MSDS of Holmium Lump

1 Identification of Substance
Product details:
Trade name: Holmium Lump, sublimed dendritic
Stock number: ME67
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2 Composition/Data on Components
Chemical characterization:
Description: Holmium (CAS# 7440-60-2)
Identification number(s): EINECS Number: 231-169-0

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: special powder for metal fires. Do not use water.
For safety reasons unsuitable extinguishing agents: water, halogenated extinguisher
Special hazards caused by the material, its products of combustion
Resulting gases:
Powder: highly flammable
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.
Additional information:
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:
Handle under dry protective gas.
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.
Store away from halogens.
Store away from air.
Store away from water/moisture.
Further information about storage conditions:
Store in petroleum or under dry argon.

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:
Form: solid mass
Color: silver grey
Odor: odorless
Value/Range Unit Method

Change in condition
Melting point/melting range: 1447  °C 
Boiling point/boiling range: 2700  °C 
Sublimation temperature / start: not determined
Flash point: not applicable
Flammability (solid, gaseous): not flammable.
powder: highly flammable
Ignition temperature: not determined
Decomposition temperature: not determined
Danger of explosion: product does not present an explosion hazard.
Explosion limits:
Lower: not determined
Upper: not determined
Vapor pressure: not determined
Density: 8.78 g/cm3
Solubility in / miscibility with water: decomposes

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, xidizing agents, water/moisture, air, halogens
dangerous reactions
powder: contact with water liberates extremely flammable gases.
Ddangerous products of decomposition: metal oxide fume

11 Toxicological Information
Acute toxicity:
Primary irritant effect:
On the skin: powder: irritant effect
On the eye: powder: irritant effect
Sensitization: no sensitizing effects known.
Subacute to chronic toxicity: holmium has a low order of toxicity. As with calcium, the toxicity is generally a function of the anion.
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
Consult state, local or national regulations for proper disposal.
Uncleaned packagings:
Recommendation: disposal must be made according to official regulations.

14 Transport Information
Not a hazardous material for transportation.
Dot regulations:
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
Transport/Additional information:
Not dangerous according to the above specifications.

15 Regulations
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.

End of Data Sheet
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