- Thallous acetate
White odorless crystalline solid.
High specific gravity soln used to separate ore constituents by flotation.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Mutagen; Reproductive Effector; Human Data
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Odor Threshold Odor threshold Odorless
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Keep container closed when not in use. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Wash thoroughly after handling. 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. Discard contaminated shoes.
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.
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Avoid runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to waterways. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Isolate area and deny entry. Provide ventilation.
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide, thallium fumes.
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. To extinguish fire, use water, dry chemical, chemical foam, or alcohol-resistant foam.
Contain toxic thallium fumes.
Prolonged or repeated exposure can cause psychic abnormalities such as anxiety, depression and excitability. May cause adverse nervous system effects including muscle tremors and incoordination. Prolonged or repeated exposure may cause corneal damage and the development of cataracts and glaucoma. Chronic ingestion can cause irritability, confusion, tremors, memory loss, headache, slurred speech and anorexia.
May be fatal if swallowed. May cause severe digestive tract irritation with abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May cause hemorrhaging of the digestive tract. Can cause nervous system damage. May cause tremors and convulsions. May cause cardiovascular effects including low blood pressure and shock. Large doses of thallium may produce hypotension and bradycardia.
May cause effects similar to those described for ingestion. Material has a low vapor pressure, so exposure to vapor is not likely. May cause kidney damage.
May cause skin irritation. If absorbed, causes symptoms similar to those of ingestion.
May cause severe eye irritation. May cause blurred vision, tearing, and conjunctivitis.
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.
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid. DO NOT use mouth-to-mouth respiration.
Get medical aid immediately. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
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