SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION
Product Identifiers: All applicable American Elements product codes for CAS #12039-87-1
Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development
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SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Signal Word: Warning
Hazard Statements: H315 Causes skin irritation
H319 Causes serious eye irritation
H302: Harmful if swallowed
H335: May cause respiratory irritation
Precautionary Statements: P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/vapor
P280: Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection
P305+P351+P338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do – continue rinsing
P304+P340: IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing
P405: Store locked up
P501: Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations
HMIS Health Ratings (0-4):
SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Chemical Family: Ceramic
Additional Names: None
Vanadium silicide (VSi2):
Percentage: 100 wt%
CAS #: 12039-87-1
EC #: 234-908-5
SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES
General Treatment: Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.
Special Treatment: None
Important Symptoms: None
Inhalation: Remove victim to fresh air. Supply oxygen if breathing is difficult.
Ingestion: Seek medical attention.
Skin: Wash affected area with mild soap and water. Remove any contaminated clothing.
Eyes: Flush eyes with water, blinking often for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing
SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES
Flammability: Non-flammable, except as powder
Extinguishing Media: Use CO2, extinguishing powder, water spray, alcohol resistant foam.
Spec. Fire Fighting Procedure: Use full-face, self-contained breathing apparatus with full protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes. See section 10 for decomposition products.
SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
If Material Is Released/Spilled: Wear appropriate respiratory and protective equipment specified in special protection information. Isolate spill area and provide ventilation. Vacuum up spill using a high efficiency particulate absolute (HEPA) air filter and place in a closed container for disposal. Take care not to raise dust.
Environmental Precautions: Isolate runoff to prevent environmental pollution.
SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Handling Conditions: Wash thoroughly after handling.
Storage Conditions: Store in a cool dry place in a tightly sealed container. Store apart from materials and conditions listed in section 10.
Work/Hygienic Maintenance: Do not use tobacco or food in work area. Wash thoroughly before eating and smoking. Do not blow dust off clothing or skin with compressed air.
Ventilation: Provide sufficient ventilation to maintain concentration at or below threshold limit.
SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Permissible Exposure Limits: N/A
Threshold Limit Value: N/A
Special Equipment: None
Respiratory Protection: Dust Respirator
Protective Gloves: Rubber gloves
Eye Protection: Safety glasses or goggles
Body Protection: Protective work clothing. Wear close-toed shoes and long sleeves/pants.
SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Water Solubility: Insoluble
Boiling Point: N/A
Melting Point: N/A
Flash Point: N/A
Autoignition Temperature: N/A
Density: 4.42 g/cc
Molecular weight: 107.11 g/mol
SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Stability: Stable under recommended storage conditions
Reacts With: Oxidizing agents
Incompatible Conditions: None
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Metal oxide fume
SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Potential Health Effects:
Eyes: Causes serious eye damage
Skin: Causes skin irritation
Ingestion: May cause irritation
Inhalation: May cause irritation
Chronic: Inorganic silicon compounds may be acute inhalation irritants. Prolonged inhalation may cause pulmonary fibrosis known as silicosis.
Vanadium compounds act chiefly as an irritant to the eyes and respiratory tract. Exposure may cause conjunctivitis, rhinitis and reversible irritation of the respiratory tract. More severe cases may cause bronchitis, bronchospasms and asthma like disease. May cause polycythemia, red blood cell destruction and anemia, albuminuria and hematuria, gastrointestinal disorders, nervous complaints and severe cough.
Signs & Symptoms: N/A
Aggravated Medical Conditions: N/A
Median Lethal Dose: N/A
SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Aquatic Toxicity: Low
Persistent Bioaccumulation Toxicity: No
Very Persistent, Very Bioaccumulative: No
SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Dispose of in accordance with local, state, national, and international regulations.
SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Hazardous: Hazardous for transportation
Hazard Class: 6.1 Toxic substances.
Packing Group: III
UN Number: UN3285
Proper Shipping Name: Vanadium compound, n.o.s. (Vanadium silicide)
SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
Sec 302 Extremely Hazardous: No
Sec 304 Reportable Quantities: N/A
Sec 313 Toxic Chemicals: Yes
16. OTHER INFORMATION
Safety Data Sheet according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH). The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. American Elements shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product. See reverse side of invoice or packing slip for additional terms and conditions of sale. COPYRIGHT 1997-2016 AMERICAN ELEMENTS. LICENSED GRANTED TO MAKE UNLIMITED PAPER COPIES FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY.