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Material Safety Data Sheet
Lithium Chloride

ACC# 12885
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Lithium Chloride
Catalog Numbers: S75461, S75461-1, S75461-2, L120 500, L120-500, L120500, L121 100, L121 500, L121-100, L121-500, L121100, L121500, S754611, S754612
Synonyms:
Lithium Monochloride.
Company Identification:

       Fisher Scientific
       1 Reagent Lane
       Fairlawn, NJ 07410
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201-796-7100
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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
7447-41-8LITHIUM CHLORIDE >95 231-212-3
Hazard Symbols: XI
Risk Phrases:
36/38

Section 3 - Hazards Identification

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW

Appearance: white. Warning! Causes eye burns. May be harmful ifswallowed. May cause central nervous system effects. May causecardiac disturbances. Contact with skin causes irritation andpossible burns, especially if the skin is wet or moist. May causerespiratory and digestive tract irritation.
Target Organs: Central nervous system,cardiovascular system.

Potential Health Effects

Eye: Contact with eyes may cause severe irritation, and possible eye burns.
Skin: May cause severe irritation and possible burns. Chronic ingestion may cause dizziness, ringing in the ears, visual disturbances, tremors, and mental confusion. Prolonged absorption may affect electrolyte balance and impair kidney function. Dehydration, weight loss, skin effects, and thyroid disturbances have been reported.
Ingestion: May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May cause muscle tremor and impaired motor function. May cause circulatory system failure. May cause cardiac disturbances. May cause tremors and convulsions. May cause central nervous system effects.
Inhalation: May cause severe irritation of the upper respiratory tract with pain, burns, and inflammation.
Chronic: Chronic ingestion may cause dizziness, ringing in the ears, visual disturbances, tremors, and mental confusion. Prolonged absorption may affect electrolyte balance and impair kidney function. Dehydration, weight loss, skin effects, and thyroid disturbances have been reported.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures


Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids. Get medical aid immediately.
Skin: Get medical aid immediately. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Ingestion: Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
Inhalation: Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.

Section 5 - Firefighting Measures


General Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear.
Extinguishing Media: Use extinguishing media most appropriate for the surrounding fire.
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
NFPA Rating: Not published. Explosion Limits, Lower: Not available. Upper: Not available.

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures


General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Sweep up, then place into a suitable container for disposal.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage


Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Do not get on skin or in eyes. Do not ingest or inhale. Discard contaminated shoes.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection


Engineering Controls: Use adequate general or local exhaust ventilation to keep airborne concentrations below the permissible exposure limits.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
LITHIUM CHLORIDEnone listednone listednone listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: LITHIUM CHLORIDE: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166.
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators: Wear a NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved full-facepiece airline respirator in the positive pressure mode with emergency escape provisions.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties


Physical State: Solid
Appearance: white
Odor: None reported
pH: 7-8
Vapor Pressure: 1 mm Hg @ 547C
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 2417 deg F
Freezing/Melting Point:1135 deg F
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Solubility: Soluble in water.
Specific Gravity/Density:2.07 (water=1)
Molecular Formula:LiCl
Molecular Weight:

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity


Chemical Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible materials.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Bromine trifluoride, strong acids.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Hydrogen chloride, chlorine.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information


RTECS#:
CAS# 7447-41-8: OJ5950000
LD50/LC50:
CAS# 7447-41-8:
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 1165 mg/kg;
Oral, rabbit: LD50 = 800 mg/kg;
Oral, rat: LD50 = 526 mg/kg;
Carcinogenicity:
CAS# 7447-41-8: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No data available.
Teratogenicity: Experimental teratogenic effects.
Reproductive Effects: Experimental reproductive effects.
Neurotoxicity: Lithium chloride is an antidepressant and may effect the cen tral nervous system causing tremors, convulsions and m ental confusion in high doses.
Mutagenicity: No data available.
Other Studies: No data available.

Section 12 - Ecological Information


Ecotoxicity: No information available.
Environmental Fate: No information reported.
Physical/Chemical: No information available.
Other: None.

Section 13 - Disposal Considerations

Dispose of in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local regulations.
RCRA D-Series Maximum Concentration ofContaminants: None listed.
RCRA D-Series Chronic Toxicity ReferenceLevels: None listed.
RCRA F-Series: None listed.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.

Section 14 - Transport Information

US DOT IATA RID/ADR IMO Canada TDG
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Hazard Class:
UN Number:
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Section 15 - Regulatory Information

US FEDERAL

TSCA
CAS# 7447-41-8 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
Section 12b
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
SARA

Section 302 (RQ)
None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
Section 302 (TPQ)
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
SARA Codes
CAS # 7447-41-8: acute, chronic.
Section 313
No chemicals are reportable under Section 313.
Clean Air Act:
This material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants. This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors. This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous Substances under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority Pollutants under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants under the CWA.
OSHA:
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
STATE
CAS# 7447-41-8 is not present on state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.
California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed. European/International Regulations
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols:
XI
Risk Phrases:

R 36/38 Irritating to eyes and skin.
Safety Phrases:

S 22 Do not inhale dust. S 26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. S 28 After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of ... (to be specified by the manufacturer).
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

CAS# 7447-41-8: 1
Canada
CAS# 7447-41-8 is listed on Canada's DSL/NDSL List.
This product has a WHMIS classification of D2B.
CAS# 7447-41-8 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
Exposure Limits

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 10/03/1995
Revision #11 Date: 12/12/1997
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