Uranium Penta Chloride SDS

Uranium Penta Chloride SDS

Uranium(V) chloride

  • Uranium pentachloride
Formula UCl5
Description Brown hygroscopic crystals
Registry Numbers and Inventories
CAS 13470-21-8
NIH PubChem CID 24847464
UN (DOT) 2909
Beilstein/Gmelin 130779 (G)
Formula Cl5U
Formula mass 415.29
Melting point, °C 287
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 2910 radiation 7
Response guide 161
Hazard class 7


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The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regards to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. IBI Labs and its Affiliates shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.

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Creation Date: April 18, 2016                    Revision Date: April 1, 2021


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