International Chemical Safety Cards

AMMONIUM FLUORIDE ICSC: 1223
AMMONIUM FLUORIDE
NH4F
Molecular mass: 37.04
CAS # 12125-01-8
RTECS # BQ6300000
ICSC # 1223
UN # 2505
EC # 009-006-00-8

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: water in large amounts.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Sore throat.
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES
  • Redness.
    Face shield, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting. Salivation.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into dry plastic containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: P3 filter respirator for toxic particles).
    Separated from incompatible substances (see Chemical Dangers), food and feedstuffs. Dry. Well closed.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    T symbol
    R: 23/24/25
    S: (1/2-)26-45
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 1223 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    AMMONIUM FLUORIDE ICSC: 1223

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS DELIQUESCENT CRYSTALS.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen fluoride, nitrogen oxides and ammonia. The solution in water is a weak acid. Reacts with chlorine trifluoride causing explosion hazard. Attacks glass and metal.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV (as F): ppm; 2.5 mg/m3 (as TWA) (ACGIH 1995-1996).


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

    INHALATION RISK:
    No indication can be given about the rate in which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20°C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The substance may have effects on the bones and teeth , resulting in fluorosis.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point: Sublimes°C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.01
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25°C: 45.3
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
    N O T E S
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G64c
    NFPA Code: H3; F0; R0;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1223 AMMONIUM FLUORIDE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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