International Chemical Safety Cards

CADMIUM CHLORIDE ICSC: 0116
CADMIUM CHLORIDE
Cadmium Dichloride
Caddy
CdCl2
Molecular mass: 183.3
CAS # 10108-64-2
RTECS # EV0175000
ICSC # 0116
UN # 2570 (Cadmium compounds)
EC # 048-008-00-3
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Laboured breathing. Symptoms may be delayed (see Notes).
    Closed system and ventilation.
    Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Face shield 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 take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal pain. Burning sensation. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
    Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Do NOT wash away into sewer. Vacuum spilled material. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Separated from strong oxidants, food and feedstuffs. Cool. Dry. Well closed.
    Unbreakable packaging; put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container. Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    T symbol
    R: 45-48/23/25
    S: 53-45
    Note: E
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    Severe marine pollutant.
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0116 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    CADMIUM CHLORIDE ICSC: 0116

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    ODOURLESS, COLOURLESS, HYGROSCOPIC CRYSTALS.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating producing very toxic fumes of cadmium and chlorine. Reacts with strong oxidants.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: ppm; 0.01 mg/m3 (as TWA) (as Cd); total dust A2 (ACGIH 1993-1994).
    TLV (as TWA): ppm; 0.002 mg/m3 (as Cd); respirable dust A2 (ACGIH 1993-1994).


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly on spraying or when dispersed, especially if powdered.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance severely irritates the gastrointestinal tract and the respiratory tract. Inhalation of aerosol may cause lung oedema (see Notes). Exposure far above OEL may result in death. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The substance may have effects on the kidneys and lungs , resulting in kidney impairment and tissue lesions. This substance is carcinogenic to humans. Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxic effects upon human reproduction.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 960C
    Melting point: 568C
    Relative density (water = 1): 4.1
    Solubility in water: good
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. In the food chain important to humans, bioaccumulation takes place, specifically in plants. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment because it persists in the environment.
    N O T E S
    Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation are therefore essential. Immediate administration of an appropriate spray, by a doctor or a person authorized by him/her, should be considered. Do NOT take working clothes home.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G11b
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0116 CADMIUM CHLORIDE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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