Material Safety Data Sheet

Product Identification

Synonyms:                 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine
CAS No.:                      58-08-2 Molecular
Weight:                        194.19
Chemical Formula:   C8H10N4O2
HS Codes:                   29 39 30 00

Composition/Information on Ingredients

Ingredient :    Caffeine
CAS No :         58-08-2
Percent :        100%
Hazardous :   YES

Hazards Identification

Emergency Overview


Health Rating: 2 – Moderate
Flammability Rating : 1 – Slight
Reactivity Rating: 0 – None
Contact Rating: 1 – Slight
Lab Protective Equip : GOGGLES; LAB COAT
Storage Color Code : Orange (General Storage)


Inhalation of dust may irritate the mucous membranes and respiratory tract. High concentrations may produce effects paralleling ingestion.

Toxic. The adult mean lethal dose is approximately 10 gm. Large doses may produce palpitation, excitement, insomnia, dizziness, headache and vomiting.

Skin Contact:
Causes irritation to skin. Symptoms include redness, itching, and pain.

Eye Contact:
Causes irritation, redness, and pain.

Chronic Exposure:
Excessive use of caffeine may lead to digestive disturbances, constipation, palpitations, shortness of breath and depressed mental states.Possible teratogen. May cause congenital malformation in the fetus.

Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions:
No information found.

First Aid Measures

Remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention.

Induce vomiting immediately as directed by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical attention.

Skin Contact:
Immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical attention. Wash clothing before reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse.

Eye Contact:
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, lifting lower and upper eyelids occasionally. Get medical attention immediately.

Fire Fighting Measures

As with most organic solids, fire is possible at elevated temperatures or by contact with an ignition source.

Fine dust dispersed in air in sufficient concentrations, and in the presence of an ignition source is a potential dust explosion hazard.

Fire Extinguishing Media:
Water spray, dry chemical, alcohol foam, or carbon dioxide.

Special Information:
In the event of a fire, wear full protective clothing and NIOSH-approved self-contained breathing apparatus with full face piece operated in the pressure demand or other positive pressure mode

Accidental Release Measures
Remove all sources of ignition. Ventilate area of leak or spill. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment as specified in Section 8. Spills: Clean up spills in a manner that does not disperse dust into the air. Use non-sparking tools and equipment. Reduce airborne dust and prevent scattering by moistening with water. Pick up spill for recovery or disposal and place in a closed container.

Handling and Storage
Keep in a tightly closed container, stored in a cool, dry, ventilated area. Protect against physical damage. Containers of this material may be hazardous when empty since they retain product residues (dust, solids); observe all warnings and precautions listed for the product

Exposure Controls/Personal Protection

Airborne Exposure Limits:
None established.

Ventilation System:
A system of local and/or general exhaust is recommended to keep employee exposures as low as possible. Local exhaust ventilation is generally preferred because it can control the emissions of the contaminant at its source, preventing dispersion of it into the general work area. Please refer to the ACGIH document, Industrial Ventilation, A Manual of Recommended Practices, most recent edition, for details.

Personal Respirators (NIOSH Approved):
For conditions of use where exposure to the dust or mist is apparent, a half-face dust/mist respirator may be worn. For emergencies or instances where the exposure levels are not known, use a full-face positive-pressure, air-supplied respirator. WARNING: Air-purifying respirators do not protect workers in oxygen-deficient atmospheres.

Skin Protection:
Wear impervious protective clothing, including boots, gloves, lab coat, apron or coveralls, as appropriate, to prevent skin contact.

Eye Protection:
Use chemical safety goggles and/or full face shield where dusting or splashing of solutions is possible. Maintain eye wash fountain and quick-drench facilities in work area.

Physical and Chemical Properties

Appearance White powder.
Odor Odorless.
Solubility 1 gm in 46 mls water.
Specific Gravity 1.23
pH 5.5-6.5 (1% aqueous solution)
% Volatiles by volume @ 21C (70F) 0
Boiling Point 178°C (sublimes)
Melting Point 235°C – 237.5°C (460F)
Vapor Density (Air=1) No information found.
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg) No information found.
Evaporation Rate (BuAc=1) No information found.

Stability and Reactivity

Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage.

Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Burning may produce carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides.

Hazardous Polymerization:
Will not occur.

Incompatible with strong oxidizers, iodine silver salts, tannins, and with strong solutions of caustic alkalis.

Conditions to Avoid:
Heat, flames, ignition sources and incompatibles. Toxicological Information

Toxicological Data:
Oral rat LD50: 192 mg/kg. Investigated as a tumorigen, mutagen, reproductive effector.

Reproductive Toxicity:
May cause teratogenic effects.

Cancer Lists

Ingredient Known Anticipated IARC Category
Caffeine (58-08-2) No No 3

Ecological Information

Environmental Fate:
When released into the soil, this material may biodegrade to a moderate extent. When released into water, this material may biodegrade to a moderate extent. This material is not expected to significantly bioaccumulate.

Environmental Toxicity:
No information found

Disposal Considerations
Whatever cannot be saved for recovery or recycling should be managed in an appropriate and approved waste disposal facility. Processing, use or contamination of this product may change the waste management options. State and local disposal regulations may differ from federal disposal regulations. Dispose of container and unused contents in accordance with federal, state and local requirements.

Transport Information

Hazard Classification : ORM – E
Identification No. : NA 9188
Other Shipping Regulations : None ; no limit with passenger or cargo aircraft
Exception : None .
Specific Requirement : 173.1300 in Hazardous Material Regulation of the Department of Transportation ( 1981 )

Regulatory Information

Australian Hazchem Code : No information found
Poison Schedule : No information found
WHMIS : This MSDS has been prepared according to the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) and the MSDS contains all of the information required by the CPR.

Product Use
Central stimulant , veterinary-cardiac and respiratory stimulant and diuretic .

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