TBE Electrophoresis Buffer 20X

Safety Data Sheet according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH)

1. Identification of the substance and of the company

Product nameTBE Electrophoresis Buffer (Tris Borate, EDTA), 20X conc.
Catalog NumberTBE-50, TBE-1000
Supplier InformationBento Bioworks Ltd
5 Hancock Road
London, E3 3DA
United Kingdom
Emergency telephone number (CHEMTREC)Within the USA & Canada: 1-800-424-9300
Outside the USA & Canada: 1-703-741-5970

2. Hazards identification

Classification of the substance or mixture
According to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 (EU-GHS/CLP)
Repr. 1B, H360FD
Label elements
Labelling according Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 [CLP]
Signal wordDanger
Hazard statement(s)H360FD May damage fertility. May damage the unborn child.
Precautionary statement(s)
P201 Obtain special instructions before use.
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P308 + 313 IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention.
Other hazardsNot applicable

3. Composition / information on ingredients

Hazardous ingredients according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
ComponentBoric acid (H3BO3)
CAS number10043-35-3
EIN / ECS number233-139-2
Weight %5.5 – 10
REACH registration number01-2119486683-25-XXXX
ClassificationRepr. 1B, H360FD

4. First aid measures

If inhaledIf breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration.
If swallowedNever give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water.
In case of skin contactWash off with soap and plenty of water.
In case of eye contactFlush eyes with water as a precaution.
Notes to physicianTreat symptomatically.
Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
H360 – May damage fertility or the unborn child
Indication of any immediate medical attention
Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell.

5. Firefighting measures

Extinguishing mediaDry chemical, CO2, water spray or alcohol resistant foam.
Special hazardsNot applicable.
Firefighting precautionsWear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing.

6. Accidental release measures

Personal precautionsAvoid contact with skin, eyes or clothing.
Environmental precautionsAvoid discharge into drains and waterways whenever possible.
Methods for cleaning upSoak up with inert absorbent material (sand, diatomite, acid binders, universal binders, sawdust).

7. Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handlingProvide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.
Conditions for safe storageStore at ambient temperature in a dry, cool place.
Specific end use(s)For research and educational use only.

8. Exposure controls/personal protection

Engineering MeasuresEnsure adequate ventilation, especially in confined areas.
Personal protective equipment
Respiratory ProtectionRespiratory protection is not required.
Hand ProtectionFor prolonged or repeated contact use protective gloves.
Eye ProtectionSafety glasses.
Skin and Body ProtectionWear laboratory coat for body protection.
Hygiene MeasuresHandle in accordance with good safety practice.

9. Physical and chemical properties

AppearanceColourless liquid
OdourNot defined
pH value 7.0 – 7.5
Boiling pointUndetermined
Melting pointUndetermined
Flash pointNot applicable
AutoignitionNot applicable
Explosion hazardNot applicable
Vapour pressureNo information available
Relative densityNo information available
Water solubilitySoluble

10. Stability and reactivity

Chemical stabilityStable under normal conditions.
Conditions to avoidNone, if used according to specifications.
Incompatible materialsStrong oxidizing agents, acids and alkali.
Hazardous decompositionProducts formed under fire conditions: carbon oxides, nitrogen oxides (NOx), oxides of phosphorus, lithium oxides.

11. Toxicological information

Chemical Name Oral LD50Dermal LD50Inhalation LC50
Boric acid (H3BO3)= 2660 mg/kg (Rat)
= 3765 mg/kg
No data available (Rat)>0.16mg/L(Rat)
Routes of Exposure
Acute toxicityData insufficient for classification
Irritation and corrosionData insufficient for classification
SensitisationData insufficient for classification
Chronic exposureData insufficient for classification
Exposure SymptomsDermatitis
Potential Health Effects
InhalationMay be harmful if inhaled. May cause respiratory tract irritation.
SkinMay be harmful if absorbed through skin. May cause skin irritation.
EyesMay cause eye irritation.
IngestionMay be harmful if swallowed.
Target OrgansLiver, Kidney

12. Ecological information 

EcotoxicityNo information available.
DegradabilityNo information available.
AccumulationNo information available.
MobilityNo information available.

13. Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methodsObserve all federal, state, and local environmental regulations.

14. Transport information

ADR/RID/ICAO/IATA classThis substance is considered to be non-hazardous for transport.

15. Regulatory information

Labelling according to EU guidelinesThis product is not subject to identification regulations under EU Directives and the Ordinance on Hazardous Materials.

16. Other Information

This information is based on available knowledge and shall be used only as a guide. All materials and mixtures may present unknown hazards and should be used with caution.

This shall not constitute a guarantee for any specific product features and shall not establish a legally valid contractual relationship. Bento Bioworks Ltd is not held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above mentioned products.