MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
HAZARD RATING: Health: 1 Flammability: 0 Reactivity: 0 Special:
Section 1 - Producer Information
DIAMOND PRODUCTS, INC. EMERGENCY PHONE: (406)449-6570
1216 Bozeman Avenue INFOTRAC: 1-800-535-5053
Helena, MT 59601 DATE: March, 2002
Section II - Hazardous Ingredients
HAZARDOUS COMPONENTS CAS# PEL(TWA) TLV CARCINOGEN
Sodium Metasilicate 6834-92-0 2.0 mg/m3 2.0 mg/m3 No
Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether 111-76-2 50 ppm 25 ppm (skin) No
Ammonium Hydroxide 1336-21-6 50 ppm 25 ppm
Section III - Physical Data
Boiling Point: 200 - 220oF Specific Gravity: 1.07 g/ml
Melting Point: NA Solubility in Water: Complete
% Volatile by wt: 4% pH: >11.5
Appearance and Odor: Opaque white liquid with slight ammonia odor.
Section IV - Fire and Explosion Data
Flash Point: Nonflammable
Flammable limits in Air, % by Vol. Upper: 25 (ammonia)
Lower: 16 (ammonia)
Extinguishing Media: Water
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Use self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing.
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: May release flammable ammonia gas.
Section V- Reactivity Data
Conditions to avoid: Do not mix with strong acids.
Incompatibility: Strong acids, silver compounds, gold, mercury.
Hazardous Decomposition By-products: Ammonia, as well as carbon monoxide and/or carbon dioxide from thermal
Conditions Contributing to Hazardous Polymerization: Hazardous polymerization will not occur.
Section VI - Health Hazard Data
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE
Inhalation: Vapors are extremely irritating and upon prolonged contact can cause burning of tissue.
Skin Contact: May cause irritation and burning of tissue.
Eye Contact: May cause severe irritation and burning of tissue.
Ingestion: May cause burning or irritation to mucous membranes of mouth, throat, esophagus, and stomach. May
cause headache, nausea, vomiting, and weakness. Moderately toxic.
Signs and Symptoms of Exposure: Irritation in areas of exposure.
Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: Respiratory conditions, allergies, and skin sensitivity.
EMERGENCY FIRST AID PROCEDURES
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. Give oxygen if breathing is difficult and artificial respiration if breathing
Skin Contact: Wash with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation persists, seek medical
Eye Contact: Wash immediately with plenty of cool water, being sure to wash under the eye lid for at least 15
minutes. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.
Ingestion: Give two glasses of water to dilute product and seek medical advice from a local poison control
center or a physician.
Section VII - Precautions for Safe Handling
Spills or Releases: Mop up with water and flush to sewer. Large spills - salvage all that can be, and flush
remainder to sewer with excess water.
Waste Disposal Methods: Dispose of in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.
Clean Water Act Requirement: N/A
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Requirements: N/A
Precautions for Handling and Storage: Avoid prolonged contact with skin. Avoid contact with eyes.
Section VIII - Control Measures
Ventilation Requirements: Maintain adequate ventilation.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Respiratory: Organic vapor respirator if vapor concentrations exceed TLV.
Eyes: Chemical Goggles.
Gloves: Plastic of rubber-coated.
Other Clothing and Equipment: Nothing special.
Section IX - Special Precautions
*HAZARD Rating Scale: 4 = Extreme 3 = High 2 = Moderate 1 = Slight 0 = Insignificant
The information herein is presented in good faith and believed to be correct as of the date hereof. However,
Diamond Products, Inc., makes no representation as to the completeness and accuracy thereof. Users must make
their own determination as to the suitability of the product for their purposes prior to use. No
representations or warranties, either express or implied, of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose
or of any other nature with respect to the product or the information herein is made hereunder. Diamond
Products, Inc., shall in no event be responsible for any damages of whatsoever nature directly or indirectly
resulting from the publication or use of or reliance upon information contained herein.