International Chemical Safety Cards

LITHIUM CHLORIDE ICSC: 0711
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
LiCl
Molecular mass: 42.4
ICSC #    0711
CAS #     7447-41-8
RTECS # OJ5950000
November 04, 1997 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.

In case of fire in the surroundings: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!

 •INHALATION
Local exhaust.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Disorientation, incoherence and poor memory.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles).
Dry. Well closed.

SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0711 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

LITHIUM CHLORIDE ICSC: 0711
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS TO WHITE HYGROSCOPIC AND DELIQUESCENT CRYSTALS OR POWDER.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The solution in water is corrosive to metals.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

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

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:


EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the central nervous system, cardiovascular system, kidneys and thyroid glands , resulting in impaired functions.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 1360C
Melting point: 613C
Relative density (water = 1): 2.1
Solubility in water, g/100 ml: 76.9
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -2.7
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
The data on this card concern the anhydrous (water-free) substance. There are also some hydrates of this compound which have different physical properties.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0711 LITHIUM CHLORIDE
(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.