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TIN(IV) CHLORIDE (ANHYDROUS)
ICSC: 0953
Peer-Review Status: 28.10.2004 Validated
Tin tetrachloride
Stannic chloride 
CAS #: 7646-78-8 RTECS #: XP8750000
UN #: 1827
EC #: 050-001-00-5
EINECS #: 231-588-9
    Formula: SnCl4
Molecular mass: 260.5

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    NO hydrous agents. In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   STRICT HYGIENE!  IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR! 
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat. Burning sensation. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. Wheezing.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Pain. Skin burns.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns.  Wear safety goggles, face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Burning sensation. Shock or collapse.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Ventilation. Cautiously neutralize spilled liquid with with soda ash or lime. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.  Airtight.
Unbreakable packaging.
Put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
EC Classification
Symbol: C; R: 34-52/53; S: (1/2)-7/8-26-45-61 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 8; UN Pack Group: II 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-80GCI-II-X.
NFPA Code: H3; F0; R1. 
Separated from food and feedstuffs. Dry. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS OR SLIGHTLY YELLOW FUMING LIQUID WITH PUNGENT ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
The vapour is heavier than air. 

Chemical dangers
Reacts violently with water and moist air. This produces corrosive hydrogen chloride (see ICSC 0163). Reacts with turpentine, alcohols and amines. This generates fire and explosion hazard. Attacks many metals, some forms of plastic, rubber and coatings. 

Occupational exposure limits
 

Routes of exposure
 

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air can be reached very quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is corrosive to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. Corrosive on ingestion. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 114°C
Melting point: -33°C
Relative density (water = 1): 2.26
Solubility in water: reaction
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 2.4
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 9.0  
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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