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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET SECTION 1 PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION PRODUCT NAME CHEMICAL NAME FORMULA MANUFACTURER Sulfur Hexafluoride Sulfur Hexafluoride SF6 Air Products and Chemicals Inc 7201 Hamilton Boulevard Allentown PA 18195 1501 PRODUCT INFORMATION 800 752 1597 MSDS NUMBER 1014 REVIEW DATE May 1999 REVISION 5 REVISION DATE May 1999 SECTION 2 HAZARDOUS COMPONENTS Sulfur Hexafluoride is sold as pure product 99 CAS NUMBER 2551 62 4 EXPOSURE LIMITS OSHA PEL TWA 1000 ppm ACGIH TLV TWA 1000 ppm NIOSH None established SECTION 3 HAZARD IDENTIFICATION EMERGENCY OVERVIEW Sulfur Hexafluoride is a nonflammable liquefied compressed gas packaged in cylinders under its own vapor pressure of 310 2 psia at 70 F 21 1 C It can cause rapid suffocation when concentrations are sufficient to reduce oxygen levels below 19 5 Contact with liquid may cause frostbite Avoid breathing gas Self contained breathing apparatus SCBA may be required by rescue workers EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS 800 523 9374 Continental U S Canada and Puerto Rico 610 481 7711 other locations ACUTE POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS ROUTES OF EXPOSURE EYE CONTACT Contact with liquid or cold vapor can cause freezing of tissue INGESTION Ingestion is not a likely route of exposure for Sulfur Hexafluoride INHALATION Sulfur Hexafluoride is an asphyxiant Exposure to an oxygen deficient atmosphere less than 19 5 may cause dizziness drowsiness nausea vomiting excess salivation diminished mental alertness loss of consciousness and death Exposure to atmospheres containing less than 12 oxygen will bring about unconsciousness without warning and so quickly that the individuals cannot help themselves SKIN CONTACT Contact with liquid or cold vapor can cause frostbite TARGET ORGANS None MSDS 1014 Pub 320 728 Sulfur Hexafluoride Page 1 of 5 POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS OF REPEATED EXPOSURE ROUTE OF ENTRY None SYMPTOMS None MEDICAL CONDITIONS AGGRAVATED BY OVEREXPOSURE None CARCINOGENICITY Sulfur Hexafluoride is not listed as a carcinogen or



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