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HYDROCHLORIC ACID

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET 

1: Chemical Product Identification

Product Name: Hydrochloric acid
Catalogue Codes: SLH1462, SLH3154
CAS#: Mixture.
RTECS: MW4025000
TSCA: TSCA 8(b) inventory: Hydrochloric acid
CI#: Not applicable.
Synonym: Muriatic Acid; Spirits of Salt; Pool Acid, Hydrochloric Acid CP Grade, Hydrochloric Acid Industrial (low iron) 30 – 30% m/m HCl, Hydrochloric Acid Industrial 30 – 33% m/m HCl.
Use: Industrial use.
Chemical Formula: Not applicable.

2. Composition and Information on Ingredients 

Company: Sasol Chemicals, a division of Sasol South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Address: 
Sasol Place, 50 Katherine Street, Sandton, 2090, South Africa
Telephone: 
+27103445000
E-mail address: 
sasolchem.info.sa@sasol.com
Emergency telephone number:
+44 (0)1235 239 670 (Europe, Israel, Africa, Americas)
+44(0)1235 239 671 (Middle East, Arabic African countries)
+65 3158 1074 (Asia Pacific)
+86 10 5100 3039 (China)
+27 (0)17 610 4444 (South Africa)
+61 (2) 8014 4558 (Australia)

2: Hazards Identification
Classification of the substance or mixture
South Africa. GHS Classification and Labelling of Chemicals – SANS 10234
Classification:  Skin corrosion                                                              Category 1B
Specific target organ toxicity – single exposure    Category 3
Label elements
South Africa. GHS Classification and Labelling of Chemicals – SANS 10234

Signal word                Danger
Hazard statements  H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
H335: May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary statements
Prevention
P260: Do not breathe dust/ fume/ gas/ mist/ vapours/ spray.
P264: Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
P280: Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing/ eye protection/ face protection.

Response
P301 + P330 + P331: IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
P303 + P361 + P353: IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/ Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/ shower.
P363: Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.
P304 + P340: IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
P310: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/ physician.
P321: Specific treatment (see supplemental first aid instructions on this label).
P305 + P351 + P338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Storage – P405: Store locked up.
Disposal – 501: Dispose of as hazardous waste in compliance with local and national regulations.
Other hazards – No data available

3. Composition/information on ingredients
Mixture
Hydrochloric Acid
Contents: >= 30.00 – <= 33.00 %W/W
CAS-No. 7647-01-0
Index-No. 017-002-01-X
EC-No. 231-595-7
Hazard statements H314 H335

4. First aid measures
Description of necessary first-aid measures
Inhalation – If breathed in, move person into fresh air. Keep respiratory tract clear. Keep patient warm and at rest. Administer Oxygen by facial mask if breathing continuous to be difficult.
Skin contact – Wash off immediately with plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothing. If irritation develops, get medical attention. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes or skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Eye contact – Immediately flush eye(s) with plenty of water.
Ingestion – Do not induce vomiting without medical advice. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Call a physician immediately.
Most important symptoms/effects, acute and delayed

5: Firefighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media
Small fires: Dry chemical powder, Carbon dioxide and sand. Water spray. Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.
Special protective equipment for firefighters
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit.

6: Accidental Release Measures
Personal precautions: 
Ensure suitable personal protection during removal of spillage. Do not breathe vapours or spray mist.
Environmental precautions: 
Prevent product from entering drains. Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so.
Methods for cleaning up: T
he material taken up must be disposed of in accordance with regulations. Clean contaminated surface thoroughly. Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.
Reference to other sections: 
Refer to Section 8 and 13

7. Handling and storage
Safe handling advice: 
Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Advice on safe handling
Wear personal protective equipment.
Keep away from heat and sources of ignition.
Advice on protection against fire and explosion: 
The product is not flammable.

8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
Components with workplace control parameters
NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
Components
Type: STEL
Control parameters: 7 mg/m3
Update: 1995
Basis: South Africa RELs
Type: STEL
Control parameters: 5 ppm
Update: 1995
Basis: South Africa RELs
Personal protective equipment
Respiratory protection: Suitable respiratory equipment:
Hand protection
Gloves suitable for permanent contact:
Material: nitrile rubber/nitrile latex Break through time: >= 480 min Material thickness: 0.35 mm
Gloves suitable for permanent contact:
Material: butyl-rubber Break through time: >= 480 min Material thickness: 0.5 mm
gloves suitable for splash protection:
Material: natural rubber/natural latex Break through time: >= 120 min Material thickness: 0.5 mm
Unsuitable gloves
Material: polychloroprene

Eye protection: Safety goggles

Skin and body protection: Protective gloves. Remove and wash contaminated clothing before re-use. Skin should be washed after contact.
Hygiene measures: Wash hands immediately after handling the product.

9: Physical and Chemical Properties

Form:                                                                         Liquid.
State of matter                                                         Liquid; at 20 °C; 1,013 hPa
Colour                                                                        Colourless. Light yellow.
Odour                                                                         Pungent
Odour Threshold                                                     No data available
Melting point/range                                               -47 °C
Boiling point/boiling range                                  97 °C
Evaporation rate                                                     No data available
Flammability (solid, gas)                                      No data available
Relative vapour density                                         1.267
Density                                                                      1.16 g/cm3
Water solubility                                                      Soluble
Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water               log Pow: 0.25
Viscosity, dynamic                                                 1.6 mPa.s

10: Stability and Reactivity Data

Reactivity                                                                 Heating can release hazardous gases.
Chemical stability                                                  Stable under normal conditions.
Possibility of hazardous reactions                     Reacts violently with water.
Conditions to avoid                                               Heat, flames and sparks.
Materials to avoid                                                  Bases. Amines. Metals. Permanganates.
Hazardous decomposition products                 Hydrogen chloride gas.

11: Toxicological Information

Acute oral toxicity                                                  Hydrogen Chloride: LD50 Rat: 900 mg/kg; (literature value)
Acute inhalation toxicity                                      Hydrogen Chloride: LC50 Rat: 1 h; 3124 ppm; (literature value)
Skin irritation                                                         Hydrogen Chloride: human: Mild skin irritation; (literature value)
Eye irritation                                                           Hydrogen Chloride: Rabbit: Mild eye irritation (literature value)

12: Ecological Information

Toxicity to fish: Hydrogen Chloride: Oncorhynchus mykiss; 24 h; LC100; 100 mg/l; (literature value)
Toxicity to daphnia and other aquatic invertebrates: Hydrogen Chloride:  Toxic to aquatic organisms.
Toxicity to algae: Hydrogen Chloride: It can cause damage to aquatic plants.

13: Disposal Considerations

Product: Disposal should be in accordance with local, regional and national legislations.

14: Transport Information

ADR
UN number: 1789
Class: 8
Packaging group: II; C1;
Proper shipping name: HYDROCHLORIC ACID
RID
UN number: 1789
Class: 8
Packaging group: II; C1
Proper shipping name: HYDROCHLORIC ACID
ADNR
UN number: 1789
Class: 8
Packaging group: II; C1
Proper shipping name: HYDROCHLORIC ACID
IMDG
UN number: 1789
Class: 8
EmS: F-A, S-B
Packaging group: II
Proper shipping name: HYDROCHLORIC ACID
Marine pollutant: Not a Marine Pollutant
ICAO/IATA
UN number: 1789
Class: 8
Packaging group: II
Proper shipping name: HYDROCHLORIC ACID

15: Other Regulatory Information

Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture
EU list of existing chemical substances
All chemical constituents are listed in: EU list of existing chemical substances (See chapter 3)
USA TSCA Inventory: All chemical constituents are listed in: USA TSCA Inventory (See chapter 3)
Canadian Domestic Substances List (DSL): All chemical constituents are listed in: Canadian Domestic Substances List (DSL) (See chapter 3)
Australian Inv. of Chem. Substances (AICS): All chemical constituents are listed in: Australian Inv. of Chem. Substances (AICS) (See chapter 3)
New Zealand Inventory of Chemicals (NZIoC): All chemical constituents are listed in: New Zealand Inventory of Chemicals (NZIoC) (See chapter 3)
Jap. Inv. of Exist. & New Chemicals (ENCS): All chemical constituents are listed in: Jap. Inv. of Exist. & New Chemicals (ENCS) (See chapter 3)
Japan. Industrial Safety & Health Law (ISHL): All chemical constituents are listed in: Japan. Industrial Safety & Health Law (ISHL) (See chapter 3)
Korea. Existing Chemicals Inventory (KECI): All chemical constituents are listed in: Korea. Existing Chemicals Inventory (KECI) (See chapter 3)
Philippines Inventory of Chemicals and All chemical constituents are listed in: Philippines Inventory of Chemical Substances (PICCS)
Chemicals and Chemical Substances (PICCS) (See chapter 3)
China Inv. Existing Chemical Substances (IECSC): All chemical constituents are listed in: China Inv. Existing Chemical Substances (IECSC) (See chapter 3)

16: Other Information

Full text of H-Statements
H314 H335
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation.
All reasonable efforts were exercised to compile this SDS in accordance with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The SDS only provides information regarding the health, safety and environmental hazards at the date of issue, to facilitate the safe receipt, use and handling of this product in the workplace and does not replace any product information or product specifications. Since Sasol and its subsidiaries cannot anticipate or control all conditions under which this product may be handled, used and received in the workplace, it remains the obligation of each user, receiver or handler to, prior to usage, review this SDS in the context within which this product will be received, handled or used in the workplace. The user, handler or receiver must ensure that the necessary mitigating measures are in place with respect to health and safety. This does not substitute the need or requirement for any relevant risk assessments to be conducted. It further remains the responsibility of the receiver, handler or user to communicate such information to all relevant parties that may be involved in the receipt, use or handling of this product.
Although all reasonable efforts were exercised in the compilation of this SDS, Sasol does not expressly warrant the accuracy of, or assume any liability for incomplete information contained herein or any advice given. When this product is sold, risk passes to the purchaser in accordance with the specific terms and conditions of sale.

EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY

All information and instructions provided in this Material Safety Data Sheet in respect of the substance is given solely in terms of the provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act No 85 of 1993

and Regulations (“the Act”), is based on scientific and technical knowledge as at the date indicated on this MS Material Safety Data Sheet and is presented in good faith to be correct.

The information and instructions provided in this MSDS apply only to the substance in its present form and not to any formulation or mix, in which event it is the sole responsibility of the user of the substance as formulated and/or mixed to investigate and establish any danger which may arise out of its use, wherever such user may be situated.

It is the sole responsibility of the person in receipt of this Material Safety Data Sheet wherever such recipient may be situated, to ensure that the information provided is communicated to and understood by any person who may come in contact with the substance in any place and in any manner whatsoever. If such recipient produces formulations or mixes using the substance, then it is such recipient’s sole responsibility to comply with the provisions of the Act in respect of the provision of the necessary Material Safety Data Sheet, or to comply with any other applicable legislation.

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