Nickel Telluride

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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 Telluride

Formula:              NiTe

CAS Number:       12142-88-0

 

 

II.   HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

Hazardous Components:    Nickel               Tellurium Compounds

Percent (%):                      0-100                0-100

OSHA/PEL:                         1 mg/m3            0.1 mg/m3

ACGIH/TLV:                        0.1 mg/m3        0.1 mg/m3

 

 

III.   PHYSICAL DATA

Boiling Point:                    N/E

Melting Point:                   860 oC

Solubility in H2O:             Insoluble

Appearance and Odor:    Grey granules, no odor.

 

 

IV.   FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA

Flash Point:  N/A

Autoignition Temperature:  N/E

Explosive LimitsLower:  N/A         Upper:  N/A

Extinguishing Media:  Use suitable extinguishing media 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 and Explosion Hazard:  When heated to decomposition, nickel telluride may emit toxic meal oxide fumes.

 

 

V.   HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION

Effects of Exposure:

To the best of our knowledge the chemical, physical and toxicological properties of nickel telluride have not been 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.  Hypersensitivity to nickel is common and can cause allergic contact dermatitis, pulmonary asthma, conjunctivitis and inflammatory reactions around nickel containing medical implants and prosthesis.

Elemental tellurium has relatively low toxicity.  It is converted in the body to dimethyl telluride which imparts a garlic- like odor to breath and sweat.  Heavy exposures may, in addition, result in headache, drowsiness, metallic taste, loss of appetite, nausea, tremors, convulsion, and respiratory arrest (Sax, Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials, eighth edition).

Inhalation:  May cause cancer by inhalation.

Ingestion:  Harmful if swallowed.

Skin:  May cause sensitization by skin contact.  Irritant  to skin and mucous membranes.

Eye:  May irritate eyes.

CarcinogenicityNTP:  Yes      IARC:  Yes     OSHA:  Yes

 

EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:

INHALATION:  Remove to fresh air, keep warm and quiet, give oxygen if breathing is difficult, seek medical attention immediately.

INGESTION:  Seek medical attention immediately.

SKINWash affected area with soap and water and rinse thoroughly.  Seek immediate medical attention.

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

 

 

VI.   REACTIVITY DATA

Stability:  Stable

Conditions to Avoid:  None known

Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid):  Oxidizing agents

Hazardous Decomposition Products:  Toxic metal oxide fumes

Hazardous Polymerization:  Will not occur

 

 

V.   SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES

Steps to Be Taken in Case Material is Released or Spilled:  Wear protective equipment.  Keep unprotected persons away.  Ensure adequate ventilation.

Waste Disposal Method:  Dispose of in accordance with State, Federal and Local regulations.

 

 

VII.   SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

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

Ventilation:  Properly operating chemical fume hood designed for hazardous chemicals and having an average face velocity of at least 100 feet per minute.

Protective Gloves:  Impervious gloves

Eye Protection:  Safety glasses

Other Protective Equipment:  Protective work clothing.

 

 

IX.   SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storage:  Keep container tightly sealed.  Store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers.  Ensure good ventilation at the workplace.  Open and handle container with care.

Work Practices:  Implement engineering and work practice controls to reduce and maintain concentration of exposure.  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.  Maintain eyewash capable of sustained flushing, safety drench shower and facilities for washing.

 

 

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

Date:                    October 1999