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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Gadolinium Oxide Lanthanides
Trade Name: Chem ical Nature:
Gd 2O 3 12064 -92-9
Form ula: CAS #:
II HAZAR DOUS INGRED IENTS
Haz ardous C omp onents % OSHA/PEL ACGIH/TLV
Gadolinium Oxide 0-100 N/E N/E
III PHYSICAL DATA
Boiling Point: Melting Point:
7.407 g/cc at 15 oC N/A
Specific Gravity: Vapo r Density:
Essentially 0 Insoluble
Vapor Pressure: Solubility in H 2O:
White odorless powder 0
Appearance and Odor: % V olatiles:
IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION H AZARDS DATA
Flash Point (Method Used): N/A Autoignition Temperature: N/A
Flam mab le Limits: Upper: N/A Lower: N/A
Extingu ishing Media: Not combustible. If involved in a fire, use water, carbon dioxide, dry chemical extinguishing agents, dry sand
or dry ground dolomite.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Wear 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 maximum distance.
Unusual Fire & Explosion Hazard: None
V HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
Effects of Exposure:
Acute E ffects:
Inhalation: Ma y irritate n ose and th roat.
Ingestion: Ma y cau se irritation of dig estive tra ct.
Skin : May cause skin irritation. Contact with broken skin may be severely irritating.
Eye: Can cause particle irritation.
Other: Rare earth compounds may delay blood clotting.
Chro nic Effects: Inhalation may cause lung fibrosis. No other chronic effects known.
Most Likely Routes of Entry: Ingestion
Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: None known
Carcino genicity: NTP: No IARC: No OSHA: No
EMERG ENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:
INHALATION: No specific information available, one should obtain medical attention.
INGESTION: Seek medical attention.
SK IN: Remove contaminated clothing, flood skin with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Call a physician.
EYE: Imm ediately flush eyes, including under eyelids, with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Call a physician.
VI REACTIVITY DATA
Co nditio ns to Av oid: Thermal decomposition
Incompatibility (Material to Avoid): Strong acids
Haz ardous D ecomposition Produc ts: None known
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur
Other: Hyg roscop ic - absorbs H 2O and CO 2 from the air.
VII SPILL OR LEAK PROC EDURES
Steps to Be Taken in Case Material Is Released or Spilled: Wearing full protective equipment, cover spill with dry sand or
vermiculite. Mix well and carefully transfer to a container.
Waste Disposal Method: In accord ance w ith Loca l, State and Federal W aste Dispo sal Regu lations.
VIII SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory Protection (Specify Type): High efficiency particle respirator.
Ventilation: Laboratory fume hood
Protective Gloves: Rubber
Eye Protection: ANSI approved safety goggles
Other Protective Equipment: None
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.
Wo rk Practices: Lab coat and apron, flame and chemical resistant coveralls, eyewash capable of sustained flushing, safety drench
shower and hygienic facilities for washing.
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 ages resultin g from h and ling o r from contact with the abov e pro duc t.
Issued by: S. Dierks
Date: November 1995
-Gadolinium Oxide 2-