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Germanium Ethoxide

CAS #:

Linear Formula:

Ge(OC2H5)4

MDL Number:

MFCD00015121

EC No.:

238-007-8

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Germanium Ethoxide Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula C8H24GeO4
Molecular Weight 252.882
Appearance liquid
Melting Point -72 °C
Boiling Point 185.5 °C
Density 1.14 g/cm3
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 254.057337
Monoisotopic Mass 254.057337

Germanium Ethoxide Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H226-H315-H319-H335
Hazard Codes Xi
Risk Codes 10-36/37/38
Safety Statements 26-36
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information UN 1993 3/PG 3
WGK Germany 3
GHS Pictograms

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

Date Accessed: 10/16/2019
Date Revised: 05/15/2015

SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: Germanium Ethoxide

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. GE-ETOX-02 02 , GE-ETOX-03 03 , GE-ETOX-04 04 , GE-ETOX-05 05

CAS #: 14165-55-0

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development

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SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
Flammable liquids (Category 3), H226
Skin irritation (Category 2), H315
Eye irritation (Category 2A), H319
Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (Category 3), Respiratory system, H335

2.2 GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements

Flame - GHS02 Exclamation Mark - GHS07

Pictogram
Signal word Warning
Hazard statement(s)
H226 Flammable liquid and vapor.
H315 Causes skin irritation.
H319 Causes serious eye irritation.
H335 May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary statement(s)
P210 Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
P233 Keep container tightly closed.
P240 Ground/bond container and receiving equipment.
P241 Use explosion-proof electrical/ ventilating/ lighting/ equipment.
P242 Use only non-sparking tools.
P243 Take precautionary measures against static discharge.
P261 Avoid breathing dust/ fume/ gas/ mist/ Vapors/ spray.
P264 Wash skin thoroughly after handling.
P271 Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
P280 Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing/ eye protection/ face
protection.
P303 + P361 + P353 IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/ Take off immediately all contaminated
clothing. Rinse skin with water/ shower.
P304 + P340 IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position
comfortable for breathing.
P305 + P351 + P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove
contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P312 Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/ physician if you feel unwell.
P321 Specific treatment (see supplemental first aid instructions on this label).
P332 + P313 If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/ attention.
P337 + P313 If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/ attention.
P362 Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.
P370 + P378 In case of fire: Use dry sand, dry chemical or alcohol-resistant foam for
extinction.
P403 + P233 Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.
P403 + P235 Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool.
P405 Store locked up.
P501 Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant.
2.3 Hazards not otherwise classified (HNOC) or not covered by GHS - none


SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

3.1 Substances
Synonyms : Tetraethoxygermanium
Formula : C8H20GeO4
Molecular weight : 252.88 g/mol
CAS-No. : 14165-55-0
EC-No. : 238-007-8
Hazardous components
Component Classification Concentration
Germanium(IV) ethoxide
Flam. Liq. 3; Skin Irrit. 2; Eye
Irrit. 2A; STOT SE 3; H226,
H315, H319, H335
<= 100 %


SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES

4.1 Description of first aid measures
General advice
Consult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.Move out of dangerous area.
If inhaled
If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Consult a physician.
In case of skin contact
Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.
In case of eye contact
Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and consult a physician.
If swallowed
Do NOT induce vomiting. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult a
physician.
4.2 Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
The most important known symptoms and effects are described in the labelling (see section 2.2) and/or in section 11
4.3 Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
No data available


SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

5.1 Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media
Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.
5.2 Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Carbon oxides, Germanium oxides
5.3 Advice for firefighters
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.
5.4 Further information
Use water spray to cool unopened containers.


SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Use personal protective equipment. Avoid breathing Vapors, mist or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation. Remove all
sources of ignition. Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Beware of Vapors accumulating to form explosive
concentrations. Vapors can accumulate in low areas.
For personal protection see section 8.
6.2 Environmental precautions
Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains.
6.3 Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
Contain spillage, and then collect with an electrically protected vacuum cleaner or by wet-brushing and place in
container for disposal according to local regulations (see section 13).
6.4 Reference to other sections
For disposal see section 13.


SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

7.1 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.
For precautions see section 2.2.
7.2 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.
Moisture sensitive.
7.3 Specific end use(s)
Apart from the uses mentioned in section 1.2 no other specific uses are stipulated


SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

8.1 Control parameters
Components with workplace control parameters
Contains no substances with occupational exposure limit values.
8.2 Exposure controls
Appropriate engineering controls
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of
workday.
Personal protective equipment
Eye/face protection
Face shield and safety glasses Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under appropriate
government standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).
Skin protection
Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique (without
touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after
use in accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices. Wash and dry hands.
Body Protection
impervious clothing, Flame retardant antistatic protective clothing., The type of protective equipment must be
selected according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace.
Respiratory protection
Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a full-face respirator with multipurpose
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. Use respirators and
components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU).
Control of environmental exposure
Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains.


SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

9.1 Information on basic physical and chemical properties
a) Appearance Form: liquid
b) Odor No data available
c) Odor Threshold No data available
d) pH No data available
e) Melting point/freezing
point
Melting point/range: -72 °C (-98 °F)
f) Initial boiling point and
boiling range
No data available
g) Flash point No data available
h) Evaporation rate No data available
i) Flammability (solid, gas) No data available
j) Upper/lower
flammability or
explosive limits
No data available
k) Vapor pressure No data available
l) Vapor density No data available
m) Relative density 1.14 g/cm3 at 25 °C (77 °F)
n) Water solubility No data available
o) Partition coefficient: noctanol/
water
No data available
p) Auto-ignition
temperature
No data available
q) Decomposition
temperature
No data available
r) Viscosity No data available
s) Explosive properties No data available
t) Oxidizing properties No data available
9.2 Other safety information
No data available


SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

10.1 Reactivity
No data available
10.2 Chemical stability
Stable under recommended storage conditions.
10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions
No data available
10.4 Conditions to avoid
Humid air
Heat, flames and sparks.
10.5 Incompatible materials
Strong oxidizing agents
10.6 Hazardous decomposition products
Other decomposition products - No data available
In the event of fire: see section 5


SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

11.1 Information on toxicological effects
Acute toxicity
No data available
Dermal: No data available
No data available
Skin corrosion/irritation
No data available
Serious eye damage/eye irritation
No data available
Respiratory or skin sensitisation
No data available
Germ cell mutagenicity
No data available
Carcinogenicity
IARC: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as
probable, possible or confirmed human carcinogen by IARC.
ACGIH: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as a
carcinogen or potential carcinogen by ACGIH.
NTP: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as a
known or anticipated carcinogen by NTP.
OSHA: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as a
carcinogen or potential carcinogen by OSHA.
Reproductive toxicity
No data available
No data available
Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure
Inhalation - May cause respiratory irritation.
Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure
No data available
Aspiration hazard
No data available
Additional Information
RTECS: Not available
To the best of our knowledge, the chemical, physical, and toxicological properties have not been thoroughly
investigated.


SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

12.1 Toxicity
No data available
12.2 Persistence and degradability
No data available
12.3 Bioaccumulative potential
No data available
12.4 Mobility in soil
No data available
12.5 Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT/vPvB assessment not available as chemical safety assessment not required/not conducted
12.6 Other adverse effects
No data available


SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

13.1 Waste treatment methods
Product
Burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber but exert extra care in igniting as this
material is highly flammable. Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company. Contact a
licensed professional waste disposal service to dispose of this material.
Contaminated packaging
Dispose of as unused product.


SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

DOT (US)
UN number: 1993 Class: 3 Packing group: III
Proper shipping name: Flammable liquids, n.o.s. (Germanium(IV) ethoxide)
Reportable Quantity (RQ):
Poison Inhalation Hazard: No
IMDG
UN number: 1993 Class: 3 Packing group: III EMS-No: F-E, S-E
Proper shipping name: FLAMMABLE LIQUID, N.O.S. (Germanium(IV) ethoxide)
IATA
UN number: 1993 Class: 3 Packing group: III
Proper shipping name: Flammable liquid, n.o.s. (Germanium(IV) ethoxide)


SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

SARA 302 Components
No chemicals in this material are subject to the reporting requirements of SARA Title III, Section 302.
SARA 313 Components
This material does not contain any chemical components with known CAS numbers that exceed the threshold (De
Minimis) reporting levels established by SARA Title III, Section 313.
SARA 311/312 Hazards
Fire Hazard, Acute Health Hazard
Massachusetts Right To Know Components
No components are subject to the Massachusetts Right to Know Act.
Pennsylvania Right To Know Components
Germanium(IV) ethoxide
CAS-No.
14165-55-0
Revision Date
New Jersey Right To Know Components
Germanium(IV) ethoxide
CAS-No.
14165-55-0
Revision Date
California Prop. 65 Components
This product does not contain any chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or any other
reproductive harm.


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 Ethoxide

Germanium Ethoxide is one of numerous organo-metallic compounds sold by American Elements under the trade name AE Organo-Metallics™ for uses requiring non-aqueous solubility such as recent solar energy and water treatment applications. Similar results can sometimes also be achieved with Nanoparticles and by thin film deposition. Note American Elements additionally supplies many materials as solutions. Germanium Ethoxide is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. Additional technical, research and safety information is available.

Germanium Ethoxide Synonyms

Germanium tetraethoxide, Germanium(IV) ethoxide, germanium tetraethoxide, tetraethoxygermane, ethanolate; germane, germanium(4+) ethanolate, Ethanol, germanium(4+)salt (4:1), Tetraethoxygermanium

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula Ge(OC2H5)4
MDL Number MFCD00015121
EC No. 238-007-8
Beilstein Registry No. 3661173
Pubchem CID 16684444
IUPAC Name tetraethoxygermane
SMILES CCO[Ge](OCC)(OCC)OCC
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/C8H20GeO4/c1-5-10-9(11-6-2,12-7-3)13-8-4/h5-8H2,1-4H3
InchI Key GXMNGLIMQIPFEB-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.

Related Elements

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.

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