OLD BRIDGE CHEMICALS, INC.
OLD WATERWORKS ROAD
OLD BRIDGE, NJ 08857
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
March 19, 2008 Page 1 of 4
Product Name: OBC COPPER COMPLEX NH3
Manufacturer: Old Bridge Chemicals, Inc.
P.O. Box 194
Old Bridge, New Jersey 08857
Telephone: (732) 727-2225
Emergency Telephone: (800) 275-3924
24-hour Emergency Telephone: (800) 424-9300 Chemtrec
HAZARD CLASSIFICATION NFPA: HEALTH-3 Fire-0 Reactivity-0
HMIS: Health-3 Fire-0 Reactivity-0
This document is prepared pursuant to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR
SECTION I. MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION
Common Name: Copper Ammonium Carbonate
Molecular Formula: Cu(NH3). CO3
EPA Reg. Number: None
CAS Number: Not assigned/mixture
SECTION II. HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
Ammonium Hydroxide: CAS No. 1336-21-6. 8-15%
LD50: 350 mg/Kg.
Copper, exists as copper ammonium carbonate complex: CAS No. 33113-08-5. 5-10%
Balance: water: CAS No. 7732-18-5
SECTION III. PHYSICAL DATA
Physical State: Blue solution.
Boiling Point: 212 o F
Melting Point: Not applicable.
Specific Gravity: 1.23
Solubility in H2O: Completely
Appearance: Blue solution.
Vapor Pressure: 170mm Hg
SECTION IV. FIRE AND EXPLOSION DATA
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Flammable Limits: Not flammable.
Extinguishing Media: Copper Ammonium Carbonate does not burn nor will
it support combustion. If stored with other
combustible materials, use water, CO2 or dry
Special Fire Fighting Instructions: Use NIOSH/MSHA approved positive pressure
self-contained breathing apparatus when any
chemical is involved in a fire.
Fire and Explosion Hazards: None.
SECTION V. REACTIVITY DATA
Conditions to Avoid: Product is highly soluble but does not react with water.
Incompatibility: Reducing agents, silver, mercury, acids.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Ammonia
Polymerization: Will not occur.
SECTION VI. HEALTH AND HAZARD INFORMATION
Swallowing: Toxic orally in accordance with FHSLA regulations.
Skin : Skin irritation.
Eyes: Corrosive in accordance with FHSLA regulations.
Inhalation: Inhalation of mist may cause irritation to upper respiratory tract.
SECTION VII. FIRST AID PROCEDURES
Swallowing: Give large amounts of milk or water. Do not induce vomiting. Call Poison Control
Center or a physician. Never give anything to an unconscious person.
Skin: Immediately flush skin with plenty of water for 15 minutes. Call a physician if irritation
persists. Remove and wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Remove and destroy
Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for 15 minutes. Hold eyelids apart during
irrigation. Call a physician.
Inhalation: Remove person to fresh air and call a physician. If not breathing, administer artificial
respiration. Get medical attention.
NOTE TO PHYSICIAN: Corrosive. May cause stricture. If lavage is performed, suggest
endotracheal and /or esophagoscopic control. If burn is present, treat as any thermal burn, after
decontamination. No specific antidote. Supportive care. Treatment based upon judgment of
physician in response of the patient.
SECTION VIII. HANDLING PRECAUTIONS
Exposure Guidelines: ACGIH, TLV and OSHA PEL are 5 ppm ceiling for hydrogen chloride.
Personal Protective Equipment: Chemical safety goggles. Rubber gloves and rubber apron
should be worn.
Ventilation: Provide general and/or local exhaust ventilation to control airborne levels below
Alternatively, provide respiratory protection equipment in accordance with Paragraph 1910.134
of Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
SECTION IX. ENVIRONMENTAL AND DISPOSAL INFORMATION
Aquatic Toxicity: Copper compounds are very toxic to aquatic life.
Spills and Leaks: Comply with Federal, State, and local regulations
on reporting spills. Do not wash away the solution.
Recover. If product is in a confined solution, react
with Sodium Hydroxide to form an insoluble
Copper Hydroxide solid that can be scooped up.
Waste Disposal: Do not reuse container. Comply with Federal, State, and local regulations.
Vacuum up solutions or scoop up insoluble Copper Hydroxide and dispose of in an approved
Environmental Effects: May be dangerous if it enters the public water systems. Follow local
regulations. Toxic to fish and plants.
SECTION X. SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Storage: Store in plastic drums or plastic storage tank.
Other Precautions: All precautions should be taken to prevent skin and eye contact with this
material. Design of equipment and operational procedures should be such that the possibility of
skin and eye contact does not exist.
SECTION XI. REGULATORY INFORMATION
NOTICE: The information herein is presented in good faith and believed to be accurate.
However, no warranty, express or implied, is given. Regulatory requirements are subject to
change and may differ from one location to another. It is the buyer's responsibility to ensure that
its activities comply with Federal, State, and local laws.
SARA 313 Information; This product contains the following substance subject to the reporting
requirements of Section 313 of Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
of 1986 and 40 CFR Part 372: COPPER 10.0%
SARA HAZARD CATEGORY: This product has been reviewed according to the EPA
"Hazard Categories" promulgated under Sections 311 and 312 of the Superfund Amendment and
Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA Title III) and is considered, under applicable definitions, to
meet the following category:
AN IMMEDIATE HEALTH HAZARD
SECTION XII. SHIPPING INFORMATION
CORROSIVE LIQUID, BASIC, INORGANIC, N.O.S., (COPPER CARBONATE AND
AMMONIUM HYDROXIDE) 8, UN3266, PG III,RQ, ERG 154.
SECTION XIII. MSDS PREPARATION INFORMATION
Prepared By: Joel L. Goldschmidt