Aluminum Antimonide

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1   PRODUCT AND SUPPLIER IDENTIFICATION

Product Name:     Aluminum Antimonide

Formula:              AlSb

Supplier:              ESPI Metals

                             1050 Benson Way

                             Ashland, OR 97520

Telephone:           800-638-2581

Fax:                      541-488-8313

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Emergency:          Infotrac 800-535-5053 (US) or 352-323-3500 (24 hour)

Recommended Uses:   Scientific Research

 

 

2   HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

GHS Classification (29 CFR 1910.1200):  Acute toxicity - oral, category 4,  Acute toxicity - inhalation, category 4.

GHS Label Elements:

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Signal Word:  Warning

Hazard Statements:  H302  Harmful if swallowed,  H332  Harmful if inhaled.

Precautionary Statements:  P261  Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray,  P264  Wash hands thoroughly after handling,  P270  Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product,  P271  Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area,  P301+P304+P312  IF SWALLOWED OR INHALED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician IF you feel unwell,  P330  Rinse mouth,  P304+P340  IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing,  P501  Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local, state or federal regulations.

 

 

3   COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Ingredient:        Aluminum Antimonide

CAS#:                 25152-52-7

%:                      100

EC#:                   246-667-3

 

 

4   FIRST AID MEASURES

General Measures:  Remove patient from area of exposure.

INHALATION:  Remove to fresh air, keep warm and quiet, give oxygen if breathing is difficult. Seek immediate medical attention.

INGESTION:  Rinse mouth with water. Do not induce vomiting. Seek immediate medical attention. Never induce vomiting or give anything by  mouth to an unconscious person.

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

EYES:  Flush eyes with lukewarm water, including under upper and lower eyelids, for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention.

Most Important Symptoms/Effects, Acute and Delayed:  May cause irritation. See section 11 for more information.

Indication of Immediate Medical Attention and Special Treatment:  No other information available.

 

 

5   FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

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

Unsuitable Extinguishing Media:  No information available.

Specific Hazards Arising from the Material:  May emit toxic fumes under fire conditions.

Special Protective Equipment and Precautions for Firefighters:  Full face, self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.

 

 

6   ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal Precautions, Protective Equipment, and Emergency Procedures:  Wear appropriate respiratory and protective equipment specified in section 8. Isolate spill area and provide ventilation. Avoid breathing dust or fume. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Eliminate all sources of ignition.

Methods and Materials for Containment and Cleaning Up:  Avoid dust formation. Cleanup spills with a vacuum system utilizing a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration system and place in a properly labeled closed container for further handling and disposal.

Environmental Precautions:  Do not allow to enter drains or to be released to the environment.

 

 

7   HANDLING AND STORAGE

Precautions for Safe HandlingHandle in an enclosed, controlled process. Avoid creating dust. Avoid breathing dust or fumes. Provide adequate ventilation if dusts are created. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Wash thoroughly before eating or smoking. See section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.

Conditions for Safe Storage, Including Any IncompatibilitiesStore in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area. Store material tightly sealed in properly labeled containers. See section 10 for more information on incompatible materials.

 


8   EXPOSURE CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION

Exposure Limits:                          OSHA/PEL:                               ACGIH/TLV:

Aluminum Antimonide                      No exposure limit established       No exposure limit established

Antimony and compounds (as Sb)     0.5 mg/m3                                 0.5 mg/m3

Appropriate Engineering Controls:  Ensure adequate ventilation to maintain exposures below occupational limits. Whenever possible the use of local exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls is the preferred method of controlling exposure to airborne dust and fume to meet established occupational exposure limits. Use good housekeeping and sanitation practices. Do not use tobacco or food in work area. Wash thoroughly before eating or smoking. Do not blow dust off clothing or skin with compressed air. Clothing worn in areas of exposure to arsenic dust or fume should be restricted to the workplace and laundered regularly.

Individual Protection Measures, Such as Personal Protective Equipment:

   Respiratory Protection:  Wear a NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator when high concentrations are present.

   Eye Protection:  Safety glasses.

   Skin Protection:  Wear impermeable gloves, protective work clothing as necessary.

 

 

9   PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance:

  Form:                Powder

  Color:                No data

Odor:                   Not determined

Odor Threshold:  Not determined

pH:                                             N/A

Melting Point:                             No data

Boiling Point:                              No data

Flash Point:                                N/A

Evaporation Rate:                      N/A

Flammability:                             No data

Upper Flammable Limit:            No data

Lower Flammable Limit:            No data

Vapor Pressure:                         No data

Vapor Density:                            N/A

Relative Density (Specific Gravity):     No data

Solubility in H2O:                        Insoluble

Partition Coefficient (n-octanol/water):   Not determined

Autoignition Temperature:         No data

Decomposition Temperature:     No data

Viscosity:                                     N/A

 

 

10   STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Reactivity:  No specific test data available.

Chemical Stability:  Stable under recommended storage conditions.

Possibility of Hazardous Reactions:  Hazardous polymerization will not occur.

Conditions to Avoid:  No data

Incompatible Materials:  Strong acids, oxidizing agents.

Hazardous Decomposition Products:  Aluminum oxides, antimony oxides.

 

 

11   TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Likely Routes of Exposure:  Inhalation, skin and eyes

Symptoms of Exposure:  May cause irritation to eyes and abraded skin. May cause irritation to lungs.

Acute and Chronic Effects:

AluminumThere is strong evidence that aluminum (compounds) can cause irritation following exposure via either inhalation or injection. Modest evidence of an effect exists for reproductive toxicity following oral exposure, for neurological toxicity following either oral or injection exposure, and for bone toxicity following injection exposure. All other effects were judged to be supported by either limited evidence or no clear evidence at all.1

Antimony:  Antimony and its compounds are irritating to the skin and mucous membranes and are systemic poisons.  Effects are reported to include a metallic taste in the mouth, vomiting, colic, loss of appetite and weight, and diarrhea. In addition, dermatitis may result which starts as an inflammation of the hair follicles and can progress through pus formation and sloughing to leave a contracted scar. Chronic antimony exposure cause alterations of the ECG, laryngitis, bronchitis,  pneumonitis, pneumoconiosis, and ulceration of the nasal septum and larynx.

Acute Toxicity:  No data

CarcinogenicityNTP:  Not identified as carcinogenic    IARCNot identified as carcinogenic

To the best of our knowledge the chemical, physical and toxicological characteristics of the substance are not fully known.

 

 

12   ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Ecotoxicity:  No data

Persistence and Degradability:  No data

Bioaccumulative Potential:  No data

Mobility in Soil:  No data

Other Adverse Effects:  Danger to drinking water and to aquatic organisms. Do not allow material to be released to the environment. No further relevant information available.

 

 

13   DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste Disposal Method:

Product:  Dispose of in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations.

Packaging:  Dispose of in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations.

 

 

14   TRANSPORT INFORMATION

UN Number:                           UN1549

UN Proper Shipping Name:   Antimony compounds, inorganic, solid, n.o.s. (Aluminum Antimonide)

Transport Hazard Class:       6.1

Packing Group:                      III

Marine Pollutant:                   No

 

 

15   REGULATORY INFORMATION

TSCA Listed:  Yes

DSL Listed:  No

Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP):  Acute toxicity - oral, category 4,  Acute toxicity - inhalation, category 4.

WHMIS 2015 Classification (CPR, SOR/88-66):  Acute toxicity.

HMIS RatingsHealth:  2     Flammability:  0     Physical:  0

NFPA RatingsHealth:  2     Flammability:  0     Instability:  0

Chemical Safety Assessment:  A chemical safety assessment has not been carried out.

 

 

16   OTHER INFORMATION

1Krewski et al. (2007) Human Health Risk Assessment for Aluminum, Aluminum Oxide, and Aluminum Hydroxide, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2782734/

The information contained in this document is based on the state of our knowledge at the time of publication and is believed to be correct, but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. ESPI Metals makes no representation, warranty, or guarantee of any kind with respect to the information contained in this document or any use of the product based on this information. ESPI Metals shall not be held liable for any damages resulting from handling or from contact with the above product. Users should satisfy themselves that they have all current data relevant to their particular use.

 

Prepared by:              ESPI Metals

Revised/Reviewed:    May 2015

TSCA Listed:  Yes

 

DOT Regulations:

                Hazard Class:                       6.1

                Identification Number:       UN1557

                Packing Group:                   II

                Proper Shipping Name:      Arsenic compound, solid, n.o.s., (Aluminum Arsenide)

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