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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 407
Revision Date: April 1, 2016
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Iodine

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-9869
Signal Word
WARNING
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Acute toxicity, dermal and inhalation (Category 4). Harmful if inhaled or in contact with skin (H312+H332).






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SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Iodine

7553-56-2 I2 253.81
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
Immediately call a POISON CENTER or physician (P310).
If inhaled: Remove victim to fresh air 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 (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
H:2
F:0
R: 2
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Ventilate area. Sweep up the spill, place in a sealed bag or 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. Sublimes. Store in a Flinn Chem-Saf™ bag. Store in a cool, dry place. Frequently oxidizes metal shelves or metal containers in proximity to the iodine. Use only in a hood or well-ventilated area (P271). Do not breathe dust or fumes (P260).
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection (P280). Wash hands thoroughly after handling (P264). Use only in a hood or well-ventilated area (P271).
Exposure guidelines: Ceiling 0.1 ppm (OSHA); TLV 0.01 ppm (inhalable fraction and vapor) (ACGIH) REL-Ceiling 0.1 ppm (NIOSH)
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Gray-black flakes with a metallic luster. Characteristic odor.
Soluble: Alcohol and other organic solvents. Insoluble in water.
Boiling point: 184.4 °C
Melting point: 113.5 °C
Specific gravity: 4.93
Vapor pressure: 0.3 mm Hg
Vapor density: 8.8
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Shelf life: Fair, sublimes. See Section 7 for further information.
Incompatible materials: Reacts violently with metal powders, antimony, ammonia, acetaldehyde and acetylene. This generates fire and explosion hazard. Corrodes steel.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Highly toxic, harmful vapor, corrosive, severe lachrymator, sensitizer, stomach pains, vomiting.
Chronic effects: Dermatitis.
Target organs: Thyroid.
ORL-HUM LD50: 28 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 #12a is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Iodine. UN number: UN3495 Hazard class: 8 (6.1)
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA-listed, EINECS-listed (231-442-4), RCRA code D002.
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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