Aluminum Fluoride

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

 

 

1   PRODUCT AND SUPPLIER IDENTIFICATION

Product Name:    Aluminum Fluoride

Formula:             AlF3

Supplier:             ESPI Metals

                            1050 Benson Way

                            Ashland, OR 97520

Telephone:          800-638-2581

Fax:                     541-488-8313

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Emergency:         Infotrac 800-535-5053 (US) or 352-323-3500 (24 hour)

Recommended Uses:  Scientific Research

 

 

2   HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

GHS Classification (29 CFR 1910.1200):   Not classified as hazardous

GHS Label Elements:

Signal Word:  N/A

Hazard Statements:  N/A

Precautionary Statements:   N/A

 

 

3   COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Ingredient:       Aluminum (III) Fluoride

CAS#:                7784-18-1

%:                     100

EC#:                  232-051-1

 

 

4   FIRST AID MEASURES

General Measures: Remove patient from area of exposure.

INHALATION: Remove to fresh air, keep warm and quiet, give oxygen if breathing is difficult. Seek medical attention.

INGESTION: Dilute by drinking 1-2 cups of water. Do not induce vomiting. Seek medical attention. Never induce vomiting or give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

SKIN: Remove contaminated clothing, brush material off skin, wash affected area with soap and water. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

EYES: Flush eyes with lukewarm water, including under upper and lower eyelids, for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

Most Important Symptoms/Effects, Acute and Delayed: May cause irritation. See section 11 for more information.

Indication of Immediate Medical Attention and Special Treatment: No other relevant information available.

 

 

5   FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

Extinguishing Media: Use suitable extinguishing agent for surrounding materials and type of fire.

Unsuitable Extinguishing Media: No information available.

Specific Hazards Arising from the Material: May emit toxic fumes under fire conditions.

Special Protective Equipment and Precautions for Firefighters: Full face, self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.

 

 

6   ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal Precautions, Protective Equipment, and Emergency Procedures: Wear appropriate respiratory and protective equipment specified in section 8. Isolate spill area and provide ventilation. Avoid breathing dust or fume. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Eliminate all sources of ignition.

Methods and Materials for Containment and Cleaning Up: Avoid dust formation. Cleanup spills with a vacuum system utilizing a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration system and place in a closed container for further handling and disposal.

Environmental Precautions: Do not flush to sewer, stream, or other bodies of water. Do not allow to enter drains or to be released to the environment.
 

 

 

7   HANDLING AND STORAGE

Precautions for Safe Handling: Handle in an enclosed, controlled process. Protect from humidity and moisture. Avoid creating dust. Provide adequate ventilation if dusts are created. Avoid breathing dust or fumes. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Wash thoroughly before eating or smoking. See section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.

Conditions for Safe Storage, Including Any Incompatibilities: Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area. Store material tightly sealed in properly labeled containers. Protect from moisture. See section 10 for more information on incompatible materials.

 

 

8   EXPOSURE CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION

Exposure Limits:    OSHA/PEL:                               ACGIH/TLV:

Aluminum Fluoride     No exposure limit established      No exposure limit established

Fluorides (as F)         2.5 mg/m3                                 2.5 mg/m3

Appropriate Engineering Controls: Handle in an enclosed, controlled process. Whenever possible the use of local exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls is the preferred method of controlling exposure to airborne dust and fume to meet established occupational exposure limits. Use good housekeeping and sanitation practices. Do not use tobacco or food in work area. Wash thoroughly before eating or smoking. Do not blow dust off clothing or skin with compressed air.

Individual Protection Measures, Such as Personal Protective Equipment:

Respiratory Protection: Wear a NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator when high concentrations are present.

Eye Protection: Safety glasses

Skin Protection: Wear impermeable gloves, protective work clothing as necessary.

 

 

9   PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance:

Form:                   Powder

Color:                   White

Odor:                    Not determined

Odor Threshold:   Not determined

pH:                                              N/A

Melting Point:                             1291 oC (sublimes)

Boiling Point:                              No data

Flash Point:                                N/A

Evaporation Rate:                      N/A

Flammability:                             No data

Upper Flammable Limit:            No data

Lower Flammable Limit:            No data

Vapor Pressure:                         1 mm Hg @ 1238 oC

Vapor Density:                           N/A

Relative Density (Specific Gravity):     2.88 g/cc

Solubility in H2O:                        0.559 g/100 ml @ 25 oC

Partition Coefficient (n-octanol/water):   Not determined

Autoignition Temperature:         No data

Decomposition Temperature:     No data

Viscosity:                                     N/A

 

 

10   STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Reactivity: No specific test data available.

Chemical Stability: Stable under recommended storage conditions.

Possibility of Hazardous Reactions: May evolve hydrogen fluoride gas on contact with strong acids, or when heated above 500 oC (930 oF) in the presence of water vapor.

Conditions to Avoid: High temperatures, moisture.

Incompatible Materials: Strong acids, oxidizing agents, water/moisture.

Hazardous Decomposition Products: Aluminum oxides, hydrogen fluoride.

 

 

11   TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Likely Routes of Exposure: Inhalation, skin and eyes.

Symptoms of Exposure: May cause irritation to eyes, lungs and abraded skin.

Acute and Chronic Effects:

Aluminum: There is strong evidence that aluminum (compounds) can cause irritation following exposure via either inhalation or injection. Modest evidence of an effect exists for reproductive toxicity following oral exposure, for neurological toxicity following either oral or injection exposure, and for bone toxicity following injection exposure. All other effects were judged to be supported by either limited evidence or no clear evidence at all.1

Inorganic Fluorides: Acute effects resulting from exposure to inorganic fluorides are mainly due to the effects of hydrogen fluoride, a colorless gas or liquid. The major health effect of chronic inhalation exposure to fluoride compounds is skeletal fluorosis, which has been reported in cases of exposure to fluoride dusts and hydrogen fluoride, either individually or in combination. Excluding sodium fluoride, effects of exposure to inorganic fluoride compounds has not been well studied. Based on single exposure animal tests, sodium fluoride is considered to be moderately toxic if swallowed, no more than slightly toxic if absorbed through the skin, slightly irritating to skin and corrosive to eyes.

Acute Toxicity: No data

Carcinogenicity: NTP: Not identified as carcinogenic   IARC: Not identified as carcinogenic

To the best of our knowledge the chemical, physical and toxicological characteristics of the substance are not fully known.

 

 

12   ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Ecotoxicity: No data

Persistence and Degradability: No data

Bioaccumulative Potential: No data

Mobility in Soil: No data

Other Adverse Effects: Do not allow material to be released to the environment. No further relevant information available.

 

 

13   DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste Disposal Method:

Product: Dispose of in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations.

Packaging: Dispose of in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations.

 

 

14   TRANSPORT INFORMATION

Shipping Regulations: Not regulated

UN Number:                           N/A

UN Proper Shipping Name:   N/A

Transport Hazard Class:       N/A

Packing Group:                      N/A

Marine Pollutant:                   No

 

 

15   REGULATORY INFORMATION

TSCA Listed: Yes

DSL Listed: Yes

Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP): No data

WHMIS 2015 Classification: No data

HMIS Ratings: Health: 1     Flammability: 0     Physical: 0

NFPA Ratings: Health: 1     Flammability: 0     Instability: 0

Chemical Safety Assessment: A chemical safety assessment has not been carried out.

 

 

16   OTHER INFORMATION

1Krewski et al. (2007) Human Health Risk Assessment for Aluminum, Aluminum Oxide, and Aluminum Hydroxide, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2782734/

The information contained in this document is based on the state of our knowledge at the time of publication and is believed to be correct, but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. ESPI Metals makes no representation, warranty, or guarantee of any kind with respect to the information contained in this document or any use of the product based on this information. ESPI Metals shall not be held liable for any damages resulting from handling or from contact with the above product. Users should satisfy themselves that they have all current data relevant to their particular use.

 

Prepared by:              ESPI Metals

Revised/Reviewed:    March 2015