MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET




I. PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION


Manufacturer/Supplier:

ESPI Metals

1050 Benson Way, Ashland, OR 97520

Toll Free (800) 638-2581 * Fax (541) 488-8313

E-Mail: sales@espimetals.com

 

Trade Name:                    Titanium Oxide

Chemical Family:             Metal oxide

CAS #:                               12137-20-1

Formula:                           TiO

Synonyms:                        Titanium monoxide, titanium (II) oxide



II. HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

 

Hazardous Component:  Titanium Oxide

%:                                     0-100

OSHA/PEL:                     N/E

ACGIH/TLV:                   N/E

 

HMIS Rating: Health: 1              Flammability: 0               Reactivity: 0      Protective Equip: E: glasses, gloves, respirator



III. PHYSICAL DATA

 

Boiling Point:                   >3000 oC

Melting Point:                  1750 oC

Specific Gravity:              4.93 g/cc

Vapor Pressure:               N/A

Solubility in H2O:            Insoluble

% Volatile:                       N/A

Appearance and Odor:    Brown to dark green powder or gold pieces, no odor.



IV. FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA


Flash Point: N/A

Flammability: Non-flammable

Autoignition Temperature: N/A

Flammable Limits: Lower: N/A  Upper: N/A


Extinguishing Media: Use suitable extinguishing agent 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 & Explosion Hazards: May generate 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 titanium oxide have not been thoroughly investigated and recorded.


There are no reported cases in the literature where titanium as such has caused human intoxication. The dusts of titanium or most titanium compounds may be placed in the nuisance category. (Sax, Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials, eighth edition)


Acute Effects:


Inhalation: Dust may cause irritation to the upper respiratory tract and mucous membranes.

Ingestion: No acute health effects recorded.

Skin: Prolonged or repeated contact may cause irritation.

Eye: Prolonged or repeated contact may cause irritation.


Chronic Effects: Inhalation: May cause slight lesions in the lungs, lung fibrosis, bronchitis and emphysema. No other chronic health effects recorded.


Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Overexposure: Pre-existing respiratory disorders.

Carcinogenicity: NTP: No           IARC: No          OSHA: No


EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:


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 of milk or water 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 persists.

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



VI. REACTIVITY DATA


Stability: Stable

Conditions to Avoid: None

Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid): Acids

Hazardous Decomposition Products: None recorded

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. 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: Disposal must be made in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations.



VIII. SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION


Respiratory Protection: NIOSH approved dust respirator.

Ventilation: Use local exhaust to maintain concentration at or below TLV, PEL. General exhaust is recommended.

Protective Gloves: Rubber gloves

Eye Protection: Safety glasses

Other Protective Equipment: Protective gear suitable to prevent contamination.



IX. SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS


Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storage: Store in cool, dry area. Store in tightly sealed container. Store away from acids. Wash thoroughly after handling.

Work 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 and 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.

 

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.



Issued by:            S. Dierks

Date:                    November 2007