Safety Data Sheet

1. Product and Company Identification

Material name: Calcium Reagent
Version #:  2
Issue Date: 06/01/12
Revision Date: 04/08/16
Supersedes Date:  -
CAS #: Mixture
Kit Number: C292 series,V294 series
Product Use: For the IN VITRO quantitative measurement of calcium in serum and plasma

Manufacturer information

Corporate Headquarters: Catachem Inc
                                            353 Christian Street Oxford, CT 06478
                                            Phone: +1203-262-0330

Emergency Phone Numbers: +1203-232-1979

2. Hazards Identification

Physical state: Liquid
Appearance: Dark purple
Emergency overview: Health injuries are not known or expected under normal use
OSHA regulatory status: This product is not hazardous according to OSHA 29CFR 1910.1200.

Potential Health Effects
Routes of exposure: Skin contact. Eye contact.
          Eyes: May cause eye irritation.
          Skin: May cause skin irritation.
          Inhalation: In high concentrations, vapors may be irritating to the respiratory system.
          Ingestion: May cause discomfort if swallowed.
Target organs: Eyes.
Chronic effects: No data available.
Signs and symptoms: Direct contact with skin and eyes may cause irritation.
Potential environmental effects: The product components are not classified as environmentally hazardous. However, this does not exclude the possibility that large or frequent spills can have a harmful or damaging effect on the environment.

3. Composition / Information on Ingredients

Component CAS# Percent By Weight
Triethanolamine 102-71-6 1.7


4. First Aid Measures

First aid procedures

Notes to physician: Provide general supportive measures and treat symptomatically.
General advice: If you feel unwell, seek medical advice.

5. Fire Fighting Measures

Flammable properties: This product is not flammable.

Extinguishing media:

Protection of firefighters

Hazardous combustion products: None known.

6. Accidental Release Measures

Personal precautions: Keep unnecessary personnel away. Wear appropriate protective equipment and clothing during clean-up. Do not touch damaged containers or spilled material unless wearing appropriate protective clothing.

Environmental precautions: Do not allow to enter drains, sewers or watercourses.

Methods for containment: Absorb spillage with non-combustible, absorbent material.

Methods for cleaning up: Absorb spill with vermiculite or other inert material. Dispose of waste in accordance with all applicable federal, state, local and provincial environmental regulations, per Section 13.

Other information: Clean up in accordance with all applicable regulations.

7. Handling and Storage

Handling: Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Wash thoroughly after handling. In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment. Handle and open container with care.

Storage: Store at 15-30°C (59-86°F). Store in a closed container away from incompatible materials.

8. Exposure Controls / Personal Protection

Occupational exposure limits: No exposure limits noted for ingredient(s).
Exposure guidelines: Follow standard monitoring procedures.
Engineering controls: Provide adequate ventilation. Observe Occupational Exposure Limits and minimize the risk of inhalation of vapors. Provide easy access to water supply and eye wash facilities.

Personal protective equipment:

9. Physical & Chemical Properties

Appearance: Dark purple.
Physical state: Liquid.
Form: Liquid.
Color: Dark purple.
Odor: Odorless.
Odor threshold: Not available.
pH: 6.5 @ ( 25°C)
Vapor pressure: Not available.
Vapor density: Not available.
Boiling point: Not available.
Melting point/Freezing point: Not applicable.
Solubility (water): Soluble.
Specific gravity: 1-1.1
Flash point: Not available.
Flammability limits in air, upper, % by volume: Not available.
Flammability limits in air, lower, % by volume: Not available.
Auto-ignition temperature: Not available.
Evaporation rate: Not available.

10. Chemical Stability & Reactivity Information

Chemical stability: Material is stable under normal conditions.
Conditions to avoid: No data available.
Incompatible materials: No data available.
Hazardous decomposition products: None known.
Possibility of hazardous reactions: Hazardous polymerization does not occur.

11. Toxicological Information

Sensitization: Not classified.
Acute effects: May cause discomfort if swallowed.
Local effects: Ingestion may cause irritation and nausea.
Chronic effects: No data available.
Carcinogenicity: Not classifiable as to carcinogenicity to humans.
Epidemiology: No epidemiological data is available for this product.
Mutagenicity: Not classified.
Reproductive effects: Not classified.
Symptoms and target organs: Direct contact with skin and eyes may cause irritation.
Further information: No other specific acute or chronic health impact noted.

12. Ecological Information

Ectotoxicity: The product is not classified as environmentally hazardous. However, this does not exclude the possibility that large or frequent spills can have a harmful or damaging effect on the environment.

Environmental effects: An environmental hazard cannot be excluded in the event of unprofessional handling or disposal.

Persistence and degradability: No data is available on the degradability of this product.
Bioaccumulation / Accumulation: Not available.
Mobility in environmental media: The product is completely soluble in water.

13. Disposal Considerations

Disposal instructions: Contaminated instruments and surfaces should be disinfected in accordance with your employer's chemical-specific and universal/standard precautions.

Waste from residues / unused products: Dispose in accordance with all applicable regulations.

Contaminated packaging: Empty containers should be taken to an approved waste handling site for recycling or disposal.

14. Transport Information

DOT: Not regulated as a hazardous material by DOT.
IATA: Not regulated as dangerous goods.
IMDG: Not regulated as dangerous goods.
TDG: Not regulated as dangerous goods.

15. Regulatory Information

US federal regulations: This product is not hazardous according to OSHA 29CFR 1910.1200. This mixture is a component of an in vitro diagnostic device regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

TSCA Section 12(b) Export Notification (40 CFR 707, Subpart. D): Not regulated.

Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 112 Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) List: Not regulated.

CERCLA (Superfund) reportable quantity (lb.) (40 CFR 302.4): None

Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA)

Hazard categories: Immediate Hazard - No 
                                 Delayed Hazard - No
                                 Fire Hazard - No 
                                 Pressure Hazard - No
                                 Reactivity Hazard - No
Section 302 extremely No hazardous substance (40 CFR 355, Appendix A) Section 311/312 (40 CFR370): No

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) (21 CFR 1308.11-15): Not controlled Canadian regulations This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the CPR and the MSDS contains all the information required by the CPR.

WHMIS status Non-controlled

Inventory status

Country(s) or Region Inventory Name On Inventory (Yes/No)
Austrailia Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS) Yes
Canada Domestic Substances List (DSL) Yes
Canada Non-Domestic Substances List (NDSL) No
China Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances in China (IECSC) Yes
Europe European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances Yes
Europe European List of Notifed Chemical Substances (ELINCS) No
Japan Inventory of Existing and New Chemical Substances (ENCS) Yes
Korea Existing Chemicals List (ECL) Yes
New Zealand New Zealand Inventory Yes
Philippines Philippine Inventory of Chemicals and Chemical Substances (PICCS) Yes
United States & Puerto Rico Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Yes

*A "yes" indicates this product complies with the inventory requirements administered by the governing country(s)

State regulations This product does not contain a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Mexico regulations: This safety data sheet was prepared in accordance with the Official Mexican Standard (NOM-018-STPS-2000).

16. Other Information

Recommended restrictions: Use in accordance with supplier's recommendations.
Further information: HMIS® is a registered trade and service mark of the NPCA.

HMIS® ratings:      

NFPA ratings:


Disclaimer: 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.