International Chemical Safety Cards

FERROUS OXIDE ICSC: 0793
FERROUS OXIDE
Ferrous monoxide
Iron (II) oxide
FeO
Molecular mass: 71.9
CAS # 1345-25-1
ICSC # 0793
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible under specific conditions.

In case of fire in the surroundings: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

  • INHALATION

  • Avoid inhalation of fine dust and mist. Local exhaust.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN

  • Protective gloves.
    Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES

  • Safety spectacles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION

  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.

    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into covered containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.


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    ICSC: 0793 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

    FERROUS OXIDE ICSC: 0793

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    BLACK SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS.




    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance may spontaneously ignite on contact with air when heated above 200C. The substance is easily oxidized by air and readily absorbs carbon dioxide.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.
    MAK as respirable dust: ppm; 6 mg/m3; (1995).


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation.

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

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:


    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The substance may have effects on the lungs , resulting in siderosis.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point: 1360C
    Relative density (water = 1): 5.7
    Solubility in water: none
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    CI 77489 is a trade name.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0793 FERROUS OXIDE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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