Terbium Nitrate

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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

 

 

I.   PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION

Manufacturer/Supplier:

ESPI Metals

1050 Benson Way, Ashland, OR 97520

Toll Free (800) 638-2581 * Fax (541) 488-8313

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Product Name:     Terbium Nitrate

Formula:              Tb(NO3)2*5H2O

CAS Number:       57584-27-7

 

 

II.   HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

Hazardous Components:   Terbium Nitrate

Percent (%):                     100

OSHA/PEL:                         N/E

ACGIH/TLV:                       N/E

 

 

III.   PHYSICAL DATA

Boiling Point:                     No data

Freezing/Melting Point:    No data

Specific Gravity:                No data

Solubility in H2O:               Soluble

Appearance and Odor:      White crystalline aggregates, odor not known.

 

 

IV.   FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA

Extinguishing Media:  Terbium nitrate is a strong oxidizer and its heat of reaction with reducing agents or combustibles may cause ignition.  Use water, carbon dioxide, dry chemical extinguishing agents, dry sand, or dry ground dolomite.

Special Fire Fighting Procedures:  No special firefighting procedures needed.  Use normal procedures which include wearing NIOSH/MSHA approved self-contained breathing apparatus, flame and chemical resistant clothing, hats, boots and gloves.  If without risk, remove material from fire area.  Cool container with water from maximum distance.

Unusual Fire & Explosion Hazard:  None

 

 

V.   HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION

Animal ToxicologyLD50:  No data       LC50:  No data    Other:  No data

Most Likely Routes of Entry:  Ingestion.

Medical Conditions, If Any, Aggravated by the Chemical:  None known.

Effects of Over Exposure:

Acute Effects:

Ingestion:  Large amounts of nitrates taken by mouth may have serious or even fatal results.  The symptoms are dizziness, abdominal cramps, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, weakness, convulsions and collapse.

Skin Contact:  May cause irritation.

Eye Contact:  May cause irritation.

Inhalation:  May cause irritation.

Other Health Hazards:  May cause delayed blood clotting leading to hemorrhages.

Chronic Effects:

Ingestion:  Small, repeated doses of nitrates may lead to weakness, general depression, headache and mental impairment.  There is also some implication of increased cancer incidence among those exposed.

Skin Contact:  None known

Eye Contact:  None known

Inhalation:  None Known

Other:  Nitrates can interact with amines to form nitrosamines, which are carcinogenic in animals.

 

EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:

INGESTION:  No data available but one should obtain medical attention.

SKIN:  Remove contaminated clothing, flood skin with large amounts of water.  If irritation persists seek medical attention.

EYES:  Immediately flush eyes, including under eyelids, with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.  Call a physician.

INHALATION:  No specific information available, one should obtain medical attention.

 

 

VI.   REACTIVITY DATA

Incompatibilities:  Mineral acids, reducing agents, organic material.

Hazardous Decomposition Products:  No data

Hazardous Polymerization:  Will no occur

Conditions to Avoid:  Incompatibles

Stability:  Stable

Other:  Oxidizing agents may cause ignition when in close contact with organic material or reducing agents.  Nitrates may explode when shocked, exposed to heat or flame or by spontaneous chemical reaction.

 

 

VII.   SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES

Steps to Be Taken in Case Material is Released or Spilled:  Wearing full protective equipment, cover spill with dry sand or vermiculite.  Mix well and carefully transfer to a container.

Waste Disposal MethodConsult State, Local or Federal EPA regulations for proper disposal.

 

 

VIII.   SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

Respiratory Protection:  High efficiency particle respirator

Ventilation:  Laboratory fume hood.

Protective Gloves:  Rubber

Eye/Face Protection:  ANSI safety goggles.

 

 

IX.   SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storage:  Keep tightly closed.  Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area.  Wash thoroughly after use.

Other Precautions:  Lab coat and apron, flame and chemical resistant coveralls, eyewash capable of sustained flushing, safety drench shower and hygienic facilities for washing.

RCRA Code:  D001

TSCA Registered:  Yes, as anhydrous salt CAS # 10043-27-3

Transportation Requirements:

Per 49CFR 172.101

Proper Shipping Name:  Nitrate, n.o.s.

Hazard Classification:  Oxidizers

UN #:  N/A 1477

 

 

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:             Steve Dierks

Date:                    October 1994