Aluminum Nitride

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1   PRODUCT AND SUPPLIER IDENTIFICATION

Product Name:    Aluminum Nitride

Formula:             AlN

Supplier:             ESPI Metals

                            1050 Benson Way

                            Ashland, OR 97520

Telephone:          800-638-2581

Fax:                     541-488-8313

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Emergency:         Infotrac 800-535-5053 (US) or 352-323-3500 (24 hour)

Recommended Uses:  Scientific Research

 

 

2   HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

GHS Classification (29 CFR 1910.1200): Skin irritation, category 2, Eye irritation, Category 2A, Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure, category 3.

GHS Label Elements:

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Signal Word: Warning

Hazard Statements: H315 Causes skin irritation, H319 Causes serious eye irritation, H335 May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P261 Avoid breathing dust, P264 Wash skin thoroughly after handling, P271 Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area, P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection, P302+P352 IF ON SKIN: wash with plenty of soap and water, P332+P313 IF SKIN irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention, P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing, P337+P313 IF eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention, P304+P312+P340 IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing, Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell, P362 Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse, P405 Store locked up, P501 Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local, state or federal regulations.

 

 

3   COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Ingredient:     Aluminum Nitride

CAS#:              24304-00-5

%:                   100

EC#:                246-140-8

 

 

4   FIRST AID MEASURES

General Measures: Remove patient from area of exposure.

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

INGESTION: Quickly wipe material from mouth and rinse with water. 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 if symptoms persist.

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

Most Important Symptoms/Effects, Acute and Delayed: May cause irritation. See section 11 for more information.

Indication of Immediate Medical Attention and Special Treatment: No other relevant information available.

 

 

5   FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

Extinguishing Media: Use Class D, dry sand, or other dry powder extinguishing agent.

Unsuitable Extinguishing Media: Do not use water or halogenated extinguishing agents.

Specific Hazards Arising from the Material: May emit toxic fumes under fire conditions.

Special Protective Equipment and Precautions for Firefighters: Full face, self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.

 

 

6   ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal Precautions, Protective Equipment, and Emergency Procedures: Wear appropriate respiratory and protective equipment specified in section 8. Isolate spill area and provide ventilation. Avoid breathing dust or fume. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Eliminate all sources of ignition.

Methods and Materials for Containment and Cleaning Up: Avoid raising dust. Sweep or scoop spilled product and place in a closed container for further handling and disposal. Place in properly labeled closed containers. Do not use water for clean-up.

Environmental Precautions: Do not flush to sewer, stream, or other bodies of water. Do not allow to enter drains or to be released to the environment.

 

 

7   HANDLING AND STORAGE

Precautions for Safe Handling: Handle in an enclosed, controlled process under inert gas. Protect from humidity and moisture. Avoid creating dust. Provide adequate ventilation if dusts are created. Avoid breathing dust or fumes. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Wash thoroughly before eating or smoking. See section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.

Conditions for Safe Storage, Including Any Incompatibilities: Store in a tightly sealed container under inert gas. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area. Protect from water and moisture. See section 10 for more information on incompatible materials.

 

 

8   EXPOSURE CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION

Exposure Limits:     OSHA/PEL:                              ACGIH/TLV:

Aluminum Nitride        No exposure limit established     No exposure limit established

Appropriate Engineering Controls: Handle in an enclosed, controlled process under dry argon. Whenever possible the use of local exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls is the preferred method of controlling exposure to airborne dust and fume to meet established occupational exposure limits. 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.

Individual Protection Measures, Such as Personal Protective Equipment:

Respiratory Protection: NIOSH approved respirator.

Eye Protection: NIOSH approved safety glasses

Skin Protection: Wear impermeable gloves, protective work clothing as necessary.

 

 

9   PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance:

Form:                   Powder or pieces

Color:                   No data

Odor:                    Ammonia odor in moist air

Odor Threshold:  Not determined

pH:                                              N/A

Melting Point:                             >2200 oC (in N2)

Boiling Point:                              2000 oC (sublimes)

Flash Point:                                 N/A

Evaporation Rate:                       N/A

Flammability:                             No data

Upper Flammable Limit:             No data

Lower Flammable Limit:             No data

Vapor Pressure:                          No data

Vapor Density:                            N/A

Relative Density (Specific Gravity):     3.26 g/cc

Solubility in H2O:                        Decomposes

Partition Coefficient (n-octanol/water):   Not determined

Autoignition Temperature:         No data

Decomposition Temperature:     No data

Viscosity:                                     N/A

 

 

10   STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Reactivity: No specific test data available.

Chemical Stability: Stable under recommended storage conditions.

Possibility of Hazardous Reactions: Will react with water to produce ammonia gas; explosive gases may be produced if chlorinated vapors are also present. Contact with acids may generate flammable hydrogen gas.

Conditions to Avoid: Hygroscopic, protect from moisture.

Incompatible Materials: Acids, bases, oxidizing agents, water/moisture, chlorinated vapors.

Hazardous Decomposition Products: Aluminum oxides, aluminum hydroxides, nitrogen oxides, ammonia.

 

 

11   TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Likely Routes of Exposure: Inhalation, skin and eyes.

Symptoms of Exposure: May cause irritation or burns to eyes, lungs and abraded skin.

Acute and Chronic Effects:

Aluminum: There is strong evidence that aluminum (compounds) can cause irritation following exposure via either inhalation or injection. Modest evidence of an effect exists for reproductive toxicity following oral exposure, for neurological toxicity following either oral or injection exposure, and for bone toxicity following injection exposure. All other effects were judged to be supported by either limited evidence or no clear evidence at all.1

Nitrides: The nitrides of the alkaline earth metals react with water to form ammonia and the oxide or hydroxide of the metal and therefore may cause irritation and/or burns to moist tissue and mucous membranes. The nitrides of boron, silicon, and the transition metals are refractory, hard, and resistant to chemical attack and therefore tend to cause mechanical irritation only.

Acute Toxicity: No data

Carcinogenicity: NTP: Not identified as carcinogenic   IARC: Not identified as carcinogenic

To the best of our knowledge the chemical, physical and toxicological characteristics of the substance are not fully known.

 

 

12   ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Ecotoxicity: No data

Persistence and Degradability: No data

Bioaccumulative Potential: No data

Mobility in Soil: No data

Other Adverse Effects: Do not allow material to be released to the environment. No further relevant information available.

 

 

13   DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste Disposal Method:

Product: Dispose of in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations.

Packaging: Dispose of in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations.

 

 

14   TRANSPORT INFORMATION

UN Number:                            UN2813

UN Proper Shipping Name:    Water reactive solid, n.o.s. (Aluminum Nitride)

Transport Hazard Class:        4.3

Packing Group:                       III

Marine Pollutant:                    No

 

 

15   REGULATORY INFORMATION

TSCA Listed: Yes

DSL Listed:  Yes

Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP): Skin irritation, category 2, Eye irritation, Category 2A, Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure, category 3.

WHMIS 2015 Classification: Skin irritation, Eye irritation, Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure.

HMIS Ratings: Health: 2     Flammability: 0     Physical: 1

NFPA Ratings: Health: 2     Flammability: 0     Instability: 1     Special Hazard: W

Chemical Safety Assessment: A chemical safety assessment has not been carried out.

 

 

16   OTHER INFORMATION

1Krewski et al. (2007) Human Health Risk Assessment for Aluminum, Aluminum Oxide, and Aluminum Hydroxide, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2782734/

The information contained in this document is based on the state of our knowledge at the time of publication and is believed to be correct, but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. ESPI Metals makes no representation, warranty, or guarantee of any kind with respect to the information contained in this document or any use of the product based on this information. ESPI Metals shall not be held liable for any damages resulting from handling or from contact with the above product. Users should satisfy themselves that they have all current data relevant to their particular use.

 

Prepared by:              ESPI Metals

Revised/Reviewed:    February 2016

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