Europium

Formula
Eu
Structure
Description
Soft, silvery to gray metal.
Uses
The salts in cathode ray tube coatings for color television receivers.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
7440-53-1
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
231-161-7
Merck
12,3951
Beilstein/Gmelin
15985 (G)
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
Eu(3+)
Formula mass
151.96
Melting point, °C
826
Boiling point, °C
1429
Density
5.244 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container. Store under an inert atmosphere.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Wear appropriate safety goggles, protective clothing and gloves.
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
Evacuate area and ventilate. Wear protective equipment. If required, use an inert absrobent. Sweep up and place in an appropriate container for disposal. Wash contaminated surfaces.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Keep away from strong oxidizing agents, strong acids, halogens.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Do NOT use water directly on fire. Use dry chemical to fight fire.
Hazards
Dusts at sufficient concentrations can form explosive mixtures with air.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause irritation.
   Inhalation
May cause irritation.
   Skin
May cause irritation.
   Eyes
May cause 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
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.