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AMERIGAS, INC., CARBON DIOXIDE DIVISION -- CARBON DIOXIDE -- 6830-00-682-6841
=====================  Product Identification  =====================

Product ID:CARBON DIOXIDE
MSDS Date:09/08/1988
FSC:6830
NIIN:00-682-6841
MSDS Number: BHDSW
=== Responsible Party ===
Company Name:AMERIGAS, INC., CARBON DIOXIDE DIVISION
Address:17304 PRESTON ROAD, SUITE 1000
City:DALLAS
State:TX
ZIP:75252-5613
Country:US
Info Phone Num:214-380-5600
Emergency Phone Num:214-380-5600
CAGE:LO801
=== Contractor Identification ===
Company Name:AMERIGAS, INC., CARBON DIOXIDE DIVISION
Address:17304 PRESTON ROAD, SUITE 1000
City:DALLAS
State:TX
ZIP:75252-5613
Country:US
Phone:214-380-5600
CAGE:LO801
Company Name:SQUIBB-OWEN SALES INC
Address:4550 MCKNIGHT RD
Box:11125
City:PITTSBURGH
State:PA
ZIP:15237-3162
Country:US
CAGE:1DE98

=============  Composition/Information on Ingredients  =============

Ingred Name:CARBON DIOXIDE
CAS:124-38-9
RTECS #:FF6400000
OSHA PEL:5000 PPM
ACGIH TLV:5000PPM/30000STEL;93

=====================  Hazards Identification  =====================

Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES  Skin:YES  Ingestion:YES
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECT OF CARBON DIOXIDE
    IS TO STIMULATE THE RESPIRATORY CENTER.ITIS ABLE TO CAUSE DILATION
    & CONSTRICTION OF BLOOD VESSELS & VITAL CONSTITUENT OFTHE ACID BASE
    MECHANISM THAT CONTROLS TH E PH OF THE BLOOD.CARBON DIOXIDE ACTS
    ASA STIMULANT & A DEPRESSANT ON THE CENTRAL NERVOUS
    SYSTEM.INCREASES HEART RATE.
Effects of Overexposure:SKIN OR MOUTH CONTACT W/SOLID CO2 OR W/GAS OR
    LIQ CO2 DISCHARGED FROM A CONTAINER MAY RESULT IN FROSTBITE,CAUSING
    SKIN LESIONS OR MORE SERIOUS INJURY FROM DEEP FREEZING OF THE
    TISSUES.EYE CONTACT W/SO LID CO2 CONSIDERED AS A CORNEAL
    BURN.FROSTBITE OF THE EYE STRUCTURE MAY ALSO OCCUR.

=======================  First Aid Measures  =======================

First Aid:MOVE VICTIM TO FRESH AIR. IF NOT BREATHING,GIVE ARTIFICIAL
    RESPIRATION,PREFERABLY MOUTH-TO-MOUTH.CALL A PHYSICIAN.TREAT FOR
    FROSTBITE.FROSTBITE SYSMTOMS ARE:FLUSHED SKIN THAT TURNS WHITE OR
    GRAYISH YE LLOW.BLISTERS MAY APPEAR.DO NOT RUB THEAREA.QUICKLY WARM
    BY IMMERSING IN TEPID WATER (102F-105F).CONSULT PHYSCIAN.

=====================  Fire Fighting Measures  =====================

Fire Fighting Procedures:CARBON DIOXIDE IS NONFLAMMABLE & AS SUCH DOES
    NOT CREATE A FIRE HAZARD.HOWEVER, CYLINDERS THAT ARE EXPOSED TO
    FIRE MAY RUPTURE W/VIOLENT FORCE.

==================  Accidental Release Measures  ==================

Spill Release Procedures:VENTILATE THE AREA.CARBON DIOXIDE CAN ACT AS A
    SIMPLE ASPHYXIANT BY DISPLACING AIR.PERSONNEL ENTERING THE AREA
    SHOULD WEAR POSITIVE PRESSURE SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS.

======================	Handling and Storage  ======================

Handling and Storage Precautions:CYLS SHOULD BE STORED & USED IN
    DRY,WELL VENTILATED AREAS AWAY FROM SOURCES OF HEAT.
Other Precautions:THE CONTAINER SPECIFICATIONS OF REQULATORY
    AUTHORITIES REQUIRE, AMONG OTHER THINGS,THAT THE MATERIALS USED FOR
    LIQ CO2 CONTAINERS & PIPING MUST MEET CERTAIN CHEMICAL & PHYSICAL
    REQUIREMENTS.

=============  Exposure Controls/Personal Protection  =============

Respiratory Protection:APPROVED RESPIRATORY EQUIPMENT MUST BE WORN
    W/AIRBORNE CONCENTRATIONS EXCEED SAFE LIMITS.
Protective Gloves:RECOMMENDED FOR HANDLING CYLS OR DRY ICE
Eye Protection:SAFETY GLASSES SHOULD BE WORN
Supplemental Safety and Health
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==================  Physical/Chemical Properties  ==================

Vapor Pres:@21.1C 70F
Solubility in Water:@1ATM 25C
Appearance and Odor:AT ROOM TEMPERATURE CARBON DIOXIDE IS A COLORLESS,
    ODORLESS GAS.

=================  Stability and Reactivity Data  =================

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
SODIUM PEROXIDE W/ALUMINUM OR MAGNESIUM.REACTIVE METALS ALKALI
    METALS,MAGNESIUM,ALUMINUM,TITANIUM,OR ZIRCONIUM.
Conditions to Avoid Polymerization:IT DOES CAUSE VIOLENT POLYMERIZATION
    OF ACRYLALDEHYDE OR ETHLENEMINE.

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