MSDS of Yttrium Oxide

1. Identification of Substance

Product details:
Trade name: Yttrium Oxide
Item code: OX39
Supplier: Stanford Advanced Materials
               72 Fairbanks Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92618, USA
               Tel: (949) 407-8904, Fax: (949) 812-6690

2. Composition/Data on Components

Chemical characterization:
Description: Yttrium Oxide (CAS# 1314-36-9), 100%
Identification number(s): Einecs Number: 2152335

3. Hazards Identification

Hazard description: Not applicable
Information pertaining particular dangers for man and environment: Not applicable

4. First Aid Measures

After inhalation: Supply fresh air. If required, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm. Seek immediate medical advice.
After skin contact: Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly. Seek immediate medical advice.
After eye contact: Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then 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: Wear self-contained respirator. Wear fully protective impervious suit.

6. Accidental Release Measures

Person-related safety precautions: Wear protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away. Ensure adequate ventilation.
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:
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:
The product is not flammable

Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles: No special requirements.
Information about storage in one common storage facility: Do not store together with acids. Store away from air.
Further information about storage conditions: This product is hygroscopic. Store under dry inert gas. Keep container tightly sealed. Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers.

8. Exposure Controls and 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.
Components with limit values that require monitoring at the workplace:
Yttrium and compounds, as Y
Acgih tlv                    1
Belgium twa              1
Germany twa            5-inhalable fraction of the aerosol
Switzerland twa        1
United kingdom twa  1; 3-stel
Netherlands twa        1
Denmark twa             1
Finland twa                1
Ireland twa                 1; 3-stel
Osha pel                    1
Additional information: no data
Personal protective equipment:
General protective and hygienic measures
The usual precautionary measures for handling chemicals should be followed.
Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
Remove all soiled and contaminated clothing immediately.
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
Breathing equipment:
Use suitable respirator when high concentrations are present.
Protection of hands: impervious gloves
Eye protection: safety glasses
Body protection: protective work clothing.

9. Physical and Chemical Properties:

Form: powder
Color: white to light yellow
Odor: odorless
Value/range unit method
Change in condition
Melting point/melting range: 2410 ° c
Boiling point/boiling range: not determined
Sublimation temperature / start: not determined
Flash point: not applicable
Flammability (solid, gaseous): not 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: at 20 ° c 5.01 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 tobe avoided: acids, air
Dangerous reactions: no dangerous reactions known
Dangerous products of decomposition: none known

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: yttrium is similar tothe lanthanons and may have an anticoagulant effect on blood. Exposure to lanthanons may also lead to sensitivity to heat, itching, increased awareness of odor and taste, and liver damage.
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.
Uncleaned packagings: recommendation: disposal must be made according toofficial 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 tothe 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.
Information about limitation of use: for use only by technically qualified individuals.


End of data sheet

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