SIGMA CHEMICAL COMPANY -- 43496-5 2 HYDROXYETHYL CELLULOSE AVERAGE MV CA 90,000 -- 6810-00F056837
=====================  Product Identification  =====================

Product ID:43496-5 2 HYDROXYETHYL CELLULOSE AVERAGE MV CA 90,000
MSDS Date:07/01/1995
FSC:6810
NIIN:00F056837
Status Code:A
MSDS Number: CHZVC
=== Responsible Party ===
Company Name:SIGMA CHEMICAL COMPANY
Address:3050 SPRUCE ST
Box:14508
City:SAINT LOUIS
State:MO
ZIP:63178-5000
Country:US
Info Phone Num:314-771-5765/800-325-3010
Emergency Phone Num:314-771-5765/800-325-3010
CAGE:21076
=== Contractor Identification ===
Company Name:ALDRICH CHEMICAL CO INC
Address:1001 WEST ST PAUL AVE
Box:355
City:MILWAUKEE
State:WI
ZIP:53233
Country:US
Phone:414-273-3850
CAGE:60928
Company Name:FLUKA CHEMICAL CORP
Address:1001 WEST ST PAUL
Box:City:MILWAUKEE
State:WI
ZIP:53233
Country:US
Phone:414-273-3850
CAGE:63181
Company Name:SIGMA CHEMICAL COMPANY
Address:3050 SPRUCE ST
Box:14508
City:ST LOUIS
State:MO
ZIP:63178
Country:US
Phone:314-771-5765
CAGE:21076

=============  Composition/Information on Ingredients  =============

Ingred Name:HYDROXYETHYL CELLULOSE, 2-HYDROXYETHYL ETHER CELLULOSE,
    NATROSOL
CAS:9004-62-0
RTECS #:FJ5958000

=====================  Hazards Identification  =====================

LD50 LC50 Mixture:ORAL LD50(RAT): >7000 MG/KG
Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES  Skin:YES  Ingestion:YES
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO    IARC:NO	OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:MAY BE HARMFUL BY
    INHALATION/INGESTION/SKIN ABSORPTION. CAUSES EYE & SKIN IRRITATION.
    MATERIAL IS IRRITATING TO MUCOUS MEMBRANES & UPPER RESPIRATORY
    TRACT. ABSORPTION INTO THE BODY LEADS TO THE FORMAT ION OF
    METHEMOGLOBIN WHICH CAUSES CYANOSIS. ONSET MAY BE DELAYED 2-4
    HOURS/LONGER. MAY AFFECT THE BLOOD/NERVES.
Explanation of Carcinogenicity:NONE
Effects of Overexposure:IRRITATION, CYANOSIS

=======================  First Aid Measures  =======================

First Aid:EYES: IMMEDIATELY FLUSH W/COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF WATER FOR 15
    MINS. SKIN: WASH W/SOAP & COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF WATER. INHALATION:
    REMOVE TO FRESH AIR. GIVE CPR/OXYGEN IF NECESSARY. INGESTION: WASH
    OUT MOUTH W /WATER IF CONSCIOUS. OBTAIN MEDICAL ATTENTION IN ALL
    CASES.

=====================  Fire Fighting Measures  =====================

Extinguishing Media:WATER SPRAY, CO2, DRY CHEMICAL POWDER/APPROPRIATE
    FOAM
Fire Fighting Procedures:WEAR A SELF CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS &
    PROTECTIVE CLOTHING TO PREVENT CONTACT W/SKIN & EYES.
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:EMITS TOXIC FUMES UNDER FIRE CONDITIONS.
    STATIC CHARGES GENERATED BY EMPTYING PACKAGE IN/NEAR FLAMMABLE
    VAPORS MAY CAUSE FLASH FIRE.

==================  Accidental Release Measures  ==================

Spill Release Procedures:WEAR RESPIRATOR, CHEMICAL SAFETY GOGGLES,
    RUBBER BOOTS & HEAVY RUBBER GLOVES. SWEEP UP, PLACE IN A BAG & HOLD
    FOR WASTE DISPOSAL. AVOID RAISING DUST. VENTILATE AREA & WASH SITE
    AFTER MATERIAL PICKUP I S COMPLETE.

======================	Handling and Storage  ======================

Handling and Storage Precautions:STORE IN A COOL, DRY PLACE. KEEP
    TIGHTLY CLOSED. WEAR SUITABLE PROTECTIVE CLOTHING.
Other Precautions:AVOID INHALATION & CONTACT W/EYES, SKIN & CLOTHING.
    AVOID PROLONGED/REPEATED EXPOSURE. PREVENT FORMATION OF STATIC
    ELECTRICITY.

=============  Exposure Controls/Personal Protection  =============

Respiratory Protection:USE NIOSH/MSHA APPROVED RESPIRATOR.
Ventilation:MECHANICAL EXHAUST
Protective Gloves:CHEMICAL-RESISTANT
Eye Protection:CHEMICAL SAFETY GOGGLES
Other Protective Equipment:SAFETY SHOWER, EYE BATH
Work Hygienic Practices:REMOVE/LAUNDER CONTAMINATED CLOTHING BEFORE
    REUSE. WASH THOROUGHLY AFTER HANDLING.
Supplemental Safety and Health

=================  Stability and Reactivity Data  =================

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
STRONG OXIDIZING AGENTS
Stability Condition to Avoid:FIRE, STATIC ELECTRICITY
Hazardous Decomposition Products:CO, CO2, ALDEHYDES, CARBOXYLIC ACIDS

====================  Disposal Considerations  ====================

Waste Disposal Methods:DISSOLVE/MIX THE MATERIAL W/A COMBUSTIBLE
    SOLVENT & BURN IN A CHEMICAL INCINERATOR EQUIPPED W/AN AFTERBURNER
    & SCRUBBER. DISPOSE OF IAW/LOCAL, STATE & FEDERAL REGULATIONS.

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