Revision Date: 01/27/2023
Name: Thorium Chloride
Synonyms: Thorium Tetrachloride, Tetrachlorothorium
CAS RN: [10026-89-1]
EC number: 233-056-1
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2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Classification of The Substance or Mixture
GHS06 Skull and crossbones
H301 Toxic if swallowed.
H331 Toxic if inhaled.
GHS08 Health hazard
H373 May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
Classification according to Directive 67/548/EEC or Directive 1999/45/EC:
Very toxic by inhalation and if swallowed.
Danger of cumulative effects.
Information concerning hazards for human and environment: Not Applicable.
Labelling according to EU guidelines: The product has been classified and marked in accordance with directives on hazardous materials.
Code letter and hazard designation of product: Very toxic
- Very toxic by inhalation and if swallowed.
- Danger of cumulative effects.
- Keep away from living quarters.
- Keep container in a well-ventilated place.
- When using do not eat, drink, or smoke.
- Wear suitable protective clothing.
NFPA ratings (scale 0 – 4):
Health = 4
Fire = 0
Reactivity = 0
HMIS-ratings (scale 0 – 4):
Health = 4
Fire = 0
Reactivity = 0
Results of PBT and vPvB assessment:
PBT- Not Applicable.
vPvB- Not Applicable.
3. COMPOSITION AND INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS, PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
- Chemical characterization: Substances
- Appearance: Colorless, or grey-white crystalline
- Molecular Formula: Cl4Th
- Molecular Weight: 373.849
- Odor: Acetone-like
- Solubility: Soluble in water and alcohol
- Density, g/cm³: 4.59 g/cm³
- Melting Point, °C: 770°C
- Boiling Point, °C: 921°C.
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Description of First Aid Measures
- Immediately remove any clothing soiled by the product.
- Remove breathing apparatus only after contaminated clothing have been completely removed.
- In case of irregular breathing or respiratory arrest, provide artificial respiration.
- Supply fresh air or oxygen.
- Call for doctor.
- In case of unconsciousness, place patient stably inside position for transportation.
After skin contact: Immediately wash with water and soap, and rinse thoroughly.
After eye contact:
- Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water.
- Then consult a doctor.
- Do not induce vomiting.
- Call for medical help immediately.
5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
- Suitable extinguishing agents: CO2, extinguishing powder, or water spray.
- Fight larger fires with water spray or alcohol resistant foam.
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal precautions, protective equipment, and emergency procedures: Not required.
Environmental precautions: Do not allow to enter sewers, surface, or ground water.
Methods and material for containment and cleaning up:
- Dispose contaminated material as waste according to item 12.
- Ensure adequate ventilation.
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Precautions for safe handling:
- Thorough dedusting.
- Ensure good ventilation/exhaustion at the workplace.
- Open and handle receptacle with care.
Information about protection against explosions and fires: Keep respiratory protective device available.
- Keep receptacle tightly sealed.
- Specific end use(s): No further relevant information available.
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION
Components with limit values that require monitoring at the workplace: Not required.
Additional information: The lists that were valid during the creation were used as basis.
- Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages, and feed.
- Immediately remove all soiled and contaminated clothing.
- Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
- Store protective clothing separately.
- In case of brief exposure or low pollution, use respiratory filter device.
- In case of intensive or longer exposure, use respiratory protective device that is independent of circulating air.
Protection of hands:
- The glove material must be impermeable and resistant to the product, the substance, and the preparation.
- Due to missing tests no recommendation to the glove material can be given for the product, the preparation, and the chemical mixture.
- Selection of the glove material on consideration of the penetration times, rates of diffusion, and the degradation
- Material of gloves: The selection of the suitable gloves does not only depend on the material, but also on further marks of quality and varies from manufacturer to manufacturer.
- Penetration time of glove material: The exact break through time must be found out by the manufacturer of the protective gloves and has to be observed.
Eye protection: Not required.
Hygroscopic; partially volatile; crystallizes with variable water of crystallization.
Thermal decomposition and conditions to be avoided: No decomposition if used according to specifications.
Possibility of hazardous reactions: No dangerous reactions known.
Hazardous decomposition products: No dangerous decomposition products known.
10. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Primary irritant effect:
- Skin: No irritant effect.
- Eyes: No irritating effect.
- Sensitization: No sensitizing effects known.
Additional Toxicological Information
IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer): Substance is not listed.
NTP (National Toxicology Program): Substance is not listed.
11. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
- Water hazard class 2 (Self-assessment): hazardous for water.
- Do not allow product to reach ground water, water course, or sewage system.
- Danger to drinking water if even small quantities leak into the ground.
12. WASTE TREATMENT METHODS
- Must not be disposed of together with household garbage.
- Do not allow product to reach sewage system.
- Disposal must be made according to official regulations.
- Recommended cleansing agent: Water, if necessary, with cleansing agents.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR Parts 100-185), the International Air Transportation Association (IATA), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and International Maritime Organization (IMDG) are all factored into the classification and transport of material.
Proper Shipping Name:
UN/ID Number: To be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Classification of substances with multiple hazards must be determined in accordance with the criteria presented in the regulations mentioned above. Due to the various quantities/combinations of materials being shipped at one time, the information above must be determined based on the characteristics of the specific shipment.
14. SAFETY, HEALTH, AND EVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION SPECIFIC FOR THE SUBSTANCE OR MIXTURE
Section 355 (extremely hazardous substances): Substance is not listed.
Section 313 (Specific toxic chemical listings): Substance is not listed.
TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act): Substance is not listed.
Chemicals known to cause cancer: Substance is not listed.
Chemicals known to cause reproductive toxicity for females: Substance is not listed.
Chemicals known to cause reproductive toxicity for males: Substance is not listed.
Chemicals known to cause developmental toxicity: Substance is not listed.
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency): Substance is not listed.
TLV (Threshold Limit Value established by ACGIH): Substance is not listed.
NIOSH-Ca (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health): Substance is not listed.
OSHA-Ca (Occupational Safety & Health Administration): Substance is not listed.
Product Eelated Hazard Information
The product has been classified and marked in accordance with directives on hazardous materials.
Hazard symbols: Very toxic
Chemical Safety Assessment
A Chemical Safety Assessment has not been carried out.
This information is based on our present knowledge. However, this shall not constitute a guarantee for any specific product features and shall not establish a legally valid contractual relationship.
Abbreviations and Acronyms
ADR: Accord européen sur le transport des marchandises dangereuses par Route (European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road).
IMDG: International Maritime Code for Dangerous Goods.
DOT: US Department of Transportation.
IATA: International Air Transport Association.
ACGIH: American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.
EINECS: European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances.
CAS: Chemical Abstracts Service (division of the American Chemical Society).
NFPA: National Fire Protection Association (USA).
HMIS: Hazardous Materials Identification System (USA).
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