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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 553
Revision Date: May 18, 2016
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Nitric Acid Solution Less than 0.2 M

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-10057
Signal Word
N/A
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
This chemical is considered nonhazardous according to GHS classifications for the Hazard Communication Standard. Treat all laboratory chemicals with caution.

Although this material is considered to be nonhazardous, unpredictable reactions among chemicals are always possible. Prudent laboratory practices should be observed.
Pictograms
SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Nitric acid
Water

7697-37-2
7732-18-5
HNO3
H2O
63.01
18.00
<1.3%>
98-99%
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
Nonflammable, noncombustible solution.
In case of fire: Use a tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher.
NFPA Code
None established
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Ventilate area and contain the spill with sand or other inorganic absorbent material, neutralize with sodium bicarbonate or calcium hydroxide, 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: Inorganic #3. Store with amides, nitrates, nitrites and azides.
Store in a dedicated acid cabinet and away from any source of water; if an acid cabinet is not available, store in a Flinn Saf-Cube™.
Never store with acetic acid.
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection. Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
Exposure guidelines: (as nitric acid) PEL 5 mg/m3 (OSHA); TLV 5.2 mg/m3 STEL 10 mg/m3 (ACGIH)
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Clear, colorless liquid. Odorless.
Soluble: Water
pH 1.0 (0.1 M solution)
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid contact with bases, alcohols, alkaline earth metals, galvanized iron, aluminum, organic materials, amines, and acetic acid. Corrodes steel and other metals.
Shelf life: Good, if stored properly.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Eye, skin, mucous membrane irritation possible.
Chronic effects: Dental erosion.
Target organs: Eyes, skin, respiratory system, teeth.
ORL-HUM LDL0: 430 mg/kg (as nitric acid)
IHL-RAT LC50: 244 ppm/0.5 hr (as nitric acid)
SKN-RBT LD50: N.A.
SECTION 12 — ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
May be harmful to aquatic organisms.
SECTION 13 — DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Please review all federal, state and local regulations that may apply before proceeding.
Flinn Suggested Disposal Method #24b is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Nitric acid. Hazard class: 8, Corrosive. UN number: NA1760.
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.