MSDS Citric Acid


Family Health Products INC. 2195 County Road 7 Yutan Ne


This Item Is only shipped via ground. Continental US and Canada Only.

Limited Quantity

Phone 531-233-7824

 1. Chemical Product And Company Information

Chemical Name : Citric Acid 50% 

Trade Names :

Formula : C6H8O7 

Molecular Weight : 192.13 Anhydrous) 

CAS# 77-92-9 

UN# UN 1908 

Uses: Consumer

Commodity For the onsite generation of Chlorine Dioxide




2.  Composition and Product Information

Concentration by Weight

Citric Acid :  50% CAS# 77-92-9

Water :  50% CAS# 7732-18-5


3.  Hazard Identification

Emergency Overview:

Citric Acid 50% Solution is a clear or yellow to brown liquid, with a faint sugary odor. Citric Acid is moderately to severely irritating to eyes, and moderately irritating to skin, and respiratory tract. Citric Acid Solution is not combustible. Use methods suitable for containing (diking) the solution in case of fire or spill. Firefighters should wear full protective equipment when fighting a fire involving this product.

Routes of Entry:

Inhalation, Skin Contact/absortion, Eye Contact or Ingestion

Symptoms of Exposure:

Inhalation:Aerosols and mists from solutions may cause mild to moderate irritation of the nose and throat. Overexposure could cause coughing, sneezing, and labored breathing.

Skin Contact/absortion: May cause moderate irritation of the skin. Citric Acid may cause allergic contact dermatitis with prolonged or repeated contact in sensitive individuals.

Eye Contact: This solution may cause severe irritation to the eyes, with symptoms that include redness, tearing, and pain. Concentrated solutions may be corrosive to the eyes and cause corneal ulcerations.. Ingestion: May cause mild gastrointestinal irritation, with symptoms including nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Concentrated solutions may cause necrotic and ulcerative lesions on oral


mucous membranes. Chronic ingestion of high concentration Citric Acid can result in erosion of tooth enamel. Repeated ingestion of this solution can result in sensitization to the sun, causing sunburn.


5 . First Aid Measures

Skin Wash the affected area with soap and water. If irritation develops, get medical attention. Eyes: Flush with water for a minimum of 15 minutes. If irritation persists seek medical attention. Inhalation: If irritation or other symptoms are experienced, remove victim to fresh air. If symptoms persist get medical attention.


UNCONSCIOUS PERSON. Otherwise rinse mouth with water , Get medical attention immediately


6.  Fire Fighting Measures

Conditions Of Flammability: Does not burn but dried residue may burn if strong ignition source is present.

Means To Extinguish: Water, Foam, Dry Chemical, Carbon Dioxide

Hazardous Combustion Products: None, does not burn.

Flash Point & Method: Not applicable Upper Flammability Limit: Not applicable Lower Flammability Limit: Not applicable Auto-Ignition Temperature: Not applicable

Mechanical Impact Sensitivity: Not applicable (water solution)

Static Discharge Sensitivity: Not applicable (water solution)


7.  Accidental Release Measures

Leak Or Spill Procedures : Contain spills. Collect into clean compatible metal or high density polyethylene containers. Use lime or sodium bicarbonate to neutrilize acid. Wash away residues with large amounts of water.



8.  Handling Storage

Handling Procedures And Equipment : Use corrosion resistant tools and equipment. Avoid skin or clothing contact.

Storage: Store in a cool, dry area


 9. Exposures Controls / Personal Protection

Protective Equipment: Chemical safety goggles. Butyl rubber or neoprene gloves. Dust/mist mask in dusty or misty locations. Wear waterproof or washable outer clothing. Remove and wash contaminated clothing.

Engineering Controls: Use appropriate safety procedures. Do not get in eyes.


10.  Physical And Chemical Properties

State: Liquid


Boiling Point: Depends on concentration 104°C

Melting Point: Not applicable

Freezing Point: Depends on concentration 0°C

pH: <2.6


Appearance: Clear Solution, pale yellow

Specific Gravity:1.24 @ 25°C


11.  Stability And Reactivity

Chemical Stability:Stable in itself ,may ferment if left standing, may be reactive with bases.

Reactivity : Avoid heat, moisture and incompatible materials.

Incompatible Substances: Metal Nitrates, Strong Bases and Oxidizerss., Corrosive to most metals

Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide.


12.  Toxicological Information

Skin Contact: Irritating to the skin if not washed off promptly. Dermatitis is likely to occur from repeated or prolonged contact.

Skin Absorption: Not available

Eye Contact: Causes eye irritation.

Inhalation: Spray or mist is irritating to the nose and throat.

Ingestion: May cause mild gatrointestinal irritation. May cause vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, cramps and pain.

LD50: 3g/kg (rat).

LC50: 5.4g/kg (oral mouse) Exposure Limits: Not available Irritancy: Severe (corrosive)

Sensitization: Not reported as a human sensitizer.

Carcinogenicity: Does not appear in reference lists.

Teratogenicity & Mutagenicity: Does not apply to this product. No effects.

Reproductive Toxicology : No reproductive toxicology.

Toxicological Synergism : Not available.


13.  Ecological Information

Ecological Information: This product can be toxic to aquatic life at levels over 60 ppm. Do not discharge into lakes, streams, ponds, sewers or other waters unless in accordance with the permitting authority.

Biodegradability: Naturally occuring Biodegradable



14.  Disposal Considerations

Disposal Considerations Concentrated solutions may be considered D002 wastes (corrosive) by RCRA: Disposal of all wastes must be done in accordance with municipal, provincial and federal regulations.


15.  Transportation Information

PROPER SHIPPING NAME: Corrosive liquid, acidic, organic, n.o.s. (Citric Acid)


CAS NUMBER: 77-92-9

HAZMAT CLASS: Class 8 Corrosive



16.  Regulatory Information

OSHA Hazard Communication Evaluation : Not Regulated.

None of this product’s components are listed under SARA Section 302 (40 CFR 355 Appendix A), SARA Section 313 (40 CFR 372.65), or CERCLA (40 CFR 302.4). SARA 302 (EHS TPQ) There are no specific


Threshold Planning Quantities for Citric Acid. The default Federal MSDS submission and inventory requirement filing threshold of 10,000 lbs. (4,540 kg) therefore applies, per 40 CFR 370.20.




16.  Other Information

Prepared By: Kellen Harris - Family Health Products INC.


Family Health Products INC. assumes no responsibility for injury to or death of the recipient of this material or third persons, or for any loss of damage, howsoever, caused, and the user, owner, bailee and their respective employees and agents assume all such risks if reasonable safety procedures are not adhered to. In addition, Family Health Products INC. assumes no responsibility for injury to or death of the recipient of this material or third persons, or for any loss or damage to any property, or for any consequential damage resulting from any abnormal user or theft of the material, and the user, owner, bailee and their respective employees and agents assume all such risks even when caused by negligence, omission, default or error in judgment of Family Health Products INC. or its agents or servants. Each recipient should carefully review the information, data and recommendations in the specific context for which the product is to be used.