Material Safety Data Sheet
Ashland Chemical Co. Date Prepared: 01/26/98
Date Printed: 06/23/99
MSDS No: 999.0262523-004.002I
MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE FCC POWDER
1. CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
Product Name: MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE FCC POWDER
General or Generic ID: SALTS
Company Emergency Telephone Number:
Ashland Chemical Co. 1-800-ASHLAND (1-800-274-5263)
P.O. Box 2219 24 hours everyday
Columbus, OH 43216
614-790-3333 Regulatory Information Number:
2. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Ingredient(s) CAS Number % (by weight)
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MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE 142-47-2 100.0
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Potential Health Effects
Dust can cause eye irritation. Symptoms include stinging,
tearing, redness, and swelling of eyes.
May cause skin irritation. Symptoms may include redness, burning,
and swelling of skin. This material is unlikely to pass into the
body through the skin.
Swallowing this material is not likely to be harmful.
This material is a dust or may produce dust.
Symptoms of Exposure
Signs and symptoms of exposure to this material through breathing,
swallowing, and/or passage of the material through the skin may
include: irritation (nose, throat, airways).
Target Organ Effects
If ingested, persons sensitive to monosodium glutamate (MSG) may
experience burning, tightness, and numbness in the face and neck,
as well as chest pain, dizziness, nausea and vomiting.
Other Health Effects
Primary Route(s) of Entry
Inhalation, Skin contact, Eye contact.
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from
exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at
least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and
water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder
clothing before reuse.
First aid is not normally required. If symptoms develop, seek
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into
fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If
breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and
quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
Note to Physicians
Preexisting disorders of the following organs (or organ systems)
may be aggravated by exposure to this material: lung (for
example, asthma-like conditions).
5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Hazardous Products of Combustion
Fire and Explosion Hazards
regular foam, water fog, carbon dioxide, dry chemical.
Fire Fighting Instructions
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
operated in the positive pressure demand mode with appropriate
turn-out gear and chemical resistant personal protective
equipment. Refer to the personal protective equipment section of
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Sweep up material for disposal or recovery.
Shovel material into containers. Thoroughly sweep area of spill
to clean up any residual material. Persons not wearing protective
equipment should be excluded from area of spill until clean-up has
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Containers of this material may be hazardous when emptied. Since
emptied containers retain product residues (vapor, liquid, and/or
solid), all hazard precautions given in the data sheet must be
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are
advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety
glasses. Consult your safety representative.
Wear resistant gloves (consult your safety equipment supplier).,
Wear normal work clothing covering arms and legs..
If overexposure has been determined or documented, a NIOSH/MSHA
jointly approved air supplied respirator is advised in absence of
proper environmental control. OSHA regulations also permit other
NIOSH/MSHA respirators under specified conditions. (See your
safety equipment supplier.) Engineering or administrative
controls should be implemented to reduce exposure.
Provide sufficient mechanical (general and/or local exhaust)
ventilation to maintain exposure below level of overexposure (from
known, suspected or apparent adverse effects).
MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE (142-47-2)
No exposure limits established
9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Specific Vapor Density
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Product will not undergo hazardous polymerization.
Material decomposes between 300 and 400 degrees F..
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATION
Waste Management Information
Dispose of in accordance with all applicable local, state and
14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
DOT Information - 49 CFR 172.101
NON-REGULATED BY D.O.T.
55 GAL DRUM/TRUCK PACKAGE
RQ (Reportable Quantity) - 49 CFR 172.101
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
US Federal Regulations
TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act) Status
TSCA (UNITED STATES) The intentional ingredients of this
product are listed.
CERCLA RQ - 40 CFR 302.4(a)
SARA 302 Components - 40 CFR 355 Appendix A
Section 311/312 Hazard Class - 40 CFR 370.2
Immediate( ) Delayed( ) Fire( ) Reactive( ) Sudden
Release of Pressure( )
SARA 313 Components - 40 CFR 372.65
State and Local Regulations
California Proposition 65
16. OTHER INFORMATION
The information accumulated herein is believed to be accurate but
is not warranted to be whether originating with the company or
not. Recipients are advised to confirm in advance of need that the
information is current, applicable, and suitable to their