Material Safety Data Sheet

  Ashland Chemical Co.                         Date Prepared: 01/26/98      
                                               Date Printed:  06/22/99      
                                               MSDS No: 301.0029009-005.004I 
  RHODAFAC RE-610                                                           
                                                                            
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  1.   CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION                          
                                                                            
  Material Identity                                                         
  Product Name: RHODAFAC RE-610                                             
  General or Generic ID: SURFACTANT                                         
                                                                            
  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:    
                                          1-800-325-3751                    
                                                                            
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  2.   COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS                               
                                                                            
  Ingredient(s)                                CAS Number    % (by weight)  
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  NONYLPHENOL POLYETHOXYATE PHOSPHATE ESTER       51811-79-1     100.0      
  PHOSPHORIC ACID                                  7664-38-2       1.0      
  1,4-DIOXANE                                       123-91-1       0.1      
                                                                            
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  3.   HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION                                               
                                                                            
  Potential Health Effects                                                  
                                                                            
  Eye                                                                       
       Can cause permanent eye injury.  Symptoms include stinging,          
       tearing, redness, and swelling of eyes.  Can injure the cornea and   
       cause blindness.                                                     
                                                                            
  Skin                                                                      
       Can cause permanent skin damage.  Symptoms may include redness,      
       burning, and swelling of skin, burns, and other skin damage.         
                                                                            
  Swallowing                                                                
       Swallowing this material may be harmful or fatal.  Symptoms may      
       include severe stomach and intestinal irritation (nausea,            
       vomiting, diarrhea), abdominal pain, and vomiting of blood.          
       Swallowing this material may cause burns and destroy tissue in the   
       mouth, throat, and digestive tract.  Low blood pressure and shock    
       may occur as a result of severe tissue injury.                       
                                                                            
  Inhalation                                                                
       It is possible to breathe this material under certain conditions     
       of handling and use (for example, during heating, spraying, or       
       stirring).  Breathing this material may be harmful.                  
                                                                            
  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), cough, difficult       
       breathing, lung edema (fluid buildup in the lung tissue).            
                                                                            
  Target Organ Effects                                                      
       No data                                                              
                                                                            
  Developmental Information                                                 
       No data                                                              
                                                                            
  Cancer Information                                                        
       No data                                                              
                                                                            
  Other Health Effects                                                      
       No data                                                              
                                                                            
  Primary Route(s) of Entry                                                 
       Inhalation, Skin contact, Eye contact.                               
                                                                            
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  4.   FIRST AID MEASURES                                                   
                                                                            
  Eyes                                                                      
       If material gets into the eyes, immediately flush eyes gently with   
       water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart.  If       
       symptoms develop as a result of vapor exposure, immediately move     
       individual away from exposure and into fresh air before flushing     
       as recommended above.  Seek immediate medical attention.             
                                                                            
  Skin                                                                      
       Immediately flush skin with water for at least 15 minutes while      
       removing contaminated clothing and shoes.  Seek immediate medical    
       attention.  Wash clothing before reuse and discard contaminated      
       shoes.                                                               
                                                                            
  Swallowing                                                                
       Seek immediate medical attention.  Do not induce vomiting.           
       Vomiting will cause further damage to the mouth and throat.  If      
       individual is conscious and alert, immediately rinse mouth with      
       water and give milk or water to drink.  If possible, do not leave    
       individual unattended.                                               
                                                                            
  Inhalation                                                                
       If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from           
       exposure and into fresh air.  Seek immediate medical attention;      
       keep person warm and quiet.  If person is not breathing, begin       
       artificial respiration.  If breathing is difficult, administer       
       oxygen.                                                              
                                                                            
  Note to Physicians                                                        
       Preexisting disorders of the following organs (or organ systems)     
       may be aggravated by exposure to this material:  skin, lung (for     
       example, asthma-like conditions).                                    
                                                                            
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  5.   FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES                                               
                                                                            
  Flash Point                                                               
       Not applicable                                                       
                                                                            
  Explosive Limit                                                           
       Not applicable                                                       
                                                                            
  Autoignition Temperature                                                  
       No data                                                              
                                                                            
  Hazardous Products of Combustion                                          
       May form:  carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, phosphorous           
       compounds.                                                           
                                                                            
  Fire and Explosion Hazards                                                
       No special fire hazards are known to be associated with this         
       product.                                                             
                                                                            
  Extinguishing Media                                                       
       Use an extinguishing media appropriate for surrounding fire..        
                                                                            
  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                                                               
       Health - 3, Flammability - 1, Reactivity - 1                         
                                                                            
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  6.   ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES                                          
                                                                            
  Small Spill                                                               
       Absorb liquid on vermiculite, floor absorbent or other absorbent     
       material.  Persons not wearing proper personal protective            
       equipment should be excluded from area of spill.                     
                                                                            
  Large Spill                                                               
       Persons not wearing protective equipment should be excluded from     
       area of spill until clean-up has been completed. Stop spill at       
       source, dike area of spill to prevent spreading, pump liquid to      
       salvage tank. Remaining liquid may be taken up on sand, clay,        
       earth, floor absorbent, or other absorbent material and shoveled     
       into containers.                                                     
                                                                            
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  7.   HANDLING AND STORAGE                                                 
                                                                            
  Handling                                                                  
       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       
       observed.                                                            
                                                                            
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  8.   EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION                                
                                                                            
  Eye Protection                                                            
       Chemical splash goggles and face shield (8" min.) in compliance      
       with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also    
       permit other type safety glasses. (Consult your industrial           
       hygienist.)                                                          
                                                                            
  Skin Protection                                                           
       Wear impervious gloves (consult your safety equipment supplier).,    
       To prevent skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.,        
       Other protective equipment: eyewash station, emergency shower..      
                                                                            
  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                                                       
  Component                                                                 
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  NONYLPHENOL POLYETHOXYATE PHOSPHATE ESTER (51811-79-1)                    
  No exposure limits established                                            
                                                                            
  PHOSPHORIC ACID (7664-38-2)                                               
  OSHA VPEL 1.000 mg/m3 - TWA                                               
  OSHA VPEL 3.000 mg/m3 - STEL                                              
  ACGIH TLV 1.000 mg/m3 - TWA                                               
  ACGIH TLV 3.000 mg/m3 - STEL                                              
                                                                            
  1,4-DIOXANE (123-91-1)                                                    
  OSHA VPEL 25.000 ppm - TWA (Skin)                                         
  ACGIH TLV 25.000 ppm - TWA (Skin)                                         
                                                                            
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  9.   PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES                                     
                                                                            
  Boiling Point                                                             
       Not applicable                                                       
                                                                            
  Vapor Pressure                                                            
       Not applicable                                                       
                                                                            
  Specific Vapor Density                                                    
       Not applicable                                                       
                                                                            
  Specific Gravity                                                          
       1.100 - 1.120 @ 77.00 F                                              
                                                                            
  Liquid Density                                                            
       9.240 lbs/gal @ 77.00 F                                              
       1.110 kg/l @ 25.00 C                                                 
                                                                            
  Percent Volatiles                                                         
       No data                                                              
                                                                            
  Evaporation Rate                                                          
       Not applicable                                                       
                                                                            
  Appearance                                                                
       No data                                                              
                                                                            
  State                                                                     
       LIQUID                                                               
                                                                            
  Physical Form                                                             
       NEAT                                                                 
                                                                            
  Color                                                                     
       PALE YELLOW                                                          
                                                                            
  Odor                                                                      
       No data                                                              
                                                                            
  pH                                                                        
       <  1.0       @ 10%                                                   
                                                                            
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  10.  STABILITY AND REACTIVITY                                             
                                                                            
  Hazardous Polymerization                                                  
       Product will not undergo hazardous polymerization.                   
                                                                            
  Hazardous Decomposition                                                   
       May form:  carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, phosphorous           
       compounds.                                                           
                                                                            
  Chemical Stability                                                        
       Stable.                                                              
                                                                            
  Incompatibility                                                           
       Avoid contact with:  reducing agents, strong oxidizing agents.       
                                                                            
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  11.  TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION                                            
                                                                            
       No data                                                              
                                                                            
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  12.  ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION                                               
                                                                            
       No data                                                              
                                                                            
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  13.  DISPOSAL CONSIDERATION                                               
                                                                            
  Waste Management Information                                              
       Dispose of in accordance with all applicable local, state and        
       federal regulations.                                                 
                                                                            
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  14.  TRANSPORT INFORMATION                                                
                                                                            
  DOT Information - 49 CFR 172.101                                          
       DOT Description:                                                     
            NON-REGULATED BY D.O.T.                                         
                                                                            
       Container/Mode:                                                      
            55 GAL DRUM/TRUCK PACKAGE                                       
                                                                            
       NOS Component:                                                       
            Not applicable                                                  
                                                                            
  RQ (Reportable Quantity) - 49 CFR 172.101                                 
       Not applicable                                                       
                                                                            
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  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)                                          
            Component                                RQ (lbs)               
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            PHOSPHORIC ACID                               5000              
            1,4-DIOXANE                                    100              
                                                                            
       CERCLA RQ - 40 CFR 302.4(b)                                          
            Materials without a "listed" RQ may be reportable as an         
            "unlisted hazardous substance".  See 40 CFR 302.5 (b).          
                                                                            
       SARA 302 Components - 40 CFR 355 Appendix A                          
            None                                                            
                                                                            
       Section 311/312 Hazard Class - 40 CFR 370.2                          
            Immediate(X)   Delayed( )   Fire( )   Reactive( )   Sudden      
            Release of Pressure( )                                          
                                                                            
       SARA 313 Components - 40 CFR 372.65                                  
            Section 313 Component(s)                 CAS Number    %        
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            PHOSPHORIC ACID                              7664-38-2   1.00   
            1,4-DIOXANE                                   123-91-1    .11   
                                                                            
  International Regulations                                                 
       Inventory Status                                                     
            Not determined                                                  
                                                                            
  State and Local Regulations                                               
       California Proposition 65                                            
            The following statement is made in order to comply with the     
            California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of     
            1986: This product contains the following substance(s) known to 
            the state of California to cause cancer.                        
            1,4-DIOXANE                                                     
                                                                            
       New Jersey RTK Label Information                                     
            PHOSPHORIC ACID                              7664-38-2          
            1,4-DIOXANE                                   123-91-1          
                                                                            
       Pennsylvania RTK Label Information                                   
            PHOSPHORIC ACID                              7664-38-2          
                                                                            
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  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            
       circumstances.                                                       
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