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26042-63-7

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                              SIGMA-ALDRICH

Material Safety Data Sheet

Date Printed: 19/MAY/2005
Date Updated: 12/MAR/2004
Version 1.2
According to 91/155/EEC

Classified as Hazardous according to the criteria of EU Annex 1 and
NOHSC.

1 - Product and Company Information

Product Name SILVER HEXAFLUOROPHOSPHATE, 99.99%
Product Number 450219

Company Sigma-Aldrich Pty, Ltd
Unit 2, 14 Anella Avenue
Castle Hill NSW 1765
Australia
Technical Phone # +61 2 9841 0555
Fax +61 2 9841 0500
Emergency Phone # +61 2 9841 0566

2 - Composition/Information on Ingredients

Product Name CAS # EC no Annex I
Index Number
SILVER HEXAFLUOROPHOSPHATE 26042-63-7 247-428-6 None

Formula AgPF6
Molecular Weight 252.83 AMU

3 - Hazards Identification

SPECIAL INDICATION OF HAZARDS TO HUMANS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Causes burns.


4 - First Aid Measures

AFTER INHALATION
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give
artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.

AFTER EYE CONTACT
Assure adequate flushing of the eyes by separating the eyelids
with fingers.

AFTER INGESTION
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is
conscious. Call a physician.

5 - Fire Fighting Measures

EXTINGUISHING MEDIA
Suitable: Dry chemical powder.

SPECIAL RISKS
Specific Hazard(s): Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
SPECIAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR FIREFIGHTERS
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing
to prevent contact with skin and eyes.

6 - Accidental Release Measures

PERSONAL PRECAUTION PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED IN CASE OF LEAK OR SPILL
Evacuate area.

PROCEDURE(S) OF PERSONAL PRECAUTION(S)
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber boots, and heavy
rubber gloves.

METHODS FOR CLEANING UP
Absorb on sand or vermiculite and place in closed containers for
disposal. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material
pickup is complete.

7 - Handling and Storage

HANDLING
Directions for Safe Handling: Do not breathe dust. Do not get in
eyes, on skin, on clothing. Avoid prolonged or repeated exposure.

STORAGE
Conditions of Storage: Keep tightly closed. Store in a cool dry
place.

8 - Exposure Controls / Personal Protection

ENGINEERING CONTROLS
Use only in a chemical fume hood. Safety shower and eye bath.

GENERAL HYGIENE MEASURES
Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Discard contaminated
shoes. Wash thoroughly after handling.

EXPOSURE LIMITS - UNITED KINGDOM
Source Type Value
OEL OEL 0.01 mg/m3
Remarks: as Ag

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Special Protective Measures: Wear appropriate government approved
respirator, chemical-resistant gloves, safety goggles, other
protective clothing. Faceshield (8-inch minimum).

9 - Physical and Chemical Properties

Appearance Color: Faintly beige
Form: Fine crystals

Property Value At Temperature or Pressure

pH N/A
BP/BP Range N/A
MP/MP Range 102 藲C
Flash Point N/A
Flammability N/A
Autoignition Temp N/A
Oxidizing Properties N/A
Explosive Properties N/A


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Explosion Limits N/A
Vapor Pressure N/A
SG/Density N/A
Partition Coefficient N/A
Viscosity N/A
Vapor Density N/A
Saturated Vapor Conc. N/A
Evaporation Rate N/A
Bulk Density N/A
Decomposition Temp. N/A
Solvent Content N/A
Water Content N/A
Surface Tension N/A
Conductivity N/A
Miscellaneous Data N/A
Solubility N/A

10 - Stability and Reactivity

STABILITY
Conditions of Instability: May discolor on exposure to light. May
decompose on exposure to moist air or water.
Reactions to Avoid: Reacts with strong acids to give Silver
fluoride and Phosphorous pentafluoride.
Materials to Avoid: Strong oxidizing agents.

HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Hydrogen fluoride, Thermal
decomposition may produce toxic fumes of phosphorus oxides and/or
phosphine.

HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur

11 - Toxicological Information

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF EXPOSURE
Material is extremely destructive to tissue of the mucous
membranes and upper respiratory tract, eyes, and skin.
Inhalation may result in spasm, inflammation and edema of the
larynxand bronchi, chemical pneumonitis, and pulmonary edema.
Symptoms of exposure may include burning sensation, coughing,
wheezing, laryngitis, shortness of breath, headache, nausea, and
vomiting. May cause argyria (a slate-gray or bluish
discoloration of the skin and deep tissues due to the deposit of
insoluble albuminate of silver). To the best of our knowledge,
the chemical, physical, and toxicological properties have not
been thoroughly investigated.

ROUTE OF EXPOSURE
Skin Contact: Causes burns.
Skin Absorption: May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
Eye Contact: Causes burns.
Inhalation: Material is extremely destructive to the tissue of
the mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract. May be harmful
if inhaled.
Ingestion: May be harmful if swallowed.

12 - Ecological Information

No data available.



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13 - Disposal Considerations

SUBSTANCE DISPOSAL
Catalysts and expensive metals should be recovered for reuse or
recycling. Observe all federal, state, and local environmental
regulations.

14 - Transport Information

RID/ADR
UN#: 3260
Class: 8
PG: II
Proper Shipping Name: Corrosive solid, acidic,
inorganic, n.o.s.

IMDG
UN#: 3260
Class: 8
PG: II
Proper Shipping Name: CORROSIVE SOLID, ACIDIC,
INORGANIC, N.O.S.
Marine Pollutant: No
Severe Marine Pollutant: No
Technical Name: Required

IATA
UN#: 3260
Class: 8
PG: II
Proper Shipping Name: Corrosive solid, acidic,
inorganic, n.o.s.
Inhalation Packing Group I: No
Technical Name: Required

15 - Regulatory Information

CLASSIFICATION AND LABELING ACCORDING TO EU DIRECTIVES
INDICATION OF DANGER: C
Corrosive.
R-PHRASES: 34
Causes burns.
S-PHRASES: 26 27 36/37/39 45
In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of
water and seek medical advice. Take off immediately all
contaminated clothing. Wear suitable protective clothing,
gloves, and eye/face protection. In case of accident or if you
feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label
where possible).

16 - Other Information

WARRANTY
The above information is believed to be correct but does not
purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The
information in this document is based on the present state of our
knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to
appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any
guarantee of the properties of the product. Sigma-Aldrich Inc.,
shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or
from contact with the above product. See reverse side of invoice
or packing slip for additional terms and conditions of sale.


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Copyright 2005 Sigma-Aldrich Co. License granted to make unlimited
paper copies for internal use only.

DISCLAIMER
For R&D use only. Not for drug, household or other uses.




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