Material Safety Data Sheet

Product No. 16051 Aquadag® E Colloidal Graphite                                                         

Issue Date (07-25-05)

Review Date (08-07-06)

Section 1: Product and Company Identification

Product Name: Aquadag® E Colloidal Graphite

Synonym: Pelco® Conductive Graphite (Water based)

Company Name

Ted Pella, Inc. and PELCO International, P.O. Box 492477, Redding, CA 96049-2477
Domestic Phone  (800) 237-3526 (Mon-Thu. 6:00AM to 4:30PM PST; Fri 6:00AM to 4:00PM PST)

International Phone (01) (530) 243-2200 (Mon-Thu. 6:00AM to 4:30PM PST; Fri 6:00AM to 4:00PM PST)

Chemtrec Emergency Number 1-800-424-9300 24 hrs a day.

Section 2: Composition / Information on Ingredients

Principle Hazardous Component(s)
(chemical and common name(s)) (Cas. No)




TLV mg/m3




(7732-18-5) Water







(7782-42-5) Graphite







(1336-21-6) Ammonium Hydroxide


25.0 PPM





Section 3: Hazard Identification
Emergency overview

Appearance: Thixotropic Black Paste.

Immediate effects: NIF

Potential health effects

Primary Routes of entry: Inhalation, ingestion.
Signs and Symptoms of Overexposure: ND
Eyes: This product contains a chemical or chemicals which may be corrosive and cause irreversible eye damage.

Skin: This product contains a chemical or chemicals which are corrosive to the skin. Excessive skin contact will result in chemical burns. The components of this product are not expected to be absorbed through the skin.

Ingestion: Harmful or fatal if swallowed

Inhalation: Vapors and mists irritate eyes, nose and throat. Dusts generated from sanding and grinding on surfaces coated with this product may be harmful if inhaled. Vapors and mists generated from this product may be harmful if inhaled.

Chronic Exposure: This product contains graphite which can accumulate in lung tissue after long-term exposure to the dust. The potential for such exposure from the use of this product is very limited.

Chemical Listed As Carcinogen Or Potential Carcinogen: None

See Toxicological Information (Section11)

Potential environmental effects

See Ecological Information (Section 12)

Section 4: First Aid Measures
If accidental overexposure is suspected

Eye(s) Contact: If this product is splashed into the eyes, flush eyes immediately with plenty of water for at least 30 minutes. Consult a poison center, emergency room or eye specialist for additional information and guidance.

Skin Contact: If excessive skin contact with this product occurs, flush immediately with plenty of water, followed by waterless hand cleaner and washing with soap and water if the material appears to adhere to the skin. Consult a poison center,

emergency room or physician for additional information and guidance.

Inhalation: If excessive amounts of vapors or mists from this product are inhaled, remove to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration and other supportive measures as required. Consult a poison center, emergency room or lung specialist for additional information and guidance.

Ingestion: If swallowed, give 1 or 2 glasses of water, but do not induce vomiting.

Note to physician

Treatment: NIF

Medical Conditions generally Aggravated by Exposure: NIF

Section 5: Fire Fighting Measures
Flash Point: NA
Flammable Limits: NA

Auto-ignition point: ND
Fire Extinguishing Media: Small Fire Fighting Instructions: Use extinguishing media appropriate for surrounding fire.

Large Fire Fighting Instructions: Use extinguishing media appropriate for surrounding fire.

General Fire Fighting Instructions: Move container from fire area if you can do it without risk. Apply cooling

water to sides of containers that are exposed to flames until well after fire is out. Stay away from ends of tanks.

Fire Fighting Equipment: As in any fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and full protective gear.

Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Move container from fire area if you can do it without risk. Apply cooling

water to sides of containers that are exposed to flames until well after fire is out. Stay away from ends of tanks.

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: Material can splatter above 100O C/212O F. Dried product can burn.

Container may explode in heat of fire.

Hazardous combustion products: Oxides of carbon and nitrogen.

DOT Class: None

Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
Steps to be Taken in Case Material is Released or Spilled: Small Spills: Take up with sand, earth or other noncombustible absorbent material. Large Spills: Dike far ahead of liquid spill for later disposal.

Waste Disposal Methods: Dispose of waste according to Federal, State and Local Regulations. (See Section 13)

Section 7: Handling and Storage
Precautions to be Taken in Handling and Storage: Keep container closed. Loosen closure cautiously before opening. Store in a cool and well ventilated place away from incompatible materials. Empty containers may retain hazardous properties. Follow all MSDS/Label warnings even after container is emptied.

Storage temperature: Ambient: Keep from freezing.

Storage Pressure: Atmospheric

Section 8: Exposure Controls / Personal Protection
Engineering Controls

Ventilation required: Overexposures to vapors and mists may be prevented by ensuring ventilation controls, local exhaust and/or fresh air entry.

Personal Protection Equipment

Respiratory protection: Use fume hood. NIOSH/MSHA Schedule TC-23C- air purifying or a Schedule TC-19C- air supplied respirator may also be used to reduce exposures. Read the manufacturer’s instructions and literature carefully to determine the type(s) of airborne contaminant(s) against which the respirator is effective and how it is to be properly fitted.

Protective gloves: Wear protective gloves
Skin protection: Due to the potentially severe nature of the effects from skin contact with this material, all exposed skin surfaces should be covered with impermeable clothing such as aprons, disposable suits and gloves. This protective equipment should be constructed of material(s) which are appropriate to prevent contact with the chemicals listed in the ingredient section of the MSDS.

Eye protection: Due to the severe nature of the eye irritation from contact due to splashing or spraying of liquid or from airborne particles or vapors, vapor tight chemical-type splash goggles and/or a full face shield should be worn when handling this product.

Additional clothing and/or equipment: ND

Exposure Guidelines

See Composition/Information on Ingredients (Section2)

Section 9 Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance and Physical State: Thixotropic Black Paste,

Odor (threshold): Ammoniacal.

Specific Gravity (H2O=1): 1.12

Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): 17.00 mm Hg at 20O C

Vapor Density (air=1): As water.

Percent Volatile by volume: ND

Viscosity (CPS): 6500-9000


Evaporation Rate (butyl acetate=1): As water

Boiling Point: 212O F

Freezing point / melting point: 32O F
pH: 10.0 to 10.5
Solubility in Water: Miscible
Molecular Weight:  NA, Mixture.

Section 10: Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Stable
Conditions to Avoid: Freezing  and incompatible materials.

Materials to Avoid (Incompatibility): Strong oxidizers
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Oxides of carbon and nitrogen
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.

Section 11: Toxicological Information

Results of component toxicity test performed: ND

Human experience: ND

This product does not contain any compounds listed by NTP or IARC or regulated by OSHA as a carcinogen.

Section 12: Ecological Information

Ecological Information: ND

Chemical Fate Information: ND

Section 13 Disposal Considerations

RCRA 40 CFR 261 Classification: NIF. Care must be taken to prevent environmental contamination from the use of this

material. The user of this material has the responsibility to dispose of unused material, residues and containers in compliance with all relevant local, state and federal laws and regulations regarding treatment, storage and disposal for hazardous and non-hazardous wastes.

Federal, State and local laws governing disposal of materials can differ. Ensure proper disposal compliance with proper authorities before disposal.

Section 14: Transportation Information

US DOT Information: Not regulated

IATA:  Not regulated

IMO: Not regulated



Marine Pollutant: None

Canadian TDG: Not regulated


Section 15: Regulatory Information

United States Federal Regulations

MSDS complies with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Rule 29, CFR 1910.1200.


SARA Title III: Section 313 Information (40 CFR 372): This product contains a chemical which is listed in Section 313 at or above DE MINIMIS concentration. The following listed chemicals are present:  

CAS Number        Description                          Percent

1336-21-6           Ammonium Hydroxide          1.58


TSCA: All components of this product are listed or are excluded from listing

on the U.S. Toxic Substances Control ACT (TSCA) Chemical Substance Inventory.


State Regulations

California Proposition 65: None

International Regulations

Canada WHMIS: All components of this product are listed or are excluded from listing

on the Canadian Domestic Substances List (DSL) Inventory.

Europe EINECS Numbers: NIF


Section 16: Other Information

Label Information:

European Risk and Safety Phrases: NIF

European symbols needed: NIF

Canadian WHMIS Symbols: NIF

Hazard Rating: Health: ND; Fire: ND; Reactivity: ND
(0=least, 1=Slight, 2=Moderate, 3=High, 4=Extreme)

Abbreviations used in this document

NE= Not established

NA= Not applicable

NIF= No Information Found

ND= No Data

Ted Pella, Inc. makes no warranty of any kind regarding the information furnished herein. Users should independently determine the suitability and completeness of information from all sources. While this data is presented in good faith and believed to be accurate, it should be considered only as a supplement to other information gathered by the user. It is the User's responsibility to assure the proper use and disposal of these materials as well as the safety and health of all personnel who may work with or otherwise come in contact with these materials.


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