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Material Safety Data Sheet
Ammonium Persulphate

Supplier Information

Exporter/Manufacturer Name: Qinhuangdao Sinochem Imp.& Exp.Co.,Ltd.
Exporter/Manufacturer Address:11/F,Sinochem Office,No.119 YanShan St.,
Exporter/Manufacturer City:Qinhuangdao
Exporter/Manufacturer Province:Hebei
Exporter/Manufacturer Post Code:066001
Exporter/Manufacturer Country:China
24 Hour Emergency Telephone:0086-335-3853877

Product Identification

Commodity: Ammonium Persulphate
Synonyms: Ammonium Persufate,Ammonium Peroxydisulfate,Peroxydisulfuric Acid,Diammonium Salt, Diammonium peroxydisulfate
Molecular formula: H8N2O8S2
Molecular Weight: 228.20
CAS No:7727-54-0

Hazards Identification

Eyes:Causes severe eye irritation.
Skin: May cause skin irritation.
Inhalation: Causes respiratory tract irritation.
Ingestion: Causes gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Chronic:No information found.

First Aid Measures

Eyes:Remove contact lenses. Flush with water or saline for 15 minutes.Get medical aid.
Skin:Wash skin with soap and water for 15 minutes. Get medical aid if symptoms persist.
Inhalation:Immediately remove from exposure to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. If conscious, give 1-2 glasses of water. Get medical aid.

Fire Fighting Measures

Extinguishing Media: Use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.
General Information: Oxidizer. Greatly increases the burning rate of combustible materials. This material in sufficient quantity and reduced particle size is capable of creating a dust explosion.
Accidental Release Measures Spill Procedure: Sweep into a plastic container.

Physical/Chemical Characteristics

Appearance: White crystals.
Odor: Odorless.
Solubility: 80 g/l00 ml water @ 25C (77F)
Specific Gravity: 1.98 @ 20C/4C
pH: No information found.
% Volatiles by volume @ 21C (70F): 0
Boiling Point: Not applicable.
Melting Point: 120C (248F)
Vapor Density (Air=1): No information found.
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): No information found.
Evaporation Rate (BuAc=1): No information found.

Handling and Storage Handling:

Wash thoroughly after handling. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Do not ingest or inhale. Do not expose container to heat or flame.
Storage: Keep away from sources of ignition. Store in a cool, dry, well ventilated area, away from incompatible substances.
Exposure Controls Routes of entry: Eyes, ingestion, inhalation, and skin.
Ventilation: Use adequate general or local exhaust ventilation to keep airborne concentrations below exposure limits.
Personal Protection: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles. Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin contact. Use a NIOSH approved respirator when necessary.

Stability and Reactivity Stability:

Substance is shock sensitive and thermally unstable. Decomposes when heated.
Conditions to avoid:Temperatures over 40C, ignition sources, incompatible materials, contact with water, metals, combustible materials, organic materials, and reducing agents.
Incompatibilities:Can be explosive when mixed with aluminum powder or sodium peroxide. Catalytic decomposition may occur in the presence of metals such as lead,silver,copper,magnesium,zinc,cadmium, nickel,iron,and cobalt.
Polymerization: Will not occur.
Decomposition: Nitrogen oxides, oxides of sulfur, ammonia and/or derivatives, nitrogen.

Accidental Release Measures

Remove all sources of ignition. Ventilate area of leak or spill. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment as specified in Section 8. Spills: 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.

Exposure Controls /Personal Protection

Airborne Exposure Limits:
- ACGIH Threshold Limit Value (TLV):5 mg/m3 (TWA) as persulphate
Ventilation System:
A system of local and/or general exhaust is recommended to keep employee exposures below the Airborne Exposure Limits. 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.
Personal Respirators (NIOSH Approved):
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. Skin Protection: Wear protective gloves and clean body-covering clothing.
Eye Protection: Use chemical safety goggles. Maintain eye wash fountain and quick-drench facilities in work area.

Toxicological Information

No information found.

Ecological Information

Environmental Fate: No information found.
Environmental Toxicity: No information found.

Disposal Considerations

Whatever cannot be saved for recovery or recycling should be managed in an appropriate and approved waste disposal 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.

Transportation Information

Shipping Name - Ammonium Persulphate
class 5.1, UN# 1444
Packing Group III
Hazard label required - Oxidizer.

Regulatory Information

Australian Hazchem Code: 2P
Poison Schedule: None allocated.
This MSDS has been prepared according to the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) and the MSDS contains all of the information required by the CPR.

Other Information

NFPA Ratings: Health: 2 Flammability: 0 Reactivity: 1 Other: Oxidizer
Label Hazard Warning:
Label Precautions:
Keep from contact with clothing and other combustible materials.
Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing.
Do not breathe dust.
Store in a tightly closed container.
Use with adequate ventilation.
Wash thoroughly after handling.
Label First Aid:
In case of contact, immediately flush eyes or skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse. If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. If swallowed, DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Give large quantities of water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. In all cases get medical attention immediately. Product Use: Laboratory Reagent.

Note:The data given here is based on current knowledge and experience. The purpose of this safety data is to describe the products in terms of their safety requirements. The data does not signify any warranty with regard to the products' properties.

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