Paraformaldehyde Industrial Grade – 25kg

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CAS Number:30535-89-4


  • PFA
  • Polyoxy Methylene

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Paraformaldehyde Industrial Grade – Identification of Product
Chemical Code: CHE-P1
Chemical Name: Paraformaldehyde
Chemical Grade: Industrial Grade
Chemical Formula: [CH₂O ]n
Chemical Weight: 30,03 g/mol
CAS No: 30525-89-4
Chemical Synonyms: Polyoxymethylene

Paraformaldehyde Industrial Grade – Hazards Identification
REACH No: No Data Available
Signal Word: Danger
Supplemental Hazard Information:
Additional Hazard Information:

Paraformaldehyde Industrial Grade – Hazards statements
H228 – Flammable solid.
H302 – Harmful if swallowed.
H302 + H332 – Harmful if swallowed or if inhaled
H315 – Causes skin irritation.
H317 – May cause an allergic skin reaction.
H318 – Causes serious eye damage.
H332 – Harmful if inhaled.
H335 – May cause respiratory irritation.
H351 – Suspected of causing cancer.

Paraformaldehyde Industrial Grade – Precautionary statements
P210 – Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. – No smoking.
P261 – Avoid breathing dust.
P280 – Wear protective gloves/ eye protection/ face protection.
P305 + P351 + P338 – IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.

Paraformaldehyde Industrial Grade – Composition of Chemical
Chemical Formula: [CH₂O ]n
EC No 1272/2008: No Data Available

First Aid Measures
General Advice: Consult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.
If: Inhaled: If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Consult a physician.
If: Skin Contact: Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.
If: Eye Contac: Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and consult a physician.
If: Swallowed: Do NOT induce vomiting. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult a physician.
Important Symptoms: The most important known symptoms and effects are described in the labeling section.
Immediate Medical Attention: No Data Available

Firefighting Measures
Extinguishing Media: Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.
Hazards Arising: Carbon oxides.
Advice for Firefighters: Wear self contained breathing apparatus for fire fighting if necessary.
Info for Firefighting: Use water spray to cool unopened containers.

Accidental Release Measures
Personal Precautions: Use personal protective equipment. Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation. Remove all sources of ignition. Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Avoid breathing dust.
Enviromental Precautions: Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains. Discharge into the environment must be avoided.
Method for Containment: Sweep up and shovel. Contain spillage, and then collect with an electrically protected vacuum cleaner or by wet-brushing and place in container for disposal according to local regulations. Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.
Contain spillage, pick up with an electrically protected vacuum cleaner or by wet-brushing and transfer to a container for disposal according to local regulations.

Handling and Storage
Personal Precautions: Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust and aerosols.
Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed. Keep away from sources of ignition – No smoking. Take measures to prevent the build up of electrostatic charge.
Enviromental Precautions: Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.
Recommended storage temperature: 2 – 8 °C
Exposure Controls | Personal Protection
Derived No Effect Level (DNEL)
Workers | Application Area | Exposure Routes | Health Effect | Value
No Data Available
Consumers | Application Area | Exposure Routes | Health Effect | Value
No Data Available
Predicted No Effect Concentration (PNEC)
No Data Available
Engineering Controls: Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.
Eye/Face Protection: Face shield and safety glasses Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).
Skin Protection: Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique (without touching glove’s outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices.
Wash and dry hands.
The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the specifications of EU Directive 89/686/EEC and the standard EN 374 derived from it.
Full contact
Material: Nitrile rubber
Minimum layer thickness: 0,11 mm
Break through time: 480 min
Material tested: Dermatril® (KCL 740 / Size M)
Splash contact
Material: Nitrile rubber
Minimum layer thickness: 0,11 mm
Break through time: 480 min
Material tested: Dermatril® (KCL 740 / Size M)
data source: KCL GmbH, D-36124 test method: EN374
If used in solution, or mixed with other substances, and under conditions which differ from EN 374, contact the supplier of the CE approved gloves. This recommendation is advisory only and must be evaluated by an industrial hygienist and safety officer familiar with the specific situation of anticipated use by our customers. It should not be construed as offering an approval for any specific use scenario.
Body Protection: Complete suit protecting against chemicals, Flame retardant antistatic protective clothing, The type of protective equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace.
Respiratory Protection: Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a full-face particle respirator type N100 (US) or type P3 (EN 143) respirator cartridges as a backup to engineering controls. If the respirator is the sole means of protection, use a full-face supplied air respirator. Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU).

Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance: White powder
Odour: Pungent
Odour Threshold: No Data Available
pH: 4,0 – 5,5
Melting Point: Melting Point/Range: 120 – 170 °C
Boiling Point: No Data Available
Flash Point: 70 °C – Closed Cup
Evaporation: No Data Available
Flammability: The substance or mixture is a flammable solid
Upper/Lower Flammability or Explosive Limits: No Data Available
Vapour pressure: No Data Available
Vapour density: No Data Available
Relative density: 0,88 g/mL at 25 °C
Water solubility: Insoluble
Partition Coefficien: No Data Available
Auto-ignition Temperature: No Data Available
Decomposition Temperature: No Data Available
Viscosity: No Data Available
Explosive properties: No Data Available
Oxidizing properties: No Data Available
Other Safety Info: Bulk density 500 – 800 kg/m3

Stability and Reactivity
Reactivity: No Data Available
Chemical Stability: Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Possibility of hazardous reactions: No Data Available
Conditions to Avoid: Exposure to moisture.
Heat, flames and sparks. Extremes of temperature and direct sunlight.
Incompatible Materials: Brass, Steel (all types and surface treatments), Copper, Acid anhydrides, Strong oxidizing agents, Strong reducing agents.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Other decomposition products – No Data Available

Toxicological Information
Acute Toxicity: LD50 Oral – rat – 592 mg/kg
LC50 Inhalation – rat – 4 h – 1.070 mg/m3
Remarks: Sense Organs and Special Senses (Nose, Eye, Ear, and Taste): Eye: Lacrimation. Lungs, Thorax, or Respiration:
LDLO Dermal – rat – 10.000 mg/kg
Skin Corrosion/Irritation: No Data Available
Serious Eye damage | Eye Irritation: Eyes – rabbit
Result: Severe eye irritation
Cell Mutagenicity: No Data Available
Carcinogenicity: Formaldehyde, the decomposition product of paraformaldehyde, has been listed as a carcinogen by NTP and IARC. Limited evidence of carcinogenicity in animal studies. IARC: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as probable, possible or confirmed human carcinogen by IARC.
Reproductive toxicity: No Data Available
Specific Target Organ Toxicity – Single Exposure: Inhalation – May cause respiratory irritation.
Specific Target Organ Toxicity – Repeated Exposure: No Data Available
Aspiration Hazard: No Data Available

Ecological Information
Ecological Toxicity: Toxicity to daphnia and other aquatic invertebrates
EC50 – Daphnia magna (Water flea) – 42 mg/l – 24 h
Ecological Persistence and degradability: Ratio BOD/ThBOD 37 %
Bioaccumulative Potential: No Data Available
Mobility in Soil: No Data Available
Results of PBT and vPvB Assessment: PBT/vPvB assessment not available as chemical safety assessment not required/not conducted.
Other Adverse Effect: Harmful to aquatic life.

Disposal Considerations
Waste Treatment Methods: Product
Burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber but exert extra care in igniting as this material is highly flammable. Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company.

Contaminated packaging
Dispose of as unused product.

Transport Information
UN Number: ADR/RID: 2213
IMDG: 2213
IATA: 2213
IATA: Paraformaldehyde
Transport Hazard Class: ADR/RID: 4.1
IMDG: 4.1
IATA: 4.1
Packaging Group: ADR/RID: III
Enviromental Hazards: ADR/RID: no
IMDG Marine pollutant: no
IATA: no
Special Precautions: No Data Available

Regulatory Information
Safety, Health and environmental regulations: This safety datasheet complies with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006.
Chemical Safety Assessment: For this product a chemical safety assessment was not carried out.
Additional Info: RTECS: RV0540000
May cause permanent eye injury.
Liver – Irregularities – Based on Human Evidence



The information stated above is considered to be correct, but does not claim to be inclusive and shall only be used as a guideline. The information provided by this document is confirmed by our continuous updating of knowledge and adheres to the products appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the product’s
properties. RLS Chemicals and its Associates shall not be held accountable for any damage’s consequent of handling the above product.

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