Indium Tin Oxide

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1   PRODUCT AND SUPPLIER IDENTIFICATION

Product Name:   Indium Tin Oxide

Formula:             In2O3:SnO2

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): Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure, category 1.

GHS Label Elements:

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Signal Word: Danger

Hazard Statements: H372  Causes damage to lungs through prolonged or repeated exposure.

Precautionary Statements: P260  Do not breath dust or fume,  P264  Wash skin thoroughly after handling,  P270  Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product,  P314  Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell,  P501  Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local, state or federal regulations.

 

 

3   COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Ingredient:         Indium Tin Oxide:           Indium (III) Oxide           Tin (IV) Oxide

CAS#:                  50926-11-9                       1312-43-2                          18282-10-5

%:                       100                                   ~90                                   ~10

EC#:                    215-193-9                         215-193-9                          242-159-0

Common Names and Synonyms: ITO

 

 

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 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 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. Store away from acids, oxidizers and alkali metals. See section 10 for more information on incompatible materials.

 

 

8   EXPOSURE CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION

Exposure Limits:                                         OSHA/PEL:                               ACGIH/TLV:

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

Tin, inorganic compounds (except oxides)       2 mg/m3

Tin, oxide & inorganic compounds except hydride                                              2 mg/m3

Appropriate Engineering Controls: 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: Wear a NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator when dust or fumes are present.

   Eye Protection: Safety glasses

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

 

 

9   PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance:

  Form:                 Pieces or powder

  Color:                 Yellow-green to gray

Odor:                    No odor

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: High temperature.

Incompatible Materials: Strong oxidizing agents, strong acids, aluminum, potassium, magnesium, sodium/sodium oxides.

Hazardous Decomposition Products: Indium oxide fumes, tin oxide fumes.

 

 

11   TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Likely Routes of Exposure: Inhalation, skin and eyes.

Symptoms of Exposure: May cause irritation.

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.

Tin Compounds:  Exposure to tin oxide dust and fume is recognized to result in stannosis, a mild pneumoconiosis. Stannosis develops in workers who are exposed to airborne particles of tin oxide whether they originate from dust, as in bagging operations, or from fumes of tin oxide produced in smelting. Inhalation or ingestion of inorganic tin salts are relatively innocuous compared to organic tin compounds, which in general are highly toxic by these routes. Large doses of inorganic tin salts may cause diarrhea, colic, vomiting & general weakness, with paralysis of some parts of the nervous system, and stimulation of others, leading to ataxia, stiffness and irregularity of movement, and occasionally convulsion. There is no experimental evidence that any of the tin compounds are carcinogenic or teratogenic.

Acute Toxicity: No data

CarcinogenicityNTP:  Not identified as carcinogenic    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: All components are listed.

DSL Listed: All components are listed.

Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP): Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure, category 1 (lung, skeletal system, gastrointestinal tract).

WHMIS 2015 Classification: Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure, category 1 (lungs).

HMIS RatingsHealth:  1*(chronic)     Flammability:  0     Physical:  0

NFPA RatingsHealth:  1     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