Section 1. Chemical Product and Company Identification
CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: A4 (Not classifiable for human or animal.) by ACGIH.
Potential Chronic Health
Effects MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available.
The substance is toxic to mucous membranes.
The substance may be toxic to kidneys, liver, bones.
Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage. Repeated exposure of
the eyes to a low level of dust can produce eye irritation. Repeated skin exposure can produce local skin
destruction, or dermatitis. Repeated inhalation of dust can produce varying degree of respiratory irritation or
lung damage. Repeated exposure to a highly toxic material may produce general deterioration of health by an
accumulation in one or many human organs.
Section 4. First Aid Measures
Eye Contact Check for and remove any contact lenses. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for
at least 15 minutes. Cold water may be used. Get medical attention immediately.
Skin Contact In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing
contaminated clothing and shoes. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. Cold water may be used.Wash
clothing before reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse. Get medical attention immediately.
Serious Skin Contact Wash with a disinfectant soap and cover the contaminated skin with an anti-bacterial cream. Seek immediate
Inhalation If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
Get medical attention immediately.
Serious Inhalation Evacuate the victim to a safe area as soon as possible. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or
waistband. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. If the victim is not breathing, perform mouth-to-mouth
resuscitation. WARNING: It may be hazardous to the person providing aid to give mouth-to-mouth
resuscitation when the inhaled material is toxic, infectious or corrosive. Seek immediate medical attention.
Ingestion If swallowed, do not induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by
mouth to an unconscious person. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband. Get medical
Serious Ingestion Not available.
Section 5. Fire and Explosion Data
Flammability of the Product Non-flammable.
Auto-Ignition Temperature Not applicable.
Flash Points Not applicable.
Flammable Limits Not applicable.
Products of Combustion Not available.
Fire Hazards in Presence of Not applicable.
Explosion Hazards in Presence Risks of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact: Not available.
of Various Substances Risks of explosion of the product in presence of static discharge: Not available.
Fire Fighting Media Not applicable.
Special Remarks on Not available.
Special Remarks on Explosion Not available.
Section 6. Accidental Release Measures
Small Spill Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal container.
Large Spill Corrosive solid. Poisonous solid.
Stop leak if without risk. Do not get water inside container. Do not touch spilled material. Use water spray to
on disposal. Be careful that the product is not present at a concentration level above TLV. Check TLV on the
MSDS and with local authorities.
Section 7. Handling and Storage
Precautions Keep container dry. Do not ingest. Do not breathe dust. Never add water to this product. In case of
insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment. If ingested, seek medical advice immediately and
show the container or the label. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Keep away from incompatibles such as
organic materials, metals, acids.
May corrode glass. Store in an appropriate container.
Storage Keep container tightly closed. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area.
Section 8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
Engineering Controls Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below
recommended exposure limits. If user operations generate dust, fume or mist, use ventilation to keep
exposure to airborne contaminants below the exposure limit.
Personal Protection Splash goggles. Synthetic apron. Vapor and dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator
or equivalent. Gloves.
Personal Protection in Case of Splash goggles. Full suit. Vapor and dust respirator. Boots. Gloves. A self contained breathing apparatus
a Large Spill should be used to avoid inhalation of the product. Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient;
consult a specialist BEFORE handling this product.
TWA: 2.5 (mg(F)/m3) from ACGIH (TLV) [United States]
TWA: 2.5 (mg((F)/m3) from OSHA (PEL) [United States]
TWA: 2.5 (mg(F)/m3) [United Kingdom (UK)]
Consult local authorities for acceptable exposure limits.
Section 9. Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state and appearance Solid. (Crystals solid. Crystalline powder.) Pungent.
Molecular Weight 62 g/mole
pH (1% soln/water) Not available.
Melting Point Decomposition temperature: >160°C (320°F)
Critical Temperature Not available.
Specific Gravity 2.08 (Water = 1)
Vapor Pressure Not applicable.
Volatility Not available.
Water/Oil Dist. Coeff. Not available.
Ionicity (in Water) Not available.
Dispersion Properties See solubility in water.
Solubility Soluble in cold water.
Soluble in water with release of heat.
Section 10. Stability and Reactivity Data
The product is stable.
Instability Temperature Not available.
Conditions of Instability Incompatible materials, water/moisture
Incompatibility with various Reactive with organic materials, metals, acids.
Slightly reactive to reactive with moisture.
Corrosive in presence of glass.
Special Remarks on Reacts with water liberating heat and forming a corrosive solution.
Reactivity May generate hydrogen gas on contact with some metals.
Will attack natural rubber, leather, and many organic materials.
It will attack (etch) glass.
Special Remarks on
Polymerization Will not occur.
Section 11. Toxicological Information
Routes of Entry Skin contact. Eye contact. Inhalation. Ingestion.
Toxicity to Animals Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 160 mg/kg [Rat].
Chronic Effects on Humans CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: A4 (Not classifiable for human or animal.) by ACGIH.
Causes damage to the following organs: mucous membranes.
May cause damage to the following organs: kidneys, liver, bones.
Other Toxic Effects on Very hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion, inhalation.
Humans Hazardous in case of skin contact (corrosive), of eye contact (corrosive).
Special Remarks on Not available.
Toxicity to Animals
Special Remarks on Not available.
Chronic Effects on Humans
Special Remarks on other Acute Potential Health Effects:
Toxic Effects on Humans Skin: Causes skin burns.
Eyes: Causes eye burns and permanent eye injury.
Inhalation: Causes nose and throat irritation. It can irritate the lungs causing coughing and/or shortness of
breath. HIgher exposures can cause a build-up of fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema).
Ingestion: Harmful if swallowed. Causes burns of the mouth, and throat as well as danger of perforation of
the esophagus and stomach, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, cough, shortness
of breath. It may cause throat edema and suffocation, convulsions, loss of consciousness, deep coma and
cardiopulmonary arrest. It may cause hypocalcemia with nervous disorders (tetany) and cardiac rhythm
disorders. It may affect the bones, cardiovascular system (cardiac arrest, cardiac rhythm disorders).
Chronic Potential Health Effects:
Repeated high exposure may damage the liver and kidneys. It may also cause deposit of Fluorides in the
bones and teeth, a condition called "fluorosis." This may cause pain, disability, and mottling of the teeth.
Section 12. Ecological Information
Ecotoxicity Not available.
BOD5 and COD Not available.
Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. However, long term degradation products
Products of Biodegradation
The products of degradation are more toxic.
Toxicity of the Products
Special Remarks on the Not available.
Products of Biodegradation
Section 13. Disposal Considerations
Waste Disposal Waste must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state and local environmental
Section 14. Transport Information
Class 8: Corrosive material
UNNA: 2439 : Sodium hydrogenfluoride PG: II
Special Provisions for
Section 15. Other Regulatory Information and Pictograms
New York release reporting list: Sodium bifluoride
Federal and State
Pennsylvania RTK: Sodium bifluoride
Massachusetts RTK: Sodium bifluoride
Massachusetts spill list: Sodium bifluoride
New Jersey: Sodium bifluoride
New Jersey spill list: Sodium bifluoride
Louisiana spill reporting: Sodium bifluoride
California Director's List of Hazardous Substances: Sodium bifluoride
TSCA 8(b) inventory: Sodium bifluoride
CERCLA: Hazardous substances.: Sodium bifluoride: 100 lbs. (45.36 kg)
California California prop. 65: This product contains the following ingredients for which the State of California has
Proposition 65 found to cause cancer which would require a warning under the statute: No products were found.
California prop. 65: This product contains the following ingredients for which the State of California has
found to cause birth defects which would require a warning under the statute: No products were found.
Other Regulations OSHA: Hazardous by definition of Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).
EINECS: This product is on the European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances (EINECS
Canada: Listed on Canadian Domestic Substance List (DSL).
China: Listed on National Inventory.
Japan: Not listed on National Inventory (ENCS).
Korea: Listed on National Inventory (KECI).
Philippines: Listed on National Inventory (PICCS).
Australia: Listed on AICS.
WHMIS (Canada) CLASS E: Corrosive solid.
DSCL (EEC) R25- Toxic if swallowed. S22- Do not breathe dust.
R34- Causes burns. S26- In case of contact with eyes, rinse
immediately with plenty of water and seek
S37- Wear suitable gloves.
S45- In case of accident or if you feel unwell,
seek medical advice immediately (show the
label where possible).
HMIS (U.S.A.) 3 National Fire Protection
0 Association (U.S.A.)
3 1 Reactivity
Vapor and dust respirator. Be sure to
use an approved/certified respirator or
equivalent. Wear appropriate
respirator when ventilation is
SECTION 16 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION