Revision Date: 01/31/2023
1. PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Name: Thorium Perchlorate, 99%
3495 N. Dixie Hwy. Unit # 8
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Tel: 561-826-0061 Fax: 561-892-8450
Emergency Telephone Numbers
USA & Canada contact number: 1-800-535-5053
International contact number: 1-352-323-3500
2. COMPOSITION AND INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS, PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Product Number: 16045-17-3
CAS RN: [16045-17-3]
Chemical Family: Metal perchlorate salt
- Molecular Formula: Cl4O16Th
- Molecular Weight: 629.839
- Appearance: White powder
- Solubility: Very soluble in water
- Melting Point, °C: ~355 decomposes to ThO2°C
- Boiling Point, °C: Decomposes
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Emergency Overview: Irritating to eyes, skin, and respiratory tract. May be harmful if swallowed. May affect thyroid, and kidney functions.
Primary Routes of Exposure: Ingestion
Eye Contact: Causes moderate irritation of the eyes.
Skin Contact: Causes moderate irritation of the skin.
Inhalation: Irritating to the nose, mucous membranes, and respiratory tract.
- No specific information is available on the physiological effects of ingestion.
- May cause gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, and vomiting.
Acute health effects: Irritating to skin, eyes, and respiratory tract.
Chronic health effects: Perchlorates reversibly inhibit thyroid iodine uptake. Kidney function may be affected.
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
General advice: Consult a physician, show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance, and move out of dangerous area.
- Immediately flush the eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 10-15 minutes.
- A patient may need assistance in keeping their eye lids open.
- Wash the affected area with water.
- Remove contaminated clothes if necessary.
- Seek medical assistance if irritation persists.
- Remove the patient to fresh air.
- Closely monitor the patient for signs of respiratory problems, such as difficulty in breathing, coughing, wheezing, or pain. In such cases seek immediate medical assistance.
- Keep the patient calm.
- Give the patient water (only if conscious).
- Induce vomiting only if directed by medical personnel.
5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES
Extinguishing medium: Carbon dioxide or dry powder.
Special firefighting procedures:
- Spray closed containers with water until fire is out.
- Avoid contact with combustible material.
- Firefighters should be equipped with a NIOSH approved self-contained breathing apparatus.
Hazardous combustion and decomposition products: If involved in a fire, this material may emit corrosive hydrogen chloride fumes.
Unusual fire or explosion hazards:
- Releases oxygen on heating.
- May decompose explosively under fire fighting conditions.
- Do not mix with combustibles.
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal precautions, protective equipment, and emergency procedures:
- Use personal protective equipment.
- Avoid dust formation.
- Avoid breathing vapors, mist, or gas.
- Ensure adequate ventilation.
- Evacuate personnel to safe areas.
- Avoid breathing dust.
- For personal protection see section 8.
- Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so.
- Do not let product enter drains.
- Discharge into the environment must be avoided.
Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up:
- Sweep up and shovel.
- Contain spillage, and then collect with an electrically protected vacuum cleaner or by wet brushing and place in container for disposal according to local regulations (see section 12).
- Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities: Store in a tightly sealed container in a cool dry place away from combustible and flammable materials. If the container is left open, salt may adsorb water from the atmosphere.
Precautions for safe handling:
- Avoid contact with skin and eyes and the formation of dust and aerosols.
- Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.
- Keep away from sources of ignition.
- Keep away from heat and sources of ignition.
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.
Ventilation: If possible, handle the material in an efficient fume hood.
Respirator: If ventilation is not available a respirator should be worn. The use of respirators requires a Respirator Protection Program must follow 29 CFR 1910.134.
Additional protection: No additional protection required.
9. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Hazardous polymerization: No hazardous polymerization.
Conditions to avoid: Any contact with combustible matter.
Incompatibility: Reducing agents, organic matter, active metals, phosphorus, sulfur, hydrazine, hydroxylamine, strong acids.
Decomposition products: Oxygen, Sodium oxide, hydrogen chloride.
10. TOXICOLOGICAL AND ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
RTECS Data: Intraperitoneal (mouse); LD50: 1150 mg/kg.
Carcinogenic Effects: No data available.
Mutagenic Effects: No data available.
Tetratogenic Effects: No data available.
Ecological Information: No data available.
11. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Disposal: Dispose of according to local, state, and federal regulations.
Waste Treatment Methods
Product: Contact a licensed professional waste disposal service to dispose of this material. After use follow local procedures for radioactive waste. Consult local, state, and federal regulations on the disposal of radioactive waste. Observe all federal, state, and local environmental regulations.
Contaminated packaging: Dispose of as special waste in compliance with local and national regulations.
Shipping Name (CFR): Thorium perchlorate.
Hazard Class (CFR): 5.1
Additional Hazard Class (CFR): NA
Packaging Group (CFR): II
UN ID Number (CFR): UN# 2910
Shipping Name (IATA): Thorium perchlorate
Hazard Class (IATA): 5.1
Additional Hazard Class (IATA): NA
Packaging Group (IATA): II
UN ID Number (IATA): UN# 2910
13. REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA: Not listed in the TSCA inventory.
SARA (Title 313): Title compound not listed.
Second Ingredient: None
Third Ingredient: None
14. OTHER INFORMATION
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