Safety Information

General & Safety Information About Our Products & Services

General Information (Dry Ice & Liquid CO2)

Safe Handling and Use

Control Measures

Transporting Data

Disposal Data

Label Data

Ingredients / Identity Information

Physical / Chemical Characteristics

Reactivity Data

Health Hazard Data

Fire Fighting Measures

Date MSDS Prepared: September 13, 2005 Haz Mat Identification System

Safety Data Review Date: September 12, 2009 H 1

Company Identification: F 0

Continental Carbonic Products, Inc. R 1

3985 East Harrison Avenue PPE B

Decatur, IL 62526

800-DRY ICE2


Steps if Material Released/Spill: Ventilate indoor areas well to avoid hazardous CO2 concentrations. Ventilate area well and avoid contact with cold vapors/dry ice. CO2 is heavy gas and will remain in low spots without assisted ventilation.

Special Precautions for Handling of Solid Carbon Dioxide: Do not handle solid Carbon Dioxide with bare hands. Use heavy gloves, dry ice tongs or plastic scoop or shovel. Handle blocks of dry ice carefully, as injuries can occur if one is accidentally dropped on the feet. Containers of solid Carbon Dioxide should be stored upright and be firmly secured to prevent falling or being knocked over. Containers should be vented, to prevent the build-up of Carbon Dioxide gas. Carbon Dioxide sublimates at -78.5ºC (-109.3ºF); containers should be thermally insulated and kept at the lowest possible temperature to maintain the solid and avoid generation of Carbon Dioxide gas. Storage containers and equipment used with Carbon Dioxide should not be located in sub-surface or enclosed areas, unless engineered to maintain a concentration of Carbon Dioxide below the TLV (TLV=5000 ppm) in the event of a release. Solid consignment of dry ice in a gas-tight vessel can lead to catastrophic failure of the vessel by over-pressurization. Storage of dry ice should never occur in a gas-tight container.


Respiratory Protection: SCBA in oxygen deficient atmospheres where CO2 >1.5%. Do not use air purifying respirators.

Ventilation: Local Exhaust: At point sources of CO2 vapors. Mechanical (general): Low lying area are not naturally ventilated.

Protective Gloves: Impermeable/loose fitting (leather)

Eye Protection: Safety glasses

Shipping information: Packages should be transported in a secure position in a well ventilated vehicle. Product transported in an enclosed, non ventilated compartment of a vehicle can present serious safety hazards.


WASTE DISPOSAL METHOD: Place outside in a protected area with good ventilation and allow to sublime. Prevent waste from contaminating the surrounding environment. Keep personnel away. Discard any product, residue, disposable container, or liner in an environmentally acceptable manner, in full compliance with federal, state and local regulations. If necessary, call your local supplier for assistance.


Label Required: Yes

Technical Review Date: September 1, 2004

Label Date: September 1, 2004

Common Name: Solid Carbon Dioxide/Dry Ice

Chronic Hazard: Yes

Acute Health Hazard: Severe

Contact Hazard: Slight

Fire Hazard: Minimal

Reactivity Hazard: None

Special Hazard Precautions: Concentration in excess of 1.5% carbon dioxide may cause death. At higher concentrations, displaces oxygen in air below levels necessary to support life.

Target organs: Respiratory system, skin

Protect Eye: Yes

Protect Skin: Yes

Protect Respiratory: Yes


Notice to reader:

To the best of our knowledge, the information contained herein is accurate. However, neither the above named supplier nor any of its subsidiaries assumes any liability whatsoever for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein. Final determination or suitability of any material is the sole responsibility of the user. All materials may present unknown hazards and should be used with caution. Although certain hazards are described herein, we cannot guarantee that these are the only hazards that exist.


CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS

124-38-9 Carbon Dioxide 100

Proprietary: No

NIOSH (RTECS) Number: FF6400000

Exposure Limits | Carbon Dioxide:

  • 5000 ppm (9000 mg/m3) OSHA TWA
  • 5000 ppm (9000 mg/m3) ACGIH TWA: 30,000 ppm (54,000 mg/me) ACGIH STREL
  • 5000 ppm (9000 mg/m3) NIOSH recommended 10 hour TWA:
  • 30,000 ppm (54,000 mg/m3) NIOSH recommended STEL
  • 5000 ppm (9000 mg/m3) DFG MAK TWA:
  • 10,000 ppm (18,000 mg/m3) DFG MAK 60 minute peak, momentary value
  • Measurement method: Gas collection bag: Gas chromatography with thermal conductivity
  • Detector: (NIOSH III #S2491)

Appearance and Odor: colorless, odorless to slightly pungent

Boiling Point: -109.4 F

Melting Point: -109.3 F

Vapor Pressure (MM hg/70F): 831 PSIA

Solubility In Water: APPRECIABLE

Dry ice sublimes; if confined in a gas tight container, it will build up a pressure of 850 psig at 70º F. Do not put dry ice in an airtight container or confined space

Stability: Yes

Conditions To Avoid (Stability): Moisture

Materials to Avoid: Carbonic acid/salt/corrosive chemicals

Hazardous Polymerization Occurrence: No


Route of Entry-Inhalation: Yes

Route of Entry-Skin: No

Route of entry-Ingestion: No

Health Hazard Acute and Chronic: Concentration in excess of 1.5% carbon dioxide may cause death. At higher concentrations, displaces oxygen in air below levels necessary to support life.

Carcinogenicity-NTP: No

Carcinogenicity-IARC: No

Carcinogenicity-OSHA: No

Explanation Carcinogenicity: None

Signs/Symptoms of Overexposure: At concentrations >1.5%: Hyperventilation/headaches/dyspepsia/perspiration. At 6-10%: Headaches/dyspepsia/perspiration, tremors, visual disturbances. >10%: Unconsciousness without warning. Cryogenic burns.

Emergency/first Aid Procedures: Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. Assisted respiration and supplemental oxygen should be given if not breathing. Frozen tissues should be flooded/soaked with tepid water. Don’t use hot water. Obtain medical attention in all cases.


FLASH POINT (test method): Not applicable


FLAMMABLE LIMITS IN AIR (% by volume LOWER: Not applicable UPPER): Not applicable

EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Carbon dioxide cannot catch fire: Use media appropriate for surrounding fire

SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES: WARNING! Frozen carbon dioxide – extremely cold solid. Vapor can cause rapid suffocation.


HAZARDOUS COMBUSTION PRODUCTS: Not applicable. Thermal decomposition releases carbon monoxide and oxygen.


Evacuate all personnel from danger area. Do not discharge sprays

onto solid carbon dioxide. Solid carbon dioxide will freeze water rapidly. Never handle solid carbon dioxide with your bare hands. Use insulated, loose-fitting gloves and dry ice tongs, or use a dry shovel or scoop. Move packages away from fire area if without risk. Self-contained breathing apparatus may be required by rescue workers. On-site fire brigades must comply with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.156.


Dry Ice is not intended for human consumption

Ingestion can be fatal

Dry Ice is not intended for human consumption

Ingestion can be fatal