Material Safety Data Sheet
Sodium chromate

ACC# 21130
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Sodium chromate
Catalog Numbers: AC377870000, AC377870050, AC377870250, AC377871000, 61139-5000, S272-250, S272-500
Chromic acid, disodium salt.
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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
7775-11-3 Sodium chromate 100 231-889-5

Section 3 - Hazards Identification


Appearance: yellow solid.
Danger! Toxic if swallowed. Danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure through inhalation. May be fatal if inhaled. Causes burns by all exposure routes. Strong oxidizer. Contact with other material may cause a fire. May impair fertility. May cause harm to the unborn child. Harmful if absorbed through the skin. Cancer hazard. Toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment. May cause heritable genetic damage. May cause sensitization by inhalation and by skin contact. Hygroscopic (absorbs moisture from the air).
Target Organs: Blood, kidneys, liver, respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, eyes, skin.

Potential Health Effects
Eye: Causes eye burns.
Skin: Harmful if absorbed through the skin. Causes skin burns. May cause sensitization by skin contact.
Ingestion: Causes gastrointestinal tract burns. Toxic if swallowed.
Inhalation: May be fatal if inhaled. Causes chemical burns to the respiratory tract. May cause respiratory sensitization.
Chronic: May cause cancer in humans. Repeated or prolonged exposure may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Possible risk of harm to the unborn child. May impair fertility.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures

Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid imme diately.
Skin: Get medical aid immediately. Immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Get medical aid immediately. Call a poison control center.
Inhalation: Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Do not use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation if victim ingested or inhaled the substance; induce artificial respiration with the aid of a pocket mask equipped with a one-way valve or other proper respiratory medical device.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures

General Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear.
Extinguishing Media: Use foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 4; Flammability: 1; Instability: 2; Special Hazard: OX

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures

General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Wear a self contained breathing apparatus and appropriate personal protection. (See Exposure Controls, Personal Protection section). Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation. Keep combustibles (wood, paper, oil, etc.,) away from spilled material. Evacuate unnecessary personnel. Do not let this chemical enter the environment.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage

Handling: Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Avoid contact with clothing and other combustible materials. Do not ingest or inhale. Use only in a chemical fume hood.
Storage: Do not store near combustible materials. Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection

Engineering Controls: Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use only under a chemical fume hood.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Sodium chromate 0.05 mg/m3 TWA (as Cr) (listed under Chromium (VI) compounds- water soluble). 0.001 mg/m3 TWA (as Cr) (listed under Chromates).15 mg/m3 IDLH (as Cr(VI)) (listed under Chromates). 5 g/m3 TWA (listed under Chromium (VI) compounds).0.1 mg/m3 Ceiling (as CrO3, applies to any operations or sectors for which the H exavalent Chromium standard [29 CFR 1910.1026] is stayed or is othe rwise not in effect) (listed under Chromates).2.5 g/m3 Action Level (as Cr.); 5 g/m3 TWA (as Cr, Cancer hazard - see 29 CFR 1910.1026) (listed under Chromium (VI) compounds).

OSHA Vacated PELs: Sodium chromate: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166.
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators: Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29 CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Use a NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator if exposure limits are exceeded or if irritation or other symptoms are experienced.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical State: Solid
Appearance: yellow
Odor: odorless
pH: 9.2 (100 g/L aq.sol.)
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point:792 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Solubility: 530 g/L (20C)
Specific Gravity/Density:Not available.
Molecular Formula:CrNa2O4
Molecular Weight:161.97

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability: Hygroscopic: absorbs moisture or water from the air.
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible materials, dust generation, combustible materials, exposure to moist air or water.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Strong oxidizing agents, strong reducing agents.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Toxic fumes of sodium oxide, toxic chromium oxide fumes.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

CAS# 7775-11-3: GB2955000
CAS# 7775-11-3:
     Oral, rat: LD50 = 136 mg/kg;
Dermal LDLo guinea pig: 206 mg/kg.
CAS# 7775-11-3:

Epidemiology: IARC Group 1: Proven human carcinogenic substance.
Teratogenicity: No information found.
Reproductive Effects: Adverse reproductive effects have occurred in experimental animals.
Mutagenicity: Mutagenic effects have occurred in humans.
Neurotoxicity: No information reported
Other Studies:

Section 12 - Ecological Information

Ecotoxicity: No data available. No information available.
Environmental: No information available.
Physical: No information available.
Other: Do not empty into drains.

Section 13 - Disposal Considerations

Chemical waste generators must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified as a hazardous waste. US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR Parts 261.3. Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local hazardous waste regulations to ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.

Section 14 - Transport Information

Hazard Class: 5.1 5.1
UN Number: UN3087 UN3087
Packing Group: III III

Section 15 - Regulatory Information


     CAS# 7775-11-3 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
Health & Safety Reporting List
     None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
     None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
Section 12b
     CAS# 7775-11-3: Section 6, 0.1 % de minimus concentration [see 40 CFR 749.68]
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
     None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
CERCLA Hazardous Substances and corresponding RQs
     CAS# 7775-11-3: 10 lb final RQ; 4.54 kg final RQ
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances
     None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
SARA Codes
     CAS # 7775-11-3: immediate, delayed.
Section 313
     This material contains Sodium chromate (listed as Chromium (VI) compounds), 100%, (CAS# 7775-11-3) which is subject to the reporting requirements of Section 313 of SARA Title III and 40 CFR Part 373.
Clean Air Act:
     This material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants.
     This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors.
     This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
CAS# 7775-11-3 is listed as a Hazardous Substance under the CWA.
     None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority Pollutants under the CWA.
     None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants under the CWA.
     None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
     CAS# 7775-11-3 can be found on the following state right to know lists: California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, (listed as Chromium (VI) compounds- water soluble), Minnesota, (listed as Chromium (VI) compounds), Massachusetts.

California Prop 65
The following statement(s) is(are) made in order to comply with the California Safe Drinking Water Act:
WARNING: This product contains Sodium chromate, listed as `Chromium (VI) compounds', a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer.
California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed.

European/International Regulations

European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols:
     T+ N
Risk Phrases:

     R 21 Harmful in contact with skin.
     R 25 Toxic if swallowed.
     R 26 Very toxic by inhalation.
     R 34 Causes burns.
     R 42/43 May cause sensitization by inhalation and skin contact.
     R 45 May cause cancer.
     R 46 May cause heritable genetic damage.
     R 48/23 Toxic : danger of serious damage to health by prolonged
     exposure through inhalation.
     R 60 May impair fertility.
     R 61 May cause harm to the unborn child.
     R 50/53 Very toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term
     adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

Safety Phrases:

     S 45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice
     immediately (show the label where possible).
     S 53 Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use.
     S 60 This material and its container must be disposed of as hazardou
     s waste.
     S 61 Avoid release to the environment. Refer to special instructions
     /safety data sheets.

WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

     CAS# 7775-11-3: 3
Canada - DSL/NDSL
     CAS# 7775-11-3 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
     This product has a WHMIS classification of D1A, D2A, D2B, E.
This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations and the MSDS contains all of the information required by those regulations.
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List
     CAS# 7775-11-3 is listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 2/23/1998
Revision #12 Date: 5/11/2009

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