International Chemical Safety Cards

LITHIUM CARBONATE ICSC: 1109
LITHIUM CARBONATE
Carbonic acid, lithium salt
Dilithium carbonate
Li2CO3
Molecular mass: 73.9
CAS # 554-13-2
RTECS # OJ5800000
ICSC # 1109
UN # 2811
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.

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


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

  • INHALATION
  • Burning sensation. Cough. Sore throat.
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Safety goggles 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. Confusion. Diarrhoea. Drowsiness. Nausea. Vomiting.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into containers. Wash away remainder with plenty of water (extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles).
    Separated from strong acids, food and feedstuffs, fluorine. Dry. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 1109 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

    LITHIUM CARBONATE ICSC: 1109

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    WHITE HYGROSCOPIC POWDER.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating producing carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. The solution in water is a strong base, it reacts violently with acid and is corrosive to aluminium and zinc. Reacts violently with fluorine.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


    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 irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems by ingestion. Medical observation is indicated.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. The substance may have effects on the central nervous system, cardiovascular systems, stomach and kidney by ingestion. May cause reproductive toxicity in humans.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Decomposes below boiling point at 1310C
    Melting point: 618-723C
    Relative density (water = 1): 2.1
    Solubility in water: poor (1.3 g/100 ml)
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    NOTES
    Camcolit, Candamide, Carbolith, Carbolithium, Ceglution, Eskalith, Hypnorex, Lithane, Lithicarb, Lithinate, Lithonate, Lithotabs, Plenur, Priadel and Quilonum are trade names.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G11c
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1109 LITHIUM CARBONATE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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