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Prod. No. 46, Sodium Chloride Optical Crystals
Issue Date (06-01-89)

Section 1: Product and Company Identification

Product Name: Sodium Chloride Optical Crystals

Chemical name: Sodium Chloride
Formula: NaCl
Product CAS #: 7647-14-5
EPA Waste #: Not regulated
UN #: Not applicable
DOT Classification: Not regulated

Synonym: Clear vinyl solvent based coating

Company Name

Ted Pella, Inc. and PELCO International, P.O. Box 492477, Redding, CA 96049-2477
Domestic Phone  (800) 237-3526 (Mon-Thu. 6:00AM to 4:30PM PST; Fri 6:00AM to 4:00PM PST)

International Phone (01) (530) 243-2200 (Mon-Thu. 6:00AM to 4:30PM PST; Fri 6:00AM to 4:00PM PST)

Chemtrec Emergency Number 1-800-424-9300 24 hrs a day.

Section 2 Hazardous Ingredients:
Ingredient  % Wt.  PEL-OSHA  TLV-ACGIH 
Sodium Chloride  100  NE  NE 

Ingredient Hazard Statement:
Note: Due to formed nature of this product, no airborne concentrations are expected.
May cause eye, skin and respiratory tract irritation.
Harmful if swallowed.
Unless otherwise noted, all values are reported as 8-hour Time-Weighted Averages (TWAs) and total dust (particulates only). All ACGIH TLVs refer to the 1988-89 Standards. All OSHA PELs refer to 29 CFR Part 1910 Air Contaminants: Final Rule, January 19, 1989.
NFPA Hazard Classification: Health: 0; Flammable: 0; Reactivity: 0.
HMIS Hazard Classification: Health: 1; Flammable: 0; Reactivity: 0.
(SCALE: 0=Minimal, 1=Slight, 2=Moderate, 3=Serious, 4=Severe)

Section 3 Physical and Chemical Characteristics:
Boiling Point: 1473°C
Melting Point: 808°C
Specific Gravity (H2O=1): 2.16
Vapor Density (air=1): NA
% Solubility/Water: 36 g/100 g at 20°C
Evaporation Rate, butyl acetate=1: NA
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): NA
Appearance and Odor: White plates; odorless.

Section 4 Fire and Explosion Hazard Data:
Flash Point (method used): NA
Flammable Limits: Lower: NA, Upper: NA
Autoignition Temperature: NA
Extinguishing Methods: Use water, CO2 or Foam.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: None expected.
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: None

Section 5 Health Hazard Information:
Routes of entry:
Inhalation: Yes; Skin: No; Ingestion: Yes.
Effects of Overexposure:
Eye Contact: May cause mechanical irritation.
Skin Contact: No adverse effects expected.
Ingestion: Large amounts ingested are harmful.
Note: Health effects only apply if dust is formed during grinding, cutting and/or polishing of crystal.
Carcinogenicity: NTP, IARC, OSHA - No.
Chronic Health Hazards: None Known.
Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: None known

Section 6 Emergency and First Aid Procedures:
Eye Contact: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Call a physician.
Skin Contact: Flush skin with water.
Inhalation: Procedures normally not needed. If exposed to excessive levels of dust or fumes, remove to fresh air and seek medical attention.
Ingestion: Procedures normally not needed. If large quantities are ingested, seek medical advice

Section 7 Reactivity Data:
Stability: Generally considered stable
Hazardous Polymerization: Not expected to occur.
Incompatibility (Materials & Conditions to Avoid): None expected.
Hazardous Decomposition or Bi-Products: None expected.

Section 8 Special Protection Information:
Ventilation: General; if machined provide local exhaust ventilation as necessary to control dust.
Respiratory Protection: A NIOSH/MSHA-approved respirator as necessary (when machined).
Protective Gloves: Rubber or neoprene.
Eye Protection: Safety glasses (with side shields).
Other Protective Clothing or Equipment: NA

Section 9 Spill/Leak Procedures:
Steps to Be Taken in case Material is Released or Spilled:
If broken or not useable, scoop up or vacuum into a container for disposal.
It is recommenced that each user establish a Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC). Such plan should include procedures applicable to proper storage, control and clean-up of spills, including reuse or disposal as appropriate (see waste disposal method, below).
Waste Disposal Methods: Federal, state and local disposal laws and regulations will determine the proper waste disposal procedure. All waste materials should be reviewed to determine the applicable hazards (testing may be necessary). Disposal requirements are dependent on the hazard classification and will vary by location and the type of disposal selected. Some waste materials are amenable to recycle/reuse.

Section 10 Special Precautions:
Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storing:
Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Protect polished plate from moisture. (a) Do not handle with bare hands; (b) Do not breathe on plate; and (c) Store in dry area.
Personnel Sampling Procedure: None established

Section 11 Federal and State Regulations:
SARA Hazard Categories: Immediate (Acute) Health Hazard: No; Delayed (Chronic) Health Hazard: No; Fire Hazard: No; Reactivity Hazard: No; Sudden Release of Pressure: No
SARA Section 313 Notification:
This product does not contain toxic chemicals subject to the reporting requirements of Section 313 of Title lll of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 and 40 CFR Part 372

NA= Not applicable; NE= Not established

Ted Pella, Inc. makes no warranty of any kind regarding the information furnished herein. Users should independently determine the suitability and completeness of information from all sources. While this data is presented in good faith and believed to be accurate, it should be considered only as a supplement to other information gathered by the user. It is the User's responsibility to assure the proper use and disposal of these materials as well as the safety and health of all personnel who may work with or otherwise come in contact with these materials.