Ytterbium Fluoride

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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:     Ytterbium Fluoride

Formula:              YbF3

CAS Number:       13760-80-0

 

 

II.   HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

OSHA Hazardous (H)/Non-Hazardous (NH):  H

Ytterbium Fluoride Percent:  >99

SARA Title III Hazard Classification:  Delayed (Chronic) Health Hazard.

Warning Statements:  Inhalation of Dust May Cause Lung Damage.

 

 

III.   PHYSICAL DATA

Boiling Point:                   4316 oF

Melting Point:                  1925 oF

Specific Gravity:             1-1.5 (apparent)

Solubility in H2O:             Insoluble (less than 10 mg/1)

Appearance and Odor:    White to yellowish solid (powder)/odorless.

 

 

IV.   FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA

Flash Point (Method used):  Not applicable (solid above 200 oF)

Autoignition Temperature:  N/A

Flammable Limits In AirUpper: N/A      Lower:  N/A

Special Fire Fighting Procedures:  Wear a NIOSH/MSHA approved self-contained breathing apparatus with full facepiece operated in pressure-demand or other positive pressure mode and full protective clothing.

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazard:  Not combustible.  Under fire conditions, toxic fumes of hydrogen fluoride are emitted.

 

 

V.   HEALTH HAZARD DATA

Effects of Over Exposure:

Swallowing:  LOW ORAL TOXICITY expected based on acute oral toxicity data for a related compound, neodymium fluoride, where no deaths were observed in rats at 5000 mg/kg.

Skin Absorption:  LOW TOXICITY BY SKIN ABSORPTION expected based on acute dermal toxicity data for a related compound, neodymium fluoride, where no deaths were observed in rats at 2000 mg/kg.

Inhalation:  No acute inhalation data available.

Skin Contact:  NON-IRRITATING based on skin irritation data in rabbit for a related compound, neodymium fluoride.

Eye Contact:  NON-IRRITATING based on eye irritation data in rabbits for a related compound, neodymium fluoride.

Effects of Repeated Overexposure:  Inhalation of dust may cause lung damage.

Carcinogenicity:  This product does not contain any ingredient designated by IARC, NTP, ACGIH or OSHA as a probable human carcinogen.

Significant Laboratory Data with Possible Relevance to Man:  No additional data found.

Medical Conditions Aggravated by Overexposure:  Respiratory diseases.

 

EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:

EYES:  In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes using an eyewash fountain.  Lift upper and lower lids and rinse well under them.  Get medical attention if irritation develops or persists.

SKIN:  In case of contact, immediately wash with soap and plenty of water for at least 5 minutes.  Remove contaminated clothing and shoes.  Thoroughly clean contaminated clothing and shoes before reuse.  Get medical attention if irritation develops or persists.

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

INGESTION:  If swallowed and victim is fully conscious, induce vomiting immediately by giving two glasses of water and sticking finger down throat.  GET IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION.

NOTE TO PHYSICIAN:  Treat symptomatically.  No specific information found.

 

 

VI.   REACTIVITY DATA

Stability:  Stable

Conditions to Avoid:  Avoid open flame and moisture.

Incompatibility:  Strong acids.

Hazardous Decomposition Products or Byproducts:  Hydrogen fluoride fumes are emitted on thermal decomposition or when digested in hot mineral acids.

Hazardous Polymerization:  Will not occur.

 

 

VII.   SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES

Steps to Be Taken in Case Material Is Released or Spilled:  Wear appropriate protective gear.  Sweep up into plastic container.  Ventilate area.  Wash spill area after material pickup is complete.

Waste Disposal Method:  Dispose in accordance with all applicable Federal, State, and Local Environmental Regulations.

 

 

VIII.   SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

Respiratory Protection:  Use a NIOSH/MSHA approved air purifying respirator with appropriate cartridge when TLV exceeded.

Ventilation:  Provide adequate ventilation.  Use local exhaust under dusting conditions.

Protective Clothing:  Work uniform, gloves.

Eye Protection:  Safety glasses with side shields.  DO NOT WEAR CONTACT LENSES.

Other Protective Equipment:  Maintain a sink, safety shower and eyewash fountain in the work area.

 

IX.   SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

Handling and Storage:  Store in a cool, dry place in tightly closed containers.  Avoid breathing dusts.  Avoid direct or prolonged contact with skin and eyes.  Wash hands thoroughly after handling.  Do not rub eyes with soiled hands.  Do not eat, drink or smoke in the work area.

Other Precautions:  Dry powders can build static electricity charges when subjected to the friction of conveying, mixing or sliding.  To prevent ignition, provide adequate precautions, such as electrical grounding, or inert atmospheres when material is used in the presence of flammable materials.

TSCA Inventory Status:  Product is TSCA certified.

Transportation Status:  Not regulated by DOT.

Reportable Quantity (RQ), under US EPA CERCLA:  N/A

 

 

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.

 

Prepared by:          S. Dierks

Dated:                  July 1993