MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Trade Name: Potassium Chloride Chemical Formula: KCl
Chemical Nature: Metal halide CAS #: 7447-40-7
II HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
TLV (units): Not set
III PHYSICAL DATA
1500 oC, sublimes 700 oC
Boiling Point 760 mm Hg: Melting Point:
Density: 1.984 Molecular Weight: 74.55
Reaction with Water: None Solubility in H2O: Soluble
Appearance and Odor: Colorless crystalline solid. No odor.
IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA
Flash Point (Method used): Not a fire hazard under most conditions.
V HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
Threshold Limit Values: Not set
Other: Relatively non-toxic via all routes of exposure.
Irritation: Moderate eye irritation
Corrosivity: Skin and eyes. Reversible.
EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:
EYES: Flush with copious amounts of water for 15 minutes.
SKIN: Flush with soap and water.
INHALATION: Remove to fresh air.
INGESTION: Induce vomiting
VI REACTIVITY DATA
Hazardous Decomposition Products: N/A
Incompatibility (Materials to avoid): N/A
Hazardous Polymerization: N/A
VII SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES
Steps to Be Taken in Case Material Is Released or Spilled: Sweep or scoop up and remove.
Waste Disposal Method: In accordance with Local, State and Federal waste disposal regulations. Dispose of with normal refuse.
VIII SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory Protection (Specify type): Filter-Dust, Fume, Mist
Eye Protection: Safety glasses
Ventilation: Use adequate ventilation
Other Protective Equipment: Normal Lab wear
IX SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Other Handling and Storage Conditions:
鈥o not get in eyes, on skin or clothing.
鈥o not breathe dust, vapor, mist or gas.
鈥eep container closed.
鈥tore in tightly closed containers.
Prepared By: S. Dierks
Date: December 1994