MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
PRODUCT NAME: VERSENE 220 CRYSTALS CHELATING AGENT
DATE ISSUED: 03/09/2004
ISSUED BY: 008360
1. CHEMICAL PRODUCT & COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
24 HOUR Emergency Phone Number: 989-636-4400
Product: Versene* 220 Crystals Chelating Agent
Product Code: 90692
Effective Date: 03/09/04 MSDS: 000854
The Dow Chemical Company
Midland, MI 48674
Customer Information Center: 800-258-2436
2. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Tetrasodium salt of ethylenediaminetetraacetic
Acid tetrahydrate CAS# 013235-36-4 99%
The CAS Number for TSCA = 000064-02-8
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
White Crystals. Odorless. Causes Eye Irritation. May Be Harmful if
Swallowed. Isolate Area.
POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS: (See Section 11 for toxicological data.)
EYE: May cause pain disproportionate to level of irritation to eye tissues. May cause
moderate eye irritation which may be slow to heal. May cause slight temporary corneal
SKIN: Essentially non-irritating to skin. Prolonged skin contact is unlikely to result in
absorption of harmful amounts.
INGESTION: Low toxicity if swallowed. Small amounts swallowed incidental to normal
handling operations are not likely to cause injury; however, swallowing larger amounts may
INHALATION: Vapors are unlikely due to physical properties. No adverse effects are
anticipated from single exposure to dust.
SYSTEMIC (other target organ) EFFECTS: Based on available data, repeated exposures
are not anticipated to cause additional significant adverse effects.
CANCER INFORMATION: This mixture contains a very small amount of the trisodium salt of
nitrilotriacetic acid (trisodium NTA, CAS# 005064-31-3) which is listed as a potential
carcinogen for hazard communication purposes under OSHA Standard CFR 1910.01200.
Components listed by IARC and NTP: trisodium nitrilotriacetate. Although large dietary
doses of NTA have caused urinary tumors in laboratory animals, there is little likelihood that
NTA could cause cancer in humans, especially at subtoxic doses. The trisodium salt of EDTA
did not cause cancer in laboratory animals.
TERATOLOGY (birth defects): EDTA and it’s sodium salts have been reported to cause
birth defects in laboratory animals only at exaggerated doses that were toxic to the mother.
These effects are likely associated with zinc deficiency due to chelation. Birth defects are
unlikely. Exposures having no effect on the mother should have no effect on the fetus.
REPRODUCTIVE EFFECTS: Limited data in laboratory animals suggest that the material
does not effect reproduction.
4. FIRST AID
EYE: Immediately flush eyes with water; remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5
minutes, then continue flushing eyes for at least 15 minutes. Obtain medical attention
without delay, preferably from an ophthalmologist.
SKIN: Wash skin with plenty of water.
INGESTION: IF swallowed, seek medical attention. Do not induce vomiting unless directed
by medical personnel.
INHALATION: Move person to fresh air; if effects occur, consult a physician.
NOTE TO PHYSICIAN: No specific antidote. Treatment of exposure should be directed at
the control of symptoms and the clinical condition of the patient.
5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
FLASH POINT: N/A
METHOD — USED: N/A
AUTOIGNITION TEMPERATURE: N/A
HAZARDOUS COMBUSTION PRODUCTS: Fire conditions may cause this product to
decompose. Refer to “ Hazardous Decomposition Section”.
OTHER FLAMMABILITY INFORMATION: Pneumatic conveying and other mechanical
handling operations can generate combustible dust. To reduce the potential for dust
explosions, do not permit dust to accumulate.
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: This material does not burn. If exposed to fire from another
source, use suitable extinguishing agent for that fire.
FIRE FIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS: Keep people away. Isolate fire area and deny
unnecessary entry. Hand held dry chemical or carbon dioxide extinguishers may be used for
small fires. Processing this product may generate dusts. Dust explosion hazard may result
from forceful application of fire extinguishing agents.
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTERS: Wear positive-pressure self-contained
breathing apparatus (SCBA) and protective fire fighting clothing (includes fire fighting helmet,
coat, pants, boots, and gloves). If protective equipment is not available or not used, fight fire
from a protected location or safe distance.
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES (see Section 15 for Regulatory info)
Protect People: Isolate area. Keep unnecessary and unprotected personnel from entering
the area. Refer to Section 7, Handling for additional precautionary measures. Use
appropriate safety equipment. For additional information, refer to Section 8, Exposure
PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT: Prevent from entering into soil, ditches, sewers,
waterways, and or groundwater. See Section 12, Ecological Information.
CLEAN UP: Contain spilled material if possible. Sweep up. Collect in suitable and properly
labeled containers. See Section 13, Disposal Considerations for additional information.
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
HANDLING: Avoid contact with eyes. Do not swallow. Wash thoroughly after handling.
Good housekeeping and controlling of dusts are necessary for safe handling of product.
STORAGE: Store below 50C (120F). Do not store in : zinc, aluminum, carbon steel, copper,
copper alloys or nickel.
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
ENGINEERING CONTROLS: Good ventilation should be sufficient for most conditions.
Local exhaust ventilation may be necessary for some operations.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:
EYE/FACE PROTECTION: Use chemical glasses.
SKIN PROTECTION: No precautions other than clean body-covering clothing should be
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: In dusty or misty atmospheres, use an approved particulate
EXPOSURE GUIDELINES: None Established.
9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
APPEARANCE: White Crystals
VAPOR PRESSURE: < 0.1 mmHg
VAPOR DENSITY: Not applicable
BOILING POINT: not applicable
SOLUBILITY IN WATER: 103g/100g @ 25C
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: Bulk density 45 lbs/cu ft.
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY:
CHEMICAL STABILITY: Stable under recommended storage conditions. See Storage,
CONDITIONS TO AVOID: Exposure to elevated temperatures can cause product to
INCOMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER MATERIALS: Avoid contact with: oxidizers. Flammable
hydrogen may be generated from contact with metals such as aluminum.
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: Decomposition products depend upon
temperature, air supply and the presence of other materials. Decomposition products can
include and are not limited to carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, ammonia, nitrogen oxides.
HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: Will not occur.
11. TOXICOLIGICAL INFORMATION: (See Section 3 for potential health effects. For
detailed toxicological data, write or call the address or non-emergency number shown
in Section 1.
SKIN: The dermal LD50 has not been determined.
INGESTION: The oral LD50 for rats is between 630-1260 mg/kg.
MUTAGENICITY: Most data indicate that EDTA and it’s salts are not mutagenic. Minimal
effects reported are likely due to trace metal deficiencies resulting from chelation by EDTA.
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION: ( For detailed Ecological data, write or call the
address or non-emergency number shown in Section 1.)
MOVEMENT & PARTITIONING: Based largely or completely on information for similar
material(s): Bioconcentration potential is low (BCF less than 100 or LOG POW less than 3).
DEGRADATION & PERSISTENCE: Based largely or completely on information for similar
material(s): Based on stringent OECD test guidelines, this material cannot be considered as
readily biodegradable; however, these results do not necessarily mean that the material is
not biodegradable under environmental conditions.
ECOTOXICITY: Based largely or completely on information for similar material(s): Material is
practically non-toxic to aquatic organisms on an acute basis (LC50 or EC.100 mg/L in the
most sensitive species tested).
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS (see Section 15 for Regulatory Information)
DO NOT DUMP INTO ANY SEWERS, ON THE GROUND, OR INTO ANY BODY OF
All disposal methods must be in compliance with all Federal, State/Provincial and
local laws and regulations. Regulations may vary in different locations. Waste
characterizations and compliance with the applicable laws are the responsibility solely of the
waste generator. THE DOW COMPANY HAS NO CONTROL OVER THE MANAGEMENT
PRACTICES OR MANUFACTURING PROCESSES OF PARTIES HANDLING OR USING
THIS MATERIAL. THE INFORAMTION PRESENTED HERE PERTAINS ONLY TO THE
PRODUCT AS SHIPPED IN ITS INTENDED CONDITION AS DESCRIBED IN MSDS
FOR UN– USED & UNCONTAMINATED PRODUCT, the preferred options include sending it
to a licensed, permitted: recycler, reclaimer, incinerator or other thermal destruction device,
waste water treatment system, landfill.
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identify waste management companies and other facilities which recycle, reprocess or
manage chemicals or plastics, and that manage used drums.
Telephone Dow’s Customer Information Center at 800-258-2436 or 989-832-1556 for further
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (D.O.T.): For D.O.T. regulatory information, if
required, consult transportation regulations, product shipping papers or contact your Dow
CANADIAN TDG INFORMATION: For TDG regulatory information, if required, consult
transportation regulations, product shipping papers or contact your Dow representative.
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION (Not meant to be all inclusive— selected regulations
NOTICE: The information presented herein is presented in good faith and believed to be
accurate as of the effective date shown above. 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 buyers responsibility to ensure that it’s activities comply with federal, state or
provincial, and local laws. The following specific information is made for the purpose of
complying with numerous federal, state or provincial, and local laws and regulations.
See other sections for health and safety information.
SARA 313 INFORMATION: To the best of our knowledge, this product contains no
chemical subject to SARA TITLE III Section 313 supplier notification requirements.
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 categories:
An immediate health hazard.
TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA):
All ingredients are on the TSCA inventory or are not required to be listed on the TSCA
The CAS Number for TSCA is 000064-02-8.
STATE RIGHT-TO-KNOW: This product is not known to contain any substances subject to
the disclosure requirements of
OSHA HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD: This product is a “Hazardous Chemical”
as defined by the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200.
WHMIS INFORMATION: The Canadian Workplace Hazardous Materials Information
System (WHMIS) Classification for this product is:
D2A- Possible, probable or known human carcinogen according to classifications by IARC
Refer elsewhere in the MSDS for specific warnings and safe handling information. Refer to
employer’s workplace education program.
CPR STATEMENT: This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria
of the Canadian Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) and the MSDS contains all the
information required by the CPR.
HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS ACT INFORMATION: This product contains the following
ingredients which are controlled products and/or are on the Ingredient Disclosure List
(Canadian HPA section 13 and 14):
COMPONENTS: CAS # AMOUNT(%w/w)
Trisodium Nitrilotriacetate 005064-31-3 < 0.2%
CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (CEPA):
All substances in this product are listed on the Canadian Domestic Substances List (DSL) or
are not required to be on the list.
16. OTHER INFORMATION:
MSDS STATUS: Revised Sections 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, and 15.
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