Lithium (-{2}-H)hydride

  • Lithium hydride (LiD)
Formula
[2H]Li
Structure
Description
Grey.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
13587-16-1
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
237-018-5
UN (DOT)
1409
Beilstein/Gmelin
21950 (G)
Austrailia AICS
Listed

Properties.
Formula
DLi
Formula mass
8.95
Melting point, °C
680
Density
0.82 g/cm3
Thermal expansion
3.60E-05/K

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep away from water. Water free area.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Protection
Eyes: Wear chemical goggles. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
Respirators
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
Small spills/leaks
Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Decomposition
Irritating and toxic fumes and gases.

Fire.
Fire fighting
DO NOT USE WATER OR FOAM. Small Fire: Dry chemical, soda ash, lime or sand. Large Fires: DRY sand, dry chemical, soda ash or lime or withdraw from area and let fire burn.
Fire potential
Produce flammable gases on contact with water.
Hazards
May ignite on contact with water or moist air. Some react vigorously or explosively on contact with water. May be ignited by heat, sparks or flames. May re-ignite after fire is extinguished. May be transported in highly flammable liquids.
Combustion products
Fire will produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
 
Special
W

Health.
Exposure effects
The toxological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
Inhalation or contact with vapors, substance, or decomposition products may cause severe injury or death.
   Skin
See inhalation.
   Eyes
See Inhalation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Get medical aid immediately.
   Inhalation
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.

Transport.
UN number
1409
Response guide
Hazard class
4.3
Packing Group
I; II