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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 632
Revision Date: March 21, 2014
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Potassium Fluoride

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-10158
Signal Word
DANGER
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Acute toxicity, oral, inhalation, and dermal (Category 3). Toxic if swallowed, inhaled or in contact with skin (H301+H311+H331). Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product (P270). Avoid breathing dust or fumes.

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

7789-23-3 KF 58.1
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:Immediately flush with fresh water for at least 15 minutes.
If on skin: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes (P302+P351). Immediately remove all contaminated clothing (P361). Wash contaminated clothing before reuse (P363).
If swallowed: Do NOT induce vomiting. Administer milk, chewable calcium carbonate tablets or milk of magnesia.
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Nonflammable solid.
When heated to decomposition, may emit toxic fumes.
In case of fire: Use a tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher.
NFPA Code
None established
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Do not allow solid to become airborne. Ventilate area. Wipe up, place in 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.
Deliquescent. Store in a cool, dry place within a Flinn Chem-Saf™ bag. 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). Wear respiratory protection (P284).
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
White crystals or powder. Odorless.
Soluble: Water. Insoluble in alcohol.
Boiling point: 1500 °C
Melting point: 858 °C
Specific gravity: 2.480
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid contact with strong acids.
Shelf life: Fair to poor, deliquescent. See Section 7 for further information.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Toxic and corrosive if inhaled, ingested, or in contact with skin and eyes.
Chronic effects: Fluorosis, hypocalcemia
Target organs: Heart, kidneys, bones, nerves, GI system, teeth.
ORL-RAT LD50: 245 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 #6 is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Potassium fluoride. Hazard class: 6.1, keep away from food. UN number: UN1812.
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA-listed, EINECS-listed (232-151-5).
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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