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Germanium tetrahydride

Synonyms & Trade Names
Germane, Germanium hydride, Germanomethane, Monogermane [Note: Used chiefly for the production of high purity germanium for use in semiconductors.]
CAS No.
7782-65-2
RTECS No.
LY4900000
DOT ID & Guide
2192 119
Formula
GeH4
Conversion
1 ppm = 3.13 mg/m3
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: TWA 0.2 ppm (0.6 mg/m3)
OSHA PEL
: none
Measurement Methods

None available
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless gas with a pungent odor. [Note: Shipped as a compressed gas.]
MW:
76.6
BP:
-127°F
FRZ:
-267°F
Sol:
Insoluble
VP:
>1 atm
IP:
11.34 eV
Fl.P:
NA (Gas)
UEL:
?
LEL:
?
RGasD:
2.65
Flammable Gas (may ignite SPONTANEOUSLY in air).
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Bromine
Exposure Routes
inhalation
Symptoms
malaise (vague feeling of discomfort), headache, dizziness, fainting; dyspnea (breathing difficulty); nausea, vomiting; kidney injury; hemolytic effects
Target Organs
central nervous system, kidneys, blood
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin: No recommendation
Eyes: No recommendation
Wash skin: No recommendation
Remove: No recommendation
Change: No recommendation
First Aid
(See procedures)


Breathing: Respiratory support
Respirator Recommendations

Not available.

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 1244
 
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