Safety Data Sheet (SDS)


Iron oxide
CAS No 1309-37-1
Creation date: 30th Sep. 2008
1 Identification of the substance or mixture and of the supplier
1.1 GHS product identifier : Iron oxide
1.2 Other means of identification : Anhydrous ferric oxide, Diiron trioxide, FERRIC OXIDE, Ferric sesquioxide, Iron (III) oxide, Iron trioxide
1.3 Example of use of the chemical : magnetic material
1.4 Supplier's details (including name, address, phone number, etc) :
Company name: OOOO CO. LTD
address: OO, OO Town, KL, Malaysia
Tel: 03-0000-1234
FAX: 03-0000-1234
e-mail: OOO@OOO.co.my
emergency call: 019-OOO-OOOO

2.Hazard Identification
GHS Classification (Based on NITE)
Physical HazardsExplosivesNot applicable
Flammable gasesNot applicable
Flammable aerosolsNot applicable
Oxidizing gasesNot applicable
Gases under pressureNot applicable
Flammable liquidsNot applicable
Flammable solidsNot classified
Self-reactive substances and mixturesNot applicable
Pyrophoric liquidsNot applicable
Pyrophoric solidsNot classified
Self-heating substances and mixturesNot classified
Substances and mixtures which, in contact with water, emit flammable gasesNot classified
Oxidizing liquidsNot applicable
Oxidizing solidsClassification not possible
Organic peroxidesNot applicable
Corrosive to metalsClassification not possible
Human Health HazardsAcute toxicity (Oral)Classification not possible
Acute toxicity (Dermal)Classification not possible
Acute toxicity (Inhalation: Gases)Not applicable
Acute toxicity (Inhalation: Vapours)Classification not possible
Acute toxicity (Inhalation: Dusts)Classification not possible
Acute toxicity (Inhalation: Mists)Not applicable
Skin corrosion/irritationCategory 2
Serious eye damage/eye irritationCategory 1
Respiratory sensitizationClassification not possible
Skin sensitizationClassification not possible
Germ cell mutagenicityClassification not possible
CarcinogenicityNot classified
Reproductive toxicityClassification not possible
Specific target organ toxicity - Single exposureCategory 3(respiratory irritation)
Specific target organ toxicity - Repeated exposureCategory 1(respiratory system)
Aspiration hazardClassification not possible
Environmental HazardsAcute toxicity to the aquatic environmentClassification not possible
Chronic toxicity to the aquatic environmentClassification not possible

Label Elements
Pictogram and Symbol :
Signal word :Danger
Hazard statement :Causes skin irritation
Causes serious eye damage
May cause respiratory irritation
Causes damage to respiratory system through prolonged or repeated exposure
Precaution :
[Prevention]
Do not breathe dust/fume.
Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
[Response]
IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water.
IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention.
Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.
[Storage]
Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.
Store locked up.
[Disposal]
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/ national/international regulations.

3 Composition/information on ingredients
3.1 Substance : Iron oxide
3.2 Other name : Anhydrous ferric oxide, Diiron trioxide, FERRIC OXIDE, Ferric sesquioxide, Iron (III) oxide, Iron trioxide
3.2 Chemical formula : Fe2O3
3.3 CAS number : 1309-37-1
3.5 ICSC number : 1577
3.6 EC Number
3.7 NITE number : 741
3.8 Concentration : >99%

4 First aid measures
4.1 Description of necessary measures, subdivided according to the different routes of exposure, ie, inhalation, skin and eye contact, and ingestion
IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water.
IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
4.2 Most important symptoms/effects, acute and delayed
Causes skin irritation (Skin corrosion/irritation Category 2 )
Causes serious eye damage (Serious eye damage/eye irritation Category 1 )
May cause respiratory irritation (Specific target organ toxicity - Single exposure Category 3(respiratory irritation) )
Causes damage to respiratory system through prolonged or repeated exposure (Specific target organ toxicity - Repeated exposure Category 1(respiratory system) )
Please refer to "11 Toxicological information" in detail.
4.3 Indication of immediate medical attention and special treatment needed, if necessary
If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention.

5 Firefighting measures
Acute hazards/symptoms in Fire : Not combustible.
First AID/Fire Fighting in Fire : In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.

6 Accidental release measures
Personal protection: P1 filter respirator for inert particles. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers.

7 Handling and storage
7.1 Precautions for safe handling
Do not breathe dust/fume.
Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.
7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.
Store locked up.

8 Exposure controls/personal protection
8.1 Control parameters, eg, occupational exposure limit values or biological limit values
ACGIH 2005, TLV-TWA 5mg/m3
8.2 Appropriate engineering controls (Please refer to engineering controls described in "7.1 Precautions for safe handling".)
8.3 Individual protection measures, such as personal protective equipment (Please refer to Individual protection measures described in "7.1 Precautions for safe handling".)

9 Physical and chemical properties
9.1 Appearance (physical state, color, etc) : red brown - black crystal or powder
9.2 Odor : metal odor
9.3 Odor threshold :
9.4 pH : No data
9.5 Melting point/Freezing point : 1565 degree C
9.6 Initial boiling point and boiling range : No data
9.7 Flash point : not combustive
9.8 Evaporation rate : not applicable
9.9 Flammability (solid, gas) : noncombustible
9.10 Upper/lower flammability or explosive limits : not combustive
9.11 Vapor pressure : not applicable
9.12 Vapor density : not applicable
9.13 Relative density : 5.24
9.14 Solubility(ies) : not soluble in water.
9.15 Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water : not applicable
9.16 Autoignition temperature : not combustive
9.17 Decomposition temperature : No data
9.18 GHS Classification - Physical Hazards

10 Stability and reactivity
10.1 Chemical stability : flammable liquid
10.2 Possibility of hazardous reactions : React with strong oxidizing reagent.
10.3 Conditions to avoid (eg, static discharge, shock or vibration) : Heat
10.4 Incompatible materials : strong oxidizing reagent
10.5 Hazardous decomposition products : CO, CO2

11 Toxicological information
11.1 Acute toxicity (Oral)
No data available
11.2 Acute toxicity (Dermal)
No data available
11.3 Acute toxicity (Inhalation: Gases)
Solid (GHS definition)
11.4 Acute toxicity (Inhalation: Vapours)
No data available
11.5 Acute toxicity (Inhalation: Dusts / Mist)
Since this product is solid form and most vapor pressures can be disregarded, it is thought that the inhalation study was done with the dust. Since there was no study in which LC50 value was acquired, data is insufficient and it cannot be classified.
11.6 Skin corrosion / irritation
Based on the description of redness and moderate irritation on humans (ICSC (J) (2004), IUCLID (2000)), it was classified as Category 2.
Causes skin irritation (Skin corrosion/irritation Category 2 )
11.7 Serious eye damage / eye irritation
Based on the description with corrosive in humans (IUCLID (2000)), it was set as Category 1.
Causes serious eye damage (Serious eye damage/eye irritation Category 1 )
11.8 Respiratory sensitization / Skin sensitization
No data available
11.9 Germ cell mutagenicity
There were no in vivo test results and there was no strong positive finding of multiple indices for the in vitro test. Therefore we presupposed that we could not categorize it according to the technical guideline.
11.10 Carcinogenicity
Based on being classified into A4 according to ACGIH, it carried out the outside of Category.
11.11 Reproductive toxicity
No data available
11.12 Specific target organ toxicity - Single exposure
The coughing was seen in humans and it is classified into Category 3 (respiratory irritation) based on the publication that there is also closeness (ICSC (J), (2004), IUCLID (2000)).
May cause respiratory irritation (Specific target organ toxicity - Single exposure Category 3(respiratory irritation) )
11.13 Specific target organ toxicity - Repeated exposure
There is the statement that although abnormalities are fround on a chest x-rays test in humans, it is clinically satisfactory (ACGIH (2001)), and there is also a statement if it accumulates in a lungs, it will become siderosis, but it is benign and does not progress to fibrosis (ACGIH (2001)). Moreover, there is a statement that metal fevers may be occured by exposure (IUCLID (2000)) . Since the lung effects was seen inspite of being benign, and metal fevers might be affected, it was classified into Category 1 (respiratory systems).
Causes damage to respiratory system through prolonged or repeated exposure (Specific target organ toxicity - Repeated exposure Category 1(respiratory system) )
11.14 Aspiration hazard
No data available

12 Ecological information
12.1 Acute toxicity to the aquatic environment
Insufficient data available.
12.2 Chronic toxicity to the aquatic environment
Insufficient data available.
12.3 Other adverse effects

13 Disposal considerations
13.1 Description of waste residues and information on their safe handling and methods of disposal
If you would like to dispose of this chemical, you should properly dispose of this by yourself or ask qualified specific agents dispose of this according to related legislations and local regulations. If you would like to ask the agents dispose of this chemical, you should provide sufficient information on dangerousness and hazard of this chemical.
13.2 the disposal of any contaminated packaging
Container should be recycled after cleaning or if you would like to dispose of container of this chemical, you should properly dispose of this by yourself or ask qualified specific agents dispose of this according to related legislations and local regulations. If you would like to ask the agents dispose of this container, you should provide sufficient information on dangerousness and hazard of this chemical in this container and information on ingredient and notice of container.

14 Transport information
14.1 UN Number : 1376
14.2 UN Proper shipping name : IRON OXIDE, SPENT or IRON SPONGE, SPENT obtained from coal gas purification
14.3 Transport Hazard class(es) : Division 4.2: Substances liable to spontaneous combustion
14.4 Packing group, if applicable :
14.5 Marine pollutant (Yes/No)
14.6 Special precautions which a user needs to be aware of or needs to comply with in connection with transport or conveyance either within or outside their premises

15 Regulatory information
15.1 Safety, health and environmental regulations specific for the product in question (under survey)

16 Other information including information on preparation and revision of the SDS

(Reference)
NITE GHS Classification of this substance (English/Japanese)
GHS Model Label of this substance (English/Japanese)
GHS Model Label List of 714 Chemicals in OSH in Japan (English/Japanese)
GHS Classification Manual, Technical Guidance and Results of the classification in Japan (English/Japanese)
Technical Guidance on GHS classification in Japan (English/Japanese)
Japan Advanced Information center of Safety and Health - Chemical information (Only Japanese)
ICSC 1577 (English/Japanese )
This information was provided by the Project for Improving Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the DOSH between JICA and DOSH, Malaysia.