Indium(I) chloride

  • Indium chloride
  • Indium monochloride
Formula
InCl
Description
Gray, yellow or dark red crystalline powder. Chlorine-like odor.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
13465-10-6
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
236-693-3
S: 26 36/37/39 45
UN (DOT)
3260
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
ClIn
Formula mass
150.27
Melting point, °C
225
Boiling point, °C
608
Density
4.19 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Decomposes

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
This product is hygroscopic. Protect from humidity and water. Keep container tightly sealed. Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers. Store under lock and key and with access restricted to technical experts or their assistants only.
Protection
Protective work clothing. Chemical protective gloves. Safety glasses or goggles.
Small spills/leaks
Use neutralizing agent. Ensure adequate ventilation.
Stability
Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.
Incompatibilities
Acids, water/moisture.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Use fire fighting measures that suit the surrounding fire. Wear self-contained respirator. Wear fully protective impervious suit.
Fire potential
Product is not flammable.
Combustion products
Hydrogen chloride.
Health
2
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
1
 

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
OSHA TWA 0.1 mg/m3 (as In)
Exposure effects
Causes irritation/corrosive effect on the eyes, skin and mucous membranes. Exposure to indium compounds may cause pain in the joints and bones, tooth decay, nervous and gastrointestinal disorders, heart pain and general debility. Experiments with animals also indicate that indium may cause reduced food and water consumption with weight loss, pulmonary edema, pneumonia, blood, liver and kidney damage, leg paralysis and damage to the brain, heart, adrenals and spleen.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek immediate medical treatment.
   Inhalation
Supply fresh air. If required, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm. Seek immediate medical advice.
   Skin
Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly. Seek immediate medical advice.
   Eyes
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then consult a doctor.

Transport.
UN number
3260
Response guide
Hazard class
8
Packing Group
III