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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET (MSDS)
SORBITOL DEHYDROGENASE CALIBRATOR AND CONTROLS
C434-40, C434-41, C434-42 (Serum-based)
 
Manufacturers Identification
 
CATACHEM, INC.
353 Christian Street, Suite 2
Oxford, CT 06478
Phone: (203) 262-0330 
Fax: (203) 262-9836
Email: catachem@catacheminc.com
 
MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION AND INFORMATION
Components: Buffer system, Purified SDH enzyme, stabilizer
 
PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS
pH: ≥ 8
Boiling Point: N/A
Specific Gravity: 1.0-1.1
Appearance and Odor: Lyophilized odorless powder - white to off-white in color.
Solubility: Very soluble in water
 
FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA
Combustible
Extinguishing Media: Use extinguishing media appropriate to surrounding fire conditions.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Wear protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes. No toxic waste in run-off.
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: Not considered to be an explosion hazard. Hazardous polymerization will not occur.
 
REACTIVITY HAZARD DATA
Stability: Stable 
Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid): Avoid strong oxidants, material consisting of organic components. May ignite.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Burning may produce carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide or/and nitrogen oxides.
Finished Product: Contains sodium azide as preservative. Sodium azide may react with copper or lead plumbing to form explosive azides. Upon disposal flush with large amounts of water.
 
HEALTH HAZARD DATA
First Aid Procedures: In case of contact with skin or eyes, remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash affected area with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing of eyes by separating eyelids with fingers. Call a physician immediately
Emergency First Aid Procedures: Seek medical assistance for further treatment, observation and support if necessary.
Threshold Limit Value of Product-Mixture: Not Determined
Effects of Overexposure: Not determined.
Carcinogen or Suspected Carcinogen: Not listed by NTP, ARC, or regulated as carcinogen by OSHA in 29 CFR 1910
Exposure Effects: Do not breathe vapor, readily absorbed through skin. Target organs: eyes, skin.
 
CONTROL AND PROTECTIVE MEASURES
Eye Protection: protective glasses
Protective Gloves: rubber or latex
Ventilation to be used: local exhaust
Other Protective Clothing and Equipment: Use self-contained breathing apparatus, lab coat.
 
PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFE HANDLING AND USE/SPILL/LEAK PROCEDURES
If Material is Spilled or Released: Ventilate area. Contain and remove liquid when possible.
Waste Disposal Methods: Do not flush to sewer. Dispose of waste according to local, state, and federal regulation.
Precautions for Handling and Storage: Store in a dry place at 2-8 C Wash well after handling.
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The above information is believed to be correct, but does not purport to be all inclusive and should be used only as a guide. Catachem Inc. shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.  For technical assistance please call: 203-262-0330.