Safety data sheet
according to 1907/2006/EC, Article 31
1 Identification of the substance/mixture and of the company/undertaking
· Product identifier Benzoyl peroxide, damped with 25% water
· Trade name: Benzoyl peroxide, damped with 25% water
· Article number: AGR1058, AGR1059
· Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against
No further relevant information available.
· Application of the substance / the preparation:
Catalyst used in making resins for use in microscopy.
· Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet
· Manufacturer/Supplier:
Agar ScientificElektron Technology UK LtdParsonage LaneStansted CM24 8GFUnited Kingdomsales@agarscientific.comTel: +44 (0) 1279 813 519 · Further information obtainable from: Technical Support
· Emergency telephone number: 24 hours: +44 (0)1856 407333
2 Hazards identification
· Classification of the substance or mixture
· Classification according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
Skin Sens. 1 H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction.
· Classification according to Directive 67/548/EEC or Directive 1999/45/EC Not applicable.
· Information concerning particular hazards for human and environment:
The product does not have to be labelled due to the calculation procedure of the "GeneralClassification guideline for preparations of the EU" in the latest valid version.
· Classification system:
The classification is according to the latest editions of the EU-lists, and extended by company andliterature data.
· Label elements
· Labelling according to EU guidelines:
Observe the general safety regulations when handling chemicals.
The product is not subject to identification regulations under EU Directives and the Ordinance onHazardous Materials (German GefStoffV).
Safety data sheet
according to 1907/2006/EC, Article 31
Trade name: Benzoyl peroxide, damped with 25% water
· Code letter and hazard designation of product:
· Other hazards
· Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
· PBT: Not applicable.
· vPvB: Not applicable.
3 Composition/information on ingredients
· Chemical characterization: Mixtures
· Description: Mixture of substances listed below with nonhazardous additions.
· Dangerous components:
· Additional information: For the wording of the listed risk phrases refer to section 16.
4 First aid measures
· Description of first aid measures
· General information: No special measures required.
· After inhalation: Supply fresh air; consult doctor in case of complaints.
· After skin contact: Generally the product does not irritate the skin.
· After eye contact: Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water.
· After swallowing: If symptoms persist consult doctor.
· Information for doctor:
· Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
No further relevant information available.
· Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
No further relevant information available.
5 Firefighting measures
· Extinguishing media
· Suitable extinguishing agents:
CO2, powder or water spray. Fight larger fires with water spray or alcohol resistant foam.
· Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture No further relevant information available.
· Advice for firefighters
· Protective equipment: No special measures required.
6 Accidental release measures
· Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures Not required.
· Environmental precautions: No special measures required.
· Methods and material for containment and cleaning up:
Absorb with liquid-binding material (sand, diatomite, acid binders, universal binders, sawdust).
· Reference to other sections
See Section 7 for information on safe handling.
See Section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.
Safety data sheet
according to 1907/2006/EC, Article 31
Trade name: Benzoyl peroxide, damped with 25% water
See Section 13 for disposal information.
7 Handling and storage
· Handling:
· Precautions for safe handling No special measures required.
· Information about fire - and explosion protection: No special measures required.
· Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
· Storage:
· Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles: No special requirements.
· Information about storage in one common storage facility: Not required.
· Further information about storage conditions: None.
· Specific end use(s) No further relevant information available.
8 Exposure controls/personal protection
· Additional information about design of technical facilities: No further data; see item 7.
· Control parameters
· Ingredients with limit values that require monitoring at the workplace:
The product does not contain any relevant quantities of materials with critical values that have to bemonitored at the workplace.
· Additional information: The lists valid during the making were used as basis.
· Exposure controls
· Personal protective equipment:
· General protective and hygienic measures:
The usual precautionary measures are to be adhered to when handling chemicals.
· Respiratory protection: Not required.
· Protection of hands:
The glove material has to be impermeable and resistant to the product/ the substance/ thepreparation.
Due to missing tests no recommendation to the glove material can be given for the product/ thepreparation/ the chemical mixture.
Selection of the glove material on consideration of the penetration times, rates of diffusion and thedegradation · Material of gloves
The selection of the suitable gloves does not only depend on the material, but also on further marksof quality and varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. As the product is a preparation of severalsubstances, the resistance of the glove material can not be calculated in advance and has thereforeto be checked prior to the application.
· Penetration time of glove material
The exact break through time has to be found out by the manufacturer of the protective gloves andhas to be observed.
· Eye protection: Goggles recommended during refilling
9 Physical and chemical properties
· Information on basic physical and chemical properties
· General Information
· Appearance:
· Odour:
Safety data sheet
according to 1907/2006/EC, Article 31
Trade name: Benzoyl peroxide, damped with 25% water
· Odour threshold:
· pH-value:
· Change in condition
Melting point/Melting range:
Boiling point/Boiling range:
· Flash point:
· Flammability (solid, gaseous):
· Ignition temperature:
Decomposition temperature:
· Self-igniting:
· Danger of explosion:
Product does not present an explosion hazard.
· Explosion limits:
· Vapour pressure at 20 °C:
· Density:
· Relative density
· Vapour density
· Evaporation rate
· Solubility in / Miscibility with
· Partition coefficient (n-octanol/water): Not determined.
· Viscosity:
· Solvent content:
Organic solvents:
· Other information
No further relevant information available.
10 Stability and reactivity
· Reactivity
· Chemical stability
· Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided:
No decomposition if used according to specifications.
· Possibility of hazardous reactions No dangerous reactions known.
· Conditions to avoid No further relevant information available.
· Incompatible materials: No further relevant information available.
· Hazardous decomposition products: No dangerous decomposition products known.
Safety data sheet
according to 1907/2006/EC, Article 31
Trade name: Benzoyl peroxide, damped with 25% water
11 Toxicological information
· Information on toxicological effects
· Acute toxicity:
· Primary irritant effect:
· on the skin: No irritant effect.
· on the eye: No irritating effect.
· Sensitization: No sensitizing effects known.
· Additional toxicological information:
The product is not subject to classification according to the calculation method of the General EUClassification Guidelines for Preparations as issued in the latest version.
When used and handled according to specifications, the product does not have any harmful effectsto our experience and the information provided to us.
12 Ecological information
· Toxicity
· Aquatic toxicity: No further relevant information available.
· Persistence and degradability No further relevant information available.
· Behaviour in environmental systems:
· Bioaccumulative potential No further relevant information available.
· Mobility in soil No further relevant information available.
· Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
· PBT: Not applicable.
· vPvB: Not applicable.
· Other adverse effects No further relevant information available.
13 Disposal considerations
· Waste treatment methods
· Recommendation Smaller quantities can be disposed of with household waste.
· Uncleaned packaging:
· Recommendation: Disposal must be made according to official regulations.
14 Transport information
· UN-Number
· UN proper shipping name
Organic peroxide tye C, solid [Benzoyl peroxxide wetwith 25% water] · Transport hazard class(es)
· Class
· Packing group
· Environmental hazards:
· Marine pollutant:
· Special precautions for user
Safety data sheet
according to 1907/2006/EC, Article 31
Trade name: Benzoyl peroxide, damped with 25% water
· Transport in bulk according to Annex II of
MARPOL73/78 and the IBC Code
· UN "Model Regulation":
15 Regulatory information
· Chemical safety assessment: A Chemical Safety Assessment has not been carried out.
16 Other information
This information is based on our present knowledge and should assist the user with the safehandling of this material when properly applied. However, this shall not constitute a guarantee forany specific product features and shall not establish a legally valid contractual relationship.
· Relevant phrases
H241 Heating may cause a fire or explosion.
H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction.
H319 Causes serious eye irritation.
Extreme risk of explosion by shock, friction, fire or other sources of ignition.
R36 Irritating to eyes.
R43 May cause sensitisation by skin contact.
R7 · Department issuing MSDS: Sales department
· Contact:
sales@agarscientific.comTel: +44 (0) 1279 813 519 · Abbreviations and acronyms:
ADR: Accord européen sur le transport des marchandises dangereuses par Route (European Agreement concerning theInternational Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road)IMDG: International Maritime Code for Dangerous GoodsIATA: International Air Transport AssociationGHS: Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of ChemicalsEINECS: European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical SubstancesELINCS: European List of Notified Chemical SubstancesCAS: Chemical Abstracts Service (division of the American Chemical Society)VOC: Volatile Organic Compounds (USA, EU)


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