Material Safety Data Sheet

Cation Exchange Resin
Water Softener - Strongly Acidic

1. Chemical Product and Company Identification
  Synonyms: Amberlite IR120 Na            

Company Information:
A Division of New Jersey Industrial Research
1059 Main Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07011

For Information, call: (973) 405-6248


2. Composition
  Component CAS-No. Concentration
  Strong acid cation exchange polymer, sodium ion form


Not Hazardous


44.0 - 49.0%

51.0 - 56.0%

3. Hazards Identification
  Emergency Overview
  Health Rating: 1 - Slight 
Flammability Rating: 1 - Slight 
Reactivity Rating: 0 - None
Contact Rating: 1 - Slight
Lab Protective Equip: GOGGLES; LAB COAT
Storage Color Code: Orange (General Storage)
0 - Minimum Hazard
1 - Slight Hazard
2 - Moderate Hazard
3 - Serious Hazard
4 - Severe Hazard

H = Health
F = Fire
R = Reactivity

  Potential Health Effects
Skin Contact:
Contact with skin can cause
slight irritation.
Eye Contact:

Contact with eyes can cause
slight irritation.
4. First Aid Measures
If a person breathes in large amounts, move the exposed person to fresh air.
If large amounts were swallowed, give water to drink and get medical advice.
Skin Contact:
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes.
Eye Contact:
In case of eye contact, immediately flush with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.
5. Fire Fighting Measures
Not considered to be a fire hazard.
Can be an explosion hazard, especially when heated. Nitric acid and other strong oxidizing agents can cause explosive-type reactions when mixed with ion exchange resins. Proper design of equipment to prevent build up of pressure is necessary if use of an oxidizing agent such as nitric acid is contemplated.
Fire Extinguishing Media:
Dry chemical, foam, water or carbon dioxide.
Special Information:
Firefighters should wear proper protective equipment and self-contained breathing apparatus with full facepiece operated in positive pressure mode. Move exposed containers from fire area if it can be done without risk. Use water to keep fire-exposed containers cool.
6. Disposal Considerations
  Whatever cannot be saved for recovery or recycling should be handled as hazardous waste and sent to a RCRA approved waste 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.


DISCLAIMER: New Jersey Industrial Research Center provides the information contained herein in good faith but makes no representation as to its comprehensiveness or accuracy.  This document is intended only as a guide to the appropriate precautionary handling of the material by a properly trained person using this product.  Individuals receiving the information must exercise their independent judgment in determining its appropriateness for a particular purpose.  New Jersey Industrial Research Center is not responsible for damages resulting from use of or reliance upon this information.