Date Effective........... January 8, 2009 (most recent revision) Chemical Name/Synonyms... Gold/Palladium Alloy Chemical Family.......... Metal Emergencies Contacting CHEMTREC 24 Hour Emergency Use Only #'s: Worldwide phone : 1-(703)-527-3887 Worldwide FAX : 1-(703)-741-6090 Toll-free phone : 1-(800)-424-9300 USA only Product or Trade Name: SPI Precious Metal Wires for evaporation; SPI Sputter Coater Cathodes; CAS #.................... 7440-57-5 Au CAS #. . . . . . . . . . . 7440-05-3 Pd NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Rating (Scale 0-4) : Not applicable
CAS# 7440-57-5 Gold 60% CAS# 7440-05-3 Palladium 40%
Potential health effects (overview): The material in either solid or alloy form is generally not considered hazardous. However, if the process involves grinding, melting, cutting, or any other process that causes a release of fumes, hazardous levels of airborne particulates could be generated. Primary routes of entry: Inhalation, Skin contact Human effects and symptoms of exposure: Listed below are certain potential health hazards which apply to the hazardous ingredients found in the subject alloy(s): Gold: Generally None Toxic Skin: May cause contact dermatitis. Medical Conditions Aggravated by Exposure: Individuals who may have had allergic reactions to metals or sensitivity, may encounter skin rash or dermatitis, if skin contact with this product occurs. Persons with impaired pulmonary functions, may incur further impairment if dust or fumes are inhaled. Carcinogenic references: Material is not listed in the Annual Report on Carcinogens as prepared by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), as well as the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Monograph Series or OSHA.
First Aid for Eyes: Dust or powder should be flushed from the eyes with running water for 15 minutes. If irritation persists obtain medical assistance. First Aid for Skin: Skin cuts and abrasions can be treated by standard first aid. Skin contamination with dust or powder can be removed with soap and water. If irritation persists obtain medical assistance. First Aid for Inhalation: Breathing difficulty, caused by inhalation of dust or fume requires removal to fresh air. If breathing has stopped perform artificial respiration and seek medical assistance at once. First Aid for Ingestion: Obtain medical assistance at once.
Flash Point.................... Non-flammable as a solid Flammable Limits in Air........ Flammable limit in air, % by vol. LEL (Lower Explosive Limit) : Not Applicable UEL (Upper Explosive Limit) : Not Applicable Fire Extinguishing Media: This material is non-combustible. Use appropriate extinguishing agent for surrounding fires. Do not use water to extinguish fires around operations involving molten metal, due to the potential for a steam explosion. Firefighting Procedure: Self-contained breathing apparatus should be worn when fighting metal dust fires. High levels of dust or fine particles in the air may ignite or explode. Fire and explosion hazards. This is a stable material and will not burn or ignite.
Spill Response: Because of its high intrinsic value, and also because it is a non-renewable resource, this material should be reclaimed when possible. Disposal considerations: Because of its high intrinsic value, and also because it is a non-renewable resource, this material should be reclaimed when possible. When reclaiming is not feasible and disposal the only alternative, then it should be done in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
In solid form this material poses no special problems. Store metal in a dry area. Do not store adjacent to acids.
Eye Protection Requirements: Safety glasses are recommended. Skin Protection Requirements: Protective gloves are recommended, to prevent mechanical irritation. Respiratory Protection: Use an appropriate NIOSH approved respirator if airborne dust concentrations exceed the PEL or TLV. Other protective equipment: Eye wash fountain should be readily available in areas of use or handling. Exposure Limits: Not established for product as a whole. Refer to Section 02 above. Ventilation Requirements: Local exhaust: Recommended, when cutting, grinding, or melting or any other operation where dust or fumes are created. General: Recommended Environmental Surveillance: If the operation generates dust or fumes, exposure to airborne materials should be determined by having air samples taken in the employee breathing zone and work area.
Boiling Point............ 760 mm Hg : Not applicable Coeff. of Water/Oil Dist. Not Applicable pH (Liquids Only)........ Not Applicable % Volatile By Volume..... Essentially zero Melting Point............ Not applicable Vapor Pressure........... mm Hg: Not Applicable Vapor Density/Air is 1... Not Applicable Solubility In Water...... Insoluble Appearance and Color..... Silver colored solid metal in fabricated form Specific Gravity......... Not available Evaporation Rate......... (n-butyl acetate = 1): Zero Odor..................... None
Stable: Yes Hazardous Polymerization: Does not occur. Hazardous Decomposition Products: None under proper use conditions Conditions to avoid: Conditions that could create dust or fumes. Materials to avoid: Basic incompatibilities are acetylene, ammonia and strong oxidizers.
No hazardous ingredients in this material.
Environmental: When used and/or disposed of as indicated, no adverse environmental effects are foreseen. Mobility: Non-volatile/Insoluble in water. Degradability: Not biodegradable
Product and packaging must be disposed of in accordance with local and national regulations. Because it is a non-renewable resource and has economic value, waste material is usually a candidate for recycling. Unused product may be returned for reclamation provided it has been purchased from SPI Supplies. Contact SPI Supplies sending information about lot number and approximate time of purchase. This material is NOT classified as a hazardous material by RCRA. Use only licensed transporters and permitted disposal facilities and conform to all laws.
DOT Shipping Name: Not regulated DOT Hazard Class: None Product RQ: None Technical Shipping Name: Metal alloy UN or NA number: None
OSHA Status: N/A TSCA Status: All components of this product are listed on the TSCA Inventory. RCRA Status: N/A SARA Title III: No hazardous substances.
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