Potassium Uranyl Fluoride MSDS

Potassium Uranyl Fluoride MSDS

  • Uranyl ammonium fluoride
Formula K3UO2F5
Description Green-yellow monoclinic crystals.
Uses Has been used in x-ray work because of its fluorescence under these rays.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
EC Index Number
EC Class
UN (DOT) 2910
Formula K3UO2F5
Formula mass
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 safety officer.
Stability No data.
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.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion See Inhalation.
   Inhalation Minimal risk if packaging remains intact. Package damage can result in a measurable release of radiation but the risk is still low.
   Skin See Inhalation.
   Eyes See Inhalation.
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 Ingestion.
   Eyes Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes. See Ingestion.
UN number 2909 radiation 7
Response guide 161
Hazard class 7

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