- Germanium hydride (Ge2H6)
colorless liquid, flammable
Used for the deposition of amorphous and epitaxial germanium thin films.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
12 20/21/22 36/37/38
16 24 26 36/37/39
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Hazards and Protection.
Keep tightly closed. Keep away from heat, sparks, and open flame. Cylinder temperature should not exceed 52 C.
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles. Protective clothing.
Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Stable of stored as directed.
Moisture, oxygen, oxidizing agents, bases, halogens.
Germanium oxides, Hydrogen gas.
Extinguish with water spray, carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Vapor may travel considerable distance to source of ignition and flash back. Container explosion may occur under fire conditions. Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Vapor or mist is irritating to the eyes, mucous membranes, and upper respiratory tract. Harmful if swallowed, inhaled, or absorbed through skin. Target organs: Central Nervous System, Kidneys, Blood. Symptoms of exposure: Pulmonary edema. Effects may be delayed. Nausea, dizziness, and headache. Blood effects. At high concentrations hydrogen functions as a simple asphyxiant by displacing air. Symptoms of exposure may include headache, fatigue, increased breathing rate, dizziness, muscular incoordination, nausea, vomiting and loss of consciousness.
Thermal burns. Causes skin irritation.
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Call a physician.
In case of contact with eyes, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating the eyelids with fingers. Call a physician.