Sicapent - EA Consumables

1 Hameldown Road
Okehampton Devon
Phone +44 (0)1837 54446
Fax + 44 (0)1837 54544
Safety Data Sheet
1 Identification of the substance/preparation and of the company/undertaking
Identification of the product
Catalogue number(s) B1197
Product Name: Sicapent
Manufacturer/supplier identification
As listed above
2 Composition/information on ingredients
Chemical characterisation
Inorganic Solid
Product name: di-Phosphorous Pentoxide drying agent.
CAS number: Not applicable (Mixture)
EC No: Not applicable
3 Hazard identification
Phosphorous Pentoxide
CAS Number
EC-No: 215-236-1
Symbol: C
4 First aid measures
Eye contact: Irrigate thoroughly with water for at least 10 minutes. OBTAIN MEDICAL
Inhalation: Remove from exposure, rest and keep warm. In severe cases OBTAIN MEDICAL
Skin Contact: Wash off thoroughly with water. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before
re-use. Unless contact has been slight. OBTAIN MEDICAL ATTENTION
Ingestion: Wash out thoroughly with water and give plenty of water to drink. OBTAIN MEDICAL
5 Fire-fighting measures
Special risks
Non combustible. May evolve toxic fumes in fire.
Suitable extinguishing media
USE ONLY dry powder or sand
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6 Accidental release measures
Wear appropriate protective clothing.
Mix with sand, transfer to container and arrange removal by disposal company, wash area of
spillage and contaminated clothing thoroughly with water.
For large spillage’s liquids should be contained with sand or earth and both liquids and solids
transferred to salvage containers. Any residues should be treated as for small spillage’s
7 Handling and storage
Avoid generation of dusts. Avoid contact with skin an eyes. Wear appropriate protective
clothing. Wash hands and face thoroughly after working with material. Contaminated clothing
should be removed and washed before re-use.
Store at room temperature (15 to 25’c recommended). Keep well closed and protected from
direct sunlight and moisture. Store away from combustible materials.
8 Exposure controls/personal protection
UK exposure limits:
OES di-Phosphorous pentoxide: Short term: 2mg/m3 (ILV)
As appropriate to the situation and the quantity handled.
Respirator: Dust respirator when dusts are generated
Ventilation: Extraction Hood
Gloves: Rubber or plastic
Eye protection: Goggles or face-shield
Other precautions: Plastic apron, sleeves, boots – if handling large quantities
9 Physical and chemical properties
Melting temperature: Not available
Boiling temperature: Not available
Bulk density (g/ml): ~0.3
Solubility in water:
Decomposes (insoluble residue)
pH Value
~1.5 (10g/l 20c)
10 Stability and Reactivity:
Sensitive to moisture
Substances to be avoided: Alcohols, acids, sulphides, hydrogen fluoride, iodine, organic
substances, water, alkali metals, peroxides, perchloric acid, hydrogen peroxide, halogenhalogen compounds, alkali compounds.
11 Toxicological information
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After skin contact: irritant and caustic effects
After eye contact: irritant and caustic effects. Risk of blindness! Risk of corneal clouding.
After ingestion: Burns in oesophagus and stomach. Risk of perforation in the oesophagus and
After inhalation of dust: damage of respiratory tract. Possible symptoms: pneumonia,
Further data
LC50: 1.2mg/l/hour inhalation, rat (data for major component).
12 Ecological information
Product reacts with water. After reaction, harmful effect on aquatic organisms. Harmful effect
due to pH shift.
Further ecological data:
Depending on the concentrations, phosphorous compounds may contribute to the
eutrophication of water.
Do not allow to enter drinking water supplies, waste water, or soils.
13 Disposal considerations
Chemical residues are generally classified as special waste, and as such are covered by
regulations which vary according to location. Contact your local waste disposal authority for
advice, or pass to a chemical disposal company. Rinse out empty containers thoroughly before
returning for recycling.
14 Transport information
UN-No.: 1807
IMDG class:
Packing group: II
Correct technical name: Phosphorous Pentoxide.
ADR/RID: 18,16’(b)
15 Regulatory information
Labelling according to EC directives
Symbol: C
R-phrases: R35
Causes severe burns.
S-phrases: S22-26-36/37/39-45
Do not breathe dust. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and
seek medical advice. Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection. In case
of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately.
EC-No: Not applicable.
Local regulations
16 Other information
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Reason for alteration: n/a
Revision Date: 29th August 03
Revision number: 0 (First issue)
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