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Material Safety Data Sheet

NFPA HMIS Personal Protective Equipment

Health Hazard
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Reactivity
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Section 1. Chemical Product and Company Identification Page Number: 1

Common Name/ Cesium hydroxide Catalog C1061


Trade Name Number(s).
CAS# 35103-79-8; 21351-79-1
[anhydrous]
Manufacturer RTECS FK9800000 [for CAS no.
SPECTRUM LABORATORY PRODUCTS INC.
21351-79-1]
14422 S. SAN PEDRO STREET
GARDENA, CA 90248 TSCA TSCA 8(b) inventory: No
products were found. CAS
no. 12260-45-6 is not listed
on the TSCA inventory. It is
exempt from TSCA (8) b
inventory listing since it is a
hydrate.
Commercial Name(s) Not available. CI# Not available.
Synonym Not available.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
Chemical Name Cesium Hydroxide, hydrate CHEMTREC (24hr) 800-424-9300

Chemical Family Not available. CALL (310) 516-8000

Chemical Formula CsOH.H2O

Supplier SPECTRUM LABORATORY PRODUCTS INC.


14422 S. SAN PEDRO STREET
GARDENA, CA 90248

Section 2.Composition and Information on Ingredients


Exposure Limits
Name CAS # TWA (mg/m3) STEL (mg/m3) CEIL (mg/m3) % by Weight

1) Cesium hydroxide monohydrate 35103-79-8 2 100

Toxicological Data Cesium hydroxide anhydrous (CAS no. 21351-79-1):


on Ingredients ORAL (LD50): Acute: 570 mg/kg [Rat]. 800 mg/kg [Mouse]. 759 mg/kg [Mouse].

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Section 3. Hazards Identification


Potential Acute Health Effects Very hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation. Hazardous in
case of eye contact (corrosive). Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (corrosive). The amount of tissue
damage depends on length of contact. Eye contact can result in corneal damage or blindness. Skin contact can
produce inflammation and blistering. Inhalation of dust will produce irritation to gastro-intestinal or respiratory
tract, characterized by burning, sneezing and coughing. Severe over-exposure can produce lung damage,
choking, unconsciousness or death. Inflammation of the eye is characterized by redness, watering, and itching.
Skin inflammation is characterized by itching, scaling, reddening, or, occasionally, blistering.
Potential Chronic Health CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
Effects MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available.
The substance may be toxic to lungs, upper respiratory tract.
Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage. Repeated exposure of the
eyes to a low level of dust can produce eye irritation. Repeated skin exposure can produce local skin destruction,
or dermatitis. Repeated inhalation of dust can produce varying degree of respiratory irritation or lung damage.

Section 4. First Aid Measures


Eye Contact Check for and remove any contact lenses. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at
least 15 minutes. Cold water may be used. Get medical attention immediately.
Skin Contact In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated
clothing and shoes. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. Cold water may be used.Wash clothing before
reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse. Get medical attention immediately.
Serious Skin Contact Wash with a disinfectant soap and cover the contaminated skin with an anti-bacterial cream. Seek immediate
medical attention.

Inhalation If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get
medical attention immediately.
Serious Inhalation Evacuate the victim to a safe area as soon as possible. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or
waistband. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. If the victim is not breathing, perform mouth-to-mouth
resuscitation. WARNING: It may be hazardous to the person providing aid to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
when the inhaled material is toxic, infectious or corrosive. Seek immediate medical attention.
Ingestion Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an
unconscious person. If large quantities of this material are swallowed, call a physician immediately. Loosen tight
clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband.
Serious Ingestion Not available.

Section 5. Fire and Explosion Data


Flammability of the Product Non-flammable.

Auto-Ignition Temperature Not applicable.

Flash Points Not applicable.

Flammable Limits Not applicable.

Products of Combustion Not available.

Fire Hazards in Presence of Not applicable.


Various Substances

Explosion Hazards in Presence Risks of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact: Not available.
of Various Substances Risks of explosion of the product in presence of static discharge: Not available.

Fire Fighting Media Not applicable.


and Instructions

Special Remarks on Not available.


Fire Hazards

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Special Remarks on Explosion Not available.


Hazards

Section 6. Accidental Release Measures


Small Spill Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal container.

Large Spill Corrosive solid.


Stop leak if without risk. Do not get water inside container. Do not touch spilled material. Use water spray to
reduce vapors. Prevent entry into sewers, basements or confined areas; dike if needed. Call for assistance on
disposal. Be careful that the product is not present at a concentration level above TLV. Check TLV on the MSDS
and with local authorities.

Section 7. Handling and Storage


Precautions Keep container dry. Do not ingest. Do not breathe dust. Never add water to this product. In case of insufficient
ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment. If ingested, seek medical advice immediately and show the
container or the label. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Keep away from incompatibles such as oxidizing agents,
acids.
Storage Keep container tightly closed. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area. Hygroscopic

Section 8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection


Engineering Controls Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below
recommended exposure limits. If user operations generate dust, fume or mist, use ventilation to keep exposure to
airborne contaminants below the exposure limit.
Personal Protection Splash goggles. Synthetic apron. Vapor and dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or
equivalent. Gloves.
Personal Protection in Case of Splash goggles. Full suit. Vapor and dust respirator. Boots. Gloves. A self contained breathing apparatus
a Large Spill should be used to avoid inhalation of the product. Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient; consult a
specialist BEFORE handling this product.
Exposure Limits TWA: 2 (mg/m3) from ACGIH (TLV) [United States]
TWA: 2 (mg/m3) from OSHA (PEL) [United States]
TWA: 2 (mg/m3) [Canada]
TWA: 2 (mg/m3) [United Kingdom (UK)]

Consult local authorities for acceptable exposure limits.

Section 9. Physical and Chemical Properties


Physical state and appearance Solid. (Crystalline powder.) Odor Not available.

Taste Not available.


Molecular Weight 167.93 g/mole
Color White.
pH (1% soln/water) Not available.

Boiling Point Not available.

Melting Point 272.3°C (522.1°F)

Critical Temperature Not available.

Specific Gravity 3.675 (Water = 1)

Vapor Pressure Not applicable.

Vapor Density 5.8 (Air = 1)

Volatility Not available.

Odor Threshold Not available.

Water/Oil Dist. Coeff. Not available.

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Ionicity (in Water) Not available.

Dispersion Properties See solubility in water.

Solubility Easily soluble in cold water, hot water.


Soluble in water with exothermic reaction.
Very soluble in ethanol.
Solubility in Water: 3.9 kg/l water@ 18 deg. C; 395 g/100 g water @ 15 deg. C; 395% at 59 deg. F.; soluble in
approximately 0.25 parts water.

Section 10. Stability and Reactivity Data


Stability The product is stable.

Instability Temperature Not available.

Conditions of Instability Incompatible materials, water/moisture

Incompatibility with various Reactive with oxidizing agents, acids.


substances Slightly reactive to reactive with moisture.

Corrosivity Slightly corrosive in presence of glass.

Special Remarks on Hygroscopic; keep container tightly closed.


Reactivity Considerable heat is generated when this compound comes into contact with water/moisture.
Special Remarks on Not available.
Corrosivity
Polymerization Will not occur.

Section 11. Toxicological Information


Routes of Entry Inhalation. Ingestion.

Toxicity to Animals Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 570 mg/kg [Rat].

Chronic Effects on Humans May cause damage to the following organs: lungs, upper respiratory tract.

Other Toxic Effects on Very hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion, .
Humans Hazardous in case of eye contact (corrosive), of inhalation (lung corrosive).
Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (corrosive).

Special Remarks on Not available.


Toxicity to Animals

Special Remarks on Passes through the placental barrier in human. Excreted in maternal milk in human.
Chronic Effects on Humans

Special Remarks on other Acute Potential Health Effects:


Toxic Effects on Humans Skin: Causes severe irritation with pain and redness, or may cause burns.
Eyes: Causes eye burns. Can cause severe conjunctivitis and chemosis, corneal damage, permanent visual
loss, and in severe cases, perforation.
Inhalation: May cause severe irritation of the respiratory tract with sore throat, coughing, wheezing, shortness of
breath and delayed lung edema. May cause chemical burns the respiratory tract.
Ingestion: Causes burns of the gastrointestinal/digestive tract(oropharynx, esophagus, and occasionally the
stomach). May cause severe and permanent damage to the digestive tract. The absence of visible oral burns
does not reliably exclulde the presence of esophageal burns. The presence of stridor, vomiting, and drooling are
associated with serious esophageal injury in most cases. May affect behavior/central nervous system
(somnolence, muscle contraction or spasticity).
Chronic Potential Health Effects:
Inhalation: Prolonged or repeated inhalation can irritate the lungs and may cause bronchitis to develop with
cough, phlegm, and/or shortness of breath. It may also affect the blood (changes in white blood cell count,
pigmented or nucleated red blood cells, changes in serum composition).

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Section 12. Ecological Information


Ecotoxicity Not available.

BOD5 and COD Not available.

Products of Biodegradation Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. However, long term degradation products may
arise.
Toxicity of the Products The products of degradation are less toxic than the product itself.
of Biodegradation

Special Remarks on the Not available.


Products of Biodegradation

Section 13. Disposal Considerations


Waste Disposal Waste must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state and local environmental
control regulations.

Section 14. Transport Information


DOT Classification Class 8: Corrosive material

Identification : Corrosive solid, basic, inorganic, n.o.s (cesium hydroxide) UNNA: 3262 PG: III

Special Provisions for Not available.


Transport
DOT (Pictograms)

Section 15. Other Regulatory Information and Pictograms


Federal and State Illinois toxic substances disclosure to employee act: Cesium hydroxide (CAS no. 21351-79-1)
Regulations Rhode Island RTK hazardous substances: Cesium hydroxide (CAS no. 21351-79-1)
Pennsylvania RTK: Cesium hydroxide (CAS no. 21351-79-1)
Minnesota: Cesium hydroxide (CAS no. 21351-79-1)
Massachusetts RTK: Cesium hydroxide (CAS no. 21351-79-1)
New Jersey: Cesium hydroxide (CAS no. 21351-79-1)

California California prop. 65: This product contains the following ingredients for which the State of California has found
Proposition 65 to cause cancer which would require a warning under the statute: No products were found.
Warnings California prop. 65: This product contains the following ingredients for which the State of California has found
to cause birth defects which would require a warning under the statute: No products were found.
Other Regulations OSHA: Hazardous by definition of Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).
EINECS: This product is on the European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances (EINECS no.
244-344-1 is for Cesium Hydroxide CAS no. 21351-79-1). The hydrate form (CAs no. 12260-45-6) is not listed
on the European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances.
Cesium Hydroxide, hydrate (CAS no. 12260-45-6) is not listed on the Austalia (AICS) list, and is not listed on
Canada DSL/NDSL, China National Inventory, Japan National Inventory (ENCS), Korea National Inventory (KECI),
or Philippines National Inventory (PICCS). However Cesium Hydroxide anhydrous (CAS no. 21351-79-1) is listed
on the Canada NDSL, Australia (AICS) list, Japan National Inventory (ENCS), Korea National Inventory (KECI), or
Philippines National Inventory (PICCS).

Other Classifications WHMIS (Canada) CLASS E: Corrosive solid.

DSCL (EEC)

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R34- Causes burns. S26- In case of contact with eyes, rinse


immediately with plenty of water and seek
medical advice.
S36/37/39- Wear suitable protective clothing,
gloves and eye/face protection.
S45- In case of accident or if you feel unwell,
seek medical advice immediately (show the
label where possible).

Health Hazard
HMIS (U.S.A.) 3 National Fire Protection Flammability
Fire Hazard Association (U.S.A.)
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0
Reactivity
Health 3 1 Reactivity
0
Personal Protection Specific hazard
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WHMIS (Canada)
(Pictograms)

DSCL (Europe)
(Pictograms)

TDG (Canada)
(Pictograms)

ADR (Europe)
(Pictograms)

Protective Equipment Gloves.

Synthetic apron.

Vapor and dust respirator. Be sure to


use an approved/certified respirator or
equivalent. Wear appropriate respirator
when ventilation is inadequate.
Splash goggles.

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Section 16. Other Information


MSDS Code C0570

References Not available.


Other Special Not available.
Considerations

Validated by Sonia Owen on 9/27/2006. Verified by Sonia Owen.


Printed 9/27/2006.

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Notice to Reader
All chemicals may pose unknown hazards and should be used with caution. This Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) applies only to the material as packaged. If this product is
combined with other materials, deteriorates, or becomes contaminated, it may pose hazards not mentioned in this MSDS. It shall be the user's responsibility to develop proper
methods of handling and personal protection based on the actual conditions of use. While this MSDS is based on technical data judged to be reliable, Spectrum Quality Products,
Inc. assumes no responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of the information contained herein.