Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
Section 1 — Chemical Product and Company Identification
Section 2 — Composition, Information on Ingredients
Ammonium Hydroxide (1336-21-6)<11%, Water (7732-18-5)>89%.
Synonym: 3M or less ammonium hydroxide.
Section 3 — Hazards Identification
Call a physician, seek medical attention for further treatment, observation and support after first aid.
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air at once. If breathing has stopped give artificial respiration immediately.
Eye: Immediately flush with fresh water for 15 minutes.
External: Wash continuously with fresh water for 15 minutes.
Internal: Give no more than 1-2 cups of water for dilution. Do not induce vomiting. Call a physician or poison control at once.
Section 4 — First Aid Measures
Section 7 — Handling and Storage
Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Wear chemical splash goggles, chemical-resistant gloves and chemical-resistant apron.
Use ventilation to keep airborne concentrations below exposure limits. Always wear a NIOSH-approved respirator with proper cartridges or a
positive pressure, air-supplied respirator when handling this material in emergency situations (spill or fire). Exposure guidelines: TWA 25 ppm,
STEL 35 ppm.
Clear liquid, strong ammonia odor.
Liquid and vapor are strongly irritating to skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. Vapor extremely irritating to
eyes. May cause blindness. Moderately toxic by ingestion or inhalation.
Section 5 — Fire Fighting Measures
When heated to decomposition, emits toxic fumes of NH3 and NOx.
Fire Fighting Instructions: Use triclass, dry chemical fire extinguisher. Firefighters should wear PPE and
SCBA with full facepiece operated in positive pressure mode.
Section 6 — Accidental Release Measures
Restrict unprotected personnel from area and ventilate area. Contain spill with sand or absorbent material; deposit in sealed bag or container. See
Sections 8 and 13 for further information.
Section 8 — Exposure Controls, Personal Protection