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Sodium aluminum fluoride (as F)

Synonyms & Trade Names
Cryocide, Cryodust, Cryolite, Sodium hexafluoroaluminate
CAS No.
15096-52-3
RTECS No.
WA9625000
DOT ID & Guide
Formula
Na3AlF6
Conversion
IDLH
250 mg/m3 (as F)
See: fluoride
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
*: TWA 2.5 mg/m3 [*Note: The REL also applies to other inorganic, solid fluorides (as F).]
OSHA PEL
*: TWA 2.5 mg/m3 [*Note: The PEL also applies to other inorganic, solid fluorides (as F).]
Measurement Methods

NIOSH 7902;
OSHA ID110
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless to dark odorless solid. [pesticide] [Note: Loses color on heating.]
MW:
209.9
BP:
Decomposes
MLT: 1832°F
Sol:
0.04%
VP:
0 mmHg (approx)
IP:
NA
Sp.Gr:
2.90
Fl.P:
NA
UEL:
NA
LEL:
NA
Noncombustible Solid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Strong oxidizers
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, respiratory system; nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea; salivation, thirst, sweating; stiff spine; dermatitis; calcification of ligaments of ribs, pelvis
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system, skeleton, kidneys
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: Daily
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Soap wash promptly
Breathing: Fresh air
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

NIOSH/OSHA

Up to 12.5 mg/m3:
(APF = 5) Any quarter-mask respirator.
Click here for information on selection of N, R, or P filters.

Up to 25 mg/m3:
(APF = 10) Any particulate respirator equipped with an N95, R95, or P95 filter (including N95, R95, and P95 filtering facepieces) except quarter-mask respirators. The following filters may also be used: N99, R99, P99, N100, R100, P100.
Click here for information on selection of N, R, or P filters.*
(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator*

Up to 62.5 mg/m3:
(APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode*
(APF = 25) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with a high-efficiency particulate filter.*+

Up to 125 mg/m3:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator with an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
Click here for information on selection of N, R, or P filters.+
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece

Up to 250 mg/m3:
(APF = 2000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode

Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus

Escape:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator with an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
Click here for information on selection of N, R, or P filters.+
Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus +Note: May need acid gas sorbent

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 1565
 
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