International Chemical Safety Cards

ANTIMONY PENTAFLUORIDE ICSC: 0220
ANTIMONY PENTAFLUORIDE
Antimony(V) fluoride
SbF5
Molecular mass: 216.8
CAS # 7783-70-2
RTECS # CC5800000
ICSC # 0220
UN # 1732
EC # 051-003-00-9
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible but enhances combustion of other substances. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

Powder, carbon dioxide. NO hydrous agents. NO water.
EXPLOSION

In case of fire: cool drums, etc., by spraying with water but avoid contact of the substance with water.
EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
  • INHALATION
  • Corrosive. Burning sensation. Cough. Laboured breathing. Nausea. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness. Serious skin burns. Pain.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention. Apply calcium gluconate to the burn areas.
  • EYES
  • Corrosive. Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns.
    Face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal cramps. Abdominal pain. Burning sensation. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT wash away into sewer. Do NOT absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents (extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Separated from combustible and reducing substances, food and feedstuffs. Dry. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room.
    Unbreakable packaging; put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container. Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    Xn symbol
    R: 20/22
    S: (2-)
    Note: A
    UN Hazard Class: 8
    UN Subsidiary Risks: 6.1
    UN Packing Group: II
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    ICSC: 0220 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

    ANTIMONY PENTAFLUORIDE ICSC: 0220

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    OILY, COLOURLESS, HYGROSCOPIC LIQUID.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic and corrosive fumes, including antimony and fluorine. Reacts violently with water forming toxic and corrosive hydrogen fluoride (see ICSC # 0283). Attacks glass, copper and lead.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: ppm; 0.5 mg/m3 (as TWA) (ACGIH 1994-1995).


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion.

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

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance is corrosive to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Inhalation of the vapour may cause lung oedema (see Notes). The substance may cause effects on the blood, heart muscle, kidneys and liver , resulting in cardiac disorders and impaired functions.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 141C
    Melting point: 8.3C
    Relative density (water = 1): 3.00
    Solubility in water: reaction
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 25C: 1.33
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Reacts violently with fire extinguishing agents such as water or hydrous agents. 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. Also consult ICSC # 0283 (Hydrogen fluoride).
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-80G17
    NFPA Code: H3; F0; R1;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0220 ANTIMONY PENTAFLUORIDE
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