General & Safety Information About Dry Ice (Solid Carbon Dioxide)

Dry Ice is not intended for human consumption. Ingestion can be fatal.

The below data is abridged information from our Safety Data Sheet (SDS). For our full Safety Data Sheet, Click below.

General Information about Solid Carbon Dioxide (DRY ICE)

Date MSDS Prepared: January 1, 2022
SDS ID: 00244505
Gas ID 2187

Ingredients / Identity Information

CAS# 124-38-9
Component Name: Carbon Dioxide, Solid, 100%
Proprietary: No
Exposure Limits | Carbon Dioxide 124-38-9:

  • ACGIH: 5000 ppm , 30000 ppm STEL
  • NIOSH: 5000 ppm TWA, 9000 mg/m3 TWA, 30000 ppm STEL, 54000 mg/m3 STEL, 40000 ppm IDLH
  • Europe: 5000 ppm TWA, 9000 mg/m3) TWA
  • OSHA (US): 5000 ppm TWA, 9000 mg/m3 TWA
  • Mexico: 5000 ppm TWA (VLE-PPT), 30000 ppm STEL (PPT-CT)
  • Measurement method: Gas collection bag: Gas chromatography with thermal conductivity
  • Detector: (NIOSH III #S2491)

Physical / Chemical Characteristics

Appearance and Odor: solid, white, odorless to slightly pungent
Boiling Point: -79 °C or -110 °F
Melting Point: -70 °C or -94 °F
Vapor Pressure: 569 mmHg @ -82 °C
Water Solubility: 1.6%

Fire Fighting Measures

SUITABLE EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Use extinguishing agents appropriate for surrounding fire
FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES: Move container from fire area if it can be done without risk. Cool containers with water spray until well after the fire is out. Use extinguishing agents appropriate for surrounding fire. Evacuation radius: 800 meters (1/2 mile). Avoid inhalation of material or combustion by-products. Stay upwind and keep out of low areas. Wear full protective fire fighting gear including self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) for protection against possible exposure.

First Aid Measures

Inhalation: remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing. If breathing is difficult, oxygen should be administered by qualified personnel.
Skin: If frostbite or freezing occur, immediately flush with plenty of lukewarm water. DO NOT USE HOT WATER
Ingestion: if swallowed, get medical attention.
Eyes: flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, then get medical attention.
Most Important Symptoms- Acute: suffocation, frostbite.
Most Important Symptoms- Delayed:
No significant adverse effects.

Safe Handling & Use

Precautions for Safe Handling: Avoid breathing dust, mist, fumes or vapors. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear cold insulating gloves/face shield/eye protection. Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
Conditions for Safe Storage, Including any Incompatibilities: None needed according to classification criteria. Store in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Store in a well-ventilated area. Keep container tightly
closed. Keep locked up. Keep away from incompatible materials.
Incompatible Materials: combustible materials, oxidizing materials, metal salts, reducing agents, metal carbide, metals, bases

Transporting Data

USDOT Information: Carbon dioxide, solid.
Hazard Class: 9
US/NA#: UN1845
Required Label: 9

Disposal Data

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.

Stability & Reactivity

Dry ice sublimes, it does not melt: Do not put dry ice in an airtight container or confined space. If confined in an airtight container, it will build up a pressure of 850 psig at 70º F.
Chemical Stability: Stable at normal temperatures & pressure.
Conditions To Avoid (Stability): Protect from physical damage and heat. Containers may rupture or explode if exposed to heat. Avoid contact with water or moisture.
Incompatible Materials: Combustible materials, oxidizing materials, metal salts, reducing agents, metal carbide, metals, bases.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Oxides of carbon

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.

Please Read Before Using

Extreme Cold (-109º F) May Cause Severe Cold Burns. Handle With Gloves. Avoid Contact With Skin And Eyes. Do Not Confine In Tightly Closed Containers. Do Not Enter Confined Areas Such As Walk-In Boxes Where Using Dry Ice Until Adequately Ventilated. Do Not Put In Drinks. Do Not Eat. Keep Out Of Reach Of Children And Animals.