Thorium Carbonate MSDS
|Registry Numbers and Inventories.|
|NIH PubChem CID||3015033|
|Hazards and Protection.|
|Storage||Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed
container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition
sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect
containers/cylinders from physical damage.
|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
|Firefighting||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.|
|Inhalation||Minimal risk if packaging remains intact. Package damage can result
in a measurable release of radiation but the risk is still low.
|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||RAD|