|Material Safety Datasheet||CAS No 13778-30-8
Date Issued: 2008/08/14
|Name||Protea Chemicals - Cape||Emergency Tel||082-490-5011|
|Address||54 Killarney Avenue||Tel||021-550-8100|
|1.Product and Company Identification|
|Trade / Commercial Name||ZINC NITRATE|
|Chemical Name||Zinc nitrate|
|Synonyms||Nitric acid, zinc salt|
|Un No||1514||Hazchem Code||2y|
|Hazardous Components||Zinc nitrate|
|3. Hazards Identification|
If inhaled, could be harmful.
Contact causes severe burns to skin and eyes.
Fire could produce irritating or poisonous gases.
Runoff from fire-control or dilution water could cause pollution.
|4. First Aid Measures|
|First Aid Skin||Immediately remove contaminated clothing, including shoes.
Flush body with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.
|First Aid Eyes||Flush eyes with water for 15 minutes.
Hold eyelids open while washing.
|First Aid Ingested||Seek immediate medical advice.
The following symptoms may occur:
Cramp, Headache, Dizziness, Nausea .
|First Aid Inhalation||IMMEDIATELY remove to fresh air.|
|5. Fire Fighting Measures|
|SMALL FIRES: Water only, no dry chemicals, CO2 or Halon.
LARGE FIRES: Flood fire area with water.
Do not move cargo or vehicle if cargo has been exposed to heat.
Cool containers that are exposed to flames with water from the
side until well after the fire is out. Stay away from ends of tanks.
For massive fire in cargo area, use unmanned hose holder or monitor nozzles;
if this is impossible, withdraw from area and let fire burn.
Keep unnecessary people away; isolate hazard area and deny entry.
Stay upwind; keep out of low areas.
Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and structural firefighter's
protective clothing will provide limited protection.
|6. Accidental Release Measures|
|Breathing apparatus and protective gloves
Contain (avoid spillage from entering drains or water courses)
Restrict access to area.
Provide adequate protective equipment and ventilation.
Remove sources of heat and flame.
Notify occupational and environmental authorities.
SPILL OR LEAK:
Keep combustibles (wood,paper,oil,etc) away from hazard area.
Do not touch spilled material.
Stop leak if you can do it without risk.
Use water spray to reduce vapours.
Flush area with flooding amounts of water.
Dike liquid spill for later disposal
|7. Handling And Storage|
Information for safe handling:
Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers.
Ensure good ventilation at the workplace.
Information about protection against explosions and fires:
Substance/product can reduce the ignition temperature of flammable substances.
This substance is an oxidizer and its heat of reaction with reducing agents or combustibles may cause ignition.
Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles:
No special requirements.
Information about storage in one common storage facility:
Store away from flammable substances.
Store away from reducing agents.
Further information about storage conditions:
Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers.
|8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection|
|Occupational Exposure Limits||No Exposure Limits Established|
|Controls||The control measures appropriate for a particular worksite depend
on how this material is used and on the extent of exposure.
The best protection is to enclose operations and/or provide
local exhaust ventilation at the site of chemical release.
Use a non-sparking, grounded ventilation system separate from other
exhaust ventilation systems. Exhaust directly to the outside.
Supply sufficient replacement air to make up for air removed.
Have a safety shower/eye wash fountain readily available in the immediate work area
|Personal Protection||If engineering controls and work practices are not effective in
controlling this material, then wear suitable personal protection
equipment, including chemical safety goggles & face shield, boots,
imperious gloves, coveralls, & respiratory protection.
Have appropriate equipment available for use in emergencies.
|9. Physical & Chemical Properties|
Solubility in / Miscibility with Water: Soluble
|10. Stability And Reactivity|
|Conditions to Avoid||Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.|
|Incompatible Materials||Reducing agents, easily oxidized materials
Reacts with reducing agents
Reacts with flammable substances
Dangerous products of decomposition:
Metal oxide fume
|11. Toxicological Information|
Primary irritant effect:
on the skin: Irritant to skin and mucous membranes.
on the eye: Irritating effect.
Sensitization: No sensitizing effects known.
Subacute to chronic toxicity:
Zinc containing fumes may cause metal fume fever. Effects include dry throat, metallic taste, chest pain, dyspnea, rales and dry cough. Several hours later, chills may occur with lassitude, malaise, fatigue, headache, back pain, muscle cramps, blurred vision, nausea, fever, perspiration, vomiting and leukocytosis.
Small doses of nitrates may cause weakness, general depression, headache and mental impairment. Larger doses may cause dizziness, abdominal cramps, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, convulsions and collapse.
|12. Ecological Information|
|No ecological problems are expected when the product is handled and used with due care.|
|13. Disposal Considerations|
|Disposal Method Product||There are no uniform EC regulations for the disposal of chemicals or residues.
Chemical residues generally count as special waste.
The disposal of the latter is regulated in the EC member countries through corresponding laws and regulations.
We recommend that you contact the authorities in charge or approved
waste disposal companies which will advise you on how to dispose of special waste.
|Disposal Method Packaging||Disposal in accordance with local legal provisions.|
|14. Transport Information|
|UN No||1514||Hazchem Code||2y|
|IMDG-Shipping Name||ZINC NITRATE|
|IMDG Code||5089||IMDG-Packaging Group||II|
|Class||Class: 5.1 Oxidizing Agent Group: II|
|15. Regulatory Information|
|EEC Hazard Classification||5.1|
|Risk Phases||8 - Contact with combustible material may cause fire.
22 - Harmful if swallowed.
36/37/38 - Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.
|Safety Phases||26 - In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
36 - Wear suitable protective clothing.
|16. Other Information|
|Reason for Alteration: General update.
The information contained herein is based on the present state of our knowledge.
It characterizes the product with regard to the appropriate safety precautions.
It does not represent a guarantee of the properness of the product.
|All information is given in good faith but without guarantee in respect of accuracy & no responsibility is accepted for errors or omissions or the consequences thereof.|