International Chemical Safety Cards

SELENIUM HEXAFLUORIDE ICSC: 0947
SELENIUM HEXAFLUORIDE
(cylinder)
SeF6
Molecular mass: 193
CAS # 7783-79-1
RTECS # VS9450000
ICSC # 0947
UN # 2194
EC # 034-002-00-8
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

In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. Combat fire from a sheltered position.
EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
  • INHALATION
  • Corrosive. Cough. Headache. Nausea. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness. Pain. ON CONTACT WITH LIQUID: FROSTBITE.
    Cold-insulating gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Corrosive. Redness. Pain. Blurred vision.
    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



  • SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Ventilation. NEVER direct water jet on liquid (extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Fireproof if in building. Cool. Ventilation along the floor.

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    R: 23/25-33
    S: 20/21-28-44
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    ICSC: 0947 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

    SELENIUM HEXAFLUORIDE ICSC: 0947

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS COMPRESSED LIQUEFIED GAS.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen fluoride, fluoride and selenium.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV (as Se): 0.05 ppm; mg/m3 (ACGIH 1990-1991).
    MAK: 0.025 ppm; 0.2 mg/m3; (199?).


    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:
    Corrosive. The substance is corrosive to the eyes and the respiratory tract. Inhalation of the gas may cause lung oedema (see Notes). Rapid evaporation of the liquid may cause frostbite.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. The substance may have effects on the central nervous system, liver and kidneys.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: -34.5C
    Sublimation point: -46C
    Melting point: -39C
    Relative density (water = 1): 3.25 (at -25C)
    Solubility in water: none (see Notes)
    ENVIRONMENTAL
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    N O T E S
    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. Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0947 SELENIUM HEXAFLUORIDE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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