Specialty Gases Of America, Inc.
Revision Date: 8/29/06
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Material Safety Data Sheet
1. Product and Company Identification
: Ammonia, Anhydrous
: Ammonia gas, spirit of hartshorn
: Specialty Gases of America, Inc
6055 Brent Dr.
Toledo, OH 43611
2. Composition/Information on Ingredients
3. Hazards Identification
Corrosive liquid and gas under pressure.
Harmful if inhaled.
Causes skin, eye, and respiratory tract burns.
May cause kidney and respiratory system damage.
Can catch fire.
Threshold Limit Value (TLV)
TLV-TWA, 25 ppm; 35 ppm, 15 min STEL (ACGIH, 1999). TLV-TWAs should be used as a guide in the
control of health hazards and not as fine lines between safe and dangerous concentrations.
Potential Health Effects
: Exposure to concentrations moderately above the TLV may irritate the eyes,
nose, and throat. Higher concentrations may cause breathing difficulty; chest
pain; bronchospasm; pink, frothy sputum; and pulmonary edema (fluid on the
: Liquid may cause pain, severe redness, and swelling of the conjunctiva,
damage to the iris, corneal opacification, glaucoma, and cataracts. Gas may
cause pain and excessive tearing with acute corneal injury at high
: Liquid may cause moderate-to-severe redness, swelling and ulceration of the
skin, depending on the degree and duration of contact. At high concentrations,
gas may cause chemical burns. Prolonged or widespread skin contact may
result in the absorption of potentially harmful amounts of material.
: An unlikely route of exposure; this product is gas at normal temperature and
pressure. But exposure, should it occur, may cause chemical burns of the