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IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE/PREPARATION AND COMPANY
Component Name: Methylene Blue - Artisan™
Applicable Product(s): AR162 // Artisan™ Acid-Fast Bacillus Stain Kit Company Identification: Dako North America, Inc., 6392 Via Real, Carpinteria, California, 93013, United States. Tel. +805/566-6655, FAX +805/566-6688 24-Hour Emergency Contact: CHEMTREC +800/424-9300 (U.S.A. and Canada only) +703/527-3887 (all other countries)
2. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
% / Chemical Name: 1 / Methylene Blue >1 / Water CAS# / EINECS#: 61-73-4 / 200-515-2 7732-18-5 / 231-791-2 Hazard Classification: Xi: R41 Xn: R42 None Identified
NOTE: The Hazard Classification listed in this section refers to the chemical at a pure concentration. It has been determined that the remaining ingredient(s) of this component/product are NOT CLASSIFIED AS HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS due to their physical and/or chemical nature and/or concentration in solution, in accordance with California and Federal OSHA regulations (Federal Register 29CFR 1910.1200), and The Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations (European Community).
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Physical and Chemical Hazards: Skin Contact: Eye Contact: Inhalation: Ingestion: Environment: None identified. May cause discoloration, feeling of cold, redness or dryness (due to chronic exposure). May cause watering, irritation, painful burning or stinging sensation of eyelids. Eyes may become sensitive or painful when exposed to light. May cause irritation of mucous membranes, watering of eyes, headache, dizziness, nausea or coughing. May cause gastrointestinal irritation, discoloration of oral mucosa, irritation of lips, mouth and throat, paleness of complexion, lack of coordination or drowsiness. None identified.
4. NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION AGENCY (NFPA) RATING
Fire Hazard / Flash Points: Non-Flammable
Health Hazard: Slightly Hazardous Reactivity: Normally Stable Specific Hazard: None identified
Print Date 11/23/11 MSDS038 Rev. F
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If unconscious. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES Personal Precautions: Personal protective equipment and clothing is recommended during all cleanup procedures. Environmental Precautions: Do not allow into any body of water. EMERGENCY FIRST-AID MEASURES Skin: Remove victim to nearest source of water. Eliminate all ignition sources. protect with a clean. lay victim on back. Special Protective Equipment for Firefighters: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with eyes and skin. Keep out of reach of children. monitor pulse and keep warm and calm. Rinse for at least 20 minutes and blot dry. Methods for Cleanup: Avoid physical contact during removal. If simply overwhelmed. November 15. blot excess chemical from skin and wash affected area under lukewarm water using a mild soap. have victim lie down and keep warm and calm. Remove contaminated clothing. If conscious but coughing or short of breath. dry and well-ventilated location at room temperature. lay victim on side. Print Date 11/23/11 MSDS038 Rev. Eye: Inhalation: Ingestion: 6. Seek medical attention. 7. and place in a closed container and hold for waste disposal.MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET Methylene Blue . Carbon dioxide or appropriate foam. loosen tight clothing and monitor vital signs. have victim sitting up and leaning forward. Remove victim to well-ventilated area. If eyes are painful or sensitive to light. give water and have victim rinse mouth. Suitable Extinguishing Media: Water. 8. Store in a cool. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete. Store away from oxidizers. have victim remove contacts. Maintain physical and verbal contact with victim. sand or vermiculite. Seek immediate medical attention. hypochlorites and reducing agents. If worn. loosen tight fitting clothing. FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES / LEL: N/A UEL: N/A Flash Point / Explosion Information: N/A (Non-flammable) Precautions During Fire: Avoid inhalation of toxic fumes. blot excess chemical from face and gently rinse affected eye(s) with clean. In order to cleanse as much of the eye as possible. Seek immediate medical attention. loosely tied handkerchief or towel. If conscious. Keep victim warm and calm. loosen tight clothing.Artisan™ / 6th version (USA). Special Exposure Hazards: Combustion or decomposition of material may produce hazardous and/or irritating fumes. Oxygen may be given. Check with local and State regulations before discharging into sewers or public landfills. Remove victim to nearest source of water. dry chemical. Hazardous polymerization will not occur. lie victim down. 2011 5. stop or control leak. HANDLING AND STORAGE Keep containers tightly closed. Refer to Section 8 for additional information on exposure controls and personal protective equipment. be sure to wash under eyelids. Refer to Section 13 for complete disposal information. lukewarm water for at least 20 minutes. Absorb on earth. Seek medical attention. If possible. Remove victim to well-ventilated area. If vomiting. safely move container away from fire area. open and clear airway and give oxygen. Absorbent pads or paper towels may be used for small spills of less than 1 liter. If face is blue or breathing is labored. An approved respirator is recommended when irritant or nuisance vapors are produced. F Page 2 of 5 .
Chemicals without established limits must also be considered when determining respiratory protection protocols. Methylene Blue (Basic Blue 9. Other Hazardous Effects: No information available. use a NIOSH/MSHA-Approved respirator. plastic). C. Massive feeding studies in rats produced deleterious effects on fertility. Inhalation: Respiratory protection is highly recommended if irritating vapors are produced during routine usage of this product. Though it is not likely. 10. 13. Follow NIOSH/MSHA and equipment manufacturer’s recommendations to determine appropriate equipment choice. Mechanical exhaust is required. physical. and caustic alkalis. attempt to reduce exposure levels to within an acceptable range.0 Boiling Point/Boiling Range: N/A Melting Point/Melting Range: N/A Flammability (liquid): NON-FLAMMABLE % Volatiles by Volume: N/A 11.Artisan™ / 6th version (USA). F Page 3 of 5 . Wash thoroughly after handling. Conditions to Avoid: None identified. Target organ(s): Nerves. Do not breathe vapors if produced. Mobility: No information available. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION Degradability: No information available.g. rubber. Materials to Avoid: Oxidizers. EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION Permissible Exposure Limit (OSHA TWA/TLV/STEL): Methylene Blue: None identified. if TWA or other exposure limits are exceeded during the usage of this material. 2011 9. November 15. and toxicological properties have not been thoroughly investigated at product concentrations. the chemical. or on clothing. Print Date 11/23/11 MSDS038 Rev. Orl-rat LD50 = 1180 mg/kg. hypochlorites. A chemical fume hood is highly recommended. reducing agents. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION (dangerous-to-health effects) Irritant. Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon dioxide and Carbon monoxide. Liver.I. Drug and Cosmetic Dye. Splash-proof chemical safety goggles or face shield. Do not get in eyes. Skin: Eye: Other: Use chemically resistant gloves (e. Precautionary Measures During Use: Avoid physical contact and prolonged or repeated exposures.0 Water Solubility: Soluble Alcohol or Glycerol Solubility: N/A Evaporation Rate: N/A Appearance: Blue liquid Odor: None pH (as supplied): 7. lab coat with sleeves or rubber apron. Eye wash or safety shower. Accumulation: No information available. 12. Ecotoxicity: No information available. Environmental Exposure Controls: Not available.MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET Methylene Blue . 52015): NOTE: To the best of our knowledge. on skin. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY Stability: Stable when used appropriately. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES Autoflammability: N/A Oxidizing Properties: N/A Vapor Pressure (kPa): N/A Relative Density (gm/mL @ 20ºC): <1. If this is not possible.
November 15. and Federal laws and regulations. Applicable Compliance Standards: This Material Safety Data Sheet is in compliance with the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Hazard Communication Standard [29 CFR 1910. the preferred options are to send to a licensed reclaimer. (4.1200 ET. Print Date 11/23/11 MSDS038 Rev.3 / IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations). OSHA Status: In accordance with the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard. California Proposition 65: The following statement is made in order to comply with the California State Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.3. Check with local and State regulations before discharging into sewers or public landfills. This product does NOT contain chemicals on California’s listing of known or suspected carcinogens. SEQ. or permitted incinerators.MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET Methylene Blue .” NOT REQUIRED Labeling Note: In accordance with EEC Directives 67/548/EEC and 88/379/EEC. The content of this Material Safety Data Sheet should also be known before use. F Page 4 of 5 . Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA): This product complies with all TSCA inventory requirements. this component/product is not subject to a hazard classification.1. but the labeling shown above must be applied. : “Safety Data Sheet available for professional user on request. When shipped alone or with other non-hazardous materials. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS Waste Management Information (Disposal): When disposing of the unused contents. at product concentrations. Any disposal practice must be in compliance with local. State. Contains: R-and S-phrases: REGULATORY INFORMATION / LABELING Hazard symbol(s): Chemical identification not required on label. 2011 14. Proper Shipping Name: N/A Hazard Class#: N/A ADR/RID: N/A Packing Group# / PI#: N/A UN#: N/A 16. The product must not be handled by persons under 18 years of age. the text “NOT RESTRICTED” must be included in the description on the Air Waybill to indicate that this mixture is not subject to IATA regulations.Artisan™ / 6th version (USA). the chemical components listed on this Material Safety Data Sheet are classified as hazardous. TRANSPORT INFORMATION IATA Classification: NOT RESTRICTED. Restrictions on Use: The product is for laboratory use only. and The Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 1994 (European Community). Do not dump into any body of water. and has been checked. Training Provisions: The product should be handled only by technically qualified individuals experienced in handling potentially hazardous chemicals. 15.].
2011 Replaces 4th version of September 1.1200i and 1999/45/EC). regarding its accuracy or correctness. express or implied. we cannot state that these are the only hazards which exist. provided the range given is applicable to the hazards as identified by the MSDS. Final determination of suitability and safe usage of this product is the sole responsibility of the user who is obligated to review this data in the specific context of the intended use and determine applicability. All MSDS’s generated before the revision date should be discarded. the information is provided without any representation or warranty. Merck Index. F Page 5 of 5 . Trade Secret Provision and Chemical Concentration Disclosure: In accordance with OSHA and European Union regulations (20 CFR 1910.MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET Methylene Blue . and North American Emergency Response Guidebook. Commission Directive 91/155/EEC as amended by Commission Directive 2001/58/EC (Safety Data Sheets) in accordance with Parliament and Council Directive 1999/45/EC and Council Directive 67/548/EEC. the Sigma-Aldrich Library of Chemical Safety. 2008. This MSDS has been specifically updated to reflect current product formulations and hazard information. However. No. 2011 17. specific chemical identities may be withheld provided all required provisions of the regulation are met. Print Date 11/23/11 MSDS038 Rev. Use of Abbreviations: The terms “Not Available” and “Not Relevant” shall be designated by the text “N/A” for “Not Available” and “N/R” for “Not Relevant”. The Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2002. User Note: The information in this Material Safety Data Sheet was obtained from sources which we believe are reliable. Revision date: November 15. R42 May cause sensitization by inhalation. Chemical concentrations may be disclosed as either a specific value or range.Artisan™ / 6th version (USA). 1689. OTHER INFORMATION Wording of Risk Phrases: R41 Risk of serious damage to eyes. Although certain hazards are described herein. American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists – 2002. Sax’s Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials. Additional chemical information and hazard classification data provided by the Danish Toxicology Centre. November 15. Hazard Symbol Key: C: Corrosive / E: Explosive / F: Highly Flammable / F+: Extremely Flammable / N: Dangerous for the Environment / O: Oxidizing / T: Toxic / T+: Very Toxic / Xi: Irritant / Xn: Harmful Sources of Key Data: Material Safety Data Sheets from suppliers.
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