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IRON DICHLORIDE
ICSC: 1715
Peer-Review Status: 31.03.2009 Validated
Iron(II) chloride
Ferrous chloride 
CAS #: 7758-94-3 RTECS #: NO5400000
UN #: 3260
EINECS #: 231-843-4
    Formula: FeCl2
Molecular mass: 126.8

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!   
Inhalation Sore throat. Burning sensation.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Seek medical attention if you feel unwell. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness. Pain. Blurred vision. Burns.  Wear safety goggles.  Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). Refer immediately for medical attention. 
Ingestion Sore throat. Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhoea.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered non-metallic containers.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 8; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
Signal: Danger
Harmful if swallowed
Causes serious eye damage
May cause respiratory irritation
Harmful to aquatic life 
correxcl mark;warn

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Dry. Well closed. Separated from strong oxidants, alcohols and strong reducing agents. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
WHITE-TO-LIGHT-GREEN HYGROSCOPIC CRYSTALS. 

Physical dangers
No data. 

Chemical dangers
Reacts violently with alcohols, strong oxidants and strong reducing agents. Attacks many metals in the presence of water. On combustion, forms toxic and corrosive gases including hydrogen chloride. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 1mg/m³ as TWA; (ACGIH 2009).
MAK (not established):. 

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

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

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 1023°C
Melting point: 674°C
Relative density (water = 1): 3.2
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 62.5 (good)
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.15  
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Iron dichloride (SIDS)