Quartz Fine Granular AR MSDS
Section 1: Chemical Product and Company Identification
Product Name: Quartz Fine Granular AR
Catalog Codes: SLS2758
RTECS: VV7340000 or VV7315000 or VV8853000
TSCA: TSCA 8(b) inventory: Silica gel (silica)
CI#: Not available.
Synonym: Silica - Amorphous, Gel; Amorphous Silicon
Dioxide; Silica Gel; Silicic Acid; Silica Gel, grade 60,
230-400 mesh. Synthetic amorphous silica, not to be
confused with crystalline silica such as quartz, cristobalite,
or tridymite or with diatomaceous earth or other naturally
occuring forms of amorphous silica that frequently contain
Chemical Name: Synthetic Amorphous Silica
Chemical Formula: SiO2.xH2O
Section 2: Composition and Information on Ingredients
Name CAS # % by Weight
Silica gel, grade 40, 6-12
63231-67-4 or 100
Toxicological Data on Ingredients: Not applicable.
Section 3: Hazards Identification
Potential Acute Health Effects: Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of
Potential Chronic Health Effects:
CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: 3 (Not classifiable for human.) by IARC. MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Not available. TERATOGENIC
EFFECTS: Not available. DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available. Repeated or prolonged exposure is not known to
aggravate medical condition.
Section 4: First Aid Measures
Check for and remove any contact lenses. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15
minutes. Get medical attention if irritation occurs.
Serious Skin Contact: Not available.
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical
Serious Inhalation: Not available.
Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious
person. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband. Get medical attention if symptoms appear.
Serious Ingestion: Not available.
Section 5: Fire and Explosion Data
Flammability of the Product: Non-flammable.
Auto-Ignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Flash Points: Not applicable.
Flammable Limits: Not applicable.
Products of Combustion: Not available.
Fire Hazards in Presence of Various Substances: Not applicable.
Explosion Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:
Risks of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact: Not available. Risks of explosion of the product in
presence of static discharge: Not available.
Fire Fighting Media and Instructions: Not applicable.
Special Remarks on Fire Hazards: Not available.
Special Remarks on Explosion Hazards: Substance can explode when wet and heated with magnesium.
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by spreading water on
the contaminated surface and dispose of according to local and regional authority requirements.
Use a shovel to put the material into a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the
contaminated surface and allow to evacuate through the sanitary system. Be careful that the product is not present at a
concentration level above TLV. Check TLV on the MSDS and with local authorities.
Section 7: Handling and Storage
Do not ingest. Do not breathe dust. If ingested, seek medical advice immediately and show the container or the label.
Hygroscopic. Keep container tightly closed. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area. Do not store above 23°C (73.4°F).
Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below recommended
exposure limits. If user operations generate dust, fume or mist, use ventilation to keep exposure to airborne contaminants
below the exposure limit.
Personal Protection: Safety glasses. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent.
Personal Protection in Case of a Large Spill:
Splash goggles. Full suit. Dust respirator. Boots. Gloves. A self contained breathing apparatus should be used to avoid
inhalation of the product. Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient; consult a specialist BEFORE handling this
TWA: 6 (mg/m3) [
Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state and appearance:
Solid. (Granular solid. Beads solid. Powdered solid.)
Molecular Weight: 60.09 + xH2O g/mole
pH (1% soln/water): Not applicable.
Boiling Point: Not available.
Melting Point: Not available.
Critical Temperature: Not available.
Specific Gravity: 2.1 (Water = 1)
Vapor Pressure: Not applicable.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Volatility: Not available.
Odor Threshold: Not available.
Water/Oil Dist. Coeff.: Not available.
Ionicity (in Water): Not available.
Dispersion Properties: Not available.
Insoluble in cold water. Soluble in hot KOH and MaOH solutions. Insoluble in ethanol. Insoluble in acids except hydrofluoric
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity Data
Stability: The product is stable.
Instability Temperature: Not available.
Conditions of Instability: Incompatible materials, moisture, excess dust generation.
Incompatibility with various substances: Not available.
Corrosivity: Non-corrosive in presence of glass.
Special Remarks on Reactivity:
Hygroscopic. Incompatible with hydrogen fluoride, zenon hexafluoride, oxygen difluoride, and chlorine trifluoride.
Special Remarks on Corrosivity: Not available.
Polymerization: Will not occur.
Section 11: Toxicological Information
Routes of Entry: Inhalation. Ingestion.
Toxicity to Animals:
Acute oral toxicity (LD50): >31600 mg/kg [Rat. This is data from a 48 hr. oral test for DOT hazard classification conducted with
finely-ground silica gel.]. Acute dermal toxicity (LD50): >2000 mg/kg [Rabbit. This is data from a 48 hr. dermal test for DOT
hazard classification conducted with finely-ground silica gel.].
Chronic Effects on Humans: CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: 3 (Not classifiable for human.) by IARC.
Other Toxic Effects on Humans: Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation.
Special Remarks on Toxicity to Animals: Not available.
Special Remarks on Chronic Effects on Humans: Not available.
Special Remarks on other Toxic Effects on Humans:
Acute Potential Health Effects: Skin: May cause irritation with dryness of the skin in cases of severe exposure Eyes: No
adverse effects expected, but dust may cause mechanical irritation. Silica gel is a synthetic amorphous silica, not to be
confused with crystalline silica such as quartz, cristobalite, or tridymite or with diatomaceous earth or other naturally occuring
forms of amorphous silica that frequently contain crystalline forms. Epidemiological studies indicate a low potential for health
effects. Inhalation: May cause dryness ad irritation to mucous membranes and repiratory tract in case of severe exposure.
Ingestion: May be harmful if swallowed in large amounts. However, no adverse effects are expected for numeral industrial
Section 12: Ecological Information
Ecotoxicity: Not available.
BOD5 and COD: Not available.
Products of Biodegradation:
Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. However, long term degradation products may arise.
Toxicity of the Products of Biodegradation: The product itself and its products of degradation are not toxic.
Special Remarks on the Products of Biodegradation: Not available.
Section 13: Disposal Considerations
Waste must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state and local environmental control regulations.
Section 14: Transport Information
DOT Classification: Not a DOT controlled
Identification: Not applicable.
Special Provisions for Transport: Not applicable.
Section 15: Other Regulatory Information
Federal and State Regulations:
Minnesota: Silica Massachusetts RTK: Silica TSCA 8(b) inventory: Silica
Other Regulations: EINECS: This product is on the European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances.
This product is not classified according to the EU regulations. Not applicable.
Health Hazard: 1
Fire Hazard: 0
Personal Protection: E
National Fire Protection Association (
Gloves. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent. Safety glasses.
Section 16: Other Information
References: Not available.
Other Special Considerations: Not available.
Created: 10/09/2005 06:25 PM
Last Updated: 11/06/2008 12:00 PM