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              M A T E R I A L   S A F E T Y   D A T A   S H E E T               
	   	                  CAFFEINE                                                         

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                      SECTION I - Product Identification                        
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 PRODUCT NAME:     CAFFEINE
 FORMULA:          C8H10N4O2
 FORMULA WT:         194.19
 CAS NO.:          00058-08-2
 NIOSH/RTECS NO.:  EV6475000
 COMMON SYNONYMS:  1,3,7-TRIMETHYLXANTHINE
 PRODUCT CODES:    E268
 
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                            Precautionary Labeling                              
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BAKER SAF-T-DATA(TM) SYSTEM
                      HEALTH        -  2
                      FLAMMABILITY  -  1
                      REACTIVITY    -  0
                      CONTACT       -  1
LABORATORY PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
SAFETY GLASSES; LAB COAT
PRECAUTIONARY LABEL STATEMENTS
                                   WARNING
                             HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED
AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES, SKIN, CLOTHING.
KEEP IN TIGHTLY CLOSED CONTAINER.  WASH THOROUGHLY AFTER HANDLING.
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                       SECTION II - Hazardous Components                        
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                          COMPONENT                              %      CAS NO.
CAFFEINE                                                      90-100    58-08-2
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                          SECTION III - Physical Data                           
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BOILING POINT:    N/A                              VAPOR PRESSURE(MM HG): N/A
MELTING POINT:      237 C (   459 F)               VAPOR DENSITY(AIR=1):  N/A
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: N/A                              EVAPORATION RATE:      N/A
   (H2O=1)                                            (BUTYL ACETATE=1)
SOLUBILITY(H2O):     SLIGHT (0.1 TO 1 %)           % VOLATILES BY VOLUME: 0
APPEARANCE & ODOR:  WHITE ODORLESS POWDER OR CRYSTALS.
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                  SECTION IV - Fire and Explosion Hazard Data                   
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FLASH POINT:     N/A
FIRE EXTINGUISHING MEDIA
     USE EXTINGUISHING MEDIA APPROPRIATE FOR SURROUNDING FIRE.
SPECIAL FIRE-FIGHTING PROCEDURES
     FIREFIGHTERS SHOULD WEAR PROPER PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND SELF-CONTAINED
     BREATHING APPARATUS WITH FULL FACEPIECE OPERATED IN POSITIVE PRESSURE MODE
TOXIC GASES PRODUCED
     NITROGEN OXIDES
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                        SECTION V - Health Hazard Data                          
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TOXICITY:   LD50 (ORAL-RAT)(MG/KG)               -  192
            LD50 (IPR-RAT)(MG/KG)                -  260
            LD50 (IV-RAT) (MG/KG)                -  105
EFFECTS OF OVEREXPOSURE
     NO EFFECTS OF OVEREXPOSURE WERE DOCUMENTED.
EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES
     CALL A PHYSICIAN.
     IF SWALLOWED, IF CONSCIOUS, IMMEDIATELY INDUCE VOMITING.
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                         SECTION VI - Reactivity Data                           
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STABILITY:  STABLE                 HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION:  WILL NOT OCCUR
CONDITIONS TO AVOID:    HEAT
INCOMPATIBLES:          STRONG ACIDS, STRONG BASES
DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: OXIDES OF NITROGEN
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                  SECTION VII - Spill and Disposal Procedures                   
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STEPS TO BE TAKEN IN THE EVENT OF A SPILL OR DISCHARGE
     WEAR SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS AND FULL PROTECTIVE CLOTHING.
     WITH CLEAN SHOVEL, CAREFULLY PLACE MATERIAL INTO CLEAN, DRY CONTAINER AND
     COVER; REMOVE FROM AREA.  FLUSH SPILL AREA WITH WATER.
DISPOSAL PROCEDURE
     DISPOSE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL
     ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS.
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                      SECTION VIII - Protective Equipment                       
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VENTILATION:             USE ADEQUATE GENERAL OR LOCAL EXHAUST VENTILATION
                         TO KEEP FUME OR DUST LEVELS AS LOW AS POSSIBLE.
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION:  NONE REQUIRED WHERE ADEQUATE VENTILATION
                         CONDITIONS EXIST.  IF AIRBORNE CONCENTRATION IS
                         HIGH, USE AN APPROPRIATE RESPIRATOR OR DUST MASK.
EYE/SKIN PROTECTION:     SAFETY GLASSES WITH SIDESHIELDS, PROPER GLOVES ARE
                         RECOMMENDED.
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                 SECTION IX - Storage and Handling Precautions                  
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SAF-T-DATA(TM) STORAGE COLOR CODE:     ORANGE
SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
     KEEP CONTAINER TIGHTLY CLOSED.  SUITABLE FOR ANY GENERAL CHEMICAL STORAGE
     AREA.
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          SECTION X - Transportation Data and Additional Information            
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DOMESTIC (D.O.T.)
PROPER SHIPPING NAME     CHEMICALS, N.O.S.
INTERNATIONAL (I.M.O.)
PROPER SHIPPING NAME     CHEMICALS, N.O.S.
 
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