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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET


Iron(iii) chloride hexahydrate, reagent acs (lumps)
96100


**** SECTION 1 - CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION ****


MSDS Name: Iron(iii) chloride hexahydrate, reagent acs (lumps)

     Ferric chloride hexahydrate.
Company Identification:  Acros Organics N.V.
                         One Reagent Lane
                         Fairlawn, NJ  07410
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          **** SECTION 2 - COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS ****

+----------------+--------------------------------------+----------+-----------+
|      CAS#      |              Chemical Name           |    %     |  EINECS#  |
|----------------|--------------------------------------|----------|-----------|
|    10025-77-1  |Iron (III)  chloride, hexahydrate     |   100    | unlisted  |
+----------------+--------------------------------------+----------+-----------+
          Hazard Symbols: C
          Risk Phrases: 22 34

                  **** SECTION 3 - HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION ****

                               EMERGENCY OVERVIEW
Appearance: Not available.
Warning! Hygroscopic. May cause central nervous system effects. May
cause cardiac disturbances. May cause liver and kidney damage. May
cause severe respiratory and digestive tract irritation with possible
burns. May cause severe eye and skin irritation with possible burns.
Target Organs: Kidneys, central nervous system, liver.

Potential Health Effects
     Eye:
          May cause severe eye irritation.  May cause eye burns.
     Skin:
          Exposure may cause irritation and possible burns.
     Ingestion:
          The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully
          investigated.
          Based upon known information concerning inorganic iron-containing
          substances, may cause severe digestive tract irritation with nausea,
          vomiting, diarrhea, and hemorrhage. May cause delayed effects
          including cardiovascular disturbances, liver/kidney damage, cerebral
          swelling, coma, and death.



     Inhalation:
          May cause respiratory tract irritation.
     Chronic:
          Not available.
          Repeated exposure may cause an increase in body iron content with
          possible damage to the spleen and liver.



                    **** SECTION 4 - FIRST AID MEASURES ****

     Eyes:
          Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes,
          occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids. Get medical aid
          immediately.
     Skin:
          Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes
          while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if
          irritation develops or persists.
     Ingestion:
          Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4
          cupfuls of milk or water. Get medical aid immediately.
     Inhalation:
          Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing,
          give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
          Get medical aid.
     Notes to Physician:
          Treat symptomatically and supportively.
     Antidote:
          The use of Deferoxamine as a chelating agent should be determined
          only by qualified medical personnel.

                  **** SECTION 5 - FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES ****

     General Information:
          As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in
          pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full
          protective gear. Water Reactive. Material will react with water and
          may release a flammable and/or toxic gas. Substance is
          noncombustible.
     Extinguishing Media:
          Substance is noncombustible; use agent most appropriate to
          extinguish surrounding fire.
     Autoignition Temperature: Not available.
     Flash Point: Not available.
     NFPA Rating: Not published.
     Explosion Limits, Lower: Not available.
                       Upper: Not available.

                **** SECTION 6 - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES ****

     General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated
                          in Section 8.
     Spills/Leaks:
          Sweep up, then place into a suitable container for disposal. Avoid
          generating dusty conditions.

                   **** SECTION 7 - HANDLING and STORAGE ****

     Handling:
          Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and
          wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust
          generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid
          ingestion and inhalation.
     Storage:
          Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry,
          well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Corrosives
          area.

          **** SECTION 8 - EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION ****

     Engineering Controls:
          Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.

                                 Exposure Limits
+--------------------+-------------------+-------------------+-----------------+
|   Chemical Name    |        ACGIH      |       NIOSH       |OSHA - Final PELs|
|--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
| Iron (III)  chlorid|as Fe: 1 mg/m3     |1 mg/m3 TWA        |none listed      |
| e, hexahydrate     | TWA  (listed      | (listed under     |                 |
|                    |under IRON SALTS   | IRON SALTS        |                 |
|                    | (SOLUBLE)).       |(SOLUBLE)).        |                 |
+--------------------+-------------------+-------------------+-----------------+

     OSHA Vacated PELs:
          Iron (III)  chloride, hexahydrate:
          as Fe: 1 mg/m3 TWA (listed under IRON SALTS (SOLUBLE)

     Personal Protective Equipment

                 Eyes:
                       Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical
                       safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face
                       protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133.
                 Skin:
                       Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure.
             Clothing:
                       Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize
                       contact with skin.
          Respirators:
                       Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR
                       1910.134. Always use a NIOSH-approved respirator when
                       necessary.

             **** SECTION 9 - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES ****

Physical State:             Solid
Appearance:                 Not available.
Odor:                       None
pH:                         Not available.
Vapor Pressure:             Negligible.
Vapor Density:              Not available.
Evaporation Rate:           Negligible.
Viscosity:                  Not available.
Boiling Point:              280 - 285 deg C @ 760.00mm Hg
Freezing/Melting Point:     37 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:  Not available.
Solubility:                 readily soluble in alcohol, acetone and
Specific Gravity/Density:   Not available.
Molecular Formula:          FeCl3.6H2O
Molecular Weight:           270.29

                 **** SECTION 10 - STABILITY AND REACTIVITY ****

     Chemical Stability:
          Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage
          and handling conditions.
     Conditions to Avoid:
          High temperatures, incompatible materials.
     Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
          Allyl chloride, metals, potassium, sodium.
     Hazardous Decomposition Products:
          Hydrogen chloride.
     Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.

                **** SECTION 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION ****

     RTECS#:
          CAS# 10025-77-1: NO5425000
     LD50/LC50:
          Not available.
     Carcinogenicity:
       Iron (III)  chloride, hexahydrate -
          Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
     Epidemiology:
          No information available.
     Teratogenicity:
          No information available.
     Reproductive Effects:
          No information available.
     Neurotoxicity:
          No information available.
     Mutagenicity:
          Cytogenetic Analysis: rat Ascites tumor, 500 mg/kg. DNA Inhibition:
          human lymphocyte, 4800 umol/L.
     Other Studies:
          None.

                  **** SECTION 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION ****

     Environmental Fate:
          No information reported.
     Physical/Chemical:
          No information available.
     Other:
          None.

                 **** SECTION 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS ****

Dispose of in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local regulations.
RCRA D-Series Maximum Concentration of Contaminants:
None listed.
RCRA D-Series Chronic Toxicity Reference Levels: None
listed.
RCRA F-Series: None listed.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.
Not listed as a material banned from land disposal
according to RCRA.

                  **** SECTION 14 - TRANSPORT INFORMATION ****

     US DOT
          Shipping Name: FERRIC CHLORIDE, ANHYDROUS
           Hazard Class: 8
              UN Number: UN1773
          Packing Group: III
     IMO
          Not regulated as a hazardous material.
     IATA
          Not regulated as a hazardous material.
     RID/ADR
          Not regulated as a hazardous material.
     Canadian TDG
          No information available.

                  **** SECTION 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION ****

 US FEDERAL
     TSCA
          CAS# 10025-77-1 is not on the TSCA Inventory. It is a hydrate and
          exempt from TSCA Inventory requirements (40CFR270.3(u)(2)).
        Health & Safety Reporting List
          None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
        Chemical Test Rules
          None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
        Section 12b
          None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
        TSCA Significant New Use Rule
          None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
     SARA
        Section 302 (RQ)
          None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
        Section 302 (TPQ)
          None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
        SARA Codes
          CAS # 10025-77-1: acute.
        Section 313
          No chemicals are reportable under Section 313.
     Clean Air Act:
          This material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants.
          This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors.
          This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
     Clean Water Act:
          None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous
          Substances under the CWA.
          None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority
          Pollutants under the CWA.
          None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants
          under the CWA.
     OSHA:
          None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous
          by OSHA.
 STATE
     Iron (III)  chloride, hexahydr can be found on the following state
     right to know lists: California, (listed as IRON SALTS (SOLUBLE)),
     Pennsylvania, (listed as IRON SALTS (SOLUBLE)), Minnesota, (listed as
     IRON SALTS (SOLUBLE)).
     California No Significant Risk Level:
     None of the chemicals in this product are listed.
 European/International Regulations
     European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
          Hazard Symbols: C
          Risk Phrases:
                       R 22  Harmful if swallowed.
                       R 34  Causes burns.
          Safety Phrases:
                       S 25  Avoid contact with eyes.
                       S 36/37/39  Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves
                       and eye/face protection.
                       S 45  In case of accident of if you feel unwell, seek
                       medical advice immediately (show the label where
                       possible).
   WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
          CAS# 10025-77-1:
   Canada
          None of the chemicals in this product are listed on the DSL/NDSL list.
          WHMIS: Not available.
          CAS# 10025-77-1 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
   Exposure Limits
          CAS# 10025-77-1:.  OEL-DENMARK:TWA 1 mg(Fe)/m3  JANUARY 1993. OEL-FINL
          AND:TWA 1 mg(Fe)/m3  JANUARY 1993. OEL-THE NETHERLANDS:TWA 1 mg(Fe)/m3
          JANUARY 1993. OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 1 mg(Fe)/m3  JANUARY 1993. OEL-UNI
          TED KINGDOM:TWA 1 mg(Fe)/m3;STEL 2 mg(Fe)/m3  JANUARY 1993

                  **** SECTION 16 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ****

     MSDS Creation Date:  3/06/1996  Revision #2 Date:  8/24/1997

     The information above is believed to be accurate and represents the best
     information currently available to us. However, we make no warranty of
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     such information, and we assume no liability resulting from its use. Users
     should make their own investigations to determine the suitability of the
     information for their particular purposes. In no way shall Fisher be liable
     for any claims, losses, or damages of any third party or for lost profits
     or any special, indirect, incidental, consequential or exemplary
     damages, howsoever arising, even if Fisher has been advised of
     the possibility of such damages.
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