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Beckman Coulter
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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Section 1 Company and Product Identification

Product Name Part Number Manufacturer

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6912431, 9913134, 9913791, 9913794 Beckman Coulter, Inc. 4300 Harbor Blvd. Fullerton, CA 92834-3100, U.S.A.

Doc. ID 9913794-75 AA Issued (year/month/day) 2001/03/23

Distributor and Emergency Phone No.

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Refer to attached list, Document ID: 472050, for local distributor and emergency phone numbers.

Section 2 Composition and Information on Ingredients
Hazardous Ingredients: Chemical Name Silica Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane Methylated Silica Crystalline Silica CAS # 68855-54-9 556-67-2 67762-90-7 14464-46-1 % by wt. <30 >1.0 >1.0 >20 No No No No Meets Hazardous Criteria: EU US OSHA Yes Yes Yes Yes WHMIS Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt

See Section 15 Regulatory Information for additional information on hazard classifications.

Section 3 Hazards Identification
Emergency Overview Off white; Opaque; Paste; Odorless Negligible fire hazard when exposed to flame or heat. Skin, eye and respiratory tract irritant. Physical Hazards Potential Health Effects Summary Product Hazard Classifications Beckman Coulter Safety Rating No physical hazards were determined from a review of available literature. Exposure may result in irritation of skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. See Section 11 Toxicological Information for more detailed health information. EU: Not applicable WHMIS: Exempt Code 0=none 1=slight 2=caution 3=severe US OSHA: Hazardous

Flammability (Section V): 0 Health (Section XI): 1 Reactivity (Section X): 0 Contact (Section VIII): 1

Section 4 First Aid Measures
Inhalation If product is inhaled, move exposed individual to fresh air. If individual is not breathing, begin artificial respiration immediately and obtain medical attention.

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Section 4 First Aid Measures (Continued)
Eye Contact If product enters eyes, wash eyes gently under running water for 15 minutes or longer, making sure that the eyelids are held open. If pain or irritation occur, obtain medical attention. In case of skin contact, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. If pain or irritation occur, obtain medical attention. If ingested, wash mouth out with water. If irritation or discomfort occurs, seek medical attention.

Skin Contact Ingestion

Section 5 Fire Fighting Measures
Flash Point Flammable Limits Autoignition Temp. Extinguishing Media Special Fire and Explosion Hazards Hazardous Combustion Products Protective Equipment for Firefighters Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Use extinguishing media suitable for surrounding fire. No special hazards determined. Due to the composition and volume of this product, combustion products generated from it are not expected to present a significant hazard. Self-contained breathing apparatus is recommended for firefighters.

Section 6 Accidental Release Measures
Personal Precautions Spill and Leak Procedures Environmental Precautions No special precautions are necessary. Use good laboratory procedures. For small spills, wipe up material and place in container suitable for disposal. Contain spill to prevent migration.

Section 7 Handling and Storage
Handling Precautions Recommended Storage Conditions No special precautions are necessary; use good laboratory procedures. Keep away from incompatible material.

Section 8 Exposure Controls and Personal Protection
Exposure Limits US OSHA: Crystalline Silica ACGIH: Crystalline Silica 0.05 mg/m3 TWA (this TLV is for the respirable fraction of dust) See 29 CFR 1910.1000 Table Z-3

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Section 8 Exposure Controls and Personal Protection (Continued)
DFG MAK: Silica Engineering Controls Respiratory Protection 0.3 mg/m3 MAK (respirable fraction) Use in well ventilated area. Under normal conditions, the use of this product should not require respiratory protection. If overexposure should occur and ventilation is not adequate to maintain airborne concentrations at acceptable levels, the use of respiratory protection should be evaluated by a qualified professional. Safety glasses or chemical goggles should be worn to prevent eye contact. Impervious gloves, such as latex or equivalent, should be worn to prevent skin contact.

Eye Protection Skin Protection

Section 9 Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical State Color Transparency Odor Odor Threshold pH Boiling Point Melting Point Specific Gravity Vapor Pressure Vapor Density Evaporation Rate Solubility Water Organic Not available Not available Paste Off white Opaque Odorless Not applicable Not applicable Not available Not available Not available Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

Section 10 Stability and Reactivity
Stability Hazardous Incompatibilities Hazardous Decomposition Products Conditions to Avoid Stable under normal temperatures and pressures. Strong oxidizers Strong acids Strong bases When stored as labeled, no known hazardous decomposition products are formed during the shelf-life of this product. Keep away from incompatible material.

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Section 11 Toxicological Information
Toxicity Data for Hazardous Ingredients Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane Primary Routes of Exposure Potential Effects of Acute Exposure Potential Effects of Chronic Exposure Symptoms of Overexposure Carcinogenicity Other Effects Conditions Aggravated by Exposure Oral LD50 Rat : 1540 mg/kg; Dermal LD50 Rabbit : 794 uL/kg The most likely routes of exposure are skin, eye contact and ingestion. May cause irritation of the eyes, skin, mucous membrane, and upper respiratory tract. Chronic exposure to skin and eyes may result in dermatitis and conjunctivitis. Prolonged exposure to respirable crystalline silica may cause silicosis. No specific symptoms identified. Inhalation of dry silica is known to cause silicosis. Dry silica is classified under Group 1 by IARC. Reproductive effects have been reported. Individuals with eye and skin disorders may find these conditions aggravated by exposure to this product.

Section 12 Ecological Information
Ecotoxicity Biodegradability Mobility No information available. No information available. No information available.

Section 13 Disposal Considerations
Waste Disposal Dispose of waste product, unused product and contaminated packaging in compliance with federal, state and local regulations. If unsure of the applicable requirements, contact the authorities for information.

Section 14 Transport Information
Transportation of this product is not regulated under ICAO, IATA, US DOT, European ADR or Canadian TDG.

Section 15 Regulatory Information
US Federal and State Regulations SARA 313 CERCLA RG’s, 40 CFR 302.4 California Proposition 65 No ingredients listed No ingredients listed Crystalline Silica has been identified by the State of California to cause cancer. The State of California has adopted a regulation which requires a warning be given to individuals who may be exposed to chemicals identified by the State to cause cancer or reproductive harm. Accordingly, Beckman Coulter advises you of the following warning: WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer.

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Section 15 Regulatory Information (Continued)
US Federal and State Regulations Massachusetts MSL New Jersey Dept. of Health RTK List Pennsylvania RTK Florida Substance List EU Labeling Classification Preparation not classified. Canada This product is exempt from WHMIS label and MSDS requirements. PIN: Ingredients on Ingredient Disclosure List: Ingredients with unknown toxicological properties: Not applicable Crystalline Silica Silica Product is exempt Crystalline Silica is listed. Crystalline Silica is listed. Silica is listed. Crystalline Silica is listed. Silica is listed. No ingredients listed

Section 16 Other Information
For further information, please contact your local Beckman Coulter representative.
WHILE BECKMAN COULTER, INC. BELIEVES THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS VALID AND ACCURATE, BECKMAN COULTER MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION AS TO ITS VALIDITY, ACCURACY, OR CURRENCY. BECKMAN COULTER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE OR OTHERWISE RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY FOR USE OF EITHER THIS INFORMATION OR MATERIALS TO WHICH IT APPLIES. DISPOSAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MAY BE SUBJECT TO LOCAL LAWS OR REGULATIONS. Printed in U.S.A.


								
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