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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET


I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION

Germanium Metallic Element
Trade Name: Chem ical Nature:
Ge 7440-5 6-4
Form ula: CAS #:


II HAZAR DOUS INGRED IENTS

Haz ardous C omp onents % OSHA/PEL ACGIH/TLV
Germanium 0-100 N/E N/E
15 m g/m 3 (dust), 5 m g/m 3 (resp) 10 m g/m 3 total dust
Particulates not otherwise regulated 0-100


III PHYSICAL DATA

2830 oC 937 oC
Boiling Point: Melting/Freezing Point:
5.323 g/cc N/A
Specific Gravity: Vapo r Density:
N/A N/A
Vapor Pressure: % V olatiles:
Grayish white metal, no odor Insoluble
Appearance and Odor: Solubility in H 2O:


IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION H AZARDS DATA

Flash Point: N/A Autoignition Temperature: N/A
Flam mab le Limits: Lower: N/A Upper: N/A

Extingu ishing Media: Carbon dioxide, foam or dry chemical. Never use water on molten metal. Cover small fires with sand.
Special Firefighting Procedures: Use N IOS H/M SH A approve d self-c ontained breathing apparatus and full pro tective clothing if
involved in fire.

Fire & Explosion Hazard: Moderate fire hazard in form of dust when exposed to heat or flame.


V HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION

Effects of Exposure:

Signs and Symptom s of Exposure: Low temperature, lan guo r, diarrh ea, cy ano sis and extreme depression of he art and breath.
Edema, lung hemorrhage, spot hemorrhage from small intestinal wall, peritoneal extravasation.

Acute E ffects:

Inhalation: May be irritating.
Ingestion: Generally considered of low toxicity.
Skin : Direct contact may cause local irritation.
Eye: Direct contact may cause local irritation
Carcino genicity: NTP: No IARC: No OSHA: No
Medical Conditions, If Any, Aggravated by the Chemical: None known.

EMERG ENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:

INHALATION: Remove from exposure. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult. Contact a physician.
INGESTION: No specific information available. Contact physician imm ediately.
SK IN: Remove contaminated clothing, flood skin with large amounts of water. If irritation occurs, seek medical attention. Launder
clothing before reuse.
EYE: Flush with copious amounts of water for 15 minutes. Contact physician immediately.


VI REACTIVITY DATA

Stability: Stable
Co nditio ns to Av oid: Heating in the presence of bromine, chlorine, fluorine, oxygen, potassium chloride and potassium nitrite.
Incompatibility (Material to Avoid): Heating in the presence of bromine, chlorine, fluorine, oxygen, potassium chloride and
potassium nitrite.

Haz ardous D ecomposition Produc ts: None
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur


VII SPILL OR LEAK PROC EDURES

Steps to be Taken In Case Material is Released or Spilled: We ar appropriate respira tory and protective equipm ent specified in
section VIII. Isolate spill area and provide ventilation. Scoop or vacuum up spill using a high efficiency particulate absolute (HEPA)
air filter an d place in a closed container for proper disp osal. T ake care n ot to raise dust.

Waste Disposal Method: Dispose o f in accord ance w ith Loca l, State and Federal regu lations.


VIII SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

Respiratory Protection: High efficiency particle respirator if dust is generated.
Ventilation: Local exhaust recommen ded

Skin Protection: We ar full cove r clothing and rubb er glo ves to min imize skin contact.
Eye Protection: ANSI approved safety glasses recommended.


X SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storage: Keep container tightly closed. Store in a cool, dry area.
Other Precautions: Lab coat and apron. Always use normal housekeeping and good personal hygiene.

Emergency O verview: As a solid, this product does not present special health hazards. Conditions and work practices which
generate dust or fumes should be avoided or controlled.

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: November 2002




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