Revision Date: 01/20/2023
1. PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
Chemical Name: Uranium Sulfate Tetrahydrate
Other Names: Uranium(IV) sulfate tetrahydrate, uranium sulfate
- 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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2. COMPOSITION AND INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
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 99°C
Boiling Point: Decomposes at 99°C
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): Negligible
Solubility: Soluble in water
Specific pravity (H2O) =1: Approx. 3.28
Percent volatile by volume: Non-Volatile
3. HAZARDS AND PROTECTION
- 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.
- 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.
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
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.
- 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
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.
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.
Response guide: 161
Hazard class: 7
USCG CHRIS CODE RAD
8. OTHER INFORMATION
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