MSDS - Quaternary Ammonium Chloride

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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Quaternary Ammonium Chloride
(Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride & Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chloride), 80%
FIRST AID (GET MEDICAL ATTENTION IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST)
EYES:
SKIN:
INHALATION:
INGESTION:
HEALTH: 3
FLUSH WITH LARGE AMOUNTS OF WATER FOR AT LEAST 15 MINUTES
REMOVE CONTAMINATED CLOTHING; WASH WITH SOAP AND WATER
REMOVE FROM EXPOSURE
DILUTE STOMACH CONTENTS WITH MILK OR WATER; DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING;
CONTACT PHYSICIAN IMMEDIATELY
FLAMMABILITY: 1
REACTIVITY: 0
PRECAUTIONS: CORROSIVE
CHEMTREC 24-HOUR EMERGENCY HOTLINE: (800) 424-9300
To be used only in the event of chemical emergencies involving a spill, leak, fire, exposure or accident.
MANUFACTURER
Lonza Incorporated
1717 Route 208
Fair Lawn NJ 07410
PHYSICAL DATA
volatile:
flash point:
appearance:
freezing point:
pH of 10% solution:
REACTIVITY
20% (by weight)
47°C
yellow liquid
20°C
8.5 - 9.0
stability:
materials to avoid:
conditions to avoid:
hazard classification:
stable
strong acids, strong oxidizers
extremely high temperatures
corrosive
FIRE FIGHTING
special procedures: wear NIOSH-approved self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing
extinguishing media: dry chemical, alcohol foam, carbon dioxide, water
combustion products: amines, ammonia, hydrogen chloride, organic chlorides
Products of combustion are toxic.
Use water-spray to keep containers cool and to knock down fumes.
Heated solvent vapors can travel to an ignition source and flash back.
PERSONAL PROTECTION
handling / storage: follow good hygiene practices / do not store near water, food or feed
eyes: safety goggles
skin: full work-clothing, impervious gloves
respiratory: if vaporous, use NIOSH-approved respiratory protection
ventilation: none specified by manufacturer
HEALTH HAZARD DATA - HAZARDOUS
route of entry: eyes, skin, ingestion, inhalation
eye contact: direct contact may cause severe damage
skin absorption: prolonged contact may cause severe irritation
ingestion: may cause severe irritation and swelling of mucous membranes; may be fatal
inhalation: vapors may cause irritation and headache
toxicology: LD50 (oral, rat): 366 mg/kg, LD50 (dermal, rabbit): 421 mg/kg
STORAGE & HANDLING
Store in a cool, dry area, away from acids or oxidizers.
Protect from physical damage.
Keep container closed.
SPILLS & DISPOSAL
Floors may be slippery.
Prevent spills and contaminated wash water from entering sewers and bodies of open water.
Contain spills with inert material, such as sand or earth; scoop absorbed material into containers.
Dispose of in accordance with all local, state and federal regulations; incineration is preferred.
NOTE TO PHYSICIAN
Probable mucosal damage may contraindicate the use of gastric ravage.
Measures against circulatory shock, as well as oxygen and measures to support breathing may be needed.
If persistent, convulsions may be controlled by the cautious intravenous injection of a short-acting barbiturate drug.
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