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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Chromium Nitride 12053-27-9 (Cr 2N)
Trade Name: CAS #:
CrN or Cr2N 24094-93-7 (CrN)
II HAZAR DOUS INGRED IENTS
Haz ardous C omp onents % OSHA/PEL ACGIH/TLV
0.5 m g(Cr)/m 3 0.5 m g(Cr)/m 3
Chromium Nitride 0-100
HM IS Hazard Rating: Hea lth: 2 Flam mab ility: 0 Reactivity: 0
III PHYSICAL DATA
N/E or N /A N/E or N /A
Boiling Point: Melting Point:
5.9 g/cc N/A
Specific Gravity: % Vo latile:
Dark po wder, no o dor. Insoluble
Appearance and Odor: Solubility in H 2O:
IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS
Flash Point: N/A Explosive Lim its: Lower: N/A Upper: N/A
Extingu ishing Media: If involved in fire, DO NOT U SE WA TER. Use dry chemical extinguishing agents, dry sand, or dry ground
Special Firefighting Procedures: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and
eyes. If without risk, remove m aterial from fire area.
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazard: Em its toxic fu me s und er fire cond itions. H ydroge n gas may be released o n contact w ith
mineral acids. Fine powders may be dust explosion hazard.
V HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
Effects of Exposure: To th e best of ou r know ledge the chem ical, ph ysical and toxicolog ical pro perties hav e not been thoro ugh ly
Acute E ffects:
Inhalation: May cause irritation. M ay cau se pneu mo coniosis.
Ingestion: May be harm ful, effects not kn own. M ay affect gastrointestinal and urinary sy stems.
Skin : May cause irritation. M ay cau se allergic skin reactions.
Eye: May cause irritation.
Chro nic Effects:
Ingestion: Stom ach pains, vom iting, diarrhe a, liver d am age and kidn ey dam age have bee n rep orted from prolong ed ex posure to
Skin : Repeated con tact may cause eczem atous de rmatitis.
Other: Insoluble chromium compounds exhibit very low oral toxicity. No specific signs of chromium toxicity have been reported.
Routes of Entry: Inhalation, ingestion and skin.
Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: None specified.
Carcino genicity: NTP: No IARC: No OSHA: No
EMERG ENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:
INHALATION: Remove to fresh air, if not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
INGESTION: Wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician immediately.
SK IN: Remove contaminated clothing, flood skin with large amounts of water. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.
EYE: Flush eyes with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation persists, contact a physician.
VI REACTIVITY DATA
Co nditio ns to Av oid: Heat, m oisture, incom patibles.
Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid): Strong ac ids, oxidizing agents.
Hazardous Decomposition Produ cts: Oxides of nitrogen and chromium. Hydrogen gas m ay be released on contact with mineral
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
VII SPILL OR LEAK PROC EDURES
Steps to Be Taken in Case Material Is Released or Spilled: Wearing full protective equipment, cover spill with dry sand or
verm iculite, m ix well and sweep or scoo p up and place in container for dispo sal. Av oid ra ising d ust. Ventilate area and w ash sp ill
site after material pickup is complete.
Waste Disposal Method: Dispose of waste in an approved hazardous waste landfill. Contact federal, state or local authorities for
prop er disposal proced ures.
VIII SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory Protection: NIOSH approved high efficiency particle respirator.
Ventilation: Laboratory fume hood.
Protective Gloves: Rubber gloves
Eye Protection: Chemical safety goggles
Other Protective Equipment: Protective gear suitable to prevent
IX SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storage: Keep container tightly closed. Store in a coo l, dry, w ell-ventilated area.
Avoid prolonged or repeated exposure. Avoid contact with acid. Wash throughly after handling.
Wo rk Practices: Maintain good housekeeping procedures and implement engineering and work practice controls to reduce and
maintain concentration of exposure at low levels. Do not use tobacco or food in work area. Wash thoroughly after handling and
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before eating or smoking and at the end of the work shift. Do not shake clothing or other items to remove dust. Use a vacuum. Do
not blow dust off clothing or skin with compressed air. Avoid dust inhalation and direct skin contact. Maintain eyewash capable of
sustained flushing, safety drench shower and facilities for washing.
The abo ve inform ation is believ ed to be co rrect, but do es no t purp ort to b e all inclu sive an d sha ll be used only as a gu ide.
ESPI shall not be held liab le for any d am age resulting from h and ling o r from contact with the abov e pro duc t.
Issued by: S. Dierks
Date: January 1998
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