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AMMONIUM FLUORIDE
ICSC: 1223
Peer-Review Status: 19.04.2004 Validated
Neutral ammonium fluoride 
CAS #: 12125-01-8 RTECS #: BQ6300000
UN #: 2505
EC #: 009-006-00-8
EINECS #: 235-185-9
    Formula: NH4F
Molecular mass: 37.0

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.     
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!   
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting. Abdominal pain. Burning sensation. Shock or collapse.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into covered dry, plastic containers. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.  Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
EC Classification
Symbol: T; R: 23/24/25; S: (1/2)-26-45 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT5-III.
NFPA Code: H3; F0; R0. 
Separated from incompatible materials and food and feedstuffs. See Chemical Dangers. Dry. Well closed. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS OR WHITE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen fluoride and ammonia. The solution in water is a weak acid. Reacts with chlorine trifluoride. This generates explosion hazard. Attacks glass and metal. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (as F): 2.5mg/m³ as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); BEI issued; (ACGIH 2004).
MAK (inhalable fraction): 1 mg/m³; Peak limitation category: I(4); Pregnancy risk group: C; Skin absorption (H); (DFG 2005). 

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

Inhalation risk
No indication can be given about the rate at which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached on evaporation at 20°C. 

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
This may result in fluorosis. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Melting point: sublimes
Density: 1.01 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 25°C: 45.3  
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
Card has been partly updated in April 2005 and October 2005.
See section Occupational Exposure Limits. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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