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Potassium Hexafluorozirconate MSDS Number: BYC-0601
Effective Date:JAN.16,2006
1. Product Identification
Synonyms : Potassium Hexafluorozirconate
CAS No : 16923-95-8
Molecular Weight : 283.41
Chemical Formula : K2ZrF6
2. Composition/Information on Ingredients

NAME

CAS No

PERCENT

EC SYMBOL

EC RISK PHRASES

Potassium Zirconium Hexafluoride

16923-95-8

98%min

T

23/25-21-36/38-52/53

3. Hazards Identification
Potassium Zirconium Hexafluorie is toxic by inhalation and if swallowed and is irritating to the eyes and skin
4. First Aid Measures
INHALATION :Remove to fresh air If breathing has stopped, administer artificial respiration Give oxygen, keep warm and seek
immediate medical attention.
SKIN CONTACT :Rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical attention.
EYE CONTACT :
Rinse immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and seek medical attention
INGESTION : Wash out mouth with water Do not induce vomiting. Seek immediate medical attention.
5. Fire Fighting Measures
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA :Suitable Apprepriate for surrounding fire; Not Suitable -None
COMBUSTION PRODUCTS :May give off toxic fluoride fumes
SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS :Use breathing apparatus
6. Accidental Release Measures
Observe any warning Labels on the container. Take precautions to avoid creation and breathing dust.
Contain and damp down any spilled material, collect by vacuum or shovel and place into labeled containers for disposal (See Section 13). Neutralize any contaminated area with lime and then rise with water to drain (See Section 12).
7. Handling and Storage
HANDLING PRECAUTIONS: Handle weight this product under conditions of local exhaust ventilation to avoid breathing dust. Avoid swallowing and eye or skin contact.
SRORAGE CONDITIONS: Store in sound, tightly sealed drums in a dry environment.
8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
RESPIRATORY: Personal exposure must be controlled to conform with local regulations See (Section 16). Wear dust masks to EN 149 FFPZ HAND: Wear plastic gloves
EYE: Wear face shield
SKIN: Wear plastic apron and wear face shield
9. Physical and Chemical Properties

Appearance :

Fine white powder

Odour :

None

PH :

4(1% In water)

Melting Point/Range :

Decomposes600°Cmin

Boiling Point/Range :

Decomposes600°Cmin

Flash Point :

Not flammable

Autoflammability:

LFL- Not flammable

Autoflammability :

400°Cmin

Explosive Pronrtiles :

Not explosive

Oxidising Properties

Not an oxidiser

Vapur Pressure :

Not determinated-high melting point solid

Relative Density

3.5

Bulk Density :

2.4g cm3

Solubility:

Water -20g /t at 20°C Fat -Not determined, but likely to be low for inorganic compounds

10. Stability and Reactivity
STABLY (YES/NO): Yes
CONDITIONS TO AVOID: None Known
MATERIALS TO AVOID :Mixing with strong acids may evolve hydrogen fluoride fumes
HAZADOUS DECOM POSITION PRODUCTS :Toxic fluoride fumes if heated above 600C
11. Toxicological Information
ACUTE EFFECTS:
Inhalation: On the basis of tests carried out on similar products this substance is likely to be toxic.
Skin contact: Irritant
Eye contact: Irritant
Ingestion :This substance is likely to be toxic if swallowed
CHRONIC EFFECTS:
Regular and repeated contact with the skin may give rise to pustular dermatitis. Prolonged exposure by Inhalation to sublethal levels may give rise to epistaxis (nose bleed).
12. Ecological Information
May be harmful to aquatic organisms ( 96 hr LC50=10-100mg/l for rainbow trout) .May inhibit activated sludge respiration at levels above 100mg/l.
13. Disposal Considerations
Users should acquaint themselves with local regulations.
Disposal is usually carried out by treatment under controlled conditions at a licensed waste material processor. If burnt, stack gases need to be scrubbed (See Section 5 above).
Aqueous solutions may be neutralized with lime.
14. Transport Information
Proper Shipping Name: Toxic solids, inorganic, N.O.S.(Potassium Zirconium Hexafluoride)
UN Number : 3288
Hazard Class : 6.1
ADR/RID : Item 65C , Hazard No.60
Symbol : SKULL & CROSSONES
Packing Group :III
LATA/DGR Limits : 100kg Passenger 200kg Cargo
15. Regulatory Information
EEC CLASSIFICATION :
Classified according to the Directives 67/548/EEC and 88/379/EEC and their various amendments:
Name: Potassium Zirconium Hexafluoride
EEC Number: 240-985-6
Warning Symbols: T
Warning Words: TOXIC
Risk Phrases: R23/25: Toxic by inhalation and if swallowed
R21: Harmful in contact with skin
R36/38: Irritating to eyes and skin
R52/53: Harmful to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term avcerse effects in the aquatic environment
Safety Phrases: S26: in case of contact with eyes rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical attention.
S36: Wear suitable protective clothing
S44: If you feel unwell, seek medical attention (show labelwhere possible)
S57: Use appropriate containment to avoid environmental contamination.
16. Other Information
GS :Occupational Exposure Standard for fluorides=2.5mg(F)/m3 (8hr TWA)
Occupational Exposure Standard for zirconium compounds =5mg (Zr)/m3 (8hr TWA)
DEMARK FINLAND NORWAY & US-ACGH:
Exposure limits for zirconium compounds as mg (Zr)/m3 (8hr TWA)=5
DEMARK FINLAND NORWAY & US-ACGH:
Exposure limits for fluorides as mg (F)/m 3 (8hr TWA)=2.5
NORWAY: Exposure limits for fluorides as mg (F)/m 3 (8hr TWA)=0.6
SWEDEN: Exposure limits for fluorides as mg (F)/m 3 (8hr TWA)=2.0
Reference:
(1) BIBRA PROJECT NO.3.605,MAY 1986
(2) Novye Dannye Po Toksikologii Redkikh Metally Soedinemii
(3) WRC Report No. 6545 March 1978
(4) WRC Report No.629 S , July 1977.
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