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TITANIUM DIOXIDEICSC: 0338
August 2002
CAS #: 13463-67-7Rutile
EINECS #: 236-675-5

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible.        In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!  
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation   Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin     Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
 
PACKAGING
 
TITANIUM DIOXIDE ICSC: 0338
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS-TO-WHITE CRYSTALLINE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
 

Formula: TiO2
Molecular mass: 79.9
Boiling point: 2500-3000°C
Melting point: 1855°C
Density: 3.9-4.3 g/cm³
Solubility in water: none 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol. 

Effects of short-term exposure
 

Inhalation risk
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 10 mg/m3, ppm, as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen).
MAK: carcinogen category: 3A 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Titanium dioxide  (FAO Nutrition Meetings Report Series 46a)
       TITANIUM DIOXIDE (JECFA Evaluation)
       Titanium Dioxide (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 47, 1989)