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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 647
Revision Date: March 21, 2014
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Potassium Persulfate

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-10179
Signal Word
DANGER
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 4). Harmful if swallowed (H302). Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product (P270).

Hazard class: Skin and serious eye damage, corrosion or irritation (Category 2, 2A). Causes skin and serious eye irritation (H315+H319).

Hazard class: Sensitization, skin or respiratory (Category 1). May cause an allergic skin reaction, asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled (H317+H334). Avoid breathing dust or fumes (P261).

Hazard class: Specific target organ toxicity, single exposure; Respiratory tract irritation (Category 3). May cause respiratory irritation (H335).
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SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Potassium persulfate

Synonyms: Potassium peroxydisulfate
7727-21-1 K2S2O8 270.33
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
Call a POISON CENTER or physician (P311).
If inhaled:If breathing is difficult, remove victim to fresh air. Keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing (P304+P341).
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 on skin: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes (P351). Wash contaminated clothing before reuse (P363).
If swallowed: Rinse mouth. Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell (P301+P330+P312).
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Nonflammable solid.
Strong oxidizer. Liberates oxygen at 100 °C, fire risk when in contact with organic and combustible materials.
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
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.
Deliquescent. Store in a cool, dry place within a Flinn Chem-Saf™ bag. Keep away from 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). Wash hands thoroughly after handling (P264). In case of inadequate ventilation, wear respiratory protection (P285).
Exposure guidelines: (as persulfate) TLV 0.1 mg/m3 (ACGIH)
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
White crystals. Odorless
Soluble: Water. Insoluble in alcohol.
Melting point: Decomposes below 100 °C.
Specific gravity: 2.477
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid heat, dry material decomposes above 100 C. Wet material decomposes at 50 C.
Avoid contact with strong reducers, finely powdered metals, strong bases, alcohols and hydrazine.
Shelf life: Fair to poor, deliquescent. See Section 7 for further information.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Serious eye irritation, skin and respiratory tract irritant, sensitizer, may cause allergy or asthma symptoms if inhaled.
Chronic effects: N.A.
Target organs: Eyes, skin, mucous membranes.
ORL-RAT LD50: 802 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 Persulfate. Hazard class: 5.1, Oxidizer. UN number: UN1492.
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA-listed, EINECS-listed (231-781-8), 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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