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Potassium Tetrafluoroaluminate

CAS #:

Linear Formula:

KAlF4

MDL Number:

MFCD00049649

EC No.:

238-485-8

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(2N) 99% Potassium Tetrafluoroaluminate
K-TFAL-02
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(3N) 99.9% Potassium Tetrafluoroaluminate
K-TFAL-03
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(4N) 99.99% Potassium Tetrafluoroaluminate
K-TFAL-04
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(5N) 99.999% Potassium Tetrafluoroaluminate
K-TFAL-05
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Potassium Tetrafluoroaluminate Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula KAlF4
Molecular Weight 142.07
Appearance White powder
Melting Point >600 °C
Boiling Point N/A
Density 2.9 g/cm3
Exact Mass 141.938858
Monoisotopic Mass 141.938858

Potassium Tetrafluoroaluminate Health & Safety Information

Signal Word N/A
Hazard Statements N/A
Hazard Codes N/A
Risk Codes N/A
Safety Statements N/A
Transport Information N/A

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

Date Accessed: 08/19/2018
Date Revised: 05/15/2015

SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: Potassium Tetrafluoroaluminate

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

CAS #: 14484-69-6

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)
Acute toxicity, Oral(Category 3), H301
Skin corrosion(Category 1B), H314
Serious eye damage(Category 1), H318
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
Pictogram

Corrosion - GHS05 Skull and Crossbones - GHS06

Signal word
Danger
Hazard statement(s)
H301
Toxic if swallowed.
H314
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Precautionary statement(s)
P260
Do not breathe dust or mist.
P264
Wash skin thoroughly after handling.
P270
Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
P280
Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing/ eye protection/ face protection.
P301 + P310
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor.
P301 + P
330 + P331
IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
P303 + P361 + P353
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/ Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/ shower.
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.
P310
Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor.
P321
Specific treatment (see supplemental first aid instructions on this label).
P363
Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.
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
Weak hydrogen fluoride-releaser


SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

POTASSIUM TETRAFLUOROALUMINATE
14484-69-6


SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES

ORAL EXPOSURE
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
INHALATION EXPOSURE
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give
oxygen.
DERMAL EXPOSURE
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water.
EYE EXPOSURE
In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 15
minutes.


SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

FLASH POINT
N/A
AUTOIGNITION TEMP
N/A
FLAMMABILITY
N/A
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA
Suitable: Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, or appropriate foam.
FIREFIGHTING
Protective Equipment: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to
prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Specific Hazard(s): Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.


SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

PROCEDURE(S) OF PERSONAL PRECAUTION(S)
Wear respirator, chemical safety goggles, rubber boots, and heavy rubber gloves.
METHODS FOR CLEANING UP
Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.


SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

HANDLING
User Exposure: Do not breathe dust. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid prolonged or repeated exposure.
STORAGE
Suitable: Keep tightly closed.


SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

ENGINEERING CONTROLS
Safety shower and eye bath. Mechanical exhaust required.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Respiratory: Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government
standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU). Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a dust mask type N95 (US) or type P1 (EN 143) respirator.
Hand: Compatible chemical-resistant gloves.
Eye: Chemical safety goggles.
GENERAL HYGIENE MEASURES
Wash thoroughly after handling.


SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance
Physical State: Solid
Molecular Weight
142,0800 AMU
pH N/A
BP/BP Range N/A
MP/MP Range N/A
Freezing Point N/A
Vapor Pressure N/A
Vapor Density N/A
Saturated Vapor Conc. N/A
Bulk Density N/A
Odor Threshold N/A
Volatile% N/A
VOC Content N/A
Water Content N/A
Solvent Content N/A
Evaporation Rate N/A
Viscosity N/A
Surface Tension N/A
Partition Coefficient N/A
Decomposition Temp. N/A
Flash Point N/A
Explosion Limits N/A
Flammability N/A
Autoignition Temp N/A
Refractive Index N/A
Optical Rotation N/A
Miscellaneous Data N/A
Solubility N/A


SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

STABILITY
Stable: Stable.
Conditions to Avoid: Heat.
Materials to Avoid: Acids, Strong oxidizing agents.
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Hydrogen fluoride, Potassium oxides, Aluminum oxide.
HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur


SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

ROUTE OF EXPOSURE
Skin Contact: Causes skin irritation.
Skin Absorption: May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
Eye Contact: Causes eye irritation.
Inhalation: Material is irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract. May be
harmful if inhaled.
Ingestion: May be harmful if swallowed.
TARGET ORGAN(S) OR SYSTEM(S)
Bones. Liver. Kidneys.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF EXPOSURE
Symptoms of exposure may include burning sensation, coughing, wheezing, laryngitis,
shortness of breath, headache, nausea, and vomiting. Symptoms of fluoride overexposure may
include salivation, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fever, and labored breathing. Fluoride ion can reduce serum calcium levels possibly causing fatal hypocalcemia.
Prolonged exposure to fluoride dusts, vapors, or mists results in perforation of the
nasal septum. Chronic effects include excessive calcification of the bones, ligaments, and
tendons.


SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

No data available.


SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

APPROPRIATE METHOD OF DISPOSAL OF SUBSTANCE OR PREPARATION
Contact a licensed professional waste disposal service to dispose of this material. Dissolve
or mix the material with a combustible solvent and burn in a chemical incinerator equipped
with an afterburner and scrubber.
Observe all federal, state, and local environmental regulations.


SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

DOT (US)
UN number: 2923
Class: 8(6.1)
Packing group: IIl
Proper shipping name: Corrosive solids, toxic, n.o.s.(Potassium Tetrafluoroaluminate)
Poison Inhalation Hazard: No
IMDG
UN number: 2923
Class: 8(6.1)
Packing group: IIl
EMS-No: F-A, S-B
Proper shipping name: CORROSIVE SOLID, TOXIC, N.O.S.(Potassium Tetrafluoroaluminate)
IATA
UN number: 2923
Class: 8(6.1)
Packing group: IIl
Proper shipping name: Corrosive solid, toxic, n.o.s.(Potassium Tetrafluoroaluminate)


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
Potassium Tetrafluoroaluminate
CAS-No.
14484-69-6
Revision Date
2008-06-01
New Jersey Right To Know Components
Potassium Tetrafluoroaluminate
CAS-No.
14484-69-6
Revision Date
2008-06-01
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 1997-2018 AMERICAN ELEMENTS. LICENSED GRANTED TO MAKE UNLIMITED PAPER COPIES FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY.

About Potassium Tetrafluoroaluminate

Potassium Tetrafluoroaluminate is a water insoluble Aluminum source for use in oxygen-sensitive applications, such as metal production. In extremely low concentrations (ppm), fluoride compounds are used in health applications. Fluoride compounds also have significant uses in synthetic organic chemistry. They are commonly also used to alloy metal and for optical deposition. Certain fluoride compounds can be produced at nanoscale and in ultra high purity forms. Potassium Tetrafluoroaluminate is generally immediately available in most volumes. Ultra high purity and high purity compositions improve both optical quality and usefulness as scientific standards. Nanoscale elemental powders and suspensions, as alternative high surface area 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 Tetrafluoroaluminate Synonyms

Potassium aluminum fluoride; Potassium aluminum tetrafluoride; Potassium tetrafluoroaluminate(1-); Aluminate(1-), tetrafluoro-, potassium, (T-4)-

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula KAlF4
MDL Number MFCD00049649
EC No. 238-485-8
Pubchem CID 21889320
IUPAC Name aluminum; potassium; tetrafluoride
SMILES [F-].[F-].[F-].[F-].[Al+3].[K+]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Al.4FH.K/h;4*1H;/q+3;;;;;+1/p-4
InchI Key SKFYTVYMYJCRET-UHFFFAOYSA-J

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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