ELECTRONIC SPACE PRODUCTS INTERNATIONAL
1050 Benson Way, Ashland, OR 97520
Toll Free (800) 638-2581 * Fax (541) 488-8313
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Go ld Metal
Trade Name: Chem ical Nature:
Form ula: Formula Weight:
II HAZAR DOUS INGRED IENTS
Hazardous Component % OSHA/PEL ACGIH/TLV SARA Sec. 313
Go ld 0-100 N/E N/E No
HM IS Ratings: Hea lth: 1 Flam mab ility: 1 Reactivity: 0
III PHYSICAL DATA
2800 oC 1064 oC
Boiling Point 760 mm Hg: Melting Point:
Specific Gravity: Vapo r Density:
% V olatiles by Weight: Solubility in H 2O:
Yellow, soft ductile metal, no odor
Appearance and Odor:
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: Use foam , carbon d ioxid e or d ry ch em ical.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Firefighters m ust w ear fu ll face, self-con tained breathing apparatus with full pro tective clothing.
Fum es from fire are hazardou s.
Unusual Fire & Explosion Hazards: Avoid creating d ust for po tential dust ignition/ex plosions.
V HEALTH H AZARD DA TA
Effects of Exposure:
Inhalation: May cause irritation if exposure is prolonged or excessive.
Ingestion: No adverse effects expected.
Skin : May cause irritation and allergic reaction.
Eye: May cause irritation.
Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: Respiratory disorders. May aggravate existing dermatitis or other skin
Carcino genicity: NTP: No IARC: No OSHA: No
EMERG ENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:
INHALATION: Procedures normally not needed. If exposed to excessive levels of dust or fumes, remove to fresh air and seek
INGESTION: Procedures normally not needed. If large quantities are ingested, seek medical advice.
SK IN: Flush with plenty of water. If irritation persists, call a physician.
EYES: Flush eyes with lukewarm water for 15 minutes. If irritation persists, call a physician.
VI REACTIVITY DATA
Stability: Generally considered stable.
Co nditio ns to Av oid: None expected.
Incompatibility (Material to Avoid): Gold plu s am mo nia m ay produce fulm inate-like co mp oun ds that explode wh en dried. Finely
divided gold and strong hydrogen peroxide solution may explode.
Haz ardous D ecomposition Produc ts: Tox ic fum es un der fire con ditions.
Hazardous Polymerization: Is not expected to occur.
VII SPILL OR LEAK PROC EDURES
Steps to be Taken in Case Material is Released or Spilled: Vacuum or scoop the m aterial into a container for reclamation or
Waste Disposal Method: In accordance with Local, State and Federal Regulations. Has reclaim value as scrap.
VIII SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory Protection: A NIOSH/MSHA-approved respirator as necessary.
Ventilation: General exhaust is recommen ded. Use local exhaust ventilation as necessary to control dust/fume.
Protective Gloves: Gloves
Eye Protection: Safety glasses with side shields
Other Protective Equipment: None
IX SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storage: Avoid and control operations which create dusting. Wash thoroughly after
handling. Keep container closed. Avoid contact with eyes and skin.
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: September 2002