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LITHIUM CHLORIDEICSC: 0711
November 1997
CAS #: 7447-41-8
EC Number: 231-212-3

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible.        In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation   Use local exhaust.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes   Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Confusion.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Dry. Well closed. 
PACKAGING
 
LITHIUM CHLORIDE ICSC: 0711
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS-TO-WHITE HYGROSCOPIC AND DELIQUESCENT CRYSTALS OR POWDER. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
The solution in water is corrosive to metals. 

Formula: LiCl
Molecular mass: 42.4
Boiling point: 1360°C
Melting point: 613°C
Relative density (water = 1): 2.1
Solubility in water, g/100ml: 76.9
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -2.7  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance may have effects on the central nervous system, cardiovascular system, kidneys and thyroid. This may result in impaired functions. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
MAK: (inhalable fraction): 0.2 mg/m3; peak limitation category: I(1); pregnancy risk group: C 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
The data on this card concern the anhydrous (water-free) substance.
There are also some hydrates of this compound which have different physical properties. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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