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Material Safety Data Sheet Alumina Trihydrate MSDS No. 9605.33 Date of Preparation: 12/10/96 Revision: 10/22/07 Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification Product/Chemical Name: Alumina Trihydrate Synonyms: Alumina Hydrate, ATH, Aluminum Hydroxide, Trihydrate D’aluminae, Hydrate d’aluminae, Gibbsite, Hydroxide d’aluminum, Alumine hydrate, hydrated alumina, Trioxyde d’aluminum, Aluminum Trihydroxide, Al203·3H2O General Use: refractory material, abrasive, fire retardant and smoke suppressant for plastics, ceramic material. Manufacturer: The R. J. Marshall Company Emergency Phone: (800) 424-9300 26776 W. 12 Mile Road Date Revised: 10/23/07 Southfield, MI 48034-7807 Preparer: Stephanie Nichols Phone (248) 353-4100, Fax (248) 948-6460 Section 2 - Composition / Information on Ingredients Ingredient Name CAS Number Alumina Trihydrate 21645-51-2 Trace Impurities: OSHA PEL ACGIH TLV Ingredient TWA STEL TWA STEL Alumina Trihydrate none estab. none estab. none estab. none estab. Nuisance Dust 15 mg/m3 total, 5 mg/m3 respirable none estab. none estab. none estab. Section 3 - Hazards Identification Emergency Overview Potential Health Effects Primary Entry Routes: Inhalation, Eye, and Ingestion. Acute Effects Inhalation: Inhalation of high concentrations of this inert nuisance particulate can result in mild irritation of the respiratory tract. Eye: May cause irritation through mechanical abrasion. Skin: May cause irritation through mechanical abrasion. Ingestion: Unlikely. Carcinogenicity: IARC, NTP, and OSHA do not list alumina trihydrate as a carcinogen. Medical Conditions Aggravated by Long-Term Exposure: n/a Chronic Effects: n/a Section 4 - First Aid Measures Inhalation: If overcome by high dust concentrations, remove to a ventilated area. Eye Contact: Flush eyes thoroughly for 15 minutes taking care to rinse under eyelids. Do not scrub. Abrasion may cause irritation. If discomfort continues, continue to wash with water. If irritation persists, consult a physician. Skin Contact: Wash skin thoroughly with soap and water for at least 15 minutes. Consult a physician if irritation persists. Ingestion: If swallowed, dilute with large amounts of water. Do not induce vomiting. Consult a physician immediately. After first aid, get appropriate in-plant, paramedic, or community medical support. Note to Physicians: n/a Special Precautions/Procedures: n/a Section 5 - Fire-Fighting Measures Flash Point: None known. Flash Point Method: n/a Burning Rate: Does not burn. Auto-ignition Temperature: Does not ignite. Flammability Classification: n/a Extinguishing Media: Water spray, carbon dioxide, or other dry chemical. Unusual Fire or Explosion Hazards: None known. HMIS H F R 1 0 0 PPE† E †Sec. 8 Revision date 10/22/07 Alumina Trihydrate MSDS No. 9605.33 Page 2 of 4 Hazardous Combustion Products: None. Fire-Fighting Instructions: Do not release runoff from fire control methods to sewers or waterways. Fire-Fighting Equipment: Because fire may produce toxic thermal decomposition products, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) with a full face-piece operated in pressure-demand or positive-pressure mode. Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures Spill /Leak Procedures: Collect solids. Recycle if possible. Regulatory Requirements: Follow applicable OSHA regulations (29 CFR 1910.120). Section 7 - Handling and Storage Handling Precautions: Avoid generating dust during handling. Storage Requirements: Keep material dry. Section 8 - Exposure Controls / Personal Protection Engineering Controls: Ventilation: Provide general or local exhaust ventilation systems to maintain airborne concentrations below OSHA PELs (Sec. 2). Local exhaust ventilation is preferred because it prevents contaminant dispersion into the work area by controlling it at its source. Administrative Controls: Protective Clothing/Equipment: Wear tightly fitting safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields. Contaminated Equipment: Separate contaminated work clothes from street clothes. Launder before reuse. Remove this material from your shoes and clean personal protective equipment. Comments: Never eat, drink, or smoke in work areas. Practice good personal hygiene after using this material, especially before eating, drinking, smoking, using the toilet, or applying cosmetics. Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties Physical State: white powder Appearance and Odor: white odorless powder Odor Threshold: n/e Vapor Pressure: n/e Vapor Density (Air=1): n/a Formula Weight: n/a Density: 8-80lb/ft3 Specific Gravity (H2O=1, at 4 °C): 2.4 pH: 8.5-10.2 (20% solution) Water Solubility: Insoluble Other Solubilities: Soluble in alkaline aqueous solutions or in HCL, H2SO4, and other strong acids in the presence of some water. Boiling Point: n/a Freezing/Melting Point: 3700F (2038C) Viscosity: n/a Refractive Index: n/a Surface Tension: n/a % Volatile: n/a Evaporation Rate: n/a Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity Stability: Alumina trihydrate is stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions. Polymerization: Hazardous polymerization cannot occur. Chemical Incompatibilities: Strong acids and bases. Alumina trihydrate reacts vigorously with strong acids and will dissolve in caustic solutions. Reactivity with Heat: When exposed to fire or heat, hydrated alumina loses its water of crystallization beginning at 392F (200C). Hazardous Decomposition Products: n/a Revision date 10/22/07 Alumina Trihydrate MSDS No. 9605.33 Page 3 of 4 Section 11- Toxicological Information Toxicity Data:* Eye Effects: Nuisance dust. May cause irritation through mechanical abrasion. Flush with water for at least 15 minutes. Consult physician if irritation is persistent. Skin Effects: Nuisance dust. May cause irritation through mechanical abrasion. Wash skin thoroughly with soap and water. Acute Inhalation Effects: Nuisance dust. Overexposure to dust may cause irritation to the respiratory tract. Should this occur, remove affected individual to fresh air. If symptoms persist, consult a physician. Acute Oral Effects: None known. Chronic Effects: None known. Carcinogenicity: Neither this product nor any of its components are considered carcinogenic by OSHA, IARC, NTP, or ACGIH. Section 12 - Ecological Information No information available. Section 13 - Disposal Considerations Disposal: Recycle if possible or landfill. This substance is inert and does not require special disposal methods. Follow applicable Federal, state, and local regulations. Section 14 - Transport Information DOT Transportation Data (49 CFR 172.101): This product is not classified as dangerous under the transport regulations for road, rail, sea, or air transport. Section 15 - Regulatory Information EPA Regulations: RCRA Hazardous Waste Number: Not listed (40 CFR 261.33) RCRA Hazardous Waste Classification (40 CFR 261.??): Not classified CERCLA Hazardous Substance (40 CFR 302.4) not listed SARA Toxic Chemical (40 CFR 372.65): Not listed SARA EHS (Extremely Hazardous Substance) (40 CFR 355): Not listed OSHA Regulations: Air Contaminant (29 CFR 1910.1000, Table Z-1, Z-1-A): Not listed OSHA Specifically Regulated Substance (29CFR 1910.????) TSCA This substance or all of its components are on the Chemical Substances Inventory of the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA Inventory [USA]). Please note that this product is not subject to any legal reporting requirements under these acts. INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS Canadian Domestic Substances List: This substance or all of its components are listed on the Canadian DSL. European Community: This substance or all of its components are listed on ECOIN, the European Core Inventory (EC) market. EINECS, the European Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances: 244-492-7. Japanese Gazette: This substance or all of its components are listed on ENCS, contained with class inorganic compounds. The ENCS number is: 1-17. Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances: This substance or all of its components are listed on the AICS. Korean Existing Chemicals List: This substance or all of its components are listed on the ECL. The ECL serial number is: KE-00980. Swiss: This substance or all of its components are listed on the Giftliste 1 (List of Toxic Substances). The SWISS number is: G-4621. Philippines Inventory of Chemicals and Chemical Substances: This substance or all of its components are listed on the PICCS. Revision date 10/22/07 Alumina Trihydrate MSDS No. 9605.33 Page 4 of 4 Section 16 - Other Information Prepared By: Stephanie Nichols Revision Notes: 10/23/07 added AH430H, A203H, A206H, DF1051, A104A Product Grades Available from the R. J. Marshall Company (this list may be incomplete): DF40 A102 A202 AH170 AH170A OFI DGXW1 DF45 A104 A204 AH190 AH270A OFIII DGXW2 DF74 A105 A205 AH255 AH280A OFV EM107 DF80 A106 A206 AH270 AH281A OFVS EXT DF 168 DF80S A108 A208 AH280 AH290A OFVI ATH-A DF85 A110 A210 AH290 AH298A OF7 ATH-B DF111 A112 A210SP AH290S AH330A OR150 DT1080 DF119 A130 A212 AH298 AH331A OR250 KX-1 DF121 A145 A245 AH330 AH430A OR255A DT1186 DF132 A104A A236HL AH331 AH170C RC822 STM1410 DF161 A200SB1 AH430 AH270C A4555 AC470AN DF225 RC802 AH610 AH280C 8515 AC480AN DF230 A202A AH690 AH290C HF136 DF240 A204A AH171 AH298C DF270 A205A AH271 AH330C DF315 A206A AH281 AH430C DF320A A208A AH291 AH430H DF325 A210A AH331 AH170V DF420 A212A AH431 AH270V DF1045 RC802A AH691 AH280V DF1051 A203H AF330 AH290V DF2040 A206H AH330V DFG AH430V Note: This includes all EXP ATH blends. Disclaimer: Information contained herein is presented in good faith and is based on data believed to be accurate. However no warranty is expressed or implied regarding this information or the results obtained from the use of this Material Safety Data Sheet, whether it originates with The R. J. Marshall Company or others. This Material Safety Data Sheet relates only to the specific material designated herein. It does not relate to use with other material or processes. This information is supplied with the condition that the user will make appropriate determination as to its suitability for their purpose prior to using it.