ELECTRONIC SPACE PRODUCTS INTERNATIONAL
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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Gra phite Carbon
Trade Name: Ch em ical Fam ily:
7782-4 2-5 C6
CAS #: Form ula:
II HAZAR DOUS INGRED IENTS
Haz ardous C omp onents % OSHA/PEL ACGIH/TLV
5 m g/m 3 10 m g/m 3
Gra phite 0-100
III PHYSICAL DATA
3652 - 3697 oC
Boiling Point: Melting Point/Range:
2.0 g/cc N/A
Specific Gravity: Vapor Pressure
% V olatiles: Solubility in H 2O:
Steel grey to black, no odor. 12.01
Appearance and Odor: Molecular Weight:
IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION H AZARDS DATA
Flash Point: N/A Autoignition Temperature: N/A
Flam mab le Limits: Lower: N/A Upper: N/A
Extingu ishing Media: Use suitable extinguishing media for surrounding material and type of fire.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Firefighters must wear full face, self-contained breathing apparatus with full protective clothing
to preve nt contac t with skin an d eyes.
Unusual Fire & Explosion Hazard: None
V HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
Effects of Exposure:
Acute E ffects:
Inhalation: Breathing dusts m ay result in ag gravation of ex isting respiratory d iseases.
Ingestion: None known
Skin : None known
Eye: May be irritating to the ey es.
Chro nic Effects: Overexposure to respirable dust from machining/crushing may aggravate existing respiratory diseases. Massive
overexposure m ay cau se pneu mo coniosis.
EMERG ENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:
INHALATION: If irritation of the nose and throat occu rs from expo sure to dusts, move aw ay from ex posure and into fresh air. If
irritation persists, seek medical attention. If victim is not breathing or if breathing difficulties develop artificial respiration or oxygen
should b e adm inistered by qualified person nel. Se ek m edica l attention.
INGESTION: If victim is conscious and alert, give 2 to 3 cups of milk or water to drink. Seek medical attention.
SK IN: No first aid is normally required but if irritation or redness develop from exposure to dusts, remove contaminated clothing and
flush the affected area(s) with large quantities of clean water. If the effects persist, seek medical attention.
EYE: For contact with dusts, flush the affected eye(s) with clean water. If irritation or redness develop, seek medical attention.
VI REACTIVITY DATA
Co nditio ns to Av oid: None
Incompatibility (Material to Avoid): Avoid contac t with strong oxidizing agents.
Haz ardous D ecomposition Produc ts: CO, CO 2 evolved when exposed to O 2 at temperatures above 500 oC.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
VII SPILL OR LEAK PROC EDURES
Steps to be Taken in Case Material is Released or Spilled: Turn off ignition sources. Remove by mechanical means and place
material in metal container temporarily for later disposal. Clean-up procedure should insure minimizing dust; vacuum dust instead of
sweep, for example.
Waste Disposal Method: In accord ance w ith Loca l, State and Federal W aste Dispo sal Regu lations.
VIII SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory Protection (Specify Type): Wear NIOSH approved respirator for nuisance dust when crushing or machining.
Ventilation: Use local exhaust to maintain concentrations at or below PEL, TLV. General exhaust is recommended.
Protective Gloves: Not normally required. If dusts are expected to be generated, the use of protective gloves is advised to prevent
skin contact and possible irritation.
Eye Protection: Safety glasses
IX SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Wo rk Practices: Implement engineering and work practice controls to reduce and maintain concentration of exposure. Use good
housekeeping and sanitation practices. Do not use tobacco or food in work area. Wash thoroughly before eating or smoking. Do not
blow dust off clothing or skin with compressed air. 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 ages resultin g from h and ling o r from contact with the abov e pro duc t.
Issued by: S. Dierks
Date: January 2003