Lithium Perchlorate, Anhydrous

MSDS Number: L7000 --- Effective Date: 12/08/96


1. Product Identification

Synonyms: Perchloric Acid, Lithium Salt
CAS No.: 7791-03-9
Molecular Weight: 106.4
Chemical Formula: LiClO4
Product Codes: 2385


2. Composition/Information on Ingredients


  Ingredient                                CAS No         Percent   Hazardous                                       
  ---------------------------------------   ------------   -------   ---------        
 
  Lithium Perchlorate                       7791-03-9      90 - 100%    Yes                                                                  
 


3. Hazards Identification

Emergency Overview
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DANGER! STRONG OXIDIZER. CONTACT WITH COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS, FLAMMABLE MATERIALS, OR POWDERED METALS CAN CAUSE FIRE OR EXPLOSION. CAUSES IRRITATION.


J.T. Baker SAF-T-DATA(tm) Ratings (Provided here for your convenience)
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Health Rating: 2 - Moderate
Flammability Rating: 0 - None
Reactivity Rating: 3 - Severe (Oxidizer)
Contact Rating: 1 - Slight
Lab Protective Equip: GOGGLES; LAB COAT
Storage Color Code: Yellow (Reactive)
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Potential Health Effects
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Inhalation:
None identified.

Ingestion:
None identified.

Skin Contact:
None identified.

Eye Contact:
None identified.

Chronic Exposure:
No information found.

Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions:
No information found.


4. First Aid Measures

Inhalation:
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Prompt action is essential.

Ingestion:
If large amounts were swallowed, give water to drink and get medical advice.

Skin Contact:
In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.

Eye Contact:
In case of eye contact, immediately flush with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.


5. Fire Fighting Measures

Fire:
Not expected to be a fire hazard.

Explosion:
Strong oxidizer. Contact with combustible materials, flammable materials, or powdered metals can cause fire or explosion.

Fire Extinguishing Media:
Water spray.

Special Information:
Firefighters should wear proper protective equipment and self-contained breathing apparatus with full facepiece operated in positive pressure mode. Move exposed containers from fire area if it can be done without risk. Use water to keep fire-exposed containers cool.


6. Accidental Release Measures

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing. Keep combustibles (wood, paper, oil, etc.) away from spilled material. With clean shovel, carefully place material into clean, dry container and cover; remove from area. Flush spill area with water.


7. Handling and Storage

Keep container tightly closed. Store separately and away from flammable and combustible materials. Containers of this material may be hazardous when empty since they retain product residues (dust, solids); observe all warnings and precautions listed for the product.


8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection

Airborne Exposure Limits:
None established.

Ventilation System:
A system of local and/or general exhaust is recommended to keep employee exposures as low as possible. Local exhaust ventilation is generally preferred because it can control the emissions of the contaminant at its source, preventing dispersion of it into the general work area. Please refer to the ACGIH document, Industrial Ventilation, A Manual of Recommended Practices, most recent edition, for details.

Personal Respirators (NIOSH Approved):
For conditions of use where exposure to the substance is apparent, consult an industrial hygienist. For emergencies, or instances where the exposure levels are not known, use a full-facepiece positive-pressure, air-supplied respirator. WARNING: Air purifying respirators do not protect workers in oxygen-deficient atmospheres.

Skin Protection:
Wear impervious protective clothing, including boots, gloves, lab coat, apron or coveralls, as appropriate, to prevent skin contact.

Eye Protection:
Use chemical safety goggles and/or full face shield where dusting or splashing of solutions is possible. Maintain eye wash fountain and quick-drench facilities in work area.


9. Physical and Chemical Properties

Appearance:
Crystalline solid.

Odor:
Odorless.

Solubility:
Appreciable (>10%)

Specific Gravity:
2.43

pH:
No information found.

% Volatiles by volume @ 21C (70F):
0

Boiling Point:
No information found.

Melting Point:
236C (457F)

Vapor Density (Air=1):
Not applicable.

Vapor Pressure (mm Hg):
Not applicable.

Evaporation Rate (BuAc=1):
No information found.


10. Stability and Reactivity

Stability:
Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage.

Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Hydrogen chloride.

Hazardous Polymerization:
Will not occur.

Incompatibilities:
Organic materials, strong reducing agents, combustible materials.

Conditions to Avoid:
Heat.


11. Toxicological Information

  --------\Cancer Lists\------------------------------------------------------
                                         ---NTP Carcinogen---
  Ingredient                             Known    Anticipated    IARC Category
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  Lithium Perchlorate (7791-03-9)         No          No            None


12. Ecological Information

Environmental Fate:
No information found.

Environmental Toxicity:
No information found.


13. Disposal Considerations

Whatever cannot be saved for recovery or recycling should be handled as hazardous waste and sent to a RCRA approved waste facility. Processing, use or contamination of this product may change the waste management options. State and local disposal regulations may differ from federal disposal regulations. Dispose of container and unused contents in accordance with federal, state and local requirements.


14. Transport Information

Domestic (Land, D.O.T.)
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Proper Shipping Name: PERCHLORATES, INORGANIC, N.O.S. (LITHIUM PERCHLORATE)
Hazard Class: 5.1
UN/NA: UN1481
Packing Group: II
Information reported for product/size: 100G

International (Water, I.M.O.)
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Proper Shipping Name: PERCHLORATES, INORGANIC, N.O.S. (LITHIUM PERCHLORATE)
Hazard Class: 5.1
UN/NA: UN1481
Packing Group: II
Information reported for product/size: 100G

International (Air, I.C.A.O.)
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Proper Shipping Name: PERCHLORATES, INORGANIC, N.O.S. (LITHIUM PERCHLORATE)
Hazard Class: 5.1
UN/NA: UN1481
Packing Group: II
Information reported for product/size: 100G



15. Regulatory Information


  --------\Chemical Inventory Status - Part 1\---------------------------------
  Ingredient                                       TSCA  EC   Japan  Australia
  -----------------------------------------------  ----  ---  -----  ---------
  Lithium Perchlorate (7791-03-9)                   Yes  Yes   Yes      Yes                                      
 
  --------\Chemical Inventory Status - Part 2\---------------------------------
                                                          --Canada--
  Ingredient                                       Korea  DSL   NDSL  Phil.
  -----------------------------------------------  -----  ---   ----  -----
  Lithium Perchlorate (7791-03-9)                   Yes   Yes   No     No                              
 
  --------\Federal, State & International Regulations - Part 1\----------------
                                             -SARA 302-    ------SARA 313------
  Ingredient                                 RQ    TPQ     List  Chemical Catg.
  -----------------------------------------  ---   -----   ----  --------------
  Lithium Perchlorate (7791-03-9)            No    No      No         No
 
  --------\Federal, State & International Regulations - Part 2\----------------
                                                        -RCRA-    -TSCA-
  Ingredient                                 CERCLA     261.33     8(d) 
  -----------------------------------------  ------     ------    ------
  Lithium Perchlorate (7791-03-9)            No         No         No                   
 
 
Chemical Weapons Convention:  No     TSCA 12(b):  No     CDTA:  No
SARA 311/312:  Acute: Yes      Chronic: Yes  Fire: Yes Pressure: No
Reactivity: No          (Pure / Solid) 


Australian Hazchem Code: 2WE
Poison Schedule: No information found.

WHMIS:
This MSDS has been prepared according to the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) and the MSDS contains all of the information required by the CPR.


16. Other Information

Label Hazard Warning:
DANGER! STRONG OXIDIZER. CONTACT WITH COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS, FLAMMABLE MATERIALS, OR POWDERED METALS CAN CAUSE FIRE OR EXPLOSION. CAUSES IRRITATION.

Label Precautions:
Keep from contact with clothing and other combustible materials. Do not store near combustible materials. Keep in tightly closed container. Wash thoroughly after handling. In case of fire, soak with water. In case of spill, sweep up and remove. Flush spill area with water.

Label First Aid:
In case of contact, immediately flush eyes or skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.

Product Use:
Laboratory Reagent.

Revision Information:
Pure. New 16 section MSDS format, all sections have been revised.

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