Terbium Foil

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

 

 

1   PRODUCT AND SUPPLIER IDENTIFICATION

Product Name:    Terbium - foil (≤ 0.004")

Formula:              Tb

Supplier:              ESPI Metals

                             1050 Benson Way

                             Ashland, OR 97520

Telephone:           800-638-2581

Fax:                      541-488-8313

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Emergency:          Infotrac 800-535-5053 (US) or 352-323-3500 (24 hour)

Recommended Uses:   Scientific Research

 

 

2   HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

GHS Classification (29 CFR 1910.1200): Flammable solids, category 2.

GHS Label Elements:

Signal Word: Warning

Hazard Statements: H228 Flammable solid.

Precautionary Statements: P210 Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces - No smoking, P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection, P370+P378 In case of fire: Use Class D dry chemical extinguishing agent for extinction.

 

 

3   COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Ingredient:         Terbium

CAS#:                  7429-27-9

%:                       100

EC#:                    231-137-6

 

 

4   FIRST AID MEASURES

General Measures: No special requirements.

INHALATION: Remove to fresh air, keep warm and quiet, give oxygen if breathing is difficult. Seek medical attention.

INGESTION: Rinse mouth with water. Do not induce vomiting. Seek medical attention. Never induce vomiting or give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

SKIN: Remove contaminated clothing, brush material off skin, wash affected area with soap and water. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

EYES: Flush eyes with lukewarm water, including under upper and lower eyelids, for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

Most Important Symptoms/Effects, Acute and Delayed: May cause irritation. See section 11 for more information.

Indication of Immediate Medical Attention and Special Treatment: No other relevant information available.

 

 

5   FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

Extinguishing Media: Use Class D dry powder extinguishing agent.

Unsuitable Extinguishing Media: Do not use water.

Specific Hazards Arising from the Material: Flammable in the form of very thin foil when exposed to heat, spark or flame. May react with water under fire conditions liberating flammable hydrogen gas. May emit fumes of terbium oxide under fire conditions.

Special Protective Equipment and Precautions for Firefighters: Full face, self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.

 

 

6   ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES 

Personal Precautions, Protective Equipment, and Emergency Procedures: Wear appropriate respiratory and protective equipment specified in section 8. Isolate spill area. Avoid dust formation. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid breathing dust or fume. Eliminate all sources of ignition.

Methods and Materials for Containment and Cleaning Up: Avoid dust formation. Sweep or scoop spilled product and place in a closed container for further handling and disposal. Use only non-sparking tools and natural bristle brushes.

Environmental Precautions: Do not flush to sewer, stream, or other bodies of water. Do not allow to enter drains or to be released to the environment.

 

 

7   HANDLING AND STORAGE

Precautions for Safe Handling: Handle in an enclosed, controlled process. Use non-sparking tools. Protect from sources of ignition. Avoid creating dust. Avoid breathing dust or fumes. Provide adequate ventilation if dusts are created. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Wash thoroughly before eating or smoking. See section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.

Conditions for Safe Storage, Including Any Incompatibilities: Store in tightly-sealed containers. Store in a cool, dry area. Protect from moisture. Storage area should be free of combustibles and ignition sources. See section 10 for more information on incompatible materials.

 

 

8   EXPOSURE CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION

Exposure Limits:     Terbium

OSHA/PEL:              No exposure limit established

ACGIH/TLV:             No exposure limit established

Appropriate Engineering Controls: Handle in an enclosed, controlled process. Use local exhaust to maintain exposure at low levels. 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. Prepare for the possibility of a fire. Keep extinguishing agents, tools for handling and protective clothing readily available.

Individual Protection Measures, Such as Personal Protective Equipment:

Respiratory Protection: Wear a NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator when high concentrations are present.

Eye Protection: Safety glasses with side shields.

Skin Protection: Rubber gloves, flame retardant protective work clothing.

 

 

9   PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance:

Form:                   Foil

Color:                   Silver gray metallic

Odor:                    Not determined

Odor Threshold:   Not determined

pH:                                              N/A

Melting Point:                             1356 oC

Boiling Point:                              3230 oC

Flash Point:                                 N/A

Evaporation Rate:                       N/A

Flammability:                              Flammable solid

Upper Flammable Limit:             No data

Lower Flammable Limit:             No data

Vapor Pressure:                          No data

Vapor Density:                            N/A

Relative Density (Specific Gravity):     8.230 g/cc

Solubility in H2O:                        Insoluble

Partition Coefficient (n-octanol/water):   Not determined

Autoignition Temperature:         No data

Decomposition Temperature:     No data

Viscosity:                                     N/A

 

 

10   STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Reactivity: No data

Chemical Stability: Stable under recommended storage conditions.

Possibility of Hazardous Reactions: Flammable when exposed to sparks or flame. Contact with acids may evolve hydrogen gas. May react with water under fire conditions liberating flammable hydrogen gas.

Conditions to Avoid: Avoid contact with possible ignition sources such as sparks or flame.

Incompatible Materials: Acids, acid chlorides, oxidizing agents, halogens, water/moisture.

Hazardous Decomposition Products: Terbium oxides, terbium hydroxides, hydrogen.

 

 

11   TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Likely Routes of Exposure: Inhalation, skin, eyes.

Symptoms of Exposure: May cause irritation.

Acute and Chronic Effects: No data

Acute Toxicity: No data

Carcinogenicity: NTP: Not identified as carcinogenic   IARC: Not identified as carcinogenic

To the best of our knowledge the chemical, physical and toxicological characteristics of the substance are not fully known.

 

 

12   ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Ecotoxicity: No data

Persistence and Degradability: No data

Bioaccumulative Potential: No data

Mobility in Soil: No data

Other Adverse Effects: Do not allow material to be released to the environment. No further relevant information available.

 

 

13   DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste Disposal Method:

Product: Dispose of in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations.

Packaging: Dispose of in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations.

 

 

14   TRANSPORT INFORMATION

UN Number:                           UN3178

UN Proper Shipping Name:   Flammable solid, n.o.s., (Terbium)

Transport Hazard Class:       4.1

Packing Group:                      II

Marine Pollutant:                   No

 

 

15   REGULATORY INFORMATION

TSCA Listed: All components are listed.

Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP): Flammable solids, category 2.

Canada WHMIS Classification (CPR, SOR/88-66): Flammable solids.

HMIS Ratings: Health: 1     Flammability: 2     Physical: 1

NFPA Ratings: Health: 1     Flammability: 2     Instability: 1

Chemical Safety Assessment: A chemical safety assessment has not been carried out.

 

 

16   OTHER INFORMATION

The information contained in this document is based on the state of our knowledge at the time of publication and is believed to be correct, but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. ESPI Metals makes no representation, warranty, or guarantee of any kind with respect to the information contained in this document or any use of the product based on this information. ESPI Metals shall not be held liable for any damages resulting from handling or from contact with the above product. Users should satisfy themselves that they have all current data relevant to their particular use.

 

Prepared by:             ESPI Metals

Revised/Reviewed:   July 2015

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