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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
AST SAMPLE DILUENT REAGENT
C154-0A&B; H154-0A&B; V154-12; V154-0A 
 
Manufacturer's 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: CNP-G3, Thiocyanate, Sodium Chloride, Calcium Acetate, Sodium Azide
 
Physical /Chemical Characteristics
pH: ≤ 6-7
Boiling Point: N/A
Specific Gravity: N/A
Appearance and Odor: White powder, soluble in water
 
Fire  And Explosion Hazard Data
Extinguishing Media: Water spray, CO2, chemical foam
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: None
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: No unusual fire hazard.  Not considered to be an explosion hazard. 
 
Reactivity Hazard Data
 
Stability: Stable 
Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid): Oxidizers
Hazardous Decomposition Products: N/A
Conditions to Avoid: Excessive heat may damage material.
Hazardous polymerization: Will not occur.
Additional Information: Azide reacts with many heavy metals such as lead, copper and mercury.
Finished product: Contains sodium azide as preservative. Sodium azide may react with cooper or lead plumbing to form explosive azides. Upon disposal flush with large amounts of water.
 
Health Hazard Data
 
Effects of Overexposure: May cause irritation if inhaled, ingested or absorbed into skin. 
First Aid Procedures: In case of contact with skin or eyes, remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash affected area with  copious amounts of water. Assure adequate flushing of eyes by separating eyelids with fingers. Call a physician. If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If ingested call a physician.
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: lab coat, dust mask
 
Precautions For Safe Handling And Use/Spill/Leak Procedures
 
If Material is Spilled or Released: Sweep up and discard in approved manner, wash area down with water.
Waste Disposal Methods: Dispose waste according to local, state and federal regulation.
Precautions for Handling and Storage: Store at 2-8 ˚C
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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
AST ACTIVATOR (SGOT) REAGENT
C154-0A&B; H154-0A&B; V154-12
 
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: Sodium Aspartate, microbial enzymes, coenzyme
 
Physical /Chemical Characteristics
pH: 3-6
Boiling Point: N/A
Specific Gravity: 1.0-1.2
Appearance and Odor: Clear liquid, solubility in water infinite.
 
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: Burning may produce carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide or/and nitrogen oxides.
Finished product: Contains sodium azide as preservative. Sodium azide may react with cooper or lead plumbing to form explosive azides. Upon disposal flush with large amounts of water.
 
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.