MSDS Number 410-20

Section 1: Product and Company Information
Product Name(s) Vivianite
Product Number(s) 410-20S
Company Natural Pigments LLC
PO Box 112
Willits, CA 95490
United States of America
Technical Phone 707-459-9998
Fax 707-275-6063
Section 2: Composition / Information on Ingredients
Product Name Vivianite is a natural mineral from Russia
Synonyms angelardite, anglarite (of Berthier), anglarite (of Kobell), blue iron earth, glaucosiderite, mullicite, native Prussian blue, odontolite, paravivianite, phosphate of iron
Component Name CAS No. % Composition Range OSHA PEL mg/m3 ACGIH TLV mg/m3 DFG-MAK mg/m3
Chemical Formula     TWA STEL TWA STEL TWA STEL
Iron Phosphate Hydrated
13463-10-0 Varies 101 N.E.2 5 N.E. N.E. N.E.
1) Nuisance dust   2) N.E. = None Established
Section 3: Hazards Identification
Emergency Overview No unusual fire or spill hazard. Low health risk by inhalation.
Potential Health Effects
Eyes May cause mechanical irritation.
Skin None
Inhalation Low health risk by inhalation. Treat as a nuisance dust.
Oral LD50 Greater than 10g/kg (rat)
Section 4: First Aid Measures
After Inhalation Remove to fresh air. If breathing is labored or stopped, give artificial respiration. Get immediate medical attention.
After Skin Contact Wash area of skin with soap and water.
After Eye Contact Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention if irritation develops or persists.
After Ingestion If victim is conscious and alert, give large quantities of water to induce vomiting. Seek medical attention immediately.
Section 5: Fire Fighting Measures
Fire Not considered to be a fire hazard. Not flammable.
Explosion Not considered to be an explosion hazard.
Extinguishing Media This material is not combustible and is not anticipated to react with commercially employed extinguishing media. Use appropriate extinguishing media for surrounding fire.
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
Spill Procedures Protect against identified hazards through use of prescribed personal protection equipment, proper work and hygiene practices. Limit foot and vehicular traffic to minimize mechanical agitation and dispersion. Employ a vacuum, equipped with HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter, for clean-up of the spill material. If no vacuum is available, use a broom and shovel to collect excess powder in the area. Recover uncontaminated material for use. Vacuum or sweep remaining material keeping dust to a minimum. Residual material should then be cleared, utilizing the process of wet sweeping, to avoid dust generation.
Containment Techniques This is a solid material and will not travel far from the spill location unless mechanically agitated.
Spill Response Equipment The following equipment is recommended for spill response:
• vacuum, equipped with a HEPA filter
• broom, wet mop
• dustpan, shovel, or scoop
• bags, drums or sacks for collection
Personal Protective Equipment All personnel should utilize the following protective equipment when performing spill response activities:
• gloves (rubber or leather)
• safety glasses or goggles
• respiratory equipment as recommended in Section 8
Section 7: Handling and Storage
Storage A moderately dry, well-ventilated area is considered adequate for handling and storage. Usual precautions for nuisance dust should be followed.
Handling When handling this product, all personnel are directed to:
• Wear all specified elements of PPE, as directed by this document, or under location specific requirements, whichever is more conservative.
• Avoid creating dust, where possible.
Section 8: Exposure Controls / Personal Protection
Engineering Controls Use with adequate ventilation to meet exposure limits listed in Section 2.
Respiratory Protection Use NIOSH-approved dust respirator, if overexposure exists.
Skin Protection Leather or rubber gloves.
Eye/Face Protection Safety glasses, goggles or face shield are recommended.
Work Hygiene Practices • To control potential exposures, avoid creating dust.
• Do not eat, drink, smoke, or perform other hand-to-mouth activities in product use or handling area.
• Wash thoroughly after handling this product.
Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
Earths are natural products. Technical data varies or are not measurable.
Appearance Physical State: Solid
Color: Dark Blue
Form: Powder
Odor Odorless
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity
Stability Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage.
Hazardous Decomposition Products None
Hazardous Polymerization Products None
Incompatibilities Iron oxides are not compatible with hydrazine, calcium hypochlorite, performic acid and bromine pentaflouride.
Conditions to Avoid None
Section 11: Toxicological Information
Ingestion There are no known dangerous acute or chronic effects associated with the use of this product. The acute oral toxicity LD50 (rat) for Fe2O3 is greater than 10g/kg (rat).
Skin No known dangerous acute or chronic effects.
Eye If dust intrudes into the eyes, a slight eye irritation can occur.
Section 12: Ecological information
  No harmful effects known other than those associated with suspended inert solids in water.
Section 13: Disposal Considerations
Recommended Disposal Method Collect in containers, bags or covered dumpster boxes. 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.
Section 14: Transportation Information
U.S. DOT Not regulated for domestic transport by land, rail or air. Enter the proper freight classification on the shipping documents, "MSDS Number" and "Product Name" for shipping purposes.
Canadian TDG Hazard Class and PIN Not regulated
Section 15: Regulatory Information
SARA 313 Title III Section 311/312 Hazardous Categories: None
Section 313 Toxic Chemicals: None
OSHA Status This product is not considered hazardous.
TSCA Status Components of this product are listed in the TSCA Inventory.
California Proposition 65 Not listed
CERCLA Reportable Quantity None
International Regulations Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List: Components are listed.
Canadian WHMIS: This material is not a controlled substance under WHMIS.
European Community: This material is not subject to classification according to EEC Directive 67/548/EEC.
Section 16: Other Information
Date 1 August 2007
  The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. Natural Pigments, LLC shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.
Copyright 2007 Natural Pigments, LLC. License granted to make unlimited paper copies for internal use only.
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