Zirconium Oxychloride Crystals (CELCHEM 51103-39)

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

Section 1: PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

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Product Name: CELCHEM 51103-39 Zirconium Oxychloride Solution
Issue Date: 9/10/2002

2. Composition / Information on Components

Product Name: Zirconium Oxychloride
Chemical Name:Zirconium Oxychloride
CAS Number: 7699-43-6
Formula: ZrOCl2 8H2O in aqueous solution

Typical CompositionCAS #’s%
ZrOCl2 8H2O 7699-43-6 52%
Water 7732-18-5 48%

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.

Exposure Standard: The ACGIH has established a TLV for zirconium of 5 mg/m3. OSHA has established a PEL of 5 mg/m3 for zirconium. The STEL is 10 mg/m3. 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.

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

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II. PERSONAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

Ventilation: Use with local exhaust ventilation sufficient to minimize vapor exposure below PEL/TLV exposure limits.
Eye: Chemical goggles and face shield.
Melting Point: N/A
Skin: Rubber or neoprene gloves
Vapor Pressure: N/A
Respiratory: Use NIOSH approved “PAPRD/SA:CF” or better respirator for concentrations at or above PEL and TLV. For concentrations below PEL and TLV, NIOSH approved “DM” or better dust mask are recommended.
Other: Long sleeve shirt and long pants to cover entire body where exposure will be prolonged or repeated.
Work/Hygienic Practices: Do not use unless eye bath and safety shower are available in the work area. Wash hands before eating, drinking, smoking, or using restroom. Use good housekeeping practices.

 

III. HEALTH INFORMATION PHYSIOLOGICAL & HEALTH EFFECTS Routes of Entry:

Eyes: Corrosive to eyes
Skin: Causes irritation, local swelling and redness
Inhalation: Long term inhalation to vapor exposure is irritating and harmful.
Ingestion: Corrosive to digestive tract
Carcinogenicity: Ingredients not listed on NTP. Ingredients not listed in IARC monographs.

 

EMERGENCY & FIRST AID PROCEDURES

Eyes: Immediately flush eyes in clear running water for at least 15 minutes lifting upper and lower lids periodically. Get medical attention immediately.
Skin: Flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. If irritation results, seek medical attention. Wash clothing before reuse.
Inhalation: Remove victim to fresh air. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. If breathing has stopped, administer artificial respiration or cardiopulmonary resuscitation. If breathing does not return to normal within a few minutes, get medical attention immediately.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Give limewater or milk of magnesia. If these are not available, give large quantities of water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical attention immediately.

 

SYMPTOMS OF OVEREXPOSURE

Eyes: Solutions are corrosive to eye tissue and cause severe pain.
Skin: Irritating and painful
Inhalation: Repeated and prolonged exposure may result in respiratory irritation, pulmonary injury or disease. NOTE: The risk of chronic pulmonary injury or disease is increased for individuals who smoke.
Ingestion: Causes severe irritation of the mouth and throat, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea.

 

IV. REACTIVITY DATA

Stability: Heating will liberate HCl gas.
MSDS No. 032 Page 3
Conditions To Avoid: Exposure to heat
Incompatibility: Avoid contact with combustible materials, carbides, chlorates, nitrates, fulminates, picrates, metallic powders, sulfides, strong reducing agents, or strong alkalies.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: HCl gas
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur

 

V. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance and Odor: Pale yellow to colorless solution
Boiling Point: >100oC
Freezing Point: 5oF
Melting Point: N/A
Vapor Density (air = 1): Heavier than air
Vapor Pressure (mmHg & Temp): Less than 450 mm Hg at 30oC
Solubility: Soluble in water.
Specific Gravity (H2O =1): 1.30 –1.37
Molecular Weight: 322.12 a.w.u.
pH: <1.0 as a 17.0% - 20.0% ZrO2 solution

 

VI. SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

Handling and Storage
Precautions: Store upright in a cool, dry, well ventilated area. Keep containers closed at all times when not in use. Avoid contamination. See section on incompatibility data.

 

VII. FIRE PROTECTION INFORMATION

Flash Point: None
Flammable Limits: Not flammable
Extinguishing Media: Use extinguishing media to surrounding fire.
MSDS No. 032 Page 4
Special Firefighting Procedures: This material releases hydrogen chloride gas when heated above 410C. Solutions are acidic and corrosive to skin, eyes, mucous membranes. Fire fighters should wear self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing when fighting fires in the area of this material.
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: This product is not flammable but when strongly heated it will emit corrosive and irritating fumes. Solutions of product are corrosive. Cool containers with water spray. Avoid contact with and avoid breathing fumes, mists, or solutions.

 

VIII. TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS

DOT Proper Shipping Name: Corrosive Liquid, Acidic Inorganic, n.o.s. (Zirconium Oxychloride Solution)
DOT Classification: 8
UN/NA Identification: UN3264
Number:
Packing Group: II
Other Labels: Corrosive

 

IX. SPILL AND LEAK PROCEDURES

Precaution if Spilled or Released: Contain released material by diking and neutralize with soda ash. Neutralizing
Chemicals: Soda Ash or Slaked Lime
Waste Disposal
Methods: Consult state or federal regulating agencies for disposal procedure. Reportable
Quantities: 5,000 lbs