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INDIUMICSC: 1293
March 2001
CAS #: 7440-74-6
EINECS #: 231-180-0

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible.  Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.  If powder: NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.  Closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent deposition of dust.  In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!  
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety spectacles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Nausea. Vomiting.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Rinse mouth. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Remove all ignition sources. 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
Separated from food and feedstuffs, strong oxidants, strong acids and incompatible materials. See Chemical Dangers. Well closed. 
PACKAGING
 
INDIUM ICSC: 1293
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
SILVER-WHITE METAL OR BLACK POWDER. 

Physical dangers
Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air. 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with strong acids, strong oxidants and sulfur. This generates fire and explosion hazard. 

Formula: In
Atomic mass: 114.82
Boiling point: 2000°C
Melting point: 156.6°C
Density: 7.3 g/cm³
Solubility in water: none 


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
The substance is irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract. 

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance may have effects on the kidneys. This may result in kidney impairment. 


Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 0.1 mg/m3, ppm, as TWA 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated.
Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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