Lutetium

Formula
Lu
Structure
Description
Silver - gray powder.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
7439-94-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
231-103-0
UN (DOT)
3089
Merck
12,5642
Beilstein/Gmelin
16202 (G)
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed

Properties.
Formula
Lu
Formula mass
174.96
Melting point, °C
1651 - 1675
Boiling point, °C
3000
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.00000075 (1137 C)
Density
9.849 g/cm3 (25 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep away from sources of ignition. Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container. Keep under a nitrogen blanket. Flammables-area.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
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
ELIMINATE all ignition sources. Do not touch or walk through spilled material. Stop leak if you can do it without risk.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Keep away from oxidizing agents, strong acids, halogens, phosphorus, sulfur.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Use approved class D extinguishing agents or smother with dry sand,clay, or sodium bicarbonate.
Fire potential
Flammable solid.
Hazards
Oxides from metallic fires are a severe health hazard. Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause irritation.
   Inhalation
May cause irritation.
   Skin
May cause irritation.
   Eyes
May cause irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with water.
   Inhalation
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.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids. Get medical aid.

Transport.
UN number
3089
Response guide
Hazard class
4.1
Packing Group
II; III