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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 720
Revision Date: April 11, 2017
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Sodium Chlorate

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-10304
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 (P210). Keep/Store away from clothing/combustible materials (P220). Take any precaution to avoid mixing with combustibles (P221). Wash skin thoroughly after handling (P264).

Hazard class: Acute toxicity, oral (Category 4). Harmful if swallowed (H302). Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product (P270).
Pictograms
SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Sodium chlorate

Synonyms: Chloric acid, sodium salt
2146053 NaClO3 106.45
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 on clothing: Rinse immediately contaminated clothing and skin with plenty of water before removing clothes (P306+P360).
If swallowed: Rinse mouth. Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell (P301+P330+P312).
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Nonflammable, noncombustible solid.
Strong oxidizer. Severe fire and explosion risk when in contact with combustible material.
When heated to decomposition, may emit toxic fumes.
In case of fire: Use a tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher. Fight fire remotely due to risk of explosion (P370+P378+P375).
NFPA Code
None established
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Collect spillage (P391). 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 away from combustible materials (P220). Take any precautions to avoid mixing with combustibles (P221).
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear fire- or flame-resistant clothing (P283). Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection (P280). Wash hands thoroughly after handling (P264).
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Colorless crystals. Odorless.
Soluble: Water and alcohol
Boiling point: 630 °C (decomposes)
Melting point: 248 °C
Specific gravity: 2.5
Vapor pressure: Negligible at room temperature
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Contact with organic materials may cause a fire. Avoid contact with strong acids, cyanides, isocyanates, copper, zinc, sulfur, aluminum, phosphorus, ammonium salts and friction.
Shelf life: Indefinite, if stored properly.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Toxic, corrosive. Human red blood cells are damaged when ingested.
Chronic effects: N.A.
Target organs: N.A.
ORL-RAT LD50: 1200 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: Sodium Chlorate. Hazard class: 5.1, Oxidizer. UN number: UN1495.
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA-listed, EINECS-listed (231-887-4), 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).
Consult your copy of the Flinn Science Catalog/Reference Manual for additional information about laboratory chemicals.