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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Erb ium Nitrate Oxidizer
Trade Name: Chem ical Nature:
Er (NO 3) 3 @ 5H 2O 10031 -51-3
Form ula: CAS #:
II HAZAR DOUS INGRED IENTS
Haz ardous C omp onents % OSHA/PEL ACGIH/TLV
Erb ium Nitrate 0-100 N/E N/E
III PHYSICAL DATA
Loses 4H2O at 130 oC
Boiling Point: Melting Point:
No data No data
Specific Gravity: Vapor Pressure:
N/A Solu ble
Vapo r Density: Solubility in H 2O:
% Vo latile: Ionic Nature:
Reddish crystals, od orless.
Appearance and Odor:
IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION H AZARD DA TA
Flash Point: No data Autoignition Temperature: No data
Flamm able Lim its in Air: Lower: No data Upper: No data
Extingu ishing Media: Use water, carbon dioxide, dry chemical extinguishing agents, dry sand, or dry ground dolomite.
Special Firefighting Procedures: Use normal procedures which include wearing NIOSH/MSHA approved self-contained breathing
apparatus, flame and chemical resistant clothing; hats, boots and gloves. If without risk, remove material from fire area. Cool
container with water from m aximum d istance.
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazard: Ma y em it toxic fu me s if therm ally decomp osed . Erbium nitrate is a strong ox idizer and its
heat of reaction with reducing agents or combustibles may cause ignition.
V HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
Effects of Exposure:
Large amounts of nitrates taken by mou th may have serious or even fatal results. The symptoms are dizziness, abdominal
cram ps, vom iting, blood diarrhea, w eakness, conv ulsions and collapse. Small, repeated do ses of nitrates m ay lead to weak ness,
general depression, head ache an d m ental imp airment. There is also some imp lication of increa sed can cer inciden ce am ong those
Rare ea rth com pounds m ay cau se delaye d bloo d clotting lead ing to hemo rrhages.
EMERG ENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:
INHALATION: Remove from exposure. Seek prompt, competent medical attention.
INGESTION: Remove from exposure. Seek prompt, competent medical attention.
SK IN: Rem ove an y con tamina ted clothing . Flood sk in with large volum es of water for 15 minu tes.
EYE: Flush w ith copiou s amo unts of w ater for at least 15 m inutes.
VI REACTIVITY DATA
Co nditio ns to Av oid: Thermal decomposition.
Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid): Org anic m aterials, su lfur, phospho rus, m etal po wd ers, red ucing agents, an d oth er easily
oxidized substan ces.
Haz ardous D ecomposition Produc ts: NO x
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
VII SPILL OR LEAK PROC EDURES
Steps to Be Taken in Case Material is Released or Spilled: We aring full pro tective clothing and respiratory protection , elimin ate
all sources of ignition. Co ver sp ill with d ry san d or dry verm iculite, m ix well and carefully transfer to a w ell-m arked container.
Close con tainer tightly. Sub mit o r retain for disposal.
Waste Disposal Method: Dispose o f in accord ance w ith State, Federal and L ocal regu lations.
VIII SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory Protection: NIOSH/MS HA approv ed dust mask for ordinary use, self-contained breathing apparatus for emergency use.
Ventilation: Use local exhaust to maintain concentration at low exposure levels. Mechanical (general) exhaust is not recommended.
Protective Gloves: Rubber Eye Protection: OSHA approved safety goggles
Other Protective Equipment: Lab coat and apron, flame and chemical resistant coveralls, eyewash capable of sustained flushing,
safety drench shower and hygienic facilities for washing.
IX SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storage: Keep containe r tightly closed. Sto re in a coo l, dry, well-ventilated area. W ash
thoroughly after use.
Precautionary Labeling: Warning: Oxidizer, causes dizziness, vomiting.
Issued by: S. Dierks
Dated: May 1991