MAGNESIUM TURNINGS

·  1 Identification of substance:

  • Product name: Magnesium turnings
  • Stock number: 131112
  • Manufacturer/Supplier:
    Phone: 91 22 56313162
    Web Site:

·    2 Composition/Data on components:

  • Chemical characterization:
               Description: (CAS#)                                        
    Magnesium (CAS# 7439-95-4), 100%
  • Identification number(s):
  • EINECS Number: 231-104-6
  • EU Number: 012-002-00-9

·    3 Hazards identification

  • Hazard description: F flammable
  • Information pertaining to particular dangers for man and environment
    R 11 Flammable.
    R 15 Contact with water liberates extremely flammable gases.
  • Classification system
  • HMIS ratings (scale 0-4)

      (Hazardous Materials Identification System)

    Health (acute effects) = 0
    Flammability = 2
    Reactivity = 1

·    4 First aid measures

  • After inhalation:Supply fresh air. If required, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm.Seek immediate medical advice.
  • After skin contact :Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly. Seek immediate medical advice.
  • After eye contact:Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then consult a doctor.
  • After swallowing Seek immediate medical advice.

·    5 Fire fighting measures

  • Suitable extinguishing agents Extinguishing powder. Do not use water.
  • For safety reasons unsuitable extinguishing agents
    Carbon dioxide
    Halogenated extinguisher
  • Special hazards caused by the material, its products of combustion or
      resulting gases:
    Contact with water releases hydrogen (explosive).
  • Protective equipment:Wear self-contained respirator.Wear fully protective impervious suit.

·    6 Accidental release measures

  • Person-related safety precautions:Wear protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away. Ensure adequate ventilation.Keep away from ignition sources
  • Measures for environmental protection: Do not allow material to be released to the environment without proper governmental permits.
  • Measures for cleaning/collecting: Ensure adequate ventilation.
    Do not flush with water or aqueous cleansing agents Keep away from ignition sources.
  • Additional information: See Section 7 for information on safe handling
    See Section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.
    See Section 13 for disposal information.

·    7 Handling and storage

  • Handling
  • Information for safe handling:
    Handle under dry argon.
    Keep container tightly sealed.
    Store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers.
    Ensure good ventilation at the workplace.
  • Information about protection against explosions and fires:
    Keep ignition sources away.
    Protect against electrostatic charges.
  • Storage
  • Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles:
    Store in a cool location.
  • Information about storage in one common storage facility:
    Store away from water/moisture.
    Store away from oxidizing agents.
  • Further information about storage conditions:
    Store under dry inert gas.
    Protect from humidity and water.
    Keep container tightly sealed.
    Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers.

·    8 Exposure controls and personal protection

  • Additional information about design of technical systems:
    Properly operating chemical fume hood designed for hazardous chemicals and having an average face velocity of at least 100 feet per minute.

    Components with limit values that require monitoring at the workplace:
    Not required.
  • Additional information: No data
  • Personal protective equipment
  • General protective and hygienic measures
    The usual precautionary measures for handling chemicals should be followed.
    Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
    Remove all soiled and contaminated clothing immediately.
    Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
  • Breathing equipment:
    Use suitable respirator when high concentrations are present.
  • Protection of hands: Impervious gloves
  • Eye protection:
    Safety glasses
    Full face protection
  • Body protection: Protective work clothing.

·    9 Physical and chemical properties:

  • General Information
  • Form: Turnings
  • Color: Silver-colored
  • Odor: Odorless
  •                                      Value/Range  Unit    Method      
  • Change in condition
  • Melting point/Melting range:                   650 ° C
  • Boiling point/Boiling range:                  1107 ° C
  • Sublimation temperature / start:   Not determined
  • Flash point:                       Not applicable
  • Flammability (solid, gaseous)      Highly flammable.
    Contact with water liberates extremely flammable gases.
  • Ignition temperature:              Not determined
  • Decomposition temperature:         Not determined
  • Explosion limits:
  • Lower:                             Not determined
  • Upper:                             Not determined
  • Vapor pressure:        at  621 ° C            1.33 hPa
  • Density:               at   20 ° C            1.74 g/cm³
  • Solubility in / Miscibility with
  • Water:                             Reacts
    Not determined

·   10 Stability and reactivity

  • Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided:
    Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.
  • Materials to be avoided:
    Oxidizing agents
    Acid chlorides
  • Dangerous reactions
    Contact with water releases flammable gases
    Exothermic reaction with water
  • Dangerous products of decomposition:
    Metal oxide fume

·   11 Toxicological information


  • Acute toxicity:
  • Primary irritant effect:
  • on the skin: Irritant to skin and mucous membranes.
  • on the eye: Irritating effect.
  • Sensitization: No sensitizing effects known.
  • Subacute to chronic toxicity:
    Inhalation of magnesium compounds may cause metal fume fever.  Metallic magnesium which perforates the skin may cause local lesions.  Some magnesium salts have produced muscle weakness, cardiac arrhythmias, respiratory effects and changes in blood chemistry following ingestion.
  • Additional toxicological information:
    To the best of our knowledge the acute and chronic toxicity of this substance is not fully known.
    No classification data on carcinogenic properties of this material is available from the EPA, IARC, NTP, OSHA or ACGIH.

·   12 Ecological information:


  • General notes:
    Do not allow material to be released to the environment without proper governmental permits.

·   13 Disposal considerations


  • Product:
  • Recommendation
    Consult state, local or national regulations to ensure proper disposal.
  • Uncleaned packagings:
  • Recommendation:
    Disposal must be made according to official regulations.

·   14 Transport information

  • DOT regulations:
  • Hazard class:             4.1
  • Identification number:    UN1869
  • Packing group:            III
  • Proper shipping name (technical name):
  • Land transport ADR/RID  (cross-border)
  • ADR/RID class:            4.1 Flammable solids
  • Item:                     13c
  • Danger code (Kemler):     40
  • UN-Number:                1869
  • Description of goods:     Magnesium
  • Maritime transport IMDG:
  • IMDG Class:               4.1
  • UN Number:                1869
  • Packaging group:          III
  • Proper shipping name:     Magnesium
  • Air transport ICAO-TI and IATA-DGR:
  • ICAO/IATA Class:          4.1
  • UN/ID Number:             1869
  • Packaging group:          III
  • Proper shipping name:     Magnesium

·   15 Regulations

  • Product related hazard informations:
  • Hazard symbols: F flammable
  • Risk phrases:
    11  Highly flammable.
    15  Contact with water liberates extremely flammable gases.
  • Safety phrases:
    7/8 Keep container tightly closed and dry.
    43  In case of fire, use powdered extinguishing agent. Never use water.
  • National regulations
    All components of this product are listed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical substance Inventory.
  • Information about limitation of use:
    For use only by technically qualified individuals.

·   16 Other information:

Employers should use this information only as a supplement to other information gathered by them, and should make independent judgement of suitability of this information to ensure proper use and protect the health and safety of employees.  This information is furnished without warranty, and any use of the product not in conformance with this Material Safety Data Sheet, or in combination with any other product or process, is the responsibility of the user.




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