Aluminum fluoride trihydrate
white hygroscopic crystals
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
S 22 36/37 45
Hazards and Protection.
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container. Do not store in metal or glass containers.
Wash thoroughly after handling. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Use only in a chemical fume hood.
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Wash area with soap and water. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Strong acids; glass containers.
Hydrogen fluoride, aluminum oxide.
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Substance is noncombustible. Extinguishing media: Use extinguishing media most appropriate for the surrounding fire.
Chronic inhalation may cause nasal septum ulceration and perforation. Chronic effects include excessive calcification of the bones, ligaments, and tendons.
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Fluoride ion can reduce serum calcium levels possibly causing fatal hypocalcemia.
Causes respiratory tract irritation. May cause salivation, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fever, and labored breathing.
Causes skin irritation. Chronic effects include excessive calcification of the bones, ligaments, and tendons.
Causes eye irritation.
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Get medical aid immediately.
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists.
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.