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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 353
Revision Date: March 21, 2014
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Formalin Buffered

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-9805
Signal Word
DANGER
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Flammable liquids (Category 4). Combustible liquid (H227). Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames, and hot surfaces. No smoking (P210).
Hazard class: Acute toxicity, oral (Category 4). Harmful if swallowed (H302).
Hazard class: Skin corrosion or irritation (Category 3). Causes mild skin irritation (H316).
Hazard class: Serious eye damage or irritation (Category 1). Causes serious eye damage (H318).
Hazard class: Sensitization, respiratory (Category 1). May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled (H334). Avoid breathing mist, vapors or spray (P261).
Hazard class: Carcinogenicity (Category 2). Suspected of causing cancer (H351). Obtain special instructions before use (P201). Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood (P202). Use personal protective equipment as required (P281).
Hazard class: Specific target organ toxicity, single exposure (Category 1). Causes damage to organs (H370). Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product (P270).
Pictograms
SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Formaldehyde
Methyl alcohol
Sodium phosphate monobasic
Sodium phosphate dibasic anhydrous
Water

50-00-0
67-56-1
10049-21-5
7558-79-4
7732-18-5
HCHO
CH3OH
NaH2PO4•H2O
Na2HPO4
H2O
30.03
32.04
137.99
141.96
18.00
3.7%
1.5%
<0.5%>
<1%>
>93.3%
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
If exposed or experiencing respiratory symptoms: Call a POISON CENTER or physician (P307+P311).
If inhaled: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do so. Continue rinsing (P305+P351+P338).
If on skin: Rinse with water for several minutes. If irritation occurs: Get medical advice or attention (P332+P313).
If swallowed: Rinse mouth (P330). If you feel unwell: Call a POISON CENTER or physician (P301+P312).
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Nonflammable, noncombustible solution.
In case of fire: Use a tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher.
NFPA Code
None established
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Remove all ignition sources and ventilate area. Contain spill with sand or other inert absorbent material; deposit in sealed bag or container. See Sections 8 and 13 for further information.
SECTION 7 — HANDLING AND STORAGE
Flinn Suggested Chemical Storage Pattern: Organic #3. Store with hydrocarbons, oils, esters and aldehydes.
Keep cool (P235). Do not breathe mist, vapors or spray (P260).
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection (P280). Wash hands thoroughly after handling (P264). In case of inadequate ventilation, wear respiratory protection (P285).
Exposure guidelines: TLV-C 0.3 ppm (ACGIH); PEL 0.75 ppm (OSHA).
Odor threshold 0.05 - 1 ppm. If the odor of formaldehyde is detected more ventilation is needed.
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Clear, colorless liquid. Characteristic odor.
Neutral and buffered.
Soluble: Water and alcohol
Biological use: Tissue fixative.
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid contact with strong acids, strong bases, and strong oxidizers.
Shelf life: Indefinite, if stored properly.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Highly toxic, severe eye irritant, sensitizer.
Chronic effects: Pulmonary edema, possible carcinogen mutagen.
Target organs: Eyes, kidneys.
ORL-RAT LD50: 100 mg/kg as formaldehyde
IHL-RAT LC50: 203 mg/m3 as formaldehyde
SKN-RBT LD50: 0.27 mL/kg as formaldehyde
SECTION 12 — ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Data not yet available.
SECTION 13 — DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Please review all federal, state and local regulations that may apply before proceeding.
Flinn Suggested Disposal Method #2 is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Not regulated. Hazard class: N/A. UN number: N/A.
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
Not listed.
SECTION 16 — OTHER INFORMATION
This Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is for guidance and is based upon information and tests believed to be reliable. Flinn Scientific, Inc. makes no guarantee of the accuracy or completeness of the data and shall not be liable for any damages relating thereto. The data is offered solely for your consideration, investigation, and verification. The data should not be confused with local, state, federal or insurance mandates, regulations, or requirements and CONSTITUTE NO WARRANTY. Any use of this data and information must be determined by the science instructor to be in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws and regulations. The conditions or methods of handling, storage, use and disposal of the product(s) described are beyond the control of Flinn Scientific, Inc. and may be beyond our knowledge. FOR THIS AND OTHER REASONS, WE DO NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE HANDLING, STORAGE, USE OR DISPOSAL OF THIS PRODUCT(S).
Consult your copy of the Flinn Science Catalog/Reference Manual for additional information about laboratory chemicals.