Rhodium Oxide

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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:     Rhodium Oxide

Formula:              Rh2O3

CAS Number:       12036-35-0

 

 

II.   HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

Hazardous Component:  Rhodium Oxide

Percent (%):                  0-100

OSHA/PEL:                      0.1 mg (Rh)/m3 (respirable)

ACGIH/TLV:                    1 mg(Rh)/m3

 

 

III.   PHYSICAL DATA

Boiling Point:                     N/E or N/A

Melting Point:                    1100 oC

Specific Gravity:               8.2 g/cc 

Solubility in H2O:              Slight

Appearance and Odor:     Black powder, no odor

 

 

IV.   FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA

Flash Point (Method Used):  N/A

Flammability:  Non-Flammable

Flammable LimitsLower:  N/A      Upper:  N/A

Extinguishing Media:  CO2, foam, dry powder, or water.

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.

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards:  May emit toxic fumes upon decomposition.

 

 

V.   HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION

Effects of Exposure:

To the best of our knowledge the chemical, physical and toxicological properties of rhodium oxide have not been thoroughly investigated and reported.

Acute Effects:

Inhalation:  May cause irritation

Ingestion:  No data

Skin:  May cause irritation

Eye:  May cause irritation

Chronic Effects:  Inhalation of rhodium compounds may cause respiratory irritation and respiratory sensitization.

Carcinogenicity:  Not classifiable as a human carcinogen; inadequate data on which to classify the agent in terms of it's carcinogenicity in humans and/or animals.


EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:

INHALATION:  Remove patient from area of exposure to fresh air.  Contact a physician.

INGESTION:  Contact a physician immediately.

SKIN:  Flush with soap and water for 15 minutes.  If irritation persists consult physician.

EYE:  Flush eyes with water for at least 15 minutes.  Contact a physician.

 

 

VI.   REACTIVITY DATA

Stability:  Stable

Conditions to Avoid:  Extreme heat.

Incompatible Materials:  Organic solvents, HCl, H2SO4, NH3.

Hazardous Decomposition Products:  Rh2O3

Hazardous Polymerization:  Will not occur

 

 

VII.   SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES

Steps to Be Taken in Case Material Is Released or Spilled:  Sweep up and place in an airtight plastic container.

Waste Disposal Method:  Dispose of in accordance with State, Federal and Local regulations, or ship to precious metal refiner.

 

 

VIII.   SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

Respiratory Protection:  NIOSH/MSHA approved dust respirator.

Ventilation:  Fume hood.

Protective Gloves:  Rubber for all contact.

Eye Protection:  Goggles

Other Protective EquipmentNormal labwear.

 

 

IX.   SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storage:  Store in cool dry place.  Keep tightly sealed when not in use.  Read MSDS before using.

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.

Labeling:  In compliance with OSHA and NFPA requirements.

 

 

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:                    July 1999