BASF DD-6 14x28

Revised 2015

1. Substance/preparation and company identification

Company: BASF Catalysts LLC, 100 Campus Drive, Florham Park, NJ 07932

24 Hour Emergency Response Information: CHEMTREC: 1-800-424-9300 BASF HOTLINE: 1-800-832-HELP

2. Composition/information on ingredients

CAS Number: 1333-84-2 
Content (W/W): >= 94.0 - <= 100.0 %
Chemical name: Aluminum oxide (Al2O3), hydrate

3. Hazard identification

Emergency overview
CAUTION: MAY CAUSE EYE, SKIN AND RESPIRATORY TRACT IRRITATION. MAY CAUSE DIFFICULTY BREATHING. PROLONGED OR REPEATED CONTACT MAY RESULT IN DERMATITIS. Contact with the eyes or skin may cause mechanical irritation. Contains material which may indicate/cause the possibility of sensory and pulmonary irritation. Avoid contact with the skin, eyes and clothing. Avoid inhalation of dusts. Use with local exhaust ventilation.
Wear a NIOSH-certified (or equivalent) particulate respirator. Wear safety glasses with side-shields. Wear chemical resistant protective gloves. Wear protective clothing. Eye wash fountains and safety showers must be easily accessible.

Potential health effects
Primary routes of exposure: Routes of entry for solids and liquids include eye and skin contact, ingestion and inhalation. Routes of entry for gases include inhalation and eye contact. Skin contact may be a route of entry for liquified gases.

4. First-aid measures

If inhaled: Keep patient calm, remove to fresh air. If necessary, give oxygen. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Seek medical attention if necessary.
If on skin: After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water and soap. Consult a doctor if skin irritation persists.
If in eyes: In case of contact with the eyes, rinse immediately for at least 15 minutes with plenty of water. Immediate medical attention required.
If swallowed: No hazards anticipated. If large quantities are ingested, seek medical advice.

5. Fire-fighting measures

Additional information: Use extinguishing measures to suit surroundings.
Hazards during fire-fighting: No particular hazards known.
Protective equipment for fire-fighting: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and chemical-protective clothing.
NFPA Hazard codes:
Health: 1 Fire: 0 Reactivity: 1 Special:

6. Accidental release measures

Clean up: Vacuum up spilled product. Place into suitable container for disposal.

7. Handling and storage

General advice: Avoid dust formation in confined areas. Avoid contact with the skin, eyes and clothing. Ensure adequate ventilation.

General advice: Keep container tightly closed in a cool, well-ventilated place. 
Storage stability: Keep container dry.

8. Exposure controls and personal protection

Components with workplace control parameters

Aluminum oxide (Al2O3), OSHA PEL 5 mg/m3 Respirable fraction ; PEL 15 mg/m3
hydrate   Total dust ;
  ACGIH TWA value 10 mg/m3 ;

Advice on system design: Ensure adequate ventilation. Provide local exhaust ventilation to maintain recommended P.E.L.

Personal protective equipment
Respiratory protection: Observe OSHA regulations for respirator use (29 CFR 1910.134). Wear appropriate certified respirator when exposure limits may be exceeded.
Hand protection: Wear chemical resistant protective gloves.
Eye protection: Safety glasses with side-shields.
Body protection: Body protection must be chosen based on level of activity and exposure.

9. Physical and chemical properties

Form: powder, granules, pellets, balls
Odor: odorless
Color: off white
Melting point: 2,050 °C
Solubility in water: insoluble

10. Stability and reactivity

Hazardous reactions: The product is chemically stable. Reacts with water and basic components to generate heat.

11. Toxicological information

Chronic toxicity
Other information: No data available.

12. Ecological information

Environmental toxicity
Other ecotoxicological advice: No data available.

13. Disposal considerations

Waste disposal of substance: Dispose of in accordance with local authority regulations. Check for possible recycling. Disposal requirements are dependent on the hazard classification and will vary by location and the type of disposal selected. All waste materials should be reviewed to determine the applicable hazards (testing may be necessary).

14. Transport information

Land transport
USDOT Not classified as a dangerous good under transport regulations
Sea transport
IMDG Not classified as a dangerous good under transport regulations
Air transport
IATA/ICAO Not classified as a dangerous good under transport regulations

15. Regulatory information

Federal Regulations
Registration status: TSCA, US released / listed
OSHA hazard category: Chronic target organ effects reported, ACGIH TLV established
SARA hazard categories (EPCRA 311/312): Acute, Chronic
SARA 313:
CAS Number:1344-28-1
Chemical name: Aluminum oxide

16. Other information

HMIS III rating
Health: 1 Flammability: 0 Physical hazard: 1

HMIS uses a numbering scale ranging from 0 to 4 to indicate the degree of hazard. A value of zero means that the substance possesses essentially no hazard; a rating of four indicates high hazard.

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