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FERROUS OXIDEICSC: 0793
April 2005
CAS #: 1345-25-1Ferrous monoxide
Iron (II) oxide
C.I. 77489
EINECS #: 215-721-8

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible under specific conditions.        In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!  
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes   Wear safety spectacles.  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.  Rinse mouth. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
 
PACKAGING
 
FERROUS OXIDE ICSC: 0793
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
BLACK SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Depending on the preparation method, the substance may ignite spontaneously on contact of finely divided powder with air or may burn on contact with air when heated above 200°C. The substance readily absorbs carbon dioxide. 

Formula: FeO
Molecular mass: 71.9
Melting point: 1360°C
Density: 5.7 g/cm³
Solubility in water: none 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
 

Effects of short-term exposure
 

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance may have effects on the lungs. This may result in siderosis. 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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