SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION
Product Identifiers: All applicable American Elements product codes for CAS #13464-77-2
Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development
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SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Statements of Hazard: Oxidizing solid, Irritant
Acute Health Hazard: Irritant to eyes, skin, mucous membranes and respiratory system. May be harmful by ingestion, inhalation or skin absorption.
Chronic Health Hazard: Not Available
HMIS Rating: H:1 F:1 P:2
NFPA Rating: H:1 F:1 R:2
To the best of our knowledge, the toxicological properties of this chemical have not been thoroughly investigated. Use appropriate procedures and precautions to prevent or minimize exposure.
Signal Word: Danger
May intensify fire; oxidizer.
Harmful if swallowed.
Harmful in contact with skin.
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye damage.
Harmful if inhaled.
May cause respiratory irritation.
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces.
Keep/Store away from clothing/combustible materials.
Take any precaution to avoid mixing with combustibles.
Avoid breathing dust/ fume/ gas/ mist/ vapors/ spray.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth.
Do NOT induce vomiting.
IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water.
IF ON SKIN (or hair):
Remove/Take of immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse SKIN with water/shower.
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. Continue rinsing.
If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/ attention.
SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Gold nitrate hydrate
SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Flush eyes with large amounts of water for fifteen minutes. Separate eyelids with fingers. If irritation
persists, seek medical attention.
Wash skin with soap and water. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.
Do not induce vomiting. Seek medical attention.
Move to a fresh air environment. Contact a physician if breathing becomes difficult.
SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES
Lower: Not Available
Upper: Not Available
Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, alcohol-resistant foam or water spray.
Wear self-contained respirator and fully protective impervious suit.
May emit hazardous fumes under fire conditions. May intensify fire.
SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber boots and gloves, and disposable coveralls. Dispose of coveralls after use.
Keep unprotected persons away.
Keep spills out of sewers and bodies of water. Dike and contain the spill with inert material. Absorb on sand, vermiculite or diatomite. Transfer material to a container for disposal or recovery. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist or gas. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid prolonged or
repeated exposure. Use only in a chemical fume hood. Open and handle container with care. Keep
ignition sources away.
Store in a tightly closed container in a dry, well-ventilated place. Store away from reducing agents
and organic materials.
15 – 30 ºC
SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear appropriate protective eyeglass or chemical safety goggles. Make sure that there is an eyewash facility in your vicinity.
Wear impervious gloves and protective clothing.
Use a NIOSH approved respirator when exposure limits are exceeded or if irritation or other symptoms are experienced.
SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Brown crystalline powder
Refractive Index, n20D:
Solubility in Water:
SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Strong reducing agents, Organic materials.
Conditions to Avoid:
Heat, Flame, Sparks, Other ignition sources, Shock
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Gold oxide, Nitrogen oxides.
SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Serious eye damage/irritation:
SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Persistence and degradability:
Mobility in soil:
PBT and vPvB assessment:
Other adverse effects:
SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Contact a licensed professional waste disposal service. Dispose in a manner consistent with federal, state and local environmental regulations.
SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
DOT Shipping Name: Nitrates, Inorganic, N.O.S.
DOT UN Number: UN1477
DOT Hazard Class: Class 5.1
DOT Packing Group: II
IMDG Shipping Name: Nitrates, Inorganic, N.O.S.
IMDG UN Number: UN1477
IMDG Hazard Class: Class 5.1
IMDG Packing Group: II
IATA Shipping Name: Nitrates, Inorganic, N.O.S.
IATA UN Number: UN1477
IATA Hazard Class: Class 5.1
IATA Packing Group: II
SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA): Listed
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA 302): Not listed
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA 311/312): Not listed
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA 313): Not listed
European Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances (EINECS): 236-687-0
Risk Statements: Not Available
Safety Statements: Not Available
Canadian Domestic Substances List (DSL): Not listed
Canadian Domestic Substances List (NDSL): Listed
16. OTHER INFORMATION
Safety Data Sheet according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH). The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. American Elements shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product. See reverse side of invoice or packing slip for additional terms and conditions of sale. COPYRIGHT 1997-2016 AMERICAN ELEMENTS. LICENSED GRANTED TO MAKE UNLIMITED PAPER COPIES FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY.