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INDIUM TRICHLORIDE ICSC: 1377
Date of Peer Review: March 2001

Indium chloride
CAS # 10025-82-8 InCl3
RTECS # NL1400000 Molecular mass: 221.2
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TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE! AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat. Burning sensation. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. Symptoms may be delayed (see Notes).
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Redness. Pain. Skin burns. Blisters.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns.
Safety goggles 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 Burning sensation. Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting. Shock or collapse.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Personal protection: P3 filter respirator for toxic particles.
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE

Separated from strong acids. Well closed.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 2004

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INDIUM TRICHLORIDE ICSC: 1377
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
YELLOWISH, HYGROSCOPIC CRYSTALS OR WHITE POWDER

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic and corrosive fumes. Reacts with strong acids.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (as Indium) 0.1 mg/m as TWA; (ACGIH 2004).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation 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 is corrosive to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Inhalation of the substance may cause lung oedema (see Notes).

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the kidneys, resulting in kidney impairment. Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes malformations in human babies.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Sublimation point: 500C
Melting point: 586C.
Density: 3.46 g/cm
Solubility in water: very soluble
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated. 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 is therefore essential.
Card has been partly updated in April 2005. See section Occupational Exposure Limits.
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