Material Safety Data Sheet
Triton® X-100

ACC# 24515
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Triton® X-100
Catalog Numbers: AC215680000, AC215680050, 21568-0010, 21568-2500, BP151-1, BP151-100, BP151-4, BP151-500, NC9745505
Polyoxyethylene(10) octylphenyl ether.
Company Identification:

              Fisher Scientific
              1 Reagent Lane
              Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
9002-93-1 Triton® X-100 100 unlisted

Section 3 - Hazards Identification


Appearance: clear to slightly hazy liquid.
Warning! Harmful to aquatic organisms; may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment. Eye contact may result in permanent eye damage. Harmful if swallowed. Causes eye and skin irritation. May cause respiratory tract irritation. May cause dermatitis. May cause sensitization by skin contact.
Target Organs: Eyes, skin.

Potential Health Effects
Eye: Causes severe eye irritation. Risk of serious damage to eyes.
Skin: Causes skin irritation. May cause skin sensitization, an allergic reaction, which becomes evident upon re-exposure to this material. May cause dermatitis. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
Ingestion: Harmful if swallowed. May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Inhalation: May cause respiratory tract irritation. May be harmful if inhaled.
Chronic: Adverse reproductive effects have been reported in animals.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures

Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid imme diately.
Skin: Get medical aid. Immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Get medical aid immediately. Call a poison control center.
Inhalation: Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid. Do not use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation if victim ingested or inhaled the substance; induce artificial respiration with the aid of a pocket mask equipped with a one-way valve or other proper respiratory medical device.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures

General Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear.
Extinguishing Media: Water or foam may cause frothing. Use carbon dioxide or dry chemical.
Flash Point: 274 deg C ( 525.20 deg F)
Autoignition Temperature: Not available.
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 2; Flammability: 1; Instability: 1

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures

General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Absorb spill with inert material (e.g. vermiculite, sand or earth), then place in suitable container. Provide ventilation. Do not expose spill to water. Do not let this chemical enter the environment.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage

Handling: Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Do not ingest or inhale. Use with adequate ventilation.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container. Store protected from moisture. Store protected from light and air.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection

Engineering Controls: Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Triton® X-100 none listed none listed none listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: Triton® X-100: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166.
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators: Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29 CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Use a NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator if exposure limits are exceeded or if irritation or other symptoms are experienced.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical State: Liquid
Appearance: clear to slightly hazy
Odor: mild odor
pH: 6 - 8 (5% aq. sol.)
Vapor Pressure: < 1 mm Hg @ 20 deg C
Vapor Density: 7.11 (Air=1)
Evaporation Rate:Negligible.
Viscosity: 240 cP at 25 deg C
Boiling Point: 270 deg C @ 760 mmHg
Freezing/Melting Point:6 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Solubility: Soluble.
Specific Gravity/Density:1.067
Molecular Formula:C34H62O11
Molecular Weight:646.86

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability: Air sensitive. Moisture sensitive. Light sensitive.
Conditions to Avoid: High temperatures, incompatible materials, light, exposure to air, exposure to moist air or water.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Strong oxidizing agents, strong reducing agents, strong acids.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

CAS# 9002-93-1: MD0907700; YM0616666; YM0683332
CAS# 9002-93-1:
     Draize test, rabbit, eye: 10 uL/24H Moderate;
     Draize test, rabbit, skin: 500 uL/24H Mild;
     Oral, rat: LD50 = 1800 mg/kg;
     Oral, rat: LD50 = 3800 mg/kg;
     Oral, rat: LD50 = 1900 mg/kg;

CAS# 9002-93-1: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.

Epidemiology: No information found.
Teratogenicity: Teratogenic effects have occurred in experimental animals.
Reproductive Effects: Adverse reproductive effects have occurred in experimental animals.
Mutagenicity: Mutagenic effects have occurred in experimental animals.
Neurotoxicity: No information found.
Other Studies:

Section 12 - Ecological Information

Ecotoxicity: No data available. Fish-toxicity: Bluegill TL(96H): Dynamic Bioassay: >10 mg/l Static Bioassay: 12 mg/l
Environmental: No information available.
Physical: No information available.
Other: Do not empty into drains.

Section 13 - Disposal Considerations

Chemical waste generators must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified as a hazardous waste. US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR Parts 261.3. Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local hazardous waste regulations to ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.

Section 14 - Transport Information

Hazard Class: 9 9
UN Number: UN3082 UN3082
Packing Group: III III

Section 15 - Regulatory Information


     CAS# 9002-93-1 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
Health & Safety Reporting List
     None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
     None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
Section 12b
     None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
     None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
CERCLA Hazardous Substances and corresponding RQs
     None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances
     None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
SARA Codes
     CAS # 9002-93-1: immediate.
Section 313      No chemicals are reportable under Section 313.
Clean Air Act:
     This material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants.
     This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors.
     This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
     None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous Substances under the CWA.
     None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority Pollutants under the CWA.
     None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants under the CWA.
     None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
     CAS# 9002-93-1 is not present on state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.

California Prop 65

California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed.

European/International Regulations

European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols:
Risk Phrases:

     R 22 Harmful if swallowed.
     R 41 Risk of serious damage to eyes.
     R 52/53 Harmful to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse
     effects in the aquatic environment.

Safety Phrases:

     S 26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of
     water and seek medical advice.
     S 39 Wear eye/face protection.
     S 61 Avoid release to the environment. Refer to special instructions
     /safety data sheets.

WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

     CAS# 9002-93-1: 1
Canada - DSL/NDSL
     CAS# 9002-93-1 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
     This product has a WHMIS classification of D2B.
This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations and the MSDS contains all of the information required by those regulations.
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List
     CAS# 9002-93-1 is listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 6/25/1999
Revision #10 Date: 8/12/2008

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