Uranium Pentoxide MSDS

Uranium Pentoxide MSDS

Uranium
Pentoxide MSDS

 

 

Revision date: 25-Apr-2006

 

1. IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE/PREPARATION AND COMPANY INFORMATION

 

Catalog Number:

 

Product name: URANIUM PENTOXIDE

 

Supplier:

IBI Labs

3495 N. Dixie Hwy. Unit # 8

Boca Raton, FL 33431

 

Emergency telephone number:

CHEMTREC: 1-800-424-9300; (1-703-527-3887)

 

2. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Components

CAS Number

Weight % ACGIH

Exposure Limits: OSHA
Exposure Limits:

URANIUM Pentoxide

– 100% 0.2 mg/m³ TWA 0.25 mg/m³ TWA

 

3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW:

Very toxic: danger of very serious irreversible effects if swallowed. May also

have serious irreversible effects through skin contact or inhalation.

 

Category of Danger:

Very Toxic , Carc. cat. 1

 

Principle routes of exposure: Skin

 

Inhalation: Harmful: possible risk of irreversible effects through inhalation.

Ingestion: Very Toxic: danger of very serious irreversible effects if swallowed.

Skin contact: Harmful: danger of serious damage to health by prolonged skin contact.

Eye contact: Risk of serious damage to eyes

Statements of hazard: Very toxic if swallowed

Statement of Spill or Leak – ANSI Label

Eliminate all ignition sources. Absorb and/or contain spill with inert materials (e.g., sand, vermiculite).

Then place in appropriate container. For large spills, use water spray to disperse vapors, flush

spill area. Prevent runoff from entering waterways or sewers.

 

Precautions – ANSI Label

Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Wash thoroughly after handling. Do not breathe

vapors or spray mist.

 

4. FIRST AID MEASURES

 

General advice: In the case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show
the label where 
possible).

 

Inhalation: Move to fresh air. Call a physician immediately.

 

Skin contact: Rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice

 

Ingestion: Drink 1 or 2 glasses of water. Induce vomiting if person is conscious.

Eye contact: Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes.

Protection of first-aiders: No information available

Medical conditions aggravated by exposure: None known

 

5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

Suitable extinguishing media: Use dry chemical, CO2, water spray or “alcohol” foam.

Specific hazards: Burning produces irritant fumes.

Unusual hazards: None known

Special protective equipment for firefighters: As in any fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus

pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent) and full protective gear

Specific methods: Water mist may be used to cool closed containers.

Flash point: Not determined

Autoignition temperature: Not determined

NFPA rating:

NFPA Health: 2

NFPA Flammability: 0

NFPA Reactivity: 0

 

6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal precautions: Use personal protective equipment.

Environmental precautions: Prevent product from entering drains.

Methods for cleaning up: Sweep up and shovel into suitable containers for disposal.

 

7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

 

Storage:

ROOM TEMPERATURE

Handling: Use only in area provided with appropriate exhaust ventilation.

Safe handling advice: Wear personal protective equipment. Remove and wash

contaminated clothing before reuse.

Technical measures/storage conditions: Keep container tightly closed in a

dry and well-ventilated place.

Incompatible products: Oxidizing and spontaneously flammable products.

 

8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION

Engineering measures: Ensure adequate ventilation, especially in confined areas.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Respiratory protection: Breathing apparatus only if aerosol or dust is formed.

Hand protection: Pvc or other plastic material gloves

Skin and body protection: Impervious clothing, long-sleeved clothing.

Eye protection: Safety glasses with side-shields

Hygiene measures: Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.

 

9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

 

Appearance and Odor

Physical state: Powder

Formula: U2O5

Molecular weight:

Melting point/range: Decomposes

Boiling point/range: No Data available at this time.

Density: 7.29 g/ml

Vapor pressure: 0 mm Hg at 20 °C

Evaporation rate: No data available

Vapor density: No data available

Solubility (in water): Insoluble

Flash point: Not determined

Autoignition temperature: Not determined

 

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Stability: Stable under recommended storage conditions.

Polymerization: None under normal processing.

Hazardous decomposition products: Thermal decomposition can lead to release of irritating

gases and vapours such as carbon oxides.

Materials to avoid:

Uranyl nitrates: combustibles, Uranium hexafluoride: water (as
U, soluble compounds)

Conditions to avoid: Exposure to air or moisture over prolonged periods.

 

11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Product Information

Acute toxicity

Components RTECS Number: Selected LD50s and LC50s

URANIUM PENTOXIDE Not Available Not Determined

 

Chronic toxicity: Chronic exposure may cause nausea and vomiting, higher exposure causes

unconsciousness.

Local effects: Symptoms of overexposure may be headache, dizziness, tiredness, nausea and

vomiting.

Specific effects: May include moderate to severe erythema (redness) and moderate edema (raised

skin), nausea, vomiting, headache.

Primary irritation: No data is available on the product itself.

Carcinogenic effects: A known carcinogen.

Mutagenic effects: No data is available on the product itself.

Reproductive toxicity: No data is available on the product itself.

 

Components

NIOSH – Health Effects

NIOSH – Target Organs

URANIUM PENTOXIDE (soluble

and insoluble compounds); potential for hepatocellular cancers as a result of its

alpha-emitting properties and radioactive decay products (e.g., radon, etc.)

skin, bone marrow, lymphatic system, kidney, lung cancer

12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Mobility: No data available

Bioaccumulation: No data available

Ecotoxicity effects: No data available

Aquatic toxicity: May cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic

environment.

 

Components

U.S. DOT – Appendix B –

Marine Pollutant

U.S. DOT – Appendix B –

Severe Marine Pollutants

United Kingdom – The Red

List:

URANIUM PENTOXIDE Not Listed

Components Germany VCI (WGK)

World Health Organization (WHO) – Drinking Water

Ecotoxicity – Fish Species Data

URANIUM PENTOXIDE Not Listed

0.002

mg/L (Provisional) Not Listed

Components

Ecotoxicity – Freshwater Algae Data

Ecotoxicity – Microtox Data Ecotoxicity – Water Flea

Data

URANIUM PENTOXIDE Not Listed Not

Listed Not Listed

Components

EPA – ATSDR Priority List

EPA – HPV Challenge

Program Chemical List

California – Priority Toxic Pollutants

URANIUM PENTOXIDE Rank (of 275): 092

Not Listed Not Listed

 

Components California – Priority Toxic Pollutants

California – Priority Toxic Pollutants

URANIUM PENTOXIDE Not Listed Not

Listed

 

13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste from residues / unused products: Waste disposal must be in

accordance with appropriate Federal, State, and local regulations. This product, if

unaltered by use, may be disposed of by treatment at a permitted facility or as advised by your local hazardous

waste regulatory authority. Residue from fires extinguished with this material may be hazardous.

Contaminated packaging: Do not re-use empty containers

 

14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

UN/Id No:

Not regulated 2910

DOT:

Proper shipping name: Not Regulated

 

Components U.S. DOT – Appendix A

Table 1 – Reportable Quantities

URANIUM PENTOXIDE Not Listed

TDG (Canada): WHMIS hazard class:

D2a very toxic materials

IMDG/IMO IMDG – Hazard Classifications

Not Applicable

 

Components

U.S. DOT – Appendix B –

Marine Pollutant

U.S. DOT – Appendix B –

Severe Marine Pollutants

URANIUM PENTOXIDE

Not Listed Not Listed

IMO-labels:

 

15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

 International Inventories

U.S. regulations:

Components

California Proposition 65

Massachusetts Right to Know List:

New Jersey Right to Know List:

Pennsylvania Right to Know List:

URANIUM PENTOXIDE Not Listed

[present] sn 1974 [present]

 

Components

Florida substance List:

Rhode Island Right to Know List:

Illinois – Toxic Air Contaminants

Connecticut – Hazardous Air Pollutants

URANIUM PENTOXIDE [present]

Toxic Not Listed Not Listed

 

Components

SARA 313 Emission reporting/Toxic Release

of Chemicals CERCLA/SARA – Section 302 Extremely Haz

NTP: IARC:

URANIUM PENTOXIDE

Not Listed

Not Listed

None

None

SARA 313 Notification: The above is your notification as to the

SARA 313 listing for this product(s) pursuant to Section 313 of Title III of the Superfund Ammendments and

Reauthorization Act of 1986 and 40 CFR Part 372.

If you are unsure if you are subject to the reporting requirements of Section 313, or need more information, please call the EPA Emergency Planning

and Community Right-To-Know Information Hotline: (800) 535-0202 or (202) 479-2499 (in Washington, DC or Alaska).

State Notification: The above information is your notice as to the Right-to-Know listings of the stated

product(s). Individual states will list chemicals for a variety of reasons including, but

not limited to, the compounds toxicity; carcinogenic, tumorigenic and/or reproductive

hazards; and the compounds environmental impact if accidentally released.

 

16. OTHER INFORMATION

 

EU EINECS List – 215-701-9; O3U

Components

URANIUM PENTOXIDE

Korean KECL: KE-35143

Canada DSL Inventory List – Present

Philippines PICCS: Present

Canada NDSL Inventory List – O3U

Inventory – United States TSCA – Sect. 8(b)

Australia (AICS):

 

Disclaimer: The information and recommendations contained herein are based upon tests believed

to be reliable. However, IBI Labs does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness NOR SHALL

ANY OF THIS INFORMATION CONSTITUTE A WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED,

AS TO THE SAFETY OF THE GOODS, THE MERCHANTABILITY OF THE GOODS, OR THE FITNESS OF THE

GOODS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Adjustment to conform to actual conditions of usage

maybe required. IBI Labs assumes no responsibility for results obtained or for incidental or

consequential damages, including lost profits arising from the use of these data. No warranty

against infringement of any patent, copyright or trademark is made or implied.

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