International Chemical Safety Cards

FERRIC CHLORIDE (ANHYDROUS) ICSC: 1499
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Iron chloride
Iron trichloride
Iron(III) chloride
FeCl3
Molecular mass: 162.2
8 Corrosive placard ICSC #    1499
CAS #     7705-08-0
RTECS # LJ9100000
UN #        1773
April 21, 2004 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES Redness. Pain. Blurred vision.
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. Vomiting. Diarrhoea. Shock or collapse.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into plastic containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles.
Separated from strong bases and incompatible materials . See Chemical Dangers. Dry. Well closed.

UN Hazard Class: 8
UN Packing Group: III
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1499 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

FERRIC CHLORIDE (ANHYDROUS) ICSC: 1499
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
BLACK TO BROWN HYGROSCOPIC CRYSTALS .

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating above 200C producing toxic and corrosive gases including chlorine and hydrogen chloride . The substance decomposes on contact with water producing hydrogen chloride. The solution in water is a medium strong acid. Reacts violently with alkali metals, allyl chloride, ethylene oxide, styrene and bases causing explosion hazard. Attacks metal forming flammable/explosive gas (hydrogen - see ICSC0001) .

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (soluble iron salts, as Fe) 1 mg/m; (ACGIH 2004).
MAK not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes , the skin and the respiratory tract . Corrosive on ingestion.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Melting point: 37C
(see Notes)
Density: 2.9
g/cm
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 92
(reaction)
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: negligible
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
N O T E S
UN number 1773 corresponds to the anhydrous form; UN number 2582 corresponds to the solution. The apparent melting point caused by loss of crystal water is given. Flores martis and molysite are common names.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-80S1773
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Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-80GC1-II+III, corresponds to the solution.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1499 FERRIC CHLORIDE (ANHYDROUS)
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.