Gadolinium(III) chloride hydrate
- Gadolinium chloride hydrate
GdCl3 : xH2O
colorless hygroscopic crystals
USED in synthesis and NMR studies of the paramagnetic GdPCTA- and GdPCTA- complexes with possible use as contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging.
CL3Gd . x H2O
2.323 g/cm3 (25 C)
Hazards and Protection.
Keep tightly closed. Store in a cool dry place.
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles. Protective clothing.
Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Strong oxidizing agents.
Hydrogen chloride gas.
Extinguish with carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
May be harmful by inhalation, ingestion, or skin absorption. Causes eye and skin irritation. Rare earth compounds may cause delayed blood clotting leading to hemorrhages. Inhalation of rare earths may cause sensitivity to heat, itching, and increased awareness of odor and taste.
Material is irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
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.