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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 615
Revision Date: March 21, 2014
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Potassium Bromate

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-10138
Signal Word
DANGER
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Oxidizing solids (Category 1). May cause fire or explosion; strong oxidizer (H271). Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames, and hot surfaces. No smoking (P210).

Hazard class: Acute toxicity, oral (Category 3). Toxic if swallowed (H301). Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product (P270).

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). Possible human carcinogen (IARC-2B).
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SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Potassium bromate

2139594 KBrO3 167.02
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
If exposed or concerned: Get medical advice or attention (P308+P313).
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 on clothing: Rinse immediately contaminated clothing and skin with plenty of water before removing clothes (P306+P360).
If swallowed: Rinse mouth. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or physician (P301+P310+P330).
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Nonflammable solid. Strong oxidizer. Dangerous fire risk.
When heated to decomposition, may emit toxic fumes.
In case of fire: Use a tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher (P370+P378). In case of major fire and large quantities: Evacuate area. Fight fire remotely due to the risk of explosions (P371+P380+P375).
NFPA Code
None established
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Sweep up, place in 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 #6. Store with chlorates, bromates, iodates, chlorites, perchloric acid, and peroxides. Store in a cool dry place. Keep and store away from clothing and combustible materials (P220). Take any precautions to avoid mixing with combustibles (P221).
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection (P280). Wear fire- or flame-resistant clothing (P283). Wash hands thoroughly after handling (P264).
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
White crystalline powder. Odorless.
Soluble: Boiling water (8.17g/L H2O)
Melting point: 350 °C (also 434 °C decomposes)
Specific gravity: 3.27
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid contact with strong reducers, finely powdered metals.
Shelf life: Indefinite, if stored properly.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Skin and eye irritant, diarrhea, renal failure.
Chronic effects: Possible carcinogen (IARC-2B)
Target organs: Kidneys, ears, central nervous system
ORL-RAT LD50: 157 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: Potassium Bromate; Hazard class: 5.1, Oxidizer; UN number: UN1484
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA-listed, EINECS-listed (231-829-8), RCRA code D001.
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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