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Material Safety Data Sheet
Boric acid MSDS
Section 1: Chemical Product and Company Identification
Product Name: Boric acid
Contact Information:
Sciencelab.com, Inc.
14025 Smith Rd.
Houston, Texas 77396
Catalog Codes: SLB2533, SLB4513
CAS#: 10043-35-3
US Sales: 1-800-901-7247
International Sales: 1-281-441-4400
RTECS: ED4550000
TSCA: TSCA 8(b) inventory: Boric acid
Order Online: ScienceLab.com
CI#: Not available.
Synonym:
CHEMTREC (24HR Emergency Telephone), call:
1-800-424-9300
Chemical Name: Boric Acid
International CHEMTREC, call: 1-703-527-3887
Chemical Formula: H3BO3
For non-emergency assistance, call: 1-281-441-4400
Section 2: Composition and Information on Ingredients
Composition:
Name
CAS #
% by Weight
Boric acid
10043-35-3
100
Toxicological Data on Ingredients: Boric acid: ORAL (LD50): Acute: 2660 mg/kg [Rat]. 3450 mg/kg [Mouse].
Section 3: Hazards Identification
Potential Acute Health Effects:
Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation. Slightly hazardous in case of
skin contact (permeator).
Potential Chronic Health Effects:
CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available. MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Mutagenic for bacteria and/or yeast. TERATOGENIC
EFFECTS: Not available. DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Classified Reproductive system/toxin/female, Reproductive system/
toxin/male [POSSIBLE]. The substance may be toxic to kidneys, cardiovascular system, central nervous system (CNS).
Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage.
Section 4: First Aid Measures
Eye Contact:
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Check for and remove any contact lenses. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15
minutes. Cold water may be used. Get medical attention.
Skin Contact:
In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. Remove contaminated
clothing and shoes. Cold water may be used.Wash clothing before reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse. Get medical
attention.
Serious Skin Contact:
Wash with a disinfectant soap and cover the contaminated skin with an anti-bacterial cream. Seek medical attention.
Inhalation:
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical
attention.
Serious Inhalation: Not available.
Ingestion:
Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious
person. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband. Get medical attention if symptoms appear.
Serious Ingestion: Not available.
Section 5: Fire and Explosion Data
Flammability of the Product: Non-flammable.
Auto-Ignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Flash Points: Not applicable.
Flammable Limits: Not applicable.
Products of Combustion: Not available.
Fire Hazards in Presence of Various Substances: Not applicable.
Explosion Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:
Risks of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact: Not available. Risks of explosion of the product in
presence of static discharge: Not available.
Fire Fighting Media and Instructions: Not applicable.
Special Remarks on Fire Hazards: Not available.
Special Remarks on Explosion Hazards:
A mixture of potassium and boric acid may explode on impact. A mixture of boric acid and acetic anydride will explode when
heated to 58-60 C
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
Small Spill:
Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by spreading water on
the contaminated surface and dispose of according to local and regional authority requirements.
Large Spill:
Use a shovel to put the material into a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the
contaminated surface and allow to evacuate through the sanitary system.
Section 7: Handling and Storage
Precautions:
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Keep locked up.. Do not ingest. Do not breathe dust. Wear suitable protective clothing. In case of insufficient ventilation,
wear suitable respiratory equipment. If ingested, seek medical advice immediately and show the container or the label. Avoid
contact with skin and eyes. Keep away from incompatibles such as alkalis.
Storage: Keep container tightly closed. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area. Do not store above 23°C (73.4°F).
Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
Engineering Controls:
Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below recommended
exposure limits. If user operations generate dust, fume or mist, use ventilation to keep exposure to airborne contaminants
below the exposure limit.
Personal Protection:
Splash goggles. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent. Gloves.
Personal Protection in Case of a Large Spill:
Splash goggles. Full suit. Dust respirator. Boots. Gloves. A self contained breathing apparatus should be used to avoid
inhalation of the product. Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient; consult a specialist BEFORE handling this
product.
Exposure Limits: Not available.
Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state and appearance: Solid. (Powdered solid.)
Odor: Odorless.
Taste: Bitter. (Slight.)
Molecular Weight: 61.83 g/mole
Color: White.
pH (1% soln/water): 5.2 [Acidic.]
Boiling Point: 300°C (572°F)
Melting Point: 169°C (336.2°F)
Critical Temperature: Not available.
Specific Gravity: 1.435 (Water = 1)
Vapor Pressure: Not applicable.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Volatility: Not available.
Odor Threshold: Not available.
Water/Oil Dist. Coeff.: Not available.
Ionicity (in Water): Not available.
Dispersion Properties: See solubility in water, methanol.
Solubility:
Soluble in hot water, methanol. Partially soluble in cold water. Very slightly soluble in acetone.
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity Data
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Stability: The product is stable.
Instability Temperature: Not available.
Conditions of Instability: High temperatures, dust generation, incompatible materials.
Incompatibility with various substances: Reactive with alkalis.
Corrosivity: Not available.
Special Remarks on Reactivity: Incompatible with Potassium , Acetic Anhydride. Reacts with basic materials to form borate
salts.
Special Remarks on Corrosivity: Not available.
Polymerization: Will not occur.
Section 11: Toxicological Information
Routes of Entry: Absorbed through skin. Inhalation. Ingestion.
Toxicity to Animals: Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 2660 mg/kg [Rat].
Chronic Effects on Humans:
MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Mutagenic for bacteria and/or yeast. DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Classified Reproductive
system/toxin/female, Reproductive system/toxin/male [POSSIBLE]. May cause damage to the following organs: kidneys,
cardiovascular system, central nervous system (CNS).
Other Toxic Effects on Humans:
Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation. Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (permeator).
Special Remarks on Toxicity to Animals: Not available.
Special Remarks on Chronic Effects on Humans:
May cause adverse reproductive effects (fertility, fetoxicity) based on animal studies. May affect genetic material. May cause
teratogenic effects based on animal studies.
Special Remarks on other Toxic Effects on Humans:
Acute Potential Health Effects: Skin: May cause skin irritation. May be absorbed throuogh damaged or abraded skin in
harmful amounts. If absorbed through skin it may affect behavior, sense organs, metabolism, the gastrointestinal tract,
and the respiratory tract (respiratory depression) Eyes: Dust causes eye irritation. Inhalation: Dust causes respiratory tract
irritation. Ingestion: Causes digestive (gastrointestinal) tract irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May also affect
behavior, brain, the Central Nervous System (depression, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, collapse, unconsciousness,
coma), Peripheral Nervous System, cardiovascular system, blood, liver, urinary system (kidney, ureter, bladder) and endocrine
system . Chronic Potential Health Effects: Boric acid can accumlate in the body (brain, bone) with repeated exposure.
Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause dermatitis. May cause borism characterized by dry skin, skin eruptions, and
gastric disturbances.
Section 12: Ecological Information
Ecotoxicity: Not available.
BOD5 and COD: Not available.
Products of Biodegradation:
Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. However, long term degradation products may arise.
Toxicity of the Products of Biodegradation: The product itself and its products of degradation are not toxic.
Special Remarks on the Products of Biodegradation: Not available.
Section 13: Disposal Considerations
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Waste Disposal:
Section 14: Transport Information
DOT Classification: Not a DOT controlled material (United States).
Identification: Not applicable.
Special Provisions for Transport: Not applicable.
Section 15: Other Regulatory Information
Federal and State Regulations: TSCA 8(b) inventory: Boric acid
Other Regulations: OSHA: Hazardous by definition of Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).
Other Classifications:
WHMIS (Canada): CLASS D-2A: Material causing other toxic effects (VERY TOXIC).
DSCL (EEC):
R36/38- Irritating to eyes and skin. R40- Possible risks of irreversible effects. R62- Possible risk of impaired fertility. S24/25Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
HMIS (U.S.A.):
Health Hazard: 2
Fire Hazard: 0
Reactivity: 0
Personal Protection: E
National Fire Protection Association (U.S.A.):
Health: 1
Flammability: 0
Reactivity: 0
Specific hazard:
Protective Equipment:
Gloves. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent. Wear appropriate respirator
when ventilation is inadequate. Splash goggles.
Section 16: Other Information
References: Not available.
Other Special Considerations: Not available.
Created: 10/10/2005 08:15 PM
Last Updated: 11/01/2010 12:00 PM
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