Quickburst Release Kit
To whom it may concern,
The following two pages are for any SeaTag user that may come in contact with the Quickburst release kits. The pages below are the MSDS for the Potassium Chlorate and the H-3 Desert Star Pyrogen.
If you have any questions or need additional information please contact us directly.
Desert Star Systems LLC
Material Safety Data Sheet
PO Box 1820
Trinity, TX 75862
Product Name: H-3 Pyrogen.
Basic Description: Binary Mixture
Carbon – Dust Hazard
Potassium Chlorate – Mild Eye Irritant, strong oxidizer. UN1485, KCLO3
Boiling Point Range: N/A
Appearance: Powder Packets
Fire and Explosion Hazard Data
Auto ignition temp: N/A, until mixed by user, then 950 degrees F
Flammability Class: None, until mixed by user
Extinguishing media: Water only
Special Fire protection: None, after mixed by user avoid heat or sparks
Unusual fire hazard: None, until mixed by user
Unusual Explosion hazard: None, until mixed by user
Health Hazard Data
Effects of overexposure.
Acute: None known
Chronic: None known
Eyes: Potassium Chlorate is a mild irritant to the eyes
Skin: Potassium Chlorate is a mild irritant to the skin, eyes and mucus membranes.
Inhalation: Inhalation is not likely, Potassium Chlorate is a mild irritant to the skin, eyes, mucus membranes, and the digestive tract. Ingestion: Ingestion is not likely, Potassium Chlorate is a mild irritant to the digestive tract.
Emergency First Aid Procedures
Ingestion: Ingestion is not likely, if ingested call physician.
Inhalation: Inhalation is not likely, use in a well ventilated area outside only. This product is not intended for indoor use.
Skin contact: Wash with soap and water.
Note to Physician: Chemical of exposure is Potassium Chlorate, a mild gastric irritant.
Spill or Leak Procedures
Spill: Wet then gather with sweeping compound.
Waste Disposal Method: Dissolve in copious amounts of water.
Special Protection Information
Ventilation requirements: None. Do not use indoors.
Personal protective equipment: None required, use outdoors only, avoid exhaust fumes.
Other handling and storage requirements: Dust Hazard
After H-3 E-Match Pyrogen is mixed, by the user, it is highly flammable and will combust very rapidly. Do not ignite under confinement. Do not smoke or expose to heat, dispose of in copious amounts of water.
Chemical Education Today
CLIP, Chemical Laboratory Information Profile
“Only when you know the hazards, can you take the necessary precautionary measures.”
Potassium chlorate: KClO3 CAS No.: 3811-04-9
White crystalline solid.
Vapor pressure at 20 °C: negligible
Melting point: 356 °C A
Boiling point: decomposes at approx. 400 °C
OSHA PEL: NE
CGIH TLV: NE
0: None (or very low); 1: Slight; 2: Moderate; 3: High; 4: Severe.
Overall Toxicity: 1
Destructive to sky/eye: 2
Absorbed through skin: 0
Incompatible with: Sulfuric acid, any substance that can burn, all reducing agents.*
Potassium chlorate reacts vigorously with sulfuric acid producing chlorine dioxide which is unstable and explodes violently. Potassium chlorate is a very strong oxidizing agent; it evolves oxygen when heated to decomposition temperatures. Although not itself combustible, it enhances the combustibility of any combustible substance with which it is mixed. Mixtures of potassium chlorate and a reducing agent are heat-, shock-, friction-, and impact-sensitive; such mixtures often explode violently when they are heated, shocked, ground (as in a mortar), or impacted, and will almost certainly explode if exposed to any source of ignition. See Bretherick’s Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards for details and for other incompatibilities.
Cited as known to be or reasonably anticipated to be carcinogenic in NTP-9?
Identified as a reproductive toxin in Frazier and Hage, Reproductive Hazards of the Workplace?
Typical symptoms of acute exposures:
In the eyes, causes pain; on the skin causes mild inflammation; if inhaled causes sore throat, coughing, headache, dizziness and fainting, depending upon the severity of the exposure. If ingested, causes nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and unconsciousness, depending upon the severity of the exposure.
Principal target organ(s) or system(s):
Eyes and other mucous membranes, central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, blood.
Keep in a cool, dry, well-ventilated location, away from flammables, combustibles, and other reducing agents.
Mixtures of potassium chlorate and manganese dioxide, sometimes used for the laboratory preparation of oxygen, are prone to explode when heated. When charcoal is mistakenly substituted for the manganese dioxide, the mixture is even more likely to explode, even without heating. Other substances not ordinarily considered to be reducing agents with which potassium chlorate is incompatible include ammonia and ammonium salts, metals, cyanides, and hydroiodic acid.
This Chemical Laboratory Information Profile is not a Material Safety Data Sheet. It is a brief summary for teachers and their students that describes some of the hazards of this chemical as it is typically used in laboratories. On the basis of your knowledge of these hazards and before using or handling this chemical, you need to select the precautions and first-aid procedures to be followed. For that information as well as for other useful information, refer to Material Safety Data Sheets, container labels, and references in the scientific literature that pertain to this chemical.
Some substances that in fact are reproductive toxins are not yet recognized as such. For the best readily available and up-to-date information, refer to “DART/ETIC”. Note that some of the data in DART/ETIC have not been peer-reviewed. See also Linda M. Frazier and Marvin L. Hage, Reproductive Hazards of the Workplace; Wiley, 1998; and T. H. Shepard, Catalog of Teratogenic Agents, 9th ed.; Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.
ACGIH TLV—American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists–Threshold Limit Value. C—Ceiling. CAS— Chemical Abstracts Service. mg/m3—milligrams per cubic meter. NA—Not applicable. NE—Not established. NI—No information. NTP-9—National Toxicology Program, Ninth Annual Report on Carcinogens. OSHA PEL—Occupational Safety and Health Administration–Permissible Exposure Limit. ppm—parts per million. STEL/C—Short-term exposure limit and ceiling.
Jay A. Young Date of preparation: April 28, 2002
CLIP, Chemical Laboratory Information Profile