Lithium aluminum hydride, ethereal
- Aluminum lithium hydride
White to light-gray powder, odorless.
In prepn of other hydrides.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
EC Index Number
S 7/8 24/25 43
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Keep away from water. Keep containers tightly closed. Store protected from moisture.
B4 B6 E
Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash hands before eating. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Do not ingest or inhale. Keep from contact with moist air and steam.
Rubberized gloves; full face shield. Wear special protective clothing and positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus.
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. If sweeping is necessary, use a dust suppressant agent. Cover with sand and place into a closed container for disposal. Provide ventilation. Do not get water on spilled substances or inside containers.
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Reacts violently with water, air, acids, alcohols, ethers, and many other compounds with risk of fire and explosion.
Irritating and toxic fumes and gases, hydrogen gas, aluminum oxide, lithium hydroxide, aluminum fumes, lithium hydride.
Do not extinguish fire unless flow can be stopped. Do not use water. Use alcohol foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide. Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water. Apply water from as far a distance as possible.
Produce flammable gases on contact with water.
Produce flammable gases on contact with water. 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. Some are transported in highly flammable liquids. Runoff may create fire or explosion hazard.
Fire will produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 2 mg(Al)/m3
Seizures, coma, tremor, ataxia, and lethargy have been associated with lithium ion intoxication. Malformations and cardiac effects have been observed with lithium ion in therapeutic doses.
Causes gastrointestinal tract burns.
Causes chemical burns to the respiratory tract.
Causes skin burns.
Causes eye burns.
Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. DO NOT use mouth-to-mouth respiration. If breathing has ceased apply artificial respiration using oxygen and a suitable mechanical device such as a bag and a mask.
Get medical aid immediately. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse. Discard contaminated clothing in a manner which limits further exposure.
Flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.
USCG CHRIS Code
2850 00 20
Std. Transport #