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INDIUM TRICHLORIDE
ICSC: 1377
Peer-Review Status: 14.03.2001 Validated
Indium chloride 
CAS #: 10025-82-8 RTECS #: NL1400000
EINECS #: 233-043-0
    Formula: InCl3
Molecular mass: 221.2

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   STRICT HYGIENE! AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN!  IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR! 
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat. Burning sensation. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. Symptoms may be delayed. See Notes.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Pain. Skin burns. Blisters.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns.  Wear safety goggles 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 Burning sensation. Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting. 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 for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Separated from strong acids. Well closed. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
YELLOWISH HYGROSCOPIC CRYSTALS OR WHITE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces toxic and corrosive fumes. Reacts with strong acids. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 0.1mg/m³ as TWA; (ACGIH 2004). 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is corrosive to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. Inhalation may cause lung oedema. See Notes. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance may have effects on the kidneys. This may result in kidney impairment. Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes malformations in human babies. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Sublimation point: 500°C
Melting point: 586°C
Density: 3.46 g/cm³
Solubility in water: very soluble 
 

NOTES
Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated.
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 is therefore essential.
Card has been partly updated in April 2005.
See section Occupational Exposure Limits. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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