Sulfur

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

 

 

1   PRODUCT AND SUPPLIER IDENTIFICATION

Product Name:    Sulfur Powder

Formula:              S

Supplier:              ESPI Metals

                            1050 Benson Way

                            Ashland, OR 97520

Telephone:          800-638-2581

Fax:                     541-488-8313

Email:                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 2.

GHS Label Elements:

Signal Word: Warning

Hazard Statements: H228 Flammable solid.

Precautionary Statements: P210 Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces - No smoking, P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.

 

 

3   COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Ingredient:         Sulfur

CAS#:                  7704-34-9

%:                       100

EC#:                    016-094-00-1

 

 

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 if symptoms persist.

INGESTION: Rinse mouth with water. Do not induce vomiting. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist. 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 irritation develops or persists.

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

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 or carbon dioxide extinguishing agents, sand, fine water spray or water fog.

Unsuitable Extinguishing Media: Do not use solid water stream.

Specific Hazards Arising from the Material: Loose sulfur dust, when heated and exposed to a source of ignition, can burn in the open or be explosive in confined spaces. May emit toxic fumes of sulfur oxide under fire conditions. Can melt and flow in a fire situation.

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: Cover with damp, absorbent, inert material such as sand or soil. Sweep or vacuum up spill using a vacuum rated for combustible metal dusts equipped with a HEPA filter. Place in properly labeled closed container for further handling and disposal. Avoid creating dusts. Use only non-sparking tools and natural bristle brushes.

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. Avoid creating dust. Provide adequate ventilation if dusts are created. Use non-sparking tools. Protect from sources of ignition. 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 in a tightly-closed container away from sources of heat or ignition. Do not store together with oxidizers or halogens. See section 10 for more information on incompatible materials.

 

 

8   EXPOSURE CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION

Exposure Limits:     Sulfur

OSHA/PEL:              No exposure limit established

ACGIH/TLV:             No exposure limit established

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: When potential exposures are above the occupational limits, approved respirators must be used.

Eye Protection: Safety glasses with side shields.

Skin Protection: Wear impermeable gloves, protective work clothing.

 

 

9   PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance:

Form:                    Powder

Color:                    Yellow

Odor:                     Rotten egg odor

Odor Threshold:    No data

pH:                                              N/A

Melting Point:                             119 oC

Boiling Point:                              444 oC

Flash Point:                                207 oC

Evaporation Rate:                      N/A

Flammability:                             Flammable solid

Upper Flammable Limit:             1400 g/m3

Lower Flammable Limit:             35 g/m3

Vapor Pressure:                          1 mm Hg @ 183.8 oC

Vapor Density:                            N/A

Relative Density (Specific Gravity):     2.07 g/cc

Solubility in H2O:                        Insoluble

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

Autoignition Temperature:         232 oC

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: Flammable in the form of dust when exposed to sparks or flame.

Conditions to Avoid: Heat, sparks, flame. Dusting conditions

Incompatible Materials: Oxidizing agents, reducing agents, bases, halogens, halides, alkali metals, finely divided metals, mineral acids, ammonia, metal salts. Will corrode damp steel.

Hazardous Decomposition Products: Sulfur oxides, hydrogen sulfide.

 

 

11   TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Likely Routes of Exposure: Inhalation, skin and eyes.

Symptoms of Exposure: May cause irritation.

Acute and Chronic Effects: May cause transient irritation to the skin, eyes and respiratory tract.

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: (BULK QUANTITIES ONLY)

International:

Identification Number:         UN1350

UN Proper Shipping Name:   Sulfur

Transport Hazard Class:       4.1

Packing Group:                      III

Domestic (US):

Identification Number:          NA1350

UN Proper Shipping Name:    Sulfur

Transport Hazard Class:        9

Packing Group:                       III

Marine Pollutant:                    No

Special Precautions:              Warning: Flammable solid.

Note: Sulfur is not subject to hazardous shipping requirements if transported in a non-bulk packaging or if formed to a specific shape (for example, prills, granules, pellets, pastilles, or flakes).

 

 

15   REGULATORY INFORMATION

TSCA Listed: All components are listed.

Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP): Flammable solids, category 2.

Canada WHMIS Classification (CPR, SOR/88-66): Flammable solids.

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

NFPA Ratings: Health: 2     Flammability: 1     Instability: 0

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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