1 Identification Of Substance
Product name: Gallium Metal
Stock number: ME31
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2 Composition/Data On Components
Description: Gallium (CAS# 7440-55-3), 100%
Identification number(s): EINECS Number: 231-163-8
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: Product is not flammable. Use fire fighting measures that suit the surrounding fire.
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. Dispose of the collected material according to regulations.
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: Unsuitable material for receptacle: aluminum.
Information about storage in one common storage facility: Do not store together with oxidizing and acidic materials. Store away from halogens. Store away from metals.
Further information about storage conditions: Refrigerate, Protect from heat and direct sunlight.
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: Not required.
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
Value/Range Unit Method
Change in condition
Melting point/Melting range: 29.78 ° C
Boiling point/Boiling range: 2403 ° 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 5.907 g/cm³
Solubility in/Miscibility with Water: Insoluble
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, Bases, Halogens, Aluminum/aluminum alloys.
Dangerous reactions: Corrodes aluminum
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:
Gallium and gallium compounds may cause metallic taste,
dermatitis and depression of the bone marrow function.
Large doses may cause hemorrhagic nephritis.
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
12 Ecological Information
Do not allow material to be released to the environment
without proper governmental permits.
13 Disposal Considerations
Recommendation: Consult state, local or national regulations to ensure proper disposal.
Recommendation: Disposal must be made according to official regulations.
14 Transport Information
Hazard class: 8
Identification number: UN2803
Packing group: III
Proper shipping name (technical name): Gallium
Land transport ADR/RID (cross-border)
ADR/RID class: 8 Corrosive substances
Danger code (Kemler): 80
Description of goods: Gallium
Maritime transport IMDG:
IMDG Class: 8
UN Number: 2803
Packaging group: III
Proper shipping name: Gallium
Air transport ICAO-TI and IATA-DGR:
ICAO/IATA Class: 8
UN/ID Number: 2803
Packaging group: III
Proper shipping name: Gallium
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 Agency Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical substance Inventory.
Information about limitation of use: For use only by technically qualified individuals.
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