Egyptian Blue

MSDS Number 417-15

Section 1: Product and Company Information
Product Name Egyptian Blue
Product Number(s) 417-15S, 417-15M
Company Natural Pigments LLC
PO Box 112
Willits, CA 95490
United States of America
Technical Phone 707-459-9998
Fax 707-275-6063
Section 2: Composition / Information on Ingredients
Product Name(s) Egyptian Blue
Synonyms blue frit, copper frit, Alexandrian blue, Pompeian blue, Pozzuoli blue, Vestorian blue, caeruleum
Component Name CAS No. % Composition Range OSHA PEL fibers/cc ACGIH TLV fibers/cc NIOSH fibers/cc
Chemical Formula     TWA STEL TWA STEL TWA STEL
Copper
Cu
7440-50-8 5-20 N.E.1 N.E. 1 N.E. N.E. N.E.
Silicate
Si
12627-13-3 20-50 N.E. N.E. N.E. N.E. N.E. N.E.
1) N.E. = None Established.
Section 3: Hazards Identification
Hazards Identification WARNING! HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED. AFFECTS THE LIVER AND KIDNEYS. CAUSES IRRITATION TO SKIN, EYES AND RESPIRATORY TRACT.
Potential Health Effects Information concerning the hazards of this product was limited. Hazard information was taken from other copper salts. It is believed, however, that insoluble copper salts are less hazardous than soluble copper salts.
Inhalation Causes irritation to respiratory tract, symptoms may include coughing, sore throat, and shortness of breath. May result in ulceration and perforation of respiratory tract. When heated, this compound may give off copper fume, which can cause symptoms similar to the common cold, including chills and stuffiness of the head.
Ingestion May cause burning pain in the mouth, esophagus, and stomach. Hemorrhagic gastritis, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, metallic taste, and diarrhea may occur. If vomiting does not occur immediately systemic copper poisoning may occur. Symptoms may include capillary damage, headache, cold sweat, weak pulse, kidney and liver damage, central nervous excitation followed by depression, jaundice, convulsions, blood effects, paralysis and coma. Death may occur from shock or renal failure.
Skin Contact May cause irritation with redness and pain. Contact with extensively burned skin may cause poisoning.
Eye Contact May cause irritation, redness, pain, blurred vision, and discoloration. May produce corneal opacity, inflammation, and conjunctivitis.
Chronic Exposure Prolonged or repeated skin exposure may cause dermatitis. Prolonged or repeated exposure to dusts of copper salts may cause discoloration of the skin or hair, blood and liver damage, ulceration and perforation of the nasal septum, runny nose, metallic taste, and atrophic changes and irritation of the mucous membranes.
Aggravation of
Pre-existing Conditions
Persons with pre-existing skin disorders, impaired liver, kidney, or pulmonary function, glucose 6-phosphate-dehydrogenase deficiency, or pre-existing Wilson's disease may be more susceptible to the effects of this material.
Section 4: First Aid Measures
After Inhalation Remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Call a physician.
After Skin Contact In case of contact, wipe off excess material from skin then immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse. Call a physician.
After Eye Contact Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, lifting lower and upper eyelids occasionally. Get medical attention immediately.
After Ingestion Induce vomiting immediately as directed by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Call a physician immediately.
Section 5: Fire Fighting Measures
Fire Not considered to be a fire hazard.
Explosion May be an explosion hazard when mixed with incompatibles.
Extinguishing Media Use any means suitable for extinguishing surrounding fire. Water spray may be used to keep fire exposed containers cool.
Special Risks Not applicable.
Special Protective Equipment
For Firefighters
In the event of a fire, wear full protective clothing and NIOSH-approved self-contained breathing apparatus with full facepiece operated in the pressure demand or other positive pressure mode.
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
Personal Precaution(s) Procedure(s) Wear respirator, chemical safety goggles, rubber boots, and heavy rubber gloves.
Methods for Cleaning Up Ventilate area of spill. Keep unnecessary and unprotected people away from area of spill. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment as specified in Section 8. Spills: Pick up and place in a suitable container for reclamation or disposal, using a method that does not generate dust. Wash spill site after material pickup is complete. US Regulations (CERCLA) require reporting spills and releases to soil, water and air in excess of reportable quantities. The toll free number for the US Coast Guard National Response Center is (800) 424-8802.
Section 7: Handling and Storage
Handling Directions for Safe Handling: Do not breathe dust. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid prolonged or repeated exposure.
Storage Keep in a tightly closed container, stored in a cool, dry, ventilated area. Protect against physical damage. Isolate from incompatible substances. Containers of this material may be hazardous when empty since they retain product residues (dust, solids); observe all warnings and precautions listed for the product.
Section 8: Exposure Controls / Personal Protection
General Hygiene Measures Wash thoroughly after handling.
Ventilation System A system of local and/or general exhaust is recommended to keep employee exposures below the Airborne Exposure Limits. Local exhaust ventilation is generally preferred because it can control the emissions of the contaminant at its source, preventing dispersion of it into the general work area. Please refer to the ACGIH document, Industrial Ventilation, A Manual of Recommended Practices, most recent edition, for details.
Personal Respirators
(NIOSH Approved)
If the exposure limit is exceeded and engineering controls are not feasible, a half facepiece particulate respirator (NIOSH type N95 or better filters) may be worn for up to ten times the exposure limit or the maximum use concentration specified by the appropriate regulatory agency or respirator supplier, whichever is lowest. A full-face piece particulate respirator (NIOSH type N100 filters) may be worn up to 50 times the exposure limit, or the maximum use concentration specified by the appropriate regulatory agency, or respirator supplier, whichever is lowest. If oil particles (e.g. lubricants, cutting fluids, glycerine, etc.) are present, use a NIOSH type R or P filter. For emergencies or instances where the exposure levels are not known, use a full-facepiece positive-pressure, air-supplied respirator. WARNING: Air-purifying respirators do not protect workers in oxygen-deficient atmospheres.
Skin Protection Wear protective gloves and clean body-covering clothing.
Eye Protection Use chemical safety goggles and/or full face shield where dusting or splashing of solutions is possible. Maintain eye wash fountain and quick-drench facilities in work area.
Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance Physical State: Solid
Color: Blue
Form: Powder
Odor Odorless
Boiling Point 2595° C. (Copper)
Melting Point 1083° C. (Copper) (sublimes)
Flash Point Not applicable
Flammability Not applicable
Autoignition Temperature Not applicable
Explosive Properties Not applicable
Explosion Limits Not applicable
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg) Not applicable
Vapor Density (Air=1) Not applicable
Solubility Insoluble in water.
Specific Gravity 8.9 (Copper)
Viscosity Not applicable
Evaporation Rate (BuAc=1) Not applicable
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity
Stability Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage.
Hazardous Decomposition Products May produce acrid smoke and irritating fumes when heated to decomposition.
Hazardous Polymerization Will not occur.
Incompatibilities Sodium hypobromite, acetylene, hydrazine, nitromethane, and strong acids.
Conditions to Avoid Incompatibles.
Section 11: Toxicological Information
Copper
Signs and Symptoms of Exposure To the best of our knowledge, the chemical, physical, and toxicological properties have not been thoroughly investigated.
Route of Exposure Skin Contact: May cause skin irritation.
Skin Absorption: May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
Eye Contact: Causes eye irritation.
Inhalation: May be harmful if inhaled. Material is irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
Ingestion: May be harmful if swallowed.
Acute Toxicity Oral Rat LD50: 30 mg/kg
Cancer Lists
Ingredient Known Anticipated IARC Category
Copper No No None
Section 12: Ecological Information
Environmental Fate When released into the soil, this material is not expected to biodegrade. When released into water, this material is not expected to biodegrade. When released into water, this material is not expected to evaporate significantly.
Environmental Toxicity No information found.
Section 13: Disposal Considerations
Substance Disposal Whatever cannot be saved for recovery or recycling should be managed in an appropriate and approved waste disposal facility. Processing, use or contamination of this product may change the waste management options. State and local disposal regulations may differ from federal disposal regulations. Dispose of container and unused contents in accordance with federal, state and local requirements.
Section 14: Transport Information
RID/ADR Non-hazardous for road transport.
IMDG Non-hazardous for sea transport.
IATA Non-hazardous for air transport.
Section 15: Regulatory Information
 --------\Chemical Inventory Status - Part 1\---------------------------------
  Ingredient                                       TSCA  EC   Japan  Australia
  -----------------------------------------------  ----  ---  -----  ---------
  Copper (7440-50-8)                                Yes  Yes   No       Yes                                      
 
  --------\Chemical Inventory Status - Part 2\---------------------------------
                                                          --Canada--
  Ingredient                                       Korea  DSL   NDSL  Phil.
  -----------------------------------------------  -----  ---   ----  -----
  Copper (7440-50-8)                                Yes   Yes   No     Yes
 
  --------\Federal, State & International Regulations - Part 1\----------------
                                             -SARA 302-    ------SARA 313------
  Ingredient                                 RQ    TPQ     List  Chemical Catg.
  -----------------------------------------  ---   -----   ----  --------------
  Copper (7440-50-8)                         No    No      Yes        No
 
  --------\Federal, State & International Regulations - Part 2\----------------
                                                        -RCRA-    -TSCA-
  Ingredient                                 CERCLA     261.33     8(d) 
  -----------------------------------------  ------     ------    ------
  Copper (7440-50-8)                         5000       No         No                                                                 
 
 
Chemical Weapons Convention:  No     TSCA 12(b):  No     CDTA:  No
SARA 311/312:  Acute: Yes      Chronic: Yes  Fire: No  Pressure: No
Reactivity: No          (Pure / Solid)
Country Specific Information Australian Hazchem Code: 2XE
Poison Schedule: None allocated.
WHMIS This MSDS has been prepared according to the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) and the MSDS contains all of the information required by the CPR.
Section 16: Other Information
NFPA Ratings Health: 2
Flammability: 0
Reactivity: 0
Label Hazard Warning WARNING! HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED. AFFECTS THE LIVER AND KIDNEYS. CAUSES IRRITATION TO SKIN, EYES AND RESPIRATORY TRACT.
Label Precautions Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Avoid breathing dust. Keep container closed. Use only with adequate ventilation. Wash thoroughly after handling.
Label First Aid If swallowed, induce vomiting immediately as directed by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Call a physician immediately. If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Call a physician. In case of contact, wipe off excess material from skin then immediately flush eyes or skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse. Call a physician.

Disclaimer: This information was last updated on 24 August 2007. The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. Natural Pigments, LLC shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.

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