SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Statements of Hazard: Irritant, Oxidizer
Acute Health Hazard: Irritant to eyes, skin, mucous membranes and
respiratory system. May be harmful by ingestion,
inhalation or skin absorption.
Chronic Health Hazard: Not Available
HMIS Rating: H:0 F:0 P:1
NFPA Rating: H:0 F:0 R:1
To the best of our knowledge, the toxicological properties of this chemical have not
been thoroughly investigated. Use appropriate procedures and precautions to prevent
or minimize exposure.
Signal Word: Danger
Hazard Statement(s): H272 May intensify fire; oxidizer.
H302 Harmful if swallowed.
H312 Harmful in contact with skin.
H315 Causes skin irritation.
H319 Causes serious eye irritation.
H332 Harmful if inhaled.
H335 May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statement(s): P210 Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot
surfaces. — No smoking.
P220 Keep/Store away from clothing/combustible
P221 Take any precaution to avoid mixing with
P261 Avoid breathing dust/ fume/ gas/ mist/
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye
P301+P312 IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON
CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.
P302+P352 IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap
P304+P340 IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air
and keep at rest in a position comfortable for
P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously
with water for several minutes. Remove contact
lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P332+P313 If skin irritation occurs: Get medical
SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Chemical Name: Erbium nitrate
Synonyms: Not Available
CAS Number: 10168-80-6
MDL Number: MFCD00149691
EINECS Number: Not Available
Belstein Registry Number: Not Available
Molecular Formula: Er(NO3)3.5H2O
Molecular Weight: 443.35
Notes: Not Available
SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Eye Contact: Flush eyes with large amounts of water for fifteen
minutes. Separate eyelids with fingers. If irritation
persists, seek medical attention.
Skin Contact: Wash skin with soap and water. If irritation persists,
seek medical attention.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Seek medical attention.
Inhalation: Move to a fresh air environment. Contact a physician
if breathing becomes difficult.
SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES
Flash Point: Not Available
Explosion Limits: Lower: Not Available
Upper: Not Available
Autoignition: Not Available
Extinguishing Media: Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, alcoholresistant
foam or water spray.
Protective Equipment: Wear self-contained respirator and fully protective
Specific Hazards: May emit hazardous fumes under fire conditions. May
SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal Protection: Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber
boots and gloves, and disposable coveralls. Dispose of
coveralls after use.
Keep unprotected persons away.
Environmental Protection: Keep spills out of sewers and bodies of water. Dike
and contain the spill with inert material. Absorb on
sand, vermiculite or diatomite. Transfer material to a
container for disposal or recovery. Ventilate area and
wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Handling: Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist or gas. Avoid
contact with skin and eyes. Avoid prolonged or
repeated exposure. Use only in a chemical fume
hood. Open and handle container with care. Keep
ignition sources away.
Storage: Store in a tightly closed container in a dry, wellventilated
place. Store away from reducing agents
and organic materials.
Sensitivities: Not Available
Storage Temperature: 15 – 30 ºC
SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglass or chemical
safety goggles. Make sure that there is an eyewash
facility in your vicinity.
Skin: Wear impervious gloves and protective clothing.
Respiratory: Use a NIOSH approved respirator when exposure
limits are exceeded or if irritation or other symptoms
Exposure Limits: Country Source Type Value
USA ACGIH TWA Not Available
USA OSHA STEL Not Available
USA OSHA PEL Not Available
SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Odor: Not Available
Melting Point: Not Available
Boiling Point: Not Available
pH Value: Not Available
Density: Not Available
Refractive Index, n20
D: Not Available
Viscosity: Not Available
Solubility in Water: Soluble
Vapor Pressure: Not Available
Vapor Density(Air=1): Not Available
SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibility: Strong reducing agents, Organic materials.
Conditions to Avoid: Heat, Flame, Sparks, Other ignition sources
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Erbium oxides, Nitrogen oxides
SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
RTECS Reference: Not Available
Target Organs: Not Available
Toxicity Data: Not Available
Skin corrosion/irritation: Not Available
Serious eye damage/irritation: Not Available
Carcinogenicity: Not Available
SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Toxicity: Not Available
Persistence and degradability: Not Available
Bioaccumulative potential: Not Available
Mobility in soil: Not Available
PBT and vPvB assessment: Not Available
Other adverse effects: Not Available
SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Contact a licensed professional waste disposal service. Dispose in a manner consistent
with federal, state and local environmental regulations.
SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
DOT Shipping Name: Nitrates, Inorganic, N.O.S.
DOT UN Number: UN1477
DOT Hazard Class: Class 5.1
DOT Packing Group: II
IMDG Shipping Name: Nitrates, Inorganic, N.O.S.
IMDG UN Number: UN1477
IMDG Hazard Class: Class 5.1
IMDG Packing Group: II
IATA Shipping Name: Nitrates, Inorganic, N.O.S.
IATA UN Number: UN1477
IATA Hazard Class: Class 5.1
IATA Packing Group: II
SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA): Listed
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA 302): Not listed
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA 311/312): Listed
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA 313): Not listed
European Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances (EINECS): Not Available
Hazard Codes: O, Xi
Risk Statements: 8-41
Safety Statements: 17-26-39
Canadian Domestic Substances List (DSL): Not listed
Canadian Domestic Substances List (NDSL): Not listed