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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 238
Revision Date: March 25, 2014
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Chromium Chloride

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-9616
Signal Word
DANGER
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Acute toxicity, oral (Category 4). Harmful if swallowed (H302). Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product (P270).

Hazard class: Skin corrosion or irritation (Category 1). Causes severe skin burns and eye damage (H314).

Hazard class: Sensitization, skin and respiratory tract (Category 1). May cause an allergic skin reaction or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled (H317+H334). Avoid breathing dust or fumes (P261).
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SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Chromium chloride hydrate

Synonyms: Chromium(III) chloride; Chromic chloride
10060-12-5 CrCl3•6H2O 266.48
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
Immediately call a POISON CENTER or physician (P310).
If inhaled:If breathing is difficult, remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing (P304+P341). If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do so. Continue rinsing (P305+P351+P338). If on skin: Immediately remove all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water (P303+P361+P353). Wash contaminated clothing before reuse (P363).
If swallowed: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting (P301+P330+P331).
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Nonflammable, noncombustible solid.
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
Do not allow solid to become airborne. Ventilate area. Gather up material in a pile (do not sweep). Place in a suitable container and dispose. 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.
Deliquescent. Store in a cool, dry place within a Flinn Chem-Saf™ bag. Do not breathe dust or fumes (P260). Use only in a hood or well-ventilated area (P271).
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection (P280). Wash hands thoroughly after handling (P264). Contaminated clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace (P272). Use only in a hood or well-ventilated area (P271). In case of inadequate ventilation, wear respiratory protection (P285).
Exposure guidelines: PEL 0.5 mg/m3 (OSHA); TLV 0.5 mg/m3 (ACGIH)
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Green, black, or violet crystals. Odorless.
Soluble: Water and alcohol. Insoluble in ether.
Melting point: 53 °C
pH (solution): ~2
Specific gravity: 1.76
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid contact with moisture and oxidizing agents. Toxic fumes are emitted on decomposition.
Shelf life: Fair to poor, deliquescent. See Section 7 for further information.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Highly toxic, corrosive.
Chronic effects: N.A.
Target organs: N.A.
ORL-RAT LD50: 1790 mg/kg
IHL-RAT LC50: N.A.
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: Not regulated. Hazard class: N/A. UN number: N/A.
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA-listed, EINECS-listed (233-038-3), RCRA code D010.
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).
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