GOLD METAL

MSDS Safety Data Sheet

Name: Gold, 99.5%, bar, ingot

Company Identification (USA):    United Nuclear Scientific
                                 P.O. Box 373
                                 Laingsburg, MI. 48848

For emergencies in the US, call CHEMTREC: 800-424-9300

         **** SECTION 2 - COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS ****

+----------------+--------------------------------------+----------+-----------+
|      CAS#      |              Chemical Name           |    %     |  EINECS#  |
|----------------|--------------------------------------|----------|-----------|
|     7440-57-5  |Gold                                  |  99.5   | 231-165-9 |
+----------------+--------------------------------------+----------+-----------+
         Hazard Symbols: None Listed.
         Risk Phrases: None Listed.

                 **** SECTION 3 - HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION ****

                              EMERGENCY OVERVIEW
Not available.

Potential Health Effects
    Eye:
         Fine powders may cause eye irritation.
    Skin:
         May cause skin irritation. May cause skin sensitization, an allergic
         reaction, which becomes evident upon re-exposure to this material.
    Ingestion:
         Dust/powder causes gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and
         diarrhea.
    Inhalation:
         Dust is irritating to the respiratory tract.
    Chronic:
         No information found.

                   **** SECTION 4 - FIRST AID MEASURES ****

    Eyes:
         Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes,
         occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
    Skin:
         Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes
         while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if
         irritation develops or persists. Wash clothing before reuse.
    Ingestion:
         Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4
         cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an
         unconscious person. Get medical aid.
    Inhalation:
         Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing,
         give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
         Get medical aid. Do NOT use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
    Notes to Physician:

                 **** SECTION 5 - FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES ****

    General Information:
         As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in
         pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full
         protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases
         may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion.
         Non-combustible, substance itself does not burn but may decompose
         upon heating to produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic fumes.
    Extinguishing Media:
         Substance is noncombustible; use agent most appropriate to
         extinguish surrounding fire.

               **** SECTION 6 - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES ****

    General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated
                         in Section 8.
    Spills/Leaks:
         Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal
         container. Reduce airborne dust and prevent scattering by moistening
         with water. Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in
         the Protective Equipment section. Avoid generating dusty conditions.

                  **** SECTION 7 - HANDLING and STORAGE ****

    Handling:
         Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash hands before eating. Use with
         adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation.
         Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
    Storage:
         Store in a cool, dry place.

         **** SECTION 8 - EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION ****

    Engineering Controls:
         Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped
         with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use adequate general or
         local explosion-proof ventilation to keep airborne levels to
         acceptable levels.
    Personal Protective Equipment

                Eyes:
                      Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical
                      safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face
                      protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European
                      Standard EN166.
                Skin:
                      Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin
                      exposure.
            Clothing:
                      Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin
                      exposure.
         Respirators:
                      Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR
                      1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a
                      NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator
                      when necessary.

            **** SECTION 9 - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES ****

Physical State:             Solid
Appearance:                 gold-brown
Odor:                       Not available.
pH:                         Not available.
Vapor Pressure:             1 mm Hg @1869C
Vapor Density:              Not available.
Evaporation Rate:           Not available.
Viscosity:                  Not available.
Boiling Point:              2700 deg C
Freezing/Melting Point:     1064.76 deg C
Autoignition Temperature:   Not applicable.
Flash Point:                Not applicable.
Explosion Limits, lower:    Not available.
Explosion Limits, upper:    Not available.
Decomposition Temperature:  Not available.
Solubility:                 Insoluble in water.
Specific Gravity/Density:   Not available.
Molecular Formula:          Au
Molecular Weight:           196.97

                **** SECTION 10 - STABILITY AND REACTIVITY ****

    Chemical Stability:
         Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage
         and handling conditions.
    Conditions to Avoid:
         Incompatible materials, dust generation, excess heat.
    Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
         Hydrogen peroxide, ammonia gas, ammonium hydroxide.
    Hazardous Decomposition Products:
         None.
    Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.

               **** SECTION 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION ****

    RTECS#:
         CAS# 7440-57-5: MD5070000
    LD50/LC50:
         Not available.
    Carcinogenicity:
      Gold -
         Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
    Epidemiology:
         No information found.
    Teratogenicity:
         No information found.
    Reproductive Effects:
         No information found.
    Neurotoxicity:
         No information found.
    Mutagenicity:
         No information found.
    Other Studies:
         No data available.

                 **** SECTION 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION ****



                **** SECTION 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS ****

Dispose of in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local regulations.

                 **** SECTION 14 - TRANSPORT INFORMATION ****

    US DOT
         No information available
    Canadian TDG
         No information available.

                 **** SECTION 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION ****

US FEDERAL
    TSCA
         CAS# 7440-57-5 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
         This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
    Clean Water Act:
         None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous
         Substances under the CWA.
         None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority
         Pollutants under the CWA.
         None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants
         under the CWA.
    OSHA:
         None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous
         by OSHA.
STATE
    Gold is not present on state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.
    California No Significant Risk Level:
    None of the chemicals in this product are listed.
European/International Regulations
    European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
         Hazard Symbols: Not available.
         Risk Phrases:
         Safety Phrases:
  WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
         CAS# 7440-57-5: 0
  United Kingdom Occupational Exposure Limits

  Canada
         CAS# 7440-57-5 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
         CAS# 7440-57-5 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
  Exposure Limits

                 **** SECTION 16 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ****

    MSDS Creation Date:  9/02/1997  Revision #3 Date:  8/02/2000

    The information above is believed to be accurate and represents the best
    information currently available to us. However, we make no warranty of
    merchantability or any other warranty, express or implied, with respect to
    such information, and we assume no liability resulting from its use. Users
    should make their own investigations to determine the suitability of the
    information for their particular purposes. In no way shall the company be
    liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any third party or for lost
    profits or any special, indirect, incidental, consequential or exemplary
    damages, howsoever arising, even if the company has been advised of
    the possibility of such damages.
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