- PRODUCT & MANUFACTURER IDENTIFICATION
- HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Vestosol SXS 40
Sodium Xylene Sulphonate Sodium Xylene Sulphonate C6H3(CH3)2OSO3Na
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Emergency overview Contact with eyes may cause irritation. Contact with skin may cause irritation.
Potential Health Effect
Eyes This product may cause slight irritation to the eyes. Skin Contact with skin may cause irritation.
Inhalation Inhalation of vapors or mists of this product may be irritating to the respiratory system.
Ingestion Ingestion of large amounts may cause gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
- COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Ingredient Name CAS# Percent
Water 7732-18-5 56 – 58
Sodium Xylene Sulphonate (SXS) 1300-72-7 40 – 42
Sodium Sulphate 7757-82-6 0 – 2
- FIRST AID MEASURES
Inhalation Remove patient to fresh air. If symptoms persist, get medical attention. If
affected person is not breathing, apply artificial respiration. If breathing is
difficult, give oxygen and get medical attention immediately.
Skin Contact Flush with large amounts of water. If irritation develops or persists,
immediately take of contaminated clothing. Wash contaminated clothing
separately before reuse.
Eye Contact Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water or for 10-15 minutes. If irritation
persist, get medical attention immediately.
Ingestion If ingestion of large amount does occur, seek medical attention. Do not induce vomiting.
SAFETY DATA SHEET
VESTOSOL SXS 40
- FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Suitable Extinguishing Media Water fog, foam, dry chemical powder or carbon dioxide.
Hazardous combustion products Material is not flammable but if involved in a fire could give off toxic fumes such as sulphur dioxide. Use self contained breathing apparatus.
Use any suitable fire fighting medium.
Protective equipment and precautions As in any fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective gear. for firefighters
- ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Environmental precautions Method for containment Methods for cleaning up
- HANDLING and STORAGE
Isolate area. Ventilate closed space before entering. Keep unnecessary personnel away. Stay upwind and keep out of low areas.
Prevent any further leakage or spillage if safe to do so.
Prevent entry into waterways, sewers, basements or confined areas.
Wear appropriate protective equipment and clothing during clean-up. Small Spills: Use a non-combustible material like vermiculite, sand or earth to soak up the product and place into a container for later disposal.
Large Spills: Dike far ahead of liquid spill for later disposal.
Avoid skin and eye contact. Wash thoroughly after handling. Store in cool, dry and well-ventilated place.
- EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION Exposure limits
Personal protective equipment General
Use general ventilation. Local exhaust is suggested for use where possible in enclosed or confined space.
Eye wash fountain and emergency showers are recommended. Wear chemical goggles or face shield.
Wear suitable protective clothing. Use impervious gloves.
Handle product in closed packaging. If ventilation is insufficient to effectively prevent buildup of dusts, appropriate respiratory protection must be provided.
SAFETY DATA SHEET
VESTOSOL SXS 40
- PHYSICAL and CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Appearance Liquid @ 20oC
Odour Slight hydrocarbon
Colour Amber to light brownish
pH 7 – 10 @1% Aqueous
Freezing point 10oC
Crystallization Point 16oC
Boiling point >100oC
Flash point > 94oC
Evaporation rate Estimated slower than ethyl ether
Vapour pressure Unknown
Vapour density Estimated lighter than air
Relative density 1.03g/m3
Pour point 13.5oC
Percent volatile 56 – 58
- STABILITY and REACTIVITY
Chemical stability Stable at normal conditions
Possibility of hazardous reactions Will not occur
Conditions to avoid Extremes of temperature
Incompatible materials Strong oxidants
Hazardous decomposition products Oxides of sulphur, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Product Test results
VESTOSOL SXS 40 Acute Dermal LD50 Rat: < 0.8g/kg. Slightly toxic dermally. Acute Oral LD50 Rat: > 5g/kg. Practically non-toxic orally as a 40% solution.
Carcinogenicity Product not listed as carcinogenic
Skin Contact Moderate irritation to skin.
Eye Contact Moderate irritation to the eye
Ingestion May cause nausea. No toxic effect expected
- ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Aquatic LC50 Fish: >1000 mg/l. (relatively harmless).
Terrestrial Readily biodegradable
Biodegradability > 95%
Bioaccumulative potential Will not bioaccumulation.
Mobility in soil Will not occur.
- DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Follow local regulations in force. Containers used for packaging of this material should be returned to the supplier or a reputable drum re-conditioning company for cleaning before re-use or disposed off as hazardous waste. Packaging should under no circumstances be used for the storage of water for human consumption.
- TRANSPORT INFORMATION
UN No N/A
UN Proper shipping name Sodium Xylene Sulphonate
Transport Hazard class 9
Packaging group 3
Marine pollutant No
Special precautions for transport Packaging in accordance with SANS 10232/SANS 10232-1 7/SANS 10232-3
- REGULATORY INFORMATION
Labelling accordance with SANS 10234 latest revision.
Physical Hazards None
Health Hazards H303 May be harmful if swallowed
H315 Causes mild skin irritation
H320 Causes eye irritation
Environment Hazards H403 Harmful to aquatic life
OHS Act, 1993(Act No. 85 of 1993). Hazardous Substance Regulation of 1995
- OTHER INFORMATION
Reason for Alteration:
Rev No.: 03 General review and update as per SANS 10234:2008 Edition1.1
The information given in this safety data sheet is based on knowledge available at the time of compilation and is intended to describe the product only in terms of health and safety requirements. It does not signify warranty with regard to specific properties or specifications.
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.