Nickel Boride Ni2B

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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:     Nickel Boride

Formula:              Ni2B

CAS Number:       12007-01-1

 

 

II.   HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

Hazardous Components:  Nickel Boride

Percent (%):                    0-100

OSHA PEL:                         N/E

ACGIH TLV:                       N/E

 

HMIS Ratings:

Health:                              2

Flammability:                    0

Reactivity:                         0

 

 

III.   PHYSICAL DATA

Boiling Point:                    N/E

Melting Point:                   N/E

Specific Gravity:               8.50 g/cc

Solubility in H2O:              Decomposes

Appearance and Odor:     Gray 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 media for surrounding material and type of fire.

Special Fire Fighting Procedures:  Firefighters muse 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 and Explosion Hazards:  May emit toxic metal oxide fumes under fire conditions.

 

 

V.   HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION

Effects of Exposure:

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

Nickel is a confirmed carcinogen with experimental carcinogenic, neoplastigenic, tumorigenic and teratogenic data.  Poison by ingestion, intratracheal, intraperitoneal, subcutaneous and intravenous routes.  An experimental teratogen.  Ingestion of soluble salts causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.  Hypersensitivity to nickel is common and can cause allergic contact dermatitis, pulmonary asthma, conjunctivitis and inflammatory reactions around nickel containing medical implants and prosthesis (Sax, Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials).

Boron compounds are very toxic and therefore considered an industrial poison.  Boron is one of a group of elements, such as Pb, Mn, As, which affects the central nervous system.  Boron poisoning causes depression of the circulation, persistent vomiting and diarrhea, followed by profound shock and coma.  The temperature becomes subnormal and a scarlatina form rash may cover the entire body (Sax, Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials).

Acute Effects:

Inhalation:  May cause irritation to the upper respiratory tract, mucous membranes and nasal cavities.  May cause asthma attacks, boron poisoning.

Ingestion:  Large doses may cause boron poisoning, intestinal disorders, convulsions and asphyxia.

Skin:  May cause irritation.

Eye:  May cause irritation.

Chronic Effects:

Inhalation:  Prolonged or repeated inhalation may cause pneumonitis.

Ingestion:  May cause nickel toxicity. May affect the central nervous system.

Skin: May sensitize the skin (nickel itch).  May cause allergic dermatitis, eczematous dermatitis and may be accompanied a week later with superficial skin ulcers, which may discharge and become crusted.

Eye:  May cause conjunctivitis.

Target Organs:  May affect the nasal cavities, lungs, central nervous system, blood and skin.

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

CarcinogenicityNTP:  Yes    IARC:  Yes    OSHA:  Yes

 

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.

INGESTION:  Give 1-2 glasses of milk or water and induce vomiting, seek medical attention immediately.  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 with lukewarm water, lifting upper and lower lids for at least 15 minutes.  Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

 


VI.   REACTIVITY DATA

Stability:  Stable

Conditions to Avoid:  Moisture

Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid):  Oxidizing agents

Hazardous Decomposition Products:  Toxic metal oxide fume

Hazardous Polymerization:  Will not occur

 

 

VII.   SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES

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:  In accordance with all applicable Federal, State, and local regulations.


 

VIII.   SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

Respiratory Protection:  NIOSH approved respirator

Ventilation:  Use local exhaust to maintain concentration at or below the PEL, TLV. Handle in a controlled environment when in dust or powder form. General exhaust is recommended.

Eye Protection: Safety glasses

Protective Gloves:  Rubber

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


 

IX.   SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storing:  Store in a cool dry place 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:                  9

   Identification Number:   UN3077

   Packing Group:               III

   Proper Shipping Name:   Environmentally hazardous substance, solid, n.o.s., (Nickel Boride)

 

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.

 

Issued by:               S. Dierks

Revised/Verified:     April 2013