Scandium Nitrate

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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:     Scandium Nitrate

Formula:              Sc(NO3)3*xH2O

CAS Number:       13465-60-6

 

 

II.   HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

Hazardous Components:  Scandium Nitrate

Percent (%):                    100

OSHA/PEL:                        Not established

ACGIH/TLV:                      Not established

 

 

III.   PHYSICAL DATA

Boiling Point:                  No data

Melting Point:                  -4H2O,100

Specific Gravity:             No data

Solubility in H2O:            Soluble

Hygroscopicity:              Yes

Appearance and Odor:   Colorless, deliquescent crystalline aggregates.

 

 

IV.   FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA

Flash Point (Method Used):  No data

Autoignition Temperature:  No data

Flammable Limits:   Upper:  Not applicable    Lower:  Not applicable

Extinguishing Media:  Use water, carbon dioxide, dry chemical extinguishing agents, dry sand or dry dolomite.

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards:  Inorganic nitrates act as oxygen carriers.  Under proper conditions they can give up their oxygen to other materials, which in turn detonate.

 

 

V.   HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION

Effects of Over Exposure:  Material is highly toxic via intraperitoneal route.  Details of toxicity are not known but material should be handled carefully.  Material is irritating to skin, eyes, and mucous membranes.


EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:  Remove from exposure.

EYES:  Flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.  Seek medical attention if necessary.

SKIN:  Flush with copious amounts of water.  Seek medical attention if necessary.

INHALATION:  Remove from area of exposure.  Get medical attention as needed.

INGESTION:  No specific information available.  One should seek prompt medical attention.

 


VI.   REACTIVITY DATA

Stability:  Stable

Incompatibility (Material to Avoid):  Organic materials, Reducing materials.

Conditions to Avoid:  Organic materials, reducing materials.

Hazardous Polymerization:  Will not occur

Hazardous Decomposition Products:  NO fumes.

 

 

VII.   SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES

Steps to Be Taken If Spilled or Released:  Wearing full respiratory and protection equipment eliminate all sources of ignition.  Cover spill with dry sand or dry vermiculite, mix well and carefully transfer to a well-marked container.  Close tightly and submit or retain for disposal.

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

 

 

VIII.   SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

Respiratory Protection (Specify Type):  NIOSH/MSHA approved dust mask.  For emergencies a self-contained breathing apparatus.

Ventilation RequirementsLocal Exhaust:  Fume hood.

Eye Protection:  ANSI approved safety goggles, and face shield.

Gloves:  Rubber

Special Note:  Safety drench shower and eyewash capable of sustained flushing.

Other:  Lab coat and apron, flame and chemical resistant coveralls.  Safety glasses or goggles, gloves, protective clothing, and chemical respirator recommended.

 

 

IX.   SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

Transportation Data:

Oxidizing solid, n.o.s.

Class 5.1

UN1479

 

 

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

Issue Date:            February 1994