International Chemical Safety Cards

LITHIUM CARBONATE ICSC: 1109
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Carbonic acid, lithium salt
Dilithium carbonate
Li2CO3
Molecular mass: 73.9
ICSC #    1109
CAS #     554-13-2
RTECS # OJ5800000
October 19, 1999 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! AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN!

 •INHALATION Cough. Headache. Nausea. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety spectacles, 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. Diarrhoea. Drowsiness. Unconsciousness. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. (Extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles).
Separated from food and feedstuffs , fluorine. Well closed.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1109 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 CARBONATE ICSC: 1109
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE POWDER

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The solution in water is a weak base. Reacts violently with fluorine.

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 when dispersed, especially if powdered.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the central nervous system and the kidneys . May cause reproductive toxicity in humans.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Decomposes below boiling point at 1310C
Melting point: 723C
Density: 2.1
g/cm
Solubility in water: poor (1.3 g/100 ml)
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Camcolit, Candamide, Carbolith, Eskalith, Hypnorex, Lithane, Lithicarb, Lithinate, Lithotabs, Micalith, Plenur, Priadel and Quilonum retard are trade names.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1109 LITHIUM CARBONATE
(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.