Uranium Peroxide MSDS
Uranium Peroxide MSDS
|Description||Pale yellow crystalline solid.|
|Registry Numbers and Inventories.|
|NIH PubChem CID||29645|
|Melting point, °C||115|
|Boiling point, °C||3813|
|Density||19.05 g/cm3 (20 C)|
|Hazards and Protection.|
|Storage||Protect from physical damage. Store at in cool, dry
place. Protect personnel from radiation emanation if present. Separate from
other readily oxidizable or combustible materials.
|Handling||All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid
direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment.
Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container.
Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
|Protection||Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.|
|Respirators||Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).|
|Small spills/leaks||Do not touch damaged packages or spilled material. Cover liquid spill
with sand, earth or other noncombustible absorbent material. Cover powder
spill with plastic sheet or tarp to minimize spreading. Contact radiation
|Incompatibilities||Reacts rapidly with liquid bromine trifluoride.|
|Fire fighting||Presence of radioactive material will not influence the
fire control processes and should not influence selection of techniques.
Small Fires: Dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray or regular foam.
Large Fires: Water spray, fog (flooding amounts).
|Fire potential||May burn but does not ignite readily.|
|Hazards||Decomposes to form U 2 O 7 then to UO 3 and oxygen.|
|Exposure limit(s)||OSHA: PEL (8 h TWA): 0.05 mg|
|Inhalation||Stridor, dyspnea, upper airway injury, and pulmonary edema,
especially following inhalation of vaporized caustics, may occur.
|Skin||Severe skin irritation and/or burns may occur.|
|Ingestion||Medical problems take priority over radiological concerns. Use first
aid treatment according to the nature of the injury. Do not delay care and
transport of a seriously injured person.
|Inhalation||Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Administer
oxygen if breathing is difficult. See Ingestion.
|Skin||Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes. See
|Eyes||Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes. See
|USCG CHRIS Code||URP|