Nitric Acid 55% AR – Identification of Product
Chemical Code: CHE-N3
Chemical Name: Nitric Acid 55%
Chemical Grade: AR
Chemical Formula: HNO₃
CAS No: 7697-37-2
Nitric Acid 55% AR – Hazards Identification
REACH No: 01-2119487297-23-XXXX
Signal Word: Danger
Supplemental Hazard Information: EUH071 – Corrosive to the respiratory tract.
Additional Hazard Information: This substance/mixture contains no components considered to be either persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT), or very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) at levels of 0.1% or higher.
Nitric Acid 55% AR – Hazards statements
H272 – May intensify fire; oxidizer.
H290 – May be corrosive to metals.
H314 – Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
H315 – Causes skin irritation.
H318 – Causes serious eye damage.
H319 – Causes serious eye irritation.
Nitric Acid 55% AR – Precautionary statements
P210 – Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking.
P220 – Keep/Store away from clothing/ combustible materials.
P260 – Do not breathe dust/ fume/ gas/ mist/ vapours/ spray.
P280 – Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing/ eye protection/ face protection.
P305 + P351 + P338 – IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P370 + P378 – In case of fire: Use dry powder or dry sand to extinguish.
Nitric Acid 55% AR – Composition of Chemical
Chemical Formula: HNO₃
EC No 1272/2008: 01-2119487297-23-XXXX
First Aid Measures
General Advice: Consult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.
If: Inhaled: If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Consult a physician.
If: Skin Contact: Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately. Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.
If: Eye Contac: Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and consult a physician.
If: Swallowed: Do NOT induce vomiting. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult a physician.
Important Symptoms: The most important known symptoms and effects are described in the labeling section.
Immediate Medical Attention: No Data Available
Extinguishing Media: Wear respiratory protection. Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation. Evacuate personnel to safe areas.
Hazards Arising: No Data Available
Advice for Firefighters: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.
Info for Firefighting: Use water spray to cool unopened containers.
Accidental Release Measures
Personal Precautions: No Data Available
Enviromental Precautions: Do not let product enter drains.
Method for Containment: Contain spillage, and then collect with non-combustible absorbent material, (e.g. sand, earth, diatomaceous earth, vermiculite) and place in container for disposal according to local / national regulations.
Handling and Storage
Personal Precautions: Avoid inhalation of vapour or mist.
Keep away from sources of ignition – No smoking.Keep away from heat and sources of ignition.
Enviromental Precautions: Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage.
Exposure Controls | Personal Protection
Derived No Effect Level (DNEL)
Workers | Application Area | Exposure Routes | Health Effect | Value
No Data Available
Consumers | Application Area | Exposure Routes | Health Effect | Value
No Data Available
Predicted No Effect Concentration (PNEC)
No Data Available
Engineering Controls: Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.
Eye/Face Protection: Tightly fitting safety goggles. Face-shield (8-inch minimum). Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).
Skin Protection: Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique (without touching glove’s outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices.
Wash and dry hands.
The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the specifications of EU Directive 89/686/EEC and the standard EN 374 derived from it.
Body Protection: Complete suit protecting against chemicals, The type of protective equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace.
Respiratory Protection: Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a full-face respirator with multipurpose combination (US) or type ABEK (EN 14387) respirator cartridges as a backup to engineering controls. If the respirator is the sole means of protection, use a full-face supplied air respirator. Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU).
Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance: Transparent, Colourless to Yellowish, Corrosive Liquid
Odour: No Data Available
Odour Threshold: No Data Available
pH: No Data Available
Melting Point: No Data Available
Boiling Point: No Data Available
Flash Point: No Data Available
Evaporation: No Data Available
Flammability: No Data Available
Upper/Lower Flammability or Explosive Limits: No Data Available
Vapour pressure: No Data Available
Vapour density: No Data Available
Relative density: No Data Available
Water solubility: No Data Available
Partition Coefficien: No Data Available
Auto-ignition Temperature: No Data Available
Decomposition Temperature: No Data Available
Viscosity: No Data Available
Explosive properties: No Data Available
Oxidizing properties: No Data Available
Other Safety Info: No Data Available
Stability and Reactivity
Reactivity: No Data Available
Chemical Stability: Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Possibility of hazardous reactions: No Data Available
Conditions to Avoid: May discolor on exposure to air and light.
Incompatible Materials: Strong oxidizing agents.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Other decomposition products – No data available.
Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions. – Nitrogen oxides (NOx)
Acute Toxicity: No Data Available
Skin Corrosion/Irritation: No Data Available
Serious Eye damage | Eye Irritation: No Data Available
Cell Mutagenicity: No Data Available
Carcinogenicity: IARC: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as probable, possible or confirmed human carcinogen by IARC.
Reproductive toxicity: No Data Available
Specific Target Organ Toxicity – Single Exposure: No Data Available
Specific Target Organ Toxicity – Repeated Exposure: No Data Available
Aspiration Hazard: No Data Available
Ecological Toxicity: No Data Available
Ecological Persistence and degradability: No Data Available
Bioaccumulative Potential: No Data Available
Mobility in Soil: No Data Available
Results of PBT and vPvB Assessment: This substance/mixture contains no components considered to be either persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT), or very persistent and very bio-accumulative (vPvB) at levels of 0.1% or higher.
Other Adverse Effect: No Data Available
Waste Treatment Methods: Product
Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company. Waste material must be disposed of in accordance with the Directive on waste 2008/98/EC as well as other national and local regulations. Leave chemicals in original containers. No mixing with other waste. Handle uncleaned containers like the product itself.
Contaminated packaging – Dispose of as unused product.
UN Number: ADR/RID: 2031
UN Shipping Hazard: ADR/RID: NITRIC ACID
IMDG: NITRIC ACID
IATA: Nitric acid
Passenger Aircraft: Not permitted for transport
Transport Hazard Class: ADR/RID: 8 (5.1)
IMDG: 8 (5.1)
IATA: 8 (5.1)
Packaging Group: ADR/RID: II
Enviromental Hazards: ADR/RID: no
IMDG Marine pollutant: no
Special Precautions: No Data Available
Safety, Health and environmental regulations: This safety datasheet complies with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006.
Chemical Safety Assessment: For this product a chemical safety assessment was not carried out.
Additional Info: RTECS: QU5775000
To the best of our knowledge, the chemical, physical, and toxicological properties have not been thoroughly investigated.
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properties. RLS Chemicals and its Associates shall not be held accountable for any damage’s consequent of handling the above product.