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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Europium Bromide EuBr 3
Trade Name: Molecu lar F orm ula:
Europium tribromide anhydrous Rare Earth Halide
Synonym: Ch em ical Fam ily:
II HAZAR DOUS INGRED IENTS
Hazardous Component Percent OSHA/PEL ACGIH/TLV
Europium Bromide 0-100 N/E N/E
III PHYSICAL DATA
Not determined Not determined
Boiling Point: Melting Point:
Not determined Not determined
Specific Gravity: Vapor Pressure:
Not determined Solu ble
Vapo r Density: Solubility in H 2O:
White crystalline solid, no odor Not determined
Appearance and Odor: % V olatiles by Weight:
IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION H AZARDS DATA
Flash Point: N/A Autoignition Temperature: Not determined
Flamm able Lim its in Air: Lower: N/A Upper: N/A
Extingu ishing Media: Carbon dioxide, extinguishing powder or water spray. Fight larger fires with water spray or alcohol resistant
Special Firefighting Procedures: No special firefighting procedures needed. Use normal procedures which include wearing
NIO SH/M SHA appro ved self-co ntained breathing apparatus, flame and ch emical resistant clothing, ha ts, boots, and g loves.
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazard: In case of fire, the following can be released: hydro gen brom ide (HBr)
V HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
Effects of Exposure:
To the best of our knowledge the chemical, physical and toxicological properties of europium bromide have not been
thoroughly investigated and reported.
Lanthanons can cause delayed blood clotting leading to hemorrhages. Exposure may also lead to sensitivity to heat, itching,
increased awareness of odor and taste, and liver damage.
Inorgan ic bro mid es m ay produce depression , emaciation, and in severe cases, p sych osis an d m ental d eterioration .
Bromoderma, a bromide rash, often occurs when bromide inhalation or administration is prolonged. This rash is usually found on the
face and resem bles acne and fu runcu losis.
Acute E ffects:
Inhalation: May cause irritation.
Ingestion: May be harmful, effects not known
Skin : May cause irritation.
Eye: May cause irritation.
Chro nic Effects: No data
Medical Conditions, If Any, Aggravated by the Chemical: None Known
EMERG ENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:
INHALATION: Remove victim to fresh air, keep warm and quiet, give oxygen if breathing is difficult. Seek medical attention
INGESTION: No data. Seek medical attention immediately.
SK IN: Remove contaminated clothing, wash with mild soap and water. If irritation persists seek medical attention.
EYE: Flush with water for at least 15 minutes raising upper and lower eyelids. Seek medical attention.
VI REACTIVITY DATA
Incompatibility (Material to Avoid): Water/moisture
Co nditio ns to Av oid: No Data
Haz ardous D ecomposition Produc ts: Hydrogen bromide
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not Occur
VII SPILL OR LEAK PROC EDURES
Steps to Be Taken If Spilled or Released: We ar full p rotective eq uipm ent, keep unp rotected person s away. E nsure adequ ate
ventilation. Pick up mechanically.
Waste Disposal Method: In accord ance w ith Loca l, State and Federal EP A reg ulations.
VIII SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory Protection: High efficiency particle respirator.
Ventilation: Laboratory fume hood . Handle under dry, inert gas
Protective Gloves: Impervious gloves
Eye Protection: ANSI approved safety goggles
Other Protective Equipment: Protective gear suitable to prevent contamination.
IX SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storage: Keep container tightly closed. Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed
con tainers. Store and handle unde r dry inert gas. Th is produc t is hyg rosco pic. Protect from hum idity an d w ater. W ash thorough ly
Wo rk Practices: Implement engineering and work practice controls to reduce and maintain concentration of exposure. Handle in a
controlled, inert atmosphere. Minimize exposure by using local exhaust and an enclosing process if/when possible. Use good
housekeeping and sanitation practices. Do not use tobacco or food in work area. Wash thoroughly before eating or smoking. Do not
blow dust off clothing or skin with compressed air. Maintain eyewash capable of sustained flushing, safety drench shower and
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hygienic facilities for washing.
RCRA Code: None
TSCA Registered: No
The abo ve inform ation is believ ed to be co rrect, but do es no t purp ort to b e all inclu sive an d sha ll be used only as a gu ide.
ESPI shall not be held liab le for any d am age resulting from h and ling o r from contact with the abov e pro duc t.
Issued by: S. Dierks
Date: October 2002
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