Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
Section 1 — Chemical Product and Company Identification
Section 2 — Composition, Information on Ingredients
Synonym: ammonium bichromate
Section 3 — Hazards Identification
Call a physician, seek medical attention for further treatment, observation and support after first aid.
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air at once. If breathing has stopped give artificial respiration immediately.
Eye: Immediately flush with fresh water for 15 minutes.
External: Wash continuously with fresh water for 15 minutes.
Internal: Rinse out mouth, give 1 to 2 cups of water or milk, induce vomiting. Call a physician or poison control at once.
Section 4 — First Aid Measures
Section 7 — Handling and Storage
Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Wear chemical splash goggles, chemical-resistant gloves and chemical-resistant apron.
Use ventilation to keep airborne concentrations below exposure limits. Always wear a NIOSH-approved respirator with proper cartridges or a
positive pressure, air-supplied respirator when handling this material in emergency situations (spill or fire).
Exposure guidelines: TWA 0.05 Cr/m3 (ACGIH)
Orange odorless crystals.
Strong oxidizing agent and dangerous fire risk if mixed with organic material.
Ingestion can be fatal. Inhalation causes severe irritation. Avoid inhaling dust.
Irritating to body tissues. Avoid all body tissue contact. A known carcinogen.
Section 5 — Fire Fighting Measures
Strong oxidizer under fire conditions. Dangerous fire risk.
Thermal decomposition of ammonium dichromate is initiated by local heating to 190 C, flame and sparks spread
rapidly through the mass and if confined, it may become explosive.
Fire Fighting Instructions: Use triclass, dry chemical fire extinguisher. Firefighters should wear PPE and
SCBA with full facepiece operated in positive pressure mode.
Section 6 — Accidental Release Measures
Restrict unprotected personnel from area. Ventilate area. Sweep up, place in sealed bag or container and disp