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Ferrofluid

Linear Formula:

Fe2O3 / Fe3O4

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Ferrofluid
FER-FLUID-01-LIQ
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Ferrofluid Properties

Appearance

Black to brown liquid

Melting Point

N/A

Boiling Point

223 °C

Density

1.2-1.42 g/mL

Solubility in H2O

Insoluble

Ferrofluid Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H304-H315-H319
Hazard Codes N/A
Precautionary Statements P264-P273-P280-P301+P310-P302+P352-P305+P351+P338-P331-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362-P391-P501
Risk Codes N/A
Safety Statements N/A
Transport Information N/A
GHS Pictograms

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

Date Created: 5/15/2015
Date Revised: 5/15/2015

SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: Ferrofluid

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. FER-FLUID-01-LIQ

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development


SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Skin Corrosion/Irritation: Category2
Severe Eye Damage/Irritation:
Category 2
Target Organs: Not Established
Aspiration Toxicant: Category 1
GHS Label Elements, including precautionary statements ‐
Pictogram:

Exclamation Mark - GHS07 Health Hazard - GHS08

Signal word: Warning, Danger
Hazard statement(s):
H315 Cause skin irritation
H319 Cause serious eye irritation
H304 May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways
Precautionary statement(s):‐
Prevention
P264 Wash thoroughly after handling
P273 Avoid release to the environment
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
‐Response
P301+P310: IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician
P302+P352 If on skin: Wash with plenty of soap and water
P305+P351+P338 If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes.
Remove contact lenses, if possible and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P331: Do NOT induce vomiting
P332+P313: IF skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention.
P337+P313: If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.
P362 Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.
P391 Collect spillage
P501: Dispose of contents and container in accordance with local regulations
Contains: DISTILLATES (PETROLEUM), HYDROTREATED LIGHT
Any hazards not otherwise classified or identified during classification process:
GHS Class 4 Combustible
% of mixture consisting of ingredient(s) of unknown toxicity: Not Applicable (to be indicated
henceforth as N/A)
HMIS Classification
Health hazard: 1
Chronic Health Hazard: N/A
Flammability: 1
Physical hazards: 0
NFPA Rating
Health hazard: 1
Fire: 1
Reactivity Hazard: 0
Potential Health Effects
Inhalation: Inhalation of oil mist or vapors at elevated temperatures may cause respiratory
irritation.
Skin: Potential skin irritant
Eyes: Potential eye irritant
Ingestion: No significant health hazard, however aspiration during ingestion can cause severe
respiratory effects, including death.


SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

The precise composition of this mixture is proprietary information. A more complete disclosure
will be provided to a physician or nurse in the event of a medical emergency.
Magnetite:
3-15 % by volume
Oil Soluble Dispersant:
6-30 % by volume
Carrier Liquid:
55-91 % by volume


SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES

Threshold Limit Value:
5mg/m3 for oil mist in air (OSHA Regulations 29 CFR 1910-1000)
Effects of Overexposure:
No experience with overexposure. Prolonged or repeated contact with skin or eye contact may cause irritation. Inhalation of mist or vapor at high temperature may irritate respiratory passages.
Emergency and First Aid Procedures:
Skin Contact:
Wash with soap and water.
Eyes:
Flush with water and consult a physician for treatment.
Inhalation of Smoke or Mist:
Move to fresh air and refer to physician for treatment.
Ingestion:
The material has minimal toxicity, but fluid aspirated into the lungs during ingestion could cause severe pulmonary injury.
You should not induce vomiting and should seek medical attention if the material is
ingested.


SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

Flash Point (°F): 160°
Method: TCC
Flammable Limits:
uel: 0.6
lel : 7.0 at 77°F
Extinguishing Media:
CO2, Foam, dry chemical, water spray.
Special Fire Fighting Procedure:
Avoid smoke inhalation. Water spray may cause frothing.
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazard:
None


SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Steps to be taken in case material is released or spilled:
Remove free liquid. Add absorbent (sand, earth, sawdust) to spill area.
After removing absorbent, wash surface with soap and water to reduce possible slipping
hazard.
Waste Disposal Method:
Consult federal, state and local regulations applicable to disposal of waste oils.


SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

Precautions to be taken in handling and storing:
Ordinary care in handling chemicals. Wash hands after handling.
Other Precautions:
Avoid contamination of tobacco products. Users should be aware that a very small
percentage of the population may display unexpected allergic skin reactions to
otherwise innocuous industrial chemicals and raw material.


SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

Respiratory Protection (Specify Type):
None required unless smoke, mists, or vapors are produced.
Ventilation:
No special ventilation required.
Protective Gloves:
If required to prevent prolonged or repeated skin contact.
Eye Protection:
Safety glasses, if splash is possible.
Other Protective Equipment:
Not needed.


SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance: Black/brown fluid
Lower/Upper Explosion Limits: Not established
Odor: Mild, faint
Vapor Pressure (kPa@20°C): 0.1
Odor Threshold: Not established
Vapor Density(Air=1): 6.4
pH: N/A
Density: 1.21–1.42 g/cc
Melting/Freezing Point(°C): Not established
Water Solubility: Insoluble
Boiling Point(°C): 223
Partition Coefficient:n‐octanol/water: No data
Flash Point(°C): 95
Auto‐ignition Temperature: 215°C
Evaporation Rate:<0.01
Decomposition Temp.: No data
Flammability(solid/gas): No data
Viscosity: 6 ‐ <12 cP


SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Stability:
Unstable [ ] Conditions to Avoid: Pyrolysis
Stable [x]
Incompatibility (materials to avoid):
Strong oxidizing materials, heat, and flame.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Burning may produce carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides.
Hazardous Polymerization:
May Occur [ ] Will Not Occur [x]


SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Acute Toxicity
Oral LD50
LD50 Oral–No data
Inhalation LC50
LC50 Inhalation–No data
Dermal LD50
LD50 Dermal–No data
Potential health effects
Inhalation: Slight irritation
Ingestion: May cause death if aspirated during swallowing
Skin: Slight irritation
Eyes: Slight irritation
Signs and Symptoms of Exposure:
Symptoms, if present, vary with individual. Watch for signs of allergic reaction, rash or respiratory
distress.
Synergistic effects: No data
Additional Information: N/A


SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Ecotoxicity(Aquatic and Terrestrial toxicity): Variable data, not expected to be harmful to aquatic
organisms
Persistence and biodegradability: Expected to be inherently biodegradable
Bioaccumulative potential: No data
Mobility in soil: No data
Other adverse effects: No data


SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Product: Comply with all federal, state and local regulations for disposal of waste oils.
High temperature incineration.
Do not dump this product into sewers, on the ground or into any body of water.
Contaminated packaging: Dispose of as unused product, high temperature incineration.


SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

U.S. DOT Bulk
Shipping Description:
Not regulated
U.S. DOT Non-Bulk
Shipping Description:
Not regulated
IMDG Code
Shipping Description:
Not regulated
ICAO Shipping Description:
Not regulated
ADR/RID Hazard Class:
Not regulated


SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

OSHA Hazards: N/A
DSL Status: N/A
SARA 302 Components: N/A
SARA 313 Components: N/A
These components do not contain any chemical subject to the reporting requirements of Section
313 of Title III of the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986 and 40 CFR part 372.


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.

About Ferrofluid

Ferrofluids are unique colloidal suspensions of magnetic iron oxide-based nanoparticles (typically <10 nm), coated with a liquid surfactant to prevent particle agglomeration. Stable ferrofluids exhibit bulk-scale paramagnetism and have a wide variety of uses in electronics, optics, biomedical applications, and more. AE ferrofluids are produced to customer specifications for compositions and carrier options; please contact us above for lead time and pricing options. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available, as is additional research, technical and safety (MSDS) data.

Ferrofluid Synonyms

Nanoscale Magnetic Dispersions, MagnaView Fluid, Ferro fluid

Ferrofluid Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula

Fe2O3 / Fe3O4

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Elements

See more Iron products. Iron (atomic symbol: Fe, atomic number: 26) is a Block D, Group 8, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 55.845. The number of electrons in each of Iron's shells is 2, 8, 14, 2 and its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d6 4s2. Iron Bohr ModelThe iron atom has a radius of 126 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 194 pm. Iron was discovered by humans before 5000 BC. In its elemental form, iron has a lustrous grayish metallic appearance. Iron is the fourth most common element in the Earth's crust and the most common element by mass forming the earth as a whole. Iron is rarely found as a free element, since it tends to oxidize easily; it is usually found in minerals such as magnetite, hematite, goethite, limonite, or siderite.Elemental Iron Though pure iron is typically soft, the addition of carbon creates the alloy known as steel, which is significantly stronger.

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