Nickel Phosphide

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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

 

 

I.  PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION

Manufacturer/Supplier:

ESPI Metals

1050 Benson Way, Ashland, OR 97520

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Product Name:   Nickel Phosphide

Formula:             Ni2P

CAS Number:      12035-64-2

 

 

 

II.  HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

Hazardous Component:   Nickel Phosphide 

Percent (%):                    0-100 

OSHA/PEL:                      1 mg(Ni)/m3 

ACGIH/TLV:                     1 mg(Ni)/m3 

HMIS Ratings:         

Health:                             2

Flammability:                   0

Reactivity:                        0

 

 

III.  PHYSICAL DATA

Boiling Point:                   N/E or N/A 

Melting Point:                  1112.0 oC

Specific Gravity:              6.31 g/cc @ 15 oC

Solubility in H2O:             Insoluble

Appearance and Odor:     Gray powder or pieces, no odor

 

 

IV.  FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA

Flash Point:  N/A

Autoignition Temperature:  N/A

Explosive LimitsLower:  N/A         Upper:  N/A

Extinguishing Media:  Use suitable extinguishing agent for surrounding materials and type of fire.

Special Fire Fighting Procedures:  Firefighters must wear full  face, self-contained breathing apparatus with full protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.  fumes from fire are hazardous.  Isolate runoff to prevent environmental pollution.

Unusual Fire & Explosion Hazards:  When heated to decomposition, nickel phosphide may emit oxides of phosphorous.

 

 

V.  HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION

Effects of Exposure:

To the best of our knowledge the chemical, physical and toxicological properties of nickel phosphide have not been thoroughlyinvestigated and recorded.

Nickel is a confirmed carcinogen with experimental carcinogenic, neoplastigenic, tumorigenic and teratogenic data.  Poison by ingestion, intratracheal, intraperitoneal, subcutaneous and intravenous routes.  Ingestion of soluble salts causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.  Hypersensitivity to nickel is common and can cause allergic reactions, contact dermatitis, pulmonary asthma, conjunctivitis and inflammatory reaction around nickel containing medical implants and prosthesis (Sax, Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials).

Inorganic phosphorus compounds may cause irritation and hemorrhages in the stomach, as well as liver and kidney damage.  Bone structure may be attacked, especially the jaw and teeth.

Acute Effects:

Inhalation:  May cause irritation to the upper respiratory tract, mucous membranes and nasal cavities.

Ingestion:  Large doses may cause intestinal disorders, convulsions and asphyxia.

Skin:  May cause irritation.

Eyes:  May cause irritation.

Chronic Effects:

Inhalation:  May cause pneumonitis.

Ingestion:  May cause nickel toxicity.

Skin:  May sensitize the skin (nickel itch).  May cause dermatitis, eczematous dermatitis and may be accompanied a week later with superficial skin ulcers, which may discharge and become crusted.

Eyes:  May cause damage to the cornea.

Target Organs:  May affect the nasal cavities, lungs, respiratory system and skin.

Routes of Entry:  Inhalation, and ingestion.

Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure:  Pre-existing respiratory and skin disorders.

Carcinogenicity:  No data

 

EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:

INHALATION:  Remove victim to fresh air, keep warm and quiet, give oxygen if breathing is difficult and seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

INGESTION:  Give 1-2 glasses of milk or water and induce vomiting, seek medical attention if symptoms persist.  Never induce vomiting or give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

SKIN:  Remove contaminated clothing, brush material off skin, wash affected area with mild soap and water.  Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

EYES:  Flush eyes with lukewarm water, lifting upper and lower eyelids, for at least 15 minutes.  Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

 

 

VI.  REACTIVITY DATA

Stability:  Stable

Conditions to Avoid:  None

Incompatibilities (Materials to Avoid):  None recorded

Hazardous Decomposition Products:  Oxides of Phosphorus

Hazardous Polymerization:  Will not occur.

 

 

VII.  SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES

Steps to Be Taken in Case Material Is Released or Spilled:  Wear appropriate respiratory and protective equipment specified in section VIII.  Isolate spill area and provide ventilation.  Vacuum up spill using a high efficiency particulate absolute (HEPA) air filter and place in a closed container for proper disposal.  Take care not to raise dust.

Waste Disposal Method:  Disposal must be made in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations.

 

 

VIII.  SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

Respiratory Protection:  NIOSH approved dust, mist, cartridge respirator.

Ventilation:  Use local exhaust to maintain concentration at or below the PEL, TLV. General exhaust is recommended.

Protective Gloves:  Rubber Gloves

Eye Protection:  Safety Goggles

Other Protective Clothing or EquipmentNormal lab wear suitable to prevent contamination.

 

 

IX.  SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storage:  Store in a tightly sealed container.  Store in a cool, dry area.  Wash thoroughly after handling.

Work Practices:  Implement engineering and work practice controls to reduce and maintain concentration of exposure at low levels.  Use good housekeeping and sanitation practices.  Do not use tobacco or food in work area.  Wash thoroughly before eating and smoking.  Do not blow dust off clothing or skin with compressed air.  Maintain eyewash capable of sustained flushing, safety drench shower and facilities for washing.

TSCA Listed:            Yes

DOT Regulations:

Hazard Class:          None

 

 

The above information is believed to be correct, but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide.  ESPI shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.

 

Issued By:                    S. Dierks

Revised/Verified:           July 2011