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                                           
  Material Identity                                                         
  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)  
  -------------------------------------------- ------------- -------------  
  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.               
  Developmental Information                                                 
       No data                                                              
  Cancer Information                                                        
       No data                                                              
  Other Health Effects                                                      
       No data                                                              
  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         
       medical attention.                                                   
       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       
       medical attention.                                                   
       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                                               
  Flash Point                                                               
       Not applicable                                                       
  Explosive Limit                                                           
       Not applicable                                                       
  Autoignition Temperature                                                  
       No data                                                              
  Hazardous Products of Combustion                                          
       No data                                                              
  Fire and Explosion Hazards                                                
       No data                                                              
  Extinguishing Media                                                       
       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    
       this MSDS.                                                           
  NFPA Rating                                                               
       Not determined                                                       
  6.   ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES                                          
  Small Spill                                                               
       Sweep up material for disposal or recovery.                          
  Large Spill                                                               
       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   
       been completed.                                                      
  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                                
  Eye Protection                                                            
       Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are      
       advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety     
       glasses.  Consult your safety representative.                        
  Skin Protection                                                           
       Wear resistant gloves (consult your safety equipment supplier).,     
       Wear normal work clothing covering arms and legs..                   
  Respiratory Protections                                                   
       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.                   
  Engineering Controls                                                      
       Provide sufficient mechanical (general and/or local exhaust)         
       ventilation to maintain exposure below level of overexposure (from   
       known, suspected or apparent adverse effects).                       
  Exposure Guidelines                                                       
  MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE (142-47-2)                                           
  No exposure limits established                                            
  9.   PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES                                     
  Boiling Point                                                             
       Not applicable                                                       
  Vapor Pressure                                                            
       Not applicable                                                       
  Specific Vapor Density                                                    
       Not applicable                                                       
  Specific Gravity                                                          
       No data                                                              
  Liquid Density                                                            
       Not applicable                                                       
  Percent Volatiles                                                         
       No data                                                              
  Evaporation Rate                                                          
       Not applicable                                                       
       No data                                                              
  Physical Form                                                             
       WHITE, CRYSTALLINE                                                   
       No data                                                              
       Not applicable                                                       
  10.  STABILITY AND REACTIVITY                                             
  Hazardous Polymerization                                                  
       Product will not undergo hazardous polymerization.                   
  Hazardous Decomposition                                                   
       Material decomposes between 300 and 400 degrees F..                  
  Chemical Stability                                                        
       No data                                                              
  11.  TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION                                            
       No data                                                              
  12.  ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION                                               
       No data                                                              
  13.  DISPOSAL CONSIDERATION                                               
  Waste Management Information                                              
       Dispose of in accordance with all applicable local, state and        
       federal regulations.                                                 
  14.  TRANSPORT INFORMATION                                                
  DOT Information - 49 CFR 172.101                                          
       DOT Description:                                                     
            NON-REGULATED BY D.O.T.                                         
            55 GAL DRUM/TRUCK PACKAGE                                       
       NOS Component:                                                       
  RQ (Reportable Quantity) - 49 CFR 172.101                                 
       Not applicable                                                       
  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)                                          
            None listed                                                     
       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                                  
  International Regulations                                                 
       Inventory Status                                                     
            Not determined                                                  
  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            
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