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POTASSIUM FERRICYANIDEICSC: 1132
August 2002
CAS #: 13746-66-2Tripotassium hexacyanoferrate (-3)
Potassium cyanoferrate
Potassium ferricyanate
Iron potassium cyanide
EINECS #: 237-323-3

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.        In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

   
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Avoid inhalation of dust.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from acids. Dry. 
PACKAGING
 
POTASSIUM FERRICYANIDE ICSC: 1132
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
RED CRYSTALLINE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
No data. 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces toxic gases including hydrogen cyanide. Reacts with acids. This produces cyanides. This generates toxic hazard. 

Formula: C6FeK3N6 / K3[Fe(CN)6]
Molecular mass: 329.25
Density: 1.89 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml: 46  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is mildly irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. 

Inhalation risk
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
This substance may be hazardous to the environment. Special attention should be given to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
Temperature of decomposition unknown in literature.
Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated adequately. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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