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POTASSIUM FERRICYANIDE
ICSC: 1132
Peer-Review Status: 10.08.2002 Validated
Tripotassium hexacyanoferrate (-3)
Potassium cyanoferrate
Potassium ferricyanate
Iron potassium cyanide 
CAS #: 13746-66-2 RTECS #: LJ8225000
EINECS #: 237-323-3
    Formula: C6FeK3N6 / K3[Fe(CN)6]
Molecular mass: 329.25

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.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Avoid inhalation of dust.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Separated from acids. Dry. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
RED CRYSTALLINE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
No data. 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces toxic gases including hydrogen cyanide. Reacts with acids. This produces cyanides. This generates toxic hazard. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion. 

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is mildly irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Density: 1.89 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml: 46  
This substance may be hazardous to the environment. Special attention should be given to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
Temperature of decomposition unknown in literature.
Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated adequately. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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