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CARBONICSC: 0702
April 2017
CAS #: 7440-44-0
UN #: 1361 (animal or vegetable origin)
EINECS #: 231-153-3

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Highly flammable if powdered. Combustible.  Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent deposition of dust. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding).  Use water spray, powder, foam, carbon dioxide.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 

   
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation      
Skin      
Eyes   Wear safety goggles.  Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). 
Ingestion      

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

flam;flame
DANGER
Catches fire spontaneously if exposed to air 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 4.2; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. 
PACKAGING
Airtight. 
CARBON ICSC: 0702
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
BLACK POWDER OR SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS. ODOURLESS WHEN PURE. 

Physical dangers
Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air. If dry, it can be charged electrostatically by swirling, pneumatic transport, pouring, etc. 

Chemical dangers
The substance may ignite spontaneously on contact with air. On combustion, forms toxic carbon monoxide if ventilation is insufficient. The substance is a strong reducing agent. It reacts violently with oxidants such as bromates, chlorates and nitrates. 

Formula: C
Atomic mass: 12
Boiling point: >4000°C
Melting point: >3500°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.8-3.51
Solubility in water: none 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
 

Effects of short-term exposure
 

Inhalation risk
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
Health effects of exposure to the substance have been extensively investigated but none has been found.
This card applies to pure carbon in a non-fibrous form.
Carbon fibres or carbon containing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons may pose different hazards.
Also consult ICSC # 0471 carbon black and ICSC # 0893 graphite (natural). 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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