- Zirconium dihydride
A grayish black solid.
Powerful reducing agent in acid solution or at high temps.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Decomposition point, °C
Vapor density (air=1)
5.6 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Store in a tightly sealed container, away from heat, flames, oxidants, acids and steam.
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.
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Do not use water. Keep sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away. Keep material out of water sources and sewers. Keep material dry.
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatible with acids, alcohols, amines, and aldehydes.
Do not use water. Use graphite, soda ash or powdered sodium chloride.
Produce flammable gases on contact with water.
Produce flammable gases on contact with water. May ignite on contact with water or moist air. Some react vigorously or explosively on contact with water. May be ignited by heat, sparks or flames. May re-ignite after fire is extinguished. Some are transported in highly flammable liquids. Runoff may create fire or explosion hazard.
Fire will produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
OSHA PEL: 5 MG ZR/M3 ACGIH TLV: 5 MG ZR/M3
The toxological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
Inhalation or contact with vapors, substance, or decomposition products may cause severe injury or death.
Seek medical assistance.
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. In case of contact with substance, wipe from skin immediately. Flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.
Flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.
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