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Alconox: Powdered Precision Cleaner

Alconox is a concentrated, anionic detergent for manual and ultrasonic cleaning. It is free rinsing to give you reliable results without interfering residues. Ideal for cleaning contaminants from glassware, metals, plastics, ceramic, porcelain, rubber and fiberglass. Excellent replacement for corrosive acids and hazardous solvents. USDA authorized. Dilute 1:100. pH 9.5

Alconox products require 2-5 day handling time.

Used to clean: Healthcare instruments, laboratory ware, vacuum equipment, tissue culture
ware, personal protective equipment, sampling apparatus, catheters, tubing, pipes, radioactive
contaminated articles, optical parts, electronic components, pharmaceutical apparatus,
cosmetics manufacturing equipment, metal castings, forgings and stampings, industrial
parts, tanks and reactors. Authorized by USDA for use in federally inspected meat and poultry
plants. Passes inhibitory residue test for water analysis. FDA certified.
Used to remove: Soil, grit, grime, buffing compound, slime, grease, oils, blood, tissue,
salts, deposits, particulates, solvents, chemicals, radioisotopes, radioactive contaminations,
silicon oils, mold release agents.
Surfaces cleaned: Corrosion inhibited formulation recommended for glass, metal, stainless
steel, porcelain, ceramic, plastic, rubber and fiberglass. Can be used on soft metals such as
copper, aluminum, zinc and magnesium if rinsed promptly. Corrosion testing may be advisable.
Cleaning method: Soak, brush, sponge, cloth, ultrasonic, flow through clean-in-place. Will
foam—not for spray or machine use.
Directions: Make a fresh 1% solution (2 1/2 Tbsp. per gal., 1 1/4 oz. per gal. or 10 grams
per liter) in cold, warm, or hot water. If available use warm water. Use cold water for blood
stains. For difficult soils, raise water temperature and use more detergent. Clean by soak,
circulate, wipe, or ultrasonic method. Not for spray machines, will foam. For nonabrasive
scouring, make paste. Use 2% solution to soak frozen stopcocks. To remove silver tarnish,
soak in 1% solution in aluminum container. RINSE THOROUGHLY—preferably with running
water. For critical cleaning, do final or all rinsing in distilled, deionized, or purified
water. For food contact surfaces, rinse with potable water. Used on a wide range of glass,
ceramic, plastic, and metal surfaces. Corrosion testing may be advisable.

Physical Data - Typical value
pH of 1% solution - 9.5
Flash Point (degrees F) - None
Phosphate Content (as Phosphorus) - 7.3%
Organic Carbon (% calculated w/w) - 11%
Fragrance Content - 0%
Surface Tension 1% Sol’n (Dyne/cm) - 32
Percent active ingredients - 100%
Color: White and cream colored flakes
Form: Powder
Solubility in Water: To 10% (w/w) at ambient temperature
Hard Water Effectiveness: Highly Effective
Biodegradability: Biodegradable
Foam Tendency: High Foaming
Shelf Life: Two years from date of manufacture

Chemical Description:
Alconox consists primarily of a homogeneous blend of sodium linear alkylaryl sulfonate,
alcohol sulfate, phosphates, carbonates. Alconox is anionic in nature.

Cleaning Validation Methods:
Test a parameter of rinse water before and after rinsing the cleaned surface. No significant
change in the parameter indicates no detectable residue. Parameters measured
include: pH, conductivity, UV, TOC, HPLC, sodium concentration, phosphorus concentration,
anionic surfactant concentration using inexpensive detergent water testing kits,
surface tension, and surface analysis. Pharmaceutical Cleaning Validation References are
available in the tech info section at www.alconox.com.

Pharmaceutical cleaning validation for residue identification and detection methods for Alconox:
Anionic Surfactant HPLC, kit
Direct UV-vis
Total Organic Carbon (TOC)
Conductivity
Phosphate titration

For more information on these pharmaceutical validation methods, see: https://worldwidejanitor.com/alconox-docs/PCV42301.pdf.

Health Safety Information:
OSHA Hazardous Ingredients: None
RCRA Hazard Class: Non-hazardous
Flammability: Non-flammable
Latex Content: None in detergent, packaging materials or adhesives.
Oral Toxicity: LD50 > 5000 mg/kg oral rat
No ingredient defined as an oral toxicant by OSHA
Eye Irritation: Mild to Moderate eye irritant if not rinsed
Inhalation Toxicity: Non-irritating solution, powder a potential irritant
VOC Content: 0%
Carcinogenicity:
NTP = No IARC = No OSHA = No
All ingredients in ALCONOX are listed in TSCA inventory. USDA NSF cat A1

Availability:
Case of 9 (qty), 4 lbs boxes [1104]
25 lbs carton [1125]
50 lbs carton [1150]
100 lbs drum [1101]
300 lbs drum [1103]
Case of 12 Dispenser Boxes [1112-1]

Alconox MSDS Sheet 7/22/2015 updated
  • Model: ALC 1100






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