Material Safety Data Sheet
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification
MSDS Name: Urea
AC388050000, AC424580000, AC424580050, AC424581000, 42458-5000, BP169-10,
BP169-212, BP169-500, NC9434904, NC9607829, NC9620384, NC9915662, U15-3,
U15-50, U15-500, U16-3, U16-50, U16PD40KG, U16SAM1, U17-12, U17-212,
Carbamide resin; Carbamimidic acid; Carbonyl diamide;
1 Reagent Lane
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
For information, call: 201-796-7100
Emergency Number: 201-796-7100
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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients
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Section 3 - Hazards Identification
Appearance: white solid.
Caution! May cause eye, skin, and respiratory
Target Organs: None known.
Potential Health Effects
May cause eye irritation. Causes redness and pain.
May cause skin irritation. Causes redness and pain. May be harmful
if absorbed through the skin.
Causes gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and
diarrhea. May cause cardiac disturbances. May be harmful if
May cause respiratory tract irritation. May be harmful if inhaled.
Prolonged or repeated exposure may cause adverse reproductive
Section 4 - First Aid Measures
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes,
occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Get medical aid. Immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at
least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Get medical aid. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert,
rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If not
breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult,
give oxygen. Get medical aid.
Notes to Physician:
Treat symptomatically and supportively.
Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures
As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in
pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full
Use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
(estimated) Health: 1; Flammability: 0; Instability: 0
Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures
General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated
in Section 8.
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal
container. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.
Section 7 - Handling and Storage
Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and
accumulation. Avoid breathing dust, mist, or vapor. Avoid contact
with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection
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.
||OSHA - Final PELs|
OSHA Vacated PELs:
No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
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
Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin
Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29
CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European
Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace
conditions warrant respirator use.
Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical State: Solid
pH: 7.5-9.5 (10% aq. solution)
Vapor Pressure: 1.25 mm Hg @ 25 deg C
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: decomposes
Freezing/Melting Point:131-135 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid:
Incompatible materials, dust generation, temperatures above 130°C.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
Sodium hypochlorite, calcium hypochlorite, sodium nitrate, nitrosyl
perchlorate, strong oxidizing agents, dichromates, liquid chlorine,
nitrates, permanganates, chromyl chloride.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, carbon dioxide, ammonia.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
Section 11 - Toxicological Information
Oral, mouse: LD50 =
Oral, rat: LD50 = 8471
Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.
Oral, rat: TDLo = 821 gm/kg/1Y-C (Tumorigenic - neoplastic
by RTECS criteria - Blood - tumors and Blood - lymphoma,
including Hodgkin's disease).; Oral, mouse: TDL0 = 394
gm/kg/1Y-C (Tumorigenic - Carcinogenic by RTECS criteria -
Blood - tumors and Blood - lymphoma, including Hodgkin's
No information available.
Intraplacental, woman: TDLo = 1400 mg/kg (female 16 week(s)
after conception) Fertility - abortion.; Intraplacental,
woman: TDLo = 1600 mg/kg (female 16 week(s) after
conception) Fertility - abortion.
DNA Inhibition: Human, Lymphocyte = 600 mmol/L.;
Cytogenetic Analysis: Human, Leukocyte = 50 mmol/L.; DNA
Damage: Mouse, Lymphocyte = 628 mmol/L.; Mutation in
Mammalian Somatic Cells: Mouse, Lymphocyte = 265 mmol/L.
No information available.
Section 12 - Ecological Information
Bacteria: Phytobacterium phosphoreum: EC50 = 23914 mg/L; 5 min;
If released to water, urea can degrade readily through biotic
hydrolysis as demonstrated by various screening studies. The presence
of naturally-occurring phytoplankton increases the degradation rate
because phytoplankton use urea as a nitrogen source and because urea
is decomposed by phytoplankton photosynthesis. In phytoplankton-rich
waters, degradation occurs much faster in sunlight than in the dark.
Abiotic hydrolysis of urea occurs very slowly in relation to biotic
If released to the atmosphere, urea will degrade rapidly in the
vapor-phase by reaction with photochemically produced hydroxyl
radicals (half-life of 9.6 hr). If released to soil, urea is
hydrolyzed to ammonium through soil urease activity (the basis of its
use as a fertilizer). The rate of hydrolysis can be fast (24 hr);
however, a number a variables (such as increasing the pellet size of
the fertilizer) can decrease the degradation rate from days to
No information found.
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
Section 15 - Regulatory Information
CAS# 57-13-6 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.
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.
CAS # 57-13-6: immediate.
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# 57-13-6 can be found on the
following state right to know lists: Minnesota.
California Prop 65
California No Significant Risk Level:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed.
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
S 24/25 Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 57-13-6: 1
Canada - DSL/NDSL
CAS# 57-13-6 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
This product has a WHMIS classification of D2B, D2A.
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
Section 16 - Additional Information
MSDS Creation Date: 5/28/1999
Revision #8 Date: 2/15/2008
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