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Material Safety Data Sheet
Silica Gel Dessiccant

ACC# 20665
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Silica Gel Dessiccant
Catalog Numbers: S80160, S80160-1, EES684200LB, FAIRXXS679, NC9495198, NC9505828, NC9517555, S156 212, S156 25LB, S156 5LB, S156-25LB, S156-5LB, S156212, S15625LB, S1565LB, S157 212, S157-5LB, S157212, S160-200LB, S160-500, S679 212, S679 500, S679-500, S679-5LB, S679212, S679500, S684 10, S684 212, S684-25LB, S684-5LB, S68410, S684212, S692 212, S692-200LB, S692-5LB, S692212, S698-5LB, S701 212, S701-6LB, S701212, S704 10, S704 25, S704-15LB, S704-55LB, S70410, S70425, S7321, S73225, S733 1, S733-1, S7331, S734 1, S734-1, S7341, S735 1, S735-1, S7351, S736 1, S736-1, S7361, S743 1, S743-1, S7431, S744 1, S744-1, S7441, S745 1, S745-1, S7451, S746 1, S746-1, S7461
Silica Gel; Silica Gel Dessicant (3 mesh-646 mesh)
Company Identification:

       Fisher Scientific
       1 Reagent Lane
       Fairlawn, NJ 07410
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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
112926-00-8Silica, amorphous, precipitated and gel 100.0 unlisted

Section 3 - Hazards Identification


Appearance: colorless to white. Caution! Causes respiratory tract irritation. Maycause skin irritation. May cause eye irritation. May cause digestivetract irritation.
Target Organs: Lungs.

Potential Health Effects

Eye: Dust may cause mechanical irritation.
Skin: Dust may cause mechanical irritation.
Ingestion: May cause irritation of the digestive tract.
Inhalation: Dust is irritating to the respiratory tract.
Chronic: Prolonged exposure to respirable crystalline quartz may cause delayed lung injury/fibrosis (silicosis).

Section 4 - First Aid Measures

Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids. Get medical aid.
Skin: Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists.
Ingestion: Treat symptomatically and supportively. Get medical aid.
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: None
Antidote: None reported

Section 5 - Firefighting Measures

General Information: Material will not burn. Use extinguishing media appropriate to the surrounding fire.
Extinguishing Media: For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray or alcohol-resistant foam.
Autoignition Temperature: Not available.
Flash Point: Not available.
NFPA Rating: Not published. Explosion Limits, Lower: Not available. Upper: Not available.

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures

General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Avoid generating dusty conditions.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage

Handling: Use only in a well ventilated area. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Storage: Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a dry area.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection

Engineering Controls: Use adequate general or local exhaust ventilation to keep airborne concentrations below the permissible exposure limits.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Silica, amorphous, precipitated and gel10 mg/m3none listedsee Table Z-3

OSHA Vacated PELs: Silica, amorphous, precipitated and gel: 6 mg/m3 TWA
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 gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
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: Solid
Appearance: colorless to white
Odor: odorless
pH: 2.3-7.4 (aqu. susp)
Vapor Pressure: Negligible.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:
Viscosity: Not applicable.
Boiling Point: 4046 deg F
Freezing/Melting Point:3110 deg F
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Solubility: insoluble in water
Specific Gravity/Density:2.1
Molecular Formula:SiO2
Molecular Weight:

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability: Stable.
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible materials, moisture.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Strong acids, hydrogen fluoride
Hazardous Decomposition Products: No data available.
Hazardous Polymerization: Not available.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

CAS# 112926-00-8: VV7315000
Not available.

CAS# 112926-00-8: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No data available.
Teratogenicity: No data available.
Reproductive Effects: No data available.
Neurotoxicity: No data available.
Mutagenicity: No data available.
Other Studies: No data available.

Section 12 - Ecological Information

Ecotoxicity: No information reported.
Environmental Fate: No information reported.
Physical/Chemical: No information reported.
Other: None

Section 13 - Disposal Considerations

Dispose of in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local regulations.
RCRA D-Series Maximum Concentration ofContaminants: None listed.
RCRA D-Series Chronic Toxicity ReferenceLevels: None listed.
RCRA F-Series: None listed.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.

Section 14 - Transport Information

Shipping Name:No information available.No information available.No information available.No information available.No information available.
Hazard Class:
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Section 15 - Regulatory Information


CAS# 112926-00-8 is not listed on the TSCA inventory. It is for research and development use only.
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# 112926-00-8 can be found on the following state right to know lists: Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Massachusetts.
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# 112926-00-8: 0
CAS# 112926-00-8 is listed on Canada's DSL/NDSL List.
This product has a WHMIS classification of Not controlled..
CAS# 112926-00-8 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
Exposure Limits

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 10/24/1995
Revision #9 Date: 9/02/1997
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