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IRON DICHLORIDEICSC: 1715
Iron(II) chloride
Ferrous chloride
March 2009
CAS #: 7758-94-3
UN #: 3260
EC Number: 231-843-4

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible.        In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
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 CLASSIFICATION & 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. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

correxcl mark;warn
DANGER
Harmful if swallowed
Causes serious eye damage
May cause respiratory irritation
Harmful to aquatic life 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 8; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Dry. Well closed. Separated from strong oxidants, alcohols and strong reducing agents. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. 
PACKAGING
 
IRON DICHLORIDE ICSC: 1715
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

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. 

Formula: FeCl2
Molecular mass: 126.8
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  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

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. 

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
TLV: 1 mg/m3, as TWA 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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