|ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS||PREVENTION||FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE||Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.||NO water. Use powder, carbon dioxide.|
|EXPOSURE||AVOID ALL CONTACT! PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!||IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!|
|Inhalation||Cough. Burning sensation. Shortness of breath. Laboured breathing.||Use closed system, ventilation and breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|Skin||Redness. Pain. Serious skin burns.||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||First rinse with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. Wear protective gloves when administering first aid. Apply calcium gluconate to the burn areas. Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|Eyes||Pain. Severe deep burns.||Wear 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 refer for medical attention.|
|Ingestion||Burns in mouth and throat. Sore throat. Abdominal pain. Shock or collapse.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.||Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|PACKAGING & LABELLING|
|Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Vacuum with specialist equipment (See Notes) or carefully sweep into dry or sealable containers. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.||
Put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Symbol: T+, N; R: 26/28-33-51/53; S: (1/2)-20/21-45-61; Note: A
UN Hazard Class: 7; UN Subsidiary Risks: 8
May be corrosive to metals
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
Causes damage to respiratory tract
|EMERGENCY RESPONSE||SAFE STORAGE|
|Store only in original container. Separated from acids and organic compounds. Dry. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.|
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS-TO-WHITE DELIQUESCENT CRYSTALS.
Occupational exposure limits
Routes of exposure
Serious local effects and systemic effects by all routes of exposure.
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|PHYSICAL PROPERTIES||ENVIRONMENTAL DATA|
Sublimation point: 56°C
Relative density (water = 1): 5.1
Solubility in water at 20°C: reaction
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 14.2
The health effects on this card apply to uranium hexafluoride of low radiologic activity.
NEVER use a domestic-type vacuum cleaner to vacuum the substance, only use specialist equipment.
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 inhalation therapy by a doctor, or by an authorized person, should be considered.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Shipping name: UN 2978: radioactive material, uranium hexafluoride, non fissile or fissile-excepted; UN 2977: radioactive material, uranium hexafluoride, fissile.
See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations