CAS #:

Linear Formula:

K3AlF6

MDL Number:

MFCD00050973

EC No.:

237-409-0

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Potassium Hexafluoroaluminate Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula K3AlF6
Molecular Weight 258.27
Appearance Powder
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point N/A
Density N/A
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 257.863078
Monoisotopic Mass 257.863078

Potassium Hexafluoroaluminate Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H315-H319-H335
Hazard Codes Xi
Precautionary Statements P261-P305 + P351 + P338
Risk Codes 31-36/37/38
Safety Statements 22-26-36/37/39-45
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information N/A
WGK Germany 1
GHS Pictograms

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

Date Accessed: 01/29/2023
Date Revised:01/15/2022

SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: Potassium Hexafluoroaluminate

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. K-FALO6-02-P , K-FALO6-03-P , K-FALO6-04-P , K-FALO6-05-P

CAS #: 13775-52-5

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development

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SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
Skin irritation (Category 2), H315
Eye irritation (Category 2A), H319
Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (Category 3), Respiratory system, H335
For the full text of the H-Statements mentioned in this Section, see Section 16.

Exclamation Mark - GHS07

Signal word Warning
Hazard statement(s)
H315 Causes skin irritation.
H319 Causes serious eye irritation.
H335 May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary statement(s)
P261 Avoid breathing dust/ fume/ gas/ mist/ vapours/ spray.
P264 Wash skin thoroughly after handling.
P271 Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
P280 Wear protective gloves/ eye protection/ face protection.
P302 + P352 IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water.
P304 + P340 IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a
position comfortable for breathing.
P305 + P351 + P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes.
Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue
rinsing.
P312 Call a POISON CENTER/doctor if you feel unwell.
P321 Specific treatment (see supplemental first aid instructions on
this label).
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.
P403 + P233 Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.
P405 Store locked up.
P501 Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal
plant.
Hazards not otherwise classified (HNOC) or not covered by GHS
Contact with water liberates toxic gas.


SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Substances
Formula : AlF6K3
Molecular weight : 258.27 g/mol
CAS-No. : 13775-52-5
EC-No. : 237-409-0


SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES

Description of first aid measures
General advice
Consult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.Move out of
dangerous area.
If inhaled
If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration.
Consult a physician.
In case of skin contact
Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.
In case of eye contact
Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and consult a physician.
If swallowed
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult
a physician.
Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
The most important known symptoms and effects are described in the labelling (see section
2.2) and/or in section 11
Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
No data available


SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media
Dry powder
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Hydrogen fluoride, Potassium oxides, Aluminum oxide
Advice for firefighters
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.
Further information
No data available


SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Wear respiratory protection. Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas.
Ensure adequate ventilation. Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Avoid breathing dust.
For personal protection see section 8.
Environmental precautions
Do not let product enter drains.
Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
Pick up and arrange disposal without creating dust. Sweep up and shovel. Do not flush
with water. Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.
Reference to other sections
For disposal see section 13.


SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

Precautions for safe handling
Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust and aerosols.
Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.
For precautions see section 2.2.
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.
Never allow product to get in contact with water during storage.
Keep in a dry place.
Storage class (TRGS 510): 13: Non Combustible Solids
Specific end use(s)
Apart from the uses mentioned in section 1.2 no other specific uses are stipulated


SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

Control parameters
Components with workplace control parameters
Contains no substances with occupational exposure limit values.
Exposure controls
Appropriate engineering controls
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands
before breaks and at the end of workday.
Personal protective equipment
Eye/face protection
Safety glasses with side-shields conforming to EN166 Use equipment for eye
protection tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as
NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).
Skin protection
Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove
removal technique (without touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact
with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with
applicable laws and good laboratory practices. Wash and dry hands.
Body Protection
Impervious clothing, The type of protective equipment must be selected according
to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace.
Respiratory protection
Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a fullface
particle respirator type N100 (US) or type P3 (EN 143) respirator cartridges as
a backup to engineering controls. If the respirator is the sole means of protection,
use a full-face supplied air respirator. Use respirators and components tested and
approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU).
Control of environmental exposure
Do not let product enter drains.


SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance
a) Form: powder
b) Odour No data available
c) Odour Threshold No data available
d) pH No data available
e) Melting
point/freezing point
No data available
f) Initial boiling point
and boiling range
No data available
g) Flash point ()Not applicable
h) Evaporation rate No data available
i) Flammability (solid,
gas)
No data available
j) Upper/lower
flammability or
explosive limits
No data available
k) Vapour pressure No data available
l) Vapour density No data available
m) Relative density No data available
n) Water solubility No data available
o) Partition coefficient:
n-octanol/water
No data available
p) Auto-ignition
temperature
No data available
q) Decomposition
temperature
No data available
r) Viscosity No data available
s) Explosive properties No data available
t) Oxidizing properties No data available
Other safety information
No data available


SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Reactivity
No data available
Chemical stability
Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Possibility of hazardous reactions
Reacts violently with water.
Conditions to avoid
Heat
Exposure to moisture
Incompatible materials
acids, Strong oxidizing agents
Hazardous decomposition products
Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions. - Hydrogen fluoride,
Potassium oxides, Aluminum oxide
Other decomposition products - No data available
In the event of fire: see section 5


SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Information on toxicological effects
Acute toxicity
No data available
Dermal: No data available
No data available
Skin corrosion/irritation
No data available
Serious eye damage/eye irritation
No data available
Respiratory or skin sensitisation
No data available
Germ cell mutagenicity
No data available
Carcinogenicity
IARC: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is
identified as probable, possible or confirmed human carcinogen by IARC.
ACGIH: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is
identified as a carcinogen or potential carcinogen by ACGIH.
NTP: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is
identified as a known or anticipated carcinogen by NTP.
OSHA: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is
on OSHA’s list of regulated carcinogens.
Reproductive toxicity
No data available
No data available
Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure
Inhalation - May cause respiratory irritation.
Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure
No data available
Aspiration hazard
No data available


SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Toxicity
No data available
Persistence and degradability
No data available
Bioaccumulative potential
No data available
Mobility in soil
No data available
Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT/vPvB assessment not available as chemical safety assessment not required/not
conducted
Other adverse effects
No data available


SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste treatment methods
Product
Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company. Contact a
licensed professional waste disposal service to dispose of this material.
Contaminated packaging
Dispose of as unused product.


SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

DOT (US)
Not dangerous goods
IMDG
Not dangerous goods
IATA
Not dangerous goods


SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

SARA 302 Components
No chemicals in this material are subject to the reporting requirements of SARA Title III,
Section 302.
SARA 313 Components
This material does not contain any chemical components with known CAS numbers that
exceed the threshold (De Minimis) reporting levels established by SARA Title III, Section
313.
SARA 311/312 Hazards
Acute Health Hazard, Chronic Health Hazard
Massachusetts Right To Know Components
No components are subject to the Massachusetts Right to Know Act.
Pennsylvania Right To Know Components
Tripotassium hexafluoroaluminate
Revision Date
New Jersey Right To Know Components
Tripotassium hexafluoroaluminate
Revision Date
California Prop. 65 Components
This product does not contain any chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or any other reproductive harm.


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 1997-2022 AMERICAN ELEMENTS. LICENSED GRANTED TO MAKE UNLIMITED PAPER COPIES FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY.

About Potassium Hexafluoroaluminate

Potassium Hexafluoroaluminate 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 Hexafluoroaluminate Synonyms

Tripotassium hexafluoroaluminate(3-); Aluminium potassium fluoride (1:3:6); Aluminate(3-), hexafluoro-, tripotassium, (OC-6-11)-; aluminate(3-), hexafluoro-, potassium (1:3); aluminum tripotassium hexafluoride, CAS 60304-36-1, EC 262-153-1, Potassium Cryolite

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula K3AlF6
MDL Number MFCD00050973
EC No. 237-409-0
Beilstein/Reaxys No. N/A
Pubchem CID 160989
IUPAC Name aluminum; tripotassium; hexafluoride
SMILES [F-].[F-].[F-].[F-].[F-].[F-].[Al+3].[K+].[K+].[K+]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Al.6FH.3K/h;6*1H;;;/q+3;;;;;;;3*+1/p-6
InchI Key ZIZQEDPMQXFXTE-UHFFFAOYSA-H

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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