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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 255.7
Revision Date: March 25, 2014
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Cobalt Chloride Alcohol Solution

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-9644
Signal Word
DANGER
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Flammable liquids (Category 2). Highly flammable liquid and vapor (H225). Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames, and hot surfaces. No smoking (P210).
Hazard class: Skin corrosion or irritation (Category 3). Causes mild skin irritation (H316).
Hazard class: Serious eye damage or irritation (Category 2A). Causes serious eye irritation (H319).
Hazard class: Specific target organ toxicity, single exposure; Narcotic effects (Category 3). May cause drowsiness or dizziness (H336). Avoid breathing mist, vapors or spray (P261).
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). Cobalt chloride, as a solid, is a known human carcinogen (IARC-1).
Hazard class: Reproductive toxicity (Category 1). May damage fertility or the unborn child (H360).


Pictograms
SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Isopropyl alcohol
Cobalt chloride
Water

67-63-0
7791-13-1
7732-18-5
C3H8O
CoCl2•6H2O
H2O
60.10
237.95
18.00
91%
2%
7%
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
Class IC flammable liquid due to isopropyl alcohol content.
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
Remove all ignition sources and ventilate area. Contain the spill with sand or other inert 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: Organic #2. Store with alcohols, glycols, amines and amides.
Store in a dedicated flammables cabinet. If a flammables cabinet is not available, store in Flinn Saf-Stor™ can.
Store in a cool, dry place. Avoid prolonged storage (see section 10).
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection. Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
Exposure guidelines: (as cobalt) PEL 0.1 mg/m3 (OSHA); TLV 0.02 mg/m3 (ACGIH)
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Violet liquid. Distinctive rubbing alcohol-like odor.
A solution of cobalt(ous) chloride, isopropyl alcohol, and water.
pH: ~5
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid contact with strong oxidizers, acetaldehyde, chlorine, ethylene oxide, acids, and isocyanates.
Shelf life: Poor, organic peroxide development is possible when exposed to light and air. Organic peroxides can result in explosions, especially when distilled. Avoid prolonged storage.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Severe eye irritant, nausea, headache, and vomiting.
Chronic effects: N.A.
Target organs: Nerves and kidneys.
ORL-RAT LD50: 5045 mg/kg as isopropyl alcohol
IHL-RAT LC50: N.A.
SKN-RBT LD50: 12800 mg/kg as isopropyl alcohol
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 #18a then #27f is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Flammable liquid NOS (isopropyl alcohol). Hazard class: 3, Flammable liquid. UN number: UN1993.
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
Not listed.
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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