Material Safety Data Sheet
Ammonium Persulfate, 98%
MSDS Name: Ammonium Persulfate, 98%
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification
Ammonium Persulfate; Peroxydisulfuric Acid Diammonium Salt.
Acros Organics N.V.
One Reagent Lane
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
For information in North America, call: 800-ACROS-01
For emergencies in the US, call CHEMTREC: 800-424-9300
Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients
| 7727-54-0||Ammonium persulfate
|| 98.0 ||231-786-5
Hazard Symbols: XN O
Risk Phrases: 20/22 8
Section 3 - Hazards Identification
Appearance: white solid.
Danger! Strong oxidizer. Contact with other
material may cause a fire. May cause allergic skin reaction. Causes
eye and skin irritation. Causes digestive and respiratory tract
irritation. May be harmful if swallowed. Moisture sensitive.
Target Organs: None.
Potential Health Effects
Causes eye irritation.
Causes skin irritation. May cause skin sensitization, an allergic
reaction, which becomes evident upon re-exposure to this material.
Causes gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and
diarrhea. May be harmful if swallowed.
Causes respiratory tract irritation. Inhalation may be fatal as a
result of spasm, inflammation, edema of the larynx and bronchi,
chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema.
Repeated or prolonged exposure may cause allergic reactions in
Section 4 - First Aid Measures
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes,
occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while
removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if
irritation develops or persists. Wash clothing before reuse.
Do not induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4
cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an
unconscious person. Get medical aid.
Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If breathing
is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms
appear. Do NOT use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. If breathing has
ceased apply artificial respiration using oxygen and a suitable
mechanical device such as a bag and a mask.
Notes to Physician:
Treat symptomatically and supportively.
Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures
As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in
pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full
protective gear. Use water spray to keep fire-exposed containers
cool. Oxidizer. Greatly increases the burning rate of combustible
materials. This material in sufficient quantity and reduced particle
size is capable of creating a dust explosion. May accelerate burning
if involved in a fire. Containers may explode when heated.
Do NOT get water inside containers. Cool containers with flooding
quantities of water until well after fire is out. For small fires,
do NOT use dry chemicals, carbon dioxide, halon or foams. USE WATER
ONLY. For large fires, flood fire area with water from a distance.
Flash Point: Not available.
Autoignition Temperature: Not available.
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
(estimated) Health: 2; Flammability: 1; Instability: 1
Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures
General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated
in Section 8.
Avoid runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to waterways.
Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in the Protective
Equipment section. Sweep up, then place into a suitable container for
disposal. Provide ventilation. Do not get water inside containers.
Section 7 - Handling and Storage
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use with adequate ventilation.
Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes,
skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid contact with
clothing and other combustible materials. Avoid ingestion and
inhalation. Do not allow contact with water. Wash clothing before
reuse. Keep from contact with moist air and steam.
Do not store near combustible materials. Store in a tightly closed
container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from
incompatible substances. Keep away from metals. Keep away from
reducing agents. Store protected from moisture.
Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection
Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped
with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use adequate
ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
||OSHA - Final PELs|
|Ammonium persulfate||none listed
||none listed||none listed
OSHA Vacated PELs:
No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
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
Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize
contact with skin.
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29
CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use
a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved
respirator when necessary.
Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical State: Solid
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Negligible.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: Decomposes.
Freezing/Melting Point:120 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:> 120 deg C
Solubility: 80g/100ml(25 C) (may decompose)
Specific Gravity/Density:1.982 (water=1)
Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity
Substance is shock sensitive and thermally unstable. Decomposes when
heated. May decompose on exposure to moist air or water.
Conditions to Avoid:
High temperatures, incompatible materials, ignition sources,
moisture, metals, combustible materials, organic materials, reducing
Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Nitrogen oxides, oxides of sulfur, ammonia and/or derivatives,
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.
Section 11 - Toxicological Information
CAS# 7727-54-0: SE0350000
Oral, rat: LD50 = 689 mg/kg;
Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
No data available.
No data available.
No data available.
No data available.
No data available.
No data available.
Section 12 - Ecological Information
No information available.
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
||No information available.
Section 15 - Regulatory Information
CAS# 7727-54-0 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.
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
CERCLA Hazardous Substances and corresponding RQs
None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
CAS # 7727-54-0: acute, reactive.
No chemicals are reportable under Section 313.
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:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous
Substances 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
CAS# 7727-54-0 can be found on the following state right to know
lists: New Jersey.
California No Significant Risk Level:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed.
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
R 20/22 Harmful by inhalation and if swallowed.
R 8 Contact with combustible material may cause
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 7727-54-0: 1
Canada - DSL/NDSL
CAS# 7727-54-0 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
This product has a WHMIS classification of C, D2B.
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List
CAS# 7727-54-0: OEL-DENMARK:TWA 2 mg/m3 OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 1 mg
Section 16 - Additional Information
MSDS Creation Date: 7/20/1999
Revision #4 Date: 3/18/2003
The information above is believed to be accurate and represents the best
information currently available to us. However, we make no warranty of
merchantability or any other warranty, express or implied, with respect to
such information, and we assume no liability resulting from its use. Users
should make their own investigations to determine the suitability of the
information for their particular purposes. In no event shall Fisher be liable
for any claims, losses, or damages of any third party or for lost profits
or any special, indirect, incidental, consequential or exemplary
damages, howsoever arising, even if Fisher has been advised of
the possibility of such damages.