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77-06-5

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                    MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Revised: 15/05/08
GIBBERELLIC ACID 90% GA3 Replaces: 10/07/07
CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL Printed: 20/05/08


1. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Product Name: Gibberellic Acid, not less than 90% GA3
Product Code(s): 20-7565, 20-7566, 20-7567, 20-7830, 20-7835
Size: 100 mg, 1 g, 5g
Chemical Name: Gibberellic Acid
CAS Number: 77-06-5
Formula: C19H22O6
Synonyms: Gibberellin, Gibberellin A3
Distributor: Carolina Biological Supply Company
2700 York Road
Burlington, NC 27215
Chemical Information: 800-227-1150 (8am-5pm (ET) M-F)
Chemtrec (Transportation Spill Response 24 hours): 800-424-9300
2. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Principle Hazardous Components: Gibberellic Acid (CAS# 77-06-5) 90-
100%
TLV and PEL units: None established
3. HAZARD IDENTIFICATION
Emergency Overview: Mildly toxic by ingestion. When heated to
decomposition
it emits acrid smoke and fumes. Not expected to be hazardous under
normal
conditions of use.
Potential Health Effects:
Eyes: May cause irritation.
Skin: May cause irritation.
Ingestion: May cause gastrointestinal discomfort.
Inhalation: May cause irritation to respiratory tract.
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Emergency and First Aid Procedures:
Eyes - Flush with water for at least 15 minutes, raising and lowering
eyelids occasionally. Get medical attention if irritation
persists.
Skin - Thoroughly wash exposed area for at least 15 minutes. Remove
contaminated clothing. Launder contaminated clothing before reuse. Get
medical attention if irritation persists.
Ingestion - If swallowed, if conscious, give plenty of water and induce
vomiting immediately as directed by medical personnel. Immediately call
a physician or poison control center. Never give anything by mouth to an
unconscious person.
Inhalation - Remove to fresh air. Give oxygen if breathing is
difficult; give artificial respiration if breathing has stopped. Keep
person warm, quiet, and get medical attention.
5. FIREFIGHTING PROCEDURES
Flash Point(Method Used): No information available
NFPA Rating: None assigned
Extinguisher Media:
Use dry chemical, CO2 or appropriate foam.
Flammable Limits in Air % by Volume: No information available
Autoignition Temperature: No information available
Special Firefighting Procedures:
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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Revised: 15/05/08
GIBBERELLIC ACID 90% GA3 Replaces: 10/07/07
CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL Printed: 20/05/08


Firefighters should wear full protective equipment and NIOSH approved
self-contained breathing apparatus.
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: None known
6. SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES
Steps to be Taken in Case Material is Released or Spilled:
Ventilate area of spill. Clean-up personnel should wear proper
protective equipment. Avoid creating dust. Sweep or scoop up and
containerize for disposal.
7. SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Precautions to be Taken in Handling or Storing: Store tightly closed
on a
cool, dry, well ventilated area suitable for general chemical storage.
Wash
thoroughly after handling.
Other Precautions: Do not take internally.
8. SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory Protection(Specify Type):
A NIOSH/MSHA chemical cartridge respirator should be worn if PEL or
TLV is exceeded.
Ventilation:
Local Exhaust: Yes
Mechanical(General): Yes
Special: No
Other: No
Protective Gloves:
Rubber, neoprene, PVC, or equivalent.
Eye Protection:
Splash proof chemical safety goggles should be worn at all times.
Other Protective Clothing or Equipment:
Lab apron, eye wash, and safety shower.
9. PHYSICAL DATA
Molecular Weight: N/A
Melting Point: 233-235 C
Boiling Point: No information available
Vapor Pressure: No information available
Vapor Density(Air=1): No information available
Specific Gravity(H2O=1): No information available
Percent Volatile by Volume: No information available
Evaporation Rate(H2O=1): No information available
Solubility in Water: Slight
Appearance and Odor: White crystals or powder with no odor
10. REACTIVITY DATA
Stability: Stable
Conditions to Avoid: None known
Incompatibility(Materials to Avoid): Strong oxidizers
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Oxides of carbon
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur
11. TOXICITY DATA
Toxicity Data: orl-rat LDlo: 6300 mg/kg
Effects of Overexposure:

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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Revised: 15/05/08
GIBBERELLIC ACID 90% GA3 Replaces: 10/07/07
CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL Printed: 20/05/08


Acute: See section 3
Chronic: Mutation data cited, tumorigenic data cited, not
listed as
causing cancer by IARC, NTP, or OSHA.
Conditions Aggravated by Overexposure: Pre-existing conditions of the
eyes
and upper respiratory tract.
Target Organs: Eyes, upper respiratory tract.
Primary Route(s) of Entry: Inhalation, ingestion, and skin.
12. ECOLOGICAL DATA
EPA Waste Numbers: None
13. DISPOSAL INFORMATION
Waste Disposal Methods: Dispose in accordance with all applicable
Federal,
State and Local regulations.
Always contact a permitted waste disposer (TSD) to assure compliance.
14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Non-regulated
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
EPA TSCA Status: On TSCA Inventory
Hazard Category for SARA Section 311/312 Reporting: Acute

SARA Sec. 313
SARA EHS Chemicals CERCLA RCRA
Product or Sec. 302 Name Chemical Sec. 103 Sec.
Components TPQ List Category RQ lbs.
261.33
________________________________________________________________________
_
Gibberellic Acid No No No No No
16. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The information provided in this Material Safety Data Sheet represents a
compilation of data drawn directly from various sources available to us.
Carolina Biological Supply makes no representation or guarantee as to
the suitability of this information to a particular application of the
substance covered in the Material Safety Data Sheet. Any employer must
carefully assess the applicability of any information contained herein
in regards to the particular use to which the employer puts the
material.
Glossary
ACGIH.......American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
CAS Number..Chemical Abstracts Service Number
CERCLA......Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and
Liability Act
DOT.........U.S. Department of Transportation
IARC........International Agency of Research on Cancer
mppcf......million particles per cubic foot
N/A.........Not Available
NTP.........National Toxicology Program
OSHA........Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PEL.........Permissible Exposure Limit
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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Revised: 15/05/08
GIBBERELLIC ACID 90% GA3 Replaces: 10/07/07
CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL Printed: 20/05/08


ppm.........parts per million
RCRA........Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
SARA........Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
TLV.........Threshold Limit Value
TSCA........Toxic Substances Control Act




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