Synonyms: Antimony metal powder, Stibium, Antimony black, Regulus of antimony
Description: Milled antimony is a dark grey powder of 200+ mesh, but generally Sb can be bought as heavy, large size silver crystals that look and feel like pyrite. The powder is used for white fires (in lances etc.), to assure ignition (with Al) and as an important ingredient in glitter compositions although they do not necessarily employ antimony. Moreover antimony can be used to harden lead (employed e.g. for casting ball-mill media).
Hazards: Antimony in powdered form is harmful. Do not ingest. Prevent inhaling and contact with eyes and skin. Use proper safety equipments such as latex gloves, goggles and a dust mask or respirator. Toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment. Do not dispose of in the environment.
Hazard Symbols: T, N, Xn, Xi