MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
I. PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
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Trade Name: Gold
Chemical Nature: Metal
Formula Weight: 196.97
CAS #: 7440-57-5
II. HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
Hazardous Component: Gold
SARA Sec. 313: No
HMIS Ratings: Health: 1 Flammability: 1 Reactivity: 0
III. PHYSICAL DATA
Boiling Point 760 mm Hg:2800 oC
Melting Point: 1064 oC
Specific Gravity: 19.31
Vapor Density: N/A
% Volatiles by Weight: N/A
Solubility in H2O: Insoluble
Appearance and Odor: Yellow, soft ductile metal, no odor
IV. FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA
Flash Point (Method used): N/A
Autoignition Temperature: N/A
Flammable Limits: Upper: N/A Lower: N/A
Extinguishing Media: Use foam, carbon dioxide or dry chemical.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Firefighters must wear full face, self-contained breathing apparatus with full protective clothing. Fumes from fire are hazardous.
Unusual Fire & Explosion Hazards: Avoid creating dust for potential dust ignition/explosions.
V. HEALTH HAZARD DATA
Effects of Exposure:
Inhalation: May cause irritation if exposure is prolonged or excessive.
Ingestion: No adverse effects expected.
Skin: May cause irritation and allergic reaction.
Eye: May cause irritation.
Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: Respiratory disorders. May aggravate existing dermatitis or other skin ailments.
Carcinogenicity: NTP: No IARC: No OSHA: No
EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:
INHALATION: Procedures normally not needed. If exposed to excessive levels of dust or fumes, remove to fresh air and seek medical attention.
INGESTION: Procedures normally not needed. If large quantities are ingested, seek medical advice.
SKIN: Flush with plenty of water. If irritation persists, call a physician.
EYES: Flush eyes with lukewarm water for 15 minutes. If irritation persists, call a physician.
VI. REACTIVITY DATA
Stability: Generally considered stable.
Conditions to Avoid: None expected.
Incompatibility (Material to Avoid): Gold plus ammonia may produce fulminate-like compounds that explode when dried. Finely divided gold and strong hydrogen peroxide solution may explode.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Hazardous Polymerization: Is not expected to occur.
VII. SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES
Steps to be Taken in Case Material is Released or Spilled: Vacuum or scoop the material into a container for reclamation or disposal.
Waste Disposal Method: In accordance with Local, State and Federal Regulations. Has reclaim value as scrap.
VIII. SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory Protection: A NIOSH/MSHA-approved respirator as necessary.
Ventilation: General exhaust is recommended. Use local exhaust ventilation as necessary to control dust/fume.
Protective Gloves: Gloves
Eye Protection: Safety glasses with side shields
Other Protective Equipment: None
IX. SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storage: Avoid and control operations which create dusting. Wash thoroughly after handling. Keep container closed. Avoid contact with eyes and skin.
Hazard Class: None
The above information is believed to be correct, but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. ESPI shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.
Issued by: S Dierks
Date: May 2005