Cobalt Phosphide

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

 

 

1   PRODUCT AND SUPPLIER IDENTIFICATION

Product Name:   Cobalt Phosphide

Formula:             Co2P

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 3, Sensitization - skin, category 1B, Carcinogenicity, category 2.

GHS Label Elements:

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Signal Word: Danger

Hazard Statements: H301 Toxic if swallowed, H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction H351 Suspected of causing cancer.

Precautionary Statements: P201 Obtain special instructions before use, P202 Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood, 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, P272 Contaminated clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace, P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection P301+P310+P330 IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician, P302+P352 IF ON SKIN: wash with plenty of soap and water, P333+P313 If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention, P308+P313 IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention, P362+P364 Take off contaminated clothing and wash it before reuse, P405 Store locked up, P501 Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local, state or federal regulations.

 

 

3   COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Ingredient:    Cobalt Phosphide

CAS#:             12134-02-0

%:                  100

EC#:               235-212-4

Common Names and Synonyms: Dicobalt phosphide; cobaltous phosphide.

 

 

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 medical attention.

INGESTION: Rinse mouth with water. Do not induce vomiting. Seek 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 if irritation develops or persists.

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

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 relevant information available.

 

 

5   FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

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

Unsuitable Extinguishing Media: Do not use water.

Specific Hazards Arising from the Material: May release toxic fumes if involved in a fire.

Special Protective Equipment and Precautions for Firefighters: Wear full face, self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing.

 

 

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 creating dust. Sweep or vacuum up spill using a vacuum equipped with a HEPA filter. Place in properly labeled closed containers.

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

 

 

7   HANDLING AND STORAGE

Precautions for Safe Handling: Handle 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: Store in a cool, dry area. Store material tightly sealed in properly labeled containers. Do not store together with oxidizers. See section 10 for more information on incompatible materials.

 

 

8   EXPOSURE CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION

Exposure Limits:                            OSHA/PEL:                             ACGIH/TLV:

Cobalt Phosphide                              No exposure limit established     No exposure limit established

Cobalt Metal (dust and fume, as Co)   0.1 mg/m3                               0.02 mg/m3

Engineering Controls: Handle in a controlled, enclosed environment if possible. 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.

Individual Protection Measures, Such as Personal Protective Equipment:

   Respiratory Protection: Use suitable respirator when high concentrations are present.

   Eye Protection: Safety glasses

   Skin Protection: Impermeable gloves, protective work clothing as necessary.

 

 

9   PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance:

Form:                 Powder

Color:                 Gray

Odor:                  Not determined

Odor Threshold: Not determined

pH:                                              N/A

Melting Point:                             1386 oC

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):     6.4 g/cc @ 15 oC

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: No information available. Hazardous polymerization will not occur.

Conditions to Avoid: No data.

Incompatible Materials: Strong oxidizing agents.

Hazardous Decomposition Products: Cobalt oxide fume, hydrogen phosphide.

 

 

11   TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Likely Routes of Exposure: Inhalation, skin and eyes.

Symptoms of Exposure: May cause irritation. May cause an allergic reaction in sensitized individuals.

Acute and Chronic Effects:

Cobalt Compounds: Exposure via inhalation or skin contact can result in sensitization in a small percentage of individuals, and can result in asthma-like symptoms or allergic dermatitis. Chronic exposure via inhalation may result in respiratory irritation, diminished pulmonary function, wheezing, asthma, pneumonia, and fibrosis. There is limited evidence in animals of carcinogenic effects.

Phosphine: Hydrogen phosphide (phosphine) is a colorless, flammable, toxic gas. Phosphine is heavier than air and may cause asphyxiation in enclosed, poorly ventilated, or low-lying areas. Inhalation of low concentrations may cause headaches, dizziness, tremors, general fatigue, gastrointestinal distress, and burning substernal pain. Symptoms may also include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, great thirst, sensation of pressure in the chest, back pains, dyspnea, chills, stupor and fainting, and pulmonary edema. Most deaths occur within the first 12 to 24 hours after exposure and are cardiovascular in origin; survival for 4 days is ordinarily followed by recovery.

Acute Toxicity: No available information.

Carcinogenicity:

Cobalt and cobalt compounds that release cobalt ions in vivo: NTP: R - reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen

Cobalt and Cobalt Compounds: IARC: 2B - Possibly carcinogenic to humans

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: 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

Shipping Regulations: Not regulated

   UN Number:                           N/A

   UN Proper Shipping Name:   N/A

   Transport Hazard Class:       N/A

   Packing Group:                      N/A

   Marine Pollutant:                   No

 

 

15   REGULATORY INFORMATION

TSCA Listed: Yes

DSL Listed: No

Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP): Acute toxicity - oral, category 3, Sensitization - skin, category 1B, Carcinogenicity, category 2.

WHMIS 2015 Classification: Acute toxicity, Skin sensitization, Carcinogenicity.

HMIS Ratings: Health: 2*(Chronic)     Flammability: 0     Physical: 0

NFPA Ratings: Health: 2     Flammability: 0     Instability: 0

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

 

 

16   OTHER INFORMATION

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:   January 2017