Indium Antimonide

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

 

 

1   PRODUCT AND SUPPLIER IDENTIFICATION

Product Name:    Indium Antimonide

Formula:             InSb

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, 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+P312+P330 IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell, P304+P340+P312 IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing, Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell, P501 Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local, state or federal regulations.

 

 

3   COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Ingredient:         Indium Antimonide

CAS#:                  1312-41-0

%:                       100

EC#:                    215-192-3

 

 

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 medical attention.

INGESTION: Dilute by drinking 1-2 cups of 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 symptoms persist.

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

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 Class D dry powder extinguishing agent.

Unsuitable Extinguishing Media: Do not use water.

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 flush to sewer, stream, or other bodies of water. 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, Including Any Incompatibilities: Store 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:

Indium Antimonide                          No exposure limit established      No exposure limit established

Indium and compounds (as In)         No exposure limit established      0.1 mg/m3

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 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:                  Pieces

Color:                  Silver gray

Odor:                   Not determined

Odor Threshold:  Not determined

pH:                                              N/A

Melting Point:                             535 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):     5.75 g/cc

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: Oxidizing agents.

Hazardous Decomposition Products: Indium oxides, antimony oxides.

 

 

11   TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Likely Routes of Exposure: Inhalation, skin and eyes.

Symptoms of Exposure: May cause irritation and possible systemic effects including vomiting, colic, loss of appetite and weight, and diarrhea.

Acute and Chronic Effects:

Indium Compounds: In laboratory animals, indium-tin oxide was found to increase cancer risks through inhalation. Indium-tin-oxide showed much higher toxicity than indium oxide. The soluble salts of indium were very toxic when given intravenously.

Antimony Compounds:  Antimony salts are irritating to the skin and mucous membranes and are systemic poisons. Violent vomiting due to mucosal irritation is the main symptom of acute oral antimony intoxication. Symptoms of chronic antimony intoxication are dyspnea, weight and hair loss, papular eruptions on the skin, jaundice, albuminuria, damage to the heart and liver, hyperplasia of the spleen, glomerular nephritis, abnormal increase in erythrocytes, and decrease in leukocytes. Chronic inhalation of subtoxic doses of antimony salts causes interstitial pneumonitis, intra-alveolar lipoid deposits, and liver and cardiac damage.

Acute Toxicity: No data

Carcinogenicity: NTP: Not identified as carcinogenic   IARC: Not 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: 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. (Indium Antimonide)

Transport Hazard Class:        6.1

Packing Group:                       III

Marine Pollutant:                    No

 

 

15   REGULATORY INFORMATION

TSCA Listed: Yes

DSL Listed: Yes

Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP): Acute toxicity - oral, category 4, Acute toxicity - inhalation, category 4, Hazardous to the aquatic environment - acute hazard, category 2, Hazardous to the aquatic environment - chronic hazard, category 2.

WHMIS 2015 Classification: Acute toxicity.

HMIS Ratings: Health: 2     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:   July 2017

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