Material Safety Data Sheet
1. PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Trade Name: Chromium
Molecular Weight: 51.9961(6)
CAS #: 7440-47-3
2. HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
Hazardous Components: Chromium
OSHA PEL: None
ACGIH TLV: 5mg/m3
Other Limits: None
Sec. 302 (EHS): No
Sec. 304 RQ: No
Sec. 313: No
HMIS Ratings (0-4) Health: N/A
HMIS Protective Equipment: N/A
3. PHYSICAL DATA
Boiling Point: 2672 C
Melting Point: 1857 +/- 20
Specific Gravity (H2O=1): 7.2
Vapor Density (Air=1): N/A
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): N/A
Evaporation Rate: N/A
% Volatiles by Volume: N/A
Solubility in H2O: Insoluble
Appearance and Odor: Steel Gray - no odor
4. FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA
Flash Point/Method: None
Explosive Limits LEL: N/A
Explosive Limits UEL: N/A
Extinguishing Media: Non-combustible. Use extinguishing media appropriate to surroundings.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: N/A
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: Not Known
5. HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
Routes of Entry: Inhalation, Skin and Eyes, Ingestion.
Target Organs: N/A
Carcinogenicity NTP: No
IARC Monographs: No
OSHA Regulated: No
LD50/LC50: No toxicity data recorded.
Health Hazards (Acute and Chronic):
Inhalation/Chronic: Dust may cause mild irritation to nose and throat.
Ingestion/Chronic: Dust may cause mild irritation to nose and throat.
Skin/Chronic: Dust may cause irritation to skin.
Eye/Chronic: Dust may cause irritation to eyes.
Signs and Symptoms of Exposures:
Inhalation: Irritation to nose or throat.
Ingestion: Irritation to nose or throat.
Skin: Irritation to the skin
Eye: Irritation to the skin
Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: Exposure to chromium dust or fume may aggravate chronic respiratory.
Emergency and First Aid Procedures:
Inhalation: Remove from exposure and seek medical attention.
Ingestion: Dilute with large amount of water, induce vomiting, seek medical attention.
Skin: Thoroughly wash affected area with mild soap and water.
Eye: Flush with copious amounts of clean water. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.
6. REACTIVITY DATA
Incompatibility (Material to avoid): Chromium is soluble in Di1 H2So4, HCL
Hazardous Decomposition Products: None
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur
Conditions to Avoid: N/A
7. SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES
Steps to Be Taken in Case Material Is Released or Spilled: Vacuum the area and use NIOSH approved respirator.
Waste Disposal Method: According to appropriate government regulations.
Hazard Label Information: Wash thoroughly after handling and before eating and at end of shift.
Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storing: Do not shake clothing to remove dust. Use a vacuum.
8.SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory Protection: USe NIOSH approved dust and fume mask.
Ventilation: Local Exhaust: Use
Mechanical (General): If not available, use respirators as specified above
Protective Gloves: Recommended when contact is likely.
Eye Protection: Safety glasses are recommended when contact is likely.
Other Protective Clothing or Equipment: No other suggested.
Work/Hygienic/Maintenance Practices: Normal hygienic practices.
9. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
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