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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECH -- MERCURY SPECTROMETRIC STANDARD SOLUTION, 3133 -- 6640-00N056830
=====================  Product Identification  =====================

Product ID:MERCURY SPECTROMETRIC STANDARD SOLUTION, 3133
MSDS Date:04/01/1989
FSC:6640
NIIN:00N056830
MSDS Number: BWNWM
=== Responsible Party ===
Company Name:NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECH
Address:E BLDG 128 RT 2 QUINCY ORCHARD RD
City:GAITHERSBURG
State:MD
ZIP:20899
Country:US
Info Phone Num:301-975-2019
Emergency Phone Num:301-975-2000
CAGE:9Y292
=== Contractor Identification ===
Company Name:NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS & TECH
Address:RT 270 & QUINCY ORCHARD E BLDG 128
Box:City:GAITHERSBURG
State:MD
ZIP:20899
Country:US
Phone:301-975-6439
CAGE:9Y292

=============  Composition/Information on Ingredients  =============

Ingred Name:NITRIC ACID (SARA 302/313) (CERCLA) SPEC GRAV:20/4C:1.36,
    MP:-4F(-20C), %VOLAT:100 @ 122C, SOL IN H*2O:COMPLETE.
CAS:7697-37-2
RTECS #:QU5775000
Fraction by Wt: 10%
OSHA PEL:2 PPM
ACGIH TLV:2 PPM
EPA Rpt Qty:1000 LBS
DOT Rpt Qty:1000 LBS

Ingred Name:MERCURY (II) NITRATE (1:2); (MERCURIC NITRATE) (SARA 313)
    LD50(ORAL,RAT):51.4 MG/KG. VAP DENS:4.3, MP:174F,79C, (ING 3)
CAS:10045-94-0
RTECS #:OW8225000
Fraction by Wt: 1.62%
OSHA PEL:0.1 MG (HG)/M3
ACGIH TLV:0.025 MG(HG)/M3
EPA Rpt Qty:10 LBS
DOT Rpt Qty:10 LBS

Ingred Name:ING 2:BP:DECOMPOSES, SOL IN H*2O:SOLUBLE.
RTECS #:9999999ZZ

=====================  Hazards Identification  =====================

LD50 LC50 Mixture:SEE INGREDIENT 2
Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES  Skin:YES  Ingestion:YES
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO    IARC:NO	OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:ACUTE/CHRONIC:THIS MATERIAL IS
    CORROSIVE TO ALL BODY TISSUES. (HNO*3) CHRONIC:SYMPTOMS INVOLVE THE
    CNS WITH TREMORS AND VARIOUS NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISTURBANCES.
    (H*G(NO*3)*2) SYMPS OF EXPOS:IRRITATION,  DIFFICULTY BREATHING,
    BURNING SENSATION, YELLOW SKIN DISCOLORATION. (HNO*3) PNEUMONITIS,
    CHEST PAINS, (EFTS OF OVEREXP)
Explanation of Carcinogenicity:NOT RELEVANT
Effects of Overexposure:HEALTH HAZARDS:DYSPNEA, COUGHING. IN THE LATTER
    STAGES STOMATITIS, GINGIVITIS AND SALIVATION OCCUR. (H*G(NO*3)*2).
    MERCURY COMPOUNDS APPEAR ON NAVY LISTING OF OCCUP CHEM HAZS. SEEK
    CONSULTATION FROM A PPROP HLTH PROFESSIONALS CONCERNING LATEST HAZ
    LIST INFO & SAFE HNDLNG & EXPOS INFO .
Medical Cond Aggravated by Exposure:IRRITATION OF EYES, SKIN, LUNGS,
    CAN CAUSE PERMANENT BLINDNESS OR MAY BE FATAL. (HNO*3) DERMATITIS,
    STOMATITIS, GINGIVITIS, KIDNEY DAMAGE. (H*G(NO*3)*2).

=======================  First Aid Measures  =======================

First Aid:EYES:IMMED FLUSH WITH WATER FOR AT LST 15 MIN, INCLUDING
    UNDER EYELIDS. REMOVE ANY CLOTHING THAT IS CONTAM. CONT MD.
    SKIN:WASH IMMED WITH SOAP & WATER. REMOVE CONTAM CLTHG UNDER SAFETY
    SHOWER. GET MED  ATTN. INHAL:REMOVE TO FRESH IAR. ADMINO*2 IF NEC &
    GET MED ATTN. INGEST:IF CONSCIOUS , GIVE 2-3 GLASSES WATER, THEN
    MILK OF MAGNESIA/LIMEWATER. CONTACT MD. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING.

=====================  Fire Fighting Measures  =====================

Flash Point:NON FLAMMABLE
Extinguishing Media:USE WATER ON FIRES INVOLVING NITRIC ACID TO DILUTE
    THE ACID AND TO ABSORB THE LIBERATED OXIDES OF NITROGEN.
Fire Fighting Procedures:WEAR NIOSH/MSHA APPROVED SCBA & FULL
    PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT .
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:DANGEROUS FIRE RISK IN CONTACT WITH
    ORGANIC MATERIALS. NONFLAM, HOWEVER, A STRONG OXIDIZING AGENT WHICH
    CAN REACT W/COMBUST MATLS TO CAUSE FIRES.

==================  Accidental Release Measures  ==================

Spill Release Procedures:PROVIDE ADEQUATE VENTILATION. REMOVE SOURCES
    OF IGNITION. SURFACES CONTAMINATED BY SPILLS SHOULD BE COVERED WITH
    SODIUM BICARBONATE OR SODA ASH TO NEUTRALIZE THE ACID. WASH THE
    NEUTRALIZED SLURRY DOWN  THE DRAIN WITH EXCESS WATER.
Neutralizing Agent:SODIUM BICARBONATE, SODA ASH.

======================	Handling and Storage  ======================

Handling and Storage Precautions:STORE CNTNRS IN CLEAN, COOL, WELL-VENT
    AREA AWAY FROM ORGANIC CHEMS, STRONG BASES, METAL POWDERS,
    CARBIDES, SULFIDES & ANY READILY OXIDIZABLE MATL.
Other Precautions:PROTECT FROM DIRECT SUNLIGHT. PREPLACEMENT & ANNUAL
    MED EXAMINATIONS W/EMPHASIS ON RESP TRACT, SKIN IRRITS, DENTAL
    EROSION, & LUNG FUNCTION TESTS SHOULD BE PROVIDED TO WORKERS
    FREQUENTLY EXPOS TO NITR IC ACID. WHEN GASEOUS NO*X FORMS(SUPDAT)

=============  Exposure Controls/Personal Protection  =============

Respiratory Protection:USE NIOSH/MSHA APPROVED RESPIRATOR APPROPRIATE
    FOR EXPOSURE OF CONCERN .
Ventilation:THE NITROGEN OXIDES PRODUCED FROM THE ACID ARE ALL TOXIC,
    AND PROPER VENTILATION SHOULD ALWAYS BE USED.
Protective Gloves:NEOPRENE GLOVES.
Eye Protection:ANSI APPROVED CHEM WORKERS GOGGS .
Other Protective Equipment:BODY SHIELDS SHOULD BE USED WHERE SPLASHING
    MAY OCCUR. CHEM SFTY SHOWERS & EYEWASH STATIONS MUST BE READILY
    (SUP DAT)
Work Hygienic Practices:NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.
Supplemental Safety and Health
APPEAR/ODOR:ODOR. MERCURIC NITRATE:WHITE OR YELLOWISH CRYSTALS OR
    POWDER. HAZ DECOMP PRODS:(HNO*3) THERMAL DECOMP YIELDS MERCURY
    OXIDE & OXIDES OF NITROGEN. (H*G(NO*3)*2) OTHER PREC:FROM A SPILL,
    EVAC UATE AREA. SPECIALLY TRAINED WORKERS MUST HANDLE THE SPILL. 
    OTHER PROT EQUIP:AVAIL IN AREAS OF STOR & HNDLG.

==================  Physical/Chemical Properties  ==================

Boiling Pt:B.P. Text:SEE INGS
Melt/Freeze Pt:M.P/F.P Text:SEE INGS
Vapor Density:SEE INGS
Spec Gravity:SEE INGS
Solubility in Water:SEE INGREDIENTS
Appearance and Odor:NITRIC ACID:WATER WHITE TO SLIGHTLY YELLOW LIQ
    W/CHARACTERISTIC NO*2 (SUPP DATA
Percent Volatiles by Volume:SEEING

=================  Stability and Reactivity Data  =================

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
CONTACT WITH ORGANIC MATERIALS (WOOD, PAPER, ALCOHOL, TURPENTINE,
    H*2S). (HNO*3)
Stability Condition to Avoid:HEAT
Hazardous Decomposition Products:NITROUS OXIDES, INCLUDING NO, NO*2,
    N*2O*3 & N*2O CAN BE PRDCD UPON DECOMP/REACTION OF HNO*3. ALL ARE
    TOX. (SUPP DATA)

====================  Disposal Considerations  ====================

Waste Disposal Methods:FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL REGULATIONS MUST ALWAYS
    BE CONSIDERED PRIOR TO SEWER DISPOSAL. NEUTRALIZED SPILL MAY BE
    PICKED UP BY USE OF ABSORBENTS AND DISPOSED OF AS SOLID WASTE IN A
    LANDFILL. USE CLEAN  SAND OR VERMICULITE AS ABSORBENT SOLID.

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