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MSDS of Dysprosium

Identity: Dysprosium
Formula: Dy

SECTION I - GENERAL INFORMATION

Manufacturer: Stanford Advanced Materials (SAM)

The information below is believed to be accurate and represents the best information available to SAM. However, SAM makes no warranty, expressed or implied with respect to such information and assumes no liability resulting from its use.

SECTION II - HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS/IDENTITY INFORMATION

Molecular weight: 162.50

CAS #: 7429-91-6
OSHA PEL: N/A
ACGIH TLV: 10mg/m3
%: 100

SECTION III – PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Physical States: Solid
Boiling Point: 2600.0°C Vapor Pressure (vs. air or mmHg): N/A
Melting Point: 1407.0°C
Density: 8.54g/cm3
Evaporation Rate: N/A
Flash Point: N/A
Solubility in water: Insoluble
Appearance and odor: Silver pieces and powder, odorless

SECTION IV - FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA:

Method Used: Flammable
Explosive Limits: LEL: N/A        UEL: N/A
Extinguishing Media:
Dry chemical, Class D extinguisher, DO NOT USE WATER
Special Fire Fighting Procedures:
Firefighters must wear full face, self-contained breathing apparatus with full protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes. Fumes from fire are hazardous. Isolate runoff to prevent environmental pollution.
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards:
Avoid creating dust because as a dust, this product is capable of creating a dust explosion

SECTION V - REACTIVITY DATA

Stability: Stable
Conditions to Avoid (stability): Air, Moisture and creating dusts

Incompatibility: Strong acids, strong oxidizing materials, halogens water, moisture and air
Hazardous Decomposition or Byproducts: Contact with water liberates extremely flammable gases

Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur
Conditions to avoid (hazardous polymerization): None

SECTION VI - HEALTH HAZARD DATA

Health Hazards (Acute and Chronic):
Inhalation: Harmful if inhaled causing irritation to respiratory tract
Ingestion: Low toxicity however may be harmful to oral route Skin: May cause irritation, rash and itching
Eye: May cause redness, itching, and watering
Carcinogenicity: NTP? No
IARC Monographs? No
OSHA Regulated? No
Medical Conditions Aggravated by Exposure: Pre-existing dust allergies
Emergency and First Aid Procedures:
Inhalation: Remove victim to fresh air, keep warm and quiet, and give oxygen if breathing is difficult; seek medical attention
Ingestion: Give 1-2 glasses of milk or water and induce vomiting, seek medical attention. Never induce vomiting or give anything by mouth to an unconscious person
Skin: Remove contaminated clothing, brush material off skin, wash affected area with mild soap and water, and seek medical attention if symptoms persist
Eye: Flush eyes with lukewarm water, lifting upper and lower eyelids for at least 15 minutes and seek medical attention

SECTION VII - PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFE HANDLING AND USE

Steps to be taken in case material is released or spilled:
Wear appropriate respiratory and protective equipment specified in section VIII. Isolate spill area, provide ventilation and extinguish sources of ignition. Vacuum up spill using a high efficiency particulate absolute (HEPA) air filter and place in a closed container for proper disposal. Take care not to raise dust.
Waste disposal method:
Dispose of in accordance with state, local, and federal regulations.
Hazard Label Information:
Store in cool, dry area and in tightly sealed container. Wash thoroughly after handling.

Other:

Store under Argon (Ar) or other inert environment

SECTION VIII - CONTROL MEASURES

Protective Equipment Summary (Hazard Label Information):
NIOSH approved respirator, impervious gloves, safety glasses, clothes to prevent contact.
Ventilation:
Local Exhaust: To maintain concentration at low exposure levels.
Mechanical (General): Recommended.
Work/Hygienic/Maintenance Practices:
Implement engineering and work practice controls to reduce and maintain concentration of exposure at low levels. Use good housekeeping and sanitation practices. Do not use tobacco or food in work area. Wash thoroughly before eating or smoking. Do not blow dust off clothing or skin with compressed air.

Please be advised that N/A can either mean Not Applicable or No Data Has Been Established

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