Zirconium Oxychloride Solution

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

Section 1: PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Company Identification: 2350 114th Street
Grand Prairie, Texas 75050
USA
Tel: 817-421-3271
Fax: 817-887-3737

For emergencies, call Chemtrec anytime at 1-800-424-9300. Outside US, call Chemtrec Collect at 703-527-3887.
Product Name: CELCHEM 51103-39 Zirconium Oxychloride Solution
Issue Date: 9/10/2002

II. COMPONENT DATA

Product Name: Zirconium Oxychloride Crystals
Formula: See Below
Chemical Name: Zirconium Oxychloride (Zirconyl Chloride)
CAS Number: 7699-43-6

Typical CompositionCAS #’s%
Zirconium Oxychloride Crystals 7699-43-6 >99

Exposure Standard: The ACGIH has established a TLV for hydrochloric acid of 7 mg/m3 ad HCl. OSHA has established a STEL of 10mg/m3 and TWA of 5 mg/m3 for zirconium. The ACGIH has established a TLV for hafnium of 0.5 mg/m3. OSHA has established a PEL of 0.5 mg/m3 for hafnium oxide.

NOTE: Hafnium is naturally occurring in zirconium ores. Commercial grade zirconium contains from 1 to 3% hafnium. Inventories of this product in excess of the Threshold Planning Quantity (TPQ) must be reported under SARA Title III, Sections 311 & 312.

Hazard Ratings: Health = 2 Flammability = 0 Reactivity = 0 0 = Least; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = High; 4 = Extreme;

III. PHYSICAL DATA

Appearance and Odor: White crystalline solid with a slight hydrochloric acid odor.
Boiling Point: N/A – Decompose to ZrO2 at approximately 200°C
Melting Point: N/A – Loses water on heating.
Vapor Density (air = 1): N/A
Vapor Pressure: N/A
Solubility in water: Complete
Specific Gravity (H2O =1): Approximately 1.5
pH: Approximately 1.0 or less (50g zirconium oxychloride/50g H2O)
Other (i.e. wt. per gallon): Bulk density = 30 – 40 lb/ft3

 

IV. FIRE PROTECTION INFORMATION

Flash Point: Non-noncombustible
Flammable Limits: N/A
Extinguishing Media: N/A
Special Firefighting Procedures: None
Unusual Fire & Explosion Hazards: Material stored in an area where a fire occurs will generate hydrogen chloride fumes only if significant heating occurs.

 

V. REACTIVITY DATA

Stability: Stable
Conditions To Avoid: Heat – Zirconium oxychloride will first lose water on heating. Further heating will result in evolution of hydrogen chloride fumes.
Incompatibility: None
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Hydrogen chloride fumes if heated.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.

 

VI. PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

Ventilation: Local exhaust ventilation to minimize dust exposure below PEL/TLV exposure limits.
Eye: Wear safety glasses with side shields, face shield, or goggles as appropriate for the processing situation.
Skin: Rubber gloves. Wear impervious apron if appropriate to avoid getting solution onto clothing.
Respiratory: None for handling small quantities. This material is not dusty. Use appropriate NIOSH approved respirator if hydrogen chloride or zirconium exposure limit might be exceeded.
Other: Use a fume hood if breathing or reacting with other material.
MSDS No. 057 Page 3

 

VII. HEALTH AND FIRST AID PHYSIOLOGICAL & HEALTH EFFECTS Routes of Entry:

Eyes: Yes
Skin: Yes (hydrogen chloride)
Inhalation: Yes (dust)
Ingestion: Yes
Toxicity: Toxicity of this compound is primarily due to its acidic behavior.
Data: Inhalation - Rat LCLo: 500 mg/m3 for 30 min.
Oral – Rat – LD50 : 3500 mg/kg
Intraperitoneal – Rat – LD50: 400 mg/kg

 

EMERGENCY & FIRST AID PROCEDURES

Eyes: Flush eyes with large quantities of running water for at least 15 minutes. Hold the eyelids apart during the irrigation to insure flushing the entire surface of the eye and lids. Call a physician for further instructions.
Skin: Wash skin immediately with plenty of water. Get medical attention if irritation persists.
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. Get medical attention.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Give large quantities of water. Never attempt to give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical attention immediately.
NOTE TO PHYSICIAN (Including Antidotes): Treat as significant hydrochloric acid exposure

 

VIII. SPILL AND LEAK PROCEDURES

Precaution if Spilled or Released: None. Sweep up spilled material and dispose.
Neutralizing Chemicals: Limestone, soda ash, lime.
Waste Disposal Methods: This material cannot be direct disposed of in a landfill. First, dissolve in water, then neutralize slowly with limestone, lime slurry, soda ash or dilute caustic solution. Neutralized slurry can be dewatered and the resulting solids may be disposed of in an approved landfill.
Reportable Quantities: When contacted with water it forms: characteristics of corrosivity, 100 lbs.
Reportable quantity: CAS 77647-01-1, Hydrochloric Acid, 22% by weight, 5000 lbs.

 

IX. TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS

DOT Proper Shipping Name: Corrosive Solids, Acidic, Inorganic, n.o.s. (Zirconium Oxychloride)
DOT Classification: 8
UN/NA Identification:
Number: UN3260
Packing Group: II
Other Labels: Corrosive

 

X. SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

Handling and Storage Precautions: Package in sealed plastic or plastic-lined containers. Store upright in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area. Avoid contact with water. Keep containers closed at all times when not in use. Avoid contamination. Use normal precautions for lifting/transporting heavy loads.