SDS

A listing of SDS's
SAFETY DATA SHEET
Indium
1. IDENTIFICATION
Product Identifiers
Product Name:
Indium Wire
Other Names:
In
Product Number(s):
VIN05, VIN07, VIN10, VIN15, VIN20
CAS Number:
7440-74-6
Recommended use of the chemical and restriction on use
Laboratory use. Used for cryogenic, v.h. vacuum seals and evaporated coatings.
Company Details
ProSciTech Pty Ltd
11 Carlton Street
KIRWAN QLD 4817
Australia

(07) 4773 9444
www.proscitech.com
Emergency Contact Details
ProSciTech Pty Ltd
11 Carlton Street
KIRWAN QLD 4817
Australia

(07) 4773 9444
www.proscitech.com
2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Classification of the substance or mixture
Not classified.
Label Elements
Signal Words
None
Hazard Statement(s)
Flammable in the form of dust when exposed to heat or flame. Indium has a violent reaction with mercury bromide at 350°C. May have an explosive reaction with dinitrogen tetraoxide + acetonitrile. May react with halogens, sulphur, selenium, tellurium, arsenic, phosphorus, on heating. May slowly oxidise in moist air. May dissolve in mercury.
Precautionary Statement(s)
Not available.
Primary route(s) of entry
Not available.
Human Health
Inhalation:
May be harmful if inhaled. May cause upper respiratory tract & mucous membrane irritation.
Ingestion:
May be harmful if swallowed.
Eyes:
May cause skin and eye irritation.
Skin:
May cause skin and eye irritation.
Environment
No further relevant information available.
3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
No information available.
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Ingestion
Give 1-2 glasses of milk or water and induce vomiting, seek medical attention. Never induce vomiting or give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
Inhalation
Remove to fresh air, keep patient warm and quiet, give oxygen if breathing is difficult and seek immediate medical attention.
Skin Contact
Remove contaminated clothing, brush material off skin, wash affected area with soap and water, seek medical attention.
Eye Contact
Flush eyes with lukewarm water, lifting upper and lower eyelids, for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention.
Other Information
No further relevant information available.
5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES
Suitable extinguishing equipment
Carbon dioxide, foam or dry chemical. Do not use water.
HAZCHEM
Not available.
Special protective equipment and precautions for fire fighters
Firefighters must wear full face, self-contained breathing apparatus with full protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Not available.
Environmental precautions
Not available.
Methods and materials for containment and clean up
Wear appropriate respiratory and protective equipment specified in section VIII. For powder spills, isolate spill area and provide ventilation. Scoop or 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.
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Precautions for safe handling
Indium in solid form can be handled without any special precautions. Be sure solid material is dry before adding to molten material. Avoid making dust.
Conditions for safe storage
Store powders in tightly sealed containers in dry, cool place. Do not store together with oxidising and acidic materials.
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Exposure Standards
Engineering controls
Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
Personal protective equipment
Eye and face protection
Not required when working with solid form (wire).
Skin protection
Gloves are recomended.
Body protection
Exposure to indium compounds may cause pain in the joints and bones, tooth decay, nervous and gastrointestinal disorders, heart pain and general debility.
Respiratory protection
None require when working with solid form.
9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
General information
Appearance
Soft silvery white metal, gray, solid wire.
Odour
Odourless.
pH
Not available.
Vapour Pressure
Not available.
Density
Not available.
Boiling Point
2080°C
Melting Point
156.6°C
Solubility
Insoluble in cold water, hot water
Specific Gravity of Density
7.31 g/cc at 20°C
Flash Point
Not available.
Flammable (Explosive) Limits
Flammable as a powder
Ignition Temperature
Not available.
Formula
In
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Reactivity
No further relevant information available.
Chemical stability
Stable
Possibility of hazardous reactions
No further relevant information available.
Conditions to avoid
None known
Incompatible materials
Strong oxidising agents, mercury bromide, dinitrogen tetraoxide, acetonitrile, halogens, sulphur, selenium, tellurium, arsenic, mercury, phosphorus.Hazardous Decomposition Products: Metal oxide fume.
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects
No further relevant information available.
Eye contact
Severe irritant.
Skin contact
Highly toxic when administered subcutaneously. Severe irritant.
Ingestion
May cause irritation to the gastrointestinal tract.
Inhalation
Toxic by inhalation. May cause damage to the respiratory system.
Toxicity and irritation
Hazardous. Substance is toxic to blood, kidneys, the reproductive system, liver, heart, upper respiratory tract, skin and eyes. Repeated or prolonged exposure to particles can produce target organs damage. Exposure to indium compounds may cause pain in the joints and bones, tooth decay, nervous and gastrointestinal disorders, heart pain and general debility.
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Ecotoxicity
No further relevant information available.
Persistence and degradability
No further relevant information available.
Bioaccumulative potential
No further relevant information available.
Other adverse effects
No further relevant information available.
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
General information
Dispose of according to State, Federal and Local regulations.
14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
ADG label required
HAZCHEM
Not available.

UN Number
None.
Proper shipping name
Not regulated.
Transport hazard class
Void
Packing group
None.
Environmental hazard
No information available.
Special precautions for users
Not regulated.
Additional information
Not regulated.
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
Poisons Schedule Number
No information available.
Other Information
No further information available.
16. OTHER INFORMATION
SDS preparation date
14 June 2016
Comments
This information is based on our present knowledge. However, this shall not constitute a guarantee for any specific product features and shall not establish a legally valid contractual relationship.
This Safety Data Sheet (SDS) has been prepared in compliance with the Preparation of Safety Data Sheets for Hazardous Chemicals Code of Practice February 2016. It is the user's responsibility to determine the suitability of this information for adoption of necessary safety precautions. The information published in this SDS has been compiled from the publications listed in Section 16: to the best of our ability and knowledge these publications are considered accurate. We reserve the right to revise Safety Data Sheets as new information becomes available. Copies may be made for non-profit use.

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