Lead Titanate

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Product Name:     Lead Titanate

Formula:              PbTiO3

CAS Number:       12060-00-3




Hazardous Components:  Lead Titanate

Percent (%):                    0-100

OSHA/PEL:                       0.05 mg(Pb)/m3

ACGIH/TLV:                      0.15 mg(Pb)/m3

Other Limits:                    AL 30 ug/m3

HMIS Ratings:

Health:                              3 (chronic health hazard)

Flammability:                   0

Reactivity:                        0




Boiling Point:                  N/E or N/A


Melting Point:                 N/E or N/A

Vapor Pressure:             N/E

Specific Gravity:            7.52 gm/cc

Solubility in H2O:           Insoluble

Appearance and Odor:  Yellow powder, no odor.




Flash Point:  N/E or N/A

Method Used:  Non-flammable

Explosive 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 and Explosion Hazards:  When heated to decomposition, lead titanate may emit toxic fumes of lead.




Effects of Exposure:

Some lead compounds are experimental neoplastigens and tumorigens.  Lead poisoning is one of the commonest of occupational diseases.  The lead must be lin such form, and so distributed, as to gain entrance into the body or tissues of the worker in measurable quantity, otherwise no exposure can be said to exist.  Some lead compounds are carcinogens of the lungs and kidneys.  Lead is a cumulative poison.  Increasing amounts build up in the body and eventually reach a point where symptoms and disability occur.

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:  DANGER-POISON.  May cause irritation to the upper respiratory system, insomnia, dryness of the mouth and a metallic taste.

Ingestion:  DANGER-POISON.  May cause constipation and abdominal pain, colic tremors, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, metallic taste, loss of appetite, irritability and muscle pain.  May cause acute lead toxicity.

Skin:  May cause irritation.

Eye:  May cause irritation.

Chronic Effects:

Inhalation:  May cause chronic lead toxicity.  May be toxic to the central and peripheral nervous system afftecting the cerebellum, spinal cord, motor and sensory nerves.

Ingestion:  May cause anemia, gingival lead line, paralysis in the wrist and permanent neurological injury.  May cause chronic lead toxicity.  May cause nephritis, scarring and shrinking of the kidney tissue.

Skin:  No chronic health effects recorded.

Eye:  No chronic health effects recorded.

Routes of Entry:  Inhalation, ingestion.

Target Organs:  May affect the gastrointestinal tract, central nervous system, kidneys, blood, skin and the gingival tissue.

Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure:  Pre-existing lung and circulatory disorders.

CarcinogenicityNTP:  No     IARC:  No     OSHA:  Yes



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 water or milk 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 persist.

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




Stability:  Stable

Conditions to Avoid:  None

Incompatibility (Material to Avoid):  None

Hazardous Decomposition Products:  Fumes of lead.

Hazardous Polymerization:  Will not occur.




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




Respiratory Protection:  Select according to OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1025(f)(2) Table II.

Ventilation:  Use local exhaust to maintain concentration at or below the TLV, PEL.  General exhaust is not recommended.

Protective Gloves:  Rubber gloves.

Eye Protection:  Safety glasses.

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




Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storage:  Store in a tightly closed container in a cool, dry area.  Wash thoroughly after handling.

Work/Hygienic/Maintenance 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.

Some of the chemicals listed herein are research or experimental substances which may by toxic, as defined by various governmental regulations.  In accordance with Environmental Protection Agency regulations and the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), these materials should only be handled by, or under the direct supervision of, a “technically qualified individual”, as defined in 40 CFR 710.2(aa).



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

Dated:                   January 1995