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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 61
Revision Date: July 6, 2015
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Ammonium Nitrate

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-9409
Signal Word
WARNING
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Oxidizing solids (Category 3). May intensify fire; oxidizer (H272). Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames, and hot surfaces. No smoking (P210).

Hazard class: Acute toxicity, oral (Category 5). May be harmful if swallowed (H303).

Hazard class: Skin corrosion or irritation (Category 2). Causes skin irritation (H315).

Hazard class: Serious eye damage or irritation (Category 2A). Causes serious eye irritation (H319).

Hazard class: Specific target organ toxicity, single exposure; respiratory tract irritation (Category 3). May cause respiratory irritation (H335). Avoid breathing dust or fumes (P261).
Pictograms
SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Ammonium nitrate

Synonyms: Nitric acid, ammonium salt
6484-52-2 NH4NO3
80.04
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell (P312).
If inhaled: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest 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: Wash with plenty of water (P302+P352). 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
Nonflammable, noncombustible solid.
May explode under confinement and high temperatures or if exposed to reducing agents.
When heated to decomposition, may emit toxic fumes.
In case of fire: Use a tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher. Take any precautions to avoid mixing with combustibles (P221+P370+P378).
NFPA Code
H-0
F-0
R-3
OX
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Remove all ignition sources and water. Sweep up the spill, place in a sealed bag or container, and dispose. Ventilate area and 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 #8. Store with borates, chromates, manganates, and permanganates.
Store away from all combustibles. Keep and store away from clothing and combustible materials (P220). Take any precautions to avoid mixing with combustibles (P221). Keep container tightly closed (P233). 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). Use only in a hood or well-ventilated area (P271).

SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
White crystals. Odorless.
Soluble: Water, alcohol, and alkalies.
Boiling point: 210 °C (decomposes)
Melting point: 170 °C
Specific gravity: 1.725
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Store away from any source of combustion or ignition. Avoid contact with reducing agents, strong acids, finely powdered metals, and organic materials. Do not grind in a mortar and pestle - potentially shock sensitive.
Shelf life: Good, if stored properly.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Irritant, gastrointestinal disturbances.
Chronic effects: N.A.
Target organs: Blood, central nervous system.
ORL-RAT LD50: 2217 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 #26b is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Ammonium Nitrate. Hazard class: 5.1, Oxidizer. UN number: UN1942.
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA-listed, EINECS-listed (229-347-8), RCRA code D001, D003.
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.