Small Quantity Exception

Many experimenters have requested permission to bring in a number of different chemicals to be used at the BioCAT facility. Argonne National Laboratory and the Advanced Photon Source have strict rules regarding the transportation of hazardous materials.

There is, however, a class of materials that may be given a ``small quantity exception'' to these rules if the quantity of these materials is small enough (hence the name). The only requirement is to package these chemicals correctly. They may then be brought in by any ground vehicle and by any person allowed into ANL. Containers that meet the specifications for transportation of "small quantity exception" materials (49 CFR 173.4) are avaliable in the APS stockroom.

Below are the determinations for various chemicals that have been requested. Although these chemicals have been researched in the DOT handbook and ANL's Technical Update 23, always check this information with the supplier of your chemical.

This database is updated as different chemicals are requested. Please use these tables as a starting point to determine if special handling is required for your chemicals before transporting them to ANL/APS.

If you find broken MSDS links or incorrect information, please let us know!

2003-02-06 Revised Non-regulated limit information
2002-12-13 The J.T. Baker links should all work now.
Beware, the Cornell links are broken.


Chemicals which Require Special Transport

The following chemicals are DOT-regulated and ARE NOT ALLOWED UNDER SMALL QUANTITY EXCEPTION. Special arrangements must be made for their transport. Please reference the APS "Transporting Hazardous Materials" webpage.

REGULATED MATERIALS
Proper Name NFPA Hazard Class(es) PG
All Explosives Varies 1.1-(Mass Explosives)
1.2-(Projection Explosives)
1.3-(Minor Blast/Projection Hazard)
1.4-(Minor Explosion Hazard)
1.5-VERY INSENSITIVE EXPLOSIVES
1.6-EXTREMELY INSENSITIVE EXPLOSIVES
I, II, and III
All Compressed Gasses Varies 2.1-FLAMMABLE GAS
2.2-NONFLAMMABLE GAS
I, II, and III
Hydrogen (99.99%)
4
0 0
2.1-FLAMMABLE GAS  
Nitrous Oxide
0
1 0
2.2-NONFLAMMABLE GAS  
Oxygen
0
0 0
2.2-NONFLAMMABLE GAS  
Carbon Monoxide
4
3 0
2.3-POISON GAS  
All Infectious Agents Varies 6.2-INFECTIOUS SUBSTANCE I, II, and III
All Radioactive Materials Varies 7---RADIOACTIVE I, II, and III


Chemicals which May Be Transported under Small Quantity Exception

The following materials are DOT-regulated but may be transported under Small Quantity Exception. They must be brought to ANL/APS in a container that satisfies 49 CFR 173.4. Please reference Technical Update 23 of the APS for ancillary information.

For more information, please contact your shipping/receiving department or Jeff McGhee at (630) 252 5712.

Small Quantity Exception Hazardous Materials
Common Name Proper Shipping Name NFPA Hazard Class PG ICS (ml or g) RQ (lbs)
Acetone Acetone
3
1 0
3---FLAMMABLE II 30 5000
Acetonitrile Acetonitrile
3
2 0
3---FLAMMABLE II 30 5000
Alcohol, Methyl Methanol
3
1 0
3---FLAMMABLE II 30 5000
Alcohol, Ethyl Ethanol
3
0 0
3---FLAMMABLE II or III 30 Not Listed
Alcohol, Propyl n-Propanol
3
1 0
3---FLAMMABLE III 30 Not Listed
Alcohol, Butyl Butanol
3
1 0
3---FLAMMABLE III 30 5000
Caffeine Alkaloids, solid, n.o.s.
1
2 0
6.1-POISON III 30 Not Listed
Chloride, Beryllium Beryllium Compounds, n.o.s.
0
3 0
6.1-POISON II 30 1
Chloride, Cobalt (II) Toxic Compound, Inorganic, n.o.s.
0
2 0
6.1-POISON III 30 Not Listed
Chloride, Copper (II) Copper Chloride
0
3 0
8---CORROSIVE III 30 10
Chloride, Iron (II) Ferrous Chloride, Solid
0
3 0
8---CORROSIVE II 30 ?
Chloride, Methylmercury (II) Mercury compound, solid, n.o.s.
?
? ?
6.1-POISON I 1 Not Listed
Chloride, Zinc (II) Zinc Chloride, Anhydrous
0
3 0
8---CORROSIVE III 30 1000
N,N-dimethyldodecylamine-N-oxide Amines, solid, corosive, n.o.s.
0
3 1
8---CORROSIVE II 30 Not Listed
Ethylenediamine Ethylenediamine
2
3 0
8---CORROSIVE II 30 5000
Formic Acid Formic Acid
2
3 0
8---CORROSIVE II 30 5000
Hydrochloric Acid Hydrochloric Acid
0
3 0
8---CORROSIVE II 30 5000
Imidazole Corrosive Solid, N.O.S.
1
2 0
8---CORROSIVE II 30 Not Listed
Lead Acetate Lead Acetate
1
3 0
6.1-POISON III 30 10
2-Mercaptoethanol Thioglycol
2
2 0
6.1-POISON II 30 Not Listed
Nicotine Nicotine compounds, solid, n.o.s.
1
4 0
6.1-POISON I, II, or III 1 (I) or 30 (II and III) 100
Nitrate, Potassium Potassium Nitrate
0
1 0
5.1-OXIDIZER III 30 Not Listed
Nitrate, Silver Silver Nitrate
0
2 0
5.1-OXIDIZER II 30 1
Nitrate, Sodium Sodium Nitrate
0
1 1
5.1-OXIDIZER III 30 Not Listed
Potassium Permanganate Potassium Permanganate
0
1 0
5.1-OXIDIZER II 30 100
Potassium Persulfate Potassium Persulfate
1
0 0
5.1-OXIDIZER III 30 Not Listed
Sodium Azide Sodium Azide
1
3 3
6.1-POISON II 30 1000
Sodium Flouride Sodium Fluoride
0
3 0
6.1-POISON III 30 1000
Sodium Hydroxide Sodium Hydroxide
0
3 1
8---CORROSIVE II 30 1000
Vanadium (III) Oxide Vanadium Compound, n.o.s.
0
3 0
6.1-POISON II 30 1000

Proper Shipping Name: This is the name that must be given to identify the material.
Hazard Class: The DOT-determined classification of the hazard.
PG (Packing Group): Required strength of packaging material as determined from a drop test.
I: Survives a 9 ft. drop
II: Survives a 6 ft. drop
III: Survives a 4 ft. drop
ICS (Inner Container Size): Maximum amount of material that may be shipped in one container. Measured in milliliters for liquids and grams for solids. The only limit to the number of containers that may be shipped in one package is the Reportable Quantity.
RQ (Reportable Quantity): Maximum total allowed weight of package containing item regardless of contents of remainder of package. If you put a brick in the same package as your Beryllium Chloride, that package may exceed the allowed maximum weight, regardless of the actual weight of your Beryllium Chloride.

Caveat:
Many people bring in dilute solutions of hazardous chemicals. Based on their hazard class, the table below defined when these solutions are no longer regulated.

Hazard Class
Non-Regulated Limit
3---FLAMMABLE
§173.120(a) If your solution has a flash-point above 200 F (93 C)
(Between 141 F and 200 F the solution is classified as a Combustible Liquid and is still DOT-regulated.)
§173.120(a)(2) If 99% (by volume) of your mixture contains materials with a flash point over 141 F (60.5 C) and the mixture is not transported at or above its flash point.
§173.120(a)(4) If your flammable liquid has a flash point above 95 F (35 C), is water soluable, and is diluted to 10% (by mass) in water.
§173.150(e)(2) If you have an alcohol solution which is no more than 24% alcohol and no less than 50% water by volume.

Flash Point: the minimum temperature at which a liquid gives off vapor within a test vessel in sufficient concentration to form an ignitable mixture with air near the surface of the liquid.

6.1-POISON If the material has an LD50 of greater than
§173.132(a)(1)(i) Oral500mg/kg
§173.132(a)(1)(ii) Dermal1000mg/kg
§173.132(a)(1)(iii)(A) Inhalation10mg/L

They may then be brought on site as if they were non-regulated materials.


Unregulated Chemicals

The following chemicals are not DOT-regulated and may be brought to ANL/APS without restriction.

Non-Regulated Materials
Name (MSDS link) NFPA Company Catalog Number Notes
AMP
0
1 0
Fisher AC225800000 Adenosine 3'-,5'-Cyclic Monophosphate
ADP
0
1 0
Fisher AC164670000 Adenosine-5'-Diphosphate, Disodium Salt Hydrate, 98%
ATP
0
1 0
Sigma A6419 Adenosine 5'-Triphosphate Disodium Salt
5'-Adenylylimododiphosphate Lithium
?
? ?
Sigma A2647 AMPPNP
Benzophenone
1
1 0
J.T. Baker B889  
Chloride, Calcium
0
2 0
Acros Organics AC123350000 LD50 = 1x10-3
Chloride, Manganese
0
2 0
J.T. Baker 2540  
Chloride, Magnesium
0
1 0
Fluka Chemical Corp. 63063  
Chloride, Potassium
0
1 0
J.T. Baker 3040 LD50 = 2.6x10-3
Chloride, Sodium
0
1 0
J.T. Baker 3624 LD50 = 3x10-3
Cytochrome C
0
0 1
Sigma C7752  
Dipyridylamine
0
1 0
Acros Organics AC117510000  
Dithiothreitol
1
2 0
J.T. Baker F780  
EACA
0
2 0
Sigma A9812 6-Aminohexanoic acid
EDTA
0
1 0
J.T. Baker 8991 RQ: 5000 lbs
EGTA
1
1 0
Sigma E4378 NaOH, Acetic Acid, H2O
Formate, Calcium
0
1 0
Fisher AC403830000 Formic Acid, Calcium Salt
Formate, Sodium
0
2 0
J.T. Baker 3700 Formic Acid, Sodium Salt
L-Glutamic Acid
0
0 0
J.T. Baker 2077  
L-Glutathione
0
0 0
Sigma G4251  
Glycine
1
0 0
J.T. Baker 0581  
Glycrerol
1
0 0
Acros Organics AC158920000  
Gly-Gly
0
0 0
Sigma G7278 Glycylglycine
Guanidine Hydrochloride
1
2 0
J.T. Baker 4075 Use Fume Hood
HEPES
1
1 0
J.T. Baker 4018 4-(2-hydroxyethyl)-1-piperazineethanesulfonic acid
HPCE
0
1 0
Fluka 82591 pH 7.0
L-Histidine
0
1 0
Fisher BP382-100  
Leupeptin HCl
0
3 0
Sigma-Aldrich L9783 LD50 = 7.2x10-4
Manganese (II) Oxide
0
1 0
Aldrich 377201  
Manganese Dioxide
0
2 1
J.T. Baker 5308 Oxidizer, Can cause "Metal Fume Fever"
Iron (III) Oxide
0
1 0
Fisher S80012 Carcinogen
Iron (II) Titanium Oxide
?
? ?
Alfa Aesar 13137  
Lead
1
3 0
J.T. Baker 2256 Possible Carcinogen
Leupeptin HCl
0
? 0
Sigma L9783  
Maltose
1
0 0
Acros Organics AC413510000 LD50 = 3.5x10-2
MES
0
1 0
Fisher BP300-100 4-Morpholineethanesulfonic acid
N-Dodecyl-Beta-D-Maltoside
0
1 0
Acros Organics AC329370000  
4-Methylmorpholine n-oxide
3
2 0
Aldrich 258822  
1-Monooleoyl-rac-glycerol
0
0 0
Sigma M7765  
MOPS
1
1 0
J.T. Baker 4004 3-(N-Morpholino) Propane Sulfonic Acid
Nickel (II) Fluoride
0
3 0
Aldrich 342211 CARCINOGEN
Nickel (II) Oxide
0
2 0
Aldrich 399523 CARCINOGEN
Phosphate Buffered Saline
0
1 0
Fisher BP66110  
Phosphate, Potassium -- Monobasic
0
1 0
J.T. Baker 3245 KH2PO4
Phosphate, Potassium -- Dibasic
0
1 0
J.T. Baker 3250 K2HPO4
Phosphate, dipotassium
0
1 0
Fisher P228  
Phosphate, Sodium
0
1 0
? ?  
Salicylaldehyde
2
1 0
Fisher A281500 Wear Gloves
Sodium Acetate
1
1 0
Acros Organics AC149610000  
Sodium Citrate
0
1 0
? ?  
Tricine
?
? 0
Fisher BP315 N-Tris(Hydroxymethyl)methylglycine
TRIS HCl
1
1 0
J.T. Baker 4103 2-Amino-2-(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-propanediol, HCl
TRIS Buffered Saline
1
1 0
Sigma T5912  
Triton X-100
0
2 0
Acros Organics AC215680000  
Trizma-Maleate
0
0 0
Sigma T3128  
TWEEN 20
0
0 0
Sigma P5927 Polyoxyethylenesorbitan Monolaurate
Urea
0
1 0
J.T. Baker 4111 LD50 = 8.5x10-3
Zeolite
0
1 0
Acros Organics AC279570000 Sodium Aluminum Silicate
Inhalation hazard
Zinc Acetate
0
1 0
J.T. Baker 4296