Uranium Peroxide

Safety Data Sheet

Revision Date 11/03/2021

1. IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE, PREPARATION AND COMPANY INFORMATION

Product Name: Uranium Peroxide

Formula: UH2O4

Description: Pale yellow crystalline solid.

Supplier

IBI Labs

3495 N. Dixie Hwy. Unit # 8

Boca Raton, FL 33431

Tel: 561-826-0061 Fax: 561-892-8450

Emergency Telephone Numbers

INFOTRAC

USA & Canada contact number: 1-800-535-5053

International contact number: 1-352-323-3500

2. 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)

3. PROPERTIES

Formula: UH2O4

Formula Mass: 304.04000000000002

Melting Point °C: 115

Boiling Point °C: 3813

Density: 19.05 g/cm3 (20 °C)

4. HAZARDS AND PROTECTION

This material decomposes to form U2O7 then to UO3 and oxygen.

Storage:

  • Protect from physical damage.
  • Store in a cool, dry place.
  • Protect personnel from radiation emanation if present.
  • Separate from other readily oxidable or combustible materials.

Handling:

  • All chemicals should be considered hazardous.
  • Avoid physical contact.
  • Use appropriate and approved safety equipment.
  • Untrained individuals should not handle this material or its container.
  • Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.

Protection: Wear protective gloves, clothing, and goggles.

Respirators: Wear positive self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

Small Spills and Leaks:

  • Do not touch damaged packages or spilled material.
  • If the material spilled is in liquid form, cover it with sand, earth, or other noncombustible absorbent material.
  • If the material spilled is in powder form, cover it with a plastic sheet or tarp to minimize spreading.
  • Contact the RSO.

Stability: No data available.

Incompatibilities: Reacts rapidly with liquid bromine trifluoride.

5. FIREFIGHTING

The presence of a radioactive material will not influence the fire control processes and should not influence the 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.

6. HEALTH AND EXPOSURE EFFECTS

This material decomposes to form U 2 O 7 then to UO 3 and oxygen.

Exposure Limits

OSHA: PEL (8 h TWA): 0.05 mg

Exposure Effects

Ingestion and Inhalation: Stridor, dyspnea, upper airway injury, and pulmonary edema, especially following inhalation of vaporized caustics may occur.

Skin and Eyes:

  • Severe skin and eye irritation may occur.
  • Burns may occur.

7. FIRST AID

Inhalation:

  • Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing.
  • If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen.
  • See Ingestion.

Skin and Eyes:

  • Immediately flush with water for at least 20 minutes.
  • See ingestion.

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.

8. TRANSPORTATION

UN Number: 2909

Response Guide: 161

Hazard Class: 7

USCG CHRIS Code: URP

9. OTHER INFORMATION

Copyright 2014 IBI Labs. License granted to make unlimited paper copies for internal use only.

IBI Labs expects that recipients of their material are in compliance with 29 CFR 1910.1200(h) which requires employers to provide employees with effective information and training on hazardous chemicals in their work area.

The information and recommendations set forth herein are presented in good faith and believed to be correct as of the revision date. However, recipients of this material should use this information only as a supplement to other information gathered by them and should make independent judgement of the suitability and accuracy of this information. IBI Labs will not be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including but not limited to, loss of any kind whatsoever resulting from the use of the information provided in this Safety Data Sheet. IBI Labs expressly includes all warranties, expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

This information is furnished without warranty, and any use of the product not in conformance with this Safety Data Sheet, or in combination with any other product or process, is the responsibility of the user.

Revision Date 11/03/2021

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