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Material Safety Data Sheet

SPI #01262-AB and #01262-AG Alcotabs® Powdered Detergent Tablets

Section 1: Identification

Date Effective........... January 8, 2009
                          (most recent revision)

Chemical Name/Synonyms... On Label: Alcotabs® Powdered 
                          Detergent Tablets

Chemical Family.......... Anionic detergent tablet

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24 Hour Emergency Use Only #'s... 
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Product or Trade Name.... SPI #01262-AB and #01262-AG
                          Alcotabs® Powdered Detergent Tablets

Hazardous Material
Information System
Health 1 National Fire
Protection Association
Fire Hazard 0
Reactivity 0
Personal Protection  
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 1; Flammability: 0; Reactivity: 0

Section 2: Composition

Component Name                      CAS #          Percent      EU #

Sodium Dodecylbenzenesulfonate      25155-30-0     1-10         246-680-4

Sodium Carbonate                    497-19-8       1-10         207-838-8

Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate           7722-88-5      1-10         231-767-1

Sodium Phosphate                    7758-29-4      1-10         231-838-7

Section 3: Hazard Identification

Emergency overview: Routes of entry include skin contact, eye contact, 
inhalation, and ingestion. May cause irritation, stomach pain, vomiting,
diarrhea, or gastric distress

Appearance: White granular powder, nearly odorless.

Flash Point: None


Target Organs: Eyes, skin.

Potential Health Effects

Eye: May cause irritation.

Skin: Prolonged contact may cause irritation.

Ingestion: May cause abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, or gastric distress.

Inhalation: Particles may cause irritation.

Chronic: Contains a component that may be corrosive.

Section 4: First Aid Measures

Eyes: Upon contact, wash eyes throughly with copious amounts of water for
at least 15 minutes, holding the eyes open. Seek medical attention.

Skin: Flush area with copious amounts of water. Remove contaminated clothing,
wash thoroughly with soap and water. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.

Ingestion: Upon ingestion, dilute with 2-4 glasses of water. Do not induce
vomiting. Seek medical attention.

Inhalation: Remove victim to fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical

Notes to Physician: Treat supportively and symptomatically.

Section 5: Fire Fighting Measures

Autoignition Temperature: N/A
Flash Point: None.

General Information: Wear full protective equipment including self containing
breathing apparatus.

Extinguishing Media: Carbon dioxide, dry chemical, foam, water, water fog.           

Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazards:  None

Hazardous combustion products: Oxides of carbon (COx).

Protection of fire fighters:  No special measures are required.

Section 6: Accidental Release Measures

Spills/Leaks: Wear appropriate protective equipment. Contain the spill. 
Prevent entry into sewers, drains, and other waterways. Soak up spill with 
absorbent material and place in appropriate disposal container.

Disposal Procedure: According to local and federal regulations.

Section 7: Handling and Storage

Handling: Always wear protective equipment appropriate to the task. Avoid
contact with skin, eyes, and clothing. Launder contaminated clothing before reuse.
Avoid extreme temperatures and physical damage. 

Storage: Store away from strong acids and strong oxidizing agents using closed 
containers, in a cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children.

Section 8: Exposure Controls and Personal Protection

Engineering Controls: If exposure limit is exceeded, use a NIOSH approved
respirator. Safety shower and eye wash stations should be readily accessible in
work area.

Exposure Limits:

Chemical Name                      T.L.V.    

Sodium Dodecylbenzenesulfonate     N/A        

Sodium Carbonate                   N/A                   

Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate          5 mg/m3

Sodium Phosphate                   N/A      

Personal Protective Equipment

Eyes: Glasses with side shields or chemical splash goggles.

Skin: As necessary to prevent skin contact.

Clothing: Protective clothing such as long sleeves or a lab coat 
should be worn. Neoprene or nitrile gloves are recommended. When handling 
heated materials, also be sure to use heat-resistant gloves, boots and face 

Respirators: If exposure limit is exceeded, use a NIOSH approved

Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical State: Solid.
Appearance: White granular powder.
Odor: Nealy odorless.
pH: 6.5 (1% aqueous solution).
Vapor Pressure: N/A
Vapor Density: N/A
Evaporation Rate: N/A
Viscosity: N/A
Boiling Point: N/A
Freezing/Melting Point: N/A
Autoignition Temperature: N/A
Flash Point: None
Decomposition Temperature: N/A
Explosion Limits
        Lower: N/A
        Upper: N/A
Solubility in water: >10% w/w
Specific Gravity/Density: 1.5-2.0 (water = 1.0).
Molecular Formula: N/A
Molecular Weight: N/A

Section 10: Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability: Stable under normal conditions.

Conditions to Avoid: None.

Incompatibility with Other Materials: Strong acids, strong oxidizers.

Hazardous Decomposition of Products: See hazardous combustion products.

Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.

Section 11: Toxicological Information

No toxicological information is available at this time.

Section 12: Ecological Information

No ecological information is available at this time.

Section 13: Disposal Considerations

Disposal: In accordance with local and federal regulations.

Section 14: Transport Information

ADR Classification: Not regulated.

Shipping Information: Not regulated.

Section 15: Regulatory Information

United States

TSCA: All components of this product are listed on the TSCA inventory.

State (Individual states in the USA): Neither this product nor any of its 
components appear on any state health hazard lists.

European/International Regulations:

Regulatory Information: EU labeling required.

Risk Phrases:        
     R36/37/38: Irritating to eyes, respiratory system, and skin.
Safety Phrases:
     S2: Keep out of the reach of children.
     S8: Keep container dry.
     S24/25: Avoid contact with skin and eyes. 

CAS# (EU#): 25155-30-0 (246-680-4).
                   7758-29-4  (231-838-7).
                   497-19-8   (207-838-8).
                   7722-88-5  (231-767-1).


This product has a WHMIS classification of D2B.

DSL Status: All components of this product appear on the DSL.

Section 16: Other Information

If this product should be used in ways that are outside of the intended applications in scanning electron microscope laboratories, and if it is going to be formulated into some other system, so that it becomes just another component of that other system, read the MSDS sheets for the other components before blending as the resulting mixture may have the hazards of all of its parts.

Disclaimer of Liability:

Caution! Do not use SPI Supplies products or materials in applications involving implantation within the body; direct or indirect contact with the blood pathway; contact with bone, tissue, tissue fluid, or blood; or prolonged contact with mucous membranes. Products offered by SPI Supplies are not designed or manufactured for use in implantation in the human body or in contact with internal body fluids or tissues. SPI Supplies will not provide to customers making devices for such applications any notice, certification, or information necessary for such medical device use required by US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) regulation or any other statute.

SPI Supplies and Structure Probe, Inc. make no representation, promise, express warranty or implied warranty concerning the suitability of these materials for use in implantation in the human body or in contact with internal body tissues of fluids.


The information and recommendations set forth above are taken from sources believed to be accurate as of the date hereof, however SPI Supplies and Structure Probe, Inc. make no warranty with respect to the accuracy of the information or the suitability of the recommendations, and assume no liability to any user thereof. The information contained in this sheet does not constitute a hazard assessment and should not be used in place of the user's own assessment of work place risks as required by other health and safety legislation. Be aware of the Structure Probe, Inc. Copyright Policy. Structure Probe, Inc. grants a nonexclusive license to make unlimited copies of this safety sheet for internal use only. Quite obviously, this information would pertain only to this material when purchased from SPI Supplies as product from other sources, with other ingredients and impurity levels could have substantially different properties.

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