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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET


Iron(III) Nitrate Nonahydrate, Reagent ACS
00631


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


MSDS Name: Iron(III) Nitrate Nonahydrate, Reagent ACS

     Nitric Acid Iron (3+) Salt Nonahydrate.
Company Identification:  Acros Organics N.V.
                         One Reagent Lane
                         Fairlawn, NJ  07410
For information in North America, call:   800-ACROS-01
For emergencies in the US, call CHEMTREC: 800-424-9300

          **** SECTION 2 - COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS ****

+----------------+--------------------------------------+----------+-----------+
|      CAS#      |              Chemical Name           |    %     |  EINECS#  |
|----------------|--------------------------------------|----------|-----------|
|     7782-61-8  |Iron (III) Nitrate Nonahydrate        |   +98    | unlisted  |
+----------------+--------------------------------------+----------+-----------+
          Hazard Symbols: XI O
          Risk Phrases: 36/37/38 8

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

                               EMERGENCY OVERVIEW
Appearance:  off-white or light purple.
Danger! Hygroscopic. May cause methemoglobinemia. May cause central
nervous system effects. May cause cardiac disturbances. May cause
liver and kidney damage. May cause severe skin irritation and
possible burns. May cause severe respiratory and digestive tract
irritation with possible burns. May cause blood abnormalities.
Target Organs: Blood, kidneys, heart, central nervous system, liver.

Potential Health Effects
     Eye:
          No information regarding eye irritation and other potential effects
          was found.
     Skin:
          No information regarding skin irritation and other potential effects
          was found.
     Ingestion:
          May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and
          diarrhea. May cause methemoglobinemia, cyanosis, convulsions, and
          death.
     Inhalation:
          The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully
          investigated. Methemoglobinemia is characterized by dizziness,
          drowsiness, headache, breath shortness, cyanosis with bluish skin,
          rapid heart rate and chocolate-brown blood.
     Chronic:
          May cause methemoglobinemia, which is characterized by
          chocolate-brown colored blood, headache, weakness, dizziness, breath
          shortness, cyanosis, rapid heart rate, unconsciousness and possible
          death.

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

     Eyes:
          Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes,
          occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids. Get medical aid.
     Skin:
          Get medical aid. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and
          water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing
          and shoes.
     Ingestion:
          If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
          Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. 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. Use water spray to keep fire-exposed containers
          cool. Oxidizer. Greatly increases the burning rate of combustible
          materials.
     Extinguishing Media:
          Use water only! Do NOT use carbon dioxide or dry chemical.
     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 or absorb material, then place into a suitable clean, dry,
          closed container for disposal.

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

     Handling:
          Wash thoroughly after handling. Use only in a well ventilated area.
          Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and
          inhalation.
     Storage:
          Do not store near combustible materials. Store in a tightly closed
          container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from
          incompatible substances.

          **** 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) Nitrate |as Fe: 1 mg/m3     |1 mg/m3 TWA        |none listed      |
| Nonahydrate        | TWA  (listed      | (listed under     |                 |
|                    |under IRON SALTS   | IRON SALTS        |                 |
|                    | (SOLUBLE)).       |(SOLUBLE)).        |                 |
+--------------------+-------------------+-------------------+-----------------+

     OSHA Vacated PELs:
          Iron (III) Nitrate Nonahydrate:
          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 protective gloves to prevent skin
                       exposure.
             Clothing:
                       Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin
                       exposure.
          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:                 off-white or light purple
Odor:                       None reported.
pH:                         Not available.
Vapor Pressure:             Negligible.
Vapor Density:              Not available.
Evaporation Rate:           Negligible.
Viscosity:                  Not available.
Boiling Point:              Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point:     0 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:  Not available.
Solubility:                 insoluble
Specific Gravity/Density:   Not available.
Molecular Formula:          FeN3O9.9H2O
Molecular Weight:           404.00

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

     Chemical Stability:
          Stable. However, may decompose if heated.
     Conditions to Avoid:
          Not available.
     Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
          Not available.
     Hazardous Decomposition Products:
          Nitrogen oxides.
     Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.

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

     RTECS#:
          CAS# 7782-61-8: NO7175000
     LD50/LC50:
          CAS# 7782-61-8: Oral, rat: LD50 = 3250 mg/kg.
     Carcinogenicity:
       Iron (III) Nitrate Nonahydrate -
          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:
          No information available.
     Other Studies:
          None.

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

     Ecotoxicity:
          No information available.
     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 NITRATE
           Hazard Class: 5.1
              UN Number: UN1466
          Packing Group: III
     IMO
          Shipping Name: FERRIC NITRATE
           Hazard Class: 5.1
              UN Number: 1466
          Packing Group: III
     IATA
          Shipping Name: FERRIC NITRATE
           Hazard Class: 5.1
              UN Number: 1466
          Packing Group: III
     RID/ADR
          Shipping Name: FERRIC NITRATE
   Dangerous Goods Code: 5.1(22C)
              UN Number: 1466
     Canadian TDG
          Shipping Name: FERRIC NITRATE
           Hazard Class: 5.1(9.2)
              UN Number: UN1466

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

 US FEDERAL
     TSCA
          CAS# 7782-61-8 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 # 7782-61-8: acute, flammable, reactive.
        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) Nitrate Nonahydrate 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: XI O
          Risk Phrases:
                       R 36/37/38  Irritating to eyes, respiratory system
                       and skin.
                       R 8  Contact with combustible material may cause
                       fire.
          Safety Phrases:
                       S 17  Keep away from combustible material.
                       S 24/25  Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
   WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
          CAS# 7782-61-8: 1
   Canada
          None of the chemicals in this product are listed on the DSL/NDSL list.
          This product has a WHMIS classification of C, D2B.
          CAS# 7782-61-8 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
   Exposure Limits
          CAS# 7782-61-8:.  OEL-DENMARK:TWA 1 mg(Fe)/m3  JANUARY 1993. OEL-FINLA
          ND: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-UNIT
          ED KINGDOM:TWA 1 mg(Fe)/m3;STEL 2 mg(Fe)/m3  JANUARY 1993

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

     MSDS Creation Date:  2/07/1996  Revision #1 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
     merchantability or any other warranty, express or implied, with respect to
     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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