ELECTRONIC SPACE PRODUCTS INTERNATIONAL
1050 Benson Way, Ashland, OR 97520
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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Trade Name: Dysprosium Oxide Chemical Family: Lanthanides
Formula: Dy2O3 CAS #: 1308-87-8
II HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
Hazardous Components % OSHA/PEL ACGIH/TLV
Dysprosium Oxide 0-100 N/E or N/A N/E or N/A
III PHYSICAL DATA
Boiling Point (oF): N/E or N/A Melting Point: N/E or N/A
Vapor Density: N/A Specific Gravity: 7.81
Solubility in H2O: Negligible Percent, Volatile: N/A
Appearance and Odor: White powder
IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA
Flash Point: N/A Autoignition Temperature: N/A
Flammable Limits: Lower: N/A Upper: N/A
Extinguishing Media: Use suitable extinguishing media for surrounding material and type of fire.
Special Firefighting Procedures: Firefighters must wear full face, self-contained breathing apparatus with full protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: None known.
V HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
Threshold Limit Value: Not established, Non-toxic, LD50 rat orally >1,000 mg/kg.
Effects of Exposure:
Inhalation: No data
Ingestion: No data
Skin: Can cause slight irritation.
Eye: Can cause particle irritation.
Chronic Effects: No data
Target Organs: No data
Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: No data
Carcinogenicity: NTP: No IARC: No OSHA: No
EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:
INHALATION: Remove to fresh air, keep warm and quiet, give oxygen if breathing is difficult, seek medical attention if symptoms persist.
INGESTION: Give 1-2 glasses of milk or water and induce vomiting. Seek medical attention.
SKIN: Wash affected area with mild soap and water and rinse thoroughly. Seek medical attention if symptoms develop or persist.
EYE: Flush eyes, including under eyelids, with water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention if symptoms develop or persist.
VI REACTIVITY DATA
Conditions to Avoid: None known
Incompatibility (Material to Avoid): Strong acids
Hazardous Decomposition Products: None known
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur
VII SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES
Steps to Be Taken in Case Material Is Released or Spilled: Wearing appropriate respiratory and protective equipment, sweep or wipe up and place in a closed container for disposal. Take care not to raise dust.
Waste Disposal Method: Dispose of in accordance with State, Federal, and Local regulations.
VIII SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory Protection: Use particle dust mask if handling large amounts of fine powder.
Ventilation: Use local exhaust to maintain concentration at low exposure levels.
Protective Gloves: Recommended Eye Protection: Safety glasses
Other Protective Equipment: Protective gear suitable to prevent contamination.
IX SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storage: Store in closed containers. It will absorb moisture and CO2. For industrial use only.
Work Practices: Implement engineering and work practice controls to reduce and maintain concentration of exposure. 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 facilities for washing.
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.
Issued by: S Dierks
Date: November 1988