Titanium Oxide TiO2

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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 Oxide

Formula:            TiO2

CAS Number:      13463-67-7

Synonyms:         Titanium Dioxide, Titanium IV Oxide

 

 

II.  HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

Hazardous Component:  Titanium IV Oxide 

Percent (%):                   0-100 

OSHA/PEL:                      15 mg/m3 

ACGIH/TLV:                    10 mg/m3 

HMIS Ratings:

Health:                            1

Flammability:                 0

Reactivity:                      0

 

 

III.  PHYSICAL DATA

Boiling Point:                  2500 - 3000 oC

Melting Point:                 1830 - 1850 oC

Specific Gravity:             4.26 g/cc

Solubility in H2O:            Insoluble

Appearance and Odor:   White powder, no odor.

 

 

IV.  FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA

Flash Point:  N/A

Autoignition Temperature:  N/A

Flammable LimitsLower:  N/A      Upper:  N/A

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

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

Unusual Fire & Explosion Hazards:  May have a violent or incandescent reaction with metals at high temperatures.

 

 

V.  HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION

Effects of Exposure:

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

Titanium is 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.

Acute Effects:

Inhalation:  High concentrations of dust may cause mild, temporary irritation to the upper respiratory tract and mucous membranes.

Ingestion:  No acute health effects recorded.

Skin:  May cause mild irritation.

Eye:  May cause 'foreign body' irritation.

Chronic Effects:

Inhalation:  Long-term exposure to high concentrations may cause increased mucous flow in the nose and respiratory system, decreased lung function, mild fibrosis, and thickening of the lining of the lung cavity.

Ingestion:  No chronic health effects recorded.

SkinNo chronic health effects recorded.

Eye:  No chronic health effects recorded.

Medical Conditions Possibly Aggravated by Overexposure:  Pre-existing respiratory disorders.

CarcinogenicityNTP:  No           IARC:  No             OSHA:  No

 

EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:

INHALATION:  Remove victim 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 and induce vomiting; seek medical attention.  Never induce vomiting or give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

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

EYE:  Flush eyes with lukewarm water, lifting upper and lower eyelids, for at least 15 minutes.  Seek medical attention if symptoms persists.

 

 

VI.  REACTIVITY DATA

Stability:  Stable

Conditions to Avoid:  None

Incompatibility (Material to Avoid):  Strong acids, aluminum, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, zinc.

Hazardous Decomposition Products:  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.  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:  Disposal must be made in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations.

 

 

VIII.  SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

Respiratory Protection:  NIOSH approved dust respirator.

Ventilation:  Use local exhaust to maintain concentration at or below TLV, PEL.  Mechanical exhaust is recommended.

Protective Gloves:  Rubber gloves

Eye Protection:  Safety glasses

Other Protective Clothing or Equipment:  Protective gear suitable to prevent contamination.

 

 

IX.  SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

Precautions to Be Taken in Storage and Handling:  Store in tightly closed containers in cool, dry place.  Wash hands and face thoroughly.

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 and smoking.  Do not blow dust off clothing or skin with compressed air. Maintain sink, safety shower and eyewash fountain in the work area.

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:       August 2012