FERRIC CHLORIDE solutions (39%)

UN Number: 2582 - CAS Number: 7705-08-0

Also known as: CHLORURE DE FER (III), CHLORURE FERRIQUE en solution (39%)
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External resources

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UN number 2582
CAS number 7705-08-0

Physical chemical data

Physical State (20°C) Liquid
Density (kg/m3)
1410 [Kg/m³] at a temperature of 20°C
Boiling Point (°C) 110
Melting Point (°C) -2
Vapour Pressure (Pa)
1466 [Pa] at a temperature of 20°C

Behaviour at sea

Additional data

Colour orange/brown
Odour pungent

Transportation data

Transport mode Bulk,Packaged
Package group III
Cargo group 43
State liquid
Temperature (°C) ambient
Family name miscell. water solut.

Reactivity data

Water No
Acid(s) Yes
Metal(s) and alloys Yes
Combustibles Yes
Organic substance Yes

GESAMP Hazard profile

Bioaccumulation in BCF (A1B) 5 - ≥ 4000
Bioaccumulation (A1) 5 - Very high potential to bioaccumulate
Acute aquatic toxicity (B1) (LC/EC/IC50 (mg/l)) 2 - Slightly toxic
Chronic aquatic toxicity (B2) (NOEC (mg/l)) 0 - Negligible
Acute mammalian toxicity by swallowing (C1) (LD50 (mg/kg)) 1 - Slight
Acute mammalian toxicity by skin penetration (C2) (LD50 (mg/kg)) 0 - Negligible
Acute mammalian toxicity by inhalation (C3) (LC50 (mg/l)) 3 - Moderately high
Eye irritation/corrosivity (D2) 3 - Severely irritating, with irreversible corneal injury
Interference with coastal amenities (E2) D - Dissolver
Effects on wildlife and bottom habitats (E3) 3 - Is highly acutely toxic; and/or is severely irritant or corrosive to skin or eyes; and/or is carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic; and/or is a floater or persistent floater with associated health effects

Human toxicity threshold

TEEL-1 (mg/m3) 3.5
TEEL-2 (mg/m3) 25
TEEL-3 (mg/m3) 125


Incident reports

Incident reports

Year Vessel Location Cargo type
196? Andania - Package
1981 Iran Shaheed En route from Bombay, India Package
Emergency Response Guidebook

Emergency Response Guidebook

Guide number: 154

See the guide or download the emergency response guidebook

At sea emergency guide

At sea emergency guide

No guides available

Decision trees

Decision trees

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last modified 2020-12-14T09:02:30+00:00