Uranium Sulfate Tetra Hydrate

Safety Data Sheet

Revision Date 11/04/2021

1. PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Chemical Name: Uranium Sulfate

Other Names: Uranium Sulfate Tetra Hydrate

Description:

  • It is a water-soluble salt of uranium.
  • Greenish Grey powder no odor.
  • It is a very toxic compound and should not be ingested.
  • Uranium sulfate minerals commonly are widespread around uranium bearing mine sites, where they usually form during the evaporation of acid sulfate-rich mine tailings which have been leached by oxygen-bearing waters.
  • Uranium sulfate is a transitional compound in the production of Uranium hexafluoride. It was also used to fuel aqueous Homogeneous Reactors.

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3495 N. Dixie Hwy. Unit # 8

Boca Raton, FL 33431

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

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

International contact number: 1-352-323-3500

2. COMPOSITION AND INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Formula: U(SO4)2*4H2O

CAS #: 13470-23-0

UN (DOT): 2912

Formula mass: 502.21 g/mol

Radionuclide: Uranium Depleted activity 0.31 m Ci

Melting point: Decomposes at 100 °C

Boiling point: Decomposes at 100 °C

Vapor pressure (mm Hg): Negligible

Solubility in water: Soluble in water

Physical data

Specific pravity (H2O) =1: Approx. 3.28

Percent volatile by volume: Non-Volatile

3. HAZARDS AND PROTECTION

Storage:

  • Keep in a cool, dry, dark location, inside 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 and 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 and leaks:

  • Do not touch damage packages or spilled material.
  • Cover liquid spill with sand, earth, or other noncombustible absorbent material.
  • Cover powder spill with a plastic sheet or tarp to minimize spreading.
  • Contact the RSO.

Stability: No data.

Health hazards

As Uranium (natural) [7440-61-1] soluble and insoluble compounds: TWA:0.2 mg/m3 (ACGIH 2001) immediately dangerous to life or health (IDLH) level 0.05 mg/m3.

Effects of over exposure

Toxic: Uranium compounds are recognized carcinogens. Dermatitis, renal damage, and acute necrotic arterial lesions may occur. Exercise appropriate procedures to minimize potential hazards

4. FIREFIGHTING

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.

Flash point: Nonflammable.

5. HEALTH EXPOSURE EFFECTS

Ingestion, skin, and Eyes: 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.

6. FIRST AID

Inhalation:

  • Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing.
  • Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
  • See ingestion.

Skin and eyes: Immediately flush with running 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, see a doctor immediately.

7. TRANSPORTATION

Response guide: 161

Hazard class: 7

USCG CHRIS CODE RAD

8. 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 11/04/2021

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