MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Trade Name: Niobium Pentoxide Formula: Nb2O5
Synonym: Niobium Pentoxide, Columbium Pentoxide CAS #: 1313-96-8
II HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
TLV (Units): Not Established
III PHYSICAL DATA
Boiling Point 760 mm Hg: N/A Melting Point:
Specific Gravity (H2O=1): N/A Vapor Density (air=1): 4.60
% Volatiles by Weight: 0 Solubility in H2O: Negligible (<0.1%)
Appearance and Odor: White crystals or powder, odorless
IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA
Flash Point (Method Used): N/A Autoignition Temperature: N/A
Flammable Limits: Upper: N/A Lower: N/A
Extinguishing Media: Oxide does not burn, use extinguishing media appropriate for surrounding fire.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: N/A
Unusual Fire & Explosion Hazard: N/A
V HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
Threshold Limit Value: Not established
Effects of Over Exposure: None Identified.
EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:
EYES: Flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.
SKIN: Flush with water.
INHALATION: Seek medical attention. Remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult,
INGESTION: Seek medical attention. If swallowed, if conscious, immediately induce vomiting.
VI REACTIVITY DATA
Incompatibility (Material to Avoid): None Identified
Hazardous Decomposition Products: None known
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur
VII SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES
Steps to Be Taken in Case Material Is Released or Spilled: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing.
With clean shovel, carefully place materials into clean, dry container and cover. Remove from area. Flush spill area with water.
Waste Disposal Method: In accordance with Local, State and Federal Waste Disposal Regulations.
VIII SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Eye/Skin Protection: Since some of the hazards of this product are unknown, an industrial hygienist should be consulted on ventila-
tion and personal protective equipment. Cover the body as much as possible to avoid contact with the chemical. Wear safety goggles,
gloves, and impervious clothing.
IX SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Other Handling and Storage Conditions: Store in closed container. Suitable for any general chemical storage area.
Issued by: Steve Dierks
Issue Date: November 1990