1 Identification Of Substance
Trade name: Indium metal
Stock number: ME49
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2 Composition/Data On Components
Description: Indium (CAS# 7440-74-6)
Identification number(s): EINECS Number: 2311800
3 Hazards Identification
Hazard description: • Not applicable
Information pertaining to particular dangers for man and environment: Not applicable
4 First Aid Measures
General information: No special measures required.
After inhalation: Seek medical treatment in case of complaints.
After skin contact Generally the product does not irritate the skin.
After eye contact: Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. If symptoms persist, consult a doctor.
After swallowing Seek medical treatment.
5 Fire Fighting Measures
Suitable extinguishing agents: Fire-extinguishing powder, Dry sand
Protective equipment: No special measures required.
6 Accidental Release Measures
Person-related safety precautions: Not required.
Measures for environmental protection: Do not allow material to be released to the environment without proper governmental permits.
Measures for cleaning/collecting: Pick up mechanically.
See Section 7 for information on safe handling
See Section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.
See Section 13 for disposal information.
7 Handling And Storage
Information for safe handling: Keep container tightly sealed. Store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers. No special precautions are necessary if used correctly.
Information about protection against explosions and fires: No special measures required.
Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles: No special requirements.
Information about storage in one common storage facility: Do not store together with oxidizing and acidic materials.
Further information about storage conditions: None.
8 Exposure Controls And Personal Protection
Additional information about design of technical systems:
No further data; see item 7.
Components with limit values that require monitoring at the workplace:
Indium and compounds mg/m3
ACGIH TLV 0.1 as In
Belgium TWA 0.1
Switzerland TWA 0.1
United Kingdom TWA 0.1 as In, 0.3 as In-STEL
Netherlands TWA 0.1
Denmark TWA 0.1
Finland TWA 0.1
Ireland TWA 0.1, 0.3 STEL
Additional information: No data
Personal protective equipment
General protective and hygienic measures: The usual precautionary measures for handling chemicals should be followed.
Breathing equipment: Not required.
Protection of hands: Not required.
Eye protection: Safety glasses
Body protection: Protective work clothing.
9 Physical And Chemical Properties
Form: Solid mass
Value/Range Unit Method
Change in condition
Melting point/Melting range: 156.17 ° C
Boiling point/Boiling range: 2000 ° C
Sublimation temperature / start: Not determined
Flash point: Not applicable
Flammability (solid, gaseous) Product is not flammable.
Ignition temperature: Not determined
Decomposition temperature: Not determined
Danger of explosion: Product does not present an explosion hazard.
Lower: Not determined
Upper: Not determined
Vapor pressure: Not determined
Density: at 20 ° C 7.31 g/cm3
Solubility in / Miscibility with
10 Stability And Reactivity
Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided: Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.
Materials to be avoided: Acids, Oxidizing agents, Sulfur
Dangerous reactions: No dangerous reactions known
Dangerous products of decomposition: Metal oxide fume
11 Toxicological Information
Primary irritant effect:
on the skin: No irritant effect.
on the eye: No irritating effect.
Sensitization: No sensitizing effects known.
Subacute to chronic toxicity:
Exposure to indium compounds may cause pain in the joints and bones, tooth decay, nervous and gastrointestinal disorders, heart pain and general debility. Experiments with animals also indicate that indium may cause reduced food and water consumption with weight loss, pulmonary edema, pneumonia, blood, liver and kidney damage, leg paralysis and damage to the brain, heart, adrenals and spleen.
Additional toxicological information:To the best of our knowledge the acute and chronic toxicity of this substance is not fully known. No classification data on carcinogenic properties of this material is available from the EPA, IARC, NTP, OSHA or ACGIH.
12 Ecological Information
General notes: Do not allow material to be released to the environment without proper governmental permits.
13 Disposal Considerations
Recommendation: Consult state, local or national regulations for proper disposal.
Recommendation: Disposal must be made according to official regulations.
14 Transport Information
Not a hazardous material for transportation.
Hazard class: None
Land transport ADR/RID (cross-border)
ADR/RID class: None
Maritime transport IMDG:
IMDG Class: None
Air transport ICAO-TI and IATA-DGR:
ICAO/IATA Class: None
Not dangerous according to the above specifications.
Product Related Hazard Informations: Observe the general safety regulations when handling chemicals
National regulations. All components of this product are listed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical Substance Inventory.
Information about limitation of use: For use only by technically qualified individuals.
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