Agent Name

Yttrium carbide

CAS Number

12071-35-1

Formula

C2-Y

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Yttrium dicarbide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Rare Earth Metals

Description

Powder; [MSDSonline] Yellow odorless pieces; Decomposed by water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Flammability codes (OSHA): 0 = will not burn; 1= must be preheated (flash point >200 deg F); 2 = must be preheated (fp >100 but <200 deg F); 3 = will ignite at fp >73 but <100 deg F; 4 = flammable gas or vapor with bp < 100 and fp < 73 deg F;

Comments

An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "CARBIDES." See "RARE EARTH METALS" and the linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

1 mg/m3, as Y

PEL (OSHA)

1 mg/m3, as Y

Explanatory Notes

Powder will ignite at flash point >73 but <100 deg F; [MSDSonline]

Adverse Effects
Fibrogenic

Yes

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