Section 1: Chemical Product and Company Identification
Product Name: Taurine
acid; 2-Aminoethylsulfonic acid; 2-Sulfoethylamine
Chemical Name: Taurine
Chemical Formula: C2-H7-N-O3-S
Section 2: Composition and Information on Ingredients Composition:
Name CAS # % by Weight
Taurine For Synthesis 107-35-7 100
Toxicological Data on Ingredients: Not
Section 3: Hazards Identification
Potential Acute Health Effects: Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of
eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation.
Potential Chronic Health Effects:
CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available.
Repeated or prolonged exposure is not known to aggravate medical
Section 4: First Aid Measures Eye Contact:
Check for and remove any contact lenses. In case of contact,
immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Cold water
may be used. Get medical attention if irritation occurs.
Skin Contact: Wash
with soap and water. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. Get medical
attention if irritation develops. Cold water may be used.
Serious Skin Contact: Not available.
inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If
breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention.
Serious Inhalation: Not available.
NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give
anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Loosen tight clothing such as a
collar, tie, belt or waistband. Get medical attention if symptoms appear.
Serious Ingestion: Not available.
Section 5: Fire and Explosion Data
Flammability of the Product: May be combustible at high temperature.
Auto-Ignition Temperature: Not available.
Flash Points: Not
Flammable Limits: Not available.
Products of Combustion: These products are carbon oxides (CO, CO2), nitrogen oxides (NO,
Fire Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:
Slightly flammable to flammable in presence of heat.
Non-flammable in presence of shocks.
Explosion Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:
Slightly explosive in presence of open flames and sparks.
Non-explosive in presence of shocks.
Fire Fighting Media and Instructions:
SMALL FIRE: Use DRY chemical powder.
LARGE FIRE: Use water spray, fog or foam. Do not use water jet.
Special Remarks on Fire Hazards: As
with most organic solids, fire is possible at elevated temperatures
Special Remarks on Explosion Hazards:
Fine dust dispersed in air in sufficient concentrations, and in the
presence of an ignition source is a potential dust explosion hazard.
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures Small Spill:
Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a convenient
waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by
spreading water on the contaminated surface and dispose of
according to local and regional authority
Large Spill: Use
a shovel to put the material into a convenient waste disposal container. Finish
cleaning by spreading water on the contaminated surface and allow to evacuate
through the sanitary system.
Section 7: Handling and Storage Precautions:
Keep away from sources of ignition. Ground all equipment containing
material. Do not ingest. Do not breathe dust. If ingested, seek medical advice
immediately and show the container or the label. Keep away from
incompatibles such as oxidizing agents.
container tightly closed. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area.
Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection Engineering
Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other
engineering controls to keep airborne levels below recommended exposure limits.
If user operations generate dust, fume or mist, use ventilation to keep exposure
to airborne contaminants below the exposure limit.
Personal Protection: Safety glasses. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an
approved/certified respirator or equivalent. Gloves.
Personal Protection in Case of a Large Spill:
Splash goggles. Full suit. Dust respirator. Boots. Gloves. A self
contained breathing apparatus should be used to avoid inhalation of the product.
Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient; consult a specialist
BEFORE handling this product.
Exposure Limits: Not available.
Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state and appearance: Solid. (Crystalline solid. Crystalline powder.)
Molecular Weight: 125.14 g/mole
pH (1% soln/water): Not available.
Boiling Point: Not available.
Melting Point: 300°C (572°F)
Critical Temperature: Not available.
Specific Gravity: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Not applicable.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Odor Threshold: Not available.
Water/Oil Dist. Coeff.: Not available.
Ionicity (in Water): Not available.
Dispersion Properties: See solubility in water.
in cold water. Solubility in water: 65 g/l
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity Data
product is stable.
Instability Temperature: Not available.
Conditions of Instability: Excess heat, dust generation, incompatible materials
Incompatibility with various substances: Reactive
with oxidizing agents.
in presence of glass.
Special Remarks on Reactivity: Not available.
Special Remarks on Corrosivity: Not available.
Polymerization: Will not occur.
Section 11: Toxicological Information
Routes of Entry: Inhalation. Ingestion.
Toxicity to Animals: Acute oral toxicity (LD50): >5000 mg/kg [Rat].
Chronic Effects on Humans: Not available.
Other Toxic Effects on Humans: Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of
ingestion, of inhalation.
Special Remarks on Toxicity to Animals: Not
Special Remarks on Chronic Effects on Humans:
May cause adverse reproductive effects and birth defects
(teratogenic) based on animal test data.
May affect genetic material (mutagenic)
Special Remarks on other Toxic Effects on Humans:
Acute Potential Health Effects: Skin: May cause skin irritation.
Eyes: May cause eye irritation.
Inhalation: May cause respiratory tract irritation. Ingestion: May
cause digestive tract irritation.
The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully
investigated. May also affect
Section 12: Ecological Information
BOD5 and COD: Not
Products of Biodegradation:
Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely.
However, long term degradation products may arise.
Toxicity of the Products of Biodegradation: The
product itself and its products of degradation are not toxic.
Special Remarks on the Products of Biodegradation: Not
Section 13: Disposal Considerations
Waste Disposal:Waste must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state and
Section 14: Transport Information
DOT Classification: Not a DOT controlled material (United States).
Identification: Not applicable.
Special Provisions for Transport: Not
Section 15: Other Regulatory Information
Federal and State Regulations: TSCA 8(b) inventory: Taurine
Other Regulations: EINECS: This product is on the European Inventory of Existing
Commercial Chemical Substances.
WHMIS (Canada): Not controlled under WHMIS (Canada).
DSCL (EEC): This
product is not classified according to the EU regulations.
S24/25- Avoid contact with skin and eyes. S26- In case of contact
with eyes, rinse
immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. S28-
After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water. S36- Wear
suitable protective clothing.
Health Hazard: 1
Fire Hazard: 1
Personal Protection: E
National Fire Protection Association (U.S.A.):
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comprehensiveness or accuracy. This document is intended only as a guide to the
appropriate precautionary handling of the material by a properly trained person
using this product. Individuals receiving the information must exercise their
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