Safety data sheet
According to EC Directive 91/155/EEC
MERCK Schuchardt
1. Identification of the substance/preparation and of the company/undertaking
Identification of the product
Catalogue No.: 823269
Product name: Carbon dioxide for synthesis

Manufacturer/supplier identification
Company: Merck Ltd.
9th Floor, Monterey Tower, 2170 New Petchburi Road, Bangkapi, Huaykwang, Bangkok 10320
Tel: (662) 308 - 0218

2. Composition/information on ingredients
CAS-No.: 124-38-9 EC-Index-No.: -
Molar mass: 44.01 EINECS-No.: 204-696-9
Molecular formula: CO2

3. Hazards identification
According to the evaluative data available, a classification according to categories of danger as specified in Directive 67/548/EEC and laid down in the legislation of the country concerned is not required.

4. First aid measures
After inhalation: fresh air. If necessary, apply mouth-to-mouth resuscitation or mechanical ventilation. If victim is unconscious: lateral recumbent position.

5. Fire-fighting measures
Suitable extinguishing media:
In adaption to materials stored in the immediate neighbourhood. Cool containers with water.

Other information:

6. Accidental release measures
Stop flow of gas, move leaking cylinder to open air if without risk.

7. Handling and storage
No further requirements.

tightly closed , in a well-ventilated place

8. Exposure controls/personal protection
Specific control parameter
MAK Germany (max. workplace conc.)
Carbon dioxide 5000 ml/m3 or 9100 mg/m3

Personal protective equipment:
Respiratory protection: required
Eye protection: required
Hand protection: required
Industrial hygiene: Change contaminated clothing. Application of skin-protective barrier cream recommended. Wash hands after working with substance.

9. Physical and chemical properties
Form: gas
Colour: colourless
Odour: slightly sourish
pH value not available
Melting temperature not available
Boiling temperature -79 C
Ignition temperature not available
Flash point not available
Explosion limits lower not available
upper not available
Solubility in water (20 C) slightly soluble

10. Stability and reactivity
Conditions to be avoided
no information available

Substances to be avoided
amines , ammonia

Hazardous decomposition products
no information available

11. Toxicological information
Acute toxicity
Quantitative data on the toxicity of this product are not available.

Further toxicological information
The literature and our own experience have not revealed any hazardous properties. After uptake of large quantities: headache , Drowziness, dizziness, euphoria, excitation, spasms, in certain circumstances narcosis.

12. Ecological information
No ecological problems are to be expected when the product is handled and used with due care and attention.

13. Disposal considerations
There are no uniform EC Regulations for the disposal of chemicals or residues. Chemical residues generally count as special waste. The disposal of the latter is regulated in the EC member countries through corresponding laws and regulations. We recommend that you contact either the authorities in charge or approved waste disposal companies which will advise you on how to dispose of special waste.

Disposal in compliance with official regulations. Handle contaminated packaging in the same way as the substance itself. If not officially specified differently, non-contaminated packaging may be treated like household waste or recycled.

14. Transport information
Transport over land ADR/RID and GGVS/GGVE (Germany)
GGVS/GGVE class: 2 Number and letter:
ADR/RID class: 2 Number and letter:
Name of material: 1013 KOHLENDIOXID

River transport ADN/ADNR
not examined

Sea transport IMDG
IMDG class: 2.2 UN-No.: 1013 Packaging group:
Ems: 2-09 MFAG: 615
Correct technical name: CARBON DIOXIDE

Air transport ICAO-TI and IATA-DGR
ICAO/IATA class: 2.2 UN/ID-No.: 1013 Packaging group:
Correct technical name: CARBON DIOXIDE

The transport regulations are cited according to international regulations and in the form applicable in Germany (GGVS/GGVE). Possible national deviations in other countries are not considered.

15. Regulatory information
Labelling according to EC Directives
R-phrases: ---
S-phrases: S 3-7 Keep in a cool place. Keep container tightly closed.

German regulations
Water pollution class 0 (generally nonpolluting substance)

16. Other information
no information available