MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
SECTION 1- CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
MSDS NAME: Ammonium Bifluoride
CATALOG NUMBERS A664-3, A664-500
SYNONYMS: Ammonium Bifluoride; Ammonium Hydrofluoride; Ammonium Difluoride.
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SECTION 2- COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
CAS# CHEMICAL NAME PERCENT EINECS/ELINCS
1341-49-7 Ammonium Bifluoride 100 215-676-4
HAZARD SYMBOLS: T C
RISK PHRASES: 25 34
SECTION 3- HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
APPEARANCE: white solid. DANGER! Causes eye and skin burns. Corrosive. Hygroscopic.
Harmful if swallowed. May cause severe respiratory tract irritation with possible burns. May cause
severe digestive tract irritation with possible burns. May cause skeletal abnormalties.
TARGET ORGANS: Kidneys, respiratory system, skeletal structures.
POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS
EYE: Causes e
e burns. Ma
cause chemical con
uctivitis and corneal dama
SKIN: Contact with liquid is corrosive and causes sever burns and ulceration. May penetrate the
skin and cause sever tissue and bone destruction. May cause skin rash (in milder
cases), and cold and clammy skin with cyanosis and pale color.
INGESTION: Harmful if swallowed. May cause severe and permanent damage to the digestive tract.
May cause kidney damage. May cause perforation of the digestive tract. Causes
severe digestive tract burns with abdominal pain, vomiting, and possible death.
Inorganic fluorides can be harmful. Acute exposure to fluorine compounds can lead to
digestive tract burns, and abdominal pain. Fluorides can reduce calcium levels
leading to fatal hypocalcemia. May cause systemic effects.
INHALATION: Causes chemical burns to the respiratory tract. Inhalation may be fatal as a result of
spasm, inflammation, edema of the larnyx and bronchi, chemical pneumonitis and
pulmonary edema. Aspiration may lead to pulmonary edema. Depletes calcium levels
in the body which can lead to hypocalcemia and death. May cause systemic effects.
CHRONIC: Chronic inhalation and ingestion may cause chronic fluoride poisoning (fluorosis)
characterized by weight loss, weakness, anemia, brittle bones, and stiff joints. May
cause digestive tract disturbances. Effects may be delayed. Chronic exposure to fluoride
may cause systemic toxicity.
SECTION 4 – FIRST AID MEASURES
EYES: Get medical aid immediately. Do NOT allow victim to rub or keep eyes closed. Extensive
irrigation with water is required (at least 30 minutes).
SKIN: Get medical aid immediately. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at
least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing nd shoes. Wash clothing before
reuse. Destsroy contaminated shoes.
INGESTION: Do NOT induce vomiting. 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
INHALATION: get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not
breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Do NOT use
mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. If breathing has ceased apply artificial respiration using
oxygen and a suitable mechanical device such as a bag or mask.
NOTES TO PHYSICIAN: Treat symptomatically and supportively.
SECTION 5 – FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
GENERAL INFORMATION: As in any fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-
demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire,
irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or
combustion. Use water spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool. Wear appropriate
(SCBA) to prevent contact with thermal decomposition products. Contact with metals
may evolve flammable hydrogen gas. Contatiners may explode when heated. Non-
combustible, substance itself does not burn but may decompose upon heating to
produce corrosive and/or toxic fumes.
EXTINGUISHING NOTES: Use water spray to cool fire-exposed containers. Substance is non-
combustible; use agent most appropriate to extinguish surrounding fire. Do NOT get
water inside containers. For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide or water
spray. For large fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, alcohol-resistant foam, or
FLASH POINT: Not Applicable
AUTOIGNITION TEMPERATURE: Not Applicable
EXPLOSION LIMITS, LOWER: Not Applicable
UPPER: Not Available
NFPA RATING: (estimated) Health: 3, Flammability: o, Instability: 0
SECTION 6- ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
GENERAL INFORMATION: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
SPILLS/LEAKS: Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container.
Avoid runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to waterways. Clean up spills
immediately, observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Avoid gen-
erating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.
SECTION 7- HANDLING AND STORAGE
HANDLING: Wash thoroughly after handling. Use only in a well-ventilated area. Minimize dust
generation and accumulation. Do not breathe dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Do not get
in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Do not ingest or
inhale. Use only in a chemical fume hood. Discard contaminated shoes.
STORAGE: Keep away form heat and flame. Keep conatiner closed when not in use. Store in a
tightly closed conatiner. Corrosive area. Keep away form acids. Keep away from
bases. Store protected.
SECTION 8 – EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
ENGINEERING CONTROLS: Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an
eye was facility and a safety shower. Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne con-
CHEMICAL NAME ACGIH NIOSH OSHA-Fin
Ammonium Bifluoride None listed None listed None listed
OSHA VACATED PEL Ls: AMMONIUM BIFLUORIDE: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:
EYES: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety googles as described by
OSHA’s eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European
SKIN: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
RESPIRATORS: A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA’a 29 CFR 1910.134 and
ANSI z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN149 must be followed whenever
workplace conditions warrant a respirator’s use.
SECTION 9- PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
PHYSICAL STATE: Solid
ODOR: Slightly pungent
pH: 3.5 @ 5% solution
VAPOR PRESSURE: 1hPa @ 20 deg C
VAPOR DENSITY: Not available
EVAPORATION RATE: Not available
VISCOSITY: Not available
BOILING POINT: 239.5 deg C
FREEZING/MELTING POINT: 125 deg C
DECOMPOSITION TEMPERATURE: Not available
SOLUBILITY: 630 G/L WATER (20 deg C)
SPECIFIC GRAVITY/ DENSITY: 1 1.5O
MOLECULR FORMULA: H5F2N
MOLECULAR WEIGHT: 57.04
SECTION 10 – STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
CHEMICAL STABILITY: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
CONDITIONS TO AVOID: Incompatible materials, moisture, exposure to moist air or water,
temperatures above 3
00 deg C.
INCOMPATIBILITIES WITH OTHER MATERIALS: Moisture, acids, bases,
HAZARD DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: Hydrogen Fluoride, ammonia,and /or derivatives.
11 – TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
CAS# 1341-49-7 : BQ9200000
LD50/LC50: Not available
ACGIH: A4 – Not classified as a Human Carcinogen (as F) (Listed as Fluorides).
IARC: IARC Group 3 – Not classified (Listed as Fluoride compounds, inorganic, n.o.s.
EPIDEMIOLOGY: No data available
TERATOGENICITY: No data available
REPRODUCTIVE EFFECTS: No data available
NEUROTOXICITY: No data available
MUTAGENICITY: No data available
OTHER STUDIES: No data available
SECTION 12 – ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
NO INFORMAITON AVAILABLE
SECTION 13 – DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Chemical waste generators must determine whether a discarded chemical is classied as a
hazardouos waste. U.S. EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR
Parts 261.3.; Additionally, wste generators must consult state and local hazardous waste reg-
ulations to ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-SERIES: None listed
RCRA U-SERIES: None listed
SECTION 14- TRANSPORT INFORMATION
U.S. DOT IATA RID/ADR IMO TDG
Shipping No information available No information availab le No information available
SECTION 15 – REGULTORY INFORMATION
TSCA: CAS# 1341-49-7 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
HEALTH & SAFETY REPORTING LIST: none of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety
CHEMICAL TEST RULES: None of the chemicals in this product are under a CHEMICAL TEST
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
CERCLA HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES AND CORRESPONDING RQ’s:
CAS# 1349-49-7: 100lb final RQ; 45.4 kg final RQ.
SARA SECTION 302 EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES: N
None of the chemicals in this
product have a TPQ.
SARA CODES: CAS# 1341-49-7: Acute,chronic
SECTION 313: No chemicals are reportable under Section 313
CLEAN AIR ACT: This material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants. This material doesn’t
contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors. This material does not contain any Class 2
CLEAN WATER ACT: CAS # 1341-49-7 is listed as a Hazardous Substance under the CWA.
None of the chemicals are listed as Priority Pollutants under CWA. Non of the chem-
icals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants under the CWA.
OSHA: None of the chemicals in this products are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
STATE: CAS# 1341-49-7 can be found on the following state right to know lists: California,
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusettes.
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: T C
R 25 Toxic if swallowed.
R 34 Causes Burns
S 22 Do not breathe dust.
S 26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek
S 37 Wear suitable gloves.
S 45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advise immediately. (show
the label where possible).
WGK (Water Danger / Protection)
CAS # 1341-49-7 : 1
CANADA – DSL/NDSL
CAS# 1341-49-7 is listed on Canada’s DSL List.
CANADA – WHMIS
This product had a WHMIS classification of E.
CANADIAN INGREDIENT DISCLOSURE ACT:
CAS# 1341-49-7 (listed as Fluoride compounds, inorganic, n.o.s.) is listed on the
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.
EXPOSURE LIMITS: CAS# 1341-49-7: OEL – AUSTRALIA: TWA 2.5 mg(F)/m3
OEL – BELGIUM: TWA 2.5 mg(F)/ m3 OEL- CZECHOSLOVAKIA:TWA 1 mg (F)/ m3;
OEL-DENMARK: TWA 2.5 mg (F)/m3 OEL – FINLAND: TWA 2.5 mg(F)/m3 OEL-
FRANCE: TWA 1 mg(F)/m3; STEL 2 mg (F)/m3 OEL-THE NETHERLANDS – TWA
2.5 mg(F) / m3 OEL – THE PHILLIPINES: TWA 2.5 mg(F)/m3 OEL POLAND:TWA 1mg
(F)/m3 OEL RUSSIA: TWA 0.2 mg/m3;STEL 1mg/m3 OEL-SWEDEN: TWA 2 mg(F)
/m3 OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 1.8ppm (1.5 mg(F)/m3) ; STEL 9.0 ppm OEL- THAILAND
:TWA 2.5 mg(F)/m3 OEL-TURKEY:TWAA 2.5 mg(F)/m3 OEL-UNITED KINGDOM: TWA
/m3 OEL IN BULGARIA, COLOMBI BIA, JORDAN, KORE
A, check ACGIH TLV
OEL IN NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGI TLV
SECTION 16 – ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
MSDS CREATION DATE: 12/12/1997
REVISION #4 DATE: 3/18/2003
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