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FABC2 - Calibration Compound: Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

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SECTION I - PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Manufacturer:                   Preparation Date 03/01/91
EM Science                        Date MSDS Printed: June 11, 1992
A Division of EM Industries       Information Phone Number: 609-354-9200
PO Box 70                         Hours: Mon. to Fri. 3:30 - 5:00 PM
480 Democrat Road                 Chemtrec Emergency Phone: 800-424-9300
Catalog Number(s): FABC2

Chemical Name: Cesium Iodide

Trade Name: None

Chemical Family: Halogen Compound

Formula: CSI

Molecular Weight: 259.81


SECTION II - COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

COMPONENT                    CAS#                        APPR %
Cesium Iodide                7789-17-5                   100%

SECTION III - HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Emergency Overview: May be harmful if inhaled or swallowed
                    May be irritating to skin, eyes and mucous membranes.
Appearance: White Powder

POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS (Acute and Chronic)

Symptoms of Exposure: May be harmful if inhaled or swallowed.
                      Dust may be irritating on contact with skin,
                      eyes, or mucous membranes
Medical Condition aggravated by exposure: Data not Available
Routes of Entry: Inhalation, Ingestion
Carginogenicity: The material is not listed (IARC, NTP, OSHA) as cancer causing agent.

SECTION IV - FIRST AID MEASURES

EMERGENCY FIRST AID:

Get medical assistance for all cases of overexposure

Skin: Wash thoroughly with soap and water.

Eyes: Immediately flush thoroughly with water for at least 15 minutes.

Inhalation: Remove to fresh air, give artificial respiration if breathing has stopped.

Ingestion: If conscious, drink water and induce vomiting immediately as directed by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.


SECTION V - FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

Flash Point (F): Noncombustible

Flammable Limits LEL (%): N/A

Flammable Limits UEL (%): N/A

Extinguishing Media: Use any suitable for adjacent material.

Fire Fighting Procedures: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

Fire & Explosion Hazards: Thermal decomposition produces toxic fumes.


SECTION VI - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

SPILL RESPONSE;

Evacuate the area of all unnecessary personnel.

Wear suitable protective equipment listed under exposure/personal protection.

Eliminate any ignition sources until the area is determined to be free from explosion or fire hazard.

Contain the release and eliminate its source, if this can be done without risk.

Take up and containerize for proper disposal as described under disposal.

Comply with federal, state, and local regulations on reporting releases.

Refer to Regulatory Information for reportable quantity and other regulatory data.


SECTION VII - HANDLING AND STORAGE

HANDLING AND STORAGE:

Keep container closed.

Do not breathe dust.

Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing.


SECTION VIII - EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

Engineering Controls and Personal Protective Equipment:

VENTILATION, RESPIRATORY PROTECTION, PROTECTIVE CLOSING, EYE PROTECTION:

Material should be handled or transferred in an approved fume hood or with adequate ventilation.

Protective gloves should be worn to prevent skin contact (Viton® or equivalent)

Safety glasses with side shields should be worn at all times.

WORK/HYGENIC PRACTICES:

Wash thoroughly after handling.

Do not take internally.

Eye wash and safety equipment should be readily available.

EXPOSURE GUIDELINES

OSHA - PEL:
                     TWA                    STEL                   CL
COMPONENT         PPM    MG/M3           PPM    MG/M3           PPM  MG/ME SKIN
Cesium Iodide
ACGIH - TLV:
TWA                    STEL                   CL
COMPONENT         PPM    MG/M3           PPM    MG/M3           PPM  MG/ME SKIN
Cesium Iodide

SECTION IX - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Boiling Point (C 760 mmhg): 1280

Melting Point (C): 621

Specific Gravity (H20 = 1): 4.51

Vapor Pressure (MM HG):N/A

Percent Volatile by Vol (%): N/A

Vapor Density (Air = 1): N/A

Evaporation Rate (BUAC = 1): N/A

Solubility in Water (%): 4.4

Appearance: White Powder


SECTION 10 - STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Stability: Yes

Hazardous Polymerization: Does not occur

Hazardous Decomposition: Iodine

Conditions to Avoid: Extreme Heat

Materials To Avoid:

( ) Water

( ) Acids

( ) Bases

( Corrosives

( ) Oxidizers

( ) Other:


SECTION XI - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Toxicity Data: ORL-RAT LD50: 2386 MG/KG

Toxicological Findings: None

Cited in Registry of Toxic Effects of Substances (RTECS)


SECTION XII - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

EPA Waste Numbers:

Treatment: Material does not have an EPA Waster number and is not a listed waste, however, consultation with a permitted waste disposal site (TSD) should be accomplished.

Always contact a permitted waster disposer (TSD) to assure compliance with all current local, state and federal regulations.


SECTION XIII - TRANSPORT INFORMATION

DOT Proper Shipping Name: (Non-Regulated)

DOT ID Number: None


SECTION XIV - REGULATORY INFORMATION

TSCA Inventory:

The CAS number of this product is listed on the TSCA Inventory.

                      SARA                  SARA                   CERCLA
COMPONENT              EHS                 EHS TPX                   RQ
                      (302)                 (LBS)                   (LBS)      
Cesium Iodide
                      OSHA                  SARA                   DEMINIMIS

COMPONENT FLOOR LIST 313 FOR SARA 313

(%)

Cesium Iodide


SECTION XV - OTHER INFORMATION

Comments: None

FPA Hazard Ratings:

Health: 1

Flammability: 0

Reactivity: 0

Special Hazards:

Revision History:

01/17/87 - 07/19/88

; = Revised Section

N/A = Not Available

N/E = Non Established

The statements contained herein are offered for informational purposes only and are based upon technical data that EM SCIENCE believes to be accurate. It is intended for use only by persons having the necessary technical skill and at their own descretion and risk. Since conditions and manner of use are outside our control, we make no warranty, express or implied , of merchantability, fitness or otherwise.

Portions copyright Aiel Research Corporation, 1991. Restricted use conditions apply. Selected regulatory information in this MSDS has been derived from Ariel Research Corporation's International Chemical Regulatory Monitoring System (ICRMS). Use of this data is provided subject to the terms of the license agreement between EM Industries and Ariel Research Corporation. Futher distribution is prohibited without authorization.

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