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MANUFACTURED FOR VEDCO, INC. BY MALLINCKRODT, INC. ----------------------------------------------------------MANUFACTURER: MALLINCKRODT, INC. SCIENCE PRODUCTS DIVISION P.O. BOX M PARIS, KY 40361 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER: 314-982-5000 EFFECTIVE DATE: 04-06-89 SUPERSEDES: 08-28-85 ----------------------------------------------------------PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION ----------------------------------------------------------SYNONYMS: Azide; Azium; Smite FORMULA CAS NO.: 26628-22-8 MOLECULAR WEIGHT: 65.02 CHEMICAL FORMULA: NaN3 HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS: Sodium Azide ----------------------------------------------------------PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES ----------------------------------------------------------DANGER! May be fatal if swallowed or absorbed through skin. Harmful if inhaled. Hazardous solid. Contact with other material may cause fire or explosion. Causes irritation. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Keep container closed and away from acids. Use with adequate ventilation. Wash thoroughly after handling. Keep away from heat, sparks and flame. Avoid friction or rough handling because of fire and explosion hazard. ----------------------------------------------------------EMERGENCY/FIRST AID ----------------------------------------------------------In all cases call a physician immediately. IF SWALLOWED: Induce vomiting immediately by giving two glasses of water and sticking finger down throat. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air. IF NOT BREATHING: Give artificial respiration. IF BREATHING IS DIFFICULT: Give oxygen. IN CASE OF CONTACT: Immediately flush skin or eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. IN CASE OF HEADACHE OR FAINTNESS: Have patient lie flat and keep warm. See Section 5. DOT HAZARD CLASS: Poison-B ----------------------------------------------------------SECTION 1 PHYSICAL DATA ----------------------------------------------------------APPEARANCE: Colorless crystals. ODOR: Characteristic odor. SOLUBILITY: 42 g/100 g water @ 17 deg C (63 deg F) BOILING POINT: Not applicable. MELTING POINT: 300 deg C (572 deg F) decomposes SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 1.85 VAPOR DENSITY (Air = 1): No information found. VAPOR PRESSURE (mm Hg): No information found. EVAPORATION RATE: No information found. ----------------------------------------------------------SECTION 2 FIRE AND EXPLOSION INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------------------FIRE: Combustible solid. May pose a fire hazard upon heating, shock, concussion, or friction. EXPLOSION: Decomposes explosively upon heating, shock, concussion, or friction. Reacts with both copper and lead to produce explosive azides. Explosions in laboratory plumbing containing these metals is possible. FIRE EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Dry chemical, foam and carbon dioxide. SPECIAL INFORMATION: In the event of a fire, wear full protective clothing and NIOSH-approved self-contained breathing apparatus with full facepiece operated in the pressure demand or other positive pressure mode.

----------------------------------------------------------SECTION 3 REACTIVITY DATA ----------------------------------------------------------STABILITY: Unstable, explosive. See Section 2. HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: Oxides of nitrogen. Explodes upon decomposition. HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: This substance does not polymerize. INCOMPATIBILITIES: Benzoyl chloride plus potassium hydroxide, bromine, carbon disulfide, chromyl chloride, copper, dibromalononitrite, dimethyl sulfate, lead, barium carbonate, sulfuric acid, water, and nitric acid. ----------------------------------------------------------SECTION 4 LEAK/SPILL DISPOSAL INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------------------Ventilate area of leak or spill. Clean-up personnel may require protective clothing and respiratory protection from dust. SPILLS: Pick up and place in a suitable container for reclamation or disposal in a method that does not generate dust. DISPOSAL: Whatever cannot be saved for reclamation may be disposed in an RCRA approved hazardous waste facility. Do not flush to the sewer. Can form explosive mixtures. REPORTABLE QUANTITY (RQ)(CWA/CERCLA): 1000 lbs. Ensure compliance with local, state and federal regulations. ----------------------------------------------------------Mallinckrodt provides the information contained herein in good faith but makes no representation as to its comprehensiveness or accuracy. Individuals receiving the information must exercise their independent judgement in determining its appropriateness for a particular purpose. MALLINCKRODT MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, OR WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO THE INFORMATION SET FORTH HEREIN OR TO THE PRODUCT TO WHICH THE INFORMATION REFERS. ACCORDINGLY, MALLINCKRODT WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM USE OF OR RELIANCE UPON THIS INFORMATION. ----------------------------------------------------------DISCLAIMER OF EXPRESSED AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES: Although reasonable care has been taken in the preparation of this document, we extend no warranties and make no representation as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained therein, and assume no responsibility regarding the suitability of this information for the user's intended purposes or for the consequences of its use. Each individual should make a determination as to the suitability of the information for their particular purpose(s). A request has been made to the manufacturer to approve the contents of this material safety data sheet. Upon receipt a new MSDS will be made available. ----------------------------------------------------------COMPAS Code: 77101700

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