SIGMA CHEMICAL COMPANY -- 15853-4 TRIFLUOROMETHANESULFONIC ACID 98% -- 6850-00F056270
=====================  Product Identification  =====================

Product ID:15853-4 TRIFLUOROMETHANESULFONIC ACID 98%
MSDS Date:07/01/1995
FSC:6850
NIIN:00F056270
MSDS Number: CHMWR
=== Responsible Party ===
Company Name:SIGMA CHEMICAL COMPANY
Address:3050 SPRUCE ST
Box:14508
City:SAINT LOUIS
State:MO
ZIP:63178-5000
Country:US
Info Phone Num:314-771-5765/800-325-3010
Emergency Phone Num:314-771-5765/800-325-3010
CAGE:21076
=== Contractor Identification ===
Company Name:ALDRICH CHEMICAL CO INC
Address:1001 WEST ST PAUL AVE
Box:355
City:MILWAUKEE
State:WI
ZIP:53233
Country:US
Phone:414-273-3850
CAGE:60928
Company Name:FLUKA CHEMICAL CORP
Address:1001 WEST ST PAUL
Box:City:MILWAUKEE
State:WI
ZIP:53233
Country:US
Phone:414-273-3850
CAGE:63181
Company Name:SIGMA CHEMICAL COMPANY
Address:3050 SPRUCE ST
Box:14508
City:ST LOUIS
State:MO
ZIP:63178
Country:US
Phone:314-771-5765
CAGE:21076

=============  Composition/Information on Ingredients  =============

Ingred Name:TRIFLUOROMETHANESULFONIC ACID
CAS:1493-13-6
Fraction by Wt: 98%

=====================  Hazards Identification  =====================

Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES  Skin:YES  Ingestion:YES
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO    IARC:NO	OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED, INHALED/ABSORBED
    THROUGH SKIN. MATERIAL IS EXTREMELY DESTRUCTIVE TO TISSUE OF THE
    MUCOUS MEMBRANES & UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT, EYES & SKIN.
    INHALATION: MAY BE FATAL AS A RESULT OF  SPASM, INFLAMMATION &
    EDEMA OF THE LARYNX/BRONCHI, CHEMICAL PNEUMONITIS & PULMONARY
    EDEMA.
Explanation of Carcinogenicity:NONE
Effects of Overexposure:INFLAMMATION, BURNING SENSATION, COUGHING,
    WHEEZING, LARYNGITIS, SHORTNESS OF BREATH, HEADACHE, NAUSEA,
    VOMITING

=======================  First Aid Measures  =======================

First Aid:EYES/SKIN: IMMEDIATELY FLUSH W/COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF WATER FOR
    15 MINS. INHALATION: REMOVE TO FRESH AIR. GIVE CPR/OXYGEN IF
    NECESSARY. INGESTION: WASH OUT MOUTH W/WATER IF CONSCIOUS. OBTAIN
    MEDICAL ATTEN TION IN ALL CASES.

=====================  Fire Fighting Measures  =====================

Flash Point:NONE
Extinguishing Media:CO2, DRY CHEMICAL POWDER/APPROPRIATE FOAM
Fire Fighting Procedures:WEAR SELF CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS &
    PROTECTIVE CLOTHING TO PREVENT CONTACT W/SKIN & EYES.
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:EMITS TOXIC FUMES UNDER FIRE CONDITIONS.

==================  Accidental Release Measures  ==================

Spill Release Procedures:EVACUATE AREA. WEAR SCBA, RUBBER BOOTS & HEAVY
    RUBBER GLOVES. ABSORB ON SAND/VERMICULITE & PLACE IN CLOSED
    CONTAINERS FOR DISPOSAL. VENTILATE AREA & WASH SITE AFTER MATERIAL
    PICKUP IS COMPLETE.

======================	Handling and Storage  ======================

Handling and Storage Precautions:STORE IN A COOL, DRY PLACE. KEEP
    TIGHTLY CLOSED. WEAR SUITABLE PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, GLOVE & EYE/FACE
    PROTECTION. VERY HYGROSCOPIC.
Other Precautions:DON'T BREATHE VAPOR. DON'T GET IN EYES, ON SKIN/ON
    CLOTHING. AVOID PROLONGED/REPEATED EXPOSURE.

=============  Exposure Controls/Personal Protection  =============

Respiratory Protection:WEAR APPROPRIATE NIOSH/MSHA APPROVED RESPIRATOR.
Ventilation:USE ONLY IN A CHEMICAL FUME HOOD.
Protective Gloves:CHEMICAL RESISTANT
Eye Protection:SAFETY GOGGLES, FACESHIELD 8" MINIMUM
Other Protective Equipment:PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, SAFETY SHOWER, EYE BATH
Work Hygienic Practices:REMOVE/LAUNDER CONTAMINATED CLOTHING BEFORE
    REUSE. REMOVE/DISCARD CONTAMINATED SHOES. WASH THOROUGHLY AFTER
    HANDLING.
Supplemental Safety and Health

==================  Physical/Chemical Properties  ==================

Boiling Pt:B.P. Text:323.6F
Vapor Pres:8
Vapor Density:5.2
Spec Gravity:1.696
Appearance and Odor:COLORLESS TO LIGHT YELLOW LIQUID

=================  Stability and Reactivity Data  =================

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
STRONG OXIDIZING AGENTS, STRONG BASES
Stability Condition to Avoid:FIRE, MOISTURE
Hazardous Decomposition Products:CO, CO2, HYDROGEN FLUORIDE

====================  Disposal Considerations  ====================

Waste Disposal Methods:DISSOLVE/MIX THE MATERIAL W/A COMBUSTIBLE
    SOLVENT & BURN IN A CHEMICAL INCINERATOR EQUIPPED W/AN AFTERBURNER
    & SCRUBBER. DISPOSE OF IAW/LOCAL, STATE & FEDERAL REGULATIONS.

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