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Material Safety Data Sheet
Cuprous cyanide MSDS
Section 1: Chemical Product and Company Identification
Product Name: Cuprous cyanide
Catalog Codes: 312011
CAS#: 544-92-3
TSCA: TSCA 8(b) inventory: Cuprous cyanide
CI#: Not available.
Synonym:
Chemical Name: Not available.
Chemical Formula: CuCN
Contact Information:
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MUMBAI 400009 INDIA
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Section 2: Composition and Information on Ingredients
Composition:
Name CAS # % by Weight
Cuprous cyanide 544-92-3 100
Toxicological Data on Ingredients: Cuprous cyanide LD50: Not available. LC50: Not available.
Section 3: Hazards Identification
Potential Acute Health Effects:
Extremely hazardous in case of ingestion, of inhalation. Very hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact
(irritant). Hazardous in case of skin contact (corrosive, sensitizer, permeator). Severe over-exposure can result in death.
Inflammation of the eye is characterized by redness, watering, and itching. Skin inflammation is characterized by itching,
scaling, reddening, or, occasionally, blistering.
Potential Chronic Health Effects:
Extremely hazardous in case of ingestion, of inhalation. Very hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact
(irritant). Hazardous in case of skin contact (corrosive, sensitizer, permeator). CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Not available. TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available. DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not
available. The substance is toxic to blood, kidneys, lungs, the nervous system, liver, mucous membranes. Repeated or
prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage. Repeated exposure to an highly toxic material may
produce general deterioration of health by an accumulation in one or many human organs. Repeated or prolonged inhalation
of dust may lead to chronic respiratory irritation.
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Section 4: First Aid Measures
Eye Contact: Check for and remove any contact lenses. Do not use an eye ointment. Seek medical attention.
Skin Contact:
If the chemical got onto the clothed portion of the body, remove the contaminated clothes as quickly as possible, protecting
your own hands and body. Place the victim under a deluge shower. If the chemical got on the victim's exposed skin, such
as the hands : Gently and thoroughly wash the contaminated skin with running water and non-abrasive soap. Be particularly
careful to clean folds, crevices, creases and groin. If irritation persists, seek medical attention. Wash contaminated clothing
before reusing.
Serious Skin Contact:
Wash with a disinfectant soap and cover the contaminated skin with an anti-bacterial cream. Seek immediate medical
attention.
Inhalation: Allow the victim to rest in a well ventilated area. Seek immediate medical attention.
Serious Inhalation:
Evacuate the victim to a safe area as soon as possible. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband. If
breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. If the victim is not breathing, perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. WARNING: It may
be hazardous to the person providing aid to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation when the inhaled material is toxic, infectious or
corrosive. Seek immediate medical attention.
Ingestion:
Do not induce vomiting. Examine the lips and mouth to ascertain whether the tissues are damaged, a possible indication that
the toxic material was ingested; the absence of such signs, however, is not conclusive. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar,
tie, belt or waistband. If the victim is not breathing, perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Seek immediate medical attention.
Serious Ingestion: Not available.
Section 5: Fire and Explosion Data
Flammability of the Product: May be combustible at high temperature.
Auto-Ignition Temperature: Not available.
Flash Points: Not available.
Flammable Limits: Not available.
Products of Combustion: Some metallic oxides.
Fire Hazards in Presence of Various Substances: Slightly flammable to flammable in presence of oxidizing materials.
Explosion Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:
Risks of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact: Not available. Risks of explosion of the product in
presence of static discharge: Not available. Slightly explosive to explosive in presence of oxidizing materials.
Fire Fighting Media and Instructions:
SMALL FIRE: Use DRY chemical powder. LARGE FIRE: Use water spray, fog or foam. Do not use water jet.
Special Remarks on Fire Hazards: Not available.
Special Remarks on Explosion Hazards: Not available.
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
Small Spill: Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal container.
Large Spill:
Use a shovel to put the material into a convenient waste disposal container. Be careful that the product is not present at a
concentration level above TLV. Check TLV on the MSDS and with local authorities.
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Section 7: Handling and Storage
Precautions:
Keep locked up Keep container dry. Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Empty containers pose a fire
risk, evaporate the residue under a fume hood. Ground all equipment containing material. Do not ingest. Do not breathe dust.
Never add water to this product In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment If ingested, seek medical
advice immediately and show the container or the label. Avoid contact with skin and eyes
Storage:
Keep container dry. Keep in a cool place. Ground all equipment containing material. Keep container tightly closed. Keep in a
cool, well-ventilated place. Highly toxic or infectious materials should be stored in a separate locked safety storage cabinet or
room.
Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
Engineering Controls:
Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below recommended
exposure limits. If user operations generate dust, fume or mist, use ventilation to keep exposure to airborne contaminants
below the exposure limit.
Personal Protection:
Splash goggles. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent. Gloves.
Personal Protection in Case of a Large Spill:
Splash goggles. Full suit. Dust respirator. Boots. Gloves. A self contained breathing apparatus should be used to avoid
inhalation of the product. Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient; consult a specialist BEFORE handling this
product.
Exposure Limits:
TWA: 1 CEIL: 2 (mg/m3) Consult local authorities for acceptable exposure limits.
Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state and appearance: Solid. (Powdered solid.)
Odor: Not available.
Taste: Not available.
Molecular Weight: 89.56 g/mole
Color: White.
pH (1% soln/water): Not applicable.
Boiling Point: Decomposes.
Melting Point: 474C (885.2F)
Critical Temperature: Not available.
Specific Gravity: 2.92 (Water = 1)
Vapor Pressure: Not applicable.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Volatility: Not available.
Odor Threshold: Not available.
Water/Oil Dist. Coeff.: Not available.
Ionicity (in Water): Not available.
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Dispersion Properties: Not available.
Solubility: Insoluble in cold water.
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity Data
Stability: The product is stable.
Instability Temperature: Not available.
Conditions of Instability: Not available.
Incompatibility with various substances: Not available.
Corrosivity: Non-corrosive in presence of glass.
Special Remarks on Reactivity: Not available.
Special Remarks on Corrosivity: Not available.
Polymerization: No.
Section 11: Toxicological Information
Routes of Entry: Dermal contact. Eye contact. Inhalation. Ingestion.
Toxicity to Animals:
LD50: Not available. LC50: Not available.
Chronic Effects on Humans: The substance is toxic to blood, kidneys, lungs, the nervous system, liver, mucous membranes.
Other Toxic Effects on Humans:
Extremely hazardous in case of ingestion, of inhalation. Very hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant). Hazardous in case of
skin contact (corrosive, sensitizer, permeator).
Special Remarks on Toxicity to Animals: Not available.
Special Remarks on Chronic Effects on Humans: Not available.
Special Remarks on other Toxic Effects on Humans: Not available.
Section 12: Ecological Information
Ecotoxicity: Not available.
BOD5 and COD: Not available.
Products of Biodegradation:
Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. However, long term degradation products may arise.
Toxicity of the Products of Biodegradation: The products of degradation are more toxic.
Special Remarks on the Products of Biodegradation: Not available.
Section 13: Disposal Considerations
Waste Disposal:
Section 14: Transport Information
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DOT Classification: CLASS 6.1: Poisonous material.
Identification: : Copper Cyanide : UN1587 PG: II
Special Provisions for Transport: Marine Pollutant
Section 15: Other Regulatory Information
Federal and State Regulations:
Pennsylvania RTK: Cuprous cyanide Massachusetts RTK: Cuprous cyanide TSCA 8(b) inventory: Cuprous cyanide SARA 313
toxic chemical notification and release reporting: Cuprous cyanide CERCLA: Hazardous substances.: Cuprous cyanide
Other Regulations: OSHA: Hazardous by definition of Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).
Other Classifications:
WHMIS (Canada):
CLASS D-1A: Material causing immediate and serious toxic effects (VERY TOXIC). CLASS D-2B: Material causing other toxic
effects (TOXIC).
DSCL (EEC):
R38- Irritating to skin. R41- Risk of serious damage to eyes. R43- May cause sensitization by skin contact.
HMIS (U.S.A.):
Health Hazard: 3
Fire Hazard: 1
Reactivity: 0
Personal Protection: E
National Fire Protection Association (U.S.A.):
Health: 3
Flammability: 1
Reactivity: 0
Specific hazard:
Protective Equipment:
Gloves. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent. Wear appropriate respirator
when ventilation is inadequate. Splash goggles.
Section 16: Other Information
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