CAS #:

Linear Formula:

FeCl2• xH2O

MDL Number:

MFCD00149711

EC No.:

231-843-4

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(2N) 99% Iron(II) Chloride Hydrate
FE2-CL-02-C.XHYD
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Iron(II) Chloride Hydrate Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula H2Cl2FeO
Molecular Weight 144.76
Appearance Greenish-yellow crystals
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point N/A
Density 1.93 g/cm3
Solubility in H2O Soluble
Exact Mass 143.883 g/mol
Monoisotopic Mass 143.883 g/mol

Iron(II) Chloride Hydrate Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H302-H314-H318
Hazard Codes C
Precautionary Statements P260-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P405-P501
Flash Point Not applicable
Risk Codes 22-34
Safety Statements 26-36/37/39-45
RTECS Number NO5600000
Harmonized Tariff Code 2827.39
Transport Information UN3260 8 /PG III
WGK Germany 3
GHS Pictograms

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

Date Accessed: 05/18/2021
Date Revised: 05/15/2015

SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: Iron(II) Chloride Hydrate

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. FE2-CL-02-C.XHYD , FE2-CL-03-C.XHYD , FE2-CL-04-C.XHYD , FE2-CL-05-C.XHYD

CAS #: 23838-02-0

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development

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SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Classification
This chemical is considered hazardous by the 2012 OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200)

Acute oral toxicity Category 4
Skin Corrosion/Irritation Category 1 B
Serious Eye Damage/Eye Irritation Category 1
Specific target organ toxicity (single exposure) Category 3
Target Organs - Respiratory system.

Signal Word
Danger
Hazard Statements
Harmful if swallowed
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
May cause respiratory irritation

Corrosion - GHS05 Exclamation Mark - GHS07

Precautionary Statements
Prevention
Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling
Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection
Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area
Response
Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician
Inhalation
IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing
Skin
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower
Wash contaminated clothing before reuse
Eyes
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing
Ingestion
Rinse mouth
Do NOT induce vomiting
Storage
Store locked up
Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed
Disposal
Dispose of contents/container to an approved waste disposal plant
Hazards not otherwise classified (HNOC)
None identified


SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Component / CAS-No / Weight %
Iron(II) chloride hydrate / 23838-02-0 / <=100


SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES

General Advice Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance. Immediate medical attention is
required.
Eye Contact Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes.
Immediate medical attention is required. Keep eye wide open while rinsing.
Skin Contact Wash off immediately with soap and plenty of water while removing all contaminated
clothes and shoes. Call a physician immediately.
Inhalation Remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Call a physician or poison
control center immediately. Do not use mouth-to-mouth method if victim ingested or inhaled
the substance; give artificial respiration with the aid of a pocket mask equipped with a
one-way valve or other proper respiratory medical device.
Ingestion Immediate medical attention is required. Do NOT induce vomiting. Drink plenty of water.
Most important symptoms and effects
Causes burns by all exposure routes. Product is a corrosive material. Use of gastric
lavage or emesis is contraindicated. Possible perforation of stomach or esophagus should
be investigated: Ingestion causes severe swelling, severe damage to the delicate tissue
and danger of perforation
Notes to Physician Treat symptomatically


SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

Suitable Extinguishing Media Not combustible. CO 2, dry chemical, dry sand, alcohol-resistant foam.
Unsuitable Extinguishing Media No information available
Flash Point No information available
Method - No information available
Autoignition Temperature No information available
Explosion Limits
Upper No data available
Lower No data available
Sensitivity to Mechanical Impact No information available
Sensitivity to Static Discharge No information available
Specific Hazards Arising from the Chemical
The product causes burns of eyes, skin and mucous membranes.
Hazardous Combustion Products
Hydrogen chloride. Metal oxides.
Protective Equipment and Precautions for Firefighters
As in any fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent) and full
protective gear. Thermal decomposition can lead to release of irritating gases and vapors.

NFPA
Health
3
Flammability
0
Instability
0
Physical hazards
-


SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal Precautions Use personal protective equipment as required. Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Avoid
contact with skin, eyes or clothing.
Environmental Precautions Should not be released into the environment. Do not allow material to contaminate ground
water system. See Section 12 for additional Ecological Information. Do not flush into
surface water or sanitary sewer system.
Methods for Containment and Clean Up
Sweep up and shovel into suitable containers for disposal. Avoid dust formation.


SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

Handling
Wear personal protective equipment/face protection. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on
clothing. Use only under a chemical fume hood. Do not breathe dust. Do not ingest. If
swallowed then seek immediate medical assistance.

Storage
Corrosives area. Keep containers tightly closed in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place.


SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

Exposure Guidelines
This product does not contain any hazardous materials with occupational exposure limits established by the region specific regulatory bodies.
Engineering Measures Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are close to the workstation location.

Personal Protective Equipment
Eye/face Protection Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by
OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard
EN166.
Skin and body protection Wear appropriate protective gloves and clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respiratory Protection Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29 CFR 1910.134 or European Standard
EN 149. Use a NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator if
exposure limits are exceeded or if irritation or other symptoms are experienced.
Hygiene Measures Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.


SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Physical State Solid Crystalline
Appearance Green Yellow
Odor Odorless
Odor Threshold No information available
pH No information available
Melting Point/Range No data available
Boiling Point/Range No information available
Flash Point No information available
Evaporation Rate Not applicable
Flammability (solid,gas) No information available
Flammability or explosive limits
Upper No data available
Lower No data available
Vapor Pressure No information available
Vapor Density Not applicable
Specific Gravity No information available
Solubility No information available
Partition coefficient; n-octanol/water No data available
Autoignition Temperature No information available
Decomposition Temperature No information available
Viscosity Not applicable
Molecular Formula Cl2 Fe. xH2 O
Molecular Weight 126.75(anhy)


SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Reactive Hazard None known, based on information available
Stability Air sensitive.
Conditions to Avoid Incompatible products.
Incompatible Materials Strong bases, Oxidizing agent
Hazardous Decomposition ProductsHydrogen chloride, Metal oxides
Hazardous Polymerization Hazardous polymerization does not occur.
Hazardous Reactions None under normal processing.


SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Acute Toxicity
Product Information
Component Information
Toxicologically Synergistic
Products
No information available
Delayed and immediate effects as well as chronic effects from short and long-term exposure
Irritation No information available
Sensitization No information available

Mutagenic Effects No information available
Reproductive Effects No information available.
Developmental Effects No information available.
Teratogenicity No information available.
STOT - single exposure Respiratory system
STOT - repeated exposure None known
Aspiration hazard No information available
Symptoms / effects,both acute and
delayed
Product is a corrosive material. Use of gastric lavage or emesis is contraindicated.
Possible perforation of stomach or esophagus should be investigated: Ingestion causes
severe swelling, severe damage to the delicate tissue and danger of perforation
Endocrine Disruptor Information No information available
Other Adverse Effects The toxicological properties have not been fully investigated.


SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Ecotoxicity
May cause long-term adverse effects in the environment. Do not allow material to contaminate ground water system.
Persistence and Degradability based on information available. May persist
Bioaccumulation/ Accumulation No information available.
Mobility Will likely be mobile in the environment due to its water solubility.


SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste Disposal Methods
Chemical waste generators must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified as a
hazardous waste. Chemical waste generators must also consult local, regional, and
national hazardous waste regulations to ensure complete and accurate classification.


SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

DOT
UN-No UN3260
Proper Shipping Name Corrosive solid, acidic, inorganic, n.o.s.
Technical Name (Iron(II) chloride hydrate)
Hazard Class 8
Packing Group III
TDG
UN-No UN3260
Proper Shipping Name Corrosive solid, acidic, inorganic, n.o.s.
Hazard Class 8
Packing Group III
IATA
UN-No UN3260
Proper Shipping Name Corrosive solid, acidic, inorganic, n.o.s.
Hazard Class 8
Packing Group III
IMDG/IMO
UN-No UN3260
Proper Shipping Name Corrosive solid, acidic, inorganic, n.o.s.
Hazard Class 8
Packing Group III


SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

U.S. Federal Regulations
SARA 313 Not applicable
SARA 311/312 Hazard Categories See section 2 for more information
CWA (Clean Water Act) Not applicable
Clean Air Act Not applicable
OSHA - Occupational Safety and
Health Administration
Not applicable
CERCLA Not applicable
California Proposition 65 This product does not contain any Proposition 65 chemicals.
U.S. State Right-to-Know
Regulations
Not applicable
U.S. Department of Transportation
Reportable Quantity (RQ): N
DOT Marine Pollutant N
DOT Severe Marine Pollutant N
U.S. Department of Homeland
Security
This product does not contain any DHS chemicals.
Other International Regulations
Mexico - Grade No information available


SECTION 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 1997-2021 AMERICAN ELEMENTS. LICENSED GRANTED TO MAKE UNLIMITED PAPER COPIES FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY.

About Iron(II) Chloride Hydrate

Chloride IonIron Chloride Hydrate is an excellent water soluble crystalline Iron source for uses compatible with chlorides. Hydrate or anhydrous forms may be purchased. Chloride compounds can conduct electricity when fused or dissolved in water. Chloride materials can be decomposed by electrolysis to chlorine gas and the metal. They are formed through various chlorination processes whereby at least one chlorine anion (Cl-) is covalently bonded to the relevant metal or cation. Ultra high purity and proprietary formulations can be prepared. The chloride ion controls fluid equilibrium and pH levels in metabolic systems. They can form either inorganic or organic compounds. Iron(II) Chloride Hydrate is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. We also produce Iron(II) Chloride Solution. 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. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Iron(II) Chloride Hydrate Synonyms

Iron(2+) chloride hydrate (1:2:1); Ferrous chloride tetrahydrate; Iron dichloride hydrate; Iron protochloride hydrate

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula FeCl2• xH2O
MDL Number MFCD00149711
EC No. 231-843-4
Beilstein/Reaxys No. N/A
Pubchem CID 45051708
IUPAC Name dichloroiron; hydrate
SMILES O.Cl[Fe]Cl
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/2ClH.Fe.H2O/h2*1H;;1H2/q;;+2;/p-2
InchI Key WQKHTJFZNMYFQC-UHFFFAOYSA-L

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.

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