Barium & Chemicals, Inc.

Safety Data Sheet
Revision: 0
Revision Date: 8/17/2016

 


1.) Identification
 
        Product Name: Ammonium Thiocyanate
        Product Number: AM1730
        Product Formula: CH4N2S
 
        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
Target Organ Effect, Toxic by inhalation, Harmful by ingestion, Harmful by skin absorption.
Target Organs
Thyroid, Central nervous system
GHS Classifications
Acute toxicity, Oral (Category 4)
Acute toxicity, Inhalation (Category 4)
Acute toxicity, Dermal (Category 4)
Acute aquatic toxicity (Category 1)
GHS Label Elements, Including Precautionary Statements
Pictogram
Signal Word     Warning
Hazard Statement(s)
H302+H312 Harmful if swallowed or in contact with skin.
H332 Harmful if inhaled.
H410 Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.
 
Precautionary Statement(s)
P273 Avoid release into the environment.
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing.
P501 Dispose of contents/container to an approved waste disposal plant.
 
HMIS Classification
Health Hazard 2
Flammability 0
Physical Hazards 0
Chronic Health Hazard *
 
NFPA Rating
Health Hazard 2
Fire 0
Reactivity Hazard 0
 
Potential Health Effects
Inhalation Toxic if inhaled. May cause respiratory tract irritation.
Skin Harmful if absorbed through skin. May cause skin irritation.
Eyes May cause eye irritation.
Ingestion Harmful if swallowed.

3.) INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
 
  EINECS PERCENT CAS NO:
217-175-6 100 1762-95-4
  EINECS PERCENT CAS NO:

4.) FIRST AID MEASURES
 
Inhalation
If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Consult a physician.
Skin Contact
Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.
Eye Contact
Flush eyes with water as a precaution.
Ingestion Contact
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult a physician.
General Advice:
Consult a physician. Show this MSDS to the doctor in attendance. Move out of the dangerous area.

5.) FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
 
Extinguishing Media
Dry powder
Special Fire Fighting Procedures
Fire and Explosion Hazzards
Hazardous Combustion Products
Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions: carbon oxides, nitrogen oxides, and sulfur oxides.
Protective Measure in Fire
Wear self contained breathing apparatus for fire fighting if necessary.

6.) ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
 
Personal Precaution in Spill
Wear respiratory protection. Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapors, mist, or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation. Avoid breathing dust.
Environment
Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains. Discharge into the environment must be avoided.
Spill Clean Up
Pick up and arrange disposal without creating dust. Sweep up and shovel. Do not flush with water. Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.

7.) HANDLING AND STORAGE
 
Usage Precautions
Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust and aerosols. Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.
Usage Descriptions
Storage Precautions
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Never allow product to get in contact with water during storage. Do not store near acids.
Handling Precautions
Hygroscopic, air sensitive. Handle and store under inert gas.

8.) EXPOSURE CONTORLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION
 
Protective Equipment
Process Conditions
Engineering Controls: Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use process enclosure, local exhaust ventilation,or other engineering controls to control airborne levels.
Respirators
Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate, use a full-face particle respirator type N100 (US) or type P3 (EN 143) respirator cartridges as backup to engineering controls. If the respirator is the sole means of protection, use a full-face supplied air respirator. Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU).
Protective Gloves
Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique (without touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices. Wash and dry hands.
Eye Protection
Safety glasses with side-shields conforming to EN166. Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU).
Other Protection
Complete suit protecting against chemicals. The type of protective equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace.
Hygienic Work Practices
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.

9.) PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
 
a) Appearance (physical state, color, etc.)
White Crystalline Powder
b) Odor
Odorless
c) Odor threshold
No data available
d) pH
4.0-5.5
e) Melting Point/freezing point
152-154C
f) Initial boiling Point and boiling range
No data available
g) Flash Point
Not Applicable
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
0.000114hPa(0.000086mmHg) @ 20C (68F)
l) Vapor density
No data available
m) Relative density
1.300 g/cm3
n) Solubility(ies)
Freely Soluble ca. 76.1 g/l at 20C
o) Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water
log Pow: -2.287 - The preceding data, or interpretation of data, was determined using Quantitive Structure Activity Relationship (QSAR) modeling.
p) Auto-ignition temperature
No data available
q) Decomposition temperature
No data available
r) Viscosity
No data available
s) Specific Gravity
1.305

10.) STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
 
Stability
Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Hazardous Decomp Products
Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions: carbon oxides, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides.
Conditions to Avoid
Avoid moisture. Exposure to air may affect product quality. Strong oxidizing agents, strong acids. Forms shock-sensitive mixtures with certain other materials, lead nitrate. Materials to avoid: Strong oxidizing agents, strong acids. Forms shock-sensitive mixtures with certain other materials. Lead Nitrate.

11.) TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
 
Toxic Dose LD 50
750 mg/kg (Oral-Rat)
Toxicological Info
No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as probable, possible, or potential carcinogen by IARC, ACGIH, NTP, and OSHA.
Inhalation
Toxic if inhaled. May cause respiratory tract irritation.
Skin
Harmful if absorbed through skin. May cause skin irritation.
Eyes
May cause eye irritation.
Medical Symptoms

12.) ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
 
Toxicity
Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.
Distribution
Chemical Fate

13.) DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
 
Disposal Methods
Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company. Contact a licensed professional waste disposal service to dispose of this material. Dispose of contaminated packaging as unused product.
General Cleaning

14.) TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
 
DOT - GROUND TRANSPORTATION
Proper Shipping Name
Environmentally hazardous substances, solid, n.o.s (Ammonium thiocyanate)
Hazzard Class
9
UN Number
3077
Packing Group
III
IATA/IMDG REGULATIONS
Proper Shipping Name
Environmentally hazardous substances, solid, n.o.s (Ammonium thiocyanate)
Hazzard Class
9
UN Number
3077
Packing Group
III
IMDG EMS
N/a
Shipping Options for this product include
UPS    FedEx    Plane    Truck    Rail

Transportation Notes NMFC 43150 -- CLASS70 HST 2930.90.30.00


15.) REGULATORY INFORMATION
Chemical Inventory Status Part 1
Ingredient CASNO TSCA EINECS China Japan Austrialia
Ammonium Thiocyanate 1762-95-4 Yes Yes No No No

Chemical Inventory Status Part 2
Ingredient CASNO Korea DSL NDSL Phil.
Ammonium Thiocyanate 1762-95-4 No Yes No No

Federal, State, International Regulations- Part 1
Ingredient CASNO SARA 302
    RQ TPQ LIST
Ammonium Thiocyanate 1762-95-4 No No No
SARA 313

Federal, State, International Regulations- Part 2
Ingredient CASNO RCRA 261.33 TSCA 8(d) CERCLA
Ammonium Thiocyanate 1762-95-4 No No No

Additional Items
Chemical Weapons Convention Acute TSCA 12(b) CDTA SARA 311/312 Reactivity Chronic
No No No No No No 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 2-20-15 Revised February 2014 to align with internal document control. Updated 8-17-2016.
Other Information
DOT Classification: Not Regulated. Federal and State: Connecticut hazardous material survey, Illinois toxic substances disclosure to employee act, Illinois chemical safety act, New Your release reporting list, Pennsylvania RTK, Mass.RTk, Mass spill list, New Jersey, New Jersey spill list, Louisiana spill reporting, TSCA 8b;DSCL(EEC)R20/21/22-Harmful by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed. R36/37/38-Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.;S2 Keep out of the reach of children;S26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice; S36 Wear suitable protective clothing."S46-If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately .

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.