MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet


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           Material Safety Data Sheet
acc. to OSHA and ANSI

1 Identification of substance:

鈥? Product details:

鈥? Trade name: Aluminum oxide, alpha

鈥? Stock number: 1012HT

鈥? Manufacturer/Supplier:
Nanostructured & Amorphous Materials, Inc.
16840 Clay Road, Suite #113
Houston, TX 77084, USA

2 Composition/Data on components:

鈥? Chemical characterization:
Description: (CAS#)

Aluminum oxide (CAS# 1344-28-1), 100%

鈥? Identification number(s):

鈥? EINECS Number: 215-691-6

3 Hazards identification

鈥? Hazard description: Xi Irritant

鈥? Information pertaining to particular dangers for man and
R 37 Irritating to respiratory system.

4 First aid measures

鈥? After inhalation
Supply fresh air. If required, provide artificial
respiration. Keep patient warm.
Seek immediate medical advice.

鈥? After skin contact
Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly.
Seek immediate medical advice.

鈥? After eye contact
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water.
Then consult a doctor.

鈥? After swallowing Seek immediate medical advice.

鈥? Information for doctor

鈥? The following symptoms may occur:
Gastric or intestinal disorders.
Breathing difficulty

5 Fire fighting measures

鈥? Suitable extinguishing agents
Product is not flammable. Use fire fighting measures that
suit the surrounding fire.

鈥? For safety reasons unsuitable extinguishing agents
Halogenated extinguisher

鈥? Protective equipment:
Wear self-contained respirator.
Wear fully protective impervious suit.

6 Accidental release measures

鈥? Person-related safety precautions:
Wear protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away.
Ensure adequate ventilation

鈥? Measures for environmental protection:
Do not allow material to be released to the environment
without proper governmental permits.

鈥? Measures for cleaning/collecting:
Dispose contaminated material as waste according to item
Ensure adequate ventilation.

鈥? Additional information:
See Section 7 for information on safe handling
See Section 8 for information on personal protection
See Section 13 for disposal information.

7 Handling and storage

鈥? Handling

鈥? Information for safe handling:
Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers.
Ensure good ventilation at the workplace.
Prevent formation of dust.

鈥? Information about protection against explosions and fires:
The product is not flammable

鈥? Storage

鈥? Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles:
No special requirements.

鈥? Information about storage in one common storage facility:
Do not store together with acids.
Do not store together with alkalies (caustic solutions).
Store away from oxidizing agents.

鈥? Further information about storage conditions:
Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers.

8 Exposure controls and personal protection

鈥? Additional information about design of technical systems:
Properly operating chemical fume hood designed for
hazardous chemicals and having an average face velocity of
at least 100 feet per minute.

Components with limit values that require monitoring at the

Aluminum oxide
Belgium TWA 10
Denmark 10
France TWA 10
Germany TWA 1.5 (respirable fraction of the
Ireland TWA 5 (respirable dust)
10 (total inhalable dust)
Netherlands TWA 10 (inhalable)
Russia TWA 4-STEL
Switzerland TWA 6
OSHA PEL 5 (respirable fraction)
15 (total dust)

鈥? Additional information: No data

鈥? Personal protective equipment

鈥? General protective and hygienic measures
The usual precautionary measures for handling chemicals
should be followed.
Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
Remove all soiled and contaminated clothing immediately.
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.

鈥? Breathing equipment:
Use suitable respirator when high concentrations are

鈥? Protection of hands: Impervious gloves

鈥? Eye protection: Safety glasses

鈥? Body protection: Protective work clothing.

9 Physical and chemical properties:

鈥? General Information

鈥? Form: Powder

鈥? Color: White

鈥? Odor: Odorless

鈥? Value/Range Unit Method

鈥? Change in condition

鈥? Melting point/Melting range: Not determined

鈥? Boiling point/Boiling range: Not determined
鈥? Sublimation temperature / start: Not determined

鈥? Flash point: Not applicable

鈥? Flammability (solid, gaseous) Product is not

鈥? Ignition temperature: Not determined

鈥? Decomposition temperature: Not determined

鈥? Danger of explosion:
Product does not present an explosion hazard.

鈥? Explosion limits:

鈥? Lower: Not determined

鈥? Upper: Not determined

鈥? Vapor pressure: Not determined

鈥? Density: at 20 掳 C 3.5-3.9 g/cm鲁

鈥? Solubility in / Miscibility with

鈥? Water: Insoluble
Not determined

10 Stability and reactivity

鈥? Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided:
Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according
to specifications.

鈥? Materials to be avoided:
Oxidizing agents

鈥? Dangerous reactions Exothermic reaction with water

鈥? Dangerous products of decomposition: Metal oxide fume

11 Toxicological information
鈥? Acute toxicity:

鈥? Primary irritant effect:

鈥? on the skin: Irritant to skin and mucous membranes.

鈥? on the eye: Irritating effect.

鈥? Sensitization: No sensitizing effects known.

鈥? Other information (about experimental toxicology):
Tumorigenic effects have been observed on tests with
laboratory animals.

鈥? Subacute to chronic toxicity:
Aluminum may be implicated in Alzheimers disease.
Inhalation of aluminum containing dusts may cause
pulmonary disease.

鈥? Subacute to chronic toxicity:
Aluminum oxide has caused tumors and neoplasms in
experimental animals via implant.

鈥? Additional toxicological information:
To the best of our knowledge the acute and chronic toxicity
of this substance is not fully known.
ACGIH A4: Not classifiable as a human carcinogen:
Inadequate data on which to classify the agent in terms of
it's carcinogenicity in humans and/or animals.
The Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances
(RTECS) contains tumorigenic and/or carcinogenic and/or
neoplastic data for components in this product.

12 Ecological information:

鈥? General notes:
Do not allow material to be released to the environment
without proper governmental permits.

13 Disposal considerations

鈥? Product:

鈥? Recommendation
Consult state, local or national regulations to ensure
proper disposal.
鈥? Uncleaned packagings:

鈥? Recommendation:
Disposal must be made according to official regulations.

14 Transport information

Not a hazardous material for transportation.

鈥? DOT regulations:

鈥? Hazard class: None

鈥? Land transport ADR/RID (cross-border)

鈥? ADR/RID class: None

鈥? Maritime transport IMDG:

鈥? IMDG Class: None

鈥? Air transport ICAO-TI and IATA-DGR:

鈥? ICAO/IATA Class: None

鈥? Transport/Additional information:
Not dangerous according to the above specifications.

15 Regulations

鈥? Product related hazard informations:

鈥? Hazard symbols: Xi Irritant

鈥? Risk phrases: 37 Irritating to respiratory system.

鈥? Safety phrases:
22 Do not breathe dust.
36 Wear suitable protective clothing.
38 In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable
respiratory equipment.

鈥? National regulations
All components of this product are listed in the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency Toxic Substances Control
Act Chemical Substance Inventory.

鈥? Information about limitation of use:
For use only by technically qualified individuals.

16 Other information:

Employers should use this information only as a supplement
to other information gathered by them, and should make
independent judgement of suitability of this information to
ensure proper use and protect the health and safety of
employees. This information is furnished without warranty,
and any use of the product not in conformance with this
Material Safety Data Sheet, or in combination with any
other product or process, is the responsibility of the

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