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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 580
Revision Date: October 15, 2015
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Pepsin

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-10102
Signal Word
DANGER
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Skin irritant (Category 2). Causes mild skin irritation (H316).

Hazard class: Eye irritant (Category 2A). Causes eye irritation (H320).

Hazard class: Skin sensitizer (Category 1B). May cause an allergic skin reaction (H317).

Hazard class: Respiratory sensitizer (Category 1B). May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulty if inhaled (H334).
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SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Pepsin (source: porcine) (activity 1:3000)
Lactose

9001-75-6
64044-51-5
Unspecified
Unspecified
Unspecified
Unspecified
15-30%
70-85%
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell (P312).
If inhaled: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing (P304+P340).
If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do so. Continue rinsing.
If on skin: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse (P362 +P364). 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 solid.
Fine powder when mixed with air may be explosive. When heated to decomposition, may emit toxic fumes.
In case of fire: Use a tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher.
NFPA Code
None established
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Wipe up, place in sealed bag or container and dispose. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete. See Sections 8 and 13 for further information.
SECTION 7 — HANDLING AND STORAGE
Flinn Suggested Chemical Storage Pattern: Organic #2. Store with alcohols, glycols, amines and amides.
Store in a cool dry place. Keep container tightly closed (P233). Use only in a hood or well-ventilated area (P271).
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection (P280). Wash hands thoroughly after handling (P264). Use only in a hood or well-ventilated area (P271).
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
White or yellowish-white. Characteristic enzyme odor.
Odor threshold: Not available
pH: 3.0-4.5
Soluble: Water. Insoluble in alcohol.
Biological enzyme. Active only in acidic solution.
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid contact with alcohol, alkalies, tannins and salts of heavy metals.
Shelf life: Indefinite, if stored properly.
Stability: Stable
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Eye, skin, and respiratory tract irritation
Chronic effects: Possible hypersensitization, dermatitis
Target organs: Respiratory tract.
Carcinogenicity: Not classified as a carcinogen by IARC, OSHA or NTP.
ORL-RAT LD50: N.A.
IHL-RAT LC50: N.A.
SKN-RBT LD50: N.A.
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 #26a 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.
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.