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MERCURIC THIOCYANATE 592-85-8 MSDS
Name: Mercury(ii) thiocyanate p.a. Material Safety Data Sheet
Synonym: Non
CAS: 592-85-8
Section 1 - Chemical Product   MSDS Name:Mercury(ii) thiocyanate p.a. Material Safety Data Sheet
Synonym:Non

Section 2 - COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
CAS# Chemical Name content EINECS#
592-85-8 Mercury(II) thiocyanate, p.a. 100.0 209-773-0
Hazard Symbols: T+
Risk Phrases: 26/27/28 33

Section 3 - HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
  EMERGENCY OVERVIEW
Very toxic by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed.
Danger of cumulative effects.Moisture sensitive.Light sensitive.
Potential Health Effects
Eye:
Contact with eyes may cause severe irritation, and possible eye burns. Causes redness and pain.
Skin:
May cause severe skin irritation. Harmful if absorbed through the skin. Causes redness and pain.
Ingestion:
May be fatal if swallowed. May cause kidney damage. May cause liver damage. May cause perforation of the digestive tract. May cause vascular collapse and damage. Causes severe pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and shock. May cause central nervous system effects.
Inhalation:
May cause irritation of the respiratory tract with burning pain in the nose and throat, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and pulmonary edema. May cause effects similar to those described for ingestion.
Chronic:
May cause liver and kidney damage. May cause reproductive and fetal effects. Repeated exposure may cause central nervous system damage.
May cause tremors, irritability, loss of memory and intellect. May also cause Pink disease characterized by skin, cardiovascular, and neurobehavioral abnormalities.

Section 4 - FIRST AID MEASURES
  Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.
Skin:
Get medical aid. Immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Ingestion:
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
SPEED IS ESSENTIAL. A DOCTOR MUST BE NOTIFIED AT ONCE.
Inhalation:
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
Notes to Physician:

Section 5 - FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
  General Information:
Material will not burn.
Extinguishing Media:
Substance is noncombustible; use agent most appropriate to extinguish surrounding fire.

Section 6 - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
  General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks:
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container.

Section 7 - HANDLING and STORAGE
  Handling:
Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Do not ingest or inhale. Use only in a chemical fume hood.
Storage:
Store in a cool, dry place. Do not store in direct sunlight. Store in a tightly closed container. Poison room locked.

Section 8 - EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
  Engineering Controls:
Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use process enclosure, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to control airborne levels.
Exposure Limits CAS# 592-85-8: United States OSHA: 0.1 mg/m3 Ceiling (listed under Mercury, ary and inorganic compounds).
Belgium - TWA: (listed as mercury inorganic compounds): 0.025 mg/ VLE (as Hg) France - VME: (listed as mercury inorganic compounds): 0.1 mg/m3 (as Hg) Germany: (listed as mercury inorganic compounds): 0.1 mg/m3 VME ( Hg) Germany: (listed as mercury inorganic compounds): Skin absorber Malaysia: (listed as mercury, aryl and inorganic compounds): 0.1 mg/m3 TWA (as Hg) Netherlands: (listed as mercury inorganic compounds): 0.15 mg/m3 Netherlands: (listed as mercury inorganic compounds): 0.05 mg/m3 Russia: (listed as mercury inorganic compounds): 0.2 mg/m3 TWA (a Hg) Russia: (listed as mercury inorganic compounds): 0.05 mg/m3 STEL Hg) Spain: (listed as mercury inorganic compounds): 0.025 mg/m3 VLA-E (as Hg) Personal Protective Equipment Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166.
Skin:
Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing:
Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
Respirators:
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29 CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Use a NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator if exposure limits are exceeded or if irritation or other symptoms are experienced.

Section 9 - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
 
Physical State: Solid
Color: white
Odor: Not available.
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point: 165 deg C dec
Autoignition Temperature: Not available.
Flash Point: Not available.
Explosion Limits, lower: Not available.
Explosion Limits, upper: Not available.
Decomposition Temperature:
Solubility in water: slightly soluble
Specific Gravity/Density:
Molecular Formula: C2HgN2S2
Molecular Weight: 316.75

Section 10 - STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
  Chemical Stability:
Not available.
Conditions to Avoid:
Light, exposure to moist air or water.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
Strong oxidizing agents.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, oxides of sulfur, carbon dioxide, mercury/mercury oxides.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.

Section 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
  RTECS#:
CAS# 592-85-8: XL1550000 LD50/LC50:
CAS# 592-85-8: Oral, mouse: LD50 = 24500 ug/kg; Oral, rat: LD50 = 46 mg/kg; Skin, rat: LD50 = 685 mg/kg.
Carcinogenicity:
Mercury(II) thiocyanate, p.a. - Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, or NTP.
Other:
See actual entry in RTECS for complete information.

Section 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
  Ecotoxicity:
LC50 (24 hr) fathead minnow: 0.39 mg/l LC50 (48 hr) Daphnia magna: 9.3 g/l

Section 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
  Dispose of in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local regulations.

Section 14 - TRANSPORT INFORMATION
 
IATA
Shipping Name: MERCURY THIOCYANATE
Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Number: 1646
Packing Group: II
IMO
Shipping Name: MERCURY THIOCYANATE
Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Number: 1646
Packing Group: II
RID/ADR
Shipping Name: MERCURY THIOCYANATE
Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Number: 1646
Packing group: II
USA RQ: CAS# 592-85-8: 10 lb final RQ; 4.54 kg final RQ

Section 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION
 
European/International Regulations
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols: T+
Risk Phrases:
R 26/27/28 Very toxic by inhalation, in contact with
skin and if swallowed.
R 33 Danger of cumulative effects.
Safety Phrases:
S 13 Keep away from food, drink and animal feeding
stuffs.
S 28A After contact with skin, wash immediately with
plenty of water.
S 45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek
medical advice immediately (show the label where
possible).
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 592-85-8: 3
Canada
CAS# 592-85-8 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
CAS# 592-85-8 is listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
US FEDERAL
TSCA
CAS# 592-85-8 is listed on the TSCA inventory.


SECTION 16 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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