Material Safety Data Sheet
Date Printed: 07/JUN/2005
Date Updated: 21/MAR/2004
According to 91/155/EEC
Classified as Hazardous according to the criteria of EU Annex 1 and
1 - Product and Company Information
Product Name Ferrous sulfate heptahydrate, meets USP
Product Number F8048
Company Sigma-Aldrich Pty. Ltd.
12 Anella Avenue
Castle Hill NSW 2154
Technical Phone # +61 2 9841 0555 (1800 800 097)
Fax +61 2 9841 0500 (1800 800 096)
Emergency Phone # +44 8701906777 (1800 448 465)
2 - Composition/Information on Ingredients
Product Name CAS # EC no Annex I
FERROUS SULFATE HEPTAHYDRATE, 7782-63-0 231-753-5 None
MEETS USP TESTING SPECS
Formula FeSO4 路 7H2O
Molecular Weight 278.02 AMU
Synonyms Ferrous sulfate heptahydrate * Fesofor *
Fesotyme * Green vitrol * Haemofort * Ironate *
Iron protosulfate * Iron sulfate heptahydrate *
Irosul * Mol-iron * Presfersul
3 - Hazards Identification
SPECIAL INDICATION OF HAZARDS TO HUMANS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Harmful if swallowed.
4 - First Aid Measures
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give
artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
AFTER SKIN CONTACT
In case of skin contact, flush with copious amounts of water for
at least 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes.
Call a physician.
AFTER EYE CONTACT
In case of contact with eyes, flush with copious amounts of
water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by
separating the eyelids with fingers. Call a physician.
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is
conscious. Call a physician.
5 - Fire Fighting Measures
Suitable: Water spray. Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, or
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
PROCEDURE(S) OF PERSONAL PRECAUTION(S)
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber boots, and heavy
METHODS FOR CLEANING UP
Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Avoid
raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material
pickup is complete.
7 - Handling and Storage
Directions for Safe Handling: Do not breathe dust. Avoid contact
with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid prolonged or repeated
Conditions of Storage: Keep tightly closed.
Store at 2-8掳C
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Air and moisture sensitive.
8 - Exposure Controls / Personal Protection
Safety shower and eye bath. Mechanical exhaust required.
GENERAL HYGIENE MEASURES
Wash thoroughly after handling.
EXPOSURE LIMITS - UNITED KINGDOM
Source Type Value
OEL LTEL 1 MG(FE)/M3
OEL STEL 2 mg(Fe)/m3
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Respiratory Protection: Government approved respirator.
Hand Protection: Compatible chemical-resistant gloves.
Eye Protection: Chemical safety goggles.
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9 - Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance Physical State: Solid
Property Value At Temperature or Pressure
BP/BP Range N/A
MP/MP Range N/A
Flash Point N/A
Autoignition Temp N/A
Oxidizing Properties N/A
Explosive Properties N/A
Explosion Limits N/A
Vapor Pressure 14.6 mmHg 25 掳C
SG/Density 1.898 g/cm3
Partition Coefficient 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
Miscellaneous Data N/A
10 - Stability and Reactivity
Conditions to Avoid: Air. Moisture.
Materials to Avoid: Strong oxidizing agents.
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Sulfur oxides, Iron oxides.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur
11 - Toxicological Information
RTECS NUMBER: NO8510000
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Remarks: Behavioral:Somnolence (general depressed activity).
Cardiac:Other changes. Lungs, Thorax, or Respiration:Respiratory
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF EXPOSURE
To the best of our knowledge, the chemical, physical, and
toxicological properties have not been thoroughly investigated.
ROUTE OF EXPOSURE
Skin Contact: May cause skin irritation.
Skin Absorption: May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
Eye Contact: May cause eye irritation.
Inhalation: May be harmful if inhaled. Material may be
irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
Ingestion: Harmful if swallowed.
TARGET ORGAN INFORMATION
G.I. System. Liver.
CHRONIC EXPOSURE - MUTAGEN
Cell Type: Other cell types
12 - Ecological Information
No data available.
13 - Disposal Considerations
Contact a licensed professional waste disposal service to dispose
of this material. Dissolve or mix the material with a combustible
solvent and burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with an
afterburner and scrubber. Observe all federal, state, and local
14 - Transport Information
Non-hazardous for road transport.
Non-hazardous for sea transport.
Non-hazardous for air transport.
15 - Regulatory Information
CLASSIFICATION AND LABELING ACCORDING TO EU DIRECTIVES
INDICATION OF DANGER: Xn
Harmful if swallowed.
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SWISS POISON CLASS: 3
16 - Other Information
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.
Copyright 2005 Sigma-Aldrich Co. License granted to make unlimited
paper copies for internal use only.
For R&D or manufacturing use. Not for prescription compound or
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