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XENON
(cylinder)
ICSC: 0609
Peer-Review Status: 10.09.1997 Validated; 23.11.2007 Validated.
 
CAS #: 7440-63-3 RTECS #: ZE1280000
UN #: 2036
EINECS #: 231-172-7
    Formula: Xe
Atomic mass: 131.3

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Heating will cause rise in pressure with risk of bursting.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION     In case of fire: keep cylinder cool by spraying with water. 
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation Dizziness. Lethargy. Headache. Suffocation.  Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Seek medical attention if you feel unwell. 
Skin ON CONTACT WITH LIQUID: FROSTBITE.  Cold-insulating gloves. Protective clothing.  ON FROSTBITE: rinse with plenty of water, do NOT remove clothes. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes ON CONTACT WITH LIQUID: FROSTBITE.  Wear safety goggles or face shield.  Rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible). Refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion      

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus. Ventilation.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 2.2 
GHS Classification
Signal: Warning
Contains gas under pressure; may explode if heated 
cylinder;gas

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-20G2A.  Fireproof if in building. Keep in a well-ventilated room. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS ODOURLESS COMPRESSED LIQUEFIED GAS. 

Physical dangers
The gas is heavier than air and may accumulate in lowered spaces causing a deficiency of oxygen. 

Chemical dangers
No data. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
 

Inhalation risk
On loss of containment this substance can cause suffocation by lowering the oxygen content of the air in confined areas. 

Effects of short-term exposure
Asphyxiation. The liquid may cause frostbite. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: -108.1°C
Melting point: -111.8°C
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.6 (very poor)
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.5
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.4  
 

NOTES
High concentrations in the air cause a deficiency of oxygen with the risk of unconsciousness or death.
Check oxygen content before entering area.
Turn leaking cylinder with the leak up to prevent escape of gas in liquid state.
Other UN number 2591, Xenon, refrigerated liquid, hazard class 2.2. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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