Registration Dossier

Administrative data

First-aid measures

General advice:
First-aid crew: Ensure self-protection.
Move out of dangerous area.
Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately.

If inhaled: Move to fresh air.
If symptoms persist, call a physician.

In case of skin contact: Wash off immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.
Call a physician immediately.

In case of eye contact: Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes.
Consult a physician.

If swallowed: Rinse mouth with water.
Immediately give large quantities of water to drink.
Do NOT induce vomiting.
Consult a physician.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media:
Dry sodium chloride
Limestone powder

Unsuitable extinguishing media:
Water
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Foam

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Specific hazards during fire fighting: Contact with water liberates extremely flammable gases.

Advice for firefighters
Special protective equipment for fire-fighters: In the event of fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

Further information: Use water spray to cool unopened containers.
Be aware of a dangerous reaction with water, if the container is ruptured.
Risk of formation of oxyhydrogen gas.
Collect contaminated fire extinguishing water separately. This must not be discharged into drains.
Fire residues and contaminated fire extinguishing water must be disposed of in accordance with local regulations.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Personal precautions:
Wear personal protective equipment.
Avoid dust formation.
Ensure adequate ventilation.

Environmental precautions
Environmental precautions:
Do not flush into surface water or sanitary sewer system.
Should not be released into the environment.
If the product contaminates rivers and lakes or drains inform respective authorities.

Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
Methods for cleaning up:
Never allow contact with water.
Cover spilled material with limestone powder.
Use mechanical handling equipment.
Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.
Store and transport under argon or mineral oil.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling
Advice on safe handling:
Handle under inert gas.
Never allow water to come into contact with the product.
Risk of formation of oxyhydrogen gas.
Avoid dust formation.
Have eye wash bottle or eye rinse ready at the work place.

Advice on protection against fire and explosion:
Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking.
Take precautions against dust explosion.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Requirements for storage areas and containers:
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.

Further information on stor-age conditions:
Handle under nitrogen, protect from moisture.

Specific end uses
Specific use(s) : Reducing agents, Reagent for organic synthesis.

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
1414
Proper shipping name and description:
LITHIUM HYDRIDE
Chemical name:
LITHIUM HYDRIDE
Language:
English
Class:
4.3
Classification code:
LQ0
Packaging group:
I
Labels:
4.3
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Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
1414
Proper shipping name and description:
LITHIUM HYDRIDE
Chemical name:
LITHIUM HYDRIDE
Language:
English
Class:
4.3
Classification code:
LQ0
Packaging group:
I
Labels:
4.3
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
1414
Proper shipping name and description:
Lithium Hydride
Chemical name:
Lithium Hydride
Class:
4.3.
Packaging group:
I
EmS code:
EmS Number 1: F-G
EmS Number 2: S-N
Labels:
4.3
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
1414
Proper shipping name and description:
Lithium Hydride
Chemical name:
Lithium Hydride
Class:
4.3
Packaging group:
I
Labels:
4.3
Remarksopen allclose all

Additional transport information

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IATA_P
UN number: 1414
Class: 4.3
Not permitted for transport
IATA_C
Environmental hazardous: No
Packaging instruction (cargo aircraft): 487

Exposure controls / personal protection

Engineering measures
Ensure adequate ventilation, especially in confined areas.
Dust must be extracted directly at the point of origin.
Take precautionary measures against static discharges.
Never allow water to come into contact with the product.

Personal protective equipment
Respiratory protection:
Recommended Filter type:
Half mask with a particle filter P3 (EN 143).

Hand protection:
Flame retardant gloves
Protective gloves complying with EN 374.
The exact break through time can be obtained from the pro-tective glove producer and this has to be observed.
Protective gloves have to be replaced at the first sign of deterioration.

Eye protection:
Eye protection (EN 166)
Tightly fitting safety goggles

Skin and body protection:
Flame retardant protective clothing according to DIN EN 531

Hygiene measures:
Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately.
Do not breathe dust.
Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Keep away from food, drink and animal feedingstuffs.
When using, do not eat, drink or smoke.
Wash hands before breaks and immediately after handling the product.

Protective measures:
Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and safety shower.
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.

Environmental exposure controls
General advice:
Do not flush into surface water or sanitary sewer system.
Should not be released into the environment.
If the product contaminates rivers and lakes or drains inform respective authorities.

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity
Risk of violent reaction.
Chemical stability
Decomposes on heating., Sensitive to air., Decomposition under influence of moisture is highly accelerated by heating.
Possibility of hazardous reactions
Hazardous reactions:
Reacts violently with water.

Conditions to avoid
Conditions to avoid :
Protect from moisture.
Protect from frost, heat and sunlight.
Keep away from open flames, hot surfaces and sources of ignition.

Incompatible materials
Materials to avoid:
Water
Acids
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
hydrogen halides
Alcohols
Other protic substances.

Hazardous decomposition products
Risk of decomposition. :
Decomposes in contact with water.
Hydrogen
Lithium hydroxide

Thermal decomposition: > 1,000 °C

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods
Product:
If recycling is not practicable, dispose of in compliance with local regulations.

Contaminated packaging:
Refer to manufacturer/supplier for information on recov-ery/recycling.

Waste Code:
Waste codes should be assigned by the user, preferably in discussion with the waste disposal authorities.