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TITANIUM TETRACHLORIDE
ICSC: 1230
Peer-Review Status: 21.04.2004 Validated
Titanium chloride
Tetrachlorotitanium
Titanic chloride 
CAS #: 7550-45-0 RTECS #: XR1925000
UN #: 1838
EC #: 022-001-00-5
EINECS #: 231-441-9
    Formula: TiCl4
Molecular mass: 189.7

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION     In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. NO direct contact with water. 
 
EXPOSURE   AVOID ALL CONTACT!  IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR! 
Inhalation Sore throat. Cough. Burning sensation. Shortness of breath. Laboured breathing. Symptoms may be delayed. See Notes.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Pain. Redness. Serious skin burns.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Pain. Redness. Severe deep burns.  Wear face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Burning sensation. Abdominal pain. Shock or collapse.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Ventilation. Do NOT use water. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable acid resistant containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in dry sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.  Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
EC Classification
Symbol: C; R: 14-34; S: (1/2)-7/8-26-36/37/39-45 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 8; UN Pack Group: II 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-80S1838 or 80GC1-II-X.
NFPA Code: H3; F0; R2; W. 
Separated from food and feedstuffs. Dry. Well closed. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS-TO-LIGHT-YELLOW LIQUID WITH PUNGENT ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces toxic fumes including hydrogen chloride. Reacts violently with water. This produces heat and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride (see ICSC 0163). Contact with air generates hydrochloric acid. Attacks many metals in the presence of water. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour and by ingestion. 

Inhalation risk
No indication can be given about the rate at which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached on evaporation at 20°C. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is corrosive to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. Corrosive on ingestion. Inhalation of of the vapour may cause lung oedema. See Notes. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance may have effects on the lungs and respiratory tract. This may result in impaired functions. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 136.4°C
Melting point: -24.1°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.7
Solubility in water: reaction
Vapour pressure, kPa at 21.3°C: 1.3
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6.5  
It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment. 

NOTES
Reacts violently with fire extinguishing agents such as water.
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort.
Rest and medical observation are therefore essential.
Immediate administration of an appropriate inhalation therapy by a doctor or a person authorized by him/her, should be considered.
The decomposition products of this substance may cause effects on the environment. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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