MSDS Name: Lithium, Wire, 99+%, Diameter 3.2mm
Catalog Numbers:
    AC205600000, AC205600050, AC205600250, AC205601000
    Lithium Element; Lithium Metal.
Company Identification (Europe):  Acros Organics BVBA
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                                 2440 Geel, Belgium
Company Identification (USA):     Acros Organics
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                                 Fairlawn, NJ  07410
For information in North America, call:   800-ACROS-01
For information in Europe, call:          0032(0) 14575211
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|      CAS#      |              Chemical Name           |    %     |  EINECS#  |
|     7439-93-2  |Lithium                               |   >99    | 231-102-5 |
         Hazard Symbols: F C
         Risk Phrases: 14/15 34

                 **** SECTION 3 - HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION ****

                              EMERGENCY OVERVIEW
Reacts violently with water liberating highly flammable gases.
Causes burns.Corrosive.Light sensitive.Moisture sensitive.

Potential Health Effects
         Causes eye burns.  May cause lacrimation (tearing), blurred vision,
         and photophobia.  May cause chemical conjunctivitis and corneal
         Causes skin burns. May cause skin rash (in milder cases), and cold
         and clammy skin with cyanosis or pale color.
         May cause severe and permanent damage to the digestive tract. Causes
         gastrointestinal tract burns. May cause perforation of the digestive
         tract. May cause kidney failure. May cause systemic effects.
         Causes chemical burns to the respiratory tract. May cause effects
         similar to those described for ingestion. Aspiration may lead to
         pulmonary edema. May cause systemic effects. Olfactory fatigue may
         Prolonged or repeated inhalation may cause lung damage and/or
         central nervous system disturbances. May cause kidney injury.
         Effects may be delayed.

                   **** SECTION 4 - FIRST AID MEASURES ****

         Get medical aid immediately. Do NOT allow victim to rub or keep eyes
         closed. Extensive irrigation with water is required (at least 30
         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. Destroy contaminated
         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.
         Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air
         immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If
         breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Do NOT use mouth-to-mouth
         resuscitation. If breathing has ceased apply artificial respiration
         using oxygen and a suitable mechanical device such as a bag and a
    Notes to Physician:
         Treat symptomatically and supportively.

                 **** SECTION 5 - FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES ****

    General Information:
         As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in
         pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full
         protective gear. Reacts violently with water giving off flammable
         gas which may explode. Combustion generates toxic fumes. During a
         fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal
         decomposition or combustion. Dust can be an explosion hazard when
         exposed to heat or flame. Flammable solid. May burn rapidly with
         flare burning effect. May re-ignite after fire is extinguished.
    Extinguishing Media:
         If water is the only media available, use in flooding amounts. Do
         NOT use halogenated agents. Use dry sand, Met-L-X powder, or G-1
         graphite powder. Do NOT use water, carbon dioxide, or foam. Do NOT
         get water inside containers. Contact professional fire-fighters
         immediately. Cool containers with flooding quantities of water until
         well after fire is out.

               **** SECTION 6 - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES ****

    General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated
                         in Section 8.
         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, observing precautions in the
         Protective Equipment section. Scoop up with a nonsparking tool, then
         place into a suitable container for disposal. Avoid generating dusty
         conditions. Remove all sources of ignition. Provide ventilation. Do
         not get water inside containers.

                  **** SECTION 7 - HANDLING and STORAGE ****

         Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and
         wash before reuse. Use only in a well-ventilated area. Use with
         adequate ventilation. Do not allow water to get into the container
         because of violent reaction. Minimize dust generation and
         accumulation. Do not breathe dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Do not get
         in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Empty containers retain product
         residue, (liquid and/or vapor), and can be dangerous. Keep container
         tightly closed. Avoid contact with heat, sparks and flame. Do not
         get on skin or in eyes. Do not ingest or inhale. Store protected
         from light. Do not allow contact with water. Discard contaminated
         shoes. Do not pressurize, cut, weld, braze, solder, drill, grind, or
         expose empty containers to heat, sparks or open flames. Keep from
         contact with moist air and steam.
         Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Keep away from sources of
         ignition. Do not store in direct sunlight. Store in a tightly closed
         container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from
         incompatible substances. Store protected from moisture. Store
         protected from light.


    Engineering Controls:
         Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped
         with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use adequate general or
         local explosion-proof ventilation to keep airborne levels to
         acceptable levels.
    Personal Protective Equipment

                      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.
                      Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin
                      Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin
                      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.


Physical State:             Solid
Appearance:                 silver white
Odor:                       none reported
pH:                         Not available.
Vapor Pressure:             1 mm Hg @ 1333 deg F
Vapor Density:              Not available.
Evaporation Rate:           Not applicable.
Viscosity:                  Not available.
Boiling Point:              2403 deg F
Freezing/Melting Point:     357 deg F
Autoignition Temperature:   Not available.
Flash Point:                354 deg F ( 178.89 deg C)
Explosion Limits, lower:    Not available.
Explosion Limits, upper:    Not available.
Decomposition Temperature:  Not available.
Solubility:                 Decomposes in water.
Specific Gravity/Density:   0.534 (water=1)
Molecular Formula:          Li
Molecular Weight:           6.941

                **** SECTION 10 - STABILITY AND REACTIVITY ****

    Chemical Stability:
         Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage
         and handling conditions. May decompose on exposure to moist air or
    Conditions to Avoid:
         High temperatures, incompatible materials, light, ignition sources,
         dust generation, moisture, excess heat.
    Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
         Strong oxidizing agents, moisture.
    Hazardous Decomposition Products:
         Oxides of lithium.
    Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported

               **** SECTION 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION ****

         CAS# 7439-93-2: OJ5540000
         Not available.
      Lithium -
         Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
         No information found.
         No information found.
    Reproductive Effects:
         No information found.
         No information found.
         No information found.
    Other Studies:
         No data available.

                 **** SECTION 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION ****

                **** SECTION 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS ****

Dispose of in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local regulations.

                 **** SECTION 14 - TRANSPORT INFORMATION ****

    US DOT
         Shipping Name: LITHIUM
          Hazard Class: 4.3
             UN Number: UN1415
         Packing Group: I
    Canadian TDG
         Shipping Name: LITHIUM
          Hazard Class: 4.3
             UN Number: UN1415

                 **** SECTION 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION ****

         CAS# 7439-93-2 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
         This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
    Clean Water Act:
         None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous
         Substances under the CWA.
         None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority
         Pollutants under the CWA.
         None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants
         under the CWA.
         None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous
         by OSHA.
    Lithium can be found on the following state right to know lists: New
    Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts.
    California No Significant Risk Level:
    None of the chemicals in this product are listed.
European/International Regulations
    European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
         Hazard Symbols: F C
         Risk Phrases:
                      R 14/15  Reacts violently with water liberating
                      highly flammable gases.
                      R 34  Causes burns.
         Safety Phrases:
                      S 8  Keep container dry.
                      S 43  In case of fire, use ... (indicate in the space
                      the precise type of fire-fighting equipment. If water
                      increases the risk, add - never use water).
                      S 45  In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek
                      medical advice immediately (show the label where
  WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
         CAS# 7439-93-2: 2
  United Kingdom Occupational Exposure Limits

         CAS# 7439-93-2 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
         CAS# 7439-93-2 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
  Exposure Limits

                 **** SECTION 16 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ****

    MSDS Creation Date:  9/02/1997  Revision #3 Date:  8/02/2000

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