Sodium Hexachloroosmate

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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:     Sodium Hexachloroosmate IV

Formula:              Na2OsCl6

 

 

II.   HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

Hazardous Components:  Sodium Hexachloroosmate

Percent (%):                    100

AGCIH/TLV:                      1.0 mg/m3

 

 

III.   PHYSICAL DATA

Melting Point:                   N/A

Specific Gravity:              N/A

Solubility in H2O:             Slightly soluble

Appearance and Odor:    Red/brown crystalline powder.

 

 

IV.   FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA

Flash Point:  N/A

Flammable Limits:  Not flammable

Extinguishing Media:  CO2, Foam, dry powder.

Special Firefighting Procedures:  Self-contained breathing apparatus.

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

 

 

V.   HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION

Effects of Over Exposure:  Osmium and its compounds are considered to be very toxic.  Can Cause temporary night blindness, and respiratory problems.

EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:  Remove patient from area of exposure to fresh air.

EXTERNAL:  Flush with soap and water for 15 minutes.

EYES:  Flush with eye bath.

INTERNAL:  Contact poison control center/physician.

 

 

VI.   REACTIVITY DATA

Stability:  Stable

Conditions to Avoid:  Extreme heat.

Hazardous Decomposition Products:  OsO4, Cl

Incompatible Materials:  All acids, alkali, organic solvents, Zn, Al, Oxidizers!!!!

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 airtight plastic container.

Waste Disposal Method:  Ship to precious metal refiner.

 

 

VIII.   SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

Respiratory Protection:  NIOSH/MSHA approved.

Ventilation:  Fume hood

Protective Gloves:  Rubber for all contact

Eye Protection:  Goggles

Other Protective EquipmentNormal labwear.

 

 

IX.   SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

Precautionary Labeling:  In compliance with OSHA and NFPA requirements.

Other Precautions:  Store in cool dry place, keep tightly sealed when not in use, read MSDS before using.

 

 

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:                     November 1994