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General Description

Synonyms: Sodium monofluoro-acetate; SFA; 1080

OSHA IMIS Code Number: 2250

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 62-74-8

NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: AH9100000

Department of Transportation Regulation Number (49 CFR 172.101) and Guide: 2629 151

Chemical Description and Physical Properties:

fluffy, colorless, odorless, hygroscopic solid (sometimes dyed black)
molecular weight: 100
vapor pressure: approx. 0 mm
boiling point: Decomposes
melting point: 392° F

Incompatibilities: None hazardous

Exposure Limits

OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL):

General Industry: 0.05 mg/m3 (Skin)

Construction Industry: 0.05 mg/m3 TWA (Skin)

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value (TLV): 0.05 mg/m3 TWA (Skin)

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Limit (REL): 0.05 mg/m3 TWA (Skin), 0.15 mg/m3 STEL (Skin)

Health Factors

Potential Symptoms: Vomiting; apprhension; auditory hallucinations; facial paresthesia, twitching of facial muscles, convulsions; pulsus altenans, ectopic heartbeat, tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation; pulmonary edema; nystagmus

Health Effects: Acute systemic toxicity (Metabolic poison) (HE4)

Affected Organs: CVS, lungs, kidneys, CNS

Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):

  • sampling media: Mixed Cellulose Ester Filter (MCEF) 0.8 microns
    maximum volume: 960 Liters
    maximum flow rate: 2.0 L/min (TWA)
    maximum volume: 30 Liters
    maximum flow rate: 2.0 L/min (STEL)
    current analytical method: Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy; AAS
    method reference: 2 (OSHA In-House File)
    method classification: Not Validated
    note: When the analysis of a compound is requested, an elemental analysis is performed for sodium and reported as the compound. Submit as a separate sample.

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