International Chemical Safety Cards

LITHIUM HYDROXIDE MONOHYDRATE ICSC: 0914
LITHIUM HYDROXIDE MONOHYDRATE
LiOH.H2O
Molecular mass: 41.96
CAS # 1310-66-3
RTECS # OJ6307080
ICSC # 0914
UN # 2680
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
AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
  • INHALATION
  • Burning sensation. Cough. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath.
    Ventilation (not if powder), local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness. Pain. Blisters.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns.
    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. Burning sensation. Nausea. Vomiting. Weakness.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Do NOT induce vomiting. Give nothing to drink. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. (extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Separated from food and feedstuffs, acids. Dry.
    Airtight. Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    UN Hazard Class: 8
    UN Packing Group: II
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0914 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 HYDROXIDE MONOHYDRATE ICSC: 0914

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS HYGROSCOPIC CRYSTALS

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The solution in water is a strong base, it reacts violently with acid and is corrosive to aluminium and zinc.

    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 nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    Corrosive. The vapour is corrosive to the eyes, the skin, the respiratory tract. Inhalation of the substance may cause lung oedema (see Notes).


    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point: 450-471C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.51
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 10.9
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    NOTES
    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 is therefore essential. Immediate administration of an appropriate spray, by a doctor or a person authorized by him/her, should be considered.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-751
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0914 LITHIUM HYDROXIDE MONOHYDRATE
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