MSDS (NBP2-29350)

Product Name HEK 293 cells (human embryonic kidney), stably transfected; Dimethyl sulfoxide
Synonyms Methyl sulfoxide; DMSO; Sulfinylbis (methane)

CAS# none
Name Cells, human origin
CAS# 67-68-5
Chemical Name Dimethyl Sulfoxide
Percent 10

Appearance: clear liquid. May be absorbed through intact skin. Hygroscopic (absorbs moisture from the air). May cause liver
and kidney damage. CAUTION! Causes eye and skin irritation. Causes respiratory tract irritation.
Target Organs: Kidneys, liver, eyes, skin, mucous membranes.
Potential Health Effects
Eye: Produces irritation, characterized by a burning sensation, redness, tearing, inflammation, and possible corneal injury.
May cause chemical conjunctivitis.
Skin: May cause irritation with burning pain, itching and redness. Substance is rapidly absorbed through the skin.
Ingestion: May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May cause liver and kidney damage. May
cause garlic smell on the breath and body.
Inhalation: May cause respiratory tract irritation. Can produce delayed pulmonary edema.
Chronic: Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause dermatitis. May cause liver and kidney damage. Effects may be

Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids.
Get medical aid.
Skin: Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and
shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
Ingestion: Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid. Do NOT induce vomiting.
If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
Inhalation: Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration.
If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid. Do NOT use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.

General Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH
(approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Vapors may form an explosive mixture with air. During a fire, irritating and
highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use water spray to keep fire-exposed containers
cool. Vapors may be heavier than air. They can spread along the ground and collect in low or confined areas. Containers
may explode when heated.
Extinguishing Media: Cool containers with flooding quantities of water until well after fire is out. Use water spray,
dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or appropriate foam.
Flash Point: 95 deg C ( 203.00 deg F)
Autoignition Temperature: 215 deg C ( 419.00 deg F)
Explosion Limits, Lower: 2.6 vol %
Upper: 42 vol %
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 1; Flammability: 1; Instability: 0

General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Absorb spill with inert material (e.g. vermiculite, sand or earth), then place in suitable container. Do not flush
into a sewer. Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Provide ventilation.

Handling: Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Use with
adequate ventilation. Wash clothing before reuse.
Storage: Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Store in a tightly closed container. Keep from contact with oxidizing
materials. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.

Engineering Controls: Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety
shower. Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name Dimethyl Sulfoxide
ACGIH None listed
NIOSH None listed
OSHA - Final PELs None listed
OSHA Vacated PELs: Dimethyl sulfoxide: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: Wear chemical goggles.
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators: A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or
European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.

Physical State: Liquid
Appearance: clear
Odor: slight odor - sulfurous odor - garlic-like odor
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: 0.4 mm Hg at 20
Vapor Density: 2.7 (air=1)
Evaporation Rate: Not available.
Viscosity: 1.1cp @ 27 deg C
Boiling Point: 189 deg C
Freezing/Melting Point: 18.4 deg C
Decomposition Temperature: > 200 deg C
Solubility: Soluble.
Specific Gravity/Density: 1.1010g/cm3
Molecular Formula: C2H6OS
Molecular Weight: 78.13

Chemical Stability: Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions.
Conditions to Avoid: Excess heat.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Strong oxidizing agents, strong acids, strong bases.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, oxides of sulfur, carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.

CAS# 67-68-5: PV6210000
CAS# 67-68-5:
Draize test, rabbit, eye: 100 mg;
Draize test, rabbit, eye: 500 mg/24H Mild;
Draize test, rabbit, skin: 500 mg/24H Mild;
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 7920 mg/kg;
Oral, rat: LD50 = 14500 mg/kg;
Skin, rat: LD50 = 40 gm/kg; Carcinogenicity
CAS# 67-68-5: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No information available.
Teratogenicity: No information available.
Reproductive Effects: No information available.
Neurotoxicity: No information available.
Mutagenicity: No information available.
Other Studies: See actual entry in RTECS for complete information.

Ecotoxicity: No data available. No information available.
Environmental: Terrestrial: Expected to be mobile in soil, due to its high water solubility. Some volatilization from dry soil and
surfaces may be expected. Aquatic: Dimethyl sulfoxide disproportionates in water to dimethyl sulfide and dimethyl sulfone, a
reaction catalyzed by light. Atmospheric: Exists primarily in the vapor phase and be removed by both wet and dry deposition.
It will react with photochemically-produced hydroxyl radicals with a half-life of about 7 hr. DMSO is very difficult to biodegrade.
Physical: No information available.

Chemical waste generators must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified as a hazardous waste. US EPA
guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR Parts 261.3. Additionally, waste generators must consult
state and local hazardous waste regulations to ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed
RCRA U-Series: None listed

Store at 2-8 degrees C in well-sealed container. Store away from strong oxidizing agents.
This product is intended for research use only.

For R&D use only. Not for drug, household or other uses.

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guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the
product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the
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