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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 530.27
Revision Date: February 6, 2014
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Ferrofluid®

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-10025
Signal Word
WARNING
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Flammable liquids (Category 3). Combustible liquid (H227). 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 2B). Causes eye irritation (H320).
Pictograms
SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Magnetite
Oil soluble dispersant
Carrier liquid

Ferrofluid is a proprietary product of Ferrotec.

Proprietary
Proprietary
Proprietary
Proprietary
Proprietary
Proprietary
Proprietary
Proprietary
Proprietary
3-15%
6-30%
55-91%
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 (P305+P351+P338). If eye irritation persists eyes: Get medical advice or attention (P337+P313).
If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice or attention (P332+P313).
If swallowed: Rinse mouth. Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell.
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Class IIIA combustible liquid.
Flash point: 71 °C (Closed cup) Flammable limits: Lower: 0.6% Upper: 7%
When heated to decomposition, may emit toxic fumes.
In case of fire: Use a tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher (P370+P378).
NFPA Code
None established
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Remove all ignition sources and ventilate area. Contain spill with sand or other inert absorbent material deposit in sealed bag or container. Wash spill site with soap and water after material pickup is complete. See Sections 8 and 13 for further information.

SECTION 7 — HANDLING AND STORAGE
Flinn Suggested Chemical Storage Pattern: Organic #3. Store with hydrocarbons, oils, esters and aldehydes.
May thicken and solidify over time. Keep cool (P235).
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection (P280). Wash hands thoroughly after handling (P264).
Exposure guidelines: PEL 5 mg/m3 as oil mist (OSHA)
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Black liquid.Very mild odor
Soluble: Insoluble in water.
Boiling point: 401-491 °F (205 - 255 °C)
Flash point: 160 °F (TCC) (71 °C)
Specific gravity: 0.92-1.47
Vapor density: 6.4
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid contact with strong oxidizing agents.
Avoid high temperatures and flames.
Shelf life: Good, may thicken and solidify over time.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Skin and eye irritation.
Chronic effects: N.A.
Target organs: N.A.
ORL-RAT LD50: N.A.
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 #26a is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Not regulated. Hazard class: N/A. UN number: N/A.
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).
Consult your copy of the Flinn Science Catalog/Reference Manual for additional information about laboratory chemicals.