1: Chemical Product and Company Identification
Name: Sodium lauryl
Sodium dodecyl sulfate
Name: Sulfuric acid,
monododecyl ester, sodium salt
2: Composition and Information on Ingredients
% by Weight
Data on Ingredients: Sodium
lauryl sulfate: ORAL (LD50): Acute: 1288 mg/kg [Rat.]. DUST (LC50): Acute:
>3900 mg/m 1 hours [Rat].
3: Hazards Identification
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 (sensitizer). Severe
over-exposure can result in death.
Chronic Health Effects:Slightly
hazardous in case of skin contact (sensitizer). CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Not
available. MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Mutagenic for bacteria and/or yeast. TERATOGENIC
EFFECTS: Not available. DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available.
substance may be toxic to skin. Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance
can produce target organs damage. Repeated exposure to a highly toxic material
may produce general deterioration of health by an accumulation in one or many
4: First Aid Measures
Contact: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
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
Skin Contact:Wash with a
disinfectant soap and cover the contaminated skin with an anti-bacterial cream.
Seek immediate medical attention.
inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If
breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention immediately.
Inhalation: Not available.
NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give
anything by mouth to an unconscious person. If large quantities of this material
are swallowed, call a physician immediately. Loosen tight clothing such as a
collar, tie, belt or waistband.
Ingestion: Not available.
5: Fire and Explosion Data
of the Product: May be
combustible at high temperature.
Points: Not available.
Limits: Not available.
of Combustion: These
products are carbon oxides (CO, CO2), sulfur oxides (SO2, SO3...).
Hazards in Presence of Various Substances: Slightly
flammable to flammable in presence of heat.
Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:
of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact: Not available.
Slightly explosive in presence of open flames and sparks.
Fighting Media and Instructions:
FIRE: Use DRY chemical powder. LARGE FIRE: Use water spray, fog or foam. Do not
use water jet.
Remarks on Fire Hazards: When
heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of sulfur oxides, and sodium oxide.
Remarks on Explosion Hazards: Not
6: Accidental Release Measures
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.
Stop leak if without risk. Do not get water inside container. Do not touch
spilled material. Use water spray to reduce vapors. Prevent entry into sewers,
basements or confined areas; dike if needed. Eliminate all ignition sources.
Call for assistance on disposal. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the
contaminated surface and allow to evacuate through the sanitary system.
7: Handling and Storage
away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Ground all equipment
containing material. 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 oxidizing agents.
Keep container tightly
closed. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area.
8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
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.
Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or
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.
Limits: Not available.
9: Physical and Chemical Properties
state and appearance: Solid.
Faint odor of fatty substances (Slight.)
Weight: 288.38 g/mole
White to yellowish.
(1% soln/water): Not
Point: Not available.
Point: 204°C (399.2°F) -
Gravity: Not available.
Pressure: Not applicable.
Density: Not available.
Threshold: Not available.
Dist. Coeff.: The product
is more soluble in oil; log(oil/water) = 1.6
(in Water): Not available.
Properties: See solubility
in cold water, hot water. Solubility in water: 1g/10 ml water
10: Stability and Reactivity Data
The product is stable.
of Instability: Excess
heat, dust generation, incompatible materials
with various substances: Reactive
with oxidizing agents.
Non-corrosive in presence
Remarks on Reactivity: Not
Remarks on Corrosivity: Not
Will not occur.
11: Toxicological Information
of Entry: Inhalation.
THE LC50 VALUES HEREUNDER ARE ESTIMATED ON THE BASIS OF A 4-HOUR EXPOSURE. Acute
oral toxicity (LD50): 1288 mg/kg [Rat.]. Acute toxicity of the dust (LC50):
>3900 mg/m 1 hours [Rat]. 3
Effects on Humans:
EFFECTS: Mutagenic for bacteria and/or yeast. May cause damage to the following
Toxic Effects on Humans:
in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation. Slightly
hazardous in case of skin contact (sensitizer).
Remarks on Toxicity to Animals:
Published Lethal Dose: LDL [Rabbit] - Route: Skin; Dose: 10000 mg/kg
Remarks on Chronic Effects on Humans: May
cause adverse reproductive effects based on animal test data. No human data
Remarks on other Toxic Effects on Humans:
Potential Health Effects: Skin: Causes mild to moderate skin irritation. May
cause allergic reaction (dermatitis) Eyes: Causes moderate eye irritation.
Inhalation: Material is irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory
tract. May cause allergic respiratory reaction. Ingestion: Causes
gastrointestinal tract irritation with nausea, vomiting, hypermotility,
diarrhea, and bloating. May also affect behavior (ataxia, somnolence), and
cardiovascular system. Chronic Potential Health Effects: Skin: Prolonged or
repeated skin contact may cause allergic dermatitis. Ingestion: Prolonged or
repeated ingestion may affect the liver. Inhalation: Prolonged or repeated
inhalation may cause allergic respiratory reaction (asthma).
12: Ecological Information
and COD: Not available.
hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. However, long term
degradation products may arise.
of the Products of Biodegradation: The
products of degradation are less toxic than the product itself.
Remarks on the Products of Biodegradation: Not
13: Disposal Considerations
must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state and local environmental
14: Transport Information
Classification: Not a DOT
Provisions for Transport: Not
15: Other Regulatory Information
and State Regulations: TSCA
8(b) inventory: Sodium lauryl sulfate
Hazardous by definition of Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).
EINECS: This product is on the European Inventory of Existing Commercial
(Canada): CLASS D-2B:
Material causing other toxic effects (TOXIC).
Irritating to eyes and skin. S26- In case of contact with eyes, rinse
immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. S37/39- Wear suitable
gloves and eye/face protection.
Fire Protection Association (U.S.A.):
NILE CEHMCIALS provides the information contained herein
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accuracy. This document is intended only as a guide to the appropriate
precautionary handling of the material by a properly trained person using this
product. Individuals receiving the information must exercise their independent
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