SECTION 1: Product Identification
Chemical Name: Neodymium (III) chloride, anhydrous (99.9%-Nd) (REO)
Product Number: 93-6022
CAS Registry Number: 10024-93-8
Formula: NdCl3
EINECS Number: 233-031-5
Chemical Family: metal halide
Synonym: Neodymium trichloride
SECTION 2: Composition and Information on Ingredients
Ingredient CAS Number Percent ACGIH (TWA) OSHA (PEL)
Title Compound 10024-93-8 100 no data no data
SECTION 3: Hazards Identification
Emergency Overview: Irritating to skin, eyes and respiratory tract.
Primary Routes of Exposure: Ingestion, inhalation
Eye Contact: Causes mild irritation to the eyes.
Skin Contact: Causes slight irritation of the skin.
Inhalation: Inhalation of dust leads to irritation of the respiratory tract.
Ingestion: No information is available on the physiological effects of ingestion in humans
Acute Health Effects: Irritating to skin, eyes and respiratory tract.
Chronic Health Effects: No information available on long-term chronic effects.
SECTION 4: First Aid Measures
Eye Exposure: Immediately flush the eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 10-15 minutes. A victim may need assistance in keeping their eye lids open. Get immediate medical attention.
Skin Exposure: Wash the affected area with water. Remove contaminated clothes if necessary. Seek medical assistance if irritation persists.
Inhalation: Remove the victim to fresh air. Closely monitor the victim for signs of respiratory problems, such as difficulty in breathing, coughing, wheezing, or pain. In such cases seek immediate medical assistance.
Ingestion: Seek medical attention immediately. Keep the victim calm. Give the victim water (only if conscious). Induce vomiting only if directed by medical personnel.
SECTION 5: Fire Fighting Measures
Flash Point: not applicable
Autoignition Temperature: none
Explosion Limits: none
Extinguishing Medium: None. Material is non-flammable.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: No special fire fighting procedures required.
Hazardous Combustion and Decomposion Products: none
Unusual Fire or Explosion Hazards: No unusual fire or explosion hazards.
SECTION 6: Accidental Release Measures
Spill and Leak Procedures: Small spills can be mixed with vermiculite or sodium carbonate powder and swept up.
SECTION 7: Handling and Storage
Handling and Storage: Store material in a tightly sealed container away from moisture.
SECTION 8: Exposure Controls and Personal Protection
Eye Protection: Always wear approved safety glasses when handling a chemical substance in the laboratory.
Skin Protection: Wear appropriate chemical resistant gloves and protective clothing.
Ventilation: Material may form a fine dust. If possible, handle the material in an efficient fume hood.
Respirator: If ventilation is not available, a respirator should be worn. The use of respirators requires a Respiratory Protection Program to be in compliance with 29 CFR 1910.134.
Additional Protection: No additional protection required.
SECTION 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
Color and Form: bluish-pink pwdr.
Molecular Weight: 250.6
Melting Point: 784°C
Boiling Point: no data
Vapor Pressure: no data
Specific Gravity: 4.134
Odor: none
Solubility in Water:
SECTION 10: Stability and Reactivity
Stability: hygroscopic
Hazardous Polymerization: no hazardous polymerization
Conditions to Avoid: none
Incompatibility: Active metals
Decomposition Products: none
SECTION 11: Toxicological Information
RTECS Data: Administration onto the skin (rabbit); Standard Draize test:500 mg/24H. Administration into the eye (rabbit); Standard Draize test:50 mg. Intraperitoneal (rat); LD50:150 mg/kg. Subcutaneous (rat); LDLo:150 mg/kg. Intravenous (rat); LD50:3500 ug/kg. Oral (mouse); LD50:3692 mg/kg. Intraperitoneal (mouse); LD50:347 mg/kg. Subcutaneous (mouse); LD50:278 mg/kg. Intravenous (rabbit); LD50:139 mg/kg. Intraperitoneal (guinea pig); LD50:140 mg/kg. Subcutaneous (guinea pig); LD50:243 mg/kg. Intravenous (guinea pig); LD50:122 mg/kg. Subcutaneous (frog); LD50:434 mg/kg. Unreported (mammal-species unspecified); LDLo:40 mg/kg.
Carcinogenic Effects: No data available
Mutagenic Effects: No data available
Tetratogenic Effects: No data available
SECTION 12: Ecological Information
Ecological Information: No information available
SECTION 13: Disposal Considerations
Disposal: Dispose of according to local, state and federal regulations.
SECTION 14: Transportation
Shipping Name (CFR): Non-hazardous
Hazard Class (CFR): NA
Additional Hazard Class (CFR): NA
Packaging Group (CFR): NA
UN ID Number (CFR): NA
Shipping Name (IATA): Non-hazardous
Hazard Class (IATA): NA
Additional Hazard Class (IATA): NA
Packaging Group (IATA): NA
UN ID Number (IATA): NA
SECTION 15: Regulatory Information
TSCA: Listed in the TSCA inventory.
SARA (Title 313): Title compound not listed.
Second Ingredient: none
Third Ingredient: none
SECTION 16: Other Information
Disclaimer: The information herein is believed to be accurate and reliable as of the date compiled. However, Strem Chemicals, Inc. makes no representation, warranty, or guarantee of any kind with respect to the information contained in this document or any use of the product based on this information.
Preparation Date: 4/08/2001
Revision Date: 12/14/2011