ABC of Safety in the Biological Sciences



PONCEAU DE XYLIDINE (Colour Index No. 16150) C18H14N2Na2O7S2

Ponceau 2R, xylidine ponceau 2R 3RS, acid red 26, ponceau R RG G 4R 2RE NR J FR GR, scarlet R, lake ponceau, brilliant ponceau G, new ponceau 4R.
Keep away from eyes and skin.
Avoid inhalation and ingestion.
Keep away from heat or naked flames.
Keep away from strong oxidising agents.
This is a monoazo dye. There is no data available on the toxicity of this substance. The chemical formula suggests that it is toxic. Will irritate eyes and may irritate skin. inhalation or ingestion may produce the effects of toxicity.
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 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. If breathing has stopped apply artificial respiration. Seek immediate medical advice.
Ingestion - Never give anything by mouth if the victim is losing consciousness, is unconscious or convulsing. Rinse the mouth thoroughly with water. Induce vomiting preferably using Ipecac syrup. Seek immediate medical attention.
Incompatible with strong oxidising agents. heating produces toxic fumes of carbon, nitrogen and sulphur.
Store in a cool, dry atmosphere away from heat and incompatible substances.
Wear protective clothing. A long sleeved laboratory coat or gown with elasticised wrist bands, rubber gloves and safety goggles as a minimum standard. Always wash hands after handling.
Mix with a solvent and burn in a high temperature incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber.
No data available.


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