Samarium(III) chloride hexahydrate

  • Samarium trichloride hexahydrate
Formula
SmCl3 : 6H2O
Structure
Description
Fine, faintly yellow crystals.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
13465-55-9
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
233-797-0
22 24/25

Properties.
Formula
Cl3H12O6Sm
Formula mass
364.81
Density
2.383 g/cm3 (25 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed. Store in a cool dry place. Store under nitrogen.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles. Protective clothing.
Respirators
Wear appropriate government approved respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Incompatibilities
Moisture.
Decomposition
Hydrogen chloride gas.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish with water spray, carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.

Health.
Exposure effects
May be harmful by inhalation, ingestion, or skin absorption.
   Skin
May cause irritation.
   Eyes
May cause irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Call a physician.
   Eyes
In case of contact with eyes, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating the eyelids with fingers. Call a physician.

Transport.