Neodymium

Formula
Nd
Structure
Description
Silvery to gray metal.
Uses
Oxide is used as a glass coloring agent.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
7440-00-8
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
231-109-3
RTECS
QO8575000
RTECS class
Human Data
Merck
12,6538
Beilstein/Gmelin
16212 (G)
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
Nd
Formula mass
144.24
Melting point, °C
1014.85
Boiling point, °C
2474
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.00000075 (857 C)
Density
6.46 g/cm3 (1240 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Thermal expansion
0.00000998/K

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
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 safety goggles, protective clothing and gloves.
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.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Avoid contast with strong 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. DO NOT USE WATER! Use dry chemical.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause irritation of the digestive tract. May cause nausea and vomiting.
   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
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.