International Chemical Safety Cards

SILANE ICSC: 0564
SILANE
Monosilane
Silicon tetrahydride
Silicane
(cylinder)
SiH4
Molecular mass: 32.1
CAS # 7803-62-5
RTECS # VV1400000
ICSC # 0564
UN # 2203

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Extremely flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Shut off supply; if not possible and no risk to surroundings, let the fire burn itself out; in other cases extinguish with powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Gas/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.
Combat fire from a sheltered position.
EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Headache. Nausea. Sore throat.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness. ON CONTACT WITH LIQUID: FROSTBITE.
    Cold-insulating gloves.
    ON FROSTBITE: rinse with plenty of water, do NOT remove clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • 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



  • SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Ventilation. Remove gas with fine water spray (extra personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Fireproof.

    UN Hazard Class: 2.1
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    ICSC: 0564 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS GAS , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    The gas is heavier than air.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance may spontaneously ignite on contact with air. The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing silicon and hydrogen , causing fire and explosion hazard. The substance is a strong reducing agent and reacts with oxidants. Reacts slowly with water. Reacts with potassium hydroxide solution and halogens.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV (as TWA): 5 ppm; 6.6 mg/m3 (ACGIH 1996).


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation.

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful concentration of this gas in the air will be reached very quickly on loss of containment.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Rapid evaporation of the liquid may cause frostbite.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: -112C
    Melting point: -185C
    Solubility in water: slow reaction
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 1.3
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.37-100
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    NFPA Code: H2; F4; R3;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0564 SILANE
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