Barium & Chemicals, Inc.

Safety Data Sheet
Revision: 0
Revision Date: 9/22/2015

 


1.) Identification
 
        Product Name: Boric Acid
        Product Number: BO1010
        Product Formula: H3BO3
 
        Manufacturer: Barium & Chemicals, Inc.
PO Box 218
515 Kingsdale Road
Steubenville, Ohio 43952-5218

Phone: 740-282-9776
Fax: 740-282-9161
Web: www.bariumchemicals.com

        Emergency Phone: Chemtrec 800-424-9300
        International: 703-527-3887

2.) HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Emergency Overview
OSHA Hazards
No data available
Target Organs
No target has been identified in humans. High does animal ingestion studies indicate the testes are the target organ in male animals, though human studies have not shown such results.
GHS Classifications
Reproductive toxicity (Category 2), H361
GHS Label Elements, Including Precautionary Statements
Pictogram
Signal Word     Warning
Hazard Statement(s)
H361 Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child.
 
Precautionary Statement(s)
P201 Obtain special instructions before use
P202 Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood
P281 Use personal protective equipment as required
P308+P313 IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention
P405 Store locked up
P501 Dispose of conents/container to an approved waste disposal plant
 
HMIS Classification
Health Hazard 1
Flammability 0
Physical Hazards 0
Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child. Reproductive toxicity. *
 
NFPA Rating
Health Hazard 0
Fire 0
Reactivity Hazard 0
 
Potential Health Effects
Inhalation May cause respiratory tract irritation. May be harmful if inhaled.
Skin Causes skin irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
Eyes Causes eye irritation.
Ingestion May cause irritation of the digestive tract.

3.) INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
 
  EINECS PERCENT CAS NO:
233-139-2 <=100 10043-35-3
  EINECS PERCENT CAS NO:

4.) FIRST AID MEASURES
 
Inhalation
If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Consult a physician.
Skin Contact
Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.
Eye Contact
Flush eyes with water as a precaution.
Ingestion Contact
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult a physician.

5.) FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
 
Extinguishing Media
Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide
Special Fire Fighting Procedures
No data available
Fire and Explosion Hazzards
No data available
Hazardous Combustion Products
Borane/boron oxides
Protective Measure in Fire
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary

6.) ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
 
Personal Precaution in Spill
Use personal protective equipment. Avoid breathing vapors, mist, or gas. Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Avoid breathing dust.
Environment
Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains.
Spill Clean Up
Pick up and arrange disposal without creating dust. Sweep up and shovel. Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.

7.) HANDLING AND STORAGE
 
Usage Precautions
Avoid formation of dust and aerosols. Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.
Usage Descriptions
Laboratory chemicals, manufacture of substances.
Storage Precautions
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.
Handling Precautions
Moisture sensitive.

8.) EXPOSURE CONTORLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION
 
Protective Equipment
Where airborne concentrations are expected to exceed exposure limits, NIOSH certified respirators must be used. Eye goggles and gloves are not required for normal industrial exposures but may be warranted if environment is excessively dusty.
Process Conditions
No data available
Respirators
Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate, use a full-face particle respirator type N100 (US) or type P3 (EN 143) respirator cartridges as a backup to engineering controls. If the respirator is the sole means of protection, use a full-face supplied air respirator. Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) OR CEN (EU).
Protective Gloves
Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique (without touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices. Wash and dry hands. Full contact Material: Nitrile rubber Minimum layer thickness: 0.11 mm Break through time: 480 min Material tested Dermatril (KCL 740/Aldrich Z677272, Size M) Splash contact Material: Nitrile rubber Minimum layer thickness: 0.11 mm Break through time: 480 min Material tested: Dermatril (KCL 740/Aldrich Z677272, Size M) data source: KCL GmbH, D-36124 Eichenzell, phone +49 (0)6659 87300, e-mail sales@kcl.de, test method: EN374 If used in solution, or mixed with other substances, and under conditions which differ from EN374, contact the supplier of the CE approved gloves. This recommendation is advisory only and must be evaluated by an industrial hygienist and safety officer familiar with the specific situation of anticipated use by our customers. It should not be construed as offering an approval for any specific use scenario.
Eye Protection
Safety glasses with side-shields conforming to EN166. Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166 (EU).
Other Protection
Impervious clothing. The type of protective equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace.
Hygienic Work Practices
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.

9.) PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
 
a) Appearance (physical state, color, etc.)
White solid
b) Odor
No data available
c) Odor threshold
No data available
d) pH
5.1 @ 1.8 g/l @ 25C (77F)
e) Melting Point/freezing point
160C (320F)
f) Initial boiling Point and boiling range
300C (572F)
g) Flash Point
No data available
h) Evaporation rate
No data available
i) Flammability (solid,gas)
No data available
j) Upper/lower flammability or explosive limits
No data available
k) Vapor pressure
3.5 hPa (2.6 mmHg) @ 20C (68F)
l) Vapor density
No data available
m) Relative density
1.440 g/cm3
n) Solubility(ies)
Soluble in water 5.46% by wt (25C)//27.5% by wt (100C)
o) Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water
No data available
p) Auto-ignition temperature
No data available
q) Decomposition temperature
No data available
r) Viscosity
No data available
s) Specific Gravity
1.43

10.) STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
 
Stability
Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Hazardous Decomp Products
Oxides of boron, Oxides of carbon
Conditions to Avoid
Store away from oxidizing agents, strong acids and bases.

11.) TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
 
Toxic Dose LD 50
2660 mg/kg (oral-rat)
Toxicological Info
No data available
Inhalation
No data available
Skin
No data available
Eyes
No data available
Medical Symptoms
Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea with delayed effects of skin redness and peeling.

12.) ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
 
Toxicity
Toxicity to fish: LC50-Ptychocheilus-279 g/mol-96 h. LC50-Lepomis macrochirus (Bluegill)->1021 mg/l-96 h.//Toxic to daphnia and other aquatic invertebrates. LC50-Daphnia magna (Water flea)-53.2 mg/l-21d//EC50-Daphnia magna (Water flea)-133 mg/l-418h.
Distribution
Boric Acid is soluble in water and is leechable through normal soil.
Chemical Fate
No data available

13.) DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
 
Disposal Methods
Contact a licensed professional waste disposal service to dispose of this material. Dissolve or mix the material with a combustible solvent and burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber. Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company.
General Cleaning
No data available

14.) TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
 
DOT - GROUND TRANSPORTATION
Proper Shipping Name
Not regulated
Hazzard Class
Not regulated
UN Number
Not regulated
Packing Group
Not regulated
IATA/IMDG REGULATIONS
Proper Shipping Name
Not regulated
Hazzard Class
Not regulated
UN Number
Not regulated
Packing Group
Not regulated
IMDG EMS
Not regulated
Shipping Options for this product include
UPS    FedEx    Plane    Truck    Boat    Rail

Transportation Notes


15.) REGULATORY INFORMATION
Chemical Inventory Status Part 1
Ingredient CASNO TSCA EINECS China Japan Austrialia
Boric Acid 10043-35-3 No No No No No

Chemical Inventory Status Part 2
Ingredient CASNO Korea DSL NDSL Phil.
Boric Acid 10043-35-3 No No No No

Federal, State, International Regulations- Part 1
Ingredient CASNO SARA 302
    RQ TPQ LIST
Boric Acid 10043-35-3 No No No
SARA 313
No

Federal, State, International Regulations- Part 2
Ingredient CASNO RCRA 261.33 TSCA 8(d) CERCLA
Boric Acid 10043-35-3 No No No

Additional Items
Chemical Weapons Convention Acute TSCA 12(b) CDTA SARA 311/312 Reactivity Chronic
No No No No No No No
Fire Pressure Austrialian HazChem Code Poison Schedule WHMIS
No No No No No

16.) MISC. INFORMATION
 
Information Sources
Revision Comments
Created September 2015
Other Information

17.) DISCLAIMER
 
Barium & Chemicals, Inc. provides this information as it relates only to the specific product designated herein. All information contained in this SDS should be provided to the user's employees and/or customers. The information contained herein relates only to the environmental, health, and safety precautions for the product and is not intended to be relied upon as technical specifications for commercial or other purposes. Do not use the ingredient information and/or ingredient percentages in this SDS as product specification. For product specification, refer to a Product Specification and/or a Certificate of Analysis provided by or requested from Barium & Chemicals, Inc. This information relates only to the product designated herein, and does not relate to its use in combination with any other material or in any other process. This information is intended only a guide to the appropriate handling of the product by a properly trained person. Individuals receiving this information must exercise their independent judgment in determining its appropriateness for a particular purpose. Conditions of use are beyond the control of Barium & Chemicals, Inc. Users are responsible to verify the applicability of this information under their own operating conditions to determine whether the product is suitable for a particular purpose and assume all risks of use, handling and disposal of the product, or from the publication, reliance upon, or other use of the information contained herein. This information is furnished without warranty, expressed or implied; except that it is accurate to the best knowledge of Barium & Chemicals, Inc. and is based upon data obtained from the manufacturer and/or recognized technical sources. Barium & Chemicals, Inc. expressively disclaims all express or implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to the product or information provided herein, and shall under no circumstances be liable for incidental or consequential damages. Barium & Chemicals, Inc. assumes no responsibility for use, or reliance upon this information. Compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations remains the responsibility of the user.