MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Trade Name: Neodymium Gallate Formula: NdGaO3
Synonyms: Neodymium gallium oxide, Gallium neodymium oxide Chemical Family: Mixed metal oxide
CAS #: 12207-22-6
II HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
Percent: 100.0 PEL: Not Established TLV: Not Established
III PHYSICAL DATA
Boiling Point oF: No data % Volatile: N/A
Specific Gravity (H2O=1): Approximately 6.7 Solubility in Water: Insoluble
Approximately 1800 oC
Vapor Density (air=1): N/A Freezing/Melting Point:
Appearance and Odor: Pale blue powder; odorless Vapor Pressure: No data
IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA
Flammable Limits: Upper: No data Lower: No data Flash Point (Method used): N/A
Autoignition Temperature: No data
Extinguishing Media: Other (specify): Use water, carbon dioxide, dry chemical extinguishing agents, dry sand, or dry ground
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: No special firefighting procedures needed. Use normal procedures which include wearing
NIOSH/MSHA approved self-contained breathing apparatus, flame and chemical resistant clothing: hats, boots and gloves. If without
risk, remove material from fire area. Cool container with water from maximum distance.
V HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
OSHA (PEL): Not Established ACGIH (TLV): Not Established
Animal Toxicity: LD50: No data LC50: No data Other: No data
Acute and Chronic Effects of Over Exposure:
Ingestion: None Known Skin Contact: None Known
Eye Contact: None Known Inhalation: None Known
Medical Conditions, If Any, Aggravated by the Chemical: Not Known
Other Health Hazards: Rare Earth compounds may cause delayed blood clotting leading to hemorrhages.
Most Likely Routes of Entry: Ingestion
Other: Gallium and it鈥檚 compounds are cumulative poisons. Large doses of gallium compounds may result in hemorrhagic nephritis.
Carcinogenicity: NTP: No IARC: No OSHA: No EPA: No
EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:
INGESTION: No data available but one should obtain medical attention.
SKIN: Remove contaminated clothing, flood skin with large amounts of water. If irritation persists seed medical attention.
EYES: Immediately flush eyes, including under eyelids, with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Call a physician.
INHALATION: No specific information available, one should obtain medical attention.
VI REACTIVITY DATA
Incompatibility: Strong acids, bases
Conditions to Avoid: Thermal decomposition
Hazardous Decomposition Products or Byproducts: No data
Hazardous Polymerization: Will Not Occur
VII SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES
RCRA Code: None TSCA Registered: Yes
Steps to Be Taken in Case Material Is Released or Spilled: Wear appropriate protective gear. Cover spill with dry sand or ver-
miculite. Mix well and carefully transfer to a container.
Waste Disposal: Consult State, Local or Federal EPA regulations for proper disposal.
VIII SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Ventilation Requirements: Laboratory fume hood
Respiratory Protection: High Efficiency particulate respirator
Protective Gloves: Rubber
Eye/Face Protection: ANSI approved safety goggles
IX SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Handling and Storage: Keep container tightly closed. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area. Wash thoroughly after use.
Other Precautions: Lab coat and apron, flame and chemical resistant coveralls, eyewash capable of sustained flushing, safety drench
shower and hygienic facilities for washing.
Warning: Irritate skin, eyes, lungs; affects blood clotting.
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 is
combination with any other product or process, is the responsibility of the user.
Issued By: S. Dierks
Date: August 1996