ELECTRONIC SPACE PRODUCTS INTERNATIONAL


1050 Benson Way, Ashland, OR 97520

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E-Mail: sales@espimetals.com

 

 

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

 

 

 

I            PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION


 

 

Trade Name:      Dysprosium Chloride                                                                  Chemical Nature:             Lanthanides

Formula:            DyC13.XH20

 

 

II           HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS


 

 

TLV: N/A

 

 

III         PHYSICAL DATA


 

 

Boiling Point 760 mm Hg:             1530 oF                                                           Melting Point:                  N/A

Specific Gravity:                             -                                                                      Vapor Density (Air=1):   N/A

% Volatiles by Weight:                  N/A                                                                 Solubility in H2O:            Soluble

Appearance and Odor:                  Light yellow crystals

 

 

IV         FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA


 

 

Flash Point (Method used): N/A                                                                          Autoignition Temperature: N/A

Flammable Limits In Air (% By Vol.): Upper: N/A             Lower: N/A

 

Extinguishing Media: CO2, Dry Chemical, Water Fog, Water

Special Fire Fighting Procedures: None

Unusual Fire & Explosion Hazards: None

 

 

V           HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION


 

 

Threshold Limit Value: Not established, LD50 rat orally 3290 mg/kg.

Effects of Single Overexposure: Can cause skin and eye irritation; Can cause severe eye irritation.

 

Ingestion: Can cause severe gastrointestinal irritation

Inhalation: Unknown

 

EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:

 

EYES: Flush with water.

SKIN: Wash with soap and water.

INHALATION/INGESTION: Seek medical attention.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VI         REACTIVITY DATA


 

 

Stability: Stable

Incompatibility (materials to avoid): Heat, H2SO4, etc.

 

Hazardous Decomposition Products: C12

Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.

 

 

VII        SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES


 

 

Steps to Be Taken in Case Material Is Released or Spilled: Take up with sand or other non-combustible absorbent material and place into container for later disposal.

 

Waste Disposal Method: Dispose of in accordance with Local, State and Federal regulations.

 

 

VIII      SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION


 

 

Respiratory Protection (Specify Type): Dust Particle Mask

Ventilation: Local exhaust if dust present

 

Eye Protection: Recommended

Protective Gloves: Recommended

 

 

IX         SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS


 

 

Other Handling and Storage Conditions: Store in closed container. Store dry, Hygroscopic.

 

              The above information is believed to be correct, but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. ESPI shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.

 

 

Prepared By:       Steve Dierks

Date:                    January 1995