Lithium-6 Metal Isotope

CAS 14258-72-1
Linear Formula: 6Li
MDL Number: MFCD00084621
EC No.: N/A

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Lithium-6 Metal Isotope


Compound Formula N/A
Molecular Weight 6.015
Appearance Chunks
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point N/A
Density N/A
Monoisotopic Mass 6.015123
Exact Mass 6.015123

Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H260-H314
Hazard Codes F, C
Risk Codes 14/15-34
Safety Statements 26-27-36/37/39-45
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information UN 1415 4.3 / PGI
WGK Germany 3

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Date Accessed: 10/25/2016
Date Revised: 05/15/2015


Product Name: Lithium-6 Metal Isotope

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. LI6-M-01-ISO

CAS #: 14258-72-1

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development

Supplier details:
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Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
Substances and mixtures, which in contact with water, emit flammable gases (Category 1), H260
Skin corrosion (Category 1B), H314
Serious eye damage (Category 1), H318
For the full text of the H-Statements mentioned in this Section, see Section 16.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements

Flame - GHS02 Corrosion - GHS05

Signal word
Hazard statement(s)
In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite spontaneously.
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Precautionary statement(s)
Keep away from any possible contact with water, because of violent reaction and possible flash fire.
P231 + P232
Handle under inert gas. Protect from moisture.
Do not breathe dust or mist.
Wash skin thoroughly after handling.
Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing/ eye protection/ face protection.
P301 + P330 + P331
IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
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: Rinsecautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/ physician.
Specific treatment (see supplemental first aid instructions on this label).
P335 + P334
Brush off loose particles from skin. Immerse in cool water/ wrap in wet bandages.
Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.
P370 + P378
In case of fire: Use dry sand, dry chemical or alcohol-resistant foam for extinction.
P402 + P404
Store in a dry place. Store in a closed container.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant.
Hazards not otherwise classified (HNOC) or not covered by GHS
Reacts violently with water.


Chemical characterization: Isotopically labeled
Formula: 6Li
Molecular weight: 6.02 g/mol
CAS-No.: 14258-72-1
Hazardous components
Water-react. 1; Skin Corr. 1B; Eye Dam. 1; H260, H314 <=100%
For the full text of the H-Statements mentioned in this Section, see Section 16.


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
Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately. 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.
Continue rinsing eyes during transport to hospital.
If swallowed
Do NOT induce vomiting. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
Rinse mouth with water. Consult a physician.
Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
The most important known symptoms and effects are described in the labelling (see section 2) and/or in section 11.
Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
No data available


Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media
Dry powder
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Lithium oxides
Advice for firefighters
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.
Further information
No data available


Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Use personal protective equipment. Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation. Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Avoid breathing dust.
For personal protection see section 8.
Environmental precautions
Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains.
Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
Sweep up and shovel. 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). Do not flush with water.
Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.
Reference to other sections
For disposal see section 13.


Precautions for safe handling
Avoid formation of dust and aerosols.
Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking.
For precautions see section 2.
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.
Store under inert gas. hygroscopic
Never allow product to get in contact with water during storage.
Air sensitive.
Handle and store under inert gas.
Specific end use(s)
Apart from the uses mentioned in section 1 no other specific uses are stipulated


Control parameters
Components with workplace control parameters
Contains no substances with occupational exposure limit values.
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
Complete suit protecting against chemicals, Flame retardant 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 particle respirator type N100 (US) or type P3 (EN 143) 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.


Information on basic physical and chemical properties
Form: Chunks
Odor: No data available
Odour Threshold: No data available
pH: No data available
Melting point/freezing point: No data available
Initial boiling point and boiling range: No data available
Flash point: No data available
Evaporation rate: No data available
Flammability (solid, gas): No data available
Upper/lower flammability or explosive limits: No data available
Vapour pressure: No data available
Vapour density: No data available
Relative density: No data available
Water solubility: No data available
Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water
No data available
Auto-ignition temperature: No data available
Decomposition temperature: No data available
Viscosity: No data available
Explosive properties: No data available
Oxidizing properties: No data available
Other safety information: No data available


No data available
Chemical stability
Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Possibility of hazardous reactions
Reacts violently with water.
Conditions to avoid
Exposure to moisture
Incompatible materials
No data available
Hazardous decomposition products
Other decomposition products-No data available
In the event of fire: see section 5


Information on toxicological effects
Acute toxicity
No data available
Inhalation: No data available
Dermal: No data available
No data available
Skin corrosion/irritation
Causes skin burns.
Serious eye damage/eye irritation
Causes eye burns.
Respiratory or skin sensitisation
No data available
Germ cell mutagenicity
No data available
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 leve
ls 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
No data available
Specific target organ toxicity -repeated exposure
No data available
Aspiration hazard
No data available
Additional Information
RTECS: Not available
Material is extremely destructive to tissue of the mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract, eyes, and skin.


No data available
Persistence and degradability
No data available
Bioaccumulative potential
No data available
Mobility in soil
No data available
Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT/vPvB assessment not available as chemical safety assessment not required/not conducted
Other adverse effects
No data available


Waste treatment methods
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.
Dissolve or mix the material with a combustible solvent and burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber.
Contaminated packaging
Dispose of as unused product.


UN number: 1415
Class: 4.3
Packing group: I
Proper shipping name: Lithium
Poison Inhalation Hazard: No
UN number: 1415
Class: 4.3
Packing group: I
EMS-No: F-G, S-N
Proper shipping name: LITHIUM
UN number: 1415
Class: 4.3
Packing group: I
Proper shipping name: Lithium
IATA Passenger:
Not permitted for transport


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
Reactivity Hazard, Acute Health Hazard
Massachusetts Right To Know
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Pennsylvania Right To Know
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New Jersey Right To Know
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California Prop. 65
This product does not contain any chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or any other reproductive harm.


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Lithium 6 Metal (Lithium-6) is a stable (non-radioactive) isotope of Lithium. It is both naturally occurring and a produced by fission. Lithium 6 Metal is one of over 250 stable Metallic isotopes produced by American Elements for biological and biomedical labeling, as target materials and other applications. Lithium Metal is also available in ultra high purity and as nanoparticles. For thin film applications it is available as rod, pellets, pieces, granules and sputtering targets and as either an ingot or powder. Lithium Metal 6 isotopic material is generally immediately available. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.


Lithium-6Li, Lithium, isotope of mass 6, (6)Li, (6)3Li

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula 6Li
CAS 14258-72-1
Pubchem CID 6337039
MDL Number MFCD00084621
EC No. N/A
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
IUPAC Name lithium-6
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Li/i1-1

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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