Material Safety Data Sheet
Science Stuff, Inc.
1104 Newport Ave
Austin, TX 78753
Phone (512) 837-6020
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Section 1 Identification
Product Number:C2582 
Hazard Rating:
NA = Not Applicable NE = Not Established
Product Name:Sodium Hydroxide  Reagent, A.C.S., Pellets
Trade/Chemical Synonyms 
C.A.SCAS# 1310-73-2
Section 2 Component Mixture
Sara 313ComponentCAS Number%DimExposure Limits:
Sodium Hydroxide  CAS# 1310-73-2 100% W/W OSHA PEL 2 mg/m ACGIH 2mg/m 
Section 3 Hazard Identification (Also see section 11)
Causes severe irritation and burns. Harmful if swallowed. Avoid breathing vapor or dust. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothes. Wash thoroughly after handling. Keep container closed. 
Section 4 First Aid Measures
Causes severe irritation and burns. Harmful if swallowed. Avoid breathing vapor or dust. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothes. Wash thoroughly after handling. Keep container closed.

FIRST AID: CALL A PHYSICIAN. SKIN: In case of contact, immediately flush skin with water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Thoroughly clean clothing and shoes before reuse.

EYES: Wash eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, lifting lids occasionally. Seek Medical Aid. INHALATION: Remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen

INGESTION: If swallowed, induce vomiting immediately after giving two glasses of water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
Section 5 Fire Fighting Measures
Fire Extinguisher Type:Any means suitable for extinguishing surrounding fire. Adding water to sodium hydroxide will release heat!
Fire/Explosion Hazards:Not considered to be a fire hazard. Hot or molten material can react violently with water, or metals.
Fire Fighting Procedure:Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and clothing.
Section 6 Accidental Release Measures
Protective clothing required. Sweep, scoop or pick up spilled material. Transfer to a closed preferably metal container for waste disposal to approved facility.
Section 7 Handling and Storage
Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place away from incompatible materials. Keep tightly closed. Wash thoroughly after handling. 
Section 8 Exposure Controls & Personal Protection
Respiratory Protection:NIOSH/MSHA-approved respirator
Ventilation: Mechanical: Hand Protection:Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure
Local Exhaust: Eye Protection:Goggles and Face Shield
Other Protective Equipment: clothing to prevent skin exposure
Section 9 Physical and Chemical Properties
Melting Point:318C (604F)Specific GravityNot available
Boiling Point:1390C (2534F) Percent Volatile by Volume:<1
Vapor Pressure:Negligible Evaporation Rate:N/A
Vapor Density: >1 Evaporation Standard:
Solubility in Water: Soluble Auto ignition Temperature: N/A
Appearance and Odor: White odorless deliquescent crystals Lower Flamm. Limit in Air: N/A
Flash Point: Not flammable Upper Flamm. Limit in Air: N/A
Section 10 Stability and Reactivity Information
Stability: StableConditions to Avoid: Water, incompatibilities, temperature extremes.
Materials to Avoid:
Acids, flammable liquids, organic halogens, metals, nitrocompounds
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Sodium oxide
Hazardous Polymerization:Will Not Occur
Condition to Avoid:None known
Section 11 Additional Information
DANGER! CORROSIVE! May be fatal if ingested! May be harmful if inhaled. Causes burns to any area of contact! For eye or skin contact, immediately flush with water for at least 15 minutes. In case of ingestion, DO NOT induce vomiting. Give large quantities of water or milk. Get medical attention immediately. 
DOT Classification: Sodium Hydroxide Solid, 8, UN1823, PG II
DOT regulations may change from time to time. Please consult the most recent version of the relevant regulations.
Revision No:0.1Date Entered: 9/1/2006 Approved by: WPF

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