Chlorite

  • Chlorine dioxide ion(1-)
  • Chlorite ion
  • Chlorite(1-)
Formula
ClO2
Structure

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
14998-27-7
RTECS
FO4200000
RTECS class
Other
UN (DOT)
1462
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
ClO2
Formula mass
67.45

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
Keep away from combustibles material. Avoid contact unless wearing appropriate protective clothing. Flush area with flooding quantities of water. See assistance of a specialist.
Stability
No data.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Small Fires: Use water. Do not use dry chemicals or foams. carbon dioxide or Halon may provide limited control. Large Fires: Flood fire area with water from a distance.
Fire potential
May explode from friction, heat or contamination. These substances will accelerate burning when involved in a fire.
Hazards
May ignite combustibles (wood, paper, oil, clothing, etc.). Some will react explosively with hydrocarbons (fuels).
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating and/or toxic gases.
 
Special
O

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
See Inhalation.
   Inhalation
May cause severe injury, burns, or death.
   Skin
See Inhalation.
   Eyes
See Inhalation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical assistance.
   Inhalation
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
   Skin
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. Immediately flush skin or eyes with running water for at least 20 minutes.
   Eyes
Immediately flush skin or eyes with running water for at least 20 minutes.

Transport.
UN number
1462
Response guide
Hazard class
5.1
Packing Group
II