MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

Ammonium Bifluoride

ACC#  01110

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SECTION 1- CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

MSDS NAME: Ammonium Bifluoride

CATALOG NUMBERS A664-3,  A664-500

SYNONYMS: Ammonium Bifluoride; Ammonium Hydrofluoride; Ammonium Difluoride.

COMPANY IDENTIFICATION:

Fischer Scientific

1  Reagent  Lane

Fair Lawn, NJ. 07410

FOR INFORMATION, CALL: 201-796-7100

EMERGENCY NUMBER: 201-796-7100

FOR CHEMTREC ASSISTANCE, CALL: 800-424-9300

FOR INTERNATIONAL CHEMTREC ASSISTANCE, CALL: 703-527-3887

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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

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HAZARD SYMBOLS: T C

RISK PHRASES: 25 34

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SECTION 3- HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW

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

 

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e burns. Ma

 

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cause chemical con

 

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uctivitis and corneal dama

 

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e.

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.

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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

immediately.

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.

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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

water spray.

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

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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.

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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.

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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-

entrations low.

EXPOSURE LIMITS:

CHEMICAL NAME ACGIH NIOSH OSHA-Fin

 

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al PELs

Ammonium Bifluoride None listed None listed None listed

OSHA VACATED PEL Ls: AMMONIUM BIFLUORIDE: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this

chemical.

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

Standard  EN166.

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.

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SECTION 9- PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

PHYSICAL STATE: Solid

APPEARANCE: white

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

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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

 

0

00 deg C.

INCOMPATIBILITIES WITH OTHER MATERIALS: Moisture, acids, bases,

 

g

lass.

HAZARD DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: Hydrogen Fluoride, ammonia,and /or derivatives.

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SECTION

 

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11 – TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

RTECS# :

CAS#  1341-49-7  :  BQ9200000

LD50/LC50: Not  available

CARCINOGENICITY:

CAS#  1341-49-7

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

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SECTION 12 – ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

NO INFORMAITON AVAILABLE

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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

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SECTION 14- TRANSPORT INFORMATION

 

 

Canada

U.S. DOT IATA RID/ADR IMO TDG

Shipping No information available No information availab le No information available

Name

Hazard Class:

UN Number:

Packing  Group:

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SECTION 15 – REGULTORY INFORMATION

U.S. FEDERAL

TSCA: CAS# 1341-49-7 is listed on the TSCA inventory.

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

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

 

o

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

Ozone  depletors.

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

RISK PHRASES:

R 25 Toxic if swallowed.

R 34 Causes Burns

SAFETY PHRASES

S 22 Do not breathe dust.

S 26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek

 

 

medical advice.

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

2.5 m

 

g(

F

 

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/m3 OEL IN BULGARIA, COLOMBI BIA, JORDAN, KORE

 

A

A, check ACGIH TLV

OEL IN NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGI TLV

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SECTION 16 – ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

MSDS CREATION DATE: 12/12/1997

REVISION  #4  DATE: 3/18/2003

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available to us. However, we make no warranty of merchantability or any other warranty, express

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Users should make their own investigations to determine the suitability of the informationfor their

particular purposes. In no event shall Fisher be liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any

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damages, howsoever arising, even if Fisher has been advised of the possibility of such damages.