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CAS Number: 1333-84-2
Content (W/W): >= 94.0 – <= 100.0 %
Chemical name: Aluminum oxide (Al2O3), hydrate
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.
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.
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:
Clean up: Vacuum up spilled product. Place into suitable container for disposal.
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.
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.
Form: powder, granules, pellets, balls
Color: off white
Melting point: 2,050 °C
Solubility in water: insoluble
Hazardous reactions: The product is chemically stable. Reacts with water and basic components to generate heat.
Other information: No data available.
Other ecotoxicological advice: No data available.
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).
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
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
Chemical name: Aluminum oxide
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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