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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
β-HYDROXYBUTYRATE SAMPLE DILUENT (R I)
C444-01; C442-01; C444-0A
 
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 salts, Sodium Azide, and Enzyme.
 
PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS
pH: 8-9
Boiling Point: N/A
Specific Gravity: 1.0-1.1
Appearance and Odor: Clear, aqueous liquid
Solubility: N/A
 
FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA
 
Extinguishing Media:  N/A
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Wear protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes. Wear full protective breathing apparatus.
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 consist of organic component.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: CO2, CO, and NO2
 
HEALTH HAZARD DATA
 
Effects of Overexposure: May cause headache, drowsiness, vomiting, skin and eye irritation.
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. May cause blindness. Call a physician immediately. If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If ingested, drink water and induce vomiting. Call a physician immediately.
Emergency First Aid Procedures: Seek medical assistance for further treatment, observation and support if necessary.
 
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 shall be used only as a guide. Catachem 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.
 
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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
β-HYDROXYBUTYRATE ACTIVATOR REAGENT
C444-02, C442-02; C444-0A
 
MANUFACTURER’S NAME
 
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: Water Stabilizer, and cofactor.
 
PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS
pH: 3-5
Boiling Point: N/A
Specific Gravity: 1.0-1.2
Appearance and Odor: Odorless, Clear liquid.
 
FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA
 
Extinguishing Media: Use extinguishing media appropriate to surrounding fire conditions.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Wear protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes. Wear full protective breathing apparatus.
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: NO2
 
HEALTH HAZARD DATA
 
Effects of Overexposure: May cause headache, drowsiness, vomiting, skin and eye irritation.
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. May cause blindness. Call a physician immediately. If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If ingested, drink water and induce vomiting. Call a physician immediately.
Emergency First Aid Procedures: Seek medical assistance for further treatment, observation and support if necessary.
 
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.
 
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
The above information is believed to be correct, but does not purport to be all-inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. Catachem 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.