Extinguishing Media: If involved in a fire, use dry chemical extinguishing agents, dry ice, CO2, dry sand, or dry ground dolomite.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Indium antimonide will melt and fume in air at 500 deg C. Antimony trioxide will be liberated. Use normal firefighting procedures which including wearing NIOSH/MSHA approved self-contained breathing apparatus, flame and chemical resistant clothing: hats, boots and gloves. If without risk remove material from fire area.
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: N/A
Section 5: Reactivity Data
Incompatibility (Conditions to Avoid): N/A
Conditions to Avoid: N/A
Hazardous Decomposition Products: N/A
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Section 6: Health Hazard Data
Toxicity Data: No specific data for this compound
Acute Effects: None known. May cause effects similar to those of acute inhalation
Skin Contact: May cause irritation. Eye Contact: May cause irritation
Inhalation: May cause irritation. Dust or fumes may cause antimony nausea, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, dizziness, irritability, and muscle pains. May cause liver damage.
Routes of Entry (Under Normal Conditions of Use): Ingestion – Yes
Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: None known.
Inhalation: in humans exposed to antimony oxide fumes complaints referable to the nervous system have been reported.
Other: Animals exposed to antimony oxide fumes have developed problems in nerve system.
Signs and Symptoms of Overexposure:
Inhalation: Overexposure to dust or fumes may cause antimony nausea, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, dizziness, irritability, and muscle pains
Eye Contact: May cause irritation, itching
Skin Contact: No adverse effects anticipated.
Ingestion: No adverse effects anticipated since material is insoluble and nontoxic.
Emergency and First Aid Procedures: Treat symptomatically
Eyes: Flush eyes with lukewarm water for 15 minutes. Seek medical attention.
Section 7: Precautions for Safe Handling and Use
Steps to be Taken in Case Material is Released or Spilled:. Use normal clean-up procedures, using a broom or vacuum. Take care not to raise dust.
Waste Disposal Method: In accordance with Local, State and Federal Waste Disposal Regulations.
Section 8: Control Measures
Respiratory Protection (Specify Type): if exposure may exceed permissible limits, wear NIOSH-approved respirator for dust having a TLV not less than 0.05 mg/m^3. Always observe respirator limitations.
Ventilation: For cutting or grinding operation, use local exhaust ventilation if necessary, to keep exposure levels below permissible limits.
Work/Hygienic Practices: Normal precautions for handling potentially sharp, broken edged material.
_________________________________________________________________________________ MSDS Prepared By: Tony Yang, Environment, Health & Safety Manager\ Date: July 2007