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Section 1 - Chemical Product
  MSDS Name: Sodium tetraborate anhydrous Material Safety Data Sheet
Synonym:Borax, fused


Section 2 - COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
 
name:Sodium tetraborate, anhydrous
CAS:1330-43-4
content:>99
EINECS:215-540-4

Hazard Symbols: None Listed.
Risk Phrases: None Listed.



Section 3 - HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
  EMERGENCY OVERVIEW
Hygroscopic (absorbs moisture from the air).
Potential Health Effects
Eye:
May cause eye irritation.
Skin:
May cause skin irritation.
Ingestion:
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May cause kidney damage. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
Inhalation:
May cause respiratory tract irritation. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
Chronic:
Adverse reproductive effects have been reported in animals.



Section 4 - FIRST AID MEASURES
  Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Skin:
Flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists. Wash clothing before reuse.
Ingestion:
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
Inhalation:
Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.
Notes to Physician:



Section 5 - FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
  General Information:
As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion.
Extinguishing Media:
Substance is nonflammable; use agent most appropriate to extinguish surrounding fire.



Section 6 - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
  General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks:
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Avoid generating dusty conditions.
Provide ventilation.



Section 7 - HANDLING and STORAGE
  Handling:
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use with adequate ventilation.
Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing.
Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Storage:
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
Store protected from moisture.



Section 8 - EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
  Engineering Controls:
Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use adequate general or local exhaust ventilation to keep airborne concentrations below the permissible exposure limits.
Exposure Limits CAS# 1330-43-4: United Kingdom, WEL - TWA: 1 mg/m3 TWA United Kingdom, WEL - STEL: 3 mg/m3 STEL Belgium - TWA: 1 mg/m3 VLE France - VME: 1 mg/m3 VME Malaysia: 1 mg/m3 TWA Netherlands: 1 mg/m3 MAC Spain: 1 mg/m3 VLA-ED Personal Protective Equipment Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166.
Skin:
Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing:
Wear a chemical apron.
Respirators:
A NIOSH/MSHA approved air purifying dust or mist respirator or European Standard EN 149.



Section 9 - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
 
Physical State: Solid
Color: white to off-white
Odor: odorless
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 1575 deg C
Freezing/Melting Point: 741 deg C
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Explosion Limits, lower: Not available.
Explosion Limits, upper: Not available.
Decomposition Temperature:
Solubility in water: Soluble.
Specific Gravity/Density: 2.36 g/cm3
Molecular Formula: B4Na2O7
Molecular Weight: 201.22



Section 10 - STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
  Chemical Stability:
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid:
Exposure to moist air or water.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
Alkaloid salts, metallic salts, strong acids.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Irritating and toxic fumes and gases, oxides of boron.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.



Section 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
  RTECS#:
CAS# 1330-43-4: ED4588000 LD50/LC50:
CAS# 1330-43-4: Oral, mouse: LD50 = 1060 mg/kg; Oral, rat: LD50 = 1200 mg/kg.
Carcinogenicity:
Sodium tetraborate, anhydrous - Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, or NTP.
Other:
See actual entry in RTECS for complete information.



Section 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
 


Section 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
  Dispose of in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local regulations.



Section 14 - TRANSPORT INFORMATION
 
IATA
Shipping Name: Not regulated.
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IMO
Shipping Name: Not regulated.
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RID/ADR
Shipping Name: Not regulated.
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Section 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION
 
European/International Regulations
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols: Not available.
Risk Phrases:
Safety Phrases:
S 24/25 Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 1330-43-4: 1
Canada
CAS# 1330-43-4 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
CAS# 1330-43-4 is listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
US FEDERAL
TSCA
CAS# 1330-43-4 is listed on the TSCA inventory.


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