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Presented By : Mohammad Nasir,
UM Laboratory &Training

Chemical Product and Company Identification MSDS Name: Synonyms: Company Identification: For information : Nitric acid 60% Azotic acid. Sadikabad.MSDS FOR NITRIC ACID 60% Section 1 . 7697-37-2 7732-18-5 Chemical Name: Nitric acid Water % 60 40 EINECS No. Aqua fortis. Pakistan 00-92-68-5786960 Section 2 . Fatima Fertilizer. Information on Ingredients CAS No.Composition. 231-714-2 231-791-2 . Engraver's acid. Mukhtar Garh.

Nitric Acid highly corrosive to all parts of bodies. Potential Health Effects Eye: Skin: Liquid splashes may produce severe burns to skin and may cause damage to eyes Liquid splashes may produce severe burns to skin.Hazards Identification EMERGENCY OVERVIEW Causes severe burns.MSDS FOR NITRIC ACID 60% Section 3 . .

Long Term Effects: Environment: Nitric acid is harmful to aquatic life. sore throat and laboured breathing. . Repeated exposure to high level produces adverse effects on lung and teeth. Fumes are corrosive to respiratory track and will cause coughing. Fluid build up on lung (Pulmonary Edema) may occur up to 48 hrs after exposure and could prove fatal. Acute effects predominate and their severity is such that significant repeated or prolonged exposure is unlikely.MSDS FOR NITRIC ACID 60% Ingestion: Inhalation: Will immediately cause corrosion of and damage to the gastrointestinal track.

Immediately remove contaminated clothing.First Aid Measures Product: Speed is essential. Decomposition product includes nitrogen oxides and hydrogen. Continue irrigation until medical attention can be obtained.MSDS FOR NITRIC ACID 60% Section 3 . Hold eyelids open during flushing. Obtain medical attention immediately. Eyes: . Immediately irrigate the eyes with eyewash solution or clean water for at least 10 minutes.Hazards Identification Other: Not classes as oxidizing agent. May react violently with reducing agents. Can display oxidizing properties and react with combustible materials. metals and a number of other substances. Section 4 .

Perform artificial respiration. Administer oxygen if competent person is available. If the person is conscious. Move the injured person to fresh air at one. if breathing has stopped or shows sign of failing.MSDS FOR NITRIC ACID 60% Skin: Drench with water. Obtain immediate medical attention and transport the patient to hospital. Following exposure the patient should be kept under medical review for at least 48 hours as delayed pulmonary edema may develop. Inhalation: Further medical advice: . Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Obtain immediate medical attention. wash out mouth with water and give 2 or 3 glasses of water or milk to drink. Obtain immediate medical attention. Keep the patient warm and at rest. remove contaminated clothing and wash or shower the affected skin with plenty of water.

but having oxidizing properties it may react with many combustible materials causing Fire and releasing toxic fumes (Nitrogen Oxide). Special protective equipment: . Reacts with most common metals to liberate hydrogen which can form explosive mixtures with air. Wear Self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing. May explode on contact with a powerful reducing agent. Toxic fumes (oxide nitrogen) may be given off. Use a water spray to cool FireMedia: exposed containers and structures. water and dry power.Fire Fighting Measures Extinguishing Foam.MSDS FOR NITRIC ACID 60% Section 5 . Specific hazards if the product is involved in a Fire: Not combustible.

Accidental Release Measures Personal precautions Put on protective equipment before entering danger area. . Environmental Take care to avoid the contamination of water course and Precautions: drains. Inform appropriate authority in case of accidental contamination of watercourses.MSDS FOR NITRIC ACID 60% Section 6 . Ventilate area of spill or leak to disperse vapors.

rubberized steel. Waste water must be disposed of correctly. polypropylene. neutralize cautiously with soda ash and /or lime and recover for disposal. Do not use carbon steel. Seek advice from the manufacturer if in doubt.MSDS FOR NITRIC ACID 60% Methods for cleaning: Swill away small spillage with copious quantities of water. sawdust etc. Before discharging sewage into treatment plants. Contain large spillage with sand or earth as necessary. neutralization is generally required. Containers should preferably be of: stainless steel or plastic. Do not use organic compounds. Pump large amount into containers. .

Provide adequate ventilation in view of insidious action of the fumes. Storage: . always add acid to water not water to acid. When diluting. strong bases. Store in cool. Containers should preferably be of stainless steel.MSDS FOR NITRIC ACID 60% Section 7 . Seek advice from the manufacturer if in doubt. Wear full protective equipment where there is a risk of leaks or splashes. reducing agents. Protect containers from corrosion and physical damages. well ventilated are. away from potential sources of heat and direct sunlight. Keep away from combustible materials.Handling and Storage Handling: Wear eye and hand protection when handling small quantities.

Wear PVC gloves. ACGIH recommended values TLV/TW: 2 ppm = 5. rubber boots. Personal Protection Engineering Controls: Local exhaust ventilation.Exposure Controls. . Use chemical safety goggles or full face shield.MSDS FOR NITRIC ACID 60% Section 8 . Provide safety showers and eye washing facility at any location where skin or eye contact can occur.2 mg/m3 TLV-STEL: 4 ppm = 10 mg/m3 Exposure Limits: Personal Protection: Wear breathing apparatus if exposure levels exceed the recommended limits. PVC suit.

HNO3 63.0 0. 1.1150 (20%). Miscible in all proportions.3667 (60%) .77 kPa @ 20oC 120oC -22oC None 2approx.01 1.MSDS FOR NITRIC ACID 60% Section 9 .Physical and Chemical Properties Physical State: Color: Odor: pH: Vapor Pressure: Boiling Point: Freezing/Melting Point: Flammability limits in air: Vapor Density (air=1): Solubility in water: Molecular Formula: Molecular Weight: Density at 20oC (g/cm3): Liquid Clear to yellow Acrid odor <1.

. monel. alcohols. May react violently with reducing agents. Corrosive gases / vapors.MSDS FOR NITRIC ACID 60% Section 10 . copper.Stability and Reactivity Chemical The product is stable under normal conditions of storage and Stability: handling. with Other alkalies. organic materials. metallic powers. and several other metals and alloys. Reaction with most common metals liberates hydrogen and toxic oxides of nitrogen. Avoid: Incompatibilities Contact with combustible materials. Hazardous Contact with combustible material may cause fire. Conditions to High temperatures. Products: strong bases. Materials: chlorates and carbides. hydrogen sulphide. reducing agents. Exothermic reaction with water. May Decomposition assist combustion. carbon steel. chloride and finally divided metals.

redness.Toxicological Information General: Toxicity Data (Skin Contact): Eye Contact: Inhalation: Nitric acid is highly corrosive to all parts of the body.MSDS FOR NITRIC ACID 60% Section 11 . Severe over-exposure may result in lung collapse and pulmonary edema which can be fatal. Prolonged or repeated exposure to mists or vapors of nitric acid may result in impaired lung function and possible discoloration and erosion of teeth. Prolonged and repeated exposures to diluted solution may cause irritation. . severe burns. drying and cracking of the skin. permanent corneal damage which may result in blindness. severe burns and brownish or yellow stains. throat and respiratory tract. Pain. transient cough and broncho-constriction. Mists and vapors may cause irritation of nose. Immediate pain.

severe burning in the mouth. No adverse effect has been evaluated by IARC as regards carcinogenicity. .MSDS FOR NITRIC ACID 60% Ingestion: Other Data: Pain. throat and damage to gastro-intestinal tract.

MSDS FOR NITRIC ACID 60% Section 12 . There is evidence of slow degradation in soil and water. Neutralization in generally required prior to discharge. Can cause damage to vegetation. Nitric acid is harmful to aquatic life even in low concentrations due to its acid nature. High mobility in soil. Discharge into the environment to be avoided. Nitric acid is harmful to a be avoided. The product has low potential of bio-accumulation.Ecological Information Mobility: Persistence /Degradability: Bioaccumulation: Ecotoxicity: Soluble in water. . Inhibition of degradation activity in activated sludge is not be anticipated during correct introduction of low concentrations.

2031. Corrosive Substance.DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS General: Nitric acid should be disposed of in accordance with local or national legislation.MSDS FOR NITRIC ACID 60% Section 13 . UN No. . Section 14 – TRANSPORT INFORMATION UN Classification: Class 8.

S36: Wear suitable protective clothing. rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. Representation of acid action R35: Causes severe burns Safety Phrases: S2: Keep out of reach of children. S23: Do not breathe vapor. seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible) .MSDS FOR NITRIC ACID 60% Section 15 . S45: Incase of accident or if you feel unwell. S26: Incase of contact with eyes.Regulatory Information EEC Directives: Classification: Hazard symbol: Risk Phrase: Classification and labeling according to Directive 67/548/EEC Corrosive C.

MSDS FOR NITRIC ACID 60% Section 16 . It does not imply the acceptance of any legal liability or responsibility whatsoever by the Company for the consequence of its use or misuse in any particular circumstances.Other Information The information in this Safety Data Sheet is given in good faith and belief in its accuracy based on Technologist/our knowledge of the substance/preparation concerned at the date of publication. .