Zirconium Silicate

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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

 

 

I.   PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION

Manufacturer/Supplier:

ESPI Metals

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Product Name:     Zirconium Silicate

Formula:              ZrSiO4

CAS Number:       10101-52-7

 

 

II.   HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

Hazardous Components:   Zirconium Silicate

Percent (%):                     0-100

OSHA/PEL:                        5 mg/m3 (as Zr)

ACGIH/TLV:                       5 mg/m3 (as Zr)

 

 

III.   PHYSICAL DATA

Boiling Point:                    N/E

Melting Point:                   2550 oC

Specific Gravity:              4.56 g/cc

Solubility in H2O:             Insoluble

Appearance and Odor:    White to yellow powder, no odor.

 

 

IV.   FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA

Flash Point:  N/A

Autoignition Temperature:  N/A

Explosive LimitsLower:  N/A         Upper:  N/A

 

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

Special Fire Fighting Procedures:  Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes. 

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards:  Material may emit toxic fumes if involved in a fire.

 

 

V.   HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION

Effects of Exposure:

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

Due to the chemical inertness of zirconium it is considered to be of low toxicity. Most zirconium compounds in common use are insoluble and considered inert.  Pulmonary granuloma in zirconium workers has been reported.

Inorganic silicon compounds may be acute inhalation irritants. Prolonged inhalation may cause pulmonary fibrosis, known as silicosis.

Acute Effects:

Inhalation:  May cause mild irritation to the lungs and respiratory tract.

Ingestion:  No acute health effects recorded.

Skin:  May cause irritation.

Eye:  May cause irritation.

Chronic Effects:

Inhalation:  May cause pulmonary granulomas.

Ingestion:  No chronic health effects recorded.

Skin:  May cause dermatitis and skin granulomas.

Eye:  No chronic health effects recorded.

 

Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure:  Respiratory disorders.

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. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

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

SKIN:  Brush off skin, wash area with soap and water.  Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

EYE:  Flush eyes with lukewarm water for 15 minutes. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

 

 

VI.   REACTIVITY DATA

Stability:  Stable

Conditions to Avoid:  No data

Incompatibility (Material to Avoid):  Oxidizing agents.

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. Scoop up or vacuum up the spill using a high efficiency unit and place in a closed container for proper disposal.  Take care not to raise dust.

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

 

 

VIII.   SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

Respiratory Protection:  NIOSH approved respirator.

Ventilation:  Use local exhaust to maintain exposure below TLV. General exhaust recommended

Protective Gloves:  Impermeable gloves

Eye Protection:  Safety Glasses

Other Protective Equipment:  Wear protective apparel to prevent contamination of skin and clothing.

 

 

IX.   SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

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

Work Practices:  Implement engineering and work practice controls to reduce and maintain concentration of exposure.  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.

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.

 

Prepared by:             ESPI Metals

Revised/Reviewed:    August 2012