Lanthanum carbide

  • Lanthanum dicarbide
Formula
LaC2
Description
Yellow, crystalline pieces.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
12071-15-7
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
235-128-8
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C2La
Formula mass
162.93
Solubility in water
Decomposes

Hazards and Protection.
Protection
Neoprene gloves, safety glasses and normal lab wear.
Respirators
Filter- Dust, Fume, Mist.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb with sand or inert material. Sweep or scoop up and remove.
Stability
Unstable material.
Incompatibilities
Strong acids, strong bases.
Decomposition
Mixture of flammable hydrocarbons.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish using agents for metal fires (like G-1 powder MET-L-C, or TEC). Do NOT use water.
Hazards
May generate flammable gases in contact with water.

Health.
Exposure effects
Most lanthanum compounds exhibit low toxicity and are considered primary irritants. Repeated or chronic exposure may affect blood coagulation.
   Inhalation
Extreme over exposure may cause pulmonary edema.
   Skin
Causes irritation.
   Eyes
Causes irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Induce vomiting, seek immediate medical attention.
   Inhalation
Remove to fresh air.
   Skin
Remove any contaminated clothing, brush material off of skin, flush with running water, wash carefully with soap and water.
   Eyes
Flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.

Transport.