Lithium hexafluoroarsenate

  • Arsenate(1-), hexafluoro-, lithium
  • Lithium fluoarsenate(V)
Formula
LiAsF6
Structure
Description
White powder.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
29935-35-1
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
249-963-0
Beilstein/Gmelin
7753 (G)
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
AsF6Li
Formula mass
195.85
Melting point, °C
349

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
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.
Small spills/leaks
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.
Stability
Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions.
Incompatibilities
Oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Irritating and toxic fumes and gases, hydrogen fluoride, arsenic oxides.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Containers may explode when heated. Runoff from fire control or dilution water may cause pollution. Extinguishing media: Use water spray to cool fire-exposed containers. Do NOT use straight streams of water. For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or water spray. For large fires, use water spray, fog or regular foam.
Health
2
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
May cause liver and kidney damage. Effects may be delayed.
   Ingestion
May cause irritation of the digestive tract. May cause liver and kidney damage. May cause cardiac disturbances. May cause central nervous system depression. May cause blood abnormalities. Ingestion of arsenical compounds may cause burning of the lips, throat constriction, swallowing difficulties, severe abdominal pain, severe nausea, projectile vomiting, and profuse diarrhea.
   Inhalation
May cause liver and kidney damage. May cause blood changes. May cause cardiac abnormalities. Inhalation of arsenic compounds may lead to irritation of the respiratory tract and leading to possible nasal perforation. Inhalation at high concentrations may cause CNS depression and asphixiation.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid. 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.
   Skin
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.
   Eyes
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.