Registration Dossier

Administrative data

First-aid measures

If inhaled -If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respirationIn case of skin contact - Wash off with soap and plenty of water.In case of eye contact - Flush eyes with water as a precaution.If swallowed - Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media - Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local circumstances and the surrounding environment.Special protective equipment for fire-fighters - Wear self contained breathing apparatus for fire fighting if necessary.Further information - The product itself does not burn.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions - Avoid dust formation.Environmental precautions - Do not let product enter drains.Methods for cleaning up - Sweep up and shovel. Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.

Handling and storage

Store below 40 deg C (104 deg F), preferably between 15 and 30 deg C (59 and 86 deg F), unless otherwise specified by manufacturer. Store in a tight container.Handling - Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Respiratory protection - Respiratory protection is not required. Where protection from nuisance levels of dusts are desired, use type N95(US) or type P1 (EN 143) dust masks. Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU).Hand protection - Handle with gloves.Eye protection - Safety glassesHygiene measures - General industrial hygiene practice

Stability and reactivity

Incompatibilities: mercurous chloride in presence of an excess of potassium iodide produces metallic mercury & mercuric iodide, the latter forming the soluble double salt, potassium mercuric iodide. Stable in dry air . Light and moisture accelerate decompn.VOLATILIZES @ HIGHER TEMP /melting point 680 deg C/

Disposal considerations

The most favorable course of action is to use an alternative chemical product with less inherent propensity for occupational exposure or environmental contamination. Recycle any unused portion of the material for its approved use or return it to the manufacturer or supplier. Ultimate disposal of the chemical must consider: the material's impact on air quality; potential migration in soil or water; effects on animal, aquatic, and plant life; and conformance with environmental and public health regulations.