Material Safety Data Sheet- Chem-a-clean

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1. CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
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PRODUCT NAME: DEQUEST® 2006 DEFLOCCULANT AND SEQUESTRANT

MSDS Number: 002235430 Date: April 13, 1998

Chemical Family: Phosphonates

Chemical Name: Phosphonic acid, [nitrilotris(methylene)]tris-, pentasodium salt

Synonyms: Na5ATMP; Aminotri(methylenephosphonic acid), pentasodium salt; Dequest 2006

SOLUTIA INC., 10300 OLIVE BOULEVARD, P.O. BOX 66760, ST. LOUIS, MO 63166-6760

FOR CHEMICAL EMERGENCY, SPILL, LEAK, FIRE, EXPOSURE, OR ACCIDENT
Call CHEMTREC - Day or Night - 1-800-424-9300 Toll free in the continental U.S., Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Canada, 
Alaska, or Virgin Islands. For calls originating elsewhere: 703-527-3887 (collect calls accepted)

For additional non-emergency information, call: 314-674-6661
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2. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
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Component

CAS No.

% by weight

aqueous solution of
Aminotri(methylenephosphonic acid),
pentasodium salt

2235-43-0

~ 92

Disodium Phosphite

13078-85-5

~ 3

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3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
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EMERGENCY OVERVIEW

Appearance and Odor: clear, pale yellow solution with an ammoniacal odor.

WARNING STATEMENTS

NO SIGNIFICANT HAZARDS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS MATERIAL


POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS

Likely Routes of Exposure: skin contact

EYE CONTACT: No more than slightly irritating based on toxicity studies.

SKIN CONTACT: No more than slightly toxic or slightly irritating based on toxicity studies.

INHALATION: No information.

INGESTION: Not toxic if swallowed based on toxicity studies. No significant adverse health effects are expected
 to develop if only small amounts (less than a mouthful) are swallowed.

Refer to Section 11 for toxicological information.

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4. FIRST AID MEASURES
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IF IN EYES: immediate first aid is not likely to be required. However, this material can be removed with water.

IF ON SKIN: immediate first aid is not likely to be required. However, this material can be removed with
(soap and) water. Wash heavily contaminated clothing before reuse.

IF INHALED: immediate first aid is not likely to be required. However, if symptoms occur, remove to
fresh air. Remove material from eyes, skin and clothing.

IF SWALLOWED: immediate first aid is not likely to be required. A physician or Poison Control Center
can be contacted for advise. Wash heavily contaminated clothing before reuse.

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5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
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Although this material does not meet the parameters for flammability, it will burn in the presence of
a strong ignition source after the water is removed.

HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS OF COMBUSTION: CO, CO2, and oxides of nitrogen may be formed.
Phosphines may be formed when the water is removed.

EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Water spray, dry chemical, CO2, or other Class B extinguishing agent.

UNUSUAL FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS: None known.

FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT: Fire fighters and others exposed to products of combustion should
wear self-contained breathing apparatus. Equipment should be thoroughly decontaminated after use.

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6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
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Contain large spills with dikes and transfer the material to appropriate containers for reclamation
or disposal. Absorb remaining material or small spills with an inert material and then place in
a chemical waste container.

Flush residual spill area with water.

If possible, it is also acceptable to contain spilled material and recover it as a liquid, prior to disposal.

Keep concentrated product out of sewers, watersheds and water systems.

Refer to Section 13 for disposal information and Sections 15 for reportable quantity information.

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7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
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HANDLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH GOOD INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE AND SAFETY PRACTICES. 
THESE PRACTICES INCLUDE AVOIDING UNNECESSARY EXPOSURE AND REMOVAL OF
MATERIAL FROM EYES, SKIN AND CLOTHING.

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8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
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EYE PROTECTION: This product does not cause significant eye irritation or eye toxicity requiring 
special protection. Use good industrial practice to avoid eye contact.

SKIN PROTECTION: Although this product does not present a significant skin concern, minimize skin
contamination by following good industrial practice. Wearing of protective gloves is recommended.
Wash hands and contaminated skin thoroughly after handling.

RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: Avoid breathing vapor or mist. Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respiratory
protection equipment when airborne exposure is excessive. Consult respirator manufacturer to determine
appropriate type equipment for given application. Observe respirator use limitations specified by
NIOSH/MSHA or the manufacturer. Respiratory protection programs must comply with 29 CFR 1910.134.

VENTILATION: Provide natural or mechanical ventilation to minimize exposure. If practical, use local
mechanical exhaust ventilation at sources of air contamination such as open process equipment.

AIRBORNE EXPOSURE LIMITS:

Product/Component

OSHA PEL

ACGIH TLV

DEQUEST 2006

None established

None established

Aminotri(methylenephosphonic acid),
pentasodium salt

None established

None established

Disodium Phosphite

None established

None established

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9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
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Chemical Formula: N(CH2PO3NA2)2CH2PO3HNa
Appearance: Clear solution, pale yellow color
Odor: Ammoniacal odor
pH: 10 - 11 (1% solution @ 25 degrees C)
Freezing Point: -16 degrees C (+3 degrees F)
Viscosity: 57.51 centistoke @ 20 degrees C
17.37 centistoke @ 40 degrees C
7.66 centistoke @ 60 degrees C
Relative Density: 1.4 @ 20/15 degrees C
Solubility in Water: Capable of being mixed (miscible) in all proportions.

NOTE: These physical data are typical values based on material tested but may vary from sample to sample.
Typical values should not be construed as a guaranteed analysis of any specific lot or as
specifications for the product.
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10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
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STABILITY: Product is stable under normal conditions of storage and handling.

MATERIALS TO AVOID: Avoid contact with strong oxidizing agents and acids.

HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: Phosphines may form after all the water has been removed.
CO, CO2, and oxides of nitrogen may also be formed.

HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: Does not occur.
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11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
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Data from Solutia single-dose (acute) animal studies on this material indicate the following:

Oral - Practically Nontoxic (Rat LD50: >17,800 mg/kg)
Dermal - Practically Nontoxic (Rabbit LD50: >15,800 mg/kg)
Eye Irritation - Practically Nonirritating (Rabbit, 24 hr., 3.7/110)
Skin Irritation - Nonirritating (Rabbit, 24 hr., 0.3/8.0)

Additional toxicity studies have not been performed on this product. However, applicable toxicity information
is available on the related formulation of the parent free acid and its salt:

Slight effects on bone mineralization were noted following subcutaneous injection of this material
(as the neutral sodium salt) into rats for 7 days. Reduced body weights and changes in liver, spleen, and
kidney weights or weight ratios were observed following dietary administration of this material (as the
solid active acid) to rats for 24 months. An unusual tumor type (osteosarcoma - axilla) was noted in
one high dose male rat; the relevance of this finding to toxicity in humans is unclear.

No birth defects were noted in rats or mice given this material (as the neutral sodium salt) orally during
pregnancy. No effects were seen on the ability of male and female rats to reproduce when given
this material (as the solid active acid) in their diet for 3 successive generations.

This material produced no genetic changes in standard assays using bacteria. One positive response
was noted in an in vitro test with mammalian cells, but the assay was negative for the neutralized active acid.
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12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
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Environmental Toxicity Information::

Environmental toxicity studies have not been conducted with this product. Tests have been performed,
however, with the parent acid of this product. Data obtained from environmental toxicity studies on the
parent acid are discussed below.

The following data have been classified using the criteria adopted by the European Economic Community
(EEC) for aquatic organism toxicity. A legend summarizing the classification scheme appears below.

96-hr 14-day 14-day
Algae EC50* 20 mg/L 20 mg/L * 20 mg/L 20 mg/L

* Algae growth inhibition is due to the ability of this material to complex nutrients, not toxicity per se.

Invertebrates
Daphnia magna 48-hr EC50, 297 mg/L: Practically NonToxic 48-hr EC50, 297 mg/L: Practically NonToxic
Midge Larvae 48-hr LC50, 11,400 mg/L: Practically NonToxic
Grass Shrimp 96-hr LC50, 4,575 mg/L: Practically NonToxic
Oyster Shell Deposition 96-hr EC50, 201 mg/L: Practically NonToxic

Fish
Bluegill Sunfish 96-hr LC50, >330 mg/L: Practically NonToxic
Rainbow Trout 96-hr LC50, >330 mg/L: Practically NonToxic
Channel Catfish 96-hr LC50, 1,212 mg/L: Practically NonToxic
Sheepshead Minnow 96-hr LC50, 8,132 mg/L: Practically NonToxic
Rainbow Trout 14-day LC50, 150 mg/L

Birds
Mallard Duck Oral LD50, >2,510 mg/kg: Practically NonToxic
Bobwhite Quail Oral LD50, >2,510 mg/kg: Practically NonToxic

NOTE: All values are "mg active acid/liter".

Rainbow trout eggs were exposed to the parent acid of this material at concentrations of
0, 4.9, 12.5, 23.0, 47.6 and 89.4 mg/L. No treatment-related effects were observed on hatchability
of eggs or survival of the fry. Reductions in weight and length of fry were observed after 45 and 60 days
of exposure to the two high-dose concentrations. The maximum acceptable toxicant concentration
was estimated to be between 23.0 and 47.6 mg/L.

Daphnia magna were exposed to the parent acid at concentrations ranging from 3.37 to 400 mg/L
for 28 days. Reductions in adult Daphnia survival and reproduction were observed at concentrations
above 25 mg/L. The maximum acceptable toxicant concentration was greater than 25 mg/L 
and less than 50 mg/L.

Carp were continuously exposed to the radiolabeled active acid of the parent acid at nominal
concentrations of 0.14 and 1.2 mg/L for 49 days, after which remaining fish were transferred to water
without the parent acid for 14 days. Tissue residue analysis determined that the radiolabeled active acid
of the parent acid did not bioconcentrate in the edible tissues. Radio-labeled residues did accumulate
in the non-edible tissues (viscera including ingesta and fecal material). Elimination of the residues from
the non-edible tissues of the carp was rapid and extensive after transfer to this material in free water.

Legend for Aquatic Organism Toxicity (Journal of the European Communities, Annex VII A, Section 5.2.1)

Values

Classifications

LC50 or EC50 < or = 1.0 mg/L

Very Toxic

LC50 or EC50 > 1.0 mg/L and < or = 10 mg/L

Toxic

LC50 or EC50 > 10 mg/L and < or = 100 mg/L

Harmful

LC50 or EC50 > 100 mg/L

Practically Nontoxic

When evaluated in a microbial biodegradation assay, DEQUEST® 2000 Deflocculant and Sequestrant
active acid biodegradation to CO2 was classified as slow to resistant.

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13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
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Dispose of in accordance with all applicable local, state and federal regulations. Disposal by incineration
is recommended.

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14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
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The data provided in this section is for information only. Please apply the appropriate regulations to
properly classify your shipment for transportation.

This product is not hazardous under the applicable DOT, ICAO/IATA, or IMDG regulations.

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15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
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TSCA Inventory: All components are listed.

SARA Hazard Notification
Hazard Categories Under Title III Rules (40 CFR 370): Not Applicable
Section 313 Toxic Chemical(s): Not Applicable

CERCLA Reportable Quantity: Not Applicable

Refer to Section 11 for OSHA Hazardous Chemical(s) and Section 13 for RCRA classification.

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16. OTHER INFORMATION
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Reason for revision: Conversion to the 16 section format and company name change to Solutia.
Supersedes MSDS dated 12/01/92.

DEQUEST® is a registered trademark of Solutia Inc.
SolutiaTM is a trademark of Solutia Inc.Responsible Care® is
 a registered trademark of the Chemical Manufacturers Association

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