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Potassium Hexacyanocobaltate(III)

CAS #:

Linear Formula:

K3Co(CN)6

MDL Number:

MFCD00011391

EC No.:

237-742-1

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≥97% Potassium Hexacyanocobaltate(III)
K-CYCO-017-C
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Potassium Hexacyanocobaltate(III) Properties

Compound Formula

C6N6K3Co

Molecular Weight

332.34

Appearance

Light yellow crystals

Melting Point

N/A

Boiling Point

N/A

Density

1.878 g/cm3 (25 °C)

Exact Mass

331.842759

Monoisotopic Mass

331.842759

Potassium Hexacyanocobaltate(III) Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H301-H311-H331
Hazard Codes T
Precautionary Statements P301 + P312 + P330
Risk Codes 23/24/25
Safety Statements 7/9-28-36/37-45
RTECS Number GF9470000
Transport Information UN 1588 6.1/PG 2
WGK Germany 3
GHS Pictograms

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

Date Accessed: 09/26/2017
Date Revised: 05/15/2015

SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: Potassium Hexacyanocobaltate(III)

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. K-CYCO-017-C

CAS #: 13963-58-1

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development

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SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Classification of the substance or mixture
Classification according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
GHS06 Skull and crossbones
Acute Tox. 3 H311 Toxic in contact with skin.
GHS08 Health hazard
Carc. 2 H351 Suspected of causing cancer.
GHS07
Acute Tox. 4 H302 Harmful if swallowed.
Acute Tox. 4 H332 Harmful if inhaled.
Skin Sens. 1 H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction.
Hazards not otherwise classified
No information known.
Label elements
Labelling according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
The substance is classified and labeled according to the CLP regulation.
Hazard pictograms

Skull and Crossbones - GHS06Health Hazard - GHS08

GHS06 GHS08
Signal word: Danger
Hazard statements
H302+H332 Harmful if swallowed or if inhaled.
H311 Toxic in contact with skin.
H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction.
H351 Suspected of causing cancer.
Precautionary statements
P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P281 Use personal protective equipment as required.
P361 Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing.
P405 Store locked up.
P501 Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
WHMIS classification
D1B - Toxic material causing immediate and serious toxic effects
D2A - Very toxic material causing other toxic effects
Classification system
HMIS ratings (scale 0-4)
(Hazardous Materials Identification System)
HEALTH
FIRE
REACTIVITY
2

1
Health (acute effects) = 2
Flammability = 0
Physical Hazard = 1
Other hazards
Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT: Not applicable.
vPvB: Not applicable


SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Chemical characterization: Substances
CAS# Description:
13963-58-1 Potassium hexacyanocobaltate (III)
Identification number(s):
EC number: 237-742-1


SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES

Description of first aid measures
After inhalation
Supply fresh air. If required, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm.
Seek immediate medical advice.
After skin contact
Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly.
Seek immediate medical advice.
After eye contact
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then consult a doctor.
After swallowing
Seek medical treatment.
Information for doctor
Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
No further relevant information available.
Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
No further relevant information available.


SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing agents
Product is not flammable. Use fire-fighting measures that suit the surrounding fire.
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
If this product is involved in a fire, the following can be released:
Hydrogen cyanide (HCN)
Nitrogen oxides (NOx)
Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide
Advice for firefighters
Protective equipment:
Wear self-contained respirator.
Wear fully protective impervious suit.


SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Wear protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away.
Ensure adequate ventilation
Environmental precautions:
Do not allow material to be released to the environment without proper governmental permits.
Methods and material for containment and cleaning up:
Dispose of contaminated material as waste according to section 13.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Prevention of secondary hazards:
No special measures required.
Reference to other sections
See Section 7 for information on safe handling
See Section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.
See Section 13 for disposal information


SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

Handling
Precautions for safe handling
Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers.
Ensure good ventilation at the workplace.
Information about protection against explosions and fires:
The product is not flammable
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Storage
Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles:
No special requirements.
Information about storage in one common storage facility:
Store away from oxidizing agents.
Do not store together with acids.
Further information about storage conditions:
Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers.
Specific end use(s)
No further relevant information available.


SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

Additional information about design of technical systems:
Properly operating chemical fume hood designed for hazardous chemicals and having an average face velocity of at least 100 feet per minute.
Control parameters
Components with limit values that require monitoring at the workplace:
Cyanides (as CN)
mg/m3
Austria MAK 5 (skin)
Denmark TWA 5 (skin)
Finland TWA 5; 10-STEL
France VME 5 (skin)
Germany MAK 5 (skin)
Hungary TWA 0.3; 0.6-STEL (skin)
Netherlands MAC-TGG 5 (skin)
Poland TWA 0.3; 10-Ceiling
Sweden 5-Ceiling (skin)
Switzerland MAK-W 5; 10-STEL (skin)
United Kingdom 5-LTEL (skin)
OSHA PEL 5 (skin)
Cobalt, elemental & inorganic compounds, as Co
mg/m3
ACGIH TLV 0.02; Confirmed animal carcinogen
Austria Carcinogen
Belgium TWA 0.05
Denmark TWA 0.05
Finland TWA 0.05 (skin)
Germany Carcinogen
Hungary TWA 0.1; 0.2-STEL
Japan OEL 0.05; 2B-Carcinogen
Korea TLV 0.02; Confirmed animal carcinogen
Netherlands MAC-TGG 0.05
Norway TWA 0.05
Poland TWA 0.05; 0.2-STEL
Russia 0.5-STEL
Sweden NGV 0.05
Switzerland MAK-W 0.1; Carcinogen
United Kingdom TWA 0.1
USA PEL 0.1 (dust and fume)
Additional information: No data
Exposure controls
Personal protective equipment
General protective and hygienic measures
The usual precautionary measures for handling chemicals should be followed.
Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
Remove all soiled and contaminated clothing immediately.
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
Avoid contact with the eyes and skin.
Maintain an ergonomically appropriate working environment.
Breathing equipment:
Use suitable respirator when high concentrations are present.
Protection of hands:
Impervious gloves
Check protective gloves prior to each use for their proper condition.
The selection of suitable gloves not only depends on the material, but also on quality. Quality will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.
Eye protection: Safety glasses
Body protection: Protective work clothing.


SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Information on basic physical and chemical properties
General Information
Appearance:
Form: Powder
Color: Light yellow
Odor: Odorless
Odor threshold: Not determined.
pH-value: Not applicable.
Change in condition
Melting point/Melting range: Not determined
Boiling point/Boiling range: Not determined
Sublimation temperature / start: Not determined
Flash point: Not applicable
Flammability (solid, gaseous): Not determined.
Ignition temperature: Not determined
Decomposition temperature: Not determined
Auto igniting: Not determined.
Danger of explosion:
Product does not present an explosion hazard.
Explosion limits:
Lower: Not determined
Upper: Not determined
Vapor pressure: Not applicable.
Density at 20 °C (68 °F): 1.906 g/cm³ (15.906 lbs/gal)
Relative density: Not determined.
Vapor density: Not applicable.
Evaporation rate: Not applicable.
Solubility in / Miscibility with Water: Soluble
Partition coefficient (n-octanol/water): Not determined.
Viscosity:
dynamic: Not applicable.
kinematic: Not applicable.
Other information
No further relevant information available.


SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Reactivity
No information known.
Chemical stability
Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided:
Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.
Possibility of hazardous reactions
No dangerous reactions known
Conditions to avoid
No further relevant information available.
Incompatible materials:
Oxidizing agents
Acids
Hazardous decomposition products:
Hydrogen cyanide
Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide
Nitrogen oxides


SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Information on toxicological effects
Acute toxicity:
Harmful if inhaled.
Harmful if swallowed.
Toxic in contact with skin.
Danger through skin absorption.
LD/LC50 values that are relevant for classification: Oral LD50 1529 mg/kg (mouse)
Skin irritation or corrosion: Irritant to skin and mucous membranes.
Eye irritation or corrosion: Irritating effect.
Sensitization: May cause an allergic skin reaction.
Germ cell mutagenicity: No effects known.
Carcinogenicity: Suspected of causing cancer.
Reproductive toxicity: No effects known.
Specific target organ system toxicity - repeated exposure: No effects known.
Specific target organ system toxicity - single exposure: No effects known.
Aspiration hazard: No effects known.
Subacute to chronic toxicity:
Cobalt is an experimental neoplastigen and tumorigen. It is an experimental carcinogen of the connective tissue and lungs. Cobalt metal and inorganic compounds are classified as an animal carcinogen by the ACGIH. Ingestion may cause burning in the mouth, esophagus, and stomach. Inhalation of dusts and fumes may cause irritation of the respiratory tract and labored breathing and coughing. Sensitization, nausea, flushing of the face and ringing in the ears is also possible.
Chronic ingestion may result in pericardial effusion, polycardial effusion, polycythemia, cardiac failure, vomiting, convulsions and thyroid enlargement.
Cyanides may cause symptoms of salivation, nausea without vomiting, anxiety, confusion, vertigo, giddiness, lower jaw stiffness, convulsions, opisthotonos, paralysis, coma, cardiac arrhythmias and respiratory failure. They typically cause death through asphyxia. Skin contact may cause itching, macular, papular and vesicular eruptions.
Subacute to chronic toxicity: No effects known.
Additional toxicological information:
To the best of our knowledge the acute and chronic toxicity of this substance is not fully known.
Carcinogenic categories
OSHA-Ca (Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
Substance is not listed.


SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Toxicity
Aquatic toxicity:
No further relevant information available.
Persistence and degradability
No further relevant information available.
Bioaccumulative potential
No further relevant information available.
Mobility in soil
No further relevant information available.
Additional ecological information:
General notes:
Do not allow material to be released to the environment without proper governmental permits.
Do not allow undiluted product or large quantities to reach ground water, water course or sewage system.
Avoid transfer into the environment.
Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT: Not applicable.
vPvB: Not applicable.
Other adverse effects
No further relevant information available


SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste treatment methods
Recommendation
Consult state, local or national regulations to ensure proper disposal.
Uncleaned packagings:
Recommendation:
Disposal must be made according to official regulations.
Recommended cleansing agent:
Water, if necessary with cleansing agents.


SECTION 14. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

Not a hazardous material for transportation.
UN-Number
DOT, IMDG, IATA
None
UN proper shipping name
DOT, IMDG, IATA
None
Transport hazard class(es)
DOT, ADR, IMDG, IATA
Class
None
Packing group
DOT, IMDG, IATA
None
Environmental hazards:
Not applicable.
Special precautions for user
Not applicable.
Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL73/78 and the IBC Code
Not applicable.
Transport/Additional information:
Not dangerous according to the above specifications.
DOT
Marine Pollutant (DOT):
No


SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture
National regulations
All components of this product are listed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical substance Inventory.
All components of this product are listed on the Canadian Non-Domestic Substances List (NDSL).
SARA Section 313 (specific toxic chemical listings)
13963-58-1 Potassium hexacyanocobaltate (III)
California Proposition 65
Prop 65 - Chemicals known to cause cancer
Substance is not listed
Prop 65 - Developmental toxicity
Substance is not listed.
Prop 65 - Developmental toxicity, female
Substance is not listed.
Prop 65 - Developmental toxicity, male
13963-58-1 Potassium hexacyanocobaltate (III)
Information about limitation of use:
For use only by technically qualified individuals.
This product contains cobalt and is subject to the reporting requirements of section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act of 1986 and
40CFR372.
This product is subject to the reporting requirements of section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act of 1986 and 40CFR372.
This product contains a cyanide compound and is subject to the reporting requirements of section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act of 1986 and 40CFR372.
Other regulations, limitations and prohibitive regulations
Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) according to the REACH Regulations (EC) No. 1907/2006.
Substance is not listed.
The conditions of restrictions according to Article 67 and Annex XVII of the Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) for the manufacturing, placing on the market and use must be observed.
Substance is not listed.
Annex XIV of the REACH Regulations (requiring Authorisation for use)
Substance is not listed.
Chemical safety assessment:
A Chemical Safety Assessment has not been carried out


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 Potassium Hexacyanocobaltate(III)

Potassium Hexacyanocobaltate(III) is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. 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.

Potassium Hexacyanocobaltate(III) Synonyms

Tripotassium hexacyanocobaltate(III); potassium cobalticyanide; Potassium cobalticyanine; Tripotassium hexacyanocobaltate(3-); Cobalt(3+) potassium cyanide (1:3:6); Cobaltate(3-), hexakis(cyano-C)-, tripotassium, (OC-6-11)- (9CI); Potassium cobalt cyanide, VSUFNKULKBVQQW-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Potassium Hexacyanocobaltate(III) Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula

K3Co(CN)6

Pubchem CID

159709

MDL Number

MFCD00011391

EC No.

237-742-1

IUPAC Name

tripotassium; cobalt(3+); hexacyanide

SMILES

[Co+3].[K+].[K+].[K+].N#[C-].[C-]#N.[C-]#N.[C-]#N.[C-]#N.[C-]#N

InchI Identifier

InChI=1S/6CN.Co.3K/c6*1-2;;;;/q6*-1;+3;3*+1

InchI Key

LGRDAQPMSDIUQJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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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