Barium & Chemicals, Inc.

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

 


1.) Identification
 
        Product Name: Potassium Chlorate
        Product Number: PO1120
        Product Formula: KClO3
 
        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, Target organ Effect, Toxic by inhalation, Harmful by ingestion
Target Organs
Blood, Liver Kidnes
GHS Classifications
Oxidizing Solids(Category 1)
Acute toxicity, Oral (Category 4)
Acute toxicity, Inhalation (Category 4)
Acute toxicity, Dermal (Category 5)
Eye irritation (Category 2B
GHS Label Elements, Including Precautionary Statements
Pictogram
Signal Word     Danger
Hazard Statement(s)
H271 May cause fire or explosion, strong oxidizer
H302/H332 Harmful if swallowed or if inhaled
H313 May be harmful in contact with skin
H316 Causes mild skin irritation
H320 Causes eye irritation
H411 Toxic 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 prefcaution to avoid mixing wiht combustibles
P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray
P264 Wash skin thoroughly after handling
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 2
Flammability 0
Physical Hazards 2
Chronic Health Hazard *
 
NFPA Rating
Health Hazard 2
Fire 0
Reactivity Hazard 2
 
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:
223-289-7 90-100% 3811-04-9
  EINECS PERCENT CAS NO:

4.) FIRST AID MEASURES
 
Inhalation
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
Skin Contact
Get medical aid immediately. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Eye Contact
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids. Get medical aid immediately.
Ingestion Contact
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
Note to Physician:
Treat symptomatically and supportively

5.) FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
 
Extinguishing Media
In case of fire, use water, dry chemical, chemical foam, or alcohol-resistant foam. 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. When heated, it releases oxygen which increases combustion.
Fire and Explosion Hazzards
Contact with oxidizable substances may cause extremely violent combustion. Explodes with sulfuric acid. Inflames with explosion if triturated with any organic substances, sulfur, phosphorus, sulfite, hypophosphite and other oxidizable substances. Sealed containers may rupture when heated. Sensitive to mechanical impact.
Hazardous Combustion Products
No information found.
Protective Measure in Fire
As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear.

6.) ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
 
Personal Precaution in Spill
Wear appropriate personal protective equipment as specified in Section 8
Environment
Avoid runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to waterways. Remove all sources of ignition. Ventilate area of leak or spill.
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 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
Storage Precautions
Keep containers tightly closed in a dry and well ventilated place
Handling Precautions
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid contact with heat, sparks, and flame. Avoid contact with clothing and other combustible materials. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Use with adequate ventilation. 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
No Airborne Exposure Limits 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 appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure
Eye Protection
Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133.
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 or powder
b) Odor
odorless
c) Odor threshold
Not applicable
d) pH
5.0 - 6.5 @ 61.3g/l @ 25C(77F)
e) Melting Point/freezing point
356 C (673 F)
f) Initial boiling Point and boiling range
400 C decomposes
g) Flash Point
Not applicable
h) Evaporation rate
Not applicable
i) Flammability (solid,gas)
Not applicable
j) Upper/lower flammability or explosive limits
Not applicable
k) Vapor pressure
Not applicable
l) Vapor density
Not applicable
m) Relative density
2.320 g/cm3
n) Solubility(ies)
soluble 7g/100g H2O @ 20C (68F).
o) Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water
Not applicable
p) Auto-ignition temperature
Not applicable
q) Decomposition temperature
No information available
r) Viscosity
Not applicable
s) Specific Gravity
No information available

10.) STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
 
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Hazardous Decomp Products
Chlorine, oxygen, oxides of potassium.
Conditions to Avoid
Incompatible materials such as ammonia, combustible materials, strong reducing agents, finely powdered metals, alcohols, strong acids, sulfur and metal-sulfur compounds, sugars, and metal-phosphorous compounds.

11.) TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
 
Toxic Dose LD 50
1870 mg/kg (oral rat)
Toxicological Info
No information found
Inhalation
LC50 > 2000 mg/kg Rabbit
Skin
Dermal LD50 > 2000 mg/kg rabbit
Eyes
No information found
Medical Symptoms
No information found

12.) ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
 
Toxicity
Toxic to Fish and other aquatic invertegrades
Distribution
No information found
Chemical Fate
No information found

13.) DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
 
Disposal Methods
Dispose of in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local regulations
General Cleaning

14.) TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
 
DOT - GROUND TRANSPORTATION
Proper Shipping Name
Potassium Chlorate
Hazzard Class
5.1
UN Number
UN1485
Packing Group
II
IATA/IMDG REGULATIONS
Proper Shipping Name
Potassium Chlorate
Hazzard Class
5.1
UN Number
UN1485
Packing Group
II
IMDG EMS
F-H,S-Q
Shipping Options for this product include
UPS    FedEx    Plane    Truck    Boat    Rail

Transportation Notes NMFC 45740-2 - CLASS 70 HST 2829.19.01.00 UPS NO AIR


15.) REGULATORY INFORMATION
Chemical Inventory Status Part 1
Ingredient CASNO TSCA EINECS China Japan Austrialia
Potassium Chlorate 3811-04-9 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Chemical Inventory Status Part 2
Ingredient CASNO Korea DSL NDSL Phil.
Potassium Chlorate 3811-04-9 Yes Yes No Yes

Federal, State, International Regulations- Part 1
Ingredient CASNO SARA 302
    RQ TPQ LIST
Potassium Chlorate 3811-04-9 No No No
SARA 313
No information found.

Federal, State, International Regulations- Part 2
Ingredient CASNO RCRA 261.33 TSCA 8(d) CERCLA
Potassium Chlorate 3811-04-9 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 2-19-2015 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.