MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

Hazardous according to criteria of Worksafe Australia

Date of Issue : Jun 1999


1. IDENTIFICATION


General

Product Name : SODIUM ALCOHOL ETHOXY-SULPHATE

Other Names :

UN No. : N/A

Dangerous Goods Class : None Allocated

Subsidiary Risk : None Allocated

Hazchem Code : N/A

Pack Group : 0

EPG : N/A

Poisons Schedule : N/A

Uses :

No information available.

1.1 Physical Description / Properties

Appearance : Clear liquid.

Formula : Not available.

Boiling Point : N/A deg C

Melting Point : N/A deg C

Vapour Pressure : N/A

Specific Gravity : N/A (water = 1)

Flash Point : N/A

pH : 6.5-8.0 (5% mass aq. soln.)

Solubility in water : 100 g/l (25 deg C)

Flammability Limits (as percentage volume in air)

Lower Explosion Limit : N/A

Upper Explosion Limit : N/A

1.2 Other Properties

Appearance: clear liquid @ 20 deg C. Relative molecular mass: 372. Density @ 20 deg C: 1.06 kg/l.

1.3 Ingredients

Chemical EntityCAS No.Proportions (%)
ALCOHOL ETHOXY SULPHATE (SODIUM SALT)[96130-61-9]30 - 35


2. HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION


2.1 Health Effects - Acute

Swallowed

No information available.

Eye

Irritant.

Skin

Not a skin sensitiser. Irritant.

Inhaled

Inhalation of mists or vapours may cause irritation.

2.2 Health Effects - Chronic

No information available.

2.3 First Aid

Swallowed

Do not induce vomiting. If rapid recovery does not occur, obtain medical attention.

Eye

Do not delay. Flush eye with water. Obtain medical attention immediately.

Skin

Do not delay. Remove contaminated clothing. Wash skin with water, using soap if available. If persistent irritation occurs, obtain medical attention.

Inhaled

Remove to fresh air. If rapid recovery does not occur, obtain medical attention.

First Aid Facilities

Ensure an eye bath and safety shower are available and ready for use.

2.5 Advice to Doctor

Treat symptomatically based on individual reactions of patient and judgement of doctor.

2.6 Toxicity Data

Acute oral LD50 (rat) > 2000 mg/kg. Acute dermal LD50 (rat) > 2000 mg/kg.


3. PRECAUTIONS FOR USE


3.1 Exposure Standards

Not available.

3.2 Engineering Controls

Use only in well ventilated areas.

3.3 Personal Protection

Respiratory protection is not normally required. If risk of inhalation of mists/spray, wear a half mask respiator with organic cartridge and built-in particle filter NPF 20 (gas only). Eye protection: wear chemical mongoggles. Skin: wear gauntlet type nitrile rubber gloves, standard issue work clothes and chemical resistant safety shoes or boots.

3.4 Flammability

Will not burn or support combustion.


SAFE HANDLING INFORMATION


4.1 Storage / Transport

Keep containers tightly closed and in a cool place. Storage temperatures should not exceed 40 deg C. Avoid contact with copper and copper alloys.

4.2 Packaging / Labelling

UN No. N/A

Class None Allocated

Sub Risk None Allocated

Hazchem Code N/A

Pack Group 0

EPG No. N/A

Shipping Name SODIUM ALCOHOL ETHOXY-SULPHATE

Hazard IRRITANT

Risk Phrases

R36/37 Irritating to eyes and respiratory system.

Safety Phrases

S37/39 Wear suitable gloves and eye/face protection.

4.3 Spills and Disposal

Spills

Cleanup personnel should wear full protective clothing, and if there is a risk of inhalations of mists and/or vapours self contained breathing apparatus. Product is slippery when spilled. Avoid contact with copper and copper alloys. Avoid contact with strong oxidising agents. Prevent product from spreading by making a barrier with sand, earth or other containment material. Prevent contamination of soil and water.

For small spills, absorb or contain liquid with sand or earth. Shovel up and place in a labelled, sealable container for subsequent safe disposal. Flush contaminated area with plenty of water. For large spills, transfer contained material to a labelled, sealable container for product recovery or safe disposal. Flush away residues with water.

Disposal

Dispose according to local, state, or federal regulations.

4.4 FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD

Fire / Explosion

No specific hazards, will not burn or support combustion.

Extinguishing Media

Firefighters should wear full protectvie clothing including self contained breathing apparatus.


5 OTHER INFORMATION


Other Information

Readily biodegradable. If product enters soil, it will be mobile and may contaminate groundwater. Product does not bioaccumulate and is slightly toxic to aquatic organisms.

5.1 Contact Points

OrganisationLocationTelephoneAsk For
Redox Chemicals Pty LtdWetherill Park NSW02-97255155Technical Officer
Poisons Information CentreWestmead131129 
1800-251525