Indium(III) fluoride

  • Indium trifluoride
  • Indic fluoride
Formula
InF3
Structure
Description
white hexagonal crystals, hygroscopic
Uses
Synthesis of non-oxide glass

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
7783-52-0
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
232-005-0
31 36/37/38
Merck
12,4990
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
F3In
Formula mass
171.81

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed. Store in a cool dry place.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles. Protective clothing.
Respirators
Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU). Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a dust mask type N95 (US) or type P1 (EN 143) respirator.
Small spills/leaks
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.
Stability
Decomposes when heated.
Incompatibilities
Avoid contact with strong oxidizing agents, Do not mix with acids, bases, metals.
Decomposition
Hydrogen fluoride gas.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish with water spray, carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.

Health.
Exposure effects
May be harmful by inhalation, ingestion, or skin absorption. Symptoms of fluoride overexposure may include salivation, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fever, and labored breathing. Fluoride ion can reduce serum calcium levels possibly causing fatal hypocalcemia. Prolonged exposure to fluoride dusts, vapors, or mists results in perforation of the nasal septum. Chronic effects include excessive calcification of the bones ligaments, and tendons.
   Inhalation
Material is irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
   Skin
Causes irritation.
   Eyes
Causes irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Call a physician.
   Eyes
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.

Transport.