MSDS for Wavicide-01
Catalog # 0104
Medical chemical Corp.
19430 Van Ness Ave.
Torrance, CA 90501
Customer Service: Phone (310)787-6800
CHEMTREC Emergency Response Telephone Number: (800)424-9300
Note: The CHEMTREC phone number is only for emergencies involving spills, leaks, fire, exposure or accident. Please
direct all other inquiries to our customer service phone number.
Section 1 - Product Identification
An aqueous, buffered glutaraldehyde solution. Slightly acidic pH (The pH is about the same as distilled water).
Section II - Composition/Information on Components
Ingredients CAS# OSHA Pel ACGIH TLV Other Limits %
Glutaraldehyde 111-30-8 0.2 ppm 0.05 ppm 2.65%
Wavicide-01 also contains proprietary buffers, surfactants and defoamers.
Section III - Hazards Identification
Overview: May be harmful if swallowed. Irritating to skin eyes and respiratory tract.
Health: Hazardous Flammability: None Reactivity: None Contact: Slight
Recommended safety equipment: safety goggles, lab coat and proper gloves
Storage: General storage
Health = 2 Flammability = 0 Reactivity = 0
Potential Health Effects
The toxicology of this compound have not been completely examined. It is presumed that the toxicity of this item is
similar to other aldehydes.
Inhalation: Irritating to respiratory tract. May cause asthma like symptoms in sensitive individuals.
Ingestion: Can cause irritation and chemical burns to the mouth, throat, esophagus and stomach. Can also cause
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.
Skin contact: May cause skin irritation or aggravation of existing dermatitis. May cause temporary discoloration of the
Eye contact: Vapors may cause stinging sensation and tearing. Solution contact can cause corneal injury which can
cause visual impairment if not dealt with immediately.
Chronic Exposure: May be a sensitizer in some individuals.
Aggravation of preexisting conditions: May aggravate preexisting asthma and other lung diseases.
Section IV - First Aid Measures
Inhalation: Remove from source of exposure and get medical attention for any breathing difficulty.
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Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Drink large quantities of fluids and call a physician immediately.
Note to Physician: Probable mucosal damage from oral exposure may contraindicate gastric lavage.
Skin Contact: Remove contaminated clothing and wash affected area with soap and water. Get medical advice if
irritation develops. Wash or discard contaminated clothing before reuse.
Eye Contact: Immediately flush thoroughly with running water for at least 15 minutes. Get immediate medical advice.
Section V - Fire Fighting Measures
Flash point: Not applicable.
Flammable Limits: Not applicable.
Fire: Not normally a fire Hazard.
Explosion: Not Normally an explosion hazards.
Fire Extinguishing Media: Any means suitable for surrounding fire.
Special information: Pyrolysis will release carbon monoxide.
Section VI - Accidental Release Measures
Wear appropriate protective gear such as gloves, apron and protective eye wear. Absorb with a suitable absorbent
(such as paper towels) and store in a suitable container for disposal. Large spills may be neutralized with sodium
bisulfite (about 230 g/gallon), glycine or ammonia.
Section VII - Handling and Storage
Store in a closed container at controlled room temperature, 59oF to 86oF (15oC to 30oC). Solution that is being reused
should be stored in a tightly closed container and used in a room with adequate ventilation (i.e. at least ten changes of
air per hour).
Section VIII - Exposure Control/Personal Protection
Airborne Exposure Limits: See section II
Ventilation System: Use appropriate ventilation. If the vapor is irritating to the eyes and nose the threshold limit value is
probably exceeded and additional ventilation may be needed. When required, Refer to the ACGIH document,
鈥淚ndustrial Ventilation, a Manual of Recommended Practices鈥? for details about ventilation.
Personal Respirator: Not required unless the threshold limit value for glutaraldehyde is exceeded. In case of
emergency, or when exposure levels are unknown, use a half face or full face respirator with organic vapor cartridges.
Skin protection: Chemical resistant gloves are recommended. Latex gloves are not impervious to glutaraldehyde and
are not as appropriate as nitrile gloves.
Eye Protection: Laboratory safety goggles, safety glasses or face shield are required.
Section IX - Physical and Chemical Properties
Boiling Point: 100oC Density: About 1.01 g/ml
Vapor pressure (mm Hg): 18 @ 20oC Evaporation Rate (water = 1): 1
Vapor Density (air = 1): 0.6 Solubility: Infinitely miscible with water
Appearance and Odor: A clear, yellowish liquid with the characteristic odor of glutaraldehyde.
Section X - Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Freezes at low temperature.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Nothing unusual.
Hazardous polymerization: Will not occur.
Incompatibilities: Nothing unusual.
Conditions to avoid: Excessive cold/heat and light. High pH catalyses an aldol type polymerization that is exothermic
but not expected to be violent.
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Section XI - Toxicological Information
Toxicity: The chronic toxicity of this product is unknown but may include sensitization in sensitive individuals. The toxic
effects of glutaraldehyde are believed to be the result of its ability to cross link proteins, which is the same property
responsible for its antimicrobial effect. The manufacturer is unaware of any target organ toxicity.
Mutagenicity: MCC is unaware of any evidence that the product is mutagenic or teratogenic. However the effects of
these products, glutaraldehyde based disinfectants, are not well investigated and we recommend that pregnant
customers use an abundance of caution with these products.
Oral LD50 for rats = 134 mg/kg for pure glutaraldehyde
Oral LD50 for mouse = 100 mg/kg for pure glutaraldehyde
Wavicide-01 is not a carcinogen or suspected carcinogen.
Ingredient Known Carcinogenicity? NTP? Anticipated? IARC Category
glutaraldehyde no no no none
Section XII - Ecological Information
Environmental Fate: Biodegradable
Wavicide-01 is biodegradable when diluted to a level such that it is not microbicidal.
Environmental Toxicity: None known.
Section XIII - Disposal
Normally not restricted but local governments may restrict the amounts of aldehydes that can be flushed down the
drain. In localities where drain disposal is restricted the product may often be neutralized with glycine or sodium
bisulfite and then flushed down drain. Insure compliance with all government regulation.
Section XIV - Transportation information
Section XV - Regulatory Information
Chemical Inventory Status
Ingredient TSCA EC
glutaraldehyde Yes Yes
Federal, State and International Regulations
SARA 302 SARA 313 RCRA TSCA
Ingredient RQ TPQ List Category 261.33 8(D)
glutaraldehyde No No No No No No
Chemical Weapons Convention: No TSCA 12(b): No CDTA: No
SARA 311/312: Acute: None, Chronic: None
Section XVI - Other Information
This information is believed to be correct but is not waranteed as such, nor does it purport to be all inclusive.
Prepared by: P. B. Revision Date: Oct. 26, 2005
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