|Material Safety Datasheet||CAS No 1341-49-7|
Date Issued: 2008/08/14
|Name||Protea Chemicals - Cape||Emergency Tel||082-490-5011|
|Address||54 Killarney Avenue||Tel||021-550-8100|
|1.Product and Company Identification|
|Trade / Commercial Name||AMMONIUM BIFLUORIDE|
|Chemical Name||Ammonium bifluoride, solid|
|Synonyms||Ammonium hydrogen fluoride; Ammonium hydrogendifluoride; Ammonium fluoride|
|Un No||1727||Hazchem Code||2x|
|Hazardous Components||Ammonium Bifluoride|
|3. Hazards Identification|
Poisonous if inhaled or swallowed.
Skin contact poisonous.
Contact could cause burns to skin and eyes.
Fire could produce irritating or poisonous gases.
Runoff from fire-control or dilution water could cause pollution.
|4. First Aid Measures|
|First Aid Skin||Promptly remove contaminated clothing.|
Wash affected area with plenty of water for at least 20 minutes.
Special treatment by Doctor required.
Seek medical treatment.
|First Aid Eyes||Flush eyes with water for 15 minutes.|
Hold eyelids open while washing.
Seek medical treatment.
|First Aid Ingested||Seek medical treatment.|
|First Aid Inhalation||Remove from contaminated area.|
Have victim lie down and keep warm.
If not breathing give artificial respiration.
Inhaled fumes from a fire may have delayed affects of poisoning.
|5. Fire Fighting Measures|
|Some of these materials may react violently with water.|
SMALL FIRES: Dry chemical, CO2, Halon, water spray or alcohol foam.
LARGE FIRES: Water spray, fog or standard foam is recommended.
Move container from fire area if you can do it without risk.
Cool containers that are exposed to flames with water from the
side until well after the fire is out. Stay away from ends of tanks.
Keep unnecessary people away; isolate hazard area and deny entry.
Stay upwind; keep out of low areas.
Positive-pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and
chemical protective clothing that is specifically recommended by the shipper
or manufacturer may be worn. It will provide little or no thermal protection.
Structural firefighter's protective clothing is NOT effective
with these materials.
|6. Accidental Release Measures|
|Full protective clothing including breathing apparatus|
Contain (avoid spillage from entering drains or water courses)
Restrict access to area.
Provide adequate protective equipment and ventilation.
Remove sources of heat and flame.
Notify occupational and environmental authorities.
SPILL OR LEAK:
Do not touch spilled material.
Stop leak if you can do it without risk.
Use water spray to reduce vapours.
Takeup with sand or other noncombustible absorbent material
and place into containers for later disposal.
Dike liquid spill for later disposal
|7. Handling And Storage|
|Separation of at least 3M from the following classes is recommended.|
Flammable Liquids Flammable Solids
Spontaneously Combustibles Poison
Fire separation of at least 5M or 4Hr fire resistant wall
from the following classes is recommended.
Flammable Gases Dangerous When Wet
Oxidizing Agents Organic Peroxides
Storage in the same room or space is prohibited with the following classes:
The rooms or spaces should be at least 10M apart.
|8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection|
|Occupational Exposure Limits||No Exposure Limits Established|
|Controls||The control measures appropriate for a particular worksite depend|
on how this material is used and on the extent of exposure.
The best protection is to enclose operations and/or provide
local exhaust ventilation at the site of chemical release.
Use a non-sparking, grounded ventilation system separate from other
exhaust ventilation systems. Exhaust directly to the outside.
Supply sufficient replacement air to make up for air removed.
Have a safety shower/eye wash fountain readily available in the immediate work area
|Personal Protection||If engineering controls and work practices are not effective in|
controlling this material, then wear suitable personal protection
equipment, including chemical safety goggles & face shield, boots,
imperious gloves, coveralls, & respiratory protection.
Have appropriate equipment available for use in emergencies.
|9. Physical & Chemical Properties|
|White, deliquescent crystals.|
|10. Stability And Reactivity|
|Conditions to Avoid|
|11. Toxicological Information|
|12. Ecological Information|
|No ecological problems are expected when the product is handled and used with due care.|
|13. Disposal Considerations|
|Disposal Method Product||There are no uniform EC regulations for the disposal of chemicals or residues.|
Chemical residues generally count as special waste.
The disposal of the latter is regulated in the EC member countries through corresponding laws and regulations.
We recommend that you contact the authorities in charge or approved
waste disposal companies which will advise you on how to dispose of special waste.
|Disposal Method Packaging||Disposal in accordance with local legal provisions.|
|14. Transport Information|
|UN No||1727||Hazchem Code||2x|
|IMDG-Shipping Name||AMMONIUM HYDROGEN DIFLUORIDE,SOLID|
|IMDG Code||8111||IMDG-Packaging Group||II|
|Class||Class: 8 Corrosive Group: II|
|15. Regulatory Information|
|EEC Hazard Classification||8|
|Risk Phases||Toxic if swallowed|
|Safety Phases||Do not breathe dust|
In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advise
Wear suitable gloves
|16. Other Information|
|Reason for Alteration: General update.|
The information contained herein is based on the present state of our knowledge.
It characterizes the product with regard to the appropriate safety precautions.
It does not represent a guarantee of the properness of the product.
|All information is given in good faith but without guarantee in respect of accuracy & no responsibility is accepted for errors or omissions or the consequences thereof.|