Thorium Fluoride MSDS

Thorium Fluoride MSDS

MSDS of Thorium Fluoride



SECTION 1: Product Identification


Chemical Name:


Thorium(IV) fluoride, anhydrous (99.9%-Th)


Product Number:


T-12185

CAS
Registry Number:


13709-59-6


Formula:

ThF4


EINECS Number:

none


Chemical Family:


metal halide


Synonym:


Thorium tetrafluoride




SECTION 2: Composition and Information on Ingredients


Ingredient

CAS
Number


Percent


ACGIH (TWA)

OSHA
(PEL)


Title Compound


13709-59-6

100


2.5mg/m3 (as F)


2.5mg/m3 (as F)




SECTION 3: Hazards Identification


Emergency Overview:


Toxic by inhalation and if swallowed. Irritating to skin, eyes and
respiratory tract.


Primary Routes of Exposure:


Contact with skin and eyes. Inhalation of dust.

Eye
Contact:


Causes irritation and serious eye damage. Effects may not immediately
appear.

Skin
Contact:


Causes irritation, with redness and pain. Soluble fluoride may be
corrosive. Effects may not appear immediately


Inhalation:


Toxic by inhalation. Inhalation of dust will cause severe irritation to
the respiratory tract.


Ingestion:


Toxic if swallowed. May cause salivation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea,
and abdominal pain.


Acute Health Effects:


Toxic by inhalation and if swallowed. Irritating to skin, eyes and
respiratory tract.


Chronic Health Effects:


Prolonged exposure to hydrolysable fluorine compounds can cause
deterioration of bone and tooth structure. Radioactive materials are
known carcinogens.

NTP:

No

IARC:

No

OSHA:

No




SECTION 4: First Aid Measures

Eye
Exposure:


Immediately flush the eyes with copious amounts of water for at least
10-15 minutes. A victim may need assistance in keeping their eye lids
open. Get immediate medical attention.

Skin
Exposure:

Wash
the affected area with water. Remove contaminated clothes if necessary.
Apply calcium gluconate jelly or water soluble calcium salts as
antidote. Seek medical assistance.


Inhalation:


Remove the victim to fresh air. Closely monitor the victim for signs of
respiratory problems, such as difficulty in breathing, coughing,
wheezing, or pain. In such cases seek immediate medical assistance.


Ingestion:

Seek
medical attention immediately. Keep the victim calm. Give the victim
water (only if conscious). Induce vomiting only if directed by medical
personnel.




SECTION 5: Firefighting Measures


Flash Point:

not
applicable


Autoignition Temperature:

none


Explosion Limits:

none


Extinguishing Medium:


None. Material is non-flammable.


Special Fire Fighting Procedures:

If
this product is involved in a fire, fire fighters should be equipped
with a NIOSH approved positive pressure self-contained breathing
apparatus and full protective clothing.


Hazardous Combustion and Decomposion Products:

If
involved in a fire this material may emit corrosive fumes of
hydrofluoric acid.


Unusual Fire or Explosion Hazards:

No
unusual fire or explosion hazards.




SECTION 6: Accidental Release Measures


Spill and Leak Procedures:


Small spills can be mixed with powdered sodium bicarbonate, lime, or
calcium carbonate and swept up. Avoid raising dust. Spillage in areas
not adequately ventilated may require an evacuation of area. Emergency
response teams will require self-contained breathing apparatus.




SECTION 7: Handling and Storage


Handling and Storage:


Store solid in a tightly sealed container away from moisture. Handle
under a dry atmosphere of air or nitrogen. Prolonged exposure to the
atmosphere may degrade the product.




SECTION 8: Exposure Controls and Personal Protection

Eye
Protection:


Always wear approved safety glasses when handling a chemical substance
in the laboratory.

Skin
Protection:

Wear
protective clothing and gloves. Consult with glove manufacturer to
determine the proper type of glove.


Ventilation:


solid may form a toxic fine dust. If possible, handle the solid in an
efficient fume hood.


Respirator:

If
in form of fine dust and ventilation is not available a respirator
should be worn. The use of respirators requires a Respirator Protection
Program to be in compliance with 29 CFR 1910.134.


Additional Protection:

No
additional protection required.




SECTION 9: Physical and Chemical Properties


Color and Form:


white pwdr.


Molecular Weight:


308.03


Melting Point:


>900°C


Boiling Point:

no
data


Vapor Pressure:

no
data


Specific Gravity:

6.32


Odor:

none


Solubility in Water:


insoluble




SECTION 10: Stability and Reactivity


Stability:


hygroscopic


Hazardous Polymerization:

no
hazardous polymerization


Conditions to Avoid:


contact with moisture


Incompatibility:


active metals and strong mineral acids


Decomposition Products:


Hydrofluoric acid, metal fluorides and metal oxyfluorides




SECTION 11: Toxicological Information


RTECS Data:

No
information available in the RTECS files.


Carcinogenic Effects:

no
data


Mutagenic Effects:

no
data


Tetratogenic Effects:

no
data




SECTION 12: Ecological Information


Ecological Information:

No
information available




SECTION 13: Disposal Considerations


Disposal:


Dispose of according to local, state and federal regulations.




SECTION 14: Transportation


Shipping Name (CFR):


Radioactive material, excepted pkg-ltd qty of mat.


Hazard Class (CFR):

7


Additional Hazard Class (CFR):

NA


Packaging Group (CFR):

NA

UN
ID Number (CFR):

UN#
2910


Shipping Name (IATA):


Radioactive material, excepted pkg-ltd qty of mat.


Hazard Class (IATA):

7


Additional Hazard Class (IATA):

NA


Packaging Group (IATA):

NA

UN
ID Number (IATA):

UN#
2910




SECTION 15: Regulatory Information

TSCA:


Listed in the TSCA inventory.

SARA
(Title 313):


Title compound not listed.


Second Ingredient:

none


Third Ingredient:

none




SECTION 16: Other Information


Disclaimer:

The
information herein is believed to be accurate and reliable as of the
date compiled. However, IBI LABS, Inc. 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.


Preparation Date:


6/11/2001


Revision Date:


12/01/2003

 

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