Sulphuric Acid CP – Identification of Product
Chemical Code: CHE-S50
Chemical Name: Sulphuric Acid 98%
Chemical Grade: CP
Chemical Formula: H₂SO₄
Chemical Weight: 98,08 g/mol
CAS No: 7664-93-9
Chemical Synonyms: Oil of Vitriol
Sulphuric Acid CP – Hazards Identification
REACH No: 01-2119458838-20-XXXX
Signal Word: Danger
Supplemental Hazard Information:
Additional Hazard Information: This substance contains no components considered to be either persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic (PBT), or very persistent and very bio-accumulative (vPvB) at levels of 0.1% or higher.
Sulphuric Acid CP – Hazards statements
H290 – May be corrosive to metals.
H314 – Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Sulphuric Acid CP – Precautionary statements
P260 – Do not breathe dust/ fume/ gas/ mist/ vapours/ spray.
P280 – Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing/ eye protection/ face
P303 + P361 + P353 – IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
P304 + P340 + P310 – IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor.
P305 + P351 + P338 – IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Sulphuric Acid CP – Composition of Chemical
Chemical Formula: H₂SO₄
EC No 1272/2008: 01-2119458838-20-XXXX
Sulphuric Acid CP – 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: Use Water spray, Alcohol-resistant foam, Dry chemical or Carbon Dioxide
Hazards Arising: No Data Available
Advice for Firefighters: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.
Info for Firefighting: No Data Available
Accidental Release Measures
Personal Precautions: Wear respiratory protection.
Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Evacuate personnel to safe areas.
Enviromental Precautions: Do not let product enter drains.
Method for Containment: Soak up with inert absorbent material and dispose of as hazardous waste.
Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.
Handling and Storage
Personal Precautions: Avoid inhalation of vapour or mist.
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
Workers – Inhalation – Acute local effects – 0,1 mg/m3
Workers – Inhalation – Long-term local effects – 0,05 mg/m3
Consumers | Application Area | Exposure Routes | Health Effect | Value
No Data Available
Predicted No Effect Concentration (PNEC)
Marine water – 0,00025 mg/l
Fresh water – 0,0025 mg/l
Marine sediment – 0,002 mg/kg
Fresh water sediment – 0,002 mg/kg
Onsite sewage treatment plant – 8,8 mg/l
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. Faceshield (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.
Full contact –
Material: Fluorinated rubber. Minimum layer thickness: 0,7 mm
Break through time: 480 min. Material tested: Vitoject®
Splash contact –
Material: Nitrile rubber. Minimum layer thickness: 0,2 mm
Break through time: 30 min. Material tested: Dermatril® P
Dta source: KCL GmbH, D-36124. Test method: EN374
If used in solution, or mixed with other substances, and under conditions which differ from EN 374, contact the supplier of the CE approved gloves. This recommendation is advisory only and must be evaluated by an industrial hygienist and safety officer familiar with the specific situation of anticipated use by our customers. It should not be construed as offering an approval for any specific use scenario.
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 particle respirator with multi-purpose combination, type OV/AG (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: Clear, colourless to very Slightly-Yellowish, hygroscopic, oily liquid
Odour: No Data Available
Odour Threshold: No Data Available
pH: 1,2 at 5 g/l
Melting Point: 3 °C
Boiling Point: 290 °C (lit).
Flash Point: No Data Available
Evaporation: No Data Available
Flammability: No Data Available
Upper/Lower Flammability or Explosive Limits: No Data Available
Vapour pressure: 1,33 hPa at 145,8 °C
Vapour density: 3,39 – (Air = 1.0)
Relative density: 1,84 g/cm3 at 25 °C
Water solubility: Miscible (with release of much heat)
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: Surface tension: 55,1 mN/m at 20 °C
Relative vapour density: 3,39 – (Air = 1.0)
Stability and Reactivity
Reactivity: No Data Available
Chemical Stability: Stable under recommended storage conditions
Possibility of hazardous reactions: No Data Available
Conditions to Avoid: No Data Available
Incompatible Materials: Bases, Halides, Organic materials, Carbides, Fulminates, Nitrates, Picrates, Cyanides, Chlorates, Alkali Halides, Zinc Salts, Permanganates, e.g. Potassium Permanganate, Hydrogen Peroxide, Azides, Perchlorates, Nitromethane, Phosphorous.
Reacts violently with: Cyclopentadiene, Cyclopentanone Oxime, Nitroaryl Amines, Hexalithium Disilicide, Phosphorous(III) Oxide, Powdered Metals.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions – Sulphur Oxides
Acute Toxicity: LD50 Oral – Rat – 2.140 mg/kg
LC50 Inhalation – Rat – 2 h – 510 mg/m3
Skin Corrosion/Irritation: Rabbit
Result: Extremely corrosive and destructive to tissue.
Serious Eye damage | Eye Irritation: Rabbit
Result: Corrosive to eyes
Cell Mutagenicity: No Data Available
Carcinogenicity: The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has determined that occupational exposure to stronginorganic-acid mists containing Sulphuric acid is carcinogenic to humans (group 1).
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: Toxicity to fish:
LC50 – Gambusia affinis (Mosquito fish) – 42 mg/l – 96 h.
Toxicity to daphnia and other aquatic invertebrates:
EC50 – Daphnia magna (Water flea) – 29 mg/l – 24 h.
Ecological Persistence and degradability: The methods for determining the biological degradability are not applicable to inorganic substances
Bioaccumulative Potential: No Data Available
Mobility in Soil: No Data Available
Results of PBT and vPvB Assessment: This substance contains no components considered to be either persistent, bio-accumulative 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.
Contaminated packaging – Dispose of as unused product.
UN Number: ADR/RID: 1830
UN Shipping Hazard: ADR/RID: SULPHURIC ACID
IMDG: SULPHURIC ACID
IATA: Sulphuric Acid
Transport Hazard Class: ADR/RID: 8
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: A Chemical Safety Assessment has been carried out for this substance.
Additional Info: RTECS: WS5600000
Material is extremely destructive to tissue of the mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract, eyes, and skin.
Spasm, inflammation and edema of the larynx.
Spasm, inflammation and edema of the bronchi.
Pneumonitis, Pulmonary Edema, Burning sensation, Cough, Wheezing, Laryngitis, Shortness of breath, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting
Effects may be delayed.
To the best of our knowledge, the chemical, physical, and toxicological properties have not been thoroughly investigated.
The information stated above is considered to be correct, but does not claim to be inclusive and shall only be used as a guideline. The information provided by this document is confirmed by our continuous updating of knowledge and adheres to the products appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the product’s
properties. RLS Chemicals and its Associates shall not be held accountable for any damage’s consequent of handling the above product.