Dysprosium chloride hexahydrate

Formula
DuCl3.6H2O
Structure
Description
Light yellow crystals

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
15059-52-6
Beilstein/Gmelin
57628 (G)

Properties.
Formula
Cl3Dy.6H2O
Formula mass
376.95
Melting point, °C
163

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
Handling
Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Protection
Eyes: Wear chemical goggles. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear a chemical apron.
Respirators
A NIOSH/MSHA approved air purifying dust or mist respirator or European Standard EN 149.
Small spills/leaks
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents, moisture.
Decomposition
Hydrogen chloride.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguishing media - carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, water fog, water.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Expected to be a low ingestion hazard.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids.

Transport.