Palladium Oxide

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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:     Palladium Oxide

Formula:              PdO

CAS Number:       1314-08-5

 

 

II.   HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

Hazardous Components:  Palladium Oxide

Percent (%):                    0-100

OSHA/PEL:                        NE

ACGIH/TLV:                      NE

HMIS Ratings:

Health:                            1

Flammability:                 0

Reactivity:                      0

 

 

III.   PHYSICAL DATA

Boiling Point:                  N/E or N/A

Melting Point:                 870.0 oC

Specific Gravity:            9.70 g/cc at 20.0 oC

Solubility in H2O:           Insoluble

Appearance and Odor:  Black/brown powder, 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 Firefighting 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 Hazard:  None

 

 

VI.   HEALTH HAZARD DATA

Effects of Exposure:

To the best of our knowledge the chemical, physical and toxicological properties of palladium oxide have not been thoroughly investigated and recorded.

May be a skin sensitizer.  In the laboratory, palladium appears to bind to many cell components; blocks the action of a number of enzymes and interferes with use of energy by nerves and muscles; induces lung malfunction and produces abnormal fetuses.  Lethal intravenous doses cause appetite loss, hemolysis, renal deposition and bone marrow damage (Sax, Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials, eighth edition).

Acute Effects:

Inhalation:  Inhalation of dust or powder may cause abrasive irritation to the respiratory system.

Ingestion:  Poorly absorbed by the body when ingested.

Skin:  May cause abrasive irritation and possibly may be a skin sensitizer.

Eye:  May cause abrasive irritation.

Chronic Effects:

Inhalation:  May induce lung malfunction and produce abnormal fetuses.

Ingestion:  No chronic health effects recorded.

Skin:  No chronic health effects recorded.

Eye:  No chronic health effects recorded.

Routes of Entry:  Inhalation, Skin, Eyes, Ingestion

Target Organs:  No target organs recorded

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

CarcinogenicityNTP:  No         IARC:  No         OSHA:  No

 

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.

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

 


V.   REACTIVITY DATA

Stability:  Stable

Conditions to Avoid:  None

Incompatibility (Materials to avoid):  Alkalies, hydrogen bromide, and hydrobromic acid

Hazardous Decomposition Products:  None recorded

Hazardous Polymerization:  Will not occur

 

 

VII.   PRECAUTIONS OF SAFE HANDLING AND USE

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

 

 

VIII.   CONTROL MEASURES

Respiratory Protection:  NIOSH approved dust-mist-vapor respirator.

Ventilation:  Use local exhaust to maintain concentration at low exposure levels.  General exhaust is recommended

Protective Gloves:  Rubber gloves

Eye Protection:  Safety glasses

Other Protective Clothing or Equipment:  Protective gear suitable to prevent contamination

 

 

IX.   ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storing:  Store in a cool, dry area in a tightly sealed container.  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.

 

Prepared By:         S. Dierks

Dated:                  January 2008