Magnesium Turnings and Foil

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

 

 

1   PRODUCT AND SUPPLIER IDENTIFICATION

Product Name:    Magnesium - granules, turnings, very thin foil (0.001")

Formula:             Mg

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): Flammable solids, category 1, Substances and mixtures which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases, category 3.

GHS Label Elements:

Signal Word: Danger

Hazard Statements: H228 Flammable solid, H261 In contact with water releases flammable gas.

Precautionary Statements: P210 Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces - No smoking, P231+P232 Handle under inert gas. Protect from moisture, P241 Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/equipment, P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection, P370+P378 In case of fire: Use Class D dry extinguishing agent for extinction, do not use water, P402+P404 Store in a dry place. Store in a closed container, P501 Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local, state or federal regulations.

 

 

3   COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Ingredient:         Magnesium

CAS#:                  7439-95-4

%:                       100

EC#:                    231-104-6

 

 

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: Rinse mouth with 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 Class D dry powder extinguishing agent.

Unsuitable Extinguishing Media: Do not use water, foam or halogenated extinguishing agents.

Specific Hazards Arising from the Material: Thin foils, chips and turnings can be ignited and may burn with intense heat and brilliant white light. May react with water under fire conditions liberating flammable hydrogen gas. May emit fumes of magnesium oxide 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. Sweep or scoop spilled product and place in a closed container for further handling and disposal. Do not use water for spill clean-up. Use only non-sparking tools and natural bristle brushes.

Environmental Precautions: Do not allow to enter drains or to be released to the environment.

 

 

7   HANDLING AND STORAGE

Precautions for Safe Handling: Handle under dry protective gas if possible. Handle in an enclosed, controlled process. Avoid creating dust. Provide adequate ventilation if dusts are created. Use non-sparking tools. Protect from sources of ignition. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Wash thoroughly before eating or smoking. Avoid breathing dust or fumes. See section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.

Conditions for Safe Storage, Including Any Incompatibilities: Store finely divided chips or shavings in tightly sealed containers protected from moisture, preferably under argon. Storage area should be free of combustibles and ignition sources. Store away from oxidizers, halogens and acids. See section 10 for more information on incompatible materials.

 

 

8   EXPOSURE CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION

Exposure Limits:     Magnesium

OSHA/PEL:              No exposure limit established

ACGIH/TLV:             No exposure limit established

Appropriate Engineering Controls: Handle in an enclosed, controlled process under dry argon whenever possible. Ensure adequate ventilation to maintain exposures below occupational limits. 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 explosion-proof ventilation equipment. 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: If permissible levels are exceeded, use NIOSH approved dust respirator.

Eye Protection: Safety glasses with side shields

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

 

 

9   PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance:

Form:                   Solid in various forms

Color:                   Silver metallic

Odor:                    Not determined

Odor Threshold:   Not determined

pH:                                              N/A

Melting Point:                             648.8 oC

Boiling Point:                              1107 oC

Flash Point:                                N/A

Evaporation Rate:                      N/A

Flammability:                             Flammable solid

Upper Flammable Limit:            No data

Lower Flammable Limit:            No data

Vapor Pressure:                         10 mm at 743 oC

Vapor Density:                            N/A

Relative Density (Specific Gravity):     1.74 g/cc

Solubility in H2O:                        Slight reaction in cold water

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

Autoignition Temperature:         No data

Decomposition Temperature:     No data

Viscosity:                                     N/A

 

 

10   STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Reactivity: No data

Chemical Stability: Stable under recommended storage conditions.

Possibility of Hazardous Reactions: Oxidizes at a rate dependent on temperature and particle size. Can ignite at temperatures near 510 oC. Chips, fines and dust in contact with water slowly generate hydrogen gas and heat. May react violently with oxidizers.

Conditions to Avoid: Avoid contact with water or moisture, ignition sources.

Incompatible Materials: Acids, acid chlorides, oxidizing agents, halocarbons, halogens, water/moisture.

Hazardous Decomposition Products: Magnesium oxides, hydrogen.

 

 

11   TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Likely Routes of Exposure: Inhalation, skin, eyes.

Symptoms of Exposure: Dust may cause irritation to upper respiratory tract, skin or eyes.

Acute and Chronic Effects: May be irritating to skin, eyes and the respiratory system. Small particles imbedded in skin may cause ulceration which may become infected. Inhalation of excessive concentrations of oxide fume may cause metal fume fever.

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

UN Number:                            UN1869

UN Proper Shipping Name:    Magnesium (in pellets, turnings or ribbons)

Transport Hazard Class:        4.1

Packing Group:                       III

Marine Pollutant:                    No

Special Precautions:              Warning: Flammable solids

 

 

15   REGULATORY INFORMATION

TSCA Listed: All components are listed.

Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP): Flammable solids, category 1, Substances and mixtures which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases, category 3.

Canada WHMIS Classification (CPR, SOR/88-66): Flammable solids, Substances and mixtures which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases.

HMIS Ratings: Health: 1     Flammability: 2     Physical: 1

NFPA Ratings: Health: 1     Flammability: 2     Instability: 1

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

 

 

16   OTHER INFORMATION

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:   July 2015

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