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SPI Supplies Division
Structure Probe, Inc.

P.O. Box 656 West Chester, PA 19381-0656 USA
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Material Safety Data Sheet

SPI #02514-AB Sellegerís Stain

Section 1: Identification

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

Trade Name...............  Sellegerís Stain

Chemical family..........  Not known

Institute of Paper Science Technology, Inc.
500 10th Street, NW
Atlanta, GA  30318
Phone:  1-(404)-894-5700

Contacting CHEMTREC:

24 Hour Emergency Use Only #'s......   
Worldwide phone: 1-(703)-527-3887
Worldwide FAX:   1-(703)-741-6090 
Toll-free phone: 1-(800)-424-9300 USA only

Product or Trade Name....  SPI #02513-AB Phloroglucinol Stain

                                           ACGIH              OSHA
                                     TLV   STEL  PEL    STEL  IDLH   OTHER

Calcium Nitrate  13477-34-4  60-70    NE    NE    NE     NE    NE     NE

Iodine            7553-56-2   < 1  0.1 ppm  NE  0.1 ppm  NE  10 ppm  DFG MAK: 0.1 ppm
Potassium Iodide  7681-11-0   < 1     NE    NE    NE     NE    NE     NE
Water             7732-18-5  Balance  NE    NE    NE     NE    NE     NE

NE = Not Established C = Ceiling Level See Section 16 for Definitions of
Terms Used.

Hazardous Material
Information System
Health 1 National Fire
Protection Association
Fire Hazard 0
Reactivity 2
Personal Protection
NFPA Rating: Health Flammability Reactivity Other 1 0 2 Oxidizer

Section 2: Hazard Identification

Emergency overview:
This is a clear, orange-yellow solution which is an oxidizer.
Oxidizers, such as this product, can act to initiate and sustain
the combustion of flammable materials.  It can also cause irritation
to contaminated skin, eyes, or other tissue

Symptoms of Over-Exposure by Route of Exposure:
This solution can be very irritating to contaminated skin,
eyes, mucous membranes, and contaminated tissue. 

If mists or sprays of this solution are inhaled, this product
may cause pulmonary irritation, irritation of the mucus membranes,
coughing, and a sore throat.

Contact with skin, or eyes:

Contact with the eyes will cause irritation, pain, and reddening.
Skin contact may cause reddening, discomfort, and irritation.

Accidental injection of this product, via laceration or puncture
by a contaminated object may cause pain and irritation in addition
to the wound.

Health Effects or Risks from Exposure:
An Explanation in Lay Terms. In the event of exposure, the
following symptoms may be observed:

ACUTE:  This solution is irritating to eyes, skin, mucous membranes,
and any other exposed tissue.  If inhaled, irritation of the respiratory
system may occur, with coughing, and breathing difficulty.  Prolonged
exposures may result in burns.

CHRONIC:  Persistent irritation may result from repeated exposures
to this solution.  Long-term exposures to relatively high doses of
this solution may lead to liver, kidney, or lung damage.

Section 3: First Aid Measures

Skin Exposure:
If spilled on skin, immediately begin decontamination with
running water.  Minimum flushing is for 15 minutes.  Remove
exposed or contaminated clothing, taking care not to contaminate
eyes.  Victim must seek immediate medical attention.

Eye Exposure:

If chemical is splashed in eyes, open victim's eyes while
under gentle running water.  Use sufficient force to open
eyelids.  Have victim "roll" eyes.  Minimum flushing is
for 15 minutes.

If chemical is inhaled, remove victim to fresh air.  If necessary,
use artificial respiration to support vital functions.  Remove or
cover gross contamination to avoid exposure to rescuers.
If chemical is swallowed, CALL PHYSICIAN OR POISON CONTROL
is not available, do not induce vomiting.  Rinse mouth with water
immediately.  Victim should drink milk, egg whites, or large
quantities of water.  Never induce vomiting or give diluents
(milk or water) to someone who is unconscious, having convulsions,
or who cannot swallow.

Victims of chemical exposure must be taken for medical attention.
Rescuers should be taken for medical attention, if necessary.  Take
copy of label and MSDS to physician or health professional with victim.

Section 4: Fire Fighting Measures

Flash Point, °C (method):  Not flammable.

Auto-Ignition Temperature, °C:  Not flammable.

Flammable Limits (in air by volume, %):
     Lower (LEL):  Not applicable
     Upper (UEL):  Not applicable

Fire Extinguishing Materials:

Water Spray:  YES      Carbon Dioxide: YES    Foam: YES
Dry Chemical: YES      Halon: YES             Other: Any "ABC" Class. 

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards:
When involved in a fire, this material may decompose and produce
iodine, potassium oxides, calcium oxides, and nitrogen oxides.
This solution is an oxidizer, which can act to initiate and sustain
the combustion of flammable materials, especially if the solution is
allowed to evaporate to dryness on combustibles.

Explosion Sensitivity to Mechanical Impact:  Not sensitive.

Explosion Sensitivity to Static Discharge:  Not sensitive.

Special Fire-Fighting Procedures:  Incipient fire responders should
wear eye protection.  Structural fire fighters must wear
Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus and full protective equipment.
If this product is involved in a fire, fire run-off water should be
contained to prevent possible environmental damage.

Section 5: Accidental Release Measures

Spill and Leak Response:
Uncontrolled releases should be responded to by trained personnel
using pre-planned procedures.  Proper protective equipment should
be used.  In case of a large spill, clear the affected area, protect
people, and respond with trained personnel.  In the event of a release
where sprays or mists may be generated during clean-up, minimum
Personal Protective Equipment should be Level C:  triple-gloves
(rubber gloves and nitrile gloves, over latex gloves), chemically
resistant suit and boots, hard-hat, and Air-Purifying Respirator
(with Acid Gas/ Particulate Filter).  Use supplied air respiration
protection during response procedures to non-incidental releases in
which oxygen levels are below 19.5%.

Absorb spilled liquid with polypads or other suitable absorbent
materials.  Neutralize residue with sodium bicarbonate or other
acid-neutralizing solution.  Decontaminate the area thoroughly.
Place all spill residue in a double plastic bag and seal.  Dispose
of in accordance with Federal, State, and local hazardous waste
disposal regulations (see Section 13).

Section 6: Handling and Storage

Work Practices and Hygiene Practices:
Avoid getting this product ON YOU or IN YOU.  Wash hands after
handling chemicals.  Do not eat or drink while handling this
solution.  All work practices should minimize the generation
of splashes and aerosols.

Storage and Handling Practices:
All employees who handle this material should be trained to handle
it safely.  Avoid breathing sprays or mists generated by this
product.  Store containers in a cool, dry location, away from
direct sunlight, sources of intense heat, or where freezing is
possible.  Store containers in secondary containment, away from
caustic compounds.  Keep container tightly closed when not in use.
Wash thoroughly after using this material.  Workers must be
thoroughly trained to handle this product without causing over-exposure.

Protective Practices During Maintenance of Contaminated Equipment:
Follow practices indicated in Section 6 (Accidental Release Measures).
Make certain application equipment is locked and tagged-out safely.
Always use this product in areas where adequate ventilation is provided.
Decontaminate equipment using sodium bicarbonate or another
acid-neutralizing agent, followed by a triple-rinse with water, before
maintenance begins.  Collect all rinsates and dispose of according to
applicable Federal, State, or local procedures.

Section 7: Exposure Controls and Personal Protection

Ventilation and Engineering Controls:
Use with adequate ventilation.  Use a mechanical fan or vent
area to outside.

Respiratory Protection:
Maintain airborne contaminant concentrations below guidelines
listed in Section 2.  If respiratory protection is needed
(i.e. Air-Purifying Respirator with Acid Gas/Particulate Filter),
use only protection authorized in 29 CFR 1910.134, or applicable
State regulations.  Use supplied air respiration protection during
response procedures to non-incidental releases in which oxygen
levels are below 19.5%.

Eye Protection:
Splash goggles or safety glasses.  Face shield should be worn when
working with solutions over 1 gallon in volume.

Hand Protection:
Wear Neoprene Rubber or Vinyl gloves for routine industrial use.
Use triple gloves for spill response, as stated in Section 6 of
this MSDS.

Body Protection:
Use body protection appropriate for task.  An apron, or other
impermeable body protection is suggested.  Full-body chemical
protective clothing is recommended for emergency response procedures.

Section 8: Physical and Chemical Properties

Vapor Density:  Approximately equal to water. 
Evaporation Rate (n-BuAc=1):  Similar to water.
Specific Gravity:  Not available.
Melting Point or Range: < 0°C

Solubility in Water:  100% soluble.
Boiling Point:  > 100 °C
Vapor Pressure, mm Hg @ 20 °C:  Approximately 18 pH: 3 - 5.0
Appearance and Color:  This product is an orange-yellow solution
                       which is odorless.
How to Detect this Substance (warning properties):
The distinct, orange-yellow color would be a characteristic property
of this solution.

Section 9: Stability and Reactivity

Stability:  Stable.
Decomposition Products: Calcium oxides, potassium oxides, iodine, nitrogen oxides. Materials with which Substance is Incompatible: Strong reducing compounds, finely powdered metals, strong acids, and flammable materials. Mixtures of metal nitrates, aluminum powder, and water may explode. Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur. Conditions to Avoid: Contact with incompatible materials.

Section 10: Toxicological Information

Toxicity Data:
Additional toxicology information for components greater than
1 percent in concentration are provided below.

Calcium Nitrate Tetrahydrate:

Skin-rabbit = 500 mg/24 hours; mild effects
Eye-rabbit = 500 mg/24 hours; severe effects
LD50(oral, rat) = 3900 mg/kg

Suspected Cancer Agent:

The components of this solution are not found on the following lists:

Irritancy of Product:
This product is irritating to contaminated tissue, especially
after prolonged contact.

Reproductive Toxicity Information:
Listed below is information concerning the effects of this
product and its components on the human reproductive system.

This product is not expected to produce mutagenic effects in humans.

This product is not expected to cause teratogenic effects in humans.

Reproductive Toxicity:
This product is not expected to cause reproductive toxicity
effects in humans.

Medical Conditions Aggravated by Exposure:

Pre-existing dermatitis may be aggravated by over-exposure to this
product.  Additionally, pre-existing kidney, lung, and liver conditions
may be aggravated by repeated exposures to relatively high doses of
this solution.

Recommendations to Physicians:
Monitor for shock, treat symptoms and reduce over-exposure.

Section 11: Ecological Information

Environmental Stability:
This product will decompose to release nitrate and iodide salts, as
well as other inorganic compounds.

Effect of Material on Plants or Animals:
Due to the corrosive properties of this solution, this product can be
harmful to plant and animal life if released into the environment.
All work practices must minimize potential or actual releases to
the environment.

Effect of Chemical on Aquatic Life:

Due to the corrosive properties of this solution, this product can
adversely affect aquatic environments if large quantities are released
into water.  All work practices must minimize potential or actual
releases to the environment.

Section 12: Disposal Considerations

Preparing Wastes for Disposal:
Waste disposal must be in accordance with appropriate Federal, State,
and local regulations.  This solution, if unaltered by use, may be
disposed of by treatment at a permitted facility or as advised by your
local hazardous waste regulatory authority. Discharge into a sanitary
sewer or storm drain may violate local ordinance for color or solids.

EPA Waste #:
D001 (Ignitable-Oxidizer), applicable to wastes consisting
only of this solution.

Section 13: Transport Information



Proper Shipping Name:  Calcium Nitrate Solution

Hazard Class Number and Description:  5.1 (Oxidizer)

UN Identification Number:  UN 1454

Packing Group:  III

DOT Label(s) Required:  Oxidizer

Emergency Response Guide Number:  35

Marine Pollutant:
This product does not contain any components which are designated
by the Department of Transportation to  be Marine Pollutants
(49 CFR 172.101, Appendix B).

Small Quantity Exception:
When shipped by surface, in 30ml or smaller bottles, this material
may qualify for Small Quantity exceptions to US DOT packaging,
labeling, and marking requirements as specified in 49 CFR 173.4.

above for Canadian Shipments.

Section 14: Regulatory Information


This product is subject to the reporting requirements of
Section 302, 304 and 313 of Title III of the Superfund
Amendments and Reauthorization Act., as follows:

COMPONENT                    SARA 302   SARA 304   SARA 313
Calcium Nitrate                 No         No         No
SARA Threshold Planning Quantify:  Not applicable

TSCA Inventory Status:
All components of this solution are listed on the TSCA Inventory.

CERCLA Reportable Quantity (RQ):  Not applicable

State Regulatory Infomation:
The components of this solution (greater than 1 percent in concentration)
are covered the specific State regulations, as denoted below.

Alaska - Designated Toxic and Hazardous Substances: No
California - Permissible Exposure Limits for Chemical Contaminants: No
Florida - Substance List: No
Illinois - Toxic Substance List: No
Kansas - Section 302/313 List: No
Massachusetts - Substance List: No
Minnesota - List of Hazardous Substances: No
Missouri - Employer Information/Toxic Substance List: No
New Jersey - Right to Know Hazardous Substance List: No
North Dakota - List of Hazardous Chemicals, Reportable Quantities: No
Pennsylvania - Hazardous Substance List: No
Rhode Island - Hazardous Substance List: No
Texas - Hazardous Substance List: No
West Virginia - Hazardous Substance List: No
Wisconsin - Toxic and Hazardous Substances: No

CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65:  No component of this solution is on the
California Proposition 65 lists.  LABELING (Precautionary Statements):
DANGER!  Corrosive.  Contact with splashes, sprays, and mists of this
product can cause irritation, reddening, and burns.  Avoid direct contact
with this product.  Do not ingest, inhale, swallow, or allow skin contact
with this product.  Keep away from foodstuffs.  Keep in closed container,
in a cool, dry location.  Avoid contact with strong bases and strong
oxidizers.  If spilled on skin or in eyes, rinse immediately with running
water for at least 15 minutes.  If inhaled, provide fresh air.  Seek
Medical attention.  Consult Material Safety Data Sheet.

Target Organs:  Respiratory system, skin, eyes.

Section 15: Other Information

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.

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