty conditions.

 

Storage Requirements: Keep sealed in filters.

 

Special Shipping Information: None

 

SECTION VIII– FIRST AID MEASURES

Skin:  Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.  Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists.

 

Eye:  Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids. Get medical aid.

 

Inhalation:  Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately.  If not breathing, give artificial respiration.  If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.  Get medical aid.

Ingestion:  Treat symptomatically and supportively.  Get medical aid. 

 

General Advice

 

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

Additional Information

 

Sources Used:  MSDS sheets of Sphinx Adsorbents, Inc., Fisher Scientific,  and Fibre Glast Developments, Corp.

 

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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