CAS #:

Linear Formula:

Na-Hg

MDL Number:

MFCD00210362

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>99.9% Sodium Mercury Amalgam, 4-20% Na
NA-HG-03-PE
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Sodium Mercury Amalgam Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula HgNa
Molecular Weight 223.58
Appearance Gold to copper-colored spherical pellets or beads
Melting Point 223 °C
Boiling Point N/A
Density N/A
Solubility in H2O Insoluble; reacts violently
Exact Mass 224.960412 g/mol
Monoisotopic Mass 224.960412 g/mol

Sodium Mercury Amalgam Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H260-H314-H331-H360D-H372-H410
Hazard Codes F, C, T+, N
Risk Codes N/A
Safety Statements N/A
Transport Information UN 3401 4.3 / PGI
WGK Germany 3
GHS Pictograms

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

Date Accessed: 06/14/2021
Date Revised: 05/15/2015

SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: Sodium Mercury Amalgam

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. NA-HG-03-PE

CAS #: 11110-52-4

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development

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SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS02 Flame
Water-react. 1 H260 In contact with water releases flammable gases, which may ignite spontaneously.
GHS06 Skull and crossbones
Acute Tox. 2 H300 Fatal if swallowed.
Acute Tox. 2 H310 Fatal in contact with skin.
Acute Tox. 2 H330 Fatal if inhaled.
GHS08 Health hazard
Resp. Sens. 1 H334 May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled.
STOT RE 2 H373 May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
GHS05 Corrosion
Skin Corr. 1B H314 Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Eye Dam. 1 H318 Causes serious eye damage.
GHS07
Skin Sens. 1 H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction.
GHS label elements
The substance is classified and labeled according to the Globally Harmonized System (GHS).

Flame - GHS02Skull and Crossbones - GHS06Health Hazard - GHS08Corrosion - GHS05Exclamation Mark - GHS07

Hazard pictograms
GHS02 GHS05 GHS06 GHS08
Signal word Danger
Hazard-determining components of labeling:
Sodium-Mercury Amalgam, 4-5% Na (99.9+%)
Hazard statements
H260 In contact with water releases flammable gases, which may ignite spontaneously.
H300+H310+H330 Fatal if swallowed, in contact with skin or if inhaled.
H314 Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
H334 May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled.
H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction.
H373 May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
Precautionary statements
P231+P232 Handle under inert gas. Protect from moisture.
P303+P361+P353 If on skin (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/
shower.
P305+P351+P338 If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present
and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P403+P233 Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.
P422 Store contents under inert gas.
P501 Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international
regulations.
Classification system:
NFPA ratings (scale 0 - 4)
4

2
W-
Health = 4
Fire = 0
Reactivity = 2
The substance demonstrates unusual reactivity with water.
HMIS-ratings (scale 0 - 4)
HEALTH
FIRE
REACTIVITY
*3

2
Health = *3
Fire = 0
Reactivity = 2
Other hazards
Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT: N/A
vPvB: N/A


SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Substances
CAS # / Substance Name
11110-52-4 Sodium-Mercury Amalgam, 4-5% Na (99.9+%)
4


SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES

Description of first aid measures
General information:
Immediately remove any clothing soiled by the product.
Symptoms of poisoning may even occur after several hours; therefore medical observation for at least 48 hours
after the accident.
Remove breathing apparatus only after contaminated clothing have been completely removed.
In case of irregular breathing or respiratory arrest provide artificial respiration.
If inhaled:
Supply fresh air or oxygen; call for doctor.
In case of unconsciousness place patient stably in side position for transportation.
In case of skin contact: Immediately wash with soap and water; rinse thoroughly.
In case of eye contact: Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Consult a physician.
If swallowed:
Do not induce vomiting; immediately call for medical help.
Drink copious amounts of water and provide fresh air. Immediately call a doctor.
Information for doctor:
Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed:
No data available
Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
No data available


SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing agents:
Sand. Do not use water.
CO2, sand, extinguishing powder. Do not use water.
For safety reasons unsuitable extinguishing agents: Water
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture No data available
Advice for firefighters
Protective equipment: Mouth respiratory protective device.


SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Use personal protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away.
Environmental precautions:
Do not allow product to enter drains, sewage systems, or other water courses.
Inform respective authorities in case of seepage into water courses, or sewage systems.
Methods and materials for containment and cleanup:
Use neutralizing agent.
Dispose contaminated material as waste according to item 13.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Do not flush with water or aqueous cleansing agents
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: Handle under inert gas.
Precautions for safe handling
Thorough dedusting.
Ensure good ventilation/exhaustion at the workplace.
Open and handle receptacle with care.
Information about protection against explosions and fires:
Keep ignition sources away - Do not smoke.
Keep respiratory protective device available.
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities: Store contents under inert gas.
Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles: No special requirements.
Information about storage in one common storage facility: Not required.
Further information about storage conditions:
Keep receptacle tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed receptacles.
Specific end use(s) No data available


SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

Additional information about design of technical systems: No further data; see item 7.
Control parameters
Components with limit values that require monitoring at the workplace: Not required.
Additional information: The lists that were valid during the creation were used as basis.
Exposure controls
Personal protective equipment:
General protective and hygienic measures:
Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
Immediately remove all soiled and contaminated clothing.
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
Store protective clothing separately.
Avoid contact with the eyes.
Avoid contact with the eyes and skin.
Breathing equipment:
In case of brief exposure or low pollution use respiratory filter device. In case of intensive or longer exposure use
respiratory protective device that is independent of circulating air.
Protection of hands:
Protective gloves
The glove material has to be impermeable and resistant to the product/ the substance/ the preparation.
Due to missing tests no recommendation to the glove material can be given for the product/ the preparation/ the
chemical mixture.
Material of gloves
The selection of the suitable gloves does not only depend on the material, but also on further marks of quality and
varies from manufacturer to manufacturer.
Penetration time of glove material
The exact break through time has to be found out by the manufacturer of the protective gloves and has to be
observed.
Eye protection:
Tightly sealed goggles


SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Information on basic physical and chemical properties
Appearance:
Form: Pellets
Color: Silver grey
Odor: Odorless
Odor threshold: No data available.
pH: N/A
Melting point/Melting range: no data °C
Boiling point/Boiling range: no data °C
Flash point: N/A
Flammability (solid, gas): Contact with water liberates extremely flammable gases.
Ignition temperature:
Decomposition temperature: No data available.
Autoignition: No data available.
Danger of explosion: No data available.
Explosion limits:
Lower: No data available.
Upper: No data available.
Vapor pressure: 1mm (126 hPa (1mm (95 mm Hg)
Density: No data available.
Relative density No data available.
Vapor density N/A
Evaporation rate N/A
Solubility in / Miscibility with
Water: Insoluble.
Partition coefficient (n-octanol/water): No data available.
Viscosity:
Dynamic: N/A
Kinematic: N/A
Solvent content:
Organic solvents: 0.0 %
VOC content: 0.0 g/l / 0.00 lb/gl
Solids content: 100.0 %
Other information No data available


SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Reactivity No data available
Chemical stability
Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided: No decomposition if used according to specifications.
Possibility of hazardous reactions Contact with water releases flammable gases.
Conditions to avoid No data available
Incompatible materials: No data available
Hazardous decomposition products: No dangerous decomposition products known.


SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Information on toxicological effects
Acute toxicity:
Primary irritant effect:
on the skin: Caustic effect on skin and mucous membranes.
on the eye:
Strong caustic effect.
Strong irritant with the danger of severe eye injury.
Sensitization:
Sensitization possible through inhalation.
Sensitization possible through skin contact.
Additional toxicological information:
Swallowing will lead to a strong caustic effect on mouth and throat and to the danger of perforation of esophagus
and stomach.
Carcinogenic categories
IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer)
Substance is not listed.
NTP (National Toxicology Program)
Substance is not listed.
OSHA-Ca (Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
Substance is not listed.


SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Toxicity
Aquatic toxicity: No data available
Persistence and degradability No data available
Behavior in environmental systems:
Bioaccumulative potential No data available
Mobility in soil No data available
Additional ecological information: Must not reach bodies of water or drainage ditch undiluted or unneutralized.
Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT: N/A
vPvB: N/A
Other adverse effects No data available


SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste treatment methods
Recommendation:
Must not be disposed of together with household garbage. Do not allow product to enter drains, sewage systems, or other water courses system.
Uncleaned packagings:
Recommendation: Disposal must be made according to official regulations.


SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

UN-Number
DOT, IMDG, IATA UN3401
UN proper shipping name
DOT, IATA Alkali metal amalgam, solid
IMDG ALKALI METAL AMALGAM, SOLID
Transport hazard class(es)
DOT

Class 4.3 Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases
Label 4.3
IMDG, IATA

Class 4.3 Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases
Label 4.3
Packing group
DOT, IMDG, IATA I
Environmental hazards:
Marine pollutant: No
Special precautions for user N/A
EMS Number: F-G,S-N
Segregation groups Heavy metals and their salts (including their organometallic
compounds), mercury and mercury compounds
Stowage Category D
Handling Code H1 Keep as dry as reasonably practicable
Segregation Code SG26 In addition: from goods of classes 2.1 and 3 when stowed on
deck of a containership a minimum distance of two container spaces
athwartship shall be maintained, when stowed on ro-ro ships a
distance of 6 m athwartship shall be maintained.
SG35 Stow "separated from" acids.
Transport in bulk according to Annex II of
MARPOL73/78 and the IBC Code N/A
Transport/Additional information:
DOT
Quantity limitations On passenger aircraft/rail: Forbidden
On cargo aircraft only: 15 kg
IMDG
Limited quantities (LQ) 0
Excepted quantities (EQ) Code: E0
Not permitted as Excepted Quantity
UN "Model Regulation": UN 3401 ALKALI METAL AMALGAM, SOLID, 4.3, I


SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture
Sara
Section 355 (extremely hazardous substances):
Substance is not listed.
Section 313 (Specific toxic chemical listings):
Substance is not listed.
TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act):
Substance is not listed.
Proposition 65
Chemicals known to cause cancer:
Substance is not listed.
Chemicals known to cause reproductive toxicity for females:
Substance is not listed.
Chemicals known to cause reproductive toxicity for males:
Substance is not listed.
Chemicals known to cause developmental toxicity:
Substance is not listed.
Carcinogenic categories
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
Substance is not listed.
TLV (Threshold Limit Value established by ACGIH)
Substance is not listed.
NIOSH-Ca (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
Substance is not listed.
GHS label elements
The substance is classified and labeled according to the Globally Harmonized System (GHS).
Hazard pictograms
GHS02 GHS05 GHS06 GHS08
Signal word Danger
Hazard-determining components of labeling:
Sodium-Mercury Amalgam, 4-5% Na (99.9+%)
Hazard statements
H260 In contact with water releases flammable gases, which may ignite spontaneously.
H300+H310+H330 Fatal if swallowed, in contact with skin or if inhaled.
H314 Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
H334 May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled.
H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction.
H373 May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
Precautionary statements
P231+P232 Handle under inert gas. Protect from moisture.
P303+P361+P353 If on skin (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/
shower.
P305+P351+P338 If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present
and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P403+P233 Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.
P422 Store contents under inert gas.
P501 Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international
regulations.
Chemical safety assessment: A Chemical Safety Assessment has not been carried out.


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 Sodium Mercury Amalgam

Sodium Mercury Amalgam is a alloy of sodium and mercury metals that functions as a strong reducing agent in chemical synthesis.

Sodium Mercury Amalgam Synonyms

Sodium Amalgam, Na5Hg8, Na3Hg

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula Na-Hg
MDL Number MFCD00210362
EC No. N/A
Pubchem CID 9837419
IUPAC Name mercury; sodium
SMILES [Na].[Hg]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Hg.Na
InchI Key MJGFBOZCAJSGQW-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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