- Gallium(III) 2,4-pentanedionate
- Gallium, tris(2,4-pentanedionato-O,O')-, (OC-6-11)-
Odorless, off-white powder.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Melting point, °C
196 - 198
1.42 g/cm3 (20 C)
Hazards and Protection.
Keep container tightly sealed. Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers.
Protective work clothing. Chemical protective gloves. Safety glasses or goggles.
Pick up mechanically.
Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.
Acids, oxidizing agents.
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, metal oxide fumes.
Extinguish with carbon dioxide, extinguishing powder or water spray. Fight larger fires with water spray or alcohol resistant foam. Wear self-contained respirator. Wear fully protective impervious suit.
Gallium and gallium compounds may cause metallic taste, dermatitis and depression of the bone marrow function. Large doses may cause hemorrhagic nephritis. 2,4-Pentanedione (acetylacetone), if present or released, is harmful if swallowed, irritates the skin, and severely irritates the eyes. 2,4- Pentanedione has caused mutagenic and reproductive effects in laboratory animals and is also flammable. No information is known about the amount of free 2,4-pentanedione present in or released by this compound.
Seek immediate medical treatment.
Supply fresh air. If required, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm. Seek immediate medical advice.
Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly. Seek immediate medical advice.
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then consult a doctor.