Lithium, Elemental

CAS RN: 7439-93-2

NFPA Hazard Classification

Lithium, Elemental

Flammability: 2
Health: 3Instability: 2
Special: W

Health: 3 (Serious)
Materials that, on short exposure, could cause serious temporary or residual injury, including those requiring protection from all bodily contact. Fire fighters may enter the area only if they are protected from all contact with the material. Full protective clothing, including self-contained breathing apparatus, coat, pants, gloves, boots, and bands around legs, arms, and waist, should be provided. No skin surface should be exposed.

Flammability: 2 (Moderate)
This degree includes materials that must be moderately heated before ignition will occur and includes Class II and IIIA combustible liquids and solids and semi-solids that readily give off ignitable vapors. Water spray may be used to extinguish fires in these materials because the materials can be cooled below their flash points.

Instability: 2 (Moderate)
Materials that can undergo violent chemical changes at elevated temperatures and pressures. This also includes materials that may react violently with water or that may form potentially explosive mixtures with water. In advanced or massive fires involving these materials, fire fighting should be done from a safe distance or from a protected location.

Special: Water Reactive
Unusual reactivity with water; do not use water in either fire fighting or spill control response.

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