Barium & Chemicals, Inc.

Safety Data Sheet
Revision: 4
Revision Date: 8/23/2016

 


1.) Identification
 
        Product Name: Sodium Nitrate
        Product Number: SO1360
        Product Formula: NaNO3
 
        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 , Harmful by ingestion
Target Organs
Blood, Central nervous system
GHS Classifications
Oxidizing solids, (category 3)
Acute toxicity, Oral (Category 4)
Skin irritation (Category 2)
Eye Irritation (Category 2A)
GHS Label Elements, Including Precautionary Statements
Pictogram
Signal Word     Warning
Hazard Statement(s)
H272 May intensify fire, oxidizer
H302 Harmful if swallowed
H315 Causes skin irritation
H319 Causes serious eye irritation
H335 May cause rispiratory irritation
 
Precautionary Statement(s)
P220 Keep/Store away from clothing/combustible materials
P261 Avoid breathing dust/fune/gas/mist/vapours/spray
P305/P351/P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing
 
HMIS Classification
Health Hazard 1
Flammability 0
Physical Hazards 1
 
NFPA Rating
Health Hazard 1
Fire 0
Reactivity Hazard 1
 
Potential Health Effects
Inhalation May be harmful if inhaled. May cause rispiratory tract irritation
Skin Harmful if absorbed through the skin. May cause skin irritation
Eyes May cause eye irritation
Ingestion Harmful if swallowed.

3.) INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
 
  EINECS PERCENT CAS NO:
231-554-3 99-100% 7631-99-4
  EINECS PERCENT CAS NO:

4.) FIRST AID MEASURES
 
Inhalation
Remove to fresh air. Get medical attention for any breathing difficulty.
Skin Contact
Remove any contaminated clothing. Wipe off excess from skin. Wash skin with soap and water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention if irritation develops or persists.
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
Use any means suitable for extinguishing surrounding fire. Water spray may be used to keep fire exposed containers cool.
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
Explosive with shock, heat or friction. Sodium Nitrate decomposes explosively when heated > 538C (1000F). Sensitive to mechanical impact.
Hazardous Combustion Products
No information found.
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.
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. Small amounts of residue may be flushed to sewer with plenty of water.

7.) HANDLING AND STORAGE
 
Usage Precautions
Avoid contact with skin and eyes. 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 Keep away from heat and sources of ignition.
Storage Precautions
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
None established.
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
9 at 100g/l @ 20C (68f)
e) Melting Point/freezing point
306C (583 F) -dec
f) Initial boiling Point and boiling range
380C(716 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
2.261 g/cm3
n) Solubility(ies)
soluble 874 g/l @ 20C (68F)
o) Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water
log Pow: -3.799 @ 25C (77F)
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
Emits nitrous oxides when heated to decomposition.
Conditions to Avoid
Heat, flame, ignition sources, shock, friction, incompatibles (Reacts with acids to emit toxic fumes of nitrogen dioxide. Contact with the following may cause an explosion: barium rhodanide, boron phosphide, cyanides, sodium thiosulfate, sodium hypophosphite, sulfur plus charcoal, powdered aluminum and aluminum oxide. Fibrous organic material such as jute, wood, and similar cellulosic materials can become highly combustible by nitrate impregnation.) Strong acids, strong reducing agent, powdered metals, organic materials, alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, cyanides, thiocyanate.

11.) TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
 
Toxic Dose LD 50
1267 mg/kg (oral rat)
Toxicological Info
Investigated as a tumorigen, mutagen, reproductive effector.
Inhalation
No information found
Skin
No information found
Eyes
No information found
Medical Symptoms
No information found

12.) ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
 
Toxicity
Fish (Static Test LC 50
Distribution
No information found
Chemical Fate
No information found

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
SODIUM NITRATE
Hazzard Class
5.1
UN Number
UN1498
Packing Group
III
IATA/IMDG REGULATIONS
Proper Shipping Name
SODIUM NITRATE
Hazzard Class
5.1
UN Number
UN1498
Packing Group
III
IMDG EMS
F-A,S-Q
Shipping Options for this product include
UPS    FedEx    Plane    Truck    Boat    Rail

Transportation Notes NMFC 46410-2 -- CLASS 50 HST 2834.10.10.00 UPS NO AIR SHIPMENTS


15.) REGULATORY INFORMATION
Chemical Inventory Status Part 1
Ingredient CASNO TSCA EINECS China Japan Austrialia
Sodium Nitrate 7631-99-4 Yes Yes No Yes Yes

Chemical Inventory Status Part 2
Ingredient CASNO Korea DSL NDSL Phil.
Sodium Nitrate 7631-99-4 Yes Yes No Yes

Federal, State, International Regulations- Part 1
Ingredient CASNO SARA 302
    RQ TPQ LIST
Sodium Nitrate 7631-99-4 No No No
SARA 313
Nitrate compound

Federal, State, International Regulations- Part 2
Ingredient CASNO RCRA 261.33 TSCA 8(d) CERCLA
Sodium Nitrate 7631-99-4 No No No

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

16.) MISC. INFORMATION
 
Information Sources
Revision Comments
Revised November 2012 for GHS Standards. Updated 2-19-15 Revised February 2014 to align with internal document control Update 8-23-2016
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.