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First-aid measures

General advice :
First Aid responders should pay attention to self-protection and use the recommended protective clothing
Move out of dangerous area.
Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately.
Keep warm and in a quiet place.

If inhaled :
Provide fresh air.
If not breathing, give artificial respiration.
Keep the victim calm and in a semi-upright position.
Call a physician immediately.

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.
Call a physician immediately.

If swallowed :
Clean mouth with water and drink afterwards plenty of water.
Do NOT induce vomiting.
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
Call a physician immediately.

Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

Risks :
Symptoms of poisoning may develop many hours after exposure.
If swallowed, severe burns in the oral cavity and throat as well as danger of perforation of the digestive tract and stomach.

Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

Treatment :
Keep under medical supervision for at least 48 hours.
For specialist advice physicians should contact the Poisons Information Service.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media :
Dry extinguishing media based on NaCl or pulverized limestone.
Carbon dioxide (CO2)

Unsuitable extinguishing media:
Water

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

Specific hazards during firefighting:
Dust can form an explosive mixture in air.
May form toxic gases on heating or in case of fire.
Sulphur oxides
Lithium oxide

Advice for firefighters

Special protective equipment for firefighters:
Wear full protective clothing and 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.
Collect contaminated fire extinguishing water separately. Thismust 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 :
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Wear personal protective equipment.
Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing.
Do not breathe dust.
Keep people away from and upwind of spill/leak.

Environmental precautions

Environmental precautions :
Do not flush into surface water or sanitary sewer system.
Avoid subsoil penetration.

Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up

Methods for cleaning up :
Never allow contact with water.
Use mechanical handling equipment.
Avoid dust formation.
Pick up and transfer to properly labelled containers.
Adequate disposal



Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling

Advice on safe handling :
Handle under inert gas.
Provide sufficient air exchange and/or exhaust in work rooms.
Never allow water to come into contact with the product.
Wear personal protective equipment.
Avoid dust formation.
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.
In general, emissions are controlled and prevented by implementing an appropriate management system, including regular informing and training workers.

Advice on protection against fire and explosion:
Take precautions against dust explosion.
Take precautionary measures against static discharges.
Normal measures for preventive fire protection.
Keep away from heat and sources of ignition.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Requirements for storageareas and containers:
Store in a place accessible by authorized persons only.
Keep under inert gas.
Keep containers tightly closed in a dry, cool and wellventilated place.
Protect from moisture.
Avoid contact with air/oxygen.

Further information on storage conditions:
Product is hygroscopic.
Advice on common storage : Never allow product to get in contact with water during storage.
Incompatible with oxidizing agents.
Do not store near acids.
Storage temperature : -10 - 40 °C

Specific end use(s)

Specific use(s) :
Raw material for chemical industry., Electrolyte for batteries
and accumulators., Transported isolated intermediate

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
2923
Proper shipping name and description:
CORROSIVE SOLID, TOXIC, N.O.S.
Lithium sulphide
Chemical name:
Lithium sulphide
Language:
English
Class:
8 (6.1)
Classification code:
CT2
Packaging group:
II
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
2923
Proper shipping name and description:
CORROSIVE SOLID, TOXIC, N.O.S.
Lithium sulphide
Chemical name:
Lithium sulphide
Class:
8 (6.1)
Packaging group:
II
EmS code:
F-A, S-B
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
2923
Proper shipping name and description:
Corrosive solid, toxic, n.o.s.
Lithium sulphide
Chemical name:
Lithium sulphide
Class:
8 (6.1)
Packaging group:
II
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Exposure controls

Engineering measures
Provide sufficient air exchange and/or exhaust in work rooms.
Use product only in closed system.
Take precautionary measures against static discharges.
Electrical equipment should be protected to the appropriate standard.

Personal protective equipment

Respiratory protection :
In case of insufficient ventilation wear suitable respiratory equipment.
For short-time or low exposures, use breathing apparatus with a filter.

Recommended Filter type:
B-P3
For intensive or prolonged exposure, use a self-contained breathing apparatus.
Hand protection : Glove material: Wear suitable gloves.

Protective gloves complying with EN 374.:
Glove material: Nitrile rubber
Glove thickness: 0.11 mm
The choice of an appropriate glove does not only depend on its material but also on other quality features and is different from one producer to the other.
The exact break through time can be obtained from the protective 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 : Wear suitable protective clothing.
Hygiene measures : Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately.
Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing.
Do not breathe dust.
Keep away from food, drink and animal feedingstuffs.
Smoking, eating and drinking should be prohibited in the application area.
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.
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.
Avoid subsoil penetration.

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity

Risk of violent reaction.

Chemical stability

Product is hygroscopic.

Possibility of hazardous reactions

Hazardous reactions :
Dust may form explosive mixture in air.
Decomposes when moist.
Contact with water liberates toxic gas.

Conditions to avoid

Conditions to avoid :
Keep away from open flames, hot surfaces and sources of ignition.
Protect from moisture.
Avoid dust formation.

Incompatible materials

Materials to avoid :
Water
Acids
Strong oxidizing agents

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

In case of fire hazardous decomposition products may be produced such as:
Sulphur oxides
Lithiumoxid

Thermal decomposition :
To avoid thermal decomposition, do not overheat.

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods

Product :
Dispose of in accordance with local regulations.

Contaminated packaging :
Dispose of in accordance with local regulations.
Waste Code : Waste codes should be assigned by the user, preferably in
discussion with the waste disposal authorities.