CHEMTECH INDUSTRIES INC MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS DIV -- FLUOROSILICIC ACID-23 % -- 6810-00-935-5817
=====================  Product Identification  =====================

Product ID:FLUOROSILICIC ACID-23 %
MSDS Date:05/01/1992
FSC:6810
NIIN:00-935-5817
MSDS Number: BFXRR
=== Responsible Party ===
Company Name:CHEMTECH INDUSTRIES INC MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS DIV
Address:1655 DES PERES RD
Box:31000
City:SAINT LOUIS
State:MO
ZIP:63131-1821
Country:US
Info Phone Num:314-966-9934 / FAX 314-966-4733
Emergency Phone Num:314-966-1400/800-424-9300(CHEMTREC)
CAGE:56894
=== Contractor Identification ===
Company Name:CHEMTECH INDUSTRIES INC MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS DIV
Address:1655 DES PERES RD
Box:31000
City:ST. LOUIS
State:MO
ZIP:63131-1821
Country:US
Phone:314-966-9934
CAGE:56894
Company Name:LOS ANGELES CHEMICAL CO
Address:4545 ARDINE ST
Box:1987
City:SOUTH GATE
State:CA
ZIP:90280
Country:US
Phone:213-562-9500
CAGE:75656

=============  Composition/Information on Ingredients  =============

Ingred Name:HYDROFLUOROSILICIC ACID
CAS:16961-83-4
RTECS #:VV8225000
Fraction by Wt: 23%
Other REC Limits:NONE RECOMMENDED
ACGIH TLV:2.5 MG/M3 AS F

Ingred Name:WATER
CAS:7732-18-5
RTECS #:ZC0110000
Fraction by Wt: 77.0%

=====================  Hazards Identification  =====================

LD50 LC50 Mixture:LD50 (ORAL, RAT) IS UNKNOWN.
Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES  Skin:NO  Ingestion:YES
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO    IARC:NO	OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:TARGET ORGANS:EYES, SKIN, RESPIRATORY
    & GASTROINTESTINAL TRACTS. ACUTE- CORROSIVE/TOXIC. EYES/SKIN:CAUSES
    SEVERE BURNS, EYE DAMGE, SEVERE IRRITATION. MAY CAUSE BLINDNESS.
    ORAL:CAUSES SEVERE BURNS OF M OUTH, THROAT, STOMACH. INHALE:SEVERE
    IRRITATION, PAIN, INFLAMMATION. CHRONIC- MAY CAUSE FLUOROSIS.
Explanation of Carcinogenicity:NONE
Effects of Overexposure:SEVERE IRRITATION, SEVERE BURNS, COUGH, NAUSEA,
    NASAL DISCHARGE, RESPIRATORY FAILURE, REDNESS OF EYES, BLURRED
    VISION, BURNING SENSATION IN MOUTH AND PHARYNX, SALIVATION,
    ABDOMINAL PAIN, VOMITING BLOO D, DIARRHEA, DIFFICULTY BREATHING,
    SHOCK, RAPID PULSE, DEATH
Medical Cond Aggravated by Exposure:PERSONS WITH PRE-EXISTING SKIN
    DISORDERS OR EYE PROBLEMS OR IMPAIRED RESPIRATORY FUNCTION MAY BE
    MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE EFFECTS OF THE SUBSTANCE.

=======================  First Aid Measures  =======================

First Aid:GET IMMEDIATE MEDICAL HELP FOR ALL CASES OF EXPOSURE.
    EYES/SKIN:FLUSH WITH WATER FOR AT LEAST 15 MINUTES. HOLD EYELIDS
    OPEN. INHALED:REMOVE TO FRESH AIR. PROVIDE CPR/OXYGEN IF NECESSARY.
    ORAL:DO NOT I NDUCE VOMITING. IF CONSCIOUS, DRINK 2-4CUPFULS OF
    MILK, WATER OR IF AVAILABLE, LIME WATER OR 1% CALCIUM CHLORIDE
    SOLUTION. NEVER GIVE ANYTHING BY MOUTH TO AN UNCONSCIOUS PERSON.

=====================  Fire Fighting Measures  =====================

Flash Point:NONE
Lower Limits:NOT RELEVANT
Upper Limits:NOT RELEVANT
Extinguishing Media:WATER SPRAY, CARBON DIOXIDE, FOAM OR DRY CHEMICAL
    FOR SURROUNDING FIRE. USE WATER SPRAY TO COOL FIRE EXPOSED
    CONTAINERS.
Fire Fighting Procedures:WEAR FULL PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND
    NIOSH-APPROVED SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS WITH FULL
    FACEPIECE OPERATED IN THE POSITIVE PRESSURE MODE.
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:CORROSIVE AND TOXIC MATERIALS MAY BE
    FORMED.

==================  Accidental Release Measures  ==================

Spill Release Procedures:WEAR PROPER PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. VENTILATE
    AREA. AVOID RUNOFF INTO STORM SEWERS AND DITCHES WHICH LEAD TO
    WATERWAYS. NEUTRALIZE SPILL WITH SODA ASH OR LIME. COVER WITH INERT
    ABSORBENT. PLACE IN SUITA BLE CONTAINER FOR DISPOSAL.
Neutralizing Agent:SODA ASH OR LIME

======================	Handling and Storage  ======================

Handling and Storage Precautions:STORE IN COOL, WELL VENTILATED AREA,
    AWAY FROM INCOMPATIBLE SUBSTANCES.
Other Precautions:CORROSIVE AND TOXIC. DO NOT TOUCH MATERIAL. KEEP
    CONTAINER TIGHTLY CLOSED. WASH THOROUGHLY AFTER HANDLING. AVOID
    BREATHING VAPORS. DO NOT GET IN EYES, ON SKIN OR ON CLOTHING. KEEP
    OUT OF REACH OF CHIL DREN.

=============  Exposure Controls/Personal Protection  =============

Respiratory Protection:IF ENGINEERING CONTROLS ARE INADEQUATE TO
    CONTROL VAPOR CONCENTRATIONS TO AN ACCEPTABLE LEVEL, A
    NIOSH-APPROVED SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS/SUPPLIED-AIR
    RESPIRATOR SHOULD BE WORN.
Ventilation:PROVIDE SUFFICIENT MECHANICAL (GENERAL AND/OR LOCAL
    EXHAUST) VENTILATION TO MAINTAIN EXPOSURE BELOW TLV(S).
Protective Gloves:PVC
Eye Protection:SPLASH-PROOF SAFETY GOGGLES & FACESHIELD
Other Protective Equipment:EYE WASH STATION, QUICK DRENCH SHOWER AND
    IMPERVIOUS CLOTHING
Work Hygienic Practices:OBSERVE GOOD INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE PRACTICES AND
    RECOMMENDED PROCEDURES. WASH BEFORE EATING OR DRINKING.
Supplemental Safety and Health

==================  Physical/Chemical Properties  ==================

HCC:C1
NRC/State Lic Num:NOT RELEVANT
Boiling Pt:B.P. Text:DECOMPOSES
Decomp Temp:Decomp Text:221F,105C
Vapor Pres:215 @ 167F
Spec Gravity:1.23
pH:<2
Evaporation Rate & Reference:1.0 (N-BUTYL ACETATE=1)
Solubility in Water:COMPLETE
Appearance and Odor:CLEAR, COLORLESS TO STRAW COLOR LIQUID WITH A
    PUNGENT ODOR
Percent Volatiles by Volume:100

=================  Stability and Reactivity Data  =================

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
CERTAIN METALS, STRONG OXIDIZING AGENTS, STRONG ALKALIS, CHLORITES,
    COMBUSTIBLE SOLIDS, ORGANIC PEROXIDE, GLASS, WATER
Stability Condition to Avoid:EXCESSIVE HEAT (TEMPERATURES ABOVE
    90C/194F)
Hazardous Decomposition Products:FLUORIDE FUMES

====================  Disposal Considerations  ====================

Waste Disposal Methods:DISPOSE OF IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL, STATE AND
    FEDERAL REGULATIONS.

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