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					- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Biochemical Sciences
IDENTITY (As Used on Label and List): BSI, Gram Safranin ITEM NUMBER: 66762 ----------------------------------------------------------SECTION I ----------------------------------------------------------MANUFACTURER'S NAME, ADDRESS & TELEPHONE NUMBER: BIOCHEMICAL SCIENCES INC 603 HERON DRIVE BRIDGEPORT, NEW JERSEY 08014 800-524-0294 DATE PREPARED: 08/10/92 ----------------------------------------------------------SECTION II - HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS/IDENTITY INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------------------Hazardous Components CAS No OSHA PEL ACGIH TLV ----------------------------------------------------------Safranin <0.7% 477-73-6 NR NR SDA-3A Alcohol 20% 64-17-5 1000 ppm 1000 ppm Deionized Water ~80% 7732-18-5 NA NA ----------------------------------------------------------SECTION III - PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS ----------------------------------------------------------BOILING POINT: 78.5 deg. C VAPOR PRESSURE (mm Hg.): 40 @ 19 deg. C VAPOR DENSITY (Air = 1): 1.59 SPECIFIC GRAVITY (H2O = 1): 0.789 MELTING POINT: -114.1 deg. C EVAPORATION RATE (Butyl Acetate = 1): NA SOLUBILITY IN WATER: Complete APPEARANCE AND ODOR: Red liquid, pungent odor ----------------------------------------------------------SECTION IV - FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA ----------------------------------------------------------FLASH POINT (Method Used): 55 deg. F CC FLAMMABLE LIMITS: LEL: 3.3 UEL: 19 EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Dry powder, foam, CO2 and water spray SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes UNUSUAL FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS: Keep from heat and sparks ----------------------------------------------------------SECTION V - REACTIVITY DATA ----------------------------------------------------------STABILITY: Stable. INCOMPATIBILITY (Materials to Avoid): Oxidizing materials HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION OR BYPRODUCTS: Oxides of carbon, nitrogen and hydrogen chloride gas. HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: Will Not Occur. CONDITIONS TO AVOID: Excessive heat, sparks and open flames. ----------------------------------------------------------SECTION VI - HEALTH HAZARD DATA ----------------------------------------------------------ROUTE(S) OF ENTRY: INHALATION? Yes SKIN? Yes INGESTION? Yes HEALTH HAZARDS (Acute and Chronic): Can cause eye and skin irritation, tissue damage, gastrointestinal disturbances and convulsions. May cause liver, heart and kidney damage. CARCINOGENICITY: NTP? No IARC Monographs? No OSHA Regulated? No SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF EXPOSURE: Vision blurring, headache, nausea and drowsiness. MEDICAL CONDITIONS GENERALLY AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE: Personnel with chronic disease of the central nervous system, skin, eyes and gastrointestinal tract.

EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES: SKIN: Remove contaminated clothing. Wash affected area with copious amounts of soap and water. EYES: Flush eyes immediately with water for 15 minutes. Contact a physician if irritation persist. INGESTION: Induce vomiting immediately by giving two glasses of water and pressing finger down throat. Contact a physician immediately. INHALATION: Remove person from immediate area to fresh air. If breathing has stopped begin artificial respiration. Contact a physician immediately. ----------------------------------------------------------SECTION VII - PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFE HANDLING AND USE ----------------------------------------------------------STEPS TO BE TAKEN IN CASE MATERIAL IS RELEASED OR SPILLED: Wipe up with damp sponge or mop. For larger spill absorb liquid with sand or similar material. WASTE DISPOSAL METHOD: Dispose of according to local, state and federal regulations. PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN HANDLING AND STORING: Use precautions for combustible liquids. Keep away from open flames. OTHER PRECAUTIONS: Usually not required. ----------------------------------------------------------SECTION VIII - CONTROL MEASURES ----------------------------------------------------------RESPIRATORY PROTECTION (Specify Type): Not normally required. If vapor concentration becomes high, use NIOSH approved respirator. VENTILATION: LOCAL EXHAUST: X SPECIAL: PROTECTIVE GLOVES: Rubber gloves EYE PROTECTION: Safety glasses OTHER PROTECTIVE CLOTHING OR EQUIPMENT: Normal laboratory apparel WORK/HYGIENIC PRACTICES: Wash with soap and water after handling. ----------------------------------------------------------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: 17150030

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