Ferrocerium

Formula
Alloy
Description
Ferrocerium is a white to light colored alloy.
Uses
Fire starter - lighter flints. This pyrophoric alloy emits sparks when struck or scratched with steel.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
69523-06-4
UN (DOT)
1323
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA

Properties.
Melting point, °C
927
Boiling point, °C
3760
Solubility in water
Slowly reacts

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 sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away. Keep material out of water sources and sewers.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Can react exothermically with oxidizing acids to form noxious gases.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Use water in flooding quantities as fog. Solid streams of water may spread fire. Use foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide. Keep run-off water out of sewers and water sources. Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water. Apply water from as far a distance as possible.
Hazards
May react violently or explosively on contact with water. Some are transported in flammable liquids. May be ignited by friction, heat, sparks or flames. Some of these materials will burn with intense heat. Dusts or fumes may form explosive mixtures in air. Containers may explode when heated. May re-ignite after fire is extinguished.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
See Inhalation.
   Inhalation
Substance or decomposition products may cause severe injury 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 with running water for at least 20 minutes.
   Eyes
Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.

Transport.
UN number
1323
Response guide
Hazard class
4.1
Packing Group
II
 
Std. Transport #
4917480