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TITANIUM DIOXIDE
ICSC: 0338
Peer-Review Status: 03.08.2002 Validated
Rutile 
CAS #: 13463-67-7 RTECS #: XR2275000
EINECS #: 236-675-5
    Formula: TiO2
Molecular mass: 79.9

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!   
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
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
   

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

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 10mg/m³ as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2001).
MAK (inhalable fraction): Carcinogen category: 3A; Pregnancy risk group: C; (DFG 2008). 

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

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

Effects of short-term exposure
 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 2500-3000°C
Melting point: 1855°C
Density: 3.9-4.3 g/cm³
Solubility in water: none 
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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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)