Product identifier used on the label
Recommended use*: Industrial catalyst
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Chemical family: metal oxides
No need for classification according to GHS criteria for this product.
The product does not require a hazard warning label in accordance with GHS criteria.
No specific dangers known, if the regulations/notes for storage and handling are considered.
May be harmful if inhaled.
May cause difficulty breathing.
Inhalation of dust may result in respiratory irritation.
Prolonged and repeated exposure of dust may cause lung damage. Contact with the eyes or skin may cause mechanical irritation. Avoid inhalation of dusts.
Avoid contact with the skin, eyes and clothing.
According to Regulation 1994 OSHA Hazard Communication Standard; 29 CFR Part 1910.1200
The product contains:
Chemical name: Aluminum Oxide (NON-FIBROUS)
1344-28-1 94.0 – 100.0 %
General advice: Remove contaminated clothing.
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.
Symptoms: No significant reaction of the human body to the product known.
Note to physician
Treatment: Treat according to symptoms (decontamination, vital functions), no known specific antidote.
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.
Remarks: Based on the chemical structure there is no shock-sensitivity
Avoid dust formation. Avoid contact with the skin, eyes and clothing. Use personal protective clothing. Information regarding personal protective measures see, section 8.
Prevent spread over a wide area (e.g. by containment or oil barriers). Do not discharge into drains/surface waters/groundwater. Contain contaminated water/firefighting water.
Vacuum up spilled product. Place into suitable container for disposal.
Avoid dust formation in confined areas. Avoid contact with the skin, eyes and clothing. Ensure adequate ventilation.
Protection against fire and explosion: Product is not explosive.
Segregate from reducing agents.
Suitable materials for containers: carbon steel (iron), Low density polyethylene (LDPE), High density polyethylene (HDPE)
Further information on storage conditions: Keep container tightly closed in a cool, well-ventilated place.
Storage stability: Storage temperature: <= 35 °C Keep container dry.
Aluminum oxide OSHA PEL PEL 5 mg/m3 Respirable fraction ; PEL 15 mg/m3 Total dust
ACGIH TLV TWA value 1 mg/m3 Respirable fraction
Provide local exhaust ventilation to control dust. Provide local exhaust ventilation to maintain recommended P.E.L.
Wear a NIOSH-certified (or equivalent) particulate respirator. 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., Consult with glove manufacturer for testing data.
Eye protection: Safety glasses with side-shields.
Body protection: Body protection must be chosen depending on activity and possible exposure, e.g. apron, protecting boots, chemical-protection suit (according to EN 14605 in case of splashes or EN ISO 13982 in case of dust).
General safety and hygiene measures: No eating, drinking, smoking or tobacco use at the place of work.
Form: The form is derived from the trade name
Odor threshold: Not applicable
pH value: 9.4 – 10.1
Flash point: 2,050 °C
Lower explosion limit: Not applicable
Upper explosion limit: Not applicable
Auto ignition: Not applicable
Vapor pressure: Not applicable
Bulk density: 38.0 – 52 lb/ft3 (68°F)
Vapor density: Not applicable
Partitioning coefficient n- octanol/water (log Pow): The value has not been determined because the substance is inorganic.
Self-ignition temperature: Not self-igniting
Thermal decomposition: No decomposition if used correctly.
Viscosity, dynamic: Not applicable, the product is a solid
Solubility in water: Insoluble
Molar mass: 101.96 g/mol
Evaporation rate: Not applicable
No hazardous reactions if stored and handled as prescribed/indicated.
Corrosion to metals: No corrosive effect on metal.
Oxidizing properties: Not fire-propagating
Formation of Flammable gases
Possibility of hazardous reactions: The product is chemically stable. No hazardous reactions known.
Conditions to avoid: Avoid deposition of dust. Avoid dust formation.
Incompatible materials: water, reducing agents
Hazardous decomposition products: Forms no flammable gases in the presence of water.
Decomposition products: Hazardous decomposition products: No hazardous decomposition products known.
Thermal decomposition: No decomposition if used correctly.
Routes of entry for solids and liquids are ingestion and inhalation, but may include eye or skin contact. Routes of entry for gases include inhalation and eye contact. Skin contact may be a route of entry for liquefied gases.
Assessment of acute toxicity: Virtually nontoxic after a single skin contact. Virtually nontoxic by inhalation. Virtually nontoxic after a single ingestion.
Information on: Aluminum oxide
Type of value: LD50
Value: > 10,000 mg/kg (similar to OECD guideline 401)
The data refer to a preparation of the substance.
No mortality was observed. No systemic toxicity.
Information on: Aluminum oxide
Type of value: LC50
Value: > 2.3 mg/l (similar to OECD guideline 403)
Exposure time: 4 h
Tested as dust aerosol.
No mortality was observed.
Irritation / corrosion
Assessment of irritating effects: Inhalation of dust may cause respiratory tract irritation, coughing and breathing difficulties. Contact with the eyes or skin may cause mechanical irritation.
Other Information The product has not been tested. The statements on toxicology have been derived from the properties of the individual components. The product has been assessed on the basis of the components’ available data. To some extent data gaps exist for individual components. According to our present knowledge and experience dangers which are not covered by the current labeling are not to be expected.
No significant reaction of the human body to the product known.
Toxicity to fish
Information on: Aluminum oxide LC50 (96 h) > 218.64 mg/l, Pimephales promelas (Fish test acute, semistatic) The product has not been tested. The statement has been derived from substances/products of a similar structure or composition. Tested above maximum solubility.
Information on: Aluminum oxide No observed effect concentration (48 h) > 100 mg/l, Daphnia magna (OECD Guideline 202, part 1, static)
Tested above maximum solubility. The details of the toxic effect relate to the nominal concentration.
Information on: Aluminum oxide No observed effect concentration (72 h) > 100 mg/l (growth rate), Selenastrum capricornutum (OECD Guideline 201, static) Tested above maximum solubility. The details of the toxic effect relate to the nominal concentration.
Chronic toxicity to fish
Information on: Aluminum oxide EC10 (7 d) 0.0938 mg/l, Pimephales promelas (semistatic)
Chronic toxicity to aquatic invertebrates
Information on: Aluminum oxide No observed effect concentration (21 d) 0.076 mg/l, Daphnia magna (OECD Guideline 211, semistatic) The statement of the toxic effect relates to the analytically determined concentration. The product has not been tested. The statement has been derived from substances/products of a similar structure or composition.
Assessment biodegradation and elimination (H2O)
Not applicable for inorganic substances.
Other ecotoxicological advice: The product has not been tested. The statements on ecotoxicology have been derived from the properties of the individual components. The product has been assessed on the basis of the components’ available data. To some extent data gaps exist for individual components. According to our present knowledge and experience dangers which are not covered by the current labeling are not to be expected.
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).
USDOT Not classified as a dangerous good under transport regulations
IMDG Not classified as a dangerous good under transport regulations
IATA/ICAO Not classified as a dangerous good under transport regulations
Chemical TSCA, US released / listed
Health : 1 Fire: 0 Reactivity: 0 Special:
Health: 1 Flammability: 0 Physical hazard:0
BASF NA Product Regulations SDS Prepared on: 6/21/2015
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