Titanium Nitride

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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

 

 

I.  PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION

Manufacturer/Supplier:

ESPI Metals

1050 Benson Way, Ashland, OR 97520

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Product Name:   Titanium Nitride

Formula:             TiN

CAS Number:      25583-20-4

 

 

 

II.  HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

Hazardous Component:   Titanium Nitride 

Percent (%):                    0-100 

OSHA/PEL:                        N/E 

ACGIH/TLV:                       N/E

HMIS Ratings (Powder):

Health:                              1

Flammability:                   0

Reactivity:                        1

 

 

III.  PHYSICAL DATA

Boiling Point:                   N/A

Melting Point:                  2930 oC

Specific Gravity:             5.22 g/cc

Solubility in H2O:             Insoluble

Appearance and Odor:    Yellow-bronze powder, no odor.

 

 

IV.  FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA

Flash Point:  N/A

Autoignition Temperature:  N/E 

Explosive LimitsLower:  N/E          Upper:  N/E

Extinguishing Media:  Use extinguishing  media suitable for surrounding material and type of fire.

Special Firefighting Procedures:  Firefighters must wear full face, self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.  Fumes from fire are hazardous.  Isolate runoff to prevent environmental pollution.

Unusual Fire & Explosion:  When heated to decomposition, titanium nitride may emit toxic fumes of NOx.

 

 

V.  HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION

Effects of Exposure:

To the best of our knowledge the chemical, physical and toxicological properties of titanium nitride have not been thoroughly investigated and recorded.

Titanium compounds are generally considered to be physiologically inert.  There are no reported cases in the literature where titanium as such has caused human intoxication.  The dusts of titanium or most titanium compounds such as titanium oxide may be placed in the nuisance category (Sax, Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials).

The details of the toxicity of nitrides as a group are unknown.  However, many nitrides react with moisture to evolve ammonia.  This gas is an irritant to mucous membranes.

Acute Effects:

Inhalation:  May cause irritation to the respiratory system and mucous membranes of the nose and throat.

Ingestion:  Considered to have low toxicity by ingestion.

Skin:  May cause irritation.

Eye:  May cause moderate irritation.

Chronic Effects:

Inhalation:  May cause pulmonary edema.

Ingestion:  No chronic health effects recorded.

SkinNo chronic health effects recorded.

EyeNo chronic health effects recorded.

Routes of Entry:  Inhalation, skin, eye.

Target Organs:  May affect the respiratory system, skin and eyes.

Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure:  Pre-existing lung or skin conditions.

CarcinogenicityNTP:  No               IARC:  No             OSHA:  No

 

EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:

INHALATION:  Remove to fresh air, keep warm and quiet, give oxygen if breathing is difficult and seek medical attention.

INGESTION:  Give 1-2 glasses of milk or water to dilute. Do not induce vomiting.  Seek medical attention. 

SKIN:  Remove contaminated clothing, brush material off skin, wash affected area with soap and water. Seek medical attention.

EYE:  Flush eyes with lukewarm water, including under upper and lower eyelids, for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention.

 

 

VI.  REACTIVITY DATA

Stability:  Stable

Conditions to Avoid:  None.

Incompatibility (Material to Avoid):  Strong oxidizing agents.

Hazardous Decomposition Products:  Oxides of nitrogen, metal oxide fume.

Hazardous Polymerization:  Will not occur.

 

 

VII.  SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES

Steps to Be Taken in Case Material Is Released or Spilled:  Wear appropriate respiratory and protective equipment specified in section VIII.  Isolate spill area and provide ventilation.  Scoop up or vacuum up spill using a high efficiency particulate absolute (HEPA) air filter and place in a closed container for proper disposal.  Take care not to raise dust.

Waste Disposal Method:  Dispose of in accordance with all Federal, State and Local Environmental Regulations.

 

 

VIII.  SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

Respiratory Protection:  NIOSH approved respirator.

Ventilation:  Use appropriate local exhaust ventilation to maintain low levels of exposure.

Protective Gloves:  Rubber gloves

Eye Protection:  Safety goggles

Other Protective Clothing or Equipment:  Chemically resistant clothing is recommended to minimize skin contact.

 

 

IX.  SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storage:  Keep container tightly sealed. Avoid breathing dust.  Avoid getting in eyes or on skin.  Wash thoroughly after handling.  Store in a cool, dry place.  Avoid contact with moisture.  Reseal containers immediately after use.

Work Practices:  Implement engineering and work practice controls to reduce and maintain concentration of exposure at low levels.  Use good housekeeping and sanitation practices.  Do not use tobacco or food in work area.  Wash thoroughly before eating or smoking.  Do not blow dust off clothing or skin with compressed air.  Maintain eyewash capable of sustained flushing, safety drench shower and facilities for washing.

TSCA Listed:  Yes

DOT Regulations: 

Hazard Class:                  None

 

The above information is believed to be correct, but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide.  ESPI shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.

 

Issued by:                S. Dierks

Revised/Verified:       January 2013