MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
I. PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
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Trade Name: Titanium Carbide
Chemical Nature: Metal carbide
CAS #: 12070-08-5
II. HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
Hazardous Component: Titanium Carbide
HMIS Rating (Powder): Health: 1 Flammability: 2 Reactivity: 1 Personal Protection: B: glasses, gloves
III. PHYSICAL DATA
Boiling Point: 4820 oC
Melting Point: 3050 - 3230 oC
Specific Gravity: 4.93 g/cc
Vapor Pressure: N/A
Solubility in H2O: Insoluble
% Volatiles: N/A
Appearance and Odor: Dark grey metallic powder, no odor.
IV. FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA
Flash Point (Method Used): N/A
Autoignition Temperature: N/E
Flammable Limits: Upper: N/A Lower: N/A
Extinguishing Media: Do not use water. Use special powder for metal fires
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Firefighters must wear full face, self-contained breathing apparatus with full protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Unusual Fire & Explosion Hazard: Titanium carbide powder < 5 microns is highly flammable. Spontaneous dust explosion may occur if dust is very fine. Contact with acids and alkalis releases flammable hydrogen gases. When heated to decomposition titanium carbide may release metal oxide fume.
V. HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
Effects of Exposure:
To the best of our knowledge the chemical, physical and toxicological properties of titanium carbide have not been thoroughly investigated and reported.
Titanium and titanium compounds are considered physiologically inert. There are no reported cases in the literature where titanium as such has caused human intoxication.
Inhalation: Dust may cause irritation to the upper respiratory tract and mucous membranes.
Ingestion: May be irritating to the gastrointestinal tract.
Skin: May cause irritation.
Eye: May cause irritation.
Chronic Effects: No chronic health effects recorded.
Carcinogenicity: NTP: No IARC: No OSHA: No
EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:
INHALATION: Remove to fresh air, keep warm and quiet, if required, provide artificial respiration. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.
INGESTION: Give 1-2 glasses of milk or water and induce vomiting, seek medical attention if symptoms persist. Never induce vomiting or give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
SKIN: Wash affected area with soap and water and rinse thoroughly. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.
EYE: Flush eyes with water, including under upper and lower eyelids, for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.
VI. REACTIVITY DATA
Conditions to Avoid: None
Incompatibility (Material to Avoid): Acids, bases, oxidizing agents, air.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Metal oxide fume, hydrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.
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. Scoop up or vacuum 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: Consult Federal, State, or Local authorities for proper disposal procedures in your area.
VIII. SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory Protection: Use suitable respirator when high concentrations are present.
Ventilation: Use local exhaust (fume hood). General exhaust is recommended.
Protective Gloves: Impervious gloves
Eye Protection: Safety glasses
Other Protective Equipment: Protective work clothing.
IX. SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storage: Store in a cool, dry place in tightly sealed containers. Keep ignition sources away. Protect against electrostatic charges. Fumes can combine with air to form an explosive mixture. Do not store together with oxidizing and acidic materials. Do not store together with alkalies (caustic solutions). Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
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. Maintain eyewash capable of sustained flushing, safety drench shower and facilities for washing.
Hazard Class: None
Hazard Class: 4.1
Identification Number: UN3178
Packing Group: III
Proper Shipping Name: Flammable solid, inorganic, n.o.s. (titanium carbide)
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
Date: April 2006