ANTIMONY METAL

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET (MSDS)

UNITED STATES ANTIMONY CORPORATION

P.O. Box 643  47 Cox Gulch Rd.

THOMPSON FALLS, MONTANA  59873-0643

 email: tfl3543@blackfoot.net 

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EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER: 1-406-827-3523

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A. GENERAL INFORMATION

Trade Name (Common Name or Synonym):  Antimony Metal Grade 2

Chemical Name:   Antimony/Stibium        

FORMULA:   Sb

MSDS  Issue Date:   January 2010
 

B. HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS/COMPONENTS

                                           Typical                                          ACGIH                     OSHA
IDENTITY     CAS NO.              %             TWA                          STEL                        PEL


Antimony   1309-64-4         <98       0.5mg/m3 as Sb            NONE            0.5mg/m3 as Sb

Arsenic       7440-38-2           <2        0.01mg/m3 as As                                0.01mg/m3 as As
Lead            7439-92-1          <2        0.05mg/m3  as Pb                               0.05mg/m3 as Pb

 

C. FIRST AID MEASURES

Inhalation:                   Remove to fresh air. Seek medical attention.

Ingestion:                    Induce vomiting if conscious. Seek medical attention.

Skin contact:              Wash with mild soap and water.

 
Eye Contact                Irrigate with water for 15 minutes. If irritation persists, consult a physician.

 

D. HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION


Primary Route of Entry                      Ingestion
                                                                 Inhalation X - if dusty
                                                                 Skin


Affects of Acute Overexposure (Antimony Oxide)

 

Inhalation can cause:               Strong irritation of nose, throat, respiratory tract.

Ingestion can cause:                Violent G.I. tract irritation

Eye contact can cause:           Severe eye irritation

Skin contact can cause:          Significant skin irritation

 

Affects of Chronic Overexposure (Antimony Oxide)

Long term exposure to high levels of this product can cause central nervous system disorders, skin lesions, pulmonary congestion

Carcinogenicity Antimony is not known or suspected to be a
carcinogen. Arsenic is a carcinogen.

 

AFFECTS OF ACUTE AND CHRONIC OVEREXPOSURE: (ARSENIC)

Primary Route of Entry                            Inhalation
                                                                       Ingestion
                                                                      Skin Contact

Inhalation can cause:                              Can effect the heart, liver & kidney. Toxic symptoms include
                                                                       nervousness, vomiting, thirst, diarrhea, cyanosis, & collapse
 

Ingestion can cause:                               Same as above plus GI tract irritation

Skin contact can cause:                         Ulcerations

AFFECTS OF ACUTE AND CHRONIC OVEREXPOSURE: (LEAD)

Primary Route of Entry                            Inhalation
                                                                       Ingestion
                                                                      Skin Contact
  
                                                                    Eye Contact



Inhalation can cause:                              Respiratory irritation, weakness, vomiting, loss of appetite,
                                                                       loss of coordination, convulsions, stupor coma

Ingestion can cause:                               Same as above

Skin contact can cause:                         Same as above

Eye contact can cause:                          Same as above

Left untreated can lead to weakness, insomnia, hypertension, irritation to skin and eye, anemia, metallic taste, constipation, headache, muscle and joint pain, neuromuscular dysfunction, paralysis, encephalopathy, peripheral neuropathy

 

E. FIRE AND EXPLOSION

Flash Point (Deg.)                                                   None          Auto Ignite.            Temp. (Deg F)         None

Explosivity                                                               Not applicable

Unusual Fire or Explosion Hazards                 None

 
Fire Extinguishing Agents Recommended    Water spray or fog

Fire Extinguishing Agents to Avoid                 Halogen-containing fire extinguishers

Special Fire Fighting Precautions                    Wear NIOSH/MSHA approved respiratory protection

 

F. PRECAUTIONS/PROCEDURES

 

Normal Handling                    Avoid activities that produce dust. If dusty conditions occur, use suitable
                                                    dust respirators

Engineering Controls            Local exhaust is required if product is heated or melted

Spill or Leak                             Restrict area of cleanup to personnel wearing proper protective equipment


Storage                                      Store in tight containers in cool, well ventilated area, away from heat or acids.
                                                     Avoid contact with oxidizers.

Personal Hygiene                   Keep dusts off skin; wash with mild soap and warm water if necessary.

 

F. PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

 

Respiratory Protection                   Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respiratory protection if exposed to airborne
                                                              dusts or fumes.

Protective Clothing/Equipment    Wear suitable clothing to keep product off skin. Wear suitable gloves
                                                               and eye protection

 

H. PHYSICAL DATA

 

Material Is (Under Normal Conditions)          Solid


Appearance And Color                                     Tin-white metal, hard, brittle

Melting Point (Deg. F)                                        1167
 
Boiling Point (Deg. F)                                         2975

Specific Gravity (H20 = 1)                                  6.68

Solubility In Water                                               Insoluble

Evaporation Rate                                                Non applicable

 

I. REACTIVITY DATA

 

Stability                                                                  Stable

Conditions To Avoid                                          See next item

Incompatibility (Materials To Avoid)               F2, CL2, Br2

Hazardous Decomposition Products           Metal fumes may occur if product is heated

Hazardous Polymerization                              Will not occur

 

J. ENVIRONMENTAL

 

DOT Classification                                              Not Classified

Waste Disposal Method                                    Recover and recycle is an option to disposal which should be
                                                                                considered for scrap antimony and antimony compounds.
                                                                                Waste may be disposed of in a hazardous waste landfill

RCRA Status Of Unused Material                  Not applicable

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

CLASSIFICATIONS

 

Sara Title III                               HMIS FLAMM:                                  NFPA FLAMM:
    Acute:  Y                                      React:                                                React: 0
    Chron: Y                                      Health:                                               Health: 0
    Press:  N                                     PPE:
    React:  N
    Fire:      N

Components of this product which appear in the ingredients section of this MSDS are identified below if they are present in excess of the minimum reporting levels. Components which are not required to be identified by specific chemical name may have a generic description.

SARA TITLE III Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substance(s):   None.

SARA TITLE III Section 313 Toxic Chemicals:  Antimony Oxide.

 

STATE RIGHT-TO-KNOW

 

Components of this product which are specifically identified in the ingredients section of this MSDS may be listed on the following:

 

(1) Pennsylvania Hazardous Substance List.
(2) Massachusetts Hazardous Substance List.

 

CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65

 

(1) This product contains a chemical known by the State of California to cause cancer and a chemical also known by the State of California to be a reproductive toxin.

 

TSCA INVENTORY

REL: June 9, 1994

Revision: Rev 1 October 29, 2004

 

REFERENCES

 

(1) Acute Toxicity Studies with Antimony Trioxide, Industrial Bio-Test Laboratories, Inc., Northbrook, Illinois, 60062, Keplinger, et al., Report Nos. T-2298 and A-2297, Nov./Dec., 1972.

(2) Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology, Second Edition, Frank A. Patty, 1962.

(3) Occupational Exposure to Antimony, NIOSH Criteria Document, U.S. Department of HEW, September, 1978.

(4) WIL Research Laboratory, Study # WIL-1277-79, Acute Eye Irritation in Rabbits with Antimony Oxide, December 21, 1979.

(5) Assessment of Carcinogenicity of Antimony Trioxide, Experimental Pathology Laboratory, Inc., Herndon, Virginia, August, 1980.

 

 

 

 

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