MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

Hazardous according to criteria of Worksafe

Date of Issue : SEP 1996


1. IDENTIFICATION


General

Product Name : AMMONIUM PERSULPHATE

Other Names : AMMONIUM PEROXYDISULPHATE ; PEROXYSULPHURIC ACID

UN No. : 1444

Dangerous Goods Class : 51

Subsidiary Risk : None Allocated

Hazchem Code : 2P

Pack Group : III

EPG : 5A1

Poisons Schedule : N/A

Uses :

Oxidiser, bleaching agent; photography; etchant for printed circuit boards, copper; electroplating; manufacturing of other persulphates; deodorising and bleaching oils; aniline dyes; preserving foods; depolariser in batteries; washing infected yeast.

1.1 Physical Description / Properties

Appearance : White crystalline powder, odourless.

Formula : (NH4)2S2O8

Boiling Point : DEC deg C

Melting Point : 120 deg C

Vapour Pressure : N/A

Specific Gravity : 1.982 (water = 1)

Flash Point : N/A

pH : N/A ()

Solubility in water : 760 g/l (25 deg C)

Flammability Limits (as percentage volume in air)

Lower Explosion Limit : N/A

Upper Explosion Limit : N/A

1.2 Other Properties

Decomposes at approximately 120 deg C.

1.3 Ingredients

Chemical EntityCAS No.Proportions
AMMONIUM PERSULPHATE[ 7727-54-0]> 98
 

2. HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION


2.1 Health Effects - Acute

Swallowed

May cause nausea and vomiting.

Eye

Moderate eye irritation with possible corneal damage if treatment is delayed.

Skin

May cause rash, dermatitis and burns.

Inhaled

Moderate respiratory irritation which may result in breathing difficulties.

2.2 Health Effects - Chronic

No data available

2.3 First Aid

Swallowed

Rinse out mouth with plenty of clean water, and if conscious, give 1 - 3 cups of water to drink. Seek urgent medical attention. DO NOT induce vomiting.

Eye

Immediately hold eyes open and wash continuously with water for at least 15 minutes, retracting eyelids often. Seek immediate medical attention.

Skin

Immediately remove all contaminated clothing including footwear. Wash affected areas thoroughly with water, and soap if available. Seek medical attention if irritation, rash or blistering occurs.

Inhaled

Leave area of exposure immediately and seek medical attention. Avoid becoming casualty if assisting victim. If not breathing apply resuscitation. Seek immediate medical attention.

First Aid Facilities

Ensure an eye bath and safety shower are available and ready for use.

2.5 Advice to Doctor

Treat symptomatically based on judgement of doctor and individual reactions of patient.

2.6 Toxicity Data

Oral LD50 = 689 mg/kg (Rat)

Dermal LD50 = not available

Inhalation LC50 = not available


3. PRECAUTIONS FOR USE


3.1 Exposure Standards

TLV: Air: 2 mg/m3

3.2 Engineering Controls

Use in well ventilated or exhausted areas only. Ensure adequate ventilation to maintain exposure levels below standards.

3.3 Personal Protection

Do not generate or inhale dust. Avoid all direct skin contact. Protective goggles, rubber gloves and long-sleeved overalls are to be worn when handling. A suitable dust mask/face shield must also be worn in poorly ventilated areas. Ensure a safety shower and eye bath are available and ready for use.

3.4 Flammability

Material will not burn but increases intensity of fire and toxic gases are given off.


SAFE HANDLING INFORMATION


4.1 Storage / Transport

Store in a cool, well ventilated area, remove from all heat and ignition sources direct sunlight, organic or combustible materials, acids, alkalis and metal powders. Follow rigorously all provisions under the ACTDG.

4.2 Packaging / Labelling

UN No. 1444

Class 51

Sun Risk None Allocated

Hazchem Code 2P

Pack Group III

EPG No. 5A1

Shipping Name AMMONIUM PERSULPHATE

Hazard HARMFUL

Risk Phrases

R8 Contact with combustible material may cause fire.

R22 Harmful if swallowed.

R42/43 May cause sensitisation by inhalation and skin contact.

Safety Phrases

S17 Keep away from combustible material.

S26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and contact a doctor or .

S43:AMPERS In case of fire use water fog or fine water spray.

4.3 Spills and Disposal

Spills

Avoid raising dust. Eliminate all flammables. Only those wearing full protective equipment are to remain in the spillage area.

Disposal

Contact local Waste Disposal Authority before you dispose of to an approved landfill site in accordance with all Local, State and Federal regulations.

4.4 FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD

Fire / Explosion

Moderate fire hazard by chemical reaction with reducing agents. A powerful oxidiser, moderate explosion hazard if oxygen is released in a fire, probably at a low temperature however explosive if rapidly heated. TOXIC gases are given off when heated. When mixed with Na2O2 and heated and/or crushed can explode. Also can explode when mixed with (powdered Al and H2). Decomposition products include SOx, NH3 and NOx.

Extinguishing Media

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing. Use water spray or fog to extinguish fire. Use equipment/media appropriate to surrounding fire conditions.


5 OTHER INFORMATION


Other Information

No data available

5.1 Contact Points

OrganisationLocationTelephoneAsk For
Teloon Chemicals1908 CHINA LIFE INSURANCE TOWER, 26 RENMIN ROAD, DALIAN 116001, CHINA86-411-2819585Technical Officer
 
 

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