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Niobium Tin Alloy

CAS #:

Linear Formula:

Nb3Sn

MDL Number:

N/A

EC No.:

N/A

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Niobium Tin Alloy
NB-SN-01
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Niobium Tin Alloy Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula Nb3Sn
Molecular Weight 397.43
Appearance Silver-gray solid
Melting Point 2100 °C
Boiling Point >2602 °C
Density >5.7 g/cm3 (20 °C)
Exact Mass 398.621329
Monoisotopic Mass 398.621329

Niobium Tin Alloy Health & Safety Information

Signal Word N/A
Hazard Statements N/A
Hazard Codes Xi, F
Risk Codes 11-36/37/38
Safety Statements N/A
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information N/A
WGK Germany N/A
GHS Pictograms

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

Date Accessed: 08/21/2018
Date Revised: 05/15/2015

SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: Niobium Tin Alloy

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. NB-SN-01

CAS #: 12035-04-0

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
Classification according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
GHS02 flame
Flam. Sol. 2 H228 Flammable solid.
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
R11: Highly flammable.
Information concerning particular hazards for human and environment: N/A
Other hazards that do not result in classification No data available
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

GHS02 GHS07
Signal word Warning
Hazard statements
H228 Flammable solid.
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.
P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
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.
P501 Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
2.3 Other hazards
Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT: N/A
vPvB: N/A


SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

3.1 Substances
CAS# Designation:
12035-04-0 Niobium tin powder


SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES

4.1 Description of first aid measures
If inhaled:
Supply patient with fresh air. If not breathing, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm. Consult doctor if symptoms persist.
Seek immediate medical advice.
In case of skin contact:
Instantly wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly.
Seek immediate medical advice.
In case of eye contact:
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then consult doctor.
If swallowed:
Seek medical treatment.
4.2 Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed:
No data available
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 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 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
Use personal 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 official permits.
6.3 Methods and materials for containment and cleanup:
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.
7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Requirements to be met by storerooms and containers: Store in cool location.
Information about storage in one common storage facility: Store away from oxidising agents.
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 data 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:
Tin metal, oxide and inorganic compounds, except tin hydride, as Sn
mg/m3
ACGIH TLV 2
Austria MAK 2
Belgium TWA 2
Denmark TWA 2
Finland TWA 2
Germany MAK 2
Hungary TWA 1; 2-STEL (skin)
Korea TLV 2
Netherlands MAC-TGG 2
Norway TWA 1
Poland TWA 2
Switzerland MAK-W 2; 4-KZG-W
United Kingdom TWA 2; 4-STEL
USA PEL 2
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:
Inspect gloves prior to use.
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
Face protection
Body protection: Protective work clothing.


SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

9.1 Information on basic physical and chemical properties
Appearance:
Form: Powder or solid in various forms
Colour: Silver grey
Smell: Odorless
Odor threshold: No data available.
pH: N/A
Melting point/Melting range: 2100 °C
Boiling point/Boiling range: No data available
Sublimation temperature / start: No data available
Flash point: N/A
Inflammability (solid, gas) Highly flammable.
Ignition temperature: No data available
Decomposition temperature: No data available
Self-inflammability: No data available.
Danger of explosion: No data available.
Critical values for explosion:
Lower: No data available
Upper: No data available
Steam pressure: N/A
Density No data available
Relative density No data available.
Vapor density N/A
Evaporation rate N/A
Solubility in / Miscibility with
Water: Insoluble
Partition coefficient (n-octanol/water): No data available.
Viscosity:
Dynamic: N/A
Kinematic: N/A
9.2 Other information No data available


SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

10.1 Reactivity No data available
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 No dangerous reactions known
10.4 Conditions to avoid No data available
10.5 Incompatible materials: Oxidising agents
10.6 Hazardous decomposition products: Metal oxide


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 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
Additional ecological information:
Do not allow material to be released to the environment without official permits.
Generally not hazardous for water.
Avoid transfer into the environment.
12.5 Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT: N/A
vPvB: N/A
12.6 Other adverse effects No data 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 official regulations for proper disposal.
Uncleaned packagings:
Recommendation: Disposal must be made according to official regulations.


SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

UN-Number
ADR, IMDG, IATA UN3089
14.2 UN proper shipping name
ADR 3089 METAL POWDER, FLAMMABLE, N.O.S. (Niobium tin powder)
IMDG, IATA METAL POWDER, FLAMMABLE, N.O.S. (Niobium tin powder)
14.3 Transport hazard class(es)
ADR
Class 4.1 (F3) Flammable solids, self-reactive substances and solid desensitised
explosives.
Label 4.1
IMDG, IATA
Class 4.1 Flammable solids, self-reactive substances and solid desensitised
explosives.
Label 4.1
Packing group
ADR, IMDG, IATA III
14.5 Environmental hazards: N/A
14.6 Special precautions for user Warning: Flammable solids, self-reactive substances and solid desensitised
explosives.
Kemler Number: 40
Segregation groups Heavy metals and their salts (including their organometallic compounds),
powdered metals
14.7 Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL73/78 and the IBC
Code N/A
Transport/Additional information:
ADR
Excepted quantities (EQ): E1
Limited quantities (LQ) 5 kg
Transport category 3
Tunnel restriction code E
UN "Model Regulation": UN3089, METAL POWDER, FLAMMABLE, N.O.S. (Niobium tin powder), 4.1, III


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.


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 Niobium Tin Alloy

Niobium Tin (Niobium Stannide) is a superconducting alloy (intermetallic compound) in a ratio of 75% Nb/ 25% Sn used in high-power superconducting magnets. Niobium tin is available in powder, pieces, and lump, in addition to other forms by request. American Elements can produce most materials in high purity and ultra high purity (up to 99.99999%) forms and follows applicable ASTM testing standards; a range of grades are available 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). We can also produce materials to custom specifications by request, in addition to custom compositions for commercial and research applications and new proprietary technologies. Typical and custom packaging is available, as is additional research, technical and safety (MSDS) data. Please contact us above for information on specifications, lead time and pricing.

Niobium Tin Alloy Synonyms

Niobium-tin alloy; Nb-Sn; Triniobium tin; Niobium stannide; Niobium, compd. with tin (3:1)

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula Nb3Sn
MDL Number N/A
EC No. N/A
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
Pubchem CID 15251588
IUPAC Name niobium; tin
SMILES [Nb].[Nb].[Nb].[Sn]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/3Nb.Sn
InchI Key KNYAMFPIBOJKIO-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 Niobium products. Niobium (atomic symbol: Nb, atomic number: 41) is a Block D, Group 5, Period 5 element with an atomic weight of 92.90638. Niobium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of niobium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 12, 1 and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d4 5s1. The niobium atom has a radius of 146 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 207 pm. Niobium was discovered by Charles Hatchett in 1801 and first isolated by Christian Wilhelm Blomstrand in 1864. In its elemental form, niobium has a gray metallic appearance. Niobium has the largest magnetic penetration depth of any element and is one of three elemental type-II superconductors (Elemental Niobiumalong with vanadium and technetium). Niobium is found in the minerals pyrochlore, its main commercial source, and columbite. The word Niobium originates from Niobe, daughter of mythical Greek king Tantalus.

Tin Bohr ModelSee more Tin products. Tin (atomic symbol: Sn, atomic number: 50) is a Block P, Group 14, Period 5 element with an atomic weight of 118.710. The number of electrons in each of tin's shells is 2, 8, 18, 18, 4 and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d10 5s2 5p2. The tin atom has a radius of 140.5 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 217 pm.In its elemental form, tin has a silvery-gray metallic appearance. It is malleable, ductile and highly crystalline. High Purity (99.9999%) Tin (Sn) MetalTin has nine stable isotopes and 18 unstable isotopes. Under 3.72 degrees Kelvin, Tin becomes a superconductor. Applications for tin include soldering, plating, and such alloys as pewter. The first uses of tin can be dated to the Bronze Age around 3000 BC in which tin and copper were combined to make the alloy bronze. The origin of the word tin comes from the Latin word Stannum which translates to the Anglo-Saxon word tin. For more information on tin, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of tin products, visit the Tin element page.

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