Polyphosphoric Acid MSDS

Text Box: SECTION 1 - PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

           

 

 

 

MSDS Number: M2720                          Effective Date:  3/4/2011                        Supersedes: 01/13/2008

Product Name:             Polyphosphoric Acid

Product Code:             SMC Spec. 2720

 

Company Identification:           Special Materials Company

                                                 70 West 40th Street

                                                 New York, New York 10018

 

Phone:                                     (646) 366-0400

Fax:                                         (646) 366-0595

CHEMTREC (emergency):         800-424-9300                 Outside USA:   (703) 527-3887

Text Box: SECTION 2 – HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

           

 

 

Emergency Overview

Corrosive liquid. Causes chemical burns to skin and eyes. Airborne mists are harmful and corrosive to respiratory tract. Harmful if swallowed. Polyphosphoric acid reacts with water to generate heat and form phosphoric acid. Contact with metals forms flammable and corrosive hydrogen.  Hazard Symbols for this product: C Risk Phrases - R34.

 

Potential Health Effects

Inhalation: Corrosive and irritating to upper respiratory tract.

Skin: corrosive and irritating; chemical burns may result from contact.

Eyes: Corrosive; Causes immediate severe irritation of the eye and eyelids. If not quickly removed by thorough irrigation with water, there may be prolonged or permanent visual impairment or total loss of sight.

Ingestion: Corrosive. Material is extremely destructive to all tissues. May be harmful or fatal if swallowed.

Carcinogenicity:           NTP?  No                     ARC MONOGRAPHS?  No                    OSHA REGULATED?  No

Text Box: SECTION 3 – COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

 

 

HAZARDOUS COMPONENTS

CAS#

%                 (by weight)

OSHA PEL

ACGIH TWA

SARA TITLE III

RQ LBS

PPM

MG/M3

PPM

MG/M3

 

Polyphosphoric Acid 80-84%

 

8017-16-1

100

                      1

                    3

 

5000

 

(a) see section 15

Text Box: SECTION 4 – FIRST AID MEASURES

 

 

 


Inhalation: Remove affected person to fresh air; if breathing has not returned to normal within a few minutes after exposure, get medical attention.

 

Skin: Remove contaminated clothing; wash affected area with soap and water; launder contaminated clothing before reuse; if irritation persists, seek medical attention.          

 

Eyes: Check for and remove contact lenses. Immediately flush eyes for 15 minutes in clear running water while holding eyelids open; seek medical attention immediately.

 

Ingestion: Drink two glasses of water followed by milk, milk of magnesia or other non-alcoholic liquids; DO NOT induce vomiting; never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person; seek medical attention immediately. 

 

Text Box: SECTION 5 – FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

 

 

Flash Point (Method used): Non-flammable                   Flammable Limits:       LEL: Not applicable 

                                                                                                                        UEL: Not applicable

Autoignition Temperature:  Not determined                   NFPA Class: None

 

General Hazards:

Product is corrosive. Polyphosphoric acid reacts with water to generate heat and form phosphoric acid. Contact with metals forms flammable and corrosive hydrogen. Products of combustion include compounds of hydrogen, phosphorus and oxygen and toxic fumes.

Extinguishing Media:

Carbon dioxide, water, water fog, dry chemical, chemical foam.

Fire Fighting Procedure

Keep containers cool with water spray to prevent container rupture due to steam buildup; CAUTION - material is corrosive.

Unusual Fire / Explosion Hazards:

Contact with B:C extinguisher powder may produce large amounts of carbon dioxide.

Hazardous Combustion Products:

Products of combustion include compounds of hydrogen, phosphorus and oxygen and toxic fumes..

 

Text Box: SECTION 6 – ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

 

STEPS TO BE TAKEN IN CASE MATERIAL IS RELEASED OR SPILLED: Caution - CORROSIVE. Confine spill, soak up with approved absorbent, shovel product into approved container for disposal. For spills in excess of allowable limits (RQ) notify the National Response Center (800) 424 - 8802; refer to CERCLA 40 CFR 302 for detailed instructions concerning reporting requirements.

Text Box: SECTION 7 – HANDLING AND STORAGE

 

 


PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN HANDLING AND STORAGE: Keep container closed when not in use; protect containers from abuse; protect from extreme temperatures. Separate from oxidizing materials, metallic powders and other easily oxidized organic materials and reducing agents. CAUTION - material is corrosive. Keep this and other chemicals out of reach of children.

 

Text Box: SECTION 8 – EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION

 

 

ENGINEERING CONTROLS

The use of local exhaust ventilation and airborne particle collection is recommended. Use corrosion-resistant ventilation equipment.

              

PERSONAL PROTECTION

RESPIRATORY PROTECTION (SPECIFY TYPE): None required while threshold limits are kept below maximum allowable concentrations; if TWA exceeds limits, NIOSH approved respirator must be worn. Refer to 29 CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149 for complete regulations.

PROTECTIVE GLOVES: Neoprene, butyl or nitrile rubber gloves with cuffs.

EYE PROTECTION: Chemical splash goggles. Refer to 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166.

OTHER PROTECTIVE CLOTHING OR EQUIPMENT: Coveralls, apron, or other equipment should be worn to minimize skin contact, safety eyewash station nearby.

WORK / HYGIENIC PRACTICES: Practice safe workplace habits. Minimize body contact with this, as well as all chemicals in general.

 

 

Text Box: SECTION 9 – PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

 


Appearance and Odor:  Viscous, colorless liquid, Odorless                   Physical State: Liquid

Vapor Pressure (MM Hg): Not specified                                                 Vapor Density (Air=1): Not specified

Specific Gravity (Water=1): 2.04                                                          Evaporation Rate (WATER= 1):  < 0.1

Solubility in Water:  complete                                                              Freezing Point: below 32F (0C)

pH: 1.9 – 2.1                                                                                         Viscosity:  Not determined

Volatile Organic Compounds (Total VOC’s):     None                            Boiling Point:  520F/271C

Text Box: SECTION 10 – STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

 

Stability:     Stable                                Conditions to Avoid:    Extreme temperatures.

Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid):     Strong oxidizers, alkalies, alcohols, ketones, amines and combustible material.

Hazardous Decomposition or Byproducts: Decomposition will not occur if handled and stored properly. Reacts with water to generate heat and form phosphoric acid. Contact with metals forms flammable and corrosive hydrogen. In case of a fire, products of combustion include compounds of hydrogen, phosphorus and oxygen and toxic fumes.

Hazardous Polymerization:      Will not occur.   Conditions to Avoid:    None

 

Text Box: SECTION 11 – TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

 


Hazardous Ingredients

CAS #

EINECS #

LD50 of Ingredient

(Specify Species and Route)

LC50 of Ingredient

(Specify Species)

Polyphosphoric Acid 80-84% (a)

8017-16-1

232-417-0

 

1530 mg / kg

Oral – rat

 

> 0.85 mg/m3/1H

   Inhalation -rat

 

Text Box: SECTION 12 – ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

 

No data are available on the adverse effects of this material on the environment. Neither COD nor BOD data are available. This material will react with water in the environment to ultimately yield phosphoric acid. None of the ingredients in this mixture are classified as a Marine Pollutant.

 

Text Box: SECTION 13 – DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

 


WASTE DISPOSAL METHOD: Dispose of in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations. Refer to 40 CFR 260 – 299” for complete waste disposal regulations for corrosive materials. Consult your local, state, or federal agency before disposing of any chemicals

Text Box: SECTION 14 – TRANSPORT INFORMATION

 

Proper Shipping Name:  Corrosive liquid, acidic, inorganic, n.o.s (Polyphosphoric acid)

 

DOT Hazard Class / Pack Group:  8 / III                        IATA Hazard Class / Pack Group:  8 / III

Reference:  49 CFR 173.154, .202, .242                         IMDG Hazard Class:  8 / III

UN/NA Identification Number:     UN 3264                    RID/ADR Dangerous Goods Code: 8

Label:   Corrosive                                                          UN TDG Class / Pack Group:  8 / III

Hazard Symbols:  C                                                      Hazard Identification Number (HIN):  80

Note:    Transportation information provided is for reference only. Client is urged to consult CFR 49 parts 100 - 177, IMDG, IATA, EC, United Nations TDG, and WHMIS (Canada) TDG information manuals for detailed regulations   and exceptions covering specific container sizes, packaging materials and methods of shipping.

Text Box: SECTION 15 – REGULATORY INFORMATION

           

 


TSCA Toxic Substance Control Act)

All components of this product are listed on the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical Inventory (TSCA Inventory) or are exempted from listing because a Low Volume Exemption has been granted in accordance with 40 CFR 723.50.

SARA Title III (311,312)

311/312 Hazard Categories.

Immediate Health.

313 reportable Ingredients:

None

CERCLA Hazardous Substance

(a) The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) has notification requirements for releases or spills to the environment of the Reportable Quantity (RQ for this mixture = 5,000 lbs) or greater amounts, according to 40 CFR 302.

California Prop 65, Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986

There are no chemicals present known to the state of California to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.

CPR (Canadian Controlled Products Regulations)

This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations and the MSDS contains all the information required by the Controlled Products Regulations. WHMIS Classification: E

IDL (Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List)

Components of this product identified by CAS number and listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List are shown in Section 3.

DSL / NDSL (Canadian Domestic Substances List / Non-Domestic Substances List)

Components of this product identified by CAS number are listed on the DSL or NDSL, or are otherwise in compliance with the New Substances Notification (NSN) regulations. Only ingredients classified as "hazardous" are listed in Section 2 unless otherwise indicated.

EINECS (European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances)

Components of this product identified by CAS numbers are on the European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances.

 

EC Risk Phrases

Symbol (s) Required For Label

EC Safety Phrases

 

 

 

R34 Causes burns.

 

 

 

Corrosive

 

 

S26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.

 

S36/37/39 Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.

 

S45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label whenever possible).

 

 

 

Text Box: SECTION 16 – OTHER INFORMATION

 


Specific toxicity tests have not been conducted on this product. Our hazard evaluation is based on Information from similar products, the ingredients, technical literature, and/or professional experience.

 

HMIS HAZARD RATINGS                      Health                           2          *= Chronic Health Hazard           2= Moderate

                                                            Flammability                 0          0= Insignificant                          3= High

                                                            Physical Hazard            0          1= Slight                                   4= Extreme

 

                                                Personal Protective Equipment  C          Safety Glasses, Gloves, Apron

Revision Summary:

This MSDS has been revised in the following sections:   1, 2, 5, 9 10 and 12

 

MSDS Prepared by:

Special Materials Company

70 West 40th Street

New York, New York 10018

Tel.: 646-366-0400

www.smc-global.com

The information contained herein is believed to be accurate but is not warranted to be so. Data and calculations are based on information furnished by the manufacturer of the product and manufacturers of the components of the product. Users are advised to confirm in advance of need that information is current, applicable and suited to the circumstances of use. Vendor assumes no responsibility for injury to vendee or third persons proximately caused by the material if reasonable safety procedures are not adhered to as stipulated in the data sheet. Furthermore, vendor assumes no responsibility for injury caused by abnormal use of this material even if reasonable safety procedures are followed. Any questions regarding this product should be directed to the manufacturer of the product as described in Section 1.

 

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