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TITANIUM CARBIDEICSC: 1319
November 1998
CAS #: 12070-08-5
EC Number: 235-120-4

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION   Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.    Closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent deposition of dust.  In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes   Wear safety spectacles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.   
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. 

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. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
 
PACKAGING
 
TITANIUM CARBIDE ICSC: 1319
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
GREY CRYSTALLINE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air. 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on contact with sparks. This generates fire and explosion hazard. 

Formula: TiC
Molecular mass: 59.9
Boiling point: 4820°C
Melting point: 3140°C
Density: 4.9 g/cm³
Solubility in water: none 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the respiratory tract. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged inhalation of dust particles may cause effects on the lungs. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated adequately.
The substance is usually used in combination with other compounds such as tungsten carbide, cobalt.
Workers exposed to mixed dusts containing titanium carbide have developed pneumoconiosis. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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