International Chemical Safety Cards

POTASSIUM HEXAFLUOROSILICATE ICSC: 1242
POTASSIUM HEXAFLUOROSILICATE
Potassium fluorosilicate
Potassium silicofluoride
Dipotassium hexafluorosilicate
K2SiF6
Molecular mass: 220.3
CAS # 16871-90-2
RTECS # VV8400000
ICSC # 1242
UN # 2655
EC # 009-012-00-0

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: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

  • INHALATION
  • Burning sensation. Cough. Sore throat (see Ingestion).
    Avoid inhalation of fine dust and mist. Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness. Pain.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Safety goggles 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
  • Abdominal cramps. Burning sensation. Nausea. Vomiting.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
    Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Do NOT wash away into sewer. Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: P3 filter respirator for toxic particles).
    Separated from acids, food and feedstuffs.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    T symbol
    R: 23/24/25
    S: (1/2-)26-45
    Note: A
    UN Classification.
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    UN Packing Group: III
    Marine pollutant.
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 1242 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

    POTASSIUM HEXAFLUOROSILICATE ICSC: 1242

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    WHITE CRYSTALS OR FINE POWDER.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic and corrosive fumes including fluorine. Reacts with concentrated acids producing corrosive hydrogen fluoride (see ICSC # 0283).

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: ppm; 2.5 mg/m3 as F (as TWA) (ACGIH 1994-1995).


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the calcium metabolism , resulting in cardiac disorders and impaired function. Medical observation is indicated.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The substance may have effects on the bone , resulting in fluorosis.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point (decomposes): see Notes
    Relative density (water = 1): 2.3
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 19C: 6.9
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Temperature of decomposition unknown in literature.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G11b
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1242 POTASSIUM HEXAFLUOROSILICATE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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