Uranium Peroxide MSDS

Uranium Peroxide MSDS

Uranium Peroxide MSDS



Uranium peroxide


  • Uranium oxide peroxide
Formula UH2O4
Description Pale yellow crystalline solid.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS 12036-71-4
NIH PubChem CID 29645
EC (EINECS/ELINCS) 234-852-1
UN (DOT) 2909
Merck 12,9993
Beilstein/Gmelin 60406 (G)
Formula H2O4U
Formula mass 304.04000000000002
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
safety officer.
Stability No data.
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
Exposure effects
   Ingestion See Inhalation.
   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.
   Eyes See Skin.
First aid  
   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
UN number 2909  radiation 7
Response guide 161
Hazard class 7



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