SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION
Product Name: Diisopropyl Telluride
Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. DIP-TE-02
CAS #: 51112-72-2
Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development
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SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard - Risk Classification-
Flammable Liquids: Category 3
Acute Toxicity(Oral): Category 2
Skin Corrosion/Irritation: Category 2
Serious eye damage/eye irritation: Category 2A
Label elements including precautionary statements
Signal Word: Danger
Hazard - Risk Statement
H226 Flammable liquid and Vapor
Fatal if swallowed
Causes skin irritation
Causes serious eye irritation
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces.
Keep container tightly closed.
Ground/bond container and receiving equipment.
Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/.../ equipment.
Use only non-sparking tools.
Take precautionary measures against static discharge.
Wash ... thoroughly after handling.
Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
Specific treatment (see ... on this label).
Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing.
Rinse skin with water/shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention.
If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.
In case of fire: Use ... for extinction.
Store locked up.
Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool.
Dispose of contents/container to ...
Other Hazard - Risk which are not included in the classification criteria (e.g. dust explosion hazard):
Health Hazard: 3
Reactivity Hazard: 1
SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Chemical Name: Diisopropyltelluride
Other name: 2,2'-tellurobispropane
Molecular Formula: Te[CH(CH3)2]2
SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Immediately flush the eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 10-15 minutes.
A victim may need assistance in keeping their eye lids open.
Get immediate medical attention.
Wash off immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.
Immediately remove contaminated clothing, and any extraneous chemical, if possible to do so without delay.
Remove the victim to fresh air.
Closely monitor the victim for signs of respiratory problems, such as difficulty in breathing, coughing, wheezing, or pain.
In such cases seek immediate medical assistance.
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
Immediately give large quantities of water to drink.
Induce vomiting if person is conscious. Prevent aspiration of vomit.
Turn victim's head to the side.
Indication of immediate medical attention and notes for physician
Seek medical advice. If breathing has stopped or is labored, give assisted respirations. Supplemental oxygen may be indicated.
If the heart has stopped, trained personnel should begin cardiopulmonary resuscitation
SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES
Suitable (and unsuitable) extinguishing media
Suitable: carbon dioxide or dry powder
Specific hazards arising from the chemical (e.g. nature of any hazardous combustion
Products of Combustion: CO, CO2, tellurium oxide
Special protective equipment and precautions for fire-fighters
Wear self contained breathing apparatus for fire fighting if necessary.
SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.
Use self-contained breathing apparatus and chemically protective clothing.
Remove all sources of ignition.
Evacuate personnel to safe areas.
Environmental precautions and protective procedures
Do not allow material to enter drains or streams.
Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
Approach suspected leak areas with caution.
Absorb with inert absorbent materials such as: Dry sand, Vermiculite, Activated charcoal.
Place in appropriate chemical waste container.
SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Precautions for safe handling
Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Avoid inhalation of vapor or mist.
Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking.
Take measures to prevent the build up of electrostatic charge.
Keep away from incompatibles such as oxidizing agent, acids.
Conditions for safe storage (including any incompatibilities)
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.
Containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage. Store in cool place.
Do not store together with oxidizing
Protect from humidity and water.
Keep container tightly sealed
SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Control parameters (e.g. occupational exposure limit values, biological limit values)
Tellurium and compounds (as Te)
- ACGIH: TWA - 0.1 mg/m3
- OSHA: TWA - 0.1 mg/m3
- NIOSH: TWA - 0.1 mg/m3(10h)
Appropriate engineering controls
Maintain process conditions to ensure temperature is below product flashpoint.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Provide readily accessible eye wash stations and safety showers.
Provide natural or explosion-proof ventilation adequate to ensure concentrations are kept below exposure
Personal protective equipment
Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a full-face respirator with multi-purpose combination(US) or type ABEK (EN 14387) respirator cartridges as a backup to engineering controls. If the respirator is the sole means of protection, use a full-face supplied air respirator.
Chemical safety goggles.
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves.
Body protection Choose body protection according to the amount and concentration of the dangerous
substance at the work place.
SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Physical state: Liquid
Odor: garlic odor
Odor threshold: No data available
pH: No data available
Melting point/freezing point: -55oC
Initial boiling point and boiling range: 49oC at 14torr
Flashing point: 28 oC
Evaporation rate: No data available
Flammability (solid, gas): N/A
Upper/lower flammability or explosive limits: No data available
Vapor pressure: 2.6 torr at 20 oC
Solubility in water: Insoluble
Vapor density: No data available
Relative density: 1.365 g/ml
Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water: No data available
Auto-ignition temperature: No data available
Decomposition temperature: No data available
Viscosity: No data available
Formula mass: 213.77 g/mol
SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Chemical stability and possibility of hazardous reactions: Stable in sealed containers
stored under a dry inert atmosphere.
Possibility of hazardous reactions: Can decompose when exposed to light.
Conditions to avoid (e.g. static discharge, shock or vibration, etc) Incompatible materials: Heat, flames, light and sparks.
Incompatible materials: Strong oxidizing agents 10.5 Hazardous decomposition products: CO, CO2, tellurium oxide
SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Information on the likely routes of exposure
No data available
Health hazards information
- Acute toxic: Tellurium and compounds (as Te)
Oral: 83 mg/Kg – Rat LD50
67 mg/Kg – Rabbit LD50
45 mg/Kg – Guinea pig LD50
20 mg/Kg – Mouse LD50
Dermal: No data available
Inhalation: No data available
- Skin corrosive/irritant: Can cause severe burns to the skin.
- Serious eye damage/eye irritation: Can cause serious damage to eyes.
- Respiratory sensitization: No data available
- Skin sensitization: No data available
- Carcinogenicity: No data available
- Germ Cell Mutagenicity : No data available
- Reproductive toxicity: No data available
- Specific target organ toxicity (single exposure): No data available
- Specific target organ toxicity (repeated exposure): No data available
- Aspiration hazard: No data available
SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicity: No data available
Persistence and degradability: No data available
Bioaccumulative potential: No data available
Mobility in soil: No data available
Other adverse effects: No data available
SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Chemical waste generators must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified as a hazardous waste. Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local hazardous waste regulations to ensure complete and accurate classification.
SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
UN number: 3284
UN proper shipping name: Tellurium compounds N.O.S. (Diisopropyltelluride)
Transport hazard class: 6.1
Packing group (if applicable): II
Marin pollution (yes/no): No data available
Special precaution which a user to be aware of or needs to comply with in connection
with transport or conveyance either within or outside their premises: - F-A / S-A
SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
Industrial Safety and Health Act: Exposure limits Setting materials
Toxic Chemical Control Act: Title compound not listed.
Dangerous Material Safety Control Act: Title compound not listed.
Wastes Management Act: Title compound not listed.
Other requirements in domestic and other countries
- EPCRA 302 regulations: Tellurium 500/10000 LBS TPQ
- EPCRA 304 regulations: Tellurium 1 LBS RQ
SECTION 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 1997-2022 AMERICAN ELEMENTS. LICENSED GRANTED TO MAKE UNLIMITED PAPER COPIES FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY.