Erbium chloride

Formula
ErCl3
Structure
Description
violet monoclinic crystals, hygroscopic

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
10138-41-7
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
233-385-0
RTECS
KD8575000
RTECS class
Other
Beilstein/Gmelin
35863 (G)
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
Cl3Er
Formula mass
273.62
Melting point, °C
751
Boiling point, °C
1500
Density
4.1 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Soluble
Heat of fusion
30.80 kJ/mol

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
Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles, protective gloves and clothing to prevent exposure.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents, strong acids, active metals.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear approved SCBA in full pressure-demand and full protective gear. Use foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause irritation of the digestive tract.
   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. Get medical aid.
   Skin
Get medical aid. 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 lids. Get medical aid.

Transport.