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MSDS No: 7664-41-7
Date: 07/31/2008

SUPPLIER ADDRESS:6141 Easton Road, Bldg. 1
PO Box 310
Plumsteadville, PA 18949-0310
EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER:(215) 766-8861

1. CHEMICAL PRODUCT

PRODUCT NAME:AMM0NIASYNONYMS:Anhydrous Ammonia

2. COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
 
Exposure Limits (PPM)
Ingredient NameFormulaCAS #Concentration ACGIH TLV OSHA PEL MAC Other STEL
AMM0NIANH37664-41-7 99+% 25 50 25 35


Note: NE = NONE ESTABLISHEDS/A = SIMPLE ASPHYXIANT

3. HAZARD INDENTIFICATION

* * * EMERGENCY OVERVIEW * * *
Corrosive liquid and gas under pressure.
Can cause eye, skin, and respiratory tract burns.

POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS

ROUTES OF ENTRY: Inhalation, Skin, Eye

ACUTE EFFECTS: Irritating and corrosive to skin, eyes, respiratory tract, and mucous membrane.Symptoms include dyspnea, coughing, chest pains, and pulmonary edema.High exposure levels can cause burning and blistering of skin, permanent corneal damage and may be fatal.Contact with liquid can cause severe burns of skin and eyes.

CHRONIC EFFECTS: Skin and respiratory related disease.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS AGGRAVATED BY OVEREXPOSURE: None known

OTHER EFFECTS OF OVEREXPORSURE: None

CARCINOGENICITY (US ONLY):
    NTP - No
    IARC MONOGRAPHS - No
    OSHA REGULATED - No
4. FIRST AID MEASURES

INHALATION: Immediately remove victim to fresh air.If breathing has stopped, give artificial respiration.If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.

EYE CONTACT: Immediately flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.

SKIN CONTACT: Immediately flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing.

INGESTION: None

IN EVENT OF EXPOSURE, CONSULT A PHYSICIAN

NOTE TO PHYSICIAN: None

5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

FLASH POINT: N/Av

AUTOIGNITION TEMPERATURE: 850 deg.C

FLAMMABLE LIMITS:
    LOWER: 15%
    UPPER: 25%

EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Water spray or fog.

SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING INSTRUCTION AND EQUIPMENT: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing.Keep fire exposed cylinders cool with water spray.If possible, stop the product flow.

HAZARDOUS COMBUSTION PRODUCTS: Toxic fumes of nitrogen oxides.

UNUSUAL FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS: Cylinder rupture may occur under fire conditions.Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.

6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

CLEAN UP PROCEDURES: Douse with water to retard atmospheric dispersion, ventilate area.Shut off source if possible and remove source of heat.

SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT: None

7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN HANDLING: Secure cylinder when using to protect from falling.Use suitable hand truck to move cylinders.

PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN STORAGE: Store in well ventilated areas.Keep valve protection cap on cylinders when not in use.

8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION

ENGINEERING CONTROLS: Provide adequate general and local exhaust ventilation to maintain concentration below exposure limits.

EYE / FACE PROTECTION: Safety glasses

SKIN PROTECTION: None

RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: In case of leakage, use self-contained breathing apparatus.

OTHER PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: Safety shoes when handling cylinders.

9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

APPEARANCE: Colorless

ODOR: Pungent

PHYSICAL PRESSURE: Gas

VAPOR PRESSURE: @25.7 deg.C: 10 atm

VAPOR DENSITY (AIR=1): 0.597

BOILING POINT (C): -33.4

SOLUBILITY IN WATER: v/v 20 deg.C: 42.8

SPECIFIC GRAVITY (H2O=1): Gas

EVAPORATION RATE: Gas

ODOR THRESHOLD: 0.6-0.7 ppm

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

STABILITY: Stable under normal storage conditions.

CONDITIONS TO AVOID: Storage in poorly ventilated areas.Storage near a heat source.

MATERIALS TO AVOID: Copper, zinc, mercury and their alloys, and strong mineral acids.

HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: Will not occur.

HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION: None

11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

LETHAL CONCENTRATION (LC50): 7338 ppm, rat 1 hour.

LETHAL DOSE 50 (LD50): N/Ap

TERATOGENICITY: N/Ap

REPRODUCTIVE EFFECTS: N/Ap

MUTAGENICITY: N/Ap

12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

No adverse ecological effects are expected.

13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

WASTE DISPOSAL METHOD: Limited amount of gas may be released to atmosphere under appropriate conditions.Return cylinders to supplier with any valve outlet plugs or caps secured and valve protection cap in place.

14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

CONCENTRATION: 99+%

DOT DESCRIPTION (US ONLY):

    PROPER SHIPPING NAME: Ammonia, anhydrous
    HAZARD CLASS: 2.2 (nonflammable)
    INDENTIFICATION NUMBER: UN1005
    REPORTABLE QUANTITIES: 100 lbs.
    LABELING: NONFLAMMABLE GAS

ADR / RID (EU Only): Class 2, 2TC

SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS: Cylinders should be transported in a secure upright position in a well ventilated truck.

15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

OSHA: Process Safety Management: Material is not listed in appendix A of 29 CFR 1910.119 as highly hazardous chemical.

TSCA: Material is listed in TSCA inventory.

SARA: The threshold planning quantity for this material is500 lbs.

EU NUMBER: 231-635-3

NUMBER IN ANNEX 1 OF DIR 67/548: Material is listed in annex 1.

EU CLASSIFICATION: N/Av

R: 10, 23

S: 7/9, 16, 38

16. OTHER INFORMATION

OTHER PRECAUTIONS: Protect containers from physical damage. Do not deface cylinders or labels. Cylinders should be refilled by qualified producers of compressed gas. Shipment of a compressed gas cylinder which has not been filled by the owner or with his written consent is a violation of federal law (49 CFR).

ABBREVIATIONS: N/Ap - Not Applicable N/Av - Not Available SA - Simple Asphyxiant NE - None Established

DISCLAIMER: Information included in this document is given to the best of our knowledge, however, no warranty is made that the information is accurate or complete. We do not accept any responsibility for damages by the use of the document.

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