Terbium Oxide

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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 Oxide

Formula:              Tb4O7

CAS Number:       12037-01-3

 

 

II.   HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

Hazardous Components:  Terbium Oxide

Percent (%):                    0-100

OSHA/PEL:                        N/E

ACGIH/TLV:                       N/E

HMIS Ratings:

Health:                              1

Flammability:                   0

Reactivity:                        0

 

 

III.   PHYSICAL DATA

Boiling Point:                    No data

Melting Point/Range:       2340 oC

Specific Gravity:              7.407 g/cc

Solubility in H2O:             Insoluble

Appearance and Odor:    Brown powder, no odor.

 

 

IV.   FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA

Flash Point:  N/A

Autoignition Temperature:  No data

Flammable LimitsLower:  N/A        Upper:  N/A

Extinguishing Media:   Use suitable extinguishing media for surrounding materials and type of fire.

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

Effects of Exposure:

To the best of our knowledge the chemical, physical and toxicological properties of terbium oxide have not been thoroughly investigated and reported.  Lanthanons can cause delayed blood clotting leading to hemorrhages.  Exposure may also lead to sensitivity to heat, itching, increased awareness of odor and taste, and liver damage.

Acute Effects:

Inhalation:  May cause irritation.

Ingestion:  May be harmful, effects not known.

Skin Contact:  May cause irritation.

Eye Contact:  May cause irritation.

Chronic Effects:  None known

Medical Conditions Aggravated by the Chemical:  None known.

Other Health Hazards:  As a lanthanon, terbium oxide may impair blood coagulation.

Most Likely Routes of Entry:  Ingestion.


EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:

INHALATION:  Supply fresh air, keep warm and quiet, provide artificial respiration and seek medical attention.

INGESTION:  Seek medical attention.

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

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

 

 

VI.   REACTIVITY DATA

Stability:  Stable

Conditions to Avoid:  Heat

Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid):  Strong acids, oxygen

Hazardous Decomposition Products:  Metal oxide fume.

Hazardous Polymerization:  Will not occur

 

 

VII.   SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES

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

Waste Disposal Method:  Consult state, local or federal EPA regulations for proper disposal.

 

 

VIII.   SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

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

Ventilation:  Laboratory fume hood.

Protective gloves:  Rubber

Eye/Face Protection:  ANSI approved safety goggles.

 

 

IX.   SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

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

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.  Use lab coat and apron, flame and chemical resistant coveralls, eyewash capable of sustained flushing, safety drench shower and hygienic facilities for washing.

Transportation Requirements (Per 49CFR 172.101)Proper Shipping Name:  Not regulated

Hazard Classification:  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.

 

Issued By:             Steve Dierks

Date:                    April 2004