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Material Safety Data Sheet

Colonial SLES-1
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Colonial Chemical, Inc. Emergency Telephone #
225 Colonial Drive 423/837-8800
S.Pittsburg, TN 37380 Chemtrec 800/424-9300
SECTION I – PRODUCT INFORMATION
Product Name: Colonial SLES-1 File: SLES-1
Chemical Family: Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate
Health Hazard Rating: Health: 1
Flammability: 1
Reactivity: 0
Personal Protective Equipment: B

Direct Phone: 423/837-8800

THE CHEMTREC NUMBER IS TO BE CALLED ONLY IN THE EVENT OF CHEMICAL


EMERGENCIES INVOLVING A SPILL, LEAK, FIRE, EXPOSURE OR ACCIDENT
INVOLVING CHEMICALS.
SECTION II – HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
Ingredients OSHA PEL / ACGIH TLV CAS# PERCENT
Not hazardous as defined by OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200.

SECTION III – PHYSICAL DATA


Boiling Point: 212° F
Specific Gravity (water = 1): 1.0
Vapor Pressure: Same as water
Vapor Density (air=1): Same as water
% Volatile by Weight: 74.5
pH: 7.25
Appearance and odor: Clear yellow liquid with little or no odor.

SECTION IV – FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA


Flash Point (°F): None
Fire-Fighting Instructions: Water for dried material. Use protective clothing and
self-contained breathing apparatus.
Decomposition Products: Dried material may produce CO, CO2, H2O, NxO, and
other products

SECTION V – REACTIVITY DATA


Stability: Stable
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur
Hazardous Decomposition Products: None
Conditions To Avoid: None known
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SECTION VI – HEALTH HAZARD DATA
PRIMARY ROUTES OF ENTRY: Eyes, skin, inhalation and ingestion

POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS:


Eyes – May cause slight irritation
Skin – May cause slight irritation
Ingestion – May cause slight irritation to mouth, throat, and digestive system
Inhalation – May cause slight irritation to throat, nose, and lungs

EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:


Eyes - Flush with water for 15 minutes while holding eyelids open. Get medical attention.
Skin - Wash contacted areas with soap and water thoroughly to remove all residues. If irritation
develops, consult a physician immediately. Launder clothing before reuse and discard shoes if
they can not be decontaminated.
Inhalation - Get person out of contaminated area to fresh air. If breathing is difficult, administer
oxygen. Consult a physician.
Ingestion - Consult a physician. To conscious person, give two glasses of water. Induce
vomiting.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE: None known


CHRONIC: None known
CARCINOGENICITY: Not listed as a carcinogenic by IARC, NTP, OR OSHA

SECTION VII – SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION


Eye Protection: Face shield and goggles or chemical goggles
Protective Gloves: Impervious
Respiratory Protection: Respiration protection is not required under normal use.
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator where mists,
sprays or dust may be generated.
Other Protective Clothing / Equipment:
Protective clothing to minimize skin contact.
Chemically resistant safety shoes. Wash contaminated
clothing with soap and water and dry before reuse.
Showers and eyewash facilities should be accessible.

SECTION VIII – SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS


Precautions to be taken in handling: Use good hygienic practices. Wash hands before eating,
using washroom or smoking.

Precautions to be taken in storage: Avoid excessive heat. Store above 40° F.

Steps to be taken in case material is released or spilled: Dike spill and scavenge material using
sand, sawdust or vermiculite. Spill should be scooped up and transferred to salvage drum. Wash
area thoroughly with water.
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SECTION IX – REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA: Listed with TSCA
Sara Title III, Section 311 & 312: Health and Physical Hazard - Immediate

SECTION X – WASTE DISPOSAL


Waste Disposal Method: Dispose of in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.

SECTION XI – TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION


Proper Shipping Name: Liquid soap, N.O.S.
DOT Hazard Class: Not regulated

SECTION XII – ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION


No information available.

SECTION XIII – TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION


No information available.

HEALTH 1
FLAMMABILITY 1
REACTIVITY 0
PERSONAL PROTECTION B

REVISED 7-24-2006/J.STAFFORD

The above data is for information purposes only and is accurate to the best of Colonial Chemical,
Inc.’s knowledge. No guarantees or liabilities are expressed or implied.