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TITANIUM CARBIDE
ICSC: 1319
Peer-Review Status: 26.11.1998 Validated
 
CAS #: 12070-08-5 EINECS #: 235-120-4
    Formula: TiC
Molecular mass: 59.9

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE     In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.  Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent deposition of dust.   
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!   
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
PACKAGING & 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.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
   

IMPORTANT DATA
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. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

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

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

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

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


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 4820°C
Melting point: 3140°C
Density: 4.9 g/cm³
Solubility in water: none 
 

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
 

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