Iron (III) Nitrate Nonahydrate



**** MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET ****

Iron (III) Nitrate Nonahydrate
09780

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

MSDS Name: Iron (III) Nitrate Nonahydrate
Catalog Numbers:
I110 100, I110 3, I110 500, I110-100, I110-3, I110-500, S74199, S74200
Synonyms:
Ferric nitrate nonahydrate, Nitric acid iron (3+) salt nonahydrate.
Company Identification: Fisher Scientific
1 Reagent Lane
Fairlawn, NJ 07410
For information, call: 201-796-7100
Emergency Number: 201-796-7100
For CHEMTREC assistance, call: 800-424-9300

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

+------------+------------------------------------+---------+-----------+
| CAS# | Chemical Name | % | Einecs# |
|------------|------------------------------------|---------|-----------|
| 7782-61-8|Iron (III) Nitrate Nonahydrate |>98 |233-899-5 |
+------------+------------------------------------+---------+-----------+
Hazard Symbols: XI O
Risk Phrases: 36/37/38 8

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

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW
Appearance: Slightly purple adhering crystalline mass. DANGER! Oxidize
r. Contact with other material may cause fire. May cause skin and eye
irritation with possible burns. Ingestion of iron compounds may cause
central nervous system depression, kidney and liver damage. May cause
severe digestive tract irritation and heart abnormalities. Inhalation
may cause respiratory tract irritation. Excessive exposure may cause b
lood abnormalities.
Target Organs: Blood, kidneys, heart, central nervous system, liver.

Potential Health Effects
Eye:
Contact with eyes may cause severe irritation, and possible eye
burns.
Skin:
May cause severe skin irritation.
May cause skin burns.
Ingestion:
May cause central nervous system depression, kidney damage, and
liver damage.
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and
diarrhea.
May cause cardiac disturbances.
Inhalation:
May cause respiratory tract irritation.
May cause methemoglobinemia, cyanosis, convulsions, tachycardia,
dyspnea, and death.
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.
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 if cough or other symptoms appear.
Notes to Physician:
Treat symptomatically and supportively.
The usage of an iron chelator must be made 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 applicable.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Explosion Limits, Lower: Not available.
Upper: Not available.

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

General Information: Use proper personal protective equpiment as indicated
in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks:
Wear a self contained breathing apparatus and appropriate Personal
protection. (See Exposure Controls, Personal Protection section).
Sweep up, then place into a suitable container for disposal.

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

Handling:
Wash thoroughly after handling.
Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.
Use with adequate ventilation.
Do not get on skin or in eyes.
Do not ingest or inhale.
Keep away from clothing and other combustible materials.
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 |none listed |none listed |none listed |
| Nonahydrate | | | |
+--------------------+-------------------+-------------------+-----------------+

OSHA Vacated PELs:
Iron (III) Nitrate Nonahydrate:
No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.

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
1010.134. Always use a NIOSH-approved respirator when
necessary.

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

Physical State: Solid
Appearance: Slightly purple adhering crystalline mass.
Odor: None reported.
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Negligible.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate: Negligible.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 257_F
Freezing/Melting Point: 117_F
Decomposition Temperature: 100_C
Solubility: Soluble in water.
Specific Gravity/Density: 1.6840 (water)
Molecular Formula: FeN3O9.9H2O
Molecular Weight: 403.9823

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

Chemical Stability:
Stable. However, may decompose if heated.
Conditions to Avoid:
Incompatible materials, temperatures above 50_C.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
Combustible materials, reducing agents, strong oxidizing agents,
light.
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 available.
Physical/Chemical:
No information available.
Physical/Chemical:
None.

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

Dispose of in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local regulations.
RCRA D-Series Maximum Concentration of Contaminants: Not listed.
RCRA D-Series Chronic Toxicity Reference Levels: Not listed.
RCRA F-Series: Not listed.
RCRA P-Series: Not listed.
RCRA U-Series: Not 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: 3
IATA
Shipping Name: FERRIC NITRATE
Hazard Class: 5.1
UN Number: 1466
Packing Group: 3
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 ****

A. 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.
CERCLA/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.
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.
B. State
Not present on state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.
California No Significant Risk Level:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed.
C. International
Canada
None of the chemicals in this product are listed on the DSL/NDSL list.
CAS# 7782-61-8 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
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.
Exposure Limits:
OEL-DENMARK:TWA 1 mg(Fe)/m3 JANUARY 1993. OEL-FINLAND: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-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 1 m
g(Fe)/m3;STEL 2 mg(Fe)/m3 JANUARY 1993

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

Additional Information:
No additional information available.
MSDS Creation Date: March 28, 1995
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.
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