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IMPERIAL SUPPLIES LLC MSDS SHEET FOR 5275 Material/Product Safety Data Sheet (MSDS-PSDS) LS/LST/LSX/LSH Lithium /Thionyl chloride single Simplified Advice products cells and multi-cell battery packs Code Revision 4 Date 08/04 G 1. Identification of the Substance or Preparation and Company Product Primary Lithium/Thionyl chloride unit cells and multi-cell battery packs (Li -SOCl2) Production sites Saft Ltd Saft River Drive Rue Georges Leclanché South Shields BP 1039 Tyne & Wear 86060 Poitiers cedex 9 NE33 2TR - UK FRANCE Tel. No. +44 191 456 1451 +33 (0)5 49 55 48 48 Fax No. +44 191 456 6383 +33 (0)5 49 55 48 50 Emergency +1 703 527 38 87 (CHEMTREC US Service Center) contacts or +33 (0)5 49 55 48 46 (Factory in France) 2. Composition & Information on Ingredients Each cell consists of an hermetically sealed metallic container containing a number of chemicals and materials of construction of which the following could potentially be hazardous upon release. Ingredient Content CAS No. CHIP Classification Lithium 3.5-5% 7439-93-2 F; R14/15 (Li) C; R34 R14/15, R21,R22, R35, R41, R43 S2, S8, S45 Thionyl chloride 40-46% 7719-09-7 C; R14, R21, R22, (SOCI2) R35, R37, R41,R42/43 S2, S8, S24, S26, S36, S37, S45 Aluminum chloride 1-5% 7446-70-0 R14, R22, R37, R41, anhydrous R43. (AICI3) S2, S8, S22, S24, S26, S36, S45 Carbon 3-4% 1333-86-4 NONE KNOWN (Cn) Amount varies depending on cell size 3. Hazards Identification Do not short circuit, recharge, puncture, incinerate, crush, immerse, force discharge or expose to temperatures above the declared operating temperature range of the product. Risk of fire or explosion. The Lithium-Thionyl chloride batteries described in this Product Safety Data Sheet are sealed units which are not hazardous when used according to the recommendations of the manufacturer. Under normal conditions of use, the electrode materials and liquid electrolyte they contain are not exposed to the outside, provided the battery integrity is maintained and seals remain intact. Risk of exposure only in case of abuse (mechanical, thermal, electrical) which leads to the activation of safety valves and/or the rupture of the battery containers. Electrolyte leakage, electrode materials reaction with moisture/water or battery vent/explosion/fire may follow, depending upon the circumstances. 4. First Aid Measures Inhalation Remove from exposure, rest and keep warm. In severe cases obtain medical attention. Skin contact Wash off skin thoroughly with water. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. In severe cases obtain medical attention. Eye contact Irrigate thoroughly with water for at least 15 minutes. Obtain medical attention. Ingestion Wash out mouth thoroughly with water and give plenty of water to drink. Obtain medical attention. Further All cases of eye contamination, persistent skin irritation treatment and casualties who have swallowed this substance or been affected by breathing its vapors should be seen by a Doctor. 5. Fire Fighting Measures CO2 extinguishers or copious quantities of water or water-based foam can be used to cool down burning Li-SOCl2 cells and batteries, as long as the extent of the fire has not progressed to the point that the lithium metal they contain is exposed. Do not use for this purpose sand, dry powder or soda ash, graphite powder or fire blankets. Use only metal (Class D) extinguishers on raw lithium. Extinguishing Use water or CO2 on burning Li-SOCl2 cells or batteries and media class D fire extinguishing agent only on raw lithium. 6. Accidental Release Measures Remove personnel from area until fumes dissipate. Do not breathe vapours or touch liquid with bare hands. If the skin has come into contact with the electrolyte, it should be washed thoroughly with water. Sand or earth should be used to absorb any exuded material. Seal leaking battery and contaminated absorbent material in plastic bag and dispose of as Special Waste in accordance with local regulations. 7. Handling and Storage Handling Do not crush, pierce, short (+) and (-) battery terminals with conductive (i.e. metal) goods. Do not directly heat or solder. Do not throw into fire. Do not mix batteries of different types and brands. Do not mix new and used batteries. Keep batteries in non conductive (i.e. plastic) trays. Storage Store in a cool (preferably below 30°C) and ventilated area, away from moisture, sources of heat, open flames, food and drink. Keep adequate clearance between walls and batteries. Temperature above 100°C may result in battery leakage and rupture. Since short circuit can cause burn, leakage and rupture hazard, keep batteries in original packaging until use and do not jumble them. Other Lithium-Thionyl chloride batteries are not rechargeable and should not be tentatively charged. Follow Manufacturers recommendations regarding maximum recommended currents and operating temperature range. Applying pressure on deforming the battery may lead to disassembly followed by eye, skin and throat irritation. 8. Exposure Controls & Personal Protection Occupational exposure Compound 8hr TWA 15min TWA SK standard Sulfur dioxide 1 ppm 1 ppm - Hydrogen 1 ppm 5 ppm - chloride Respiratory In all fire situations, use self-contained breathing protection apparatus. Hand protection In the event of leakage wear gloves. Eye protection Safety glasses are recommended during handling. Other In the event of leakage, wear chemical apron. 9. Physical and Chemical Properties Appearance Cylindrical shape Odour If leaking, gives off a pungent corrosive odour. pH Not Applicable Flash point Not applicable unless individual components exposed Flammability Not applicable unless individual components exposed Relative density Not applicable unless individual components exposed Solubility Not applicable unless individual components exposed (water) Solubility Not applicable unless individual components exposed (other) 10. Stability and Reactivity Product is stable under conditions described in Section 7. Conditions to Heat above 100°C or incinerate. Deform. Mutilate. Crush. avoid Pierce. Disassemble Recharge. Short circuit. Expose over a long period to humid conditions. Materials to Oxidising agents, alkalis, water. Avoid electrolyte contact avoid with aluminum or zinc. Hazardous Hydrogen (H2) as well as Lithium oxide (Li2O) and Lithium decomposition hydroxide (LiOH) dust is produced in case of reaction of Products lithium metal with water. Chlorine (Cl2), Sulfur dioxide (SO2) and Disulfur dichloride (S2Cl2) are produced in case of thermal decomposition of thionyl chloride above 140°C. Hydrochloric acid (HCl) and Sulfur dioxide (SO2) are produced in case of reaction of Thionyl chloride with water at room temperature. Hydrochloric acid (HCl) fumes, Lithium oxide, (Li2O), Lithium hydroxide (LiOH) and Aluminum hydroxide (Al(OH)3) dust are produced in case of reaction of Lithium tetrachloroaluminate (LiAlCl4) with water. 11. Toxicological Information Signs & symptoms None, unless battery ruptures. In the event of exposure to internal contents, corrosive fumes will be very irritating to skin, eyes and mucous membranes. Overexposure can cause symptoms of non-fibrotic lung injury and membrane irritation. Inhalation Lung irritant. Skin contact Skin irritant Eye contact Eye irritant. Ingestion Tissue damage to throat and gastro-respiratory tract if swallowed. Medical conditions In the event of exposure to internal contents, eczema, generally aggravated skin allergies, lung injuries, asthma and other by exposure respiratory disorders may occur. 12. Ecological Information Mammalian effects None known if used/disposed of correctly. Eco-toxicity None known if used/disposed of correctly. Bioaccumulation potential None known if used/disposed of correctly. Environmental fate None known if used/disposed of correctly. 13. Disposal Considerations Do not incinerate, or subject cells to temperatures in excess of 100oC. Such abuse can result in loss of seal, leakage, and/or cell explosion. Dispose of in accordance with appropriate local regulations. 14. Transport Information Label for For the single cell batteries and multicell battery packs which conveyance are non-restricted to transport, use lithium batteries inside label. For the single cell batteries and multicell battery packs which are restricted to transport (assigned to the Miscellaneous Class 9), use Class 9 Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods and UN Identification Number labels. In all cases, refer to the product transport certificate issued by the Manufacturer. UN number UN3090 Shipping name Lithium Batteries Hazard Depending on their lithium metal content, some single cells and classification small multicell battery packs may be non- assigned to Class 9 (Refer to Transport Certificate) Packing group II IMDG Code 9033 CAS EmS No. 4.1-06 Marine No pollutant ADR Class Class9 15. Regulatory Information Risk Lithium R14/15 Reacts violently with water, liberating phrases (Li) extremely flammable gases. R21 Harmful in contact with skin. R22 Harmful if swallowed. R35 Causes burns. R41 Risk of serious damage to eye. R42/43 May cause sensitization by inhalation and skin contact. Thionyl R14 Reacts with water. chloride R22 Harmful if swallowed. (SOCl2) R35 Causes burns. R37 Irritating to respiratory system. R41 Risk of serious damage to eye. R42/43 May cause sensitization by inhalation and skin contact. Aluminum R14 Reacts with water. Chloride R22 Harmful if swallowed. anhydrous R37 Irritating to respiratory system. (AlCl3) R41 Risk of serious damage to eye. R43 May cause sensitization by skin contact. Safety Lithium S2 Keep out of reach of children phrases (Li) S8 Keep away from moisture S45 In case of incident, seek medical attention. Thionyl S2 Keep out of reach of children. chloride S8 Keep away from moisture. (SOCl2) S24 Avoid contact with skin. S26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse S36 immediately with plenty of water. S37 Wear suitable protective clothing. S45 Wear suitable gloves. In case of incident, seek medical attention. Aluminum S2 Keep out of reach of children. Chloride S8 S22 Keep away from moisture. anhydrous Do not breathe dust. (AlCl3) S24 Avoid contact with skin. S26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse S36 immediately with plenty of water. Wear suitable protective clothing. UK regulatory references Classified under CHIP 16. Other information This information has been compiled from sources considered to be dependable and is, to the best of our knowledge and belief, accurate and reliable as of the date compiled. However, no representation, warranty (either expressed or implied) or guarantee is made to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the information contained herein. This information relates to the specific materials designated and may not be valid for such material used in combination with any other materials or in any process. It is the user's responsibility to satisfy himself as to the suitability and completeness of this information for his particular use. Saft does not accept liability for any loss or damage that may occur, whether direct, indirect, incidental or consequential, from the use of this information. Saft does not offer warranty against patent infringement.
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