Barium & Chemicals, Inc.

Safety Data Sheet
Revision: 4
Revision Date: 5/6/2015

 


1.) Identification
 
        Product Name: Potassium Nitrate
        Product Number: PO1360
        Product Formula: KNO3
 
        Manufacturer: Barium & Chemicals, Inc.
PO Box 218
515 Kingsdale Road
Steubenville, Ohio 43952-5218

Phone: 740-282-9776
Fax: 740-282-9161
Web: www.bariumchemicals.com

        Emergency Phone: Chemtrec 800-424-9300
        International: 703-527-3887

2.) HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Emergency Overview
OSHA Hazards
Oxidizer, Carcinogen, Target Organ Effect
Target Organs
Blood and Central Nervous System
GHS Classifications
Oxidizing solids (Category 3)
Acute Toxicity, (Category 5)
Acute aquatic toxicity (Category 3)
Chronic aquatic toxicity (Category 3)
GHS Label Elements, Including Precautionary Statements
Pictogram
Signal Word     Warning
Hazard Statement(s)
H272 May intensify fire, Oxidizer
H303 May be harmful if swallowed
H402 Harmful to aquatic life
H412 Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects
 
Precautionary Statement(s)
P210 Keep away from heat.
P220 Keep/store away from clothing/combustible materials
P221 Take any precaution to avoid mixing wiht combustibles
P273 Avoid release to the environment
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection / face protection
P370 + P378 In case of fire: Use dry sand, dry chemical or alcohol resistant foam for extinction
 
HMIS Classification
Health Hazard 1
Flammability 0
Physical Hazards 1
Chronic Health Hazard *
 
NFPA Rating
Health Hazard 0
Fire 0
Reactivity Hazard 1
 
Potential Health Effects
Inhalation May be harmful if inhaled. May cause respiratory tract irritation
Skin May be harmful if absorbed through skin. May cause Skin irritation
Eyes May cause eye irritation
Ingestion May be harmful if swallowed

3.) INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
 
  EINECS PERCENT CAS NO:
231-818-8 99-100% 7757-79-1
  EINECS PERCENT CAS NO:

4.) FIRST AID MEASURES
 
Inhalation
Remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention.
Skin Contact
Immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical attention. Wash clothing before reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse.
Eye Contact
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, lifting lower and upper eyelids occasionally. Get medical attention immediately.
Ingestion Contact
Induce vomiting immediately as directed by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical attention.
Warning

5.) FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
 
Extinguishing Media
Dry chemical, carbon dioxide, Halon, water spray, or fog. If water is used, apply from as far a distance as possible. Water spray may be used to keep fire exposed containers cool. Do not allow water runoff to enter sewers or waterways.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures
Not combustible, but substance is a strong oxidizer and its heat of reaction with reducing agents or combustibles may cause ignition.
Fire and Explosion Hazzards
Some nitrates may explode when shocked, exposed to heat or flame, or by spontaneous chemical reaction. Sealed containers may rupture when heated. Sensitive to mechanical impact.
Hazardous Combustion Products
Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions. - nigtrogen oxides (NOx) and Potassium oxides
Protective Measure in Fire
Wear full protective clothing and breathing equipment for high-intensity fire or potential explosion conditions. This oxidizing material can increase the flammability of adjacent combustible materials.

6.) ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
 
Personal Precaution in Spill
Wear appropriate personal protective equipment as specified in Section 8.
Environment
Remove all sources of ignition. Ventilate area of leak or spill. Do not let product enter drains. Discharge into the environment must be avoided
Spill Clean Up
Clean up spills in a manner that does not disperse dust into the air. Use non-sparking tools and equipment. Reduce airborne dust and prevent scattering by moistening with water. Pick up spill for recovery or disposal and place in a closed container.

7.) HANDLING AND STORAGE
 
Usage Precautions
Avoid formation of dust and aerosols
Usage Descriptions
Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed. Keep away from sources of ignition. No smoking
Storage Precautions
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place
Handling Precautions
Keep in a tightly closed container, stored in a cool, dry, ventilated area. Protect against physical damage and moisture. Isolate from any source of heat or ignition. Avoid storage on wood floors. Separate from incompatibles, combustibles, organic or other readily oxidizable materials. Containers of this material may be hazardous when empty since they retain product residues (dust, solids); observe all warnings and precautions listed for the product.

8.) EXPOSURE CONTORLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION
 
Protective Equipment
A system of local and/or general exhaust is recommended to keep employee exposures as low as possible. Local exhaust ventilation is generally preferred because it can control the emissions of the contaminant at its source, preventing dispersion of it into the general work area. Please refer to the ACGIH document, Industrial Ventilation, A Manual of Recommended Practices, most recent edition, for details.
Process Conditions
Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed. Keep away from sources of ignition. No smoking
Respirators
For conditions of use where exposure to dust or mist is apparent and engineering controls are not feasible, a particulate respirator (NIOSH type N95 or better filters) may be worn. If oil particles (e.g. lubricants, cutting fluids, glycerine, etc.) are present, use a NIOSH type R or P filter. For emergencies or instances where the exposure levels are not known, use a full-face positive-pressure, air-supplied respirator. WARNING: Air-purifying respirators do not protect workers in oxygen-deficient atmospheres.
Protective Gloves
Wear impervious protective gloves.
Eye Protection
Use chemical safety goggles and/or full face shield where dusting or splashing of solutions is possible. Maintain eye wash fountain and quick-drench facilities in work area.
Other Protection
Wear impervious protective clothing, including boots, lab coat, apron or coveralls, as appropriate, to prevent skin contact.
Hygienic Work Practices
No information found.

9.) PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
 
a) Appearance (physical state, color, etc.)
White crystals
b) Odor
odorless
c) Odor threshold
No data available
d) pH
5.5 - 8 @ 50g/l @ 20C (68F)
e) Melting Point/freezing point
333C (631 F)
f) Initial boiling Point and boiling range
400 C (742 F)
g) Flash Point
No data available
h) Evaporation rate
No data available
i) Flammability (solid,gas)
No data available
j) Upper/lower flammability or explosive limits
No data available
k) Vapor pressure
No data available
l) Vapor density
No data available
m) Relative density
2.109 g/cm3
n) Solubility(ies)
soluble 36 gm/l00 ml H2O
o) Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water
No data available
p) Auto-ignition temperature
No data available
q) Decomposition temperature
No data Available
r) Viscosity
No data available
s) Specific Gravity
No data available

10.) STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
 
Stability
Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage.
Hazardous Decomp Products
Oxides of nitrogen and toxic metal fumes may form when heated to decomposition.
Conditions to Avoid
Heat, flames, ignition sources and incompatibles such as heavy metals, phosphites, organic compounds, carbonaceous materials, strong acids, and many other substances.

11.) TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
 
Toxic Dose LD 50
3750 mg/kg (oral rat)
Toxicological Info
Investigated as a mutagen, reproductive effector.
Inhalation
No information found
Skin
No information found
Eyes
No information found
Medical Symptoms
No information found

12.) ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
 
Toxicity
Harmful to aquatic life
Distribution
An environmental hazard cannot be excluded in the event of unprofessional handling or disposal
Chemical Fate
No data available

13.) DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
 
Disposal Methods
Whatever cannot be saved for recovery or recycling should be handled as hazardous waste and sent to a RCRA approved waste facility. Processing, use or contamination of this product may change the waste management options. State and local disposal regulations may differ from federal disposal regulations. Dispose of container and unused contents in accordance with federal, state and local requirements.
General Cleaning

14.) TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
 
DOT - GROUND TRANSPORTATION
Proper Shipping Name
POTASSIUM NITRATE
Hazzard Class
5.1
UN Number
UN1486
Packing Group
III
IATA/IMDG REGULATIONS
Proper Shipping Name
POTASSIUM NITRATE
Hazzard Class
5.1
UN Number
UN1486
Packing Group
III
IMDG EMS
F-A,S-Q
Shipping Options for this product include
UPS    FedEx    Plane    Truck    Boat    Rail

Transportation Notes NMFC 45820-2 -- CLASS 70 HST 2834.21.00.00 UPS NO AIR


15.) REGULATORY INFORMATION
Chemical Inventory Status Part 1
Ingredient CASNO TSCA EINECS China Japan Austrialia
Potassium Nitrate 7757-79-1 Yes Yes No Yes Yes

Chemical Inventory Status Part 2
Ingredient CASNO Korea DSL NDSL Phil.
Potassium Nitrate 7757-79-1 Yes Yes No Yes

Federal, State, International Regulations- Part 1
Ingredient CASNO SARA 302
    RQ TPQ LIST
Potassium Nitrate 7757-79-1 No No No
SARA 313
Nitrate compound

Federal, State, International Regulations- Part 2
Ingredient CASNO RCRA 261.33 TSCA 8(d) CERCLA
Potassium Nitrate 7757-79-1 No No No

Additional Items
Chemical Weapons Convention Acute TSCA 12(b) CDTA SARA 311/312 Reactivity Chronic
No Yes No No No No Yes
Fire Pressure Austrialian HazChem Code Poison Schedule WHMIS
Yes No No No No

16.) MISC. INFORMATION
 
Information Sources
Revision Comments
Revised November 2012 for GHS Standards. Updated 2-19-2015 Revised February 2014 to align with internal document control
Other Information

17.) DISCLAIMER
 
Barium & Chemicals, Inc. provides this information as it relates only to the specific product designated herein. All information contained in this SDS should be provided to the user's employees and/or customers. The information contained herein relates only to the environmental, health and safety precautions for the product and is not intended to be relied upon as technical specifications for commercial or other purposes. Do not use the ingredient information and/or ingredient percentages in this SDS as product specification. For product specification refer to a Product Specification and/or a Certificate of Analysis provided by or requested from Barium & Chemicals, Inc. This information relates only to the product designated herein, and does not relate to its use in combination with any other material or in any other process. This information is intended only as a guide to the appropriate handling of the product by a properly trained person. Individuals receiving this information must exercise their independent judgment in determining its appropriateness for a a particular purpose. Conditions of use are beyond the control of Barium & Chemicals, Inc. Users are responsible to verify the applicability of this information under their own operating conditions to determine whether the product is suitable for a particular purpose and assume all risks of use, handling and disposal of the product, or from the publication, reliance upon or other use of the information contained herein. This information is furnished without warranty, expressed or implied;except that it is accurate to the best knowledge of Barium & Chemicals, Inc. and is based upon data obtained from the manufacturer and/or recognized technical sources. Barium & Chemicals, Inc. expressively disclaims all express or implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to the product of information provided herein, and shall under no circumstances be liable for incidental or consequential damages. Barium & chemicals, Inc. assumes no responsibility for use, or reliance upon this information. Compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations remains the responsibility of the user.