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									- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Metrex Research
MetriCide Plus 30(R) 30-Day, Long-Life Glutaraldehyde ----------------------------------------------------------IDENTIFICATION ----------------------------------------------------------MANUFACTURER'S NAME: METREX RESEARCH CORPORATION 10270 S. DRANSFELDT ROAD, P.O. BOX 646 PARKER, CO 80134 TELEPHONE: (303) 841-5842 or (800) 841-1428 DATE PREPARED: June 16, 1995 ----------------------------------------------------------INGREDIENTS ----------------------------------------------------------Item (CAS #) OSHA PEL ACGIH TLV % ----------------------------------------------------------Glutaraldehyde 0.2 ppm 0.2 ppm 3.4% (111-30-8) ceiling ceiling Other Rec. Limits: N/A Sodium Nitrite None None .06% (Rust inhibitor) (7632-00-0) Other Rec. Limits: N/A Inert buffer salts None None Other Rec. Limits: Water (7732-18-5) None None 96.2% Other Rec. Limits: ----------------------------------------------------------PHYSICAL DATA/CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS ----------------------------------------------------------BOILING POINT: 100 deg C to 212 deg F SPECIFIC GRAVITY (H2O * 1): 1.009, 20 deg/20 deg VAPOR PRESSURE (mm Hg.): Same as water MELTING POINT: N/A, Aqueous solution VAPOR DENSITY (AIR * 1): Same as water EVAPORATION RATE (Butyl Acetate * 1): 0.84 SOLUBILITY IN WATER: 100% APPEARANCE AND ODOR: Clear unactivated; activated solution is bluish-green and has a mild glutaraldehyde odor. pH: 3 - 4 unactivated; 7.5 - 8.5 activated ----------------------------------------------------------FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA ----------------------------------------------------------FLASH POINT (Method Used): N/A FLAMMABLE LIMITS: N/A LEL: N/A UEL: N/A EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: N/A SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES: N/A UNUSUAL FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES: N/A UNUSUAL FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS: N/A ----------------------------------------------------------REACTIVITY DATA ----------------------------------------------------------Stable Solution CONDITIONS TO AVOID: Avoid high temperatures above 200 deg F. Avoid removal of water by artificially raising temperature. INCOMPATIBILITY (Material to Avoid): Acids and alkalines will neutralize active ingredient. HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION OF BYPRODUCTS: None HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: N/A ----------------------------------------------------------HEALTH HAZARD DATA ----------------------------------------------------------ROUTES OF ENTRY: Inhalation, skin, ingestion. HEALTH HAZARDS (Acute and Chronic): Avoid skin contact. Repeated contact with skin may cause sensitization in some people, resulting in allergic contact dermatitis.

----------------------------------------------------------CARCINOGENICITY ----------------------------------------------------------NTP: No IARC MONOGRAPHS: No OSHA REGULATED: No ----------------------------------------------------------SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF EXPOSURE ----------------------------------------------------------SKIN: Moderate irritation. EYE: Contact with eyes causes damage. INGESTION: Toxic INHALATION: Low or mild irritation. MEDICAL CONDITIONS GENERALLY AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE: Unknown ----------------------------------------------------------EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES ----------------------------------------------------------SKIN: Wash skin with soap and water. EYES: Flush with water for 15 minutes. Seek medical attention if necessary. INGESTION: Do not induce vomiting. Give large amounts of water. Call for medical help immediately if necessary. INHALATION: Remove to fresh air. Call a physician in emergency conditions and follow stated procedures. ----------------------------------------------------------PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFE HANDLING AND USE ----------------------------------------------------------STEPS TO BE TAKEN IN CASE MATERIAL IS RELEASED OR SPILLED: Ventilate area; wear gloves and protective eye gear. For SMALL spills, wipe with sponge or mop down area with an equal mixture of household ammonia and water. Flush with large quantities of water. For LARGE spills, use ammonium carbonate to neutralize glutaraldehyde odor. Collect liquid and discard it. WASTE DISPOSAL METHOD: Flush thoroughly with water into sewage disposal system in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations. Do not reuse empty container. Wrap container and put in trash. PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN HANDLING AND STORING: Use in well ventilated area. Wear safety glasses. Gloves should be worn. OTHER PRECAUTIONS: Keep out of reach of children. Do not ingest. Avoid skin contact. Do not get in eyes. ----------------------------------------------------------CONTROL MEASURES ----------------------------------------------------------RESPIRATORY PROTECTION (Specify Type): Use in ventilated area. VENTILATION: LOCAL EXHAUST: Should be sufficient with use of covered containers. MECHANICAL (General): N/A SPECIAL: N/A OTHER: N/A PROTECTIVE GLOVES: Yes EYE PROTECTION: Yes OTHER PROTECTIVE CLOTHING OR EQUIPMENT: Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. WORK/HYGIENE PRACTICES: Avoid contamination of food. ----------------------------------------------------------SPECIAL INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------------------EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER: (303) 841-5842 or (800) 841-1428 NOTE: Metrex Research Corporation has compiled this data based on the research and input of qualified experts in the field of microbiology, chemistry and quality assurance. The data are not to be taken as a warranty or representation for which Metrex Research Corporation assumes legal responsibility. They are offered only for your consideration and verification.

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----------------------------------------------------------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: 19480030


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