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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 187
Revision Date: March 21, 2014
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Cadmium Chloride

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-9550
Signal Word
DANGER
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Acute toxicity, oral (Category 3). Toxic if swallowed (H301). Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product (P270).

Hazard class: Acute toxicity, inhalation (Category 1). Fatal if inhaled (H330).

Hazard class: Germ cell mutagenicity (Category 1). May cause genetic defects (H340). Obtain special instructions before use (P201). Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood (P202).
Hazard class: Carcinogenicity (Category 1). May cause cancer (H350).

Hazard class: Specific target organ toxicity, repeated exposure (Category 1). Causes damage to organs (P372).
Pictograms
SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Cadmium chloride

10108-64-2 CdCl2•5/2H2O 228.34
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
Immediately call a POISON CENTER or physician (P312).
If inhaled: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing (P304+P340).
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 (P330). Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell.

SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Nonflammable solid except as dust.
When heated to decomposition, may emit toxic fumes.
In case of fire: Use a tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher.
NFPA Code
None established
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Sweep up the spill, place in a sealed bag or container, and dispose. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete. See Sections 8 and 13 for further information.
SECTION 7 — HANDLING AND STORAGE
Flinn Suggested Chemical Storage Pattern: Inorganic #2. Store with acetates, halides, sulfates, sulfites, thiosulfates and phosphates. Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a Flinn Chem-Saf™ bag. Keep container tightly closed (P233). Use only in a hood or well-ventilated area (P271).
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection. Wash hands thoroughly after handling (P264). Use only in a hood or well-ventilated area (P271). Use personal protective equipment as required (P281). Wear respiratory protection (P284).
Exposure guidelines: (as Cadmium) PEL 0.005 mg/m3 (OSHA) TLV 0.01 mg/m3 (ACGIH)
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Fine, white to colorless crystals. Odorless.
Soluble: Water and acetone

Melting point: 568 °C
Specific gravity: 3.327
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid the use of this substance on school premises unless you expect to practice strict hygiene in your school laboratory. This substance is not for student use. Avoid contact with strong oxidizers. Reacts violently with potassium.
Shelf life: Indefinite, if stored properly.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Highly toxic, nausea, headache, and vomiting.
Chronic effects: Carcinogen, teratogen, and mutagen.
Target organs: Kidneys and lungs.
ORL-RAT LD50: 88 mg/kg
IHL-RAT LC50: 2300 mg/m3
SKN-RBT LD50: N.A.
SECTION 12 — ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Data not yet available.
SECTION 13 — DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Please review all federal, state and local regulations that may apply before proceeding.
Flinn Suggested Disposal Method #27f is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Cadmium Compounds. Hazard class: 6.1, Keep away from food. UN number: UN2570
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA-listed, EINECS-listed (233-296-7), RCRA code D006.
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.