Anmol Chemicals is the pioneer manufacturers of Boric Acid, Pharmaceutical Excipients Fragrance & Flavor chemicals in India. We offer Halal and Kosher Boric Acid made in an ISO9001, ISO22000 (FSSC22000) and cGMP certified facility. Our group has several manufacturing facilities spread across the world, supported by toll manufacturers and representatives in UAE, Europe, Africa, USA, China and has several associated manufacturing facilities spread across India. All the Information on Physics, Chemistry, Applications, Uses and Technology on Manufacture of Borax is in these pages. The units have one or more of the certifications like FDA GMP, ISO 9001, ISO 22000, HACCP, REACH, Kosher & Halal
Sodium Borate or Borax SDS GHS MSDS Sheet of Manufacturers
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Borax SDS MSDS Sheet, Material Safety Data Sheet
1. Product Identification
Synonyms: Sodium borate decahydrate; borax; sodium pyroborate
CAS No.: 1330-43-4 (Anhydrous) 1303-96-4 (Decahydrate)
EINECS EC Number: 215-540-4
Molecular Weight: 201.22 or 381.37
Chemical Formula: Na2B4O7 or Na2B4O7.10H2O
2. Hazards Identification
GHS, Globally Harmonized System Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910
Classification according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
Serious eye damage/eye irritation Category 2A
Reproductive toxicity Category 1A, 1B
Labeling according to GHS & Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
GHS Label Elements
Signal Words: Danger
H319: Causes serious eye irritation.
H360: May damage fertility or the unborn child.
P201: Obtain special instructions before use.
P202: Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood.
P264: Wash contaminated parts thoroughly after handling.
P280: Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P281: Use personal protective equipment as required.
P305+351+338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. P337+P313: If eye irritation persists get medical advice/attention.
P308+313: IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention.
P337+313: If eye irritation persists get medical advice/attention.
P405: Store locked up.
P501: Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/national regulation.
3. Composition/Information on Ingredients
Ingredient: Sodium Borate or Borax or Sodium Tetraborate Borates, Tetra, Sodium Salts
EINECS EC Number: 215-540-4
CAS No.: 1330-43-4 (Anhydrous) 1303-96-4 (Decahydrate)
4. First Aid Measures
Always seek medical attention after first aid measures are provided.
Inhalation: If Sodium Borate or Borax is inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention.
Ingestion: Induce vomiting immediately as directed by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical attention.
Skin Contact: Immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical attention. Wash clothing before reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse.
Eye 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 attention if irritation occurs.
5. Fire Fighting Measures
Fire: Sodium Borate or Borax is not considered to be a fire hazard.
Fire Extinguishing Media: Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide. Use any means suitable for extinguishing surrounding fire.
Special Information: In the event of a fire, wear full protective clothing and NIOSH-approved self-contained breathing apparatus with full face piece operated in the pressure demand or other positive pressure mode.
6. Accidental Release Measures
Small Spill: For small spills use appropriate 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 legal requirements.
Large Spill: Use a shovel to put into a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the contaminated surface and allow to drain.
7. Handling and Storage
Keep in a tightly closed container, stored in a cool, dry, ventilated area. Protect against physical damage. Containers of this material may be hazardous when empty since they retain product residues (dust, solids); observe all warnings and precautions listed for the product.
8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
Airborne Exposure Limits:
Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate (1303-96-4)
USA ACGIH, ACGIH TWA (mg/m³), 2 mg/m³
USA ACGIH, ACGIH STEL (mg/m³), 6 mg/m³
Sodium borate USA (OSHA) TWA 10 mg/m3
Ventilation System: A system of local and/or general exhaust is recommended to keep employee exposures below the Airborne Exposure Limits. Local exhaust ventilation is generally preferred because it can control the emissions of the contaminant at its source, preventing dispersion of it into the general work area.
Personal Respirators (NIOSH Approved): If the exposure limit is exceeded and engineering controls are not feasible, a full face piece particulate respirator (NIOSH type N100 filters) may be worn for up to 50 times the exposure limit or the maximum use concentration specified by the appropriate regulatory agency or respirator supplier, whichever is lowest. If oil particles (e.g. lubricants, cutting fluids. glycerin, etc.) are present, use a NIOSH type R or P filter. For emergencies or instances where the exposure levels are not known, use a full-face piece positive-pressure, air-supplied respirator. WARNING: Air-purifying respirators do not protect workers in oxygen-deficient atmospheres.
Skin Protection: Wear impervious protective clothing, including boots, gloves, lab coat, apron or coveralls, as appropriate, to prevent skin contact.
Eye Protection: Use chemical safety goggles and/or full face shield where dusting or splashing of solutions is possible. Maintain eye wash fountain and quick-drench facilities in work area.
9. Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance: White, Gray, Bluish or Greenish White Streaked Crystals.
Odor: Borax is odorless.
Solubility: 6g/100g water.
% Volatile by volume @ 21C (70F): 0
Boiling Point: 320C (608F) Loses water
Melting Point: 75C (167F)
10. Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Toxic gases and vapors may be released if involved in a fire.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
Incompatibilities: Acids, alkaloids, and metallic salts.
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatibles.
11. Toxicological Information
Hydrate: Oral rat LD50: 2660 mg/kg. Investigated as a mutagen, reproductive effector. Anhydrous: Investigated as a reproductive effector.
Carcinogenic Effects: Not a reported carcinogen by IARC NTP ACGIH OSHA.
12. Ecological Information
Toxicity to fish: LC50 - Limanda: 74 mg/l - 96 h, EC50 Daphnia: 1085 mg/l Environmental Fate: When released into the soil, this material may leach into groundwater.
This substance/mixture contains no components considered to be either persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT), or very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) at levels of 0.1% or higher.
13. Disposal Considerations
Whatever cannot be saved for recovery or recycling should be managed in an appropriate and approved waste disposal facility. Processing, use or contamination of this product may change the waste management options. State and local disposal regulations may differ from federal disposal regulations. Dispose of container and unused Borax in accordance with federal, state and local requirements.
14. Transport Information
US DOT & ADR/RID: Not dangerous goods
IMDG: Not dangerous goods
IATA: Not dangerous goods
15. Regulatory Information
SARA 302: No chemicals in this material are subject to the reporting requirements of SARA Title III, Section 302.
SARA 313: This material does not contain any chemical components that exceed the threshold (De Minimis) reporting levels established by SARA Title III, Section 313.
SARA 311/312: Hazards Chronic Health Hazard
California Prop. 65 Components: This product does not contain any chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or any other reproductive harm.
Clean Air Act (Montreal Protocol): Borax decahydrate was not manufactured with and does not contain any Class I or Class II ozone depleting substances.
16. Other Information
DISCLAIMER: The information and recommendations set forth herein (hereinafter "Information") are presented in good faith and believed correct as of the date hereof. It is compiled from various sources and it is not necessarily all inclusive nor fully adequate in every circumstance. In addition, these suggestions should not be confused with nor followed in violation of applicable laws, regulations, rules or insurance requirements applicable. This MSDS sheet 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 judgment in determining its appropriateness for a particular purpose.
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