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Germanium Arsenide Selenide

CAS #:

Linear Formula:

Ge-As-Se

MDL Number:

N/A

EC No.:

N/A

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Germanium Arsenide Selenide
GE-ASSE-01
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Germanium Arsenide Selenide Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula GeAsSe
Molecular Weight 7638.98
Appearance Gray to black glassy solid
Melting Point >360 °C
Boiling Point N/A
Density 4.4-4.62 g/cm3
Solubility in H2O N/A
Electrical Resistivity 2 X 1012 ω cm @ 100Hz
Poisson's Ratio 0.27-0.28
Thermal Conductivity 0.28 W/m·K
Thermal Expansion 12-17 X 10-6/°C
Young's Modulus 17.89 GPa

Germanium Arsenide Selenide Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H301+H331-H319
Hazard Codes N/A
Precautionary Statements P261-P301+P310-P304+P340-P311-P321-P405-P403+P233-P501
Risk Codes N/A
Safety Statements N/A
Transport Information UN1557 6.1/PG II
GHS Pictograms

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

Date Accessed: 09/17/2019
Date Revised: 05/15/2015

SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: Germanium Arsenide Selenide

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. GE-ASSE-01 01

CAS #: 57673-50-4

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development

Supplier details:
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SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

HMIS
Health Ratings (0-4):
Health: 3
Flammability: 1
Physical: 1

Skull and Crossbones - GHS06

Signal Word: Danger
Hazard Statements:
H301+H331: Toxic if swallowed or if inhaled
H319 Causes serious eye irritation
Precautionary Statements:
P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/vapor
P301+P310: IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician
P304+P340: IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing
P311: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician
P321: Specific treatment
P405: Store locked up
P403+P233: Store in a well ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed
P501: Dispose of contents/container in accordance with
local/regional/national/international regulations.


SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Chemical Family: Ceramic
Additional Names: None
Arsenic Germanium Selenide
Percentage: 100 wt%


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.
Remove breathing apparatus only after contaminated clothing has been completely removed.
Ingestion:
Do not induce vomiting. Seek immediate 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
Extinguishing Media:
Do not use water for metal fires –use extinguishing powder.
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:
Handle under dry protective gas.
Wash thoroughly after handling.
Storage Conditions:
Store in a cool dry place in a tightly sealed container.
Store under dry inert gas.
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:
0.01 mg/m3 as As, inorganic compounds, long-term value
Threshold Limit Value:
0.01 mg/m3 as As, long-term value
Special Equipment:
None
Respiratory Protection:
Use a respirator with type P100 (USA) or P3 (EN143) cartridges as a backup to engineering controls. Risk assessment should be performed to determine if air-purifying respirators are appropriate. Only use equipment tested and approved under appropriate government
standards.
Protective Gloves:
Nitrile rubber, NBR 0.11mm thick.
Penetration time of glove material:
480 minutes
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

Color
Greyish
Form:
Powder, Granules, Pellets, Sputtering target, Custom parts
Odor:
Odorless
Water Solubility:
Insoluble
Boiling Point:
N/A
Melting Point:
N/A
Flash Point:
N/A
Autoignition Temperature:
N/A
Density:
N/A


SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Stability:
Stable under recommended storage conditions
Reacts With:
Acids, Halogens, Oxidizing agents
Incompatible Conditions:
Air
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Metal oxide fume


SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Potential Health Effects:
Eyes:
May cause irritation
Skin:
May cause irritation
Ingestion:
Toxic
Inhalation:
Toxic
Chronic:
N/A
Signs & Symptoms:
N/A
Aggravated Medical Conditions:
N/A
Median Lethal Dose:
145 mg/kg for mouse by mouth as As
769 mg/kg for rat by mouth as As
Carcinogen:
Arsenic:
EPA-A: human carcinogen: sufficient evidence from epidemiologic
studies to support a causal association between exposure and cancer
IARC-1: Carcinogenic to humans: sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity.
ACGIH A1: Confirmed human carcinogen: Agent is carcinogenic to humans based on epidemiologic studies of, or convincing clinical evidence in, exposed humans.
Carcinogen as defined by OSHA.
NTP-K: Known to be carcinogenic: sufficient evidence from human studies.


SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Aquatic Toxicity:
High
Persistent Bioaccumulation Toxicity:
No
Very Persistent, Very Bioaccumulative:
No
Notes:
Very toxic for aquatic organism.
May cause long lasting harmful effect on aquatic life.
Do not allow material to be released to the environment without official permits.
Do not allow product to reach any water sources.
Danger to drinking water if even extremely small quantities leak into the ground.
Also poisonous for fish and plankton in water bodies.
Do not allow undiluted product or large quantities to reach groundwater, water courses, or sewage systems.
Avoid transfer into the environment.


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: II
UN Number: UN1557
Proper Shipping Name: Arsenic compounds, solid, inorganic, n.o.s.(Germanium arsenic selenide)


SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

Sec 302 Extremely Hazardous:
No
Sec 304 Reportable Quantities:
N/A
Sec 313 Toxic Chemicals:
Components: Arsenic


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 1997-2018 AMERICAN ELEMENTS. LICENSED GRANTED TO MAKE UNLIMITED PAPER COPIES FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY.

About Germanium Arsenide Selenide

Arsenic Germanium Selenide is a high purity chalcogenide glass with high transmission and refractive index suitable for mid-infrared optical applications. Compositions include Ge33As12Se55, Ge10As40Se50, and other custom formulations. American Elements manufactures arsenic germanium selenide as optical blanks, lenses, sputtering targets, discs, and other shapes. Please request a quote above to receive pricing information based on your specifications.

Germanium Arsenide Selenide Synonyms

Arsenic Germanium Selenide, Ge-As-Se, GeAs2Se3, Ge1As2Se3, Ge22As20Se58, Ge10As40Se50, GASIR chalcogenide glass, IRG 24, IRG 22, Highly Nonlinear Single mode Mid Infrared Fibers, ge-asse-04-st

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula Ge-As-Se
MDL Number N/A
EC No. N/A
SMILES [Ge](#[As])=[Se]
InchI Identifier 1S/AsGeSe/c1-2-3
InchI Key ONMAJGDZIVCQKO-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

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See more Arsenic products. Arsenic (atomic symbol: As, atomic number: 33) is a Block P, Group 15, Period 4 element with an atomic radius of 74.92160. Arsenic Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of arsenic's shells is 2, 8, 18, 5 and its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d10 4s2 4p3. The arsenic atom has a radius of 119 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 185 pm. Arsenic was discovered in the early Bronze Age, circa 2500 BC. It was first isolated by Albertus Magnus in 1250 AD. In its elemental form, arsenic is a metallic grey, brittle, crystalline, semimetallic solid. Elemental ArsenicArsenic is found in numerous minerals including arsenolite (As2O3), arsenopyrite (FeAsS), loellingite (FeAs2), orpiment (As2S3), and realgar (As4S4). Arsenic has numerous applications as a semiconductor and other electronic applications as indium arsenide, silicon arsenide and tin arsenide. Arsenic is finding increasing uses as a doping agent in solid-state devices such as transistors.

See more Germanium products. Germanium (atomic symbol: Ge, atomic number: 32) is a Block P, Group 14, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 72.63. Germanium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of germanium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 4 and its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d10 4s2 4p2. The germanium atom has a radius of 122.5 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 211 pm. Germanium was first discovered by Clemens Winkler in 1886. In its elemental form, germanium is a brittle grayish white semi-metallic element. Germanium is too reactive to be found naturally on Earth in its native state. High Purity (99.999%) Germanium (Ge) MetalIt is commercially obtained from zinc ores and certain coals. It is also found in argyrodite and germanite. It is used extensively as a semiconductor in transitors, solar cells, and optical materials. Other applications include acting an alloying agent, as a phosphor in fluorescent lamps, and as a catalyst. The name Germanium originates from the Latin word "Germania" meaning "Germany," For more information on germanium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of germanium products, visit the Germanium element page.

Selenium Bohr ModelSee more Selenium products. Selenium (atomic symbol: Se, atomic number: 34) is a Block P, Group 16, Period 4 element with an atomic radius of 78.96. The number of electrons in each of Selenium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 6 and its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d10 4s2 4p4. The selenium atom has a radius of 120 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 190 pm. Selenium is a non-metal with several allotropes: a black, vitreous form with an irregular crystal structure three red-colored forms with monoclinic crystal structures and a gray form with a hexagonal crystal structure, the most stable and dense form of the element. Elemental SeleniumOne of the mose common uses for selenium is in glass production the red tint that it lends to glass neutralizes green or yellow tints from impurities in the glass materials. Selenium was discovered and first isolated by Jöns Jakob Berzelius and Johann Gottlieb Gahn in 1817. The origin of the name Selenium comes from the Greek word "Selênê," meaning moon.

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