Quartz

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

 

 

1   PRODUCT AND SUPPLIER IDENTIFICATION

Product Name:    Quartz - crucible, dish, disc, rod, tube, wafer

Formula:             SiO2

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):   Not classified as hazardous

GHS Label Elements: N/A

Hazards Not Otherwise Classified: No further information available

Other Hazard Information: Under normal handling and use, exposure to solid forms of this material present few health hazards. If subsequent operations produce dust or fumes, these may irritate lungs, eyes or skin. Long-term exposure to respirable crystalline quartz dusts may cause silicosis or cancer.

 

 

3   COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Ingredient:      Silicon (IV) Oxide

CAS#:               60676-86-0

%:                    100

EC#:                 262-373-8

Common Names and Synonyms: Silicon dioxide, silica, fused silica, fused quartz, quartz optical crystal

 

 

4   FIRST AID MEASURES

General Measures: No special requirements.

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

INGESTION: Rinse mouth with water. Do not induce vomiting. Seek medical attention if symptoms develop or persist. Never induce vomiting or give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

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

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

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: Not flammable. Use suitable extinguishing agent for surrounding materials and type of fire.

Unsuitable Extinguishing Media: No information available.

Specific Hazards Arising from the Material: None expected.

Special Protective Equipment and Precautions for Firefighters: Wear full face, self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing.

 

 

6   ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal Precautions, Protective Equipment, and Emergency Procedures: Wear appropriate respiratory and protective equipment specified in section 8. Avoid breathing dust or fume. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.

Methods and Materials for Containment and Cleaning Up: Avoid creating dust. Sweep or scoop up. Take care with items that are sharp. Place in an appropriate container for further handling and disposal.

Environmental Precautions: Do not allow to enter drains or to be released to the environment.

 

 

7   HANDLING AND STORAGE

Precautions for Safe Handling: Protect against physical damage. Wear cut-resistant gloves when handling breakable or sharp materials. Use protective glasses. Avoid creating dust. Avoid breathing dust or fumes. Provide adequate ventilation if dusts are created. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. See section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.

Conditions for Safe Storage: Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area. Store in a tightly sealed container. See section 10 for more information on incompatible materials.

 

 

8   EXPOSURE CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION

Exposure Limits:                      OSHA/PEL:                                 ACGIH/TLV:

Quartz (respirable)                      10 mg/m3                                   ---

Silica, crystalline (respirable)        ---                                              0.025 mg/m3 (for α-quartz and crystobalite)

Engineering Controls: Ensure adequate ventilation to maintain exposures below occupational limits. 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: Avoid inhaling dusts. Use suitable respirator if dusts are present.

Eye Protection: Safety glasses

Skin Protection: Impermeable gloves, protective work clothing as necessary.

 

 

9   PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance:

Form:                   Solid in various forms

Color:                   Transparent or white

Odor:                    Odorless

Odor Threshold:   Not determined

pH:                                              N/A

Melting Point:                             1710 oC

Boiling Point:                              No data

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):     2.2 - 2.6 g/cc

Solubility in H2O:                         Insoluble

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: Hazardous polymerization will not occur.

Conditions to Avoid: No data

Incompatible Materials: Strong hot alkali solutions, hydrofluoric, fluorosilicic and phosphoric acids.

Hazardous Decomposition Products: None expected.

 

 

11   TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Likely Routes of Exposure: Inhalation, skin and eyes.

Symptoms of Exposure: May cause irritation if dusts or fumes are inhaled or swallowed. Dusts may irritate skin and eyes. 

Acute and Chronic Effects: Silicon dioxide is chemically and biologically inert when ingested. Heavy exposure to freshly formed silica fume may cause an acute reaction similar to metal fume fever. Respirable quartz dust particles can be inhaled and deposited in the lung. Silicosis, lung cancer and pulmonary tuberculosis are associated with occupational exposure to quartz dust. There is sufficient evidence in humans for the carcinogenicity of inhaled crystalline silica in the form of quartz or cristobalite dusts from occupational sources. Because amorphous silica is less fibrogenic than crystalline silica, silicosis has rarely been observed after exposure to pure amorphous silica.

Acute Toxicity: No data

Carcinogenicity:

NTP: Silica, crystalline (respirable size): K - Known to be carcinogenic

IARC: Silica, dust, crystalline, in the form of quartz or cristobalite: 1 - Carcinogenic to humans

 

 

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: Reuse or recycle material whenever possible. Dispose of in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations.

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

 

 

14   TRANSPORT INFORMATION

Shipping Regulations: Not regulated

 

 

15   REGULATORY INFORMATION

TSCA Listed: All components are listed.

Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP): N/A

Canada WHMIS Classification (CPR, SOR/88-66): N/A

HMIS Ratings: Health: 0     Flammability: 0     Physical: 0

NFPA Ratings: Health: 0     Flammability: 0      Reactivity: 0

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

 

 

16   OTHER INFORMATION

Silicosis is a lung disease caused by breathing in crystalline silica dust. Crystalline silica is a basic component of soil, sand, granite, and most other types of rock. Silicosis mostly affects workers exposed to silica dust in occupations such as mining, glass manufacturing, sand-blasting, and foundry work. Over time, inhalation of silica dust particles can cause inflammation, fluid buildup and scarring in the lungs. The symptoms of silicosis usually take many years to develop and include cough, weight loss, and fatigue. Silicosis can also increase the risk of other serious and potentially life-threatening conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer. Even though the risks associated with crystalline silica (silicon dioxide) are mainly from long-term exposure to dusts in industrial settings, it seems prudent to take all precautions against breathing any silicon dioxide dusts.

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:   November 2015