International Chemical Safety Cards

ANTIMONY PENTAFLUORIDE ICSC: 0220
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Antimony(V) fluoride
SbF5
Molecular mass: 216.8
6 Poison placard 8 Corrosive placard ICSC #    0220
CAS #     7783-70-2
RTECS # CC5800000
UN #        1732
EC #         051-003-00-9
March 13, 1995 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible but enhances combustion of other substances. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

Powder, carbon dioxide. NO hydrous agents. NO water.
EXPLOSION

In case of fire: cool drums, etc., by spraying with water but avoid contact of the substance with water.
EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
 •INHALATION Corrosive. Burning sensation. Cough. Laboured breathing. Nausea. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness. Serious skin burns. Pain.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention. Apply calcium gluconate to the burn areas.
 •EYES Corrosive. Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns.
Face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal cramps. Abdominal pain. Burning sensation. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT wash away into sewer. Do NOT absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents.
Separated from combustible and reducing substances, food and feedstuffs . Dry. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room.
Unbreakable packaging; put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container. Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Note: A, 1
Xn symbol
N symbol
R: 20/22-51/53
S: 2-61
UN Hazard Class: 8
UN Subsidiary Risks: 6.1
UN Packing Group: II
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0220 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

ANTIMONY PENTAFLUORIDE ICSC: 0220
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
OILY COLOURLESS HYGROSCOPIC LIQUID

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic and corrosive fumes including antimony and fluorine. Reacts violently with water forming toxic and corrosive hydrogen fluoride (see ICSC 0283). Attacks glass, copper and lead.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (as Sb) 0.5 mg/m as TWA; (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: (as Sb)
Carcinogen category: 2; Germ cell mutagen group: 3A;
(DFG 2005).


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly on spraying.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is corrosive to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Inhalation of the vapour may cause lung oedema (see Notes). The substance may cause effects on the blood, heart muscle, kidneys and liver , resulting in cardiac disorders and impaired functions .

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 141C
Melting point: 8.3C
Relative density (water = 1): 3.00
Solubility in water:
reaction
Vapour pressure, kPa at 25C: 1.33
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Reacts violently with fire extinguishing agents such as water or hydrous agents. The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation are therefore essential. Immediate administration of an appropriate inhalation therapy by a doctor or a person authorized by him/her, should be considered. Also consult ICSC 0283 (Hydrogen fluoride). Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-80GCT1-II+III

NFPA Code: H3; F0; R1;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0220 ANTIMONY PENTAFLUORIDE
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.