MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Trade Name: Sodium Hexafluoroaluminate Chemical Family: Inorganic Fluoride
Synonyms: Sodium fluoaluminate, Sodium alumminofluoalminate Formula: Na3AlF6
CAS #: 13775-53-6
II HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
PEL: 2.5 mg/m3 TLV: 2.5 mg/m3
III PHYSICAL DATA
Boiling Point: Decomposes Freezing/Melting Point:
Solubility in H2O: Insoluble Specific Gravity (H2O=1): 2.9
Evaporation Rate: 0 Vapor Density (air=1): N/A
Appearance and Odor: White powder, odor unknown. Vapor Pressure: Essentially 0
IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS
Flash Point: N/A Flammable Limits: Lower: N/A Upper: N/A
Extinguishing Media: Use water, carbon dioxide, dry chemical extinguishing agents, dry sand, or dry ground dolomite.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: No special firefighting procedures needed. Use normal procedures which include wearing
NIOSH/MSHA approved self-contained breathing apparatus, flame and chemical resistant clothing; hats, boots and gloves. If without
risk, remove material from fire area. Cool container with water from maximum distance.
V HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
OSHA (PEL): 2.5 mg/m3 as F ACGIH (TLV): 2.5 mg/m3 as F
Animal Toxicity: LSSO: Oral-rat: 200 mg/kg; Intraperitoneal-rat: 59 mg/kg; LCSO: No data; Other: Oral-rabbit LDLO: 9 mg/kg
Effects of Overexposure:
Ingestion: May cause nausea, vomiting, cramps and diarrhea. Large doses may cause CNS effects. Poisoning may affect the bladder,
kidneys, heart and respiratory system.
Skin Contact: Causes irritation, skin rashes.
Eye Contact: Causes severe irritation.
Inhalation: Causes irritation
Ingestion: Chronic exposure may effect the skeleton and may result in calcification of ligaments, tendons and muscle attachments to
bone. May inactivate enzymes. May cause anorexia, anemia, dental defects and impairment of growth. May also cause gastric,
intestinal, circulatory, respiratory and nervous disorders.
Skin Contact: None known
Eye Contact: None known
Inhalation: See chronic effects of ingestion
Other: High levels of aluminum in the brain have been associated with senility and Alzheimer??s disease.
Medical Conditions, if any, Aggravated by the Chemical: Persons suffering from diseases of the lungs, kidneys or musculo-
Other Health Hazards: None Known Most Likely Routes of Entry: Ingestion
EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:
INGESTION: No data available but one should obtain medical attention.
INHALATION: No specific information available, one should obtain medical attention.
SKIN: Remove contaminated clothing, flood skin with large amounts of water. If irritation persists seek medical attention.
EYE: Immediately flush eyes, including under eyelids, with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Call a physician.
VI REACTIVITY DATA
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Al2O3, Fs, Na2O.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
Incompatibles: Strong acids
Conditions to Avoid: Thermal decomposition
VII SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES
Steps to Be Taken in Case Material Is Released or Spilled: Wearing full protective equipment, cover spill with dry sand or
vermiculite. Mix well and carefully transfer to a container.
Waste Disposal Method: Consult State, Local or Federal EPA regulations for proper disposal.
RCRA Code: None TSCA Registries: Yes
VIII SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory Protection: High efficiency particle respirator.
Eye/Face Protection: ANSI approved safety goggles.
Ventilation: Laboratory fume hood.
Protective Gloves: Rubber
IX SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Handling and Storage Conditions: Keep container tightly closed. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area. Wash throughly after
Other Precautions: Lab coat and apron, flame and chemical resistant coveralls, eyewash capable of sustained flushing, safety drench
shower and hygienic facilities for washing.
Transportation Information per 49CFR 172.101:
Proper Shipping Name: ORM-B, n.o.s. Hazard Classification: ORM-B
UN #: NA1760 WARNING: Irritates skin, eyes, nose, throat.
Issued By: S. Dierks
Dated: July 1994