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CAS Number: 7789-23-3 Product Catalog

Potassium Potassium fluoride, anhydrous, 98%
CAS Number: 7789-23-3
MDL Number: MFCD00011398
Molecular Formula: FK
Molecular Weight: 58.10
Chemical Formula: KF
Color and Form: white pwdr.

Stability: hygroscopic

Safety: Hazardous - an additional Dangerous Goods freight charge may apply

Physical Characteristics: melting point 846°C, boiling point 1505°C, density 2.48

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SECTION 1: Product Identification
Chemical Name: Potassium fluoride, anhydrous, 98%
Product Number: 93-1922
CAS Registry Number: 7789-23-3
Formula: KF
EINECS Number: 232-151-5
Chemical Family: metal halide
Synonym: Fluorure de potassium
SECTION 2: Composition and Information on Ingredients
Ingredient CAS Number Percent ACGIH (TWA) OSHA (PEL)
Title Compound 7789-23-3 100 2.5mg/m3 (as F) 2.5mg/m3 (as F)
SECTION 3: Hazards Identification
Emergency Overview: Harmful if swallowed. May be irritating to skin, eyes and respiratory tract.
Primary Routes of Exposure: Ingestion, inhalation
Eye Contact: May cause irritation and serious eye damage. Effects may not immediately appear.
Skin Contact: May cause irritation with redness and pain. Effects may not appear immediately
Inhalation: Inhalation of dust may cause severe irritation to the respiratory tract, causing coughing, sore throat, and labored breathing.
Ingestion: Harmful if swallowed. May cause salivation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.
Acute Health Effects: Harmful if swallowed. Fluoride poisoning may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, coma, respiratory failure and cardiovascular collapse.
Chronic Health Effects: Prolonged exposure to hydrolysable fluorine compounds can cause deterioration of bone and tooth structure.
SECTION 4: First Aid Measures
Eye Exposure: Immediately flush the eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 10-15 minutes. A victim may need assistance in keeping their eye lids open. Get immediate medical attention.
Skin Exposure: Wash the affected area with water. Remove contaminated clothes if necessary. Apply calcium gluconate jelly or water soluble calcium salts as antidote. Seek medical assistance.
Inhalation: Remove the victim to fresh air. Closely monitor the victim for signs of respiratory problems, such as difficulty in breathing, coughing, wheezing, or pain. In such cases seek immediate medical assistance.
Ingestion: Seek medical attention immediately. Keep the victim calm. Give the victim water (only if conscious). Induce vomiting only if directed by medical personnel.
SECTION 5: Fire Fighting Measures
Flash Point: not applicable
Autoignition Temperature: none
Explosion Limits: none
Extinguishing Medium: None. Material is non-flammable.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: If this product is involved in a fire, fire fighters should be equipped with a NIOSH approved positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing.
Hazardous Combustion and Decomposion Products: none
Unusual Fire or Explosion Hazards: No unusual fire or explosion hazards.
SECTION 6: Accidental Release Measures
Spill and Leak Procedures: Small spills can be mixed with powdered sodium bicarbonate, lime, or calcium carbonate and swept up. Avoid raising dust.
SECTION 7: Handling and Storage
Handling and Storage: Store solid in a tightly sealed container away from moisture. Handle under a dry atmosphere of air or nitrogen. Prolonged exposure to the atmosphere may degrade the product.
SECTION 8: Exposure Controls and Personal Protection
Eye Protection: Always wear approved safety glasses when handling a chemical substance in the laboratory.
Skin Protection: Wear protective clothing and gloves. Consult with glove manufacturer to determine the proper type of glove.
Ventilation: Solid may form a fine dust. If possible, handle the solid in an efficient fume hood.
Respirator: If in form of fine dust and ventilation is not available a respirator should be worn. The use of respirators requires a Respirator Protection Program to be in compliance with 29 CFR 1910.134.
Additional Protection: No additional protection required.
SECTION 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
Color and Form: white pwdr.
Molecular Weight: 58.1
Melting Point: 846°C
Boiling Point: 1505°C
Vapor Pressure: no data
Specific Gravity: 2.48
Odor: none
Solubility in Water:
SECTION 10: Stability and Reactivity
Stability: hygroscopic
Hazardous Polymerization: no hazardous polymerization
Conditions to Avoid: contact with moisture
Incompatibility: none
Decomposition Products: none
SECTION 11: Toxicological Information
RTECS Data: Oral (rat); LD50: 245 mg/kg. Intraperitoneal (rat); LD50: 64 mg/kg. Intraperitoneal (mouse); LD50: 40030 ug/kg. Oral (guinea pig); LDLo: 250 mg/kg. Subcutaneous (frog); LD50: 420 mg/kg. Intraperitoneal (mouse); TDLo: 1050 mg/kg. Rat bone marrow; Cytognetic analysis; 100 nmol/L. Mouse Lymphocyte; Mutation in microorganisms: 500 mg/L. Mouse Lymphocyte; Mutation in mammalian somatic cells: 400 mg/L.
Carcinogenic Effects: no data
Mutagenic Effects: Possible mutagen
Tetratogenic Effects: Insufficient data
SECTION 12: Ecological Information
Ecological Information: No information available
SECTION 13: Disposal Considerations
Disposal: Dispose of according to local, state and federal regulations.
SECTION 14: Transportation
Shipping Name (CFR): Potassium fluoride
Hazard Class (CFR): 6.1
Additional Hazard Class (CFR): NA
Packaging Group (CFR): III
UN ID Number (CFR): UN# 1812
Shipping Name (IATA): Potassium fluoride, Solid
Hazard Class (IATA): 6.1
Additional Hazard Class (IATA): NA
Packaging Group (IATA): III
UN ID Number (IATA): UN# 1812
SECTION 15: Regulatory Information
TSCA: Listed in the TSCA inventory
SARA (Title 313): Title compound not listed
Second Ingredient: none
Third Ingredient: none
SECTION 16: Other Information
Disclaimer: The information herein is believed to be accurate and reliable as of the date compiled. However, Strem Chemicals, Inc. makes no representation, warranty, or guarantee of any kind with respect to the information contained in this document or any use of the product based on this information.
Preparation Date: 6/11/2001
Revision Date: 12/14/2011

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