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					MICROQUAT MSDS                                                          01/12/2003




                     MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
                             (C.H.I.P.S.) I

1. Identification of the substance/preparation and of the company

a:    Substance Identification
      Trade Name                 : MICROQUAT
      Generic Description        : Concentrated high-active quaternary ammonium
                                 based cleaner/steriliser

      CAS Number                 :

b:    Company Identification
      Name & Address             Micro-Biologicals Limited
                                 Minster House
                                 Western Way
                                 Bury St. Edmunds
                                 Suffolk IP33 3SU
      Telephone Number           : 01284 706778
      Fax Number                 : 01284 706780

2. Composition/Information on Ingredients

      Hazardous Components       : Alkyl Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chloride

3. Hazards Identification

      Main Hazards               : Corrosive
      Health Risks               : Harmful if swallowed. Causes burns
      Environmental effects      : Toxic to aquatic organisms



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4. First Aid Measures

      Inhalation                   : Not specifically applicable - aqueous liquid
      Skin Contact                 : Immediately rinse the affected area with soap
                                   and water
      Eye Contact                  : wash with water for at least ten to fifteen
                                   minutes. Seek immediate medical attention
      Ingestion                    : Do not induce vomiting. If the patient is
                                   conscious, give copious amounts of water or
                                   milk to drink. Seek immediate medical attention.
                                   If unconscious give nothing. Apply artificial
                                   respiration or seek professional medical attention
                                   if necessary.
5. Fire-fighting Measures

      Suitable Extinguishing       : Carbon dioxide, foam or water spray.
      Media
      Fire-fighters protective     : Suitable protective clothing, rubber boots,
      equipment                    appropriate gloves, eye and face protection.

6. Accidental Release Measures

      Personal Precautions      : Avoid contact with skin and eyes
      Environmental Precautions : The product should be kept out of water courses
                                and streams. Appropriate authorities must be
                                informed if this is not possible.
      Cleaning up Methods       : Product should be contained by earth. Absorb
                                spillage with sand. Wash the affected area as
                                soon as pick-up is complete.

7. Handling and Storage

      Handling                     : Does not require any specific measures, but
                                   avoid contact.
      Storage                      : Store in cool area, away from food, drink and
                                   animal foodstuffs.
      Incompatible Products        : Strong oxidising agents

8. Personal Protection Equipment

      Hand Protection              : Wear non-porous type chemical resistant gloves
      Skin                         : Helmet, protective footwear, overalls and PVC
                                   overalls
      Eyes                         : Operators should wear chemical proof goggles
                                   and a face visor

9. Physical and Chemical Properties

      Colour                       : Colourless to pale yellow liquid
      Odour                        : Slight


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      Solubility in water (%     : Miscible in water
      weight)                    Soluble in organic polar solvents
      pH value concentrate       :5-8
      Specific Gravity           : Approx. 0.98/Cm3 at 20°C
      Boiling Point              : > 100°C
      Flashpoint                 : > 100°C

10. Stability & Reactivity

      Decomposition Products     : On thermal decomposition:- Hydrochloric acid,
                                 nitrogen oxides, carbon dioxide
      Stability & Reactivity     : Stable under normal conditions of use
11. Toxicological Information

      Acute Toxicity             : Harmful if swallowed
      Local effects              : Corrosive to skin and mucous membranes

12. Ecological Information

                                 : Potentially biodegradable
                                 : Toxic to aquatic organisms

13. Disposal Considerations

      Disposal                   : Do not empty into drains, sewers, streams or
                                 rivers. Dispose of waste product and its
                                 packaging for incineration as chemical waste.
                                 Disposal must be in accordance with local and
                                 national legislation.

14. Transportation Information

      UN Number                  : 1780
      IMCO Class                 :8
      Packing Group              : III

15. Regulatory Information

      Classification             C         : Corrosive
      R Phrase(s)                R22       : Harmful if swallowed
                                 R34       : Causes burns
      S Phrase(s)                S26       : In case of contact with eyes, rinse
                                           immediately with plenty of water and
                                           seek medical advice.
                                 S28       After contact with skin wash
                                           immediately with plenty of soap and
                                           water
                                 S36/37/ : Wear suitable protective clothing,
                                 39        gloves and eye/face protection.
National Legislation             : Health and Safety at Work Act 1974


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                                           : Factories Act 1961
                                           : Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging)
                                           Regulations 1994
                                           : Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
                                           Regulations 1988
                                           : carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail
                                           (Classification, Packaging and Labelling)
                                           Regulations 1994
                                           : Road Traffic (Carriage of Dangerous
                                           Substances in Tankers and Tank Containers)
                                           Regulations 1992

16. Other Information

Customers are urged to ensure that the product is entirely suitable for their own
purposes. It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that a suitable and sufficient
assessment of the risks created by a work activity using this product is undertaken
before it is used.


THE INFORMATION GIVEN IS BASED ON OUR CURRENT KNOWLEDGE AND IS INTENDED AS A GENERAL GUIDELINE TO THIS
PRODUCT IN USE. IT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE USERS OWN ASSESSMENT OF WORKPLACE RISK AS REQUIRED BY OTHER
HEALTH AND SAFETY LEGISLATION




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