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Lithium Cyclopentadienide
CAS No.: 16733-97-4
Formula: C5H5Li
Exact Mass: 72.05510
Molecular Weight: 72.03420
PSA: 0.00000
LogP: 1.45020
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Lithium Cyclopentadienide 16733-97-4 MSDS

Section 1: Product Identification
   Chemical Name:       Lithium cyclopentadienide, 97%    
   CAS Registry Number:       16733-97-4    
   Formula:       C5H5Li    
   EINECS Number:       none    
   Chemical Family:       metallocene    
   Synonym:       Cyclopentadienyl lithium    

Section 2: Composition and Information on Ingredients
   Ingredient       CAS Number       Percent       ACGIH (TWA)       OSHA (PEL)    
   Title Compound       16733-97-4       100%       no data       no data    

Section 3: Hazards Identification
   Dust or vapors are corrosive and may be toxic if inhalaed, swallowed or contacted with the skin. Lithium
   Emergency Overview:
   compounds are toxic to the central nervous system and may damage kidneys and act as a teratogen.
   Primary Routes of Exposure:       Ingestion, inhalation, skin, eyes.    
   Eye Contact:       Causes burns to the eyes.    
   Skin Contact:       Causes burns to the skin.    
   Inhalation:       Dust corrosive to mucous membranes and respiratory tract. Vapors may be toxic.    
   Ingestion:       Ingestion may cause burns to the mouth, throat, and esophagus. May be toxic.    
   Corrosive to skin, eyes and respiratory tract. Ingestion may cause vomiting, diarrhea, kidney injury and central
   Acute Health Affects:
   nervous system depression.
   Chronic effects of exposure to lithium compounds include kidney damage, gastrointestinal disturbances,
   Chronic Health Affects:
   fatigue, and thyroid damage. May be a teratogen.
   NTP:       No    
   IARC:       No    
   OSHA:       No    

SECTION 4: First Aid Measures
   Immediately flush the eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 10-15 minutes. A victim may need
   Eye Exposure:
   assistance in keeping their eye lids open. Get immediate medical attention.
   Wash the affected area with water. Remove contaminated clothes if necessary. Seek medical assistance if
   Skin Exposure:
   irritation persists.
   Remove the victim to fresh air. Closely monitor the victim for signs of respiratory problems, such as difficulty
   in breathing, coughing, wheezing, or pain. In such cases seek immediate medical assistance.
   Seek medical attention immediately. Keep the victim calm. Give the victim water (only if conscious). Induce
   vomiting only if directed by medical personnel.

SECTION 5: Fire Fighting Measures
   Flash Point:       no data    
   Autoignition Temperature:       Unknown    
   Explosion Limits:       Unknown    
   Extinguishing Medium:       dry chemical only.    
   Fire fighters should be equipped with a NIOSH approved positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus
   Special Fire Fighting Procedures:
   and full protective clothing.
   Hazardous Combustion and       Flammable. If involved in a fire this material may release toxic and corrosive fumes.    
   Decomposion Products:
   Unusual Fire or Explosion Hazards: Water liberates cyclopentadiene, a toxic, flammable liquid

SECTION 6: Accidental Release Measures
   Remove ignition sources. Small spills can be mixed with vermiculite, sodium carbonate or other suitable non
   Spill and Leak Procedures:
   combustible adsorbent and swept up.

SECTION 7: Handling and Storage
   Handling and Storage:       Handle and store the material under an inert dry atmosphere of nitrogen or argon. Keep away from heat.    

SECTION 8: Exposure Controls and Personal Protection
   Eye Protection:       Always wear approved safety glasses when handling a chemical substance in the laboratory.    
   Skin Protection:       Wear protective clothing and gloves. Consult with glove manufacturer to determine the proper type of glove.    
   Ventilation:       Handle the material in an efficient fume hood.    
   If ventilation is not available a respirator should be worn. The use of respirators requires a Respirator
   Protection Program to be in compliance with 29 CFR 1910.134.
   Ventilation:       Handle the material in an efficient fume hood.    
   Additional Protection:       No additional protection required.    

SECTION 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
   Color and Form:       off-white pwdr.    
   Molecular Weight:       72.04    
   Melting Point:       no data    
   Boiling Point:       no data    
   Vapor Pressure:       not applicable    
   Specific Gravity:       no data    
   Odor:       Irritating pine oil odor    
   Solubility in Water:       reacts with water    

SECTION 10: Stability and Reactivity
   Stability:       air sensitive, moisture sensitive    
   Hazardous Polymerization:       no hazardous polymerization    
   Conditions to Avoid:       Contact with moisture or mineral acids.    
   Incompatibility:       water, alcohols, oxidizers and mineral acids    
   Decomposition Products:       carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and lithium hydroxide    

SECTION 11: Toxicological Information
   RTECS Data:       No information available in the RTECS files.    
   Carcinogenic Effects:       No data available    
   Mutagenic Effects:       No data available    
   Tetratogenic Effects:       No data available    

SECTION 12: Ecological Information
   Ecological Information:       No information available    

SECTION 13: Disposal Considerations
   Disposal:       Dispose of according to federal, state, and local regulations.    

SECTION 14: Transportation
   Shipping Name (CFR):       Corrosive Solids, N.O.S.    
   Hazard Class (CFR):       8    
   Additional Hazard Class (CFR):       NA    
   Packaging Group (CFR):       II    
   UN ID Number (CFR):       UN# 1759    
   Shipping Name (IATA):       Corrosive Solid, N.O.S.    
   Hazard Class (IATA):       8    
   Additional Hazard Class (IATA):       NA    
   Packaging Group (IATA):       II    
   UN ID Number (IATA):       UN# 1759    

SECTION 15: Regulatory Information
   TSCA:       Not listed in the TSCA inventory.    
   SARA (Title 313):       Title compound not listed.    
   Second Ingredient:       none    


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