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Silica

CAS #:

Linear Formula:

SiO2

MDL Number:

MFCD00011232

EC No.:

262-373-8

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Silica Properties

Compound Formula

O2Si

Molecular Weight

60.09

Appearance

White Powder

Melting Point

1,600° C (2,912° F)

Boiling Point

2,230° C (4,046° F)

Density (Theoretical)

2533 kg/m-3

Exact Mass

59.9668 g/mol

Monoisotopic Mass

59.967 Da

Silica Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H319-H335-H373
Hazard Codes N/A
Risk Codes N/A
Safety Statements N/A
RTECS Number VV7328000
Transport Information N/A
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SAFETY DATA SHEET

Date Accessed: 10/21/2017
Date Revised: 05/15/2015

SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: Silica

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. SI-OX-02 , SI-OX-03 , SI-OX-02 , SI-OX-05

CAS #: 60676-86-0

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development

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SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
Eye irritation (Category 2A), H319
Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (Category 3), Respiratory system, H335
Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure, Inhalation (Category 2), Lungs, H373
For the full text of the H-Statements mentioned in this Section, see Section 16.
2.2 GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
Pictogram

Health Hazard - GHS08Exclamation Mark - GHS07

Signal word Warning
Hazard statement(s)
H319 Causes serious eye irritation.
H335 May cause respiratory irritation.
H373 May cause damage to organs (Lungs) through prolonged or repeated exposure if inhaled.
Precautionary statement(s)
P260 Do not breathe 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.
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.
P314 Get medical advice/ attention if you feel unwell.
P337 + P313 If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/ attention.
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.
HMIS Rating
Health hazard: 2
Chronic Health Hazard: *
Flammability: 0
Physical Hazard 0
NFPA Rating
Health hazard: 2
Fire Hazard: 0
Reactivity Hazard: 0
2.3 Hazards not otherwise classified (HNOC) or not covered by GHS - none


SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

3.1 Substances
Synonyms : Silica
Quartz
Sand
Cristobalite
Formula : O2Si
Molecular weight : 60.08 g/mol
CAS-No. : 60676-86-0
EC-No. : 262-373-8
Hazardous components
Component Classification Concentration
Silica, vitreous
Eye Irrit. 2A; STOT SE 3;
STOT RE 2; H319, H335,
H373, H319, H335, H373
<= 100 %
STOT RE Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure
STOT SE Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure


SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES

4.1 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.
4.2 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
4.3 Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
No data available


SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

5.1 Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media
Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.
5.2 Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Nature of decomposition products not known.
5.3 Advice for firefighters
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.
5.4 Further information
No data available


SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Use personal protective equipment. 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.
6.2 Environmental precautions
Do not let product enter drains.
6.3 Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
Pick up and arrange disposal without creating dust. Sweep up and shovel. Keep in suitable, closed containers for
disposal.
6.4 Reference to other sections
For disposal see section 13.


SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

7.1 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.
7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.
7.3 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

8.1 Control parameters
Components with workplace control parameters
Component: Silica, vitreous
CAS-No. : 60676-86-0
Value | Control parameters | Basis
TWA | 20.000000 Million particles per cubic foot | USA. Occupational Exposure Limits (OSHA) - Table Z-3 Mineral Dusts
Remarks: Millions of particles per cubic foot of air, based on impinger samples counted by light-field techniques.
mppcf X 35.3 = million particles per cubic meter = particles per c.c
See table Z-3
TWA | 20.000000 Million particles per cubic foot | USA. Occupational Exposure Limits (OSHA) - Table Z-3 Mineral Dusts
Millions of particles per cubic foot of air, based on impinger samples
counted by light-field techniques.
mppcf X 35.3 = million particles per cubic meter = particles per c.c
TWA | 80.000000 mg/m3 / %SiO2 | USA. Occupational Exposure Limits (OSHA) - Table Z-3 Mineral Dusts
TWA | 20.000000 Million particles per cubic foot | USA. Occupational Exposure Limits (OSHA) - Table Z-3 Mineral Dusts
Millions of particles per cubic foot of air, based on impinger samples counted by light-field techniques.
mppcf X 35.3 = million particles per cubic meter = particles per c.c
TWA | 80.000000 mg/m3 / %SiO2 | USA. Occupational Exposure Limits
(OSHA) - Table Z-3 Mineral Dusts
TWA | 0.050000 mg/m3 | USA. NIOSH Recommended Exposure Limits
Potential Occupational Carcinogen
See Appendix A
TWA | 0.050000 mg/m3 | USA. NIOSH Recommended Exposure Limits
Potential Occupational Carcinogen
See Appendix A
TWA | 6.000000 mg/m3 | USA. NIOSH Recommended Exposure Limits
TWA | 6.000000 mg/m3 | USA. NIOSH Recommended Exposure Limits


SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

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.
The selection of suitable gloves not only depends on the material, but also on quality. Quality will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.
Material of gloves
Nitrile rubber, NBR
Penetration time of glove material (in minutes)
Not determined
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
For nuisance exposures use type P95 (US) or type P1 (EU EN 143) particle respirator. For higher level protection use type OV/AG/P99 (US) or type ABEK-P2 (EU EN 143) respirator cartridges. 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

9.1 Information on basic physical and chemical properties
a) Appearance Form: Powder, pieces, or solid in various forms
b) Odour No data available
c) Odour Threshold No data available
d) pH No data available
e) Melting point/freezing
point
Melting point/range: 1,610 °C (2,930 °F) - lit.
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 2.6 g/mL at 25 °C (77 °F)
n) Water solubility No data available
o) Partition coefficient: noctanol/
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
9.2 Other safety information
No data available


SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

10.1 Reactivity
No data available
10.2 Chemical stability
Stable under recommended storage conditions.
10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions
No data available
10.4 Conditions to avoid
No data available
10.5 Incompatible materials
No data available
10.6 Hazardous decomposition products
Other decomposition products - No data available
In the event of fire: see section 5


SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

11.1 Information on toxicological effects
Acute toxicity
No data available
Inhalation: 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
Carcinogenicity - Rat - Implant
Tumorigenic: Equivocal tumorigenic agent by RTECS criteria. Gastrointestinal: Tumors. Tumorigenic: Tumors at site or application.
IARC: 3 - Group 3: Not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans (Silica, vitreous)
3 - Group 3: Not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans (Silica, vitreous)
1 - Group 1: Carcinogenic to humans (Silica, vitreous)
IARC: 3 - Group 3: Not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans (Silica, vitreous)
3 - Group 3: Not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans (Silica, vitreous)
1 - Group 1: Carcinogenic to humans (Silica, vitreous)
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: Known to be human carcinogen (Silica, vitreous)
OSHA: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as a
carcinogen or potential carcinogen by OSHA.
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
Inhalation - May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure. - Lungs
Aspiration hazard
No data available
Additional Information
RTECS: VV7328000
To the best of our knowledge, the chemical, physical, and toxicological properties have not been thoroughly
investigated.
Stomach - Irregularities - Based on Human Evidence


SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

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


SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

13.1 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
Silica, vitreous
CAS-No.
60676-86-0
Revision Date
1993-04-24
Pennsylvania Right To Know Components
Silica, vitreous
CAS-No.
60676-86-0
Revision Date
1993-04-24
New Jersey Right To Know Components
Silica, vitreous
CAS-No.
60676-86-0
Revision Date
1993-04-24
California Prop. 65 Components
WARNING! This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer.
Silica, vitreous
CAS-No.
60676-86-0
Revision Date
2007-09-28


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 Silica

Silica 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.

Silica Synonyms

Quartz, silane, dioxo, Silicon (IV) Oxide, Cristobalite, Silicon Oxide, Crystalline silica, Dioxosilane, Sand

Silica Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula

SiO2

Pubchem CID

N/A

MDL Number

MFCD00011232

EC No.

262-373-8

Beilstein Registry No.

N/A

IUPAC Name

Dioxosilane

SMILES

O=[Si]=O

InchI Identifier

InChI=1S/O2Si/c1-3-2

InchI Key

VYPSYNLAJGMNEJ-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.

Related Elements

See more Silicon products. Silicon (atomic symbol: Si, atomic number: 14) is a Block P, Group 14, Period 3 element with an atomic weight of 28.085. Silicon Bohr MoleculeThe number of electrons in each of Silicon's shells is 2, 8, 4 and its electron configuration is [Ne] 3s2 3p2. The silicon atom has a radius of 111 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 210 pm. Silicon was discovered and first isolated by Jöns Jacob Berzelius in 1823. Silicon makes up 25.7% of the earth's crust, by weight, and is the second most abundant element, exceeded only by oxygen. The metalloid is rarely found in pure crystal form and is usually produced from the iron-silicon alloy ferrosilicon. Elemental SiliconSilica (or silicon dioxide), as sand, is a principal ingredient of glass, one of the most inexpensive of materials with excellent mechanical, optical, thermal, and electrical properties. Ultra high purity silicon can be doped with boron, gallium, phosphorus, or arsenic to produce silicon for use in transistors, solar cells, rectifiers, and other solid-state devices which are used extensively in the electronics industry.The name Silicon originates from the Latin word silex which means flint or hard stone.

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