|SULPHUR HEXAFLUORIDE||ICSC: 0571 (March 1998)|
| CAS #: 2551-62-4
| UN #: 1080
|EC Number: 219-854-2
|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. In case of fire: keep cylinder cool by spraying with water.|
|Inhalation||Suffocation. See Notes.||Use ventilation.||Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.|
|Skin||ON CONTACT WITH LIQUID: FROSTBITE.||Cold-insulating gloves.||ON FROSTBITE: rinse with plenty of water, do NOT remove clothes. Refer for medical attention .|
|Eyes||See Skin.||Wear safety goggles or face shield.||First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.|
|Ingestion||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.|
|SPILLAGE DISPOSAL||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
|Evacuate danger area! Ventilation. NEVER direct water jet on liquid. Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus.||
According to UN GHS Criteria
|Fireproof if in building. Cool.|
|SULPHUR HEXAFLUORIDE||ICSC: 0571|
|PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION|
Physical State; Appearance
|EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS|
Routes of exposure
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS|
TLV: 1000 ppm as TWA.
MAK: 6100 mg/m3, 1000 ppm; peak limitation category: II(8); pregnancy risk group: D
|The technical product may contain impurities which alter the health effects.
High concentrations in the air cause a deficiency of oxygen with the risk of unconsciousness or death.
Check oxygen content before entering area.
There is no odour warning even when toxic concentrations are present.
Turn leaking cylinder with the leak up to prevent escape of gas in liquid state.
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See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations