From: "Hakkinen, Pertti (NIH/NLM) [E]" <hakkinenp**At_Symbol_Here**MAIL.NLM.NIH.GOV>
Subject: Re: Fwd: [DCHAS-L] [nescesa-l] Elemental Gadolinium
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 19:39:50 +0000
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FYI, the NIH National Library of Medicine's Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), Haz-Map ("...occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the adverse effects of workplace exposures to chemical and biological agents") and Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD) have Gadolinium-related records. Please feel free to search for Gadolinium information via NLM's TOXNET suite of databases:


Pertti (Bert) J. Hakkinen, Ph.D.
Acting Head, Office of Clinical Toxicology
Specialized Information Services
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health

From: Suzanne Howard [showard**At_Symbol_Here**WELLESLEY.EDU]
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2014 03:15 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Fwd: [nescesa-l] Elemental Gadolinium

Good Afternoon, Please see note below from a colleague in the EHS Office at Wellesley College. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks!

Suzanne Howard
Director, EHS
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

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From: Justin P Finne >
Date: Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 3:04 PM
Subject: Elemental Gadolinium

Hey everybody,

Does anybody have experience with gadolinium foil?

We have a researcher who wants to use this material. Does anybody know if it's truly as hazardous as described in the SDS?

SDS states "moisture and air sensitive, handle under dry protective gas, spontaneously flammable in air" etc. And then there's this...

Foil vs rod? Elemental vs alloy?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance!


Justin Finne
EHS Officer
Wellesley College


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