MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet


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Material Safety Data Sheet
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Printing date 04/20/2004 Reviewed on 09/05/2003

1 Identification of substance:
Product details:
Product name: Bismuth (III) iodide
Stock number: 35681
Alfa Aesar, A Johnson Matthey Company
Johnson Matthey Catalog Company, Inc.
30 Bond Street
Ward Hill, MA 01835-8099
Emergency Phone: (978) 521-6300
CHEMTREC: (800) 424-9300
Web Site:
Information Department: Health, Safety and Environmental Department
Emergency information:
During normal hours the Health, Safety and Environmental Department.
After normal hours call Chemtrec at (800) 424-9300.

2 Composition/Data on components:
Chemical characterization:
Description: (CAS#)
Bismuth (III) iodide (CAS# 7787-64-6); 100%
Identification number(s):
EINECS Number: 232-127-4

3 Hazards identification
Hazard description:

C Corrosive

Information pertaining to particular dangers for man and environment
R 34 Causes burns.
Classification system
HMIS ratings (scale 0-4)
(Hazardous Materials Identification System)
HEALTH 2 Health (acute effects) = 2
Flammability = 0
Reactivity = 2

4 First aid measures
General information
Immediately remove any clothing soiled by the product.
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
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After swallowing Seek immediate medical advice.

5 Fire fighting measures
Suitable extinguishing agents
Product is not flammable. Use fire fighting measures that suit the
surrounding fire.
For safety reasons unsuitable extinguishing agents Water
Special hazards caused by the material, its products of combustion or
resulting gases:
In case of fire, the following can be released:
Hydrogen iodide (HI)
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:
Use neutralizing agent.
Dispose contaminated material as waste according to item 13.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
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.
Ensure good ventilation at the workplace.
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:
Store away from water/moisture.
Further information about storage conditions:
Protect from humidity and water.
Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers.
Store under lock and key and with access restricted to technical experts
or their assistants only.
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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:
Not required.
Additional information: No data
Personal protective equipment
General protective and hygienic measures
The usual precautionary measures for handling chemicals should be
Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
Remove all soiled and contaminated clothing immediately.
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
Avoid contact with the eyes and skin.
Breathing equipment:
Use suitable respirator when high concentrations are present.
Protection of hands: Impervious gloves
Eye protection:
Safety glasses
Tightly sealed goggles
Full face protection
Body protection: Protective work clothing.

9 Physical and chemical properties:
General Information
Form: Powder
Color: Dark grey
Odor: Acidic
Change in condition
Melting point/Melting range: 408掳C (766掳F)
Boiling point/Boiling range: ca 500掳C (ca 932掳F)
Sublimation temperature / start: Not determined
Flash point: Not applicable
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掳C (68掳F): 5.778 g/cm鲁
Solubility in / Miscibility with
Water: Reacts
Not determined
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10 Stability and reactivity
Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided:
Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to
Materials to be avoided: Water/moisture
Dangerous reactions No dangerous reactions known
Dangerous products of decomposition: Hydrogen iodide (HI)

11 Toxicological information
Acute toxicity:
Primary irritant effect:
on the skin: Corrosive effect on skin and mucous membranes.
on the eye: Strong corrosive effect.
Sensitization: No sensitizing effects known.
Subacute to chronic toxicity:
Bismuth and bismuth compounds are often poorly absorbed. Should
absorption occur, however, exposure may cause loss of appetite, headache,
skin rash, exodermatitis, kidney injury and jaundice. Repeated or
prolonged exposure may cause a bismuth line or black spots on the gums,
foul breath and salivation.
Prolonged exposure to iodides may cause skin rash, running nose, headache
and irritation of the mucous membranes. In severe cases the skin may
show pimples, boils, redness, black and blue spots, hives and blisters.
Iodides are readily diffused across the placenta.
Subacute to chronic toxicity:
Corrosive materials are acutely destructive to the respiratory tract,
eyes, skin and digestive tract. Eye contact may result in permanent
damage and complete vision loss. Inhalation may result in respiratory
effects such as inflammation, edema, and chemical pneumonitis. May cause
coughing, wheezing, laryngitis, shortness of breath, headache, nausea and
vomiting. Ingestion may cause damage to the mouth, throat and esophagus.
May cause skin burns or irritation depending on the severity of the
Additional toxicological information:
Swallowing will lead to a strong corrosive effect on mouth and throat and
to the danger of perforation of esophagus and stomach.
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 to ensure proper disposal.
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Uncleaned packagings:
Recommendation: Disposal must be made according to official regulations.

14 Transport information
DOT regulations:

Hazard class: 8
Identification number: UN3260
Packing group: III
Proper shipping name (technical
name): Corrosive solid, acidic, inorganic,
n.o.s., bismuth (III) iodide
Land transport ADR/RID (cross-border)

ADR/RID class: 8 Corrosive substances
Item: 16c
Danger code (Kemler): 80
UN-Number: 3260
Description of goods: Corrosive solid, acidic, inorganic,
n.o.s., bismuth (III) iodide
Maritime transport IMDG:

IMDG Class: 8
UN Number: 3260
Packaging group: III
Proper shipping name: Corrosive solid, acidic, inorganic,
n.o.s., bismuth (III) iodide
Air transport ICAO-TI and IATA-DGR:

ICAO/IATA Class: 8
UN/ID Number: 3260
Packaging group: III
Proper shipping name: Corrosive solid, acidic, inorganic,
n.o.s., bismuth (III) iodide
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15 Regulations
Product related hazard informations:
Hazard symbols:
C Corrosive
Risk phrases:
34 Causes burns.
Safety phrases:
26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of
water and seek medical advice.
36/37/39 Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face
45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice
National regulations
All components of this product are listed in the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical substance
Information about limitation of use:
For use only by technically qualified individuals.

16 Other information:
Employers should use this information only as a supplement to other
information gathered by them, and should make independent judgement of
suitability of this information to ensure proper use and protect the
health and safety of employees. This information is furnished without
warranty, and any use of the product not in conformance with this
Material Safety Data Sheet, or in combination with any other product or
process, is the responsibility of the user.
Department issuing MSDS: Health, Safety and Environmental Department.
Contact: Darrell R. Sanders


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