MSDS: LITHIUM METATUNGSTATE (LMT)
HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS/IDENTITY INFORMATION:
Theoretical VOC Content (Percent of Weight): 0
Appearance and Odor: High specific gravity supersaturated solution
with no odor and a pale yellow color.
FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA:
Flammable limits in air (%): Upper = n/a Lower = n/a
NFPA codes: Health = 1; Flammability = 0; Reactivity = 0; Other = 0
HMIS codes: Health = 1; Flammability = 0; Reactivity = 0; Protection = 0
Extinguisher media: Choose media suitable for surrounding materials.
Extinguisher Media: Choose media suitable for surrounding materials.
Special fire fighting procedures: Water spray should be used to cool containers exposed to
fire and to disperse vapors. As in any fire situation, use
NIOSH/MSHA approved positive pressure breathing apparatus,
when any material is involved in a fire.
Is this chemical stable under normal conditions of handling/Storage? Yes
Conditions to Avoid (Regarding Stability):
Keep away from material listed in incompatibility section.
Tungsten may react with bromine trifluoride, chlorine trifluoride, fluorine, iodine penta
fluoride, lead dioxide. Lithium may react with arsenic, beryllium, bromine, bromoform,
carbides, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and water, carbon tetrabromide, carbon
tetrachloride, chlorine, chloroform, chromic oxide, chromium, chromium trichloride,
cobalt alloys, diborane, ferrous sulfide, halogenated hydrocarbons, hydrogen iodine,
iodoform, iron alloys, maleic anhydride, manganese alloys, methyl dichloride, methyl
diiodide, molybdenum trioxide, monofluorotrichloromethane, nickel alloys, niobium
pentoxide, nitric acid, nitrogen, organic matter, oxygen, phosphorus, platinum, rubber,
sillicates, sodium nitrite, sulfur, tantalum pentoxide, tetrachloroethylene, titanium
dioxide, trichloroethylene, trichlorotrifluoroethane, tungsten trioxide, vanadium,
vanadium pentoxide, zirconium tetrachloride.
May release lithium oxide and other toxic and irritating fumes upon decomposition.
Solutions begin to decompose 800C/1750F.
Conditions to Avoid (Regarding Polymerization): None
Soluble tungsten compounds have the potential to cause systemic effects
involving the gastrointestinal tract and the central nervous system. Dust or mist may irritate the
eyes, skin and respiratory system. The oral lethal dose of similar tungsten salts is approximately
1000 mg/kg (oral,rats). Laboratory animal experiments show symptoms of anorexia colic,
incoordination of movement, trembling, dyspnea and weight loss. Lithium compounds have been
implicated development of aplastic anemia and may cause dizziness, prostration, kidney damage,
Central nervous system disturbances.Chemical Listed As a Carcinogen Or
Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated By Exposure: No specific condition specified.
Immediately remove victim to fresh air. If victim is not breathing, initiate CPR. Seek
Immediately flush with water for 15 minutes and seek medical attention.
: Immediately wash with soap and water. If irritation results, seek medical attention.
Immediately seek medical attention. Call local poison control center. Consult 29 CFR
1910.151 requirements for medical services.
PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFE HANDLING AND USE:
Precautions To Be Taken In Handling And Storage
: Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Harmful if
swallowed. Avoid breathing mists or dust. Store in a cool, dry, well ventilated space. Store away
from incompatible substances listed in incompatibility section.
Wear personal protective equipment to prevent excessive skin and/or eye
Steps To Be Taken In Case Material Is Released Or Spilled:
Wear personal protective equipment.
Clean up the absorbed material and place in a suitable container for disposal.
Waste Disposal Methods:
This substance is not currently listed as a hazardous waste. Ordinary
disposal measures should be suitable. Observe all federal, state, and local regulations when
disposing of this chemical substance.
Respiratory protection not generally required under normal use conditions.
If concentrations do not exceed 10 times the PEL, an air purifying respirator approved for dusts,
mists, and fumes will be suitable. In higher concentrations, a greater level of protection is
required. Refer to 29 CFR 1910.134 for guidance.
General exhaust ventilation should be maintained.
Suggested to control potential decomposition products during heating.
General exhaust ventilation is suggested.
Any type glove to prevent excessive skin contact is suggested.
Safety glasses. Consult 29 CFR 1910.133 for general requirements for eye and face
Other Protective Clothing Or Equipment:
None specifically indicated. Consult 29 CFR 1910.132
general requirements for personal protective equipment.
Wash thoroughly before eating, drinking, smoking, or leaving the work
place. Consult 29 CFR 1910.141 general requirements for sanitation.
The information herein is true and accurate to the best of our knowledge. No warranty or guarantee is expressed
or implied in this data. It is the user’s responsibility to determine the suitability for his own use of the products
described within. Nothing shall constitute permission, inducement or recommendation to practice any invention
covered by and patent owned by Geoliquids, Inc. or by others, nor as a recommendation to use and product or to
practice any process in violation of any law or government regulation.
This material is supplied for use in laboratories with proper ventilation by skilled people only.
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