Automotive and Industrial Urea Technologies
Material Safety Data Sheet
Incorporating technical specification
1. IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE / PREPARATION AND THE COMPANY
Product name AdBlue®.
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2. COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
CAS No. 57-13-6
EINECS No. 200-315-5
Further Information Aqueous solution of Urea
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Main hazards: No Significant Hazard
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Skin contact: May cause irritation to skin. Wash off immediately with plenty of soap and water.
Remove contaminated clothing. Seek medical attention if irritation or symptoms persist.
Eye contact: May cause irritation to eyes. Rinse immediately with plenty of water for 15 minutes
holding the eyelids open. Seek medical attention if irritation or symptoms persist.
Inhalation: May cause irritation to mucous membranes. Move the exposed person to fresh air.
Ingestion: May cause irritation to mucous membranes. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Seek
medical attention if irritation or symptoms persist.
5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Extinguishing media: Use extinguishing media appropriate to the surrounding fire conditions.
Fire hazards: Burning produces irritating, toxic and obnoxious fumes.
Protective equipment Wear suitable respiratory equipment when necessary.
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal precautions: Ensure adequate ventilation of the working area.
Environmental precautions: Do not allow product to enter drains. Prevent further spillage if safe.
Clean up methods: Absorb with inert, absorbent material. Sweep up. Transfer to suitable, labelled
containers for disposal. Clean spillage area thoroughly with plenty of water.
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Handling: Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Ensure adequate ventilation of the working area.
Adopt best Manual Handling considerations when handling, carrying and dispensing. In
order to avoid crystallisation or hydrolysis or AdBlue® resp. It is recommended to store the
product under normal conditions at temperatures between -5 to 30°C. This
product is not flammable.
Storage: Keep in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area. Keep containers tightly closed. Store in
correctly labelled containers. Avoid subsoil penetration.
Suitable packaging: Tanks and related facilities which may get in contact with AdBlue®, shall be make or high
alloyed austenitic Cr-Ni Steel and Mo-Cr-Ni steel according to DIN EN 10 088-1 to 3 (e.g. 1.4541 and 1.4571).
UNSUITABLE: Materials such as copper, copper-containing alloys and unalloyed and galvanised steels are not
suitable. Under these conditions,
AdBlue® has a shelf life of at least one year.
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION
Engineering measures: Ensure adequate ventilation of the working area.
Hand protection: Chemical resistant gloves (PVC)
Eye protection: In case of splashing, wear: Approved safety goggles.
Protective equipment: Wear protective clothing.
9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Odour: Slight, ammonia
Boiling point: 103°C
Relative density: 1.087-1.093 g/cm3 @ 20 Deg. C.
Water solubility: miscible in water.
Viscosity: 1.4 mPas @ 25 Deg. C.
As Sold specification to ISO 22241
Urea 31.8 – 33.2 % by weight
Alkalinity as NH3 max. 0.2 % by weight
Biuret max. 0.3 % by weight
Insolubles max. 20 mg/kg
Aldehyde max. 5 mg/kg
Phosphate (PO4)* max. 0.5 mg/kg
Aluminium* max. 0.5 mg/kg
Calcium* max. 0.5 mg/kg
Iron* max. 0.5 mg/kg
Copper* max. 0.2 mg/kg
Zinc* max. 0.2 mg/kg
Chromium* max. 0.2 mg/kg
Nickel* max. 0.2 mg/kg
Magnesium* max. 0.5 mg/kg
Sodium* max. 0.5 mg/kg
Potassium* max. 0.5 mg/kg
Density at 20°C 1087.0 - 1093.0 kg/m3
Refractive index at 20°C 1.3814 - 1.3843
Identity identical to reference
The analytical methods are defined in ISO 22241-2.
* Contents should be analytically checked for non-dedicated containers/filling equipment
prior to use using the methods specified in ISO 22241-2.
To maintain the product quality it is recommended that AdBlue® is stored below 25°C and out of direct sunlight
Shelf Life (in accordance with ISO 22241-3)
Constant ambient storage temperature (°C) Minimum shelf life (months)
≥35 Significant decomposition test before use
AdBlue® will begin to freeze at -11.5°C; this does not affect the product quality or strength. The liquid phase of a
partially frozen solution will still be at the required concentration and may continue to be used. The remaining frozen
portion may be used after allowing to thaw
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Stability: Stable under normal conditions.
Materials to avoid: Strong oxidising agents. Nitrites.
Hazardous decomposition products: Ammonia
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute Oral Toxicity LD50/Oral/Rat = 14300 mg/kg
Skin Irritation LD50/Oral/Mouse = 11500 mg/kg
Eye Irritation May cause eye irritation
Genotoxicity In Vitro Urea has not caused sensitisation on laboratory animals
No adverse health effects are known or expected under normal use
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
AdBlue®. Daphnia LC50/24h = 1000 mg/l
Fish LC50/96h = >6810 mg/l
Degradability: Do not allow uncontrolled discharge of the product into the environment. Biodegradable.
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
General information: Dispose of in compliance with all local and national regulations.
14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Further information: The product is not classified as dangerous for carriage
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
Risk phrases: NSH - No Significant Hazard.
16. OTHER INFORMATION
Further information: The information supplied in this Safety Data Sheet is designed only as guidance for the
safe use, storage and handling of the product. This information is correct to the best of our knowledge and belief
at the date of publication however no guarantee is made to its accuracy. This information relates only to the specific
material designated and may not be valid for such material used in combination with any other materials or in any
ChemPlus+ are not responsible for any damage or injury resulting from
abnormal use. Or from any failure to follow appropriate practices or from hazards
inherent in the nature of the product.
AdBlue® is a registered trademark of the Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V (VDA)
AdBlue® is produced under licence from VDA and complies with the ISO 22241 standard