MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

 SECTION 1 – CHEMICAL PRODUCT(S) AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

 

Manufacturer:  MuWells, Inc.

Address:  4186 Sorrento Valley Blvd., Suite B

  San Diego, California 92192

Phone: 619-356-8740

Date Prepared: October 29, 2013

 

 

Common Name / Trade Name

SoftSubstrates™, Silicone Gel

Source

Dimethyl siloxane, dimethylvinyl-terminated

Dimethyl siloxane, hydrogen terminated

Other (<0.01%)

Quick Identifier (In-plant Common Name)

Silicone gels in Tissue cultureware

Chemical Name

Siloxane

 

SECTION 2 – COMPOSITION AND INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

 

Ingredient Name(s)

Siloxane

Principal Hazardous Component(s)

N/A

Biological Activity

Varies

Exposure Limit(s)

 

None Established

 

 

SECTION 3 – HAZARDS IDENTIFICATON

 

Signs and Symptoms of Exposure

Chronic Overexposure:  Allergic reaction may develop in certain sensitive individuals.

Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure

Allergy-prone and asthmatic individuals should be particularly cautious with proteins and other materials of biological origin.

Chemical Listed as Carcinogen or Potential Carcinogen

No

National Toxicology Program

No

I.A.R.C Monographs

No

OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit

None Known

Other Exposure Limit Use

No

ACGIH Threshold Limit Value

No

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION 4 – FIRST AID MEASURES

 

Emergency & First Aid Procedures

May cause allergic reactions in certain sensitive individuals.

Inhalation

 

Remove person from source then obtain necessary medical attention.

Eyes

Check for contact lenses and remove if present. Flush thoroughly with water while opening eyelids. If symptoms such as redness and irritation persist, obtain

medical attention.

Skin

 

Remove contaminated clothing. Wash material from skin with soap and water and rinse thoroughly with clean water. Obtain medical attention as needed or if irritation develops. Clean contaminated clothing before reuse.

Ingestion

Not necessary in case of small amounts. Obtain Medical attention as needed.

 

 

SECTION 5 – FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS

 

Special Fire Fighting Procedures

 

Fire fighter should wear full protective gear, including self-contained breathing apparatus. Keep unnecessary people away.

Auto-Ignition Temperature

N/A

Flash Point

N/A

Flammable Limits in Air (% by Volume)

N/A

Extinguisher Media

Water spray, carbon dioxide, dry chemical foam.

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards

As with any organic material, this product may produce toxic carbon monoxide and dioxide fumes if heated to decomposition and airborne dust may present an explosion hazard. Hazardous combustible materials

include: CO, NOX, HCl

Stability

Stable.

 

 

 

SECTION 6 – ACCIENTAL RELASE MEASURES

 

Precautions to be Taken in Handling and Storage

Wear appropriate protective clothing and gloves.

Waste Disposal Methods

Dispose of waste in accordance with all applicable Federal, State and local regulations. Refer to Section 13.

 

 

SECTION 7 – HANDLING AND STORAGE

 

Storage

Refer to specific product label for storage conditions.

Handling

Wear safety glasses and protective gloves to avoid eye or skin contact.

 

 

SECTION 8 – EXPOSURE CONTROLS & PERSONAL PROTECTION

 

Respiratory Protection (Specify Type)

Respiratory protection is not normally required.

Mechanical (General)

Vent fan.

Ventilation

Advisable.

Local Exhaust

As required.

Protective Gloves

Wear gloves to prevent skin contact.

Eye Protection

Either safety glasses or goggles should be worn.

Other Protective Clothing or Equipment

Wear protective gloves, eye protection, lab coat, apron or other protective clothing to minimize contact.

 

 

SECTION 9 – PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

 

Appearance and Odor

Clear, transparent gel with no odor.

Solubility in Water

N/A

Boiling Point

Decomposes.

Specific Gravity (H20 = 1)

0.97

Vapor Pressure (mmHg)

N/A

Percent Volatile by Volume

N/A

Vapor Density (Air = 1)

N/A

 

 

SECTION 10 – STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

 

Evaporation Rate

N/A

Stability

Stable under normal usage conditions.

Hazardous Decomposition Products

None known.

Hazardous Polymerization

None known.

Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid)

None known.

 

 

SECTION 11 – TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

 

1. Refer to Section 3 for health effects information.

2. The toxicological properties of this material have not been fully investigated.

3. Always follow Good Laboratory and Industrial Hygiene Practices and wear proper personal protective equipment when handling chemicals.

4. May cause irritation and/or allergic reaction.

 

Routes of Exposure

Ingestion, skin and eye contact.

LD50

No oral LD50 is available.

Carcinogenicity

Unknown.

Mutagenic / Teratogenic Effects

Unknown.

 

SECTION 12 – ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

 

1. Siloxanes are removed from water by sedimentation or binding to sewage sludge. In soil, siloxanes are degradable. No environmental hazard is known.

2. No adverse effects on aquatic organisms.

3. No bioaccumulation potential.

4. Removed >90% by binding onto sewage sludge. No adverse effects on bacterial. The siloxanes in this product do not contribute to the BOD.

 

SECTION 13 – DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

 

1. Dispose of waste in accordance with all applicable Federal, State and local regulations.

2. Chemical residues are generally classified as special waste and, as such, the transportation, storage, treatment and disposal of this waste material must be conducted in compliance with all applicable Federal, State and local regulations.

3. Rinse empty containers thoroughly before disposal and/or recycling.

 

 

SECTION 14 – TRANSPORT INFORMATION

 

Department of Transportation Requirements:

 

Proper Shipping Name

Not Regulated.

Hazard Class

N/A

Packaging Group

N/A

Reportable Quantity

N/A

Labels Required

N/A

International Transportation Regulations

Not Regulated.

UN/NA Code

N/A

 

SECTION 15 – REGULATORY INFORMATION

 

US Federal Regulations

1. Material(s) listed are exempt from 6 of 6 the United States Environmental Protection Agency Toxic

Substances Control Act (TSCA) inventory when supplied for research and development purposes or use3d under the Supervision of a technically qualified individual as

defined by 40 CFR720.3.

2. The health risks have not been fully determined.

State Regulations

Based upon available information, material(s) listed are not known to be regulated by any state or listed on any

“Right To Know” Hazardous Substance List.

International Regulations

1. EC: Harmful; R42/43, May cause sensitization by inhalation and skin contact.

2. S36, Wear suitable protective clothing.

 

 

SECTION 16 – OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

 

Disclaimer

 

The information contained in this MSDS relates only to the material(s) designated and does not relate to uses(s) in combination with any other materials, process(es) and/or chemical reactions(s).

 

MuWells provides this information in good faith, from sources believed to be accurate, however, assumes no liability for it accuracy or completeness.

 

We do not assume liability for damages resulting from the handling, use and/or disposal of these products, from their use in violation of patent or other rights or reliance upon this information.

 

MuWells, Inc.

4186 Sorrento Valley Blvd., Suite B

San Diego, CA-92121

For Information call: 619-356-8740

support@softsubstrates.com

 


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