Material Safety Data Sheet

(in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006)

Version: 01
Revision Date: 12 Jan 2021

Replacement of version of:


SECTION 1: Identification of the substance/mixture and of the company/undertaking

1.1 Product identifier


1.2 Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against

Recommended use: Use as an active ingredient in cosmetic, hygiene and color products.

1.3 Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet Identification of the company

bpc specialties GmbH
Erlenstraße 65
46149 Oberhausen
Postfach 101202
52012 Aachen

e-mail-address of the competent person responsible for this Safety Data Sheet:

1.4 Emergency telephone number

Giftinformationszentrum-Nord der Länder Bremen, Hamburg, Niedersachsen und Schleswig-Holstein (GIZ-Nord)
Universitätsmedizin Göttingen – Georg-August-Universität
Telephone: +49-551-19240(24 h, Monday – Sunday)

SECTION 2: Hazards identification

2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture

The mixture does not meet the criteria for a classification as hazardous in accordance with the current version of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008

2.2 Label elements

Hazard pictogram(s): Corrosive, Serious health hazard, health hazard

Product identifier: Not requeret
Hazard statements: Not required
Precautionary statements: Not required
Supplemental label for certain mixtures: Not required

SECTION 3: Composition/information on ingredients

3.2 Mixtures

3.2.1 Chemical characterisation

The product is a complex of betaine Salicylate (INCI Name) with an active content of 38wt%.

INCI: Aqua, Betaine Salicylate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine

3.2.2 Substances presenting a health/environmental hazard within the meaning of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008

The mixture does not contain substances above cut-off values in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 above which this substances shall be indicated under this point.

3.2.3 Substances for which Union workplace exposure limits have been assigned and which are not already included under point 3.2.2 (see also Section 8.)

No substances.

3.3 Additional information


SECTION 4: First aid measures

4.1 Description of first aid measures

General information
Change contaminated clothing.

In case of inhalation
Take affected person to fresh air.
Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell.

In case of contact with skin
After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water and soap.
By continuous complaints seek medical advice.

In case of contact with eyes
In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of flowing water for 10 to 15 minutes holding eyelids apart. Consult an ophthalmologist if irritation develops.
Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do.

In case of ingestion
Rinse mouth immediately. Spit out liquid (only if the person is conscious).
Let water be swallowed in little sips (dilution effect). Do not induce vomiting.
Take medical treatment immediately.

4.2 Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

No symptoms and effects known.

4.3 Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

Treat symptomatically. No information available.

SECTION 5: Firefighting measures

5.1 Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media
Co-ordinate fire-fighting measures to the fire surroundings.

Unsuitable extinguishing media
Co-ordinate fire-fighting measures to the fire surroundings.

5.2 Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

In case of fires, hazardous combustion gases are formed: carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and chlorine.

5.3 Advice for firefighters

Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus.
Collect contaminated fire extinguishing water separately. Do not allow entering drains.

SECTION 6: Accidental release measures

6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

For non-emergency personnel
Ensure adequate ventilation. Avoid breathing vapours/aerosols.
Avoid prolonged or repeated contact with eyes and skin.
Use personal protective clothing. Keep away from unprotected people.

For emergency responders
For suitable fabric for personal protective clothing see Section 8.

6.2 Environmental precautions

Do not discharge into the drains/surface waters/groundwater.

6.3 Methods and material for containment and cleaning up

For large amounts: collect spilled product, dike, and pump into suitable containers.
For residues: pick up with non-combustible adsorbent (e.g. sand, diatomite, acid binders, universal bindingagents, sawdust).
Dispose of absorbed material in accordance with the local regulations. Send in suitable containers for recovery or disposal.

6.4 Reference to other sections

For personal protective equipment see also Section 8. For disposal considerations see also Section 13.

SECTION 7: Handling and storage

7.1 Precautions for safe handling

Advice on safe handling
Provide good room ventilation. Prevent formation of aerosols.
Comply with the minimum standards in accordance with TRGS 5001.

Advice on general occupational hygiene
Change contaminated clothing.
Avoid breathing vapours/aerosols. Avoid prolonged or repeated contact with eyes and skin.
At work do not eat, drink, smoke or take drugs.
After worktime and before breaks the affected skin areas must be thoroughly cleaned.

7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Advice on protection against fire and explosion
No special measures necessary.

Requirements for storage rooms and vessels
Keep container tightly closed. Store in a cool, dry and well-ventilated place.
Protect from sunlight.

Advice on storage compatibility
Do not store together with strong oxidising agents.
The information about joint storage given in Table 2 of TRGS 5101 must be observed.

Storage class
LGK 10 (Combustible liquids) in accordance with TRGS 5101.

7.3 Specific end uses(s)

The product is only intended for the uses mentioned under subsection 1.2.

SECTION 8: Exposure controls/personal protection

8.1 Control parameters

Occupational exposure limit values
The product does not contain substances for which exposure limit values have been assigned.

8.2 Exposure controls

Appropriate engineering controls
Technical measures and appropriate working operations should be given priority over the use of personal protective equipment.
See also subsection 7.1.

Individual protection measures, such as personal protective equipment
Personal protective equipment needs to be selected specifically for the workplace, depending onconcentrations and quantities of the hazardous substances handled. In the cases of special applications,it is recommended to check the chemical resistance with the manufacturer/supplier of the personal protective equipment.

Eye/face protection
Tightly fitting safety glasses in accordance with EN 166.

Hand protection
In case of operations where prolonged or repeated skin contact is possible, wear suitable protective gloves.
Chemical protective gloves needs to be selected specifically for the workplace, depending on concentrations and quantities of the hazardous substances handled.
Information on appropriate protective gloves is currently not available. In the cases of special applications,it is recommended to check the chemical resistance with the manufacturer of the gloves.
The protective gloves to be used must comply with the specifications of the standard EN 374.

Body protection
Closed work clothing.

Respiratory protection
With correct and proper use, and under normal conditions, respiratory protection is not required.
In case of inadequate ventilation, and in case of formation of vapours/mist/aerosols, wear respiratory protection. Information on appropriate respirator protection is currently not available. The limitations in wearing time according to the DGUV Regel 112-1902 (rule of the German employers’ liability insurance association) for the use of respirators have to observed.

Thermal hazards
Not relevant.

Environmental exposure controls
See Sections 6. and 7.

SECTION 9: Physical and chemical properties

9.1 Information on basic physical and chemical properties

Physical state: hydrogel

Colour: according to product specification

Odour: slight, characteristic suit

Odour threshold: no data available

pH value: approx. 3,5

Melting point/freezing point (°C): not determined

Boiling point and boiling range (°C): 100

Flash point (°C), closed cup: > 100

Evaporation rate: not determined

Flammability (solid, gas): not relevant

Upper flammability or explosive limit: not determined

Lower flammability or explosive limit: not determined

Vapour pressure (20°C) (hPa): not determined

Vapour density (20°C): not determined

Density (g/cm2): not determined

Relative density: not determined

Solubility in water (20°C): completely miscible

Soluble in Oil: completely miscible

Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water: not determined

Auto-ignition temperature (°C): not selfigniting

Decomposition temperature (°C): not determined

Dynamic viscosity (25°C) (mPas): not determined

Explosive properties: not explosive

Oxidising properties: not relevant

9.2 Other information


SECTION 10: Stability and reactivity

10.1 Reactivity

No data available for the product.

10.2 Chemical stability

The product is stable under normal ambient and anticipated storage and handling conditions of
temperature and pressure.

10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions

Not given.

10.4 Conditions to avoid

Not given.

10.5 Incompatible materials

Not given.

10.6 Hazardous decomposition products

When used as intended, no hazardous decomposition products known.
For hazardous combustion products see subsection 5.2.

SECTION 11: Toxicological information

11.1 Information on toxicological effects

Acute oral toxicity
LD50 rat, oral (mg/kg): 13,7 g/kg

Acute dermal toxicity
Not given

Acute inhalation toxicity
Not given

Skin corrosion/irritation
Not given

Serious eye damage/irritation
Eye irritation (rabbit): Hazardous in case of eye contact (irritant).

Respiratory or skin sensitisation
No sensitising effects known.

Germ cell mutagenicity
The hydrogel does not contain substances classified as germ cell mutagens.

The hydrogel does not contain substances classified as carcinogenic.

Reproductive toxicity
The hydrogel does not contain substances classified as toxic for the reproduction.

Specific target organ toxicity (STOT) – single exposure
The hydrogel does not contain substances classified as being a specific target organ toxicant after single exposure.

Specific target organ toxicity (STOT) – repeated exposure
The hydrogel does not contain substances classified as being a specific target organ toxicant after repeated exposure.

Aspiration hazard
The hydrogel does not contain aspiration toxicants.

Symptoms related to the physical, chemical and toxicological characteristics
No symptoms known.

Delayed and immediate effects as well as chronic effects from short and long-term exposure
The hydrogel has not been tested.

SECTION12: Ecologicalinformation

12.1  Toxicity

Acute toxicity for fish:
LC50 (mg/l/96 h): No data available.

Acute toxicity for Daphnia:
EC50 (mg/l/48 h): No data available.

Acute toxicity for algae:
EC50 (mg/l/72 h): No data available.

Acute toxicity for bacteria:
No data available.

Behaviour in sewage treatment plants:
The behaviour of the product in sewage treatment plants has not been tested.

12.2  Persistence and degradability

The product has not been tested.

Chemical oxygen demand (COD):
No data are available.

Biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5):
No data are available.

Not to apply.

12.3  Bioaccumulative potential

The product has not been tested.

12.4  Mobility in soil

The product has not been tested.

12.5  Results of PBT and vPvB assessment

The mixture does not contain any substances classified as PBT/vPvB in a concentration of 0.1% or more.

12.6  Other adverse effects

Ozone depletion potential:
No data available.

Photochemical ozone creation potential:
No data available.

Global warming potential:
No data available.
The product is classified as slightly hazardous to water.

Contains according to the formulation following compounds of directives 2006/11/EC and 80/68/EEC:

SECTION13: Disposalconsiderations

13.1 Waste treatment methods

Waste disposal according to official state regulations. Sewage disposal must be avoided.
Consult the local waste disposal expert about waste disposal.

Disposal operations/recovery operations according to Directive 2008/98/EC

Disposal operations: D 9 Physico-chemical treatment
Recovery operations: R 3 Recycling/reclamation of organic substances which are not used as solvents.

Properties of waste which render it hazardous in accordance with Annex III of Directive 2008/98/EC
Not relevant.

Waste disposal in accordance with European Waste Catalogue

Waste disposal corresponding to European Waste Catalogue. Wastes must be classified with respect to their origin and depending on different processing steps. The waste codes mentioned as follows are only constituted as our recommendations. Referring to the particular case they should be completed or revised.
Off-specification batches and unused products:
EC waste code: 16 03 06
Waste notation: Organic wastes other than those mentioned in 16 03 05
Discarded chemicals:
EC waste code: 160509
Waste notation: Discarded chemicals other than those mentioned in 16 05 06, 16 05 07 or 16 05 08

Contaminated packaging
Contaminated packaging should be emptied as far as possible and after appropriate cleansing may be taken for reuse.

Recommended cleansing agent
No information available.

Packaging that cannot be cleaned
EC waste code: 15 01 01 / 15 01 02
Waste notation: Paper and cardboard packaging / Plastic packaging

SECTION14: Transportinformation

14.1  UN number

No dangerous good in accordance with the UN Model Regulations (ADR/RID/ADN/IMDG/ICAO/IATA).

14.2  UN proper shipping name

Not relevant.

14.3  Transport hazard class(es)

Not relevant.

14.4  Packing group

Not relevant.

14.5  Environmental hazards

Not relevant.

14.6  Special precautions for user

Not relevant.

14.7  Transport in bulk according to Annex II of Marpol and the IBC Code

Not relevant

SECTION15: Regulatoryinformation

15.1 Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture

Information regarding relevant Union safety, health and environmental provisions

Information regarding national laws/national measures that may be relevant (for Germany only)
Restriction of occupation: Not relevant
Major-accident regulation: Not relevant
Fire and explosion hazards: Not relevant
Regulation on clean air (TA Luft): Not relevant
Water hazard class: Not relevant
German Ordinance on Hazardous Substances (in accordance with Directive 98/24/EC): Article 6 must be observed.
Technical Rules for Hazardous Substances1: TRGS 400, 500, 510
Rules of the employers’ liability insurance association2: DGUV Regel 112-190, 112-192, 112-195

15.2 Chemical safety assessment

No chemical safety assessment has been carried out for a substance in the product.

SECTION 16: Other information

Keeping (restrictions)
Not relevant.

To industry consumer and professional user.

Full text of the hazard statements referred to under Sections 2 and 3 (H-statements)
Not to apply.


    • ADN: European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by
      Inland Waterways
    • ADR: European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road
    • AOX: Adsorbable organic bound halogens
    • CAS: Chemical Abstracts Service
    • DMEL Derived Minimal Effect Level (genotoxic substances)
    • DNEL Derived No Effect Level
    • DOC Dissolved Organic Carbon
    • EC50 Half maximal effective concentration
    • GHS Globally Harmonised System
    • IATA International Air Transport Association
    • IMDG International Maritime Dangerous Goods
    • IUCLID International Uniform ChemicaL Information Database
    • KBwS Commission for the Evaluation of substances hazardous to waters

Literature references and sources for data

Method used for the classification of the mixture
The product does not meet the criteria for a classification as hazardous in accordance with the current
version of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008.

The data contained in this safety data sheet are based on our current knowledge and experience and
describe the product only with regard to safety requirements. The data do not describe the products’
properties (product specification). Neither should any agreed property nor the suitability of the product for any specific purpose be deduced from the data contained in the safety data sheet. It is the responsibility of the recipient of the product to ensure any proprietary rights and existing laws and legislation are observed.