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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 375.1
Revision Date: March 25, 2014
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Glyoxal Solution

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-9833
Signal Word
WARNING
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Acute toxicity, oral and inhalation (Category 5). May be harmful if swallowed or inhaled (H303+H333).

Hazard class: Skin and serious eye damage, corrosion or irritation (Category 2, 2B). Causes skin and eye irritation (H315+H320).

Hazard class: Sensitization, skin (Category 1). May cause an allergic skin reaction (H317). Avoid breathing mist, vapors or spray (P261).

Hazard class: Germ cell mutagenicity (Category 2). Suspected of causing genetic defects (H341). 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).
Pictograms
SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Glyoxal
Water

107-22-2
7732-18-5
C2H2O2
H2O
58.04
18.00
40%
60%
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
If exposed or concerned: Get medical advice or attention (P308+P313).
If inhaled:Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell (P304+P312).
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 eye irritation persists eyes: Get medical advice or attention (P337+P313).
If on skin: Wash with plenty of water (P302+P352). If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice or attention (P332+P313).
If swallowed: Rinse mouth. Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell.
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
Ventilate area. Contain the spill with sand or absorbent material and deposit in a 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.
Store in a cool, dry place.
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection (P280). Wash hands thoroughly after handling (P264).
Exposure Guidelines: (as glyoxal) TLV 0.1 mg/m3 (inhalable fraction and vapor) (ACGIH). Sensitizer.
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Yellow liquid. Odorless.

pH: 2.1 to 2.7
Specific gravity: 1.270
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Do not allow to become dry, glyoxal as a solid may be explosive in air. Avoid contact with strong oxidizers and strong bases.
Shelf life: Indefinite, if stored properly.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Sensitizer. Skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant. Somnolence and respiratory depression if ingested or inhaled.
Chronic effects: N.A.
Target organs: CNS, skin, eyes, respiratory tract.
ORL-RAT LD50: 200 mg/kg (as glyoxal)
IHL-RAT LC50: 2410 mg/m3/4H (as glyoxal)
SKN-RBT LD50: 10 mL/kg (as glyoxal)
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
TSCA-listed, EINECS-listed (203-474-9).
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).
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