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SAFETY DATA SHEET

Date of issue: 20/07/00

1. Identification of the substance/preparation and of the company/undertaking


Identification of the product
Catalogue No: 108430

ID No.: 10843000

Product name: Indicator buffer tablets for water hardness determination with Titriplex(R) solutions
Manufacturer/supplier identification
Company:

VWR International Ltd., Hunter Boulevard, Lutterworth,


Leics, LE17 4XN, England
Telephone : + 44 (0) 1455 207000
Telefax : + 44 (0) 1455 558586
E-mail: product.support@uk.vwr.com

Emergency telephone No.: + 44 (0) 1455 207000


2. Hazards identification
Harmful if swallowed. Irritating to eyes. May cause sensitization by inhalation and skin contact.
3. Composition/information on ingredients
Chemical characterization
Mixture
Product name: Indicator buffer tablets
CAS number: Not applicable

EC-No.: Not applicable (Mixture)

Hazardous ingredients:
Ammonium chloride
CAS number:
Symbol(s):
R-phrases:
S-phrases:

>50%
12125-02-9
Xn
R22-36
S22

Hexamine
CAS number:
Symbol(s):
R-phrases:
S-phrases:

1-10%
100-97-0
F Xn
R11-42/43
S16-22-24-37

EC-No.: 235-186-4

EC-No.: 202-905-8

4. First-aid measures
- Eye contact: Irrigate thoroughly with water. If discomfort persists obtain medical attention.
- Inhalation: Remove from exposure.
- Skin contact: Wash off thoroughly with soap and water.

- Ingestion: Wash out mouth thoroughly with water. In severe cases obtain medical attention.
5. Fire-fighting measures
Special risks:
Not combustible. May evolve toxic fumes in fire. (nitrogen oxides, hydrochloric acid)
Suitable extinguishing media:
To suit environment.
6. Accidental release measures
Wear appropriate protective clothing.
Carefully take up dry. Forward for disposal. Clean up affected area.
7. Handling and storage
Handling:
Change contaminated clothing. Wash hands after working with substance.
Storage:
Store at room temperature (15 to 25C recommended). Keep well closed and protected from direct sunlight and moisture.
8. Exposure controls/personal protection
UK Exposure Limits:
WEL, Ammonium chloride, fume:
Long-term: 10 mg/m3 Short term: 20 mg/m3
Personal protective equipment:
As appropriate to the situation and the quantity handled.
- Respirator: Dust mask required when dusts are generated.
- Ventilation: Fume cupboard required when dusts are generated.
- Gloves: Rubber or plastic
- Eye Protection: Goggles or face-shield
- Other Precautions: Plastic apron, sleeves, boots - if handling large quantities

9. Physical and chemical properties


General information:
Form:
Colour:
Odour:

solid
olive-green
odourless

Health, safety and environmental information:


Melting temperature
Boiling temperature

Not available
Not available

Density(g/ml)
Solubility in water
Flash point

Not available
Soluble
Not applicable

10. Stability and reactivity


hygroscopic.
Conditions to be avoided
Strong heating.
Substances to be avoided
alkali hydroxides, chlorine, chlorates, nitrates, nitrites, halogen-halogen compounds.
Hazardous decomposition products
ammonia, hydrochloric acid.
11. Toxicological information
- After inhalation: Irritation of the mucous membranes, coughing, and dyspnoea.
- After skin contact: slight irritation symptoms.
- After eye contact: irritant effect.
- After ingestion: Irritation of mucous membranes in the mouth, pharynx, oesophagus, and gastrointestinal tract. After ingestion
of large amounts: headache, nausea, confusion. Sensitization possible in predisposed persons.
Further data
LD50 1650 mg/kg oral, rat. (data for major component)
LD50 569mg/kg oral mouse (data on minor component(s))
12. Ecological information
The following applies to ammonium ions in general: biological effects: fish: toxic from 0.3 mg/l up; plankton: toxic from 0.3
mg/l u p .
Do not allow to enter drinking water supplies, waste water, or soil!

13. Disposal considerations


Chemical residues are generally classified as hazardous or special waste, and as such are covered by regulations which vary
according to location. Contact your local waste disposal authority for advice, or pass to a chemical disposal company. Rinse
out empty containers thoroughly before returning for recycling.
14. Transport information
Not subject to transport regulations.
15. Regulatory information
Labelling according to EC directives
Symbol(s): Xn

Harmful.

R-phrases: R22-36-42/43
Harmful if swallowed. Irritating to eyes. May cause sensitization by inhalation and skin contact.

S-phrases: S22-24-37
Do not breathe dust. Avoid contact with skin. Wear suitable gloves.
EC-No.: Not applicable (Mixture)
Local Regulations
Within the UK, the use of this material must be assessed under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
regulations.
16. Other information
Date of issue:
Date of print:

20/07/00
19/12/07

Text of R phrases listed in section 3


R11:
R22:
R36:
R42/43:

Highly flammable.
Harmful if swallowed.
Irritating to eyes.
May cause sensitization by inhalation and skin contact.