MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Trade Name: Neodymium Nitride Synonyms: None listed
Chemical Family: Metal Nitride CAS #: 25764-11-8
Formula: NdN Molecular Wt: 158.247
TSCA: Listed in the EPA TSCA inventory.
II HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
TLV (Units): Not Set 25 ppm (as NH3) 10 mg/m3 (as nuisance dust) Percent: 100
OSHA PEL: Not Set 25 ppm (as NH3) 10 mg/m3 (as nuisance dust)
HMIS Hazard Rating: Health: 2 Flammability: 2 Reactivity: 2
III PHYSICAL DATA
Boiling Point 760 mm Hg: N/A Melting Point: No Data
Appearance and Odor: Black powder, ammonia odor. Vapor Density gm/cc: No Data
Other Comments: Unstable in a moist environment Evaporation Rate: N/A
IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA
Flash Point (Method): Unknown Autoignition Temp: Unknown
Extinguishing Media: DO NOT USE WATER! Use dry chemical, sand or graphite.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing to prevent contact with
skin and eyes.
Unusual Fire & Explosion Hazards: May liberate toxic and flammable fumes of NH3 if involved in a fire. Large amounts of NH3
from exposure of NdN to water presents an explosion hazard.
V HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
Toxicity Data: No Data on this material.
Nd2O3 Data: ipr-rat LDLO: 800 mg/kg
NH3 Data: orl-rat LD50: 350 mg/kg ihl-rat LCLO: 132 mg/kg
ihl-mus LD50: 4837 ppm unk-man LDLO: 350 mg/kg
ihl-hmn TCLO: 20 ppm ihl-cat TCLO: 1000 ppm
ihl-man LCLO: 5000 ppm
Effects of Overexposure (Acute and Chronic):
Inhalation: Respiratory irritant. May cause severe damage to respiratory membranes. Symptoms of exposure include coughing,
wheezing, difficult breathing, irritation of respiratory membrane, sneezing, bronchitis, ulceration of respiratory membranes and
Skin: Corrosive to moist skin. Can cause redness, irritation, itching, dermatitis and ulceration.
Eye: Corrosive. Risk of serious injury. Can cause watering, redness, burning sensation and inflammation.
Ingestion: Sensation of burning mouth, ammonia odor to breath, pain in swallowing, swelling, of throat, profuse salivation, nausea
and vomiting, stomach cramps and rapid breathing.
Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: May aggravate pre-existing lung disorders.
EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:
EYE: Flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention.
SKIN: Wash skin with mild soap and water. Seek medical attention.
INHALATION: Remove to fresh air. Seek medical attention immediately. Give oxygen if breathing is difficult.
INGESTION: SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY. Do not induce vomiting. Give 1-2 glasses of milk or water.
VI REACTIVITY DATA
Chemical Incompatibilities: Water, acids, carbon tetrafluoride, copper chloride, silicon tetrafluoride.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Nd2O3, NH3
Conditions to Avoid: Moisture, heat
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
VII SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES
Steps to Be Taken in Case Material Is Released or Spilled: Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing.
Isolate spill area and insure that proper ventilation is available. Vacuum up spill using a HEPA unit and place in a container for proper
disposal. Take care not to raise dust.
Waste Disposal Method: Disposal must be made in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations.
VIII SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory Protection (specify type): Filter- Dust, fume, mist.
Ventilation: Local exhaust (maintain below TLV) Other: N/A
Special: Handle in a dry, inert atmosphere Mechanical: Recommended
Protective Gloves: Neoprene
Eye Protection: Safety Goggles
Other Equipment: Normal lab wear suitable to prevent contamination of skin and clothes.
IX SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Other Handling and Storage Conditions:
鈥ash thoroughly after handling and before eating.
鈥tore in a tightly closed container in a cool, dry area.
DOT/UN/IMCO Class: Not regulated.
Issued By: S. Dierks
Dated: October 1992