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CHAPS

 3[(3-Cholamidopropyl)dimethylammonio]-propanesulfonic acid

  CHAPS

[75621-03-3]
3-[(3-Cholamidopropyl)dimethylammonio]propanesulfonic acid;
{3-[(3-Cholamidopropyl)-dimethylammonio}-1-propanesulfonate

CHAPS

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

This product is a chemical substance and is intended to be used by persons having chemical knowledge and skill, at their own discretion and risk.
 

IDENTITY : CHAPS

Section I. 
 Manufacturer's Name : GENTAUR LABORATORIES 
 Address : Avenue de l'Armée 68 1040 Brussels, Europe
 Telephone Number for Information : 	+32 2 732 56 88
 Emergency Telephone Number : 		+32 2 732 44 14
 Data Prepared : 			August 2nd ,2004 

Section II.-Identity Information Chemical Name : 3-[(3-Cholamidopropyl)dimethylammonio]propanesulfonic acid CAS Registry Number : 75621-03-3 OSHA PEL : Not available ACGIH TLV : Not available

Section III.-Physical/Chemical Characteristics Melting Point : Not available Boiling Point : Not applicable Specific Gravity(Water=1) : Not applicable Vaper Pressure : Not applicable Vaper Density(Air=1) : Not applicable Evaporation Rate(Butyl Acetate=1) : Not applicable Solubility in Water : Soluble Appearance and Odor : White powder

Section IV.-Fire and Explosion Hazard Data Flash Point(Method Used) : Not available Flammable Limits : Not available Extinguishing Media : Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, foam, water. Special Fire Fighting Procedures : Wear protective clothing, respirator, chemical safety goggles, rubber boots and heavy rubber gloves. Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards : Fire may produce irritating or poisonous gases.

Section V.-Reactivity Data Stability : Stable Conditions to Avoid : Heat, sunlight, high temperature. Incompatibility(Materials to Avoid) : Strong oxidizing agents, strong bases and strong acids. Hazardous Decomposition or Byproducts : When decomposed it may emit toxic umes of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides. Hazardous Polymerization : Will Not Occur Conditions to Avoid : Not applicable

Section VI.-Health Hazard Data Route(s) of Entry : Inhalation ? Yes ; Skin ? Yes ; Ingestion ? Yes Health Hazards(Acute and Chronic) : Harmful if swallowed, inhaled, or or absorbed through skin. Causes eye and skin irritation. Material is extremely irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract. Carcinogenicity : Not listed in RTECS. Signs and Symptoms of Exposure : May include buring sensation, coughing, wheezing, laryngitis, shortness of breath, headache, nausea and vomiting. Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure : Not available Emergency and First Aid Procedures : In case of contact with eyes, immediately flush eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water. Assure adequate flushing of the eyes by separating the eyelids with fingers. If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artifical respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. If ingested, wash out mouth with water. Call a physician. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.

Section VII.-Precautions for Safe Handling and Use Steps to be Taken in Case Material is Released or Spilled : Wear self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber boots and heavy rubber gloves. Avoid raising dust. Evacuate area. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete. Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Evacuate area. Waste Disposal Method : Dissolve or mix the material with a combustible solvent and burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber. Precautions to be taken in Handling and Storing : Wear appropriate NIOSH/MSHA-approved respirator, chemical-safety goggles, chemical-resistant gloves, other protective clothing. Use only in a chemical fume hood. Safety shower and eye bath. Faceshield. Do not breathe dust. Do not get in eyes, on skin,on clothing. Wash thoroughly after handling. Severe irritant. Other Precautions : Keep tightly closed. Protect from moisture. Store in a cool and dry place.

Section VIII.-Control Measures Respiratory Protection(Specify Type) : Necessary. Ventilation, Local Exhaust : Chemical fume hood. Mechanical(General) : Protective Gloves : Chemical-resistant gloves. Eye Protection : Chemical-safety goggles. Other protective Clothing or Equipment : Necessary. Work/Hygienic Practices : Wash thoroughly after handling. Access to a safety shower and eye-wash. Do not permit eating, drinking or smoking near material. The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide, GENTARUR LABORATORIES shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above material. Lieven Gevaert, Manager Quality Control  

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