Aluminum Powder MSDS

Section I. Chemical Product and Company Identification / Aluminum Powder MSDS

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Chemical Name: Aluminum
Synonym: Aluminum Flake Powder / Aluminum Powder
CAS Number: 7429-90-5
Chemical Formula: Al

Uses: Pyrotechnics, Custom Paints, Rocket Fuel

Section II. Composition And Information On Ingredients

Chemical Name CAS # Percent OSHA
Aluminum (Al) /cu.m 7429-90-5 78-99% 15mg(Al)/cu.m
Aluminum Oxide 10mg/cu.m 1344-28-1 0.5-20% 10mg/cu.m
Stearic Acid Established 51-11-4 0.5-2% Not Established

Section III Identification:

Acute Health Effects: Irritating to the skin and eyes on contact. Inhalation will cause irritation to the lungs and mucus membrane. Irritation to the eyes will cause watering and redness. Reddening, scaling, and itching are characteristics of skin inflammation. Follow safe industrial hygiene practices and always wear protective equipment when handling this compound. Always make sure to verify aluminum powder types.

Chronic Health Effects: This product has no known chronic effects. Repeated or prolong exposure to this product has no known compound is not known to aggravate medical conditions.

Section IV. First Aid Measures

First Aid for Eye: In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Call a physician.

First Aid for Skin: In case of contact, flush skin with water. Wash clothing before reuse. Call a physician if irritation occurs.

First Aid for Inhalation: If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Call a physician.

First Aid for Ingestion: If swallowed, call a physician immediately.

Section V. Fire and Explosion Data

Flammability: Non-Flammable

Flash Points: Not Applicable

Auto-Ignition: 1400°F 9759°C)

Flammable Limits: LEL%: 0.04 oz/ft³ UEL%: N/A

Extinguishing Media: Dry Chemical Powder. Dry Sand. DO NOT USE WATER.

Fire Fighting Procedure: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes

Fire/Explosion Hazards: Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions. Do not expose to air and fire. This material, like most materials in powder form, is capable of creating a dust explosion. DO NOT DISTURB METAL POWDER WHILE EXTINGUISHING THE FIRE.

Section VI. Accidental Release Measures

Spill or Leak Procedures: Utilize recommended protective clothing and equipment. Clean spills in a manner that does not disperse dust into the air. Spill area can be washed with water. Collect wash water for approved disposal. Keep from entering water or ground water

Section VII. Handling and Storage

Storage Temperatures: Store at ambient temperature

Shelf Life: Unlimited in tightly closed container

Special Sensitivity: None

Handling/Storage Precautions: Avoid breathing dust. Avoid getting in eyes or on skin. Wash thoroughly after handling. Store in a dry place away from direct sunlight, heat and incompatible materials. Reseal containers immediately after use. Store away from food and beverages.

Section VIII. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection

Eye Protection: Safety glasses or goggles.

Skin Protection: PVC gloves with impervious boots, apron or coveralls. Employees should wash their hands and face before eating, drinking or using tobacco products.

Respirator: Work ambient concentrations should be monitored and if the recommended exposure limit is exceeded, an approved dust respirator must be worn.

Ventilation: Use local ventilation if dusting is a problem, to maintain air levels below the recommended exposure limit.

Additional Protective Measures: Emergency showers and eye wash stations should be available. Educate and train employees in the safe use and handling of
hazardous chemicals.

Section IX. Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical Form: Flake

Color: Dark

Odor: Odorless

Molecular Weight: 26.98

Boiling Point: 2630°C (4766°F)

Melting/Freezing Point: 660°C (1220°F)

Solubility In Water: Insoluble

Specific Gravity: 2.6

Section X. Stability and Reactivity

Stability: Stable

Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur

Incompatibilities: Acids, acid chlorides, alkalies, oxidizing agents, halogens, air sensitive, moisture sensitive

Instable Conditions: Excessive temperatures (see Incompatibilities).

Decomposition Temperature: Not Established

Decomposition products: Toxic fumes of aluminum oxide could react with water, acids, and alkalies to form combustible hydrogen gas.

Section XI. Toxicological Information

RTECS Number: BD0330000

Routes of Exposure: Eye contact. Ingestion. Inhalation. Skin contact.

Toxicity Data: LD50: Not Determined

Chronic Toxic Effects: Not known to cause any long term harmful health effects.

Acute Toxic Effects: Mild irritant to skin, eyes and respiratory system

Section XII. Ecological Information

Ecotoxicity: This product may cause adverse environmental effects. Employ management practices which prevent material from contacting storm water, entering waterway, or otherwise impacting plant and animal species.

Section XIII. Disposal Considerations

Waste Disposal Method: Waste disposal should be in accordance with existing Central, state and local environmental regulations.

Section XIV. Transportation Information

Proper Shipping Name: Aluminum Flake Powder / Aluminum Powder

UN Number: 1309

Class: 4.1

P.G.: II

DOT Label: Flammable Solid

Section XV. Regulatory Information

OSHA Status: This product is hazardous under the criteria of the Federal OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200.

TSCA Chemical Inventory: This compound is on the EPA Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) inventory.

Section XVI. Other Information

Prepared By: Star Molecule
Date: May 7, 2010

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