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Steel wool is a flammable solid. Avoid contact with flames and electricity. Steel wool may spontaneously ignite upon contact with the leads on a typical dry-cell battery.

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Storage:
Inorganic #1
Disposal:
Shelf Life:
Indefinite; will quickly oxidize if stored in a corrosive environment.
Soluble:
Easily in common mineral acids.
Color:
Gray
Odor:
None
Technical Note:
To remove protective coating, soak steel wool in acetone for a few minutes.