ABC of Safety in the Biological Sciences - Alizarin Red S

 

ABC of Safety in the Biological Sciences

 


 

ALIZARIN RED S (Colour Index No. 58005) C14H7O7SN2

SYNONYMS
Alizarin carmine, diamond red W, alizarin red water soluble.
GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
Keep away from eyes and skin.
Avoid inhalation and ingestion.
Keep away from heat or naked flames.
Keep away from strong oxidising agents.
CHARACTERISTICS
Gold to brown solid. Hydroxyanthraquinine dye.
HEALTH HAZARD DATA
Combustible solid. In sufficient quantity this dye is capable of creating a dust explosion. The exposure limits for this dye have not been established. Eye contact will cause irritation.
TREATMENTS
Skin - Immediately wash the affected area with soap or mild detergent and large amounts of water until all evidence of the chemical has been removed (approximately 15 minutes). If irritation persists or dermatitis develops seek medical advice. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes and decontaminate before re-use.
Eyes - Immediately wash the affected eye with large amounts of water until all evidence of the chemical has been removed (approximately 15 minutes). If irritation or pain persists seek immediate medical attention.
Inhalation - Remove from the area of exposure to fresh air. Keep warm and allow to rest. Seek medical advice.
Ingestion - Never give anything by mouth if the victim is losing consciousness, is unconscious or convulsing. Rinse the mouth thoroughly with water. Give water to drink. Seek immediate medical advice.
INCOMPATIBILITY
Incompatible with strong oxidising agents. Heating produces toxic oxides of carbon and sulphur.
STORAGE
Store in a cool, dry atmosphere away from heat and incompatible substances.
HANDLING
Wear protective clothing. A long sleeved laboratory coat or gown with elasticised wrist bands, rubber gloves and safety goggles as a minimum standard.
DISPOSAL
Dispose of by high temperature incineration.
ENVIRONMENT
No data available.

 


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