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Sodium Benzoate

Material Safety Data Sheet
Sodium Benzoate

Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Sodium Benzoate
Catalog Numbers: SB1823
Benzoic acid sodium salt; benzoate sodium; sodium benzoic acid
Company Identification:

Chemical Store Inc.
1059 Main Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07011
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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
532-32-1 SODIUM BENZOATE 99-100 208-534-8

Hazard Symbols:
None listed.
Risk Phrases:
None listed.
Appearance: white.

Section 3 - Hazards Identification


Potential physical and environmental effects: May form combustible (explosive) dust-air mixtures.

Caution! May cause eye and skin irritation. May cause respiratory and digestive tract irritation. May cause fetal effects based upon animal studies.
Target Organs: None.

Potential Health Effects
Eye: May cause eye irritation. Dust may cause mechanical irritation.
Skin: May cause skin irritation.
Ingestion: May cause digestive tract disturbances.
Inhalation: May cause respiratory tract irritation.
Chronic: No information found.

Carcinogenic status: Not listed or regulated by IARC, NTP, OSHA, or ACGIH.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures

General: If irritation or other symptoms occur or persist from any route of exposure, remove the affected individual from the area; see a physician/get medical attention.

Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of clean water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.
Skin: Wash the affected area thoroughly with plenty of soap and water. Get medical attention if symptoms occur.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
Inhalation: Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.
Most important symptoms/effects, acute and delayed: Irritation. Pre-existing skin problems may be aggravated by prolonged or repeated contact.

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures

General Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion.
Extinguishing Media: Use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or alcohol-resistant foam.

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures: See Section 8 for recommendations on the use of personal protective equipment. If spilled in an enclosed area, ventilate. Eliminate ignition sources. If inhalation of dust cannot be avoided, wear an approved particulate respirator. Personal Protective Equipment must be worn.
Environmental precautions: Do not flush product into public sewer, water systems or surface waters.
Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up:
Contain spill. Wear proper personal protective clothing and equipment. Using care to avoid dust generation, vacuum or sweep into a closed container for reuse or disposal. Use approved industrial vacuum cleaner for removal. Avoid causing dust. Place into labeled, closed container; store in safe location to await disposal. Change contaminated clothing and launder before reuse.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage

Precautions for safe handling:
As with any chemical product, use good laboratory/workplace procedures. Use under well-ventilated conditions. Wash thoroughly after handling this product. Always wash up before eating, smoking or using the facilities. Avoid eye and skin contact. Avoid drinking, tasting, swallowing or ingesting this product. Avoid routine inhalation of dust of any kind. Exercise care when emptying containers, sweeping, mixing or doing other tasks which can create dust. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Provide eyewash fountains and safety showers in the work area.
As a precaution to control dust explosion potential, implement the following safety measures: Eliminate ignition sources (e.g., sparks, static buildup, excessive heat, etc.). In general, dust of organic materials is a static charge generator which may be ignited by electrostatic discharge, electrical arcs, sparks, welding torches, cigarettes, open flame, or other significant heat sources. Use spark-proof tools and equipment. Bond, ground and properly vent conveyors, dust control devices and other transfer equipment. Good housekeeping and controlling of dusts are necessary for safe handling of product. Prohibit flow of polymer, powder or dust through non-conductive ducts, vacuum hoses or pipes, etc.; only use grounded, electrically conductive transfer lines when pneumatically conveying product. Prevent accumulation of dust (e.g., well-ventilated conditions, promptly vacuuming spills, cleaning overhead horizontal surfaces, etc.). A properly engineered explosion suppression system must be considered. See standards such as the National Fire Protection Association NFPA 654, "Standard for the Prevention of Dust Explosions in the Plastics Industry"; NFPA 69, "Explosion Prevention Systems"; NFPA 68, "Explosion Venting Protection"; NFPA 77, "Static Electricity" and other standards as the need exists.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities: Store cool and dry, under well-ventilated conditions. Store this material away from incompatible substances (see section 10). Do not store in open, unlabeled or mislabeled containers. Keep container closed when not in use. Empty container contains residual product which may exhibit hazards of product. Do not reuse empty container without commercial cleaning or reconditioning. Product will absorb water vapor (hygroscopic).

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection

Engineering Controls: Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
SODIUM BENZOATE none listed none listed none listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: SODIUM BENZOATE: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166.
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators: Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical State: Crystalline powder
Appearance: white
Odor: characteristic odor
pH: ~8
Vapor Pressure: Negligible.
Vapor Density: 4.97
Evaporation Rate:negligible
Viscosity: Not applicable.
Boiling Point: Not applicable.
Melting point / Freezing point: 410-430 C (770-806 F)
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Flash Point:
>212 F (>100 C) Closed Cup
Auto-ignition temperature: >510 C (>950 F)
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 1; Flammability: 0; Reactivity: 0
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
Solubility: Soluble in water.
Specific Gravity/Density:1.44
Molecular Formula:C7H5O2Na
Molecular Weight:144.0236

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity

Chemical stability: This product is stable.
Possibility of hazardous reactions: Hazardous polymerization will not occur.
Conditions to avoid: Excessive heat and ignition sources. Contact with water or moist air. Avoid dust formation. Avoid static discharge.
Incompatible materials: Avoid strong acids and oxidizing agents. Avoid contact with iron salts.
Hazardous decomposition products: Carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.
No Additional Information.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

CAS# 532-32-1: DH6650000
CAS# 532-32-1:
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 1600 mg/kg;
Oral, rabbit: LD50 = 2 gm/kg;
Oral, rat: LD50 = 4070 mg/kg;
CAS# 532-32-1: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No data available.
Teratogenicity: Effects on embryo or fetus (fetal death).
Reproductive Effects: No data available.
Neurotoxicity: No data available.
Mutagenicity: No data available.
Other Studies: No data available.

Section 12 - Ecological Information

Ecotoxicity: No data available. 96-hr. LC50; fathead minnow: GT 1,000 mg/L. 96-hr. LC50; water flea: Gt 1,000 mg/L. 24-hr. LC50; water flea: 1.540 mg/L 24-hr. EC50 (immobilization); water flea: GT 500 mg/L 48-hr. EC50 (immobilization); water flea: GT 650 mg/L
Environmental: No information available.
Physical: No information available.
Other: No information available.

Section 13 - Disposal Considerations

Chemical waste generators must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified as a hazardous waste. US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR Parts 261.3. Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local hazardous waste regulations to ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.

Section 14 - Transport Information

Shipping Name: N/A No information available.
Hazard Class: N/A
UN Number: N/A
Packing Group: N/A

Section 15 - Regulatory Information


CAS# 532-32-1 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
Section 12b
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.

Section 302 (RQ)
None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
Section 302 (TPQ)
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
Section 313
No chemicals are reportable under Section 313.
Clean Air Act:
This material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants. This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors. This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous Substances under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority Pollutants under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
CAS# 532-32-1 is not present on state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.
California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed.

European/International Regulations
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols:
Not available.
Risk Phrases:

Safety Phrases:

WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

CAS# 532-32-1: 1
CAS# 532-32-1 is listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS# 532-32-1 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
This product has a WHMIS classification of D2B.
CAS# 532-32-1 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
Exposure Limits

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 1/7/2011
Revision #1 Date: 9/6/2012
The information above is believed to be accurate and represents the best information currently available to us. However, we make no warranty of merchantability or any other warranty, express or implied, with respect to such information, and we assume no liability resulting from its use. Users should make their own investigations to determine the suitability of the information for their particular purposes. In no event shall Chemical Store be liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any third party or for lost profits or any special, indirect, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages, howsoever arising, even if Chemical Store has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

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