1: Chemical Product and Company Identification
2: Composition and Information on Ingredients Composition:
% by Weight
Data on Ingredients: Potassium
ferrocyanide trihydrate: ORAL (LD50): Acute: 6400 mg/kg [Rat]. 5000 mg/kg
3: Hazards Identification Potential Acute Health Effects:
in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of
inhalation. Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (permeator).
Chronic Health Effects:
EFFECTS: Not available. MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Not available. TERATOGENIC EFFECTS:
Not available. DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available. The substance is toxic to
lungs, mucous membranes. Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can
produce target organs damage.
4: First Aid Measures
Contact: Check for and
remove any contact lenses. Do not use an eye ointment. Seek medical attention.
Contact: After contact
with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water. Gently and thoroughly wash the
contaminated skin with running water and non-abrasive soap. Be particularly
careful to clean folds, crevices, creases and groin. Cover the irritated skin
with an emollient. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.
with a disinfectant soap and cover the contaminated skin with an anti-bacterial
cream. Seek medical attention.
Allow the victim to rest
in a well ventilated area. Seek immediate medical attention.
Inhalation: Not available.
Do not induce vomiting.
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
Ingestion: Not available.
5: Fire and Explosion Data
of the Product: Non-flammable.
Points: Not applicable.
Limits: Not applicable.
of Combustion: Not
Hazards in Presence of Various Substances: Not
Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:
of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact: Not available.
Risks of explosion of the product in presence of static discharge: Not
Fighting Media and Instructions: Not
Remarks on Fire Hazards: Not
Remarks on Explosion Hazards: Not
6: Accidental Release Measures Small Spill:
appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal
container. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the contaminated surface and
dispose of according to local and regional authority requirements.
Spill: Use a shovel to put
the material into a convenient waste disposal container.
7: Handling and Storage Precautions:
not ingest. Do not breathe dust. Wear suitable protective clothing 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
No specific storage is
required. Use shelves or cabinets sturdy enough to bear the weight of the
chemicals. Be sure that it is not necessary to strain to reach materials, and
that shelves are not overloaded.
8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection Engineering Controls:
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.
goggles. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified
respirator or equivalent. Gloves.
Protection in Case of a Large Spill:
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.
Limits: Not available.
9: Physical and Chemical Properties
state and appearance: Solid.
Weight: 422.39 g/mole
(1% soln/water): Not
Point: Not available.
Point: Decomposes. (60°C
Gravity: Not available.
Pressure: Not applicable.
Density: Not available.
Threshold: Not available.
Dist. Coeff.: Not
(in Water): Not available.
Properties: Not available.
10: Stability and Reactivity Data
The product is stable.
of Instability: Not
with various substances: Not
Non-corrosive in presence
Remarks on Reactivity: Not
Remarks on Corrosivity: Not
11: Toxicological Information
of Entry: Eye contact.
to Animals: Acute oral
toxicity (LD50): 5000 mg/kg [Mouse].
Effects on Humans: The
substance is toxic to lungs, mucous membranes.
Toxic Effects on Humans:
in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation. Slightly
hazardous in case of skin contact (permeator).
Remarks on Toxicity to Animals: Not
Remarks on Chronic Effects on Humans: Not
Remarks on other Toxic Effects on Humans: Not
12: Ecological Information
and COD: Not available.
hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. However, long term
degradation products may arise.
of the Products of Biodegradation: The
products of degradation are more toxic.
Remarks on the Products of Biodegradation: Not
13: Disposal Considerations
14: Transport Information
Classification: CLASS 9:
Miscellaneous hazardous material.
hazardous substance, solid, n.o.s. (Potassium ferrocyanide) : UN3077 PG: III
Provisions for Transport: Marine
15: Other Regulatory Information
and State Regulations: TSCA
8(b) inventory: Potassium ferrocyanide trihydrate
Hazardous by definition of Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).
(Canada): CLASS D-2A:
Material causing other toxic effects (VERY TOXIC).
(EEC): R36/38- Irritating
to eyes and skin.
Fire Protection Association (U.S.A.):
Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or
equivalent. Wear appropriate respirator when ventilation is inadequate. Splash
16. Other Information
Nile Chemicals provides the information contained herein
in good faith but makes no representation as to its comprehensiveness or
accuracy. This document is intended only as a guide to the appropriate
precautionary handling of the material by a properly trained person using this
product. Individuals receiving the information must exercise their independent
judgment in determining its appropriateness for a particular purpose. Nile
Chemcials MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO THE INFORMATION SET FORTH HEREIN OR THE
PRODUCT TO WHICH THE INFORMATION REFERS. ACCORDINGLY, Nile Chemicals WILL NOT BE
RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM USE OF OR RELIANCE UPON THIS INFORMATION.
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