Safety Data Sheet

SAFETY DATA SHEET

Date Printed: 10/22/2021
Date Revised: 05/15/2015

SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: Neodymium Hydride NdH3

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. ND-HID3-02 , ND-HID3-03 , ND-HID3-04 , ND-HID3-05

CAS #: 13864-04-5

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development

Supplier details:
American Elements
10884 Weyburn Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: +1 310-208-0551
Fax: +1 310-208-0351

Emergency telephone number:
Domestic, North America: +1 800-424-9300
International: +1 703-527-3887


SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture
Classification according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
GHS02 flame
Pyr. Sol. 1
H250 Catches fire spontaneously if exposed to air.
Water-react. 1 H260 In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite spontaneously.
GHS07
Skin Irrit. 2
H315 Causes skin irritation.
Eye Irrit. 2
H319 Causes serious eye irritation.
STOT SE 3
H335 May cause respiratory irritation.
Classification according to Directive 67/548/EEC or Directive 1999/45/EC
Xi; Irritant
R36/37/38: Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.
F; Highly flammable
R17: Spontaneously flammable in air.
Information concerning particular hazards for human and environment:
Not applicable
Other hazards that do not result in classification
No information known.
2.2 Label elements
Labelling according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
The substance is classified and labelled according to the CLP regulation.
Hazard pictograms

Flame - GHS02 Exclamation Mark - GHS07

Signal word
Danger
Hazard statements
H250 Catches fire spontaneously if exposed to air.
H260 In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite spontaneously.
H315 Causes skin irritation.
H319 Causes serious eye irritation.
H335 May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary statements
P210
Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking.
P222
Do not allow contact with air.
P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P405
Store locked up.
P422
Store contents under inert gas.
P501
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
2.3 Other hazards
Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT:
Not applicable.
vPvB:
Not applicable.


SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

3.1 Substances
Neodymium Hydride

CAS:
13864-04-5


SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES

4.1 Description of first aid measures
After inhalation
Supply fresh air. If required, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm. Consult doctor if symptoms persist.
Seek immediate medical advice.
After skin contact
Instantly wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly.
Seek immediate medical advice.
After eye contact
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then consult doctor.
After swallowing
Seek medical treatment.
4.2 Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
No further relevant information available.
4.3 Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
No further relevant information available.


SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

5.1 Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing agents
Special powder for metal fires. Do not use water.
For safety reasons unsuitable extinguishing agents
Water.
5.2 Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Spontaneously flammable in air.
Contact with water releases hydrogen (explosive).
If this product is involved in a fire, the following can be released:
5.3 Advice for firefighters
Protective equipment:
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus.
Wear full protective suit.


SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Wear protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away.
Ensure adequate ventilation
Keep away from ignition sources
6.2 Environmental precautions:
Do not allow material to be released to the environment without proper governmental permits.
6.3 Methods and material for containment and cleaning up:
Keep away from ignition sources.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Prevention of secondary hazards:
Keep away from ignition sources.
6.4 Reference to other sections
See Section 7 for information on safe handling
See section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.
See Section 13 for information on disposal.


SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

7.1 Precautions for safe handling
Keep containers tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers.
Ensure good ventilation/exhaustion at the workplace.
Information about protection against explosions and fires:
Protect against electrostatic charges.
Substance/product is auto-flammable.
7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Storage
Requirements to be met by storerooms and containers:
No special requirements.
Information about storage in one common storage facility:
No information known.
Further information about storage conditions:
Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers.
7.3 Specific end use(s)
No further relevant information available.


SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

Additional information about design of technical systems:
Properly operating chemical fume hood designed for hazardous chemicals and having an average face velocity of at least 100 feet per minute.
8.1 Control parameters
Components with critical values that require monitoring at the workplace:
Yttrium and compounds, as Y
mg/m3
ACGIH TLV 1
Austria MAK 1
Belgium TWA 1
Denmark TWA 1
Finland TWA 1
France VME 1
Germany TWA 5
Korea TLV 1
Netherlands MAC-TGG 1
Norway TWA 1
Poland TWA 1
Switzerland MAK-W 1
United Kingdom TWA 1; 3-STEL
OSHA PEL 1
Additional information:
No data
8.2 Exposure controls
Personal protective equipment
General protective and hygienic measures
The usual precautionary measures should be adhered to in handling the chemicals.
Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and food.
Instantly remove any soiled and impregnated garments.
Wash hands during breaks and at the end of the work.
Avoid contact with the eyes and skin.
Maintain an ergonomically appropriate working environment.
Breathing equipment:
Use breathing protection with high concentrations.
Protection of hands:
Check protective gloves prior to each use for their proper condition.
The selection of the suitable gloves does not only depend on the material, but also on further marks of quality and varies from manufacturer to manufacturer.
Material of gloves
Impervious gloves
Eye protection:
Safety glasses
Full face protection
Body protection:
Protective work clothing.


SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

9.1 Information on basic physical and chemical properties
General Information
Appearance:
Form: Powder
Colour: Not determined.
Smell: Not determined.
Odour threshold: Not determined.
pH-value: Not applicable.
Change in condition
Melting point/Melting range: Not determined
Boiling point/Boiling range: Not determined
Sublimation temperature / start: Not determined
Flash point: Not applicable
Inflammability (solid, gaseous)
Not determined.
Ignition temperature: Not determined
Decomposition temperature: Not determined
Self-inflammability: SNot determined.
Danger of explosion: Not determined.
Critical values for explosion:
Lower: Not determined
Upper: Not determined
Steam pressure: Not applicable.
Density Not determined
Relative density
Not determined.
Vapour density
Not applicable.
Evaporation rate
Not applicable.
Solubility in / Miscibility with Water: Not determined.
Partition coefficient (n-octanol/water): Not determined.
Viscosity:
dynamic: Not applicable.
kinematic: Not applicable.
9.2 Other information
No further relevant information available.


SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

10.1 Reactivity
Catches fire spontaneously if exposed to air.
10.2 Chemical stability
Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided:
No decomposition if used and stored according to specifications.
10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions
Spontaneously flammable in air.
10.4 Conditions to avoid
No further relevant information available.
10.5 Incompatible materials:
Halogens
Air
No information known.
10.6 Hazardous decomposition products:
Metal oxide
Hydrogen


SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

11.1 Information on toxicological effects
Acute toxicity:
No effects known.
LD/LC50 values that are relevant for classification:
No data
Skin irritation or corrosion:
Causes skin irritation.
Eye irritation or corrosion:
Causes serious eye irritation.
Sensitization:
No sensitizing effect known.
Germ cell mutagenicity:
No effects known.
Carcinogenicity:
No classification data on carcinogenic properties of this material is available from the EPA, IARC, NTP, OSHA or ACGIH.
Reproductive toxicity:
No effects known.
Specific target organ system toxicity - repeated exposure:
No effects known.
Specific target organ system toxicity - single exposure:
May cause respiratory irritation.
Aspiration hazard:
No effects known.
Subacute to chronic toxicity:
No effects known.
Additional toxicological information:
To the best of our knowledge the acute and chronic toxicity of this substance is not fully known.


SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

12.1 Toxicity
Aquatic toxicity:
No further relevant information available.
12.2 Persistence and degradability
No further relevant information available.
12.3 Bioaccumulative potential
No further relevant information available.
12.4 Mobility in soil
No further relevant information available.
Additional ecological information:
General notes:
Do not allow material to be released to the environment without proper governmental permits.
Generally not hazardous for water.
Avoid transfer into the environment.
12.5 Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT:
Not applicable.
vPvB:
Not applicable.
12.6 Other adverse effects
No further relevant information available.


SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

13.1 Waste treatment methods
Recommendation
Hand over to disposers of hazardous waste.
Must be specially treated under adherence to official regulations.
Consult state, local or national regulations for proper disposal.
Uncleaned packagings:
Recommendation:
Disposal must be made according to official regulations.


SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

UN-Number
ADR, IMDG, IATA
UN1409
14.2 UN proper shipping name
ADR
1409 METAL HYDRIDES, WATER-REACTIVE, N.O.S. (Yttrium hydride)
IMDG, IATA
METAL HYDRIDES, WATER-REACTIVE, N.O.S. (Yttrium hydride)
14.3 Transport hazard class(es)
ADR
Class
4.3 (W2) Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases.
Label
4.3
IMDG, IATA
Class
4.3 Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases.
Label
4.3
Packing group
ADR, IMDG, IATA
I
14.5 Environmental hazards:
Not applicable.
14.6 Special precautions for user
Warning: Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases.
Kemler Number:-
14.7 Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL73/78 and the IBC
Code
Not applicable.
Transport/Additional information:
ADR
Excepted quantities (EQ):
E0
Limited quantities (LQ)
0
Transport category
1
Tunnel restriction code
E
UN "Model Regulation":
UN1409, METAL HYDRIDES, WATER-REACTIVE, N.O.S. (Yttrium hydride), 4.3, I


SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

15.1 Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture
Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances
Substance is not listed.
Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons
Substance is not listed.
National regulations
Information about limitation of use:
Employment restrictions concerning young persons must be observed.
For use only by technically qualified individuals.
Water hazard class:
Generally not hazardous for water.
Other regulations, limitations and prohibitive regulations
ELINCS (European List of Notified Chemical Substances)
Substance is not listed.
Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) according to the REACH Regulations (EC) No. 1907/2006.
Substance is not listed.
The conditions of restrictions according to Article 67 and Annex XVII of the Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) for the manufacturing, placing on the market and use must be observed.
Substance is not listed.
Annex XIV of the REACH Regulations (requiring Authorisation for use)
Substance is not listed.
15.2 Chemical safety assessment:
A Chemical Safety Assessment has not been carried out.