MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Trade Name: Niobium Gallide Chemical Family: Metal Gallide
Formula: Nb3Ga CAS #: 12024-05-4
II HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
Niobium Gallide %: 0.0 to 100.00 ACGIH TLV: N/E OSHA PEL: N/E
III PHYSICAL DATA
Boiling Point: N/E Melting Point: N/E
Vapor Density (air=1): N/A Specific Gravity (Water=1): N/E
Solubility in H2O: N/E Physical States: Solid
Appearance and Odor: Powder, no color pieces, no odor.
IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA
Flash Point (Method used): N/A (Non-Flammable) Autoignition Temperature: N/A
Extinguishing Media: USE: Applicable. Use suitable extinguishing media for surrounding materials or type of fire.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Firefighters must wear full face, self-contained breathing apparatus with full protective clothing
to prevent contact with skin and eyes. Fumes from fire are hazardous. Isolate runoff to prevent environmental pollution.
Unusual Fire & Explosion Hazard: Heated to decomposition, niobium gallide may emit toxic fumes.
V HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
Route(s) of Entry: Inhalation? Yes Skin? Yes Ingestion? Yes
Health Hazards (Acute and Chronic): To the best of our knowledge the chemical, physical and toxicological properties of niobium
gallide have not been thoroughly investigated and recorded.
Inhalation: Acute: SEVERE IRRITANT AND CORROSIVE. May cause irritation to mucous membranes of the upper respiratory
Chronic: May cause depression of bone marrow, kidney damage and Fibrogenic effects on lungs.
Ingestion: Acute: SEVERE AND CORROSIVE. May cause anorexia and vomiting.
Chronic: No chronic health effects recorded.
Skin: Acute: SEVERE IRRITANT AND CORROSIVE.
Chronic: May cause dermatitis and depression of bone marrow function.
Eye: Acute: SEVERE AND CORROSIVE.
Chronic: No chronic health effects recorded.
Target Organs: May effect the kidneys and lungs.
Signs and Symptoms of Exposure:
Inhalation: May cause dryness of the throat, coughing, difficulty breathing, and chemical burns.
Eye: May cause irritation, itching and watering, chemical burns and inflammation.
Skin: May cause redness, irritation, itching, chemical burns and inflammation.
Ingestion: May cause chemical burns, behavioral changes such as sleepiness and loss of appetite may be noted. Other symptoms
may include nausea, vomiting, metallic taste in mouth, general itching and sweating.
Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: Pre-existing respiratory disorders.
Carcinogenicity: NTP? No IARC Monographs? No OSHA Regulated? No
EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:
EYE: Flush eyes with lukewarm water, lifting upper and lower eyelids, for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention immediately.
SKIN: Wash affected area with mild soap and water; seek medical attention immediately.
INHALATION: Remove victim to fresh air; keep warm and quiet. Give oxygen if breathing is difficult and seek medical attention
INGESTION: Give 1-2 glasses of milk or water, DO NOT induce vomiting. Seek medical attention immediately.
VI REACTIVITY DATA
Incompatibility (Material to Avoid): None recorded
Hazardous Decomposition Products: N\A
Hazardous Polymerization: N\A
VII SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES
Steps to Be Taken in Case Material Is Released or Spilled: Wear appropriate respiratory and protective equipment specified in
Section VIII - Special Protection Information. Isolate spill area and provide ventilation. Vacuum up spill using a high efficiency
particulate absolute (HEPA) air filter and place in a closed container for proper disposal. Take care not to raise dust.
Waste Disposal Method: Dispose of in accordance with Local, State and Federal regulations.
VIII SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory Protection: NIOSH - approved dust-mist-vapor cartridge respirator.
Ventilation: Local Exhaust: To maintain exposure below the PEL, TLV. Mechanical (general): Not recommended
Special: Handle in a controlled environment when in dust or powder form.
Protective Gloves: Rubber gloves Eye Protection: Safety Glasses
Other Protective Equipment: Protective gear suitable to prevent contamination.
Work/Hygienic/Maintenance Practices: Implement engineering and work practices controls to reduce and maintain concentration
of exposure at low levels. Use good housekeeping and sanitation practices. Do not use tobacco or food in work area. Wash thor-
oughly before eating and smoking. Do not blow off clothing or skin with compressed air.
Some of the chemicals listed herein are research or experimental substances which may be toxic, as defined by various
government regulations. In accordance with Environmental Protection Agency regulations and the Toxic Substance Control Act
(TSCA), these materials should only be handled by, or under the direct supervision of , a 鈥渢echnically qualified individual鈥?, as
defined in 40 CFR 710.2(aa).
IX SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Other Handling and Storage Conditions:
鈥tore in cool, dry area
鈥tore in tightly sealed container
鈥ash thoroughly after handling
Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storing: None
Prepared by: S. Dierks
Dated: June 1995