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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 1011
Revision Date: September 11, 2017
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Silt

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-10553
Signal Word
DANGER
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Carcinogenicity (Category 1). May cause cancer (H350). Obtain special instructions before use (P201). Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood (P202). Use personal protective equipment as required (P281).

Hazard class: Specific target organ toxicity, repeated exposure (Category 1A). Causes damage to organs, lungs (H372).
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SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Silt

Synonyms: Majority silicon dioxide, quartz, crystalline silica
14808-60-7 SiO2 60.09 95-99.9%
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell.
If inhaled: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do so. Continue rinsing.
If on skin: Wash with plenty of water.
If swallowed: Rinse mouth. Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell.
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Nonflammable, noncombustible solid. Caution: avoid contact with powerful oxidizing agents such as fluorine, chlorine trifluoride and oxygen difluoride as it may cause fires. Avoid contact with hydrofluoric acid, production of the corrosive gas silicon tetrafluoride may occur.

In case of fire: Use a tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher.
NFPA Code
None established
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Ventilate the area. Contain the spill with sand or absorbent material and deposit in a sealed bag or container. See Sections 8 and 13 for further information.
SECTION 7 — HANDLING AND STORAGE
Flinn Suggested Chemical Storage Pattern: Inorganic Miscellaneous.
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection. Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
ACGIH: TWA: 0.025 mg/m3 (respirable dust)
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Solid red, pink, tan, black crystals or granules.
Odorless.
Melting point: 2230 °C
Boiling point: 1710 °C
Specific gravity: 2.65
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid contact with powerful oxidizing agents such as fluorine, chlorine trifluoride and oxygen difluoride as it may cause fires. Avoid contact with hydrofluoric acid, production of the corrosive gas silicon tetrafluoride may occur.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: may cause eye irritation. Long term inhalation of the dust may cause coughing, sneezing and shortness of breath. Pre existing respiratory conditions may be affected by dust.
ORL-RAT LD50: N.A.
IHL-RAT LC50: N.A.
SKN-RBT LD50: N.A.
SECTION 12 — ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
N.A.
SECTION 13 — DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Please review all federal, state and local regulations that may apply before proceeding.
Flinn Suggested Disposal Method #26a is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
DOT: Not a dangerous good.
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA-listed, EINECS-listed (238-878-4).
SECTION 16 — OTHER INFORMATION
This Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is for guidance and is based upon information and tests believed to be reliable. Flinn Scientific, Inc. makes no guarantee of the accuracy or completeness of the data and shall not be liable for any damages relating thereto. The data is offered solely for your consideration, investigation, and verification. The data should not be confused with local, state, federal or insurance mandates, regulations, or requirements and CONSTITUTE NO WARRANTY. Any use of this data and information must be determined by the science instructor to be in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws and regulations. The conditions or methods of handling, storage, use and disposal of the product(s) described are beyond the control of Flinn Scientific, Inc. and may be beyond our knowledge. FOR THIS AND OTHER REASONS, WE DO NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE HANDLING, STORAGE, USE OR DISPOSAL OF THIS PRODUCT(S).
Consult your copy of the Flinn Science Catalog/Reference Manual for additional information about laboratory chemicals.