Ferric Acetate (iron (III) acetate) MSDS
Section 1: Chemical Product and Company Identification
Product Name: Ferric Acetate (iron (III) acetate)
Catalog Codes: SLF1717, SLF2230
TSCA: TSCA 8(b) inventory: Ferric Acetate (iron (III) acetate)
CI#: Not available.
Chemical Formula: Fe(NO3)3.9H2O
Section 2: Composition and Information on Ingredients
Name CAS # % by Weight
Ferric Acetate (iron (III) acetate) 7782-61-8 100
Toxicological Data on Ingredients: Ferric Acetate (iron (III) acetate): ORAL (LD50): Acute: 3250 mg/kg [Rat].
Section 3: Hazards Identification
Potential Acute Health Effects:
Extremely hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant). Very hazardous in case of
inhalation. Hazardous in case of ingestion. Prolonged exposure may result in skin burns and ulcerations.
Over-exposure by inhalation may cause respiratory irritation. Inflammation of the eye is characterized by redness,
watering, and itching. Skin inflammation is characterized by itching, scaling, reddening, or, occasionally,
Potential Chronic Health Effects:
Extremely hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant).
Very hazardous in case of inhalation.
Hazardous in case of ingestion.
CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available.
The substance is toxic to mucous membranes.
Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage. Repeated or prolonged
inhalation of dust may lead to chronic respiratory irritation.
Section 4: First Aid Measures
Check for and remove any contact lenses. Immediately flush eyes with running water for at least 15 minutes,
keeping eyelids open. Cold water may be used. Do not use an eye ointment. Seek medical attention.
After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water. Gently and thoroughly wash the contaminated skin
with running water and non-abrasive soap. Be particularly careful to clean folds, crevices, creases and groin.
Cold water may be used. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.
Serious Skin Contact:
Wash with a disinfectant soap and cover the contaminated skin with an anti-bacterial cream. Seek medical
Inhalation: Allow the victim to rest in a well ventilated area. Seek immediate medical attention.
Evacuate the victim to a safe area as soon as possible. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or
waistband. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. If the victim is not breathing, perform mouth-to-mouth
resuscitation. Seek medical attention.
Do not induce vomiting. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband. If the victim is not
breathing, perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Seek immediate medical attention.
Serious Ingestion: Not available.
Section 5: Fire and Explosion Data
Flammability of the Product: Non-flammable.
Auto-Ignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Flash Points: Not applicable.
Flammable Limits: Not applicable.
Products of Combustion: Not available.
Fire Hazards in Presence of Various Substances: Not applicable.
Explosion Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:
Risks of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact: Not available.
Risks of explosion of the product in presence of static discharge: Not available.
Fire Fighting Media and Instructions: Not applicable.
Special Remarks on Fire Hazards: Not available.
Special Remarks on Explosion Hazards: Not available.
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
Small Spill: Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal container.
Stop leak if without risk. Avoid contact with a combustible material (wood, paper, oil, clothing...). Keep substance
damp using water spray. Do not touch spilled material. Prevent entry into sewers, basements or confined areas;
dike if needed. Call for assistance on disposal. Be careful that the product is not present at a concentration level
above TLV. Check TLV on the MSDS and with local authorities.
Section 7: Handling and Storage
Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Keep away from combustible material Do not ingest.
Do not breathe dust. In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment If ingested, seek
medical advice immediately and show the container or the label. Avoid contact with skin and eyes
Storage: Oxidizing materials should be stored in a separate safety storage cabinet or room.
Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below
recommended exposure limits. If user operations generate dust, fume or mist, use ventilation to keep exposure to
airborne contaminants below the exposure limit.
Splash goggles. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent.
Personal Protection in Case of a Large Spill:
Splash goggles. Full suit. Dust respirator. Boots. Gloves. A self contained breathing apparatus should be used
to avoid inhalation of the product. Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient; consult a specialist
BEFORE handling this product.
TWA: 1 CEIL: 2 (mg/m3)
Consult local authorities for acceptable exposure limits.
Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state and appearance: Solid. (Crystalline solid.)
Odor: Not available.
Taste: Not available.
Molecular Weight: 404 g/mole
pH (1% soln/water): Not available.
Boiling Point: Decomposes. (100°C or 212°F)
Melting Point: 47.2°C (117°F)
Critical Temperature: Not available.
Specific Gravity: 1.684 (Water = 1)
Vapor Pressure: Not applicable.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Volatility: Not available.
Odor Threshold: Not available.
Water/Oil Dist. Coeff.: Not available.
Ionicity (in Water): Not available.
Dispersion Properties: See solubility in water.
Solubility: Soluble in cold water.
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity Data
Stability: The product is stable.
Instability Temperature: Not available.
Conditions of Instability: Not available.
Incompatibility with various substances: Not available.
Corrosivity: Not available.
Special Remarks on Reactivity: Not available.
Special Remarks on Corrosivity: Not available.
Section 11: Toxicological Information
Routes of Entry: Eye contact. Inhalation. Ingestion.
Toxicity to Animals: Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 3250 mg/kg [Rat].
Chronic Effects on Humans: The substance is toxic to mucous membranes.
Other Toxic Effects on Humans:
Extremely hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant).
Very hazardous in case of inhalation.
Hazardous in case of ingestion.
Special Remarks on Toxicity to Animals: Not available.
Special Remarks on Chronic Effects on Humans: Not available.
Special Remarks on other Toxic Effects on Humans: Not available.
Section 12: Ecological Information
Ecotoxicity: Not available.
BOD5 and COD: Not available.
Products of Biodegradation:
Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. However, long term degradation products may
Toxicity of the Products of Biodegradation: The products of degradation are more toxic.
Special Remarks on the Products of Biodegradation: May decompose in the presence of light.
Section 13: Disposal Considerations
Section 14: Transport Information
DOT Classification: CLASS 5.1: Oxidizing material.
Identification: : Ferric nitrate : UN1466 PG: III
Special Provisions for Transport: Marine Pollutant
Section 15: Other Regulatory Information
Federal and State Regulations: TSCA 8(b) inventory: Ferric nitrate nonahydrate
Other Regulations: OSHA: Hazardous by definition of Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).
WHMIS (Canada): CLASS C: Oxidizing material.
R38- Irritating to skin.
R41- Risk of serious damage to eyes.
Health Hazard: 3
Fire Hazard: 0
Personal Protection: E
National Fire Protection Association (U.S.A.):
Dust respirator. Be sure to use an
approved/certified respirator or
equivalent. Wear appropriate respirator
when ventilation is inadequate.
Section 16: Other Information
References: Not available.
Other Special Considerations: Not available.
Created: 10/09/2005 05:32 PM
Last Updated: 11/06/2008 12:00 PM