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CAS No.: 1317-60-8
Formula: Fe2O3
Exact Mass: 159.85500
Molecular Weight: 159.68800
PSA: 0.00000
LogP: -0.36140
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Hematite 1317-60-8 MSDS

Section 1: Product Identification
   Chemical Name:       Iron (III) oxide, red (Hematite) (99.8%-Fe)    
   CAS Registry Number:       1317-60-8    
   Formula:       Fe2O3    
   EINECS Number:       215-275-4    
   Chemical Family:       metal oxide    
   Synonym:       Haematite, Iron ore. Red iron oxide. Ferric oxide.    

Section 2: Composition and Information on Ingredients
   Ingredient       CAS Number       Percent       ACGIH (TWA)       OSHA (PEL)    
   Title Compound       1317-60-8       100%       5mg/m3       10mg/m3    

Section 3: Hazards Identification
   Emergency Overview:       May be irritating to skin and eyes and respiratory tract.    
   Primary Routes of Exposure:       Ingestion, inhalation    
   Eye Contact:       May be a mild to severe irritant to the eyes.    
   Skin Contact:       May cause slight to mild irritation of the skin.    
   Inhalation:       Do not breath dust. Inhalation of powder may lead to irritation of the respiratory tract.    
   Ingestion:       No information available on the effects of ingestion.    
   Acute Health Affects:       May be irritating to skin, eyes, mucous membranes and respiratory tract. Do not breath dust.    
   Chronic Health Affects:       Prolonged inhalation of iron oxide dust can produce a benign pneumoconiosis known as siderosis.    
   NTP:       No    
   IARC:       No    
   OSHA:       No    

SECTION 4: First Aid Measures
   Immediately flush the eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 10-15 minutes. A victim may need
   Eye Exposure:
   assistance in keeping their eye lids open. Get immediate medical attention.
   Wash the affected area with water. Remove contaminated clothes if necessary. Seek medical assistance if
   Skin Exposure:
   irritation persists.
   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.
   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:       material is non-flammable    
   Special Fire Fighting Procedures:       No special fire-fighting procedures. The material is non-flammable.    
   Hazardous Combustion and       no hazardous decomposition products.    
   Decomposion Products:
   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 vermiculite or sodium carbonate and swept up.    

SECTION 7: Handling and Storage
   Handling and Storage:       No special storage conditions.    

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.    
   Ventilation:       Material may form a fine dust. If possible, handle the material in an efficient fume hood.    
   If in the form of a fine dust and ventilation is not available, a respirator should be worn. The use of respirators
   requires a Respiratory Protection Program to be in compliance with 29 CFR 1910.134.
   Ventilation:       Material may form a fine dust. If possible, handle the material in an efficient fume hood.    
   Additional Protection:       No additional protection required.    

SECTION 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
   Color and Form:       red pwdr.    
   Molecular Weight:       159.69    
   Melting Point:       1565°    
   Boiling Point:       no data    
   Vapor Pressure:       no data    
   Specific Gravity:       no data    
   Odor:       none    
   Solubility in Water:       insoluble    

SECTION 10: Stability and Reactivity
   Stability:       air and moisture stable solid    
   Hazardous Polymerization:       no hazardous polymerization    
   Conditions to Avoid:       none    
   Incompatibility:       Powdered aluminum, hydrazine, ethylene oxide, calcium hypochlorite and magnesium    
   Decomposition Products:       none    

SECTION 11: Toxicological Information
   RTECS Data:       No specific information available in the RTECS files.    
   Carcinogenic Effects:       No data available    
   Mutagenic Effects:       No data available    
   Tetratogenic Effects:       No data available    

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):       Non-hazardous    
   Hazard Class (CFR):       NA    
   Additional Hazard Class (CFR):       NA    
   Packaging Group (CFR):       NA    
   UN ID Number (CFR):       NA    
   Shipping Name (IATA):       Non-hazardous    
   Hazard Class (IATA):       NA    
   Additional Hazard Class (IATA):       NA    
   Packaging Group (IATA):       NA    
   UN ID Number (IATA):       NA    

SECTION 15: Regulatory Information
   TSCA:       Listed in the TSCA inventory.    
   SARA (Title 313):       Title compound not listed.    
   Second Ingredient:       none    


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