Material Safety Data Sheet

Revision Number:1.1
Revision Date:03-Aug-2004

Product and Company Identification

 
Product Name:5,5'-dithiobis-(2-nitrobenzoic acid) (DTNB; Ellman's reagent)
Catalog Number:D8451
Unit Size:10 g
Manufacturer/Supplier:Molecular Probes, Inc.
29851 Willow Creek Road, Eugene, OR 97402-9132, USA
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Phone: (541)465-8300 · Fax: (541)335-0305 · Web: http://probes.invitrogen.com
Technical Assistance: (541)335-0353 · E-mail: probestech@invitrogen.com
Emergency Information:DO NOT USE, this is a dummy placeholder document and IS NOT TO BE DISTRIBUTED

Composition / Information on Ingredients

 
  • 5,5'-dithiobis-(2-nitrobenzoic acid) (DTNB; Ellman's reagent)
               
Molecular Formula:C14H8N2O8S2
Molecular Weight:396.35
CAS Number/Name:69-78-3 / Benzoic acid, 3,3'-dithiobis(6-nitro)-

Hazards Identification

 
Emergency Overview:  Caution - substance not yet fully tested. To our knowledge, the hazards of this material have not been thoroughly investigated. We recommend handling all chemicals with caution.
Potential Health Effects
Inhalation:Not hazardous
Ingestion:Not hazardous
Skin:Not hazardous
Eyes:Not hazardous
Chronic Exposures:Not determined
Target Organs:Not determined

First Aid Measures

 
Potentially harmful. Avoid prolonged or repeated exposure. Wash thoroughly after handling. If eye or skin contact occurs, wash affected area with water for 15 minutes and seek medical advice. If inhaled, move individual to fresh air and seek medical advice. If swallowed, seek medical advice.

Fire Fighting Measures

 
Use dry chemical powder or appropriate foam extinguisher.

Accidental Release Measures

 
Use appropriate protective equipment and methods to clean up spilled substances promptly. Absorb spill onto an appropriate material. Collect and dispose of all waste in accordance with applicable laws.

Handling and Storage

 
Desiccation recommended.

Exposure Controls / Personal Protection

 
Wear appropriate gloves, protective clothing and eyewear and follow safe laboratory practices.
ACGIH/OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit Data:  Not determined

Physical and Chemical Properties

 
Form:Solid
Odor:Not determined
Solubility in Water:Low
Specific Gravity:Not determined
pH:Not determined
Boiling Point:Not determined
Melting Point:Not determined
Flash Point:Not determined
Vapor Pressure:Not determined

Stability and Reactivity

 
Thermal Decomposition:  No decomposition if used according to specifications.
Dangerous Reactions:  No dangerous reactions identified.
Dangerous Products of Decomposition:  No dangerous decomposition products identified.

Toxicological Information

 
RTECS Number:DG9650000
Toxicity:LD50: 2.1 g/kg, intraperitoneal, mouse.
Health Hazards:See Toxicity information above.
Potential Hazards:See Toxicity information above.
Carcinogenicity:Not listed by NTP, IARC or OSHA.

Ecological Information

 
Do not allow product to reach ground water, water course, or sewage system.

Disposal Considerations

 
Consult local, state or national regulations for proper disposal.

Transport Information

 
Hazard Class:Not determined
Identification Number:Not determined
Packing Group:Not classified
Proper Shipping Name (Technical Name):  Not determined

Regulations

 
US Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA):  Listed
US Other:  Not applicable
EEC EINECS Number:  Not identified
EEC Risk Statements:  None identified
Other Country Regulations:  None identified

Other Information

 
This material is sold for research purposes only. It is not intended for food, drug, household, agricultural or cosmetic use. Its use must be supervised by a technically qualified individual experienced in handling potentially hazardous chemicals. The above information is correct to the best of our knowledge. Users should make independent decisions regarding completeness of the information based on all sources available. Molecular Probes shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or contact with the above product.