Material Safety Data Sheet

Tin Metal
CAS # 7440-31-5

1. Chemical Product and Company Identification
  Synonyms: Tin; tin flake; tin granular; stannum            
CAS No.:
Molecular Weight:
Chemical Formula:

Company Information:
A Division of New Jersey Industrial Research
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Clifton, NJ 07011

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2. Hazards Identification
  Emergency Overview
  Health Rating: 0 - None
Flammability Rating: 0 - None
Reactivity Rating: 0 - None
Contact Rating: 1 - Slight
Lab Protective Equip: GOGGLES; LAB COAT
Storage Color Code: Orange (General Storage)
0 - Minimum Hazard
1 - Slight Hazard
2 - Moderate Hazard
3 - Serious Hazard
4 - Severe Hazard

H = Health
F = Fire
R = Reactivity

  Potential Health Effects
No adverse effects expected but dust may cause mechanical irritation.
Large doses may cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Skin Contact:
No adverse effects expected. May cause mild irritation and redness.
Eye Contact:
No adverse effects expected but dust may cause mechanical irritation.
Chronic Exposure:
Prolonged inhalation of the dust or fume may result in a benign pneumoconiosis, producing distinctive changes in the lungs with no apparent disability or complications.
Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions:
No adverse health effects expected.
3. First Aid Measures
Not expected to require first aid measures. Remove to fresh air. Get medical attention for any breathing difficulty.
Induce vomiting immediately as directed by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
Skin Contact:
Not expected to require first aid measures. Wash exposed area with soap and water. Get medical advice if irritation develops.
Eye Contact:
Wash thoroughly with running water. Get medical advice if irritation develops.
4. Fire Fighting Measures
Autoignition temperature:
Dust Cloud : 630C (1166F);
Dust Layer: 430C (806F).
Fine dust dispersed in air in sufficient concentrations, and in the presence of an ignition source is a potential dust explosion hazard. Minimum explosible concentration: 0.19 g/l Particle size and air concentration determine reactivity.
Fire Extinguishing Media:
USE dry sand, graphite, dolomite, sodium chloride. NEVER USE water, halogenated agents, or class A, B, or C extinguishers.
Special Information:
Use protective clothing and breathing equipment appropriate for the surrounding fire.
5. Disposal Considerations
  Whatever cannot be saved for recovery or recycling should be managed in an appropriate and approved waste disposal facility. Processing, use or contamination of this product may change the waste management options. State and local disposal regulations may differ from federal disposal regulations. Dispose of container and unused contents in accordance with federal, state and local requirements.


DISCLAIMER: New Jersey Industrial Research Center provides the information contained herein in good faith but makes no representation as to its comprehensiveness or accuracy.  This document is intended only as a guide to the appropriate precautionary handling of the material by a properly trained person using this product.  Individuals receiving the information must exercise their independent judgment in determining its appropriateness for a particular purpose.  New Jersey Industrial Research Center is not responsible for damages resulting from use of or reliance upon this information.