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Material Safety Data Sheet

Date Revised: 10/5/2010

  1 Identification of substance:

        Trade name: Aluminum oxide, alpha

        Stock number: SN3102

        Manufacturer/Supplier:
Sun Innovations,Inc.

43241 Osgood RD.
Fremont, CA 94539

  2 Composition/Data on components:

        Chemical characterization:
           Description: (CAS#)  
Aluminum oxide (CAS# 1344-28-1), 100%

        Identification number(s):

        EINECS Number: 215-691-6

  3 Hazards identification

        Hazard description: Xi Irritant

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

  4 First aid measures

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

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

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

        After swallowing Seek immediate medical advice.

        Information for doctor

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

  5 Fire fighting measures

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

        For safety reasons unsuitable extinguishing agents
Halogenated extinguisher

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

  6 Accidental release measures

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

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

        Measures for cleaning/collecting:
Dispose contaminated material as waste according to item 13.
Ensure adequate ventilation.

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

  7 Handling and storage

        Handling

        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.

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

        Storage

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

        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.

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

  8 Exposure controls and personal protection

        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 workplace:

Aluminum oxide
                      mg/m3
ACGIH TLV             10; A4
Belgium TWA           10
Denmark               10
France  TWA           10
Germany TWA            1.5 (respirable fraction of the aerosol)
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)

        Additional information: No data

        Personal protective equipment

        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.

        Breathing equipment:
Use suitable respirator when high concentrations are present.

        Protection of hands: Impervious gloves

        Eye protection: Safety glasses

        Body protection: Protective work clothing.

  9 Physical and chemical properties:

        General Information

        Form: Powder

        Color: White

        Odor: Odorless

                                     Value/Range  Unit    Method

        Change in condition

        Melting point/Melting range:       Not determined

        Boiling point/Boiling range:       Not determined

        Sublimation temperature / start:   Not determined

        Flash point:                       Not applicable

        Flammability (solid, gaseous)      Product is not flammable.

        Ignition temperature:              Not determined

        Decomposition temperature:         Not determined

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

        Explosion limits:

        Lower:                             Not determined

        Upper:                             Not determined

        Vapor pressure:                    Not determined

        Density:               at   20 degrees C         3.5-3.9 g/cm³

        Solubility in / Miscibility with

        Water:                             Insoluble
Not determined

 10 Stability and reactivity

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

        Materials to be avoided:
Acids
Bases
Oxidizing agents
Interhalogens
Halocarbons

        Dangerous reactions Exothermic reaction with water

        Dangerous products of decomposition: Metal oxide fume

 11 Toxicological information

        Acute toxicity:

        Primary irritant effect:

        on the skin: Irritant to skin and mucous membranes.

        on the eye: Irritating effect.

        Sensitization: No sensitizing effects known.

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

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

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

        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:

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

 13 Disposal considerations

        Product:

        Recommendation
Consult state, local or national regulations to ensure proper disposal.

        Uncleaned packagings:

        Recommendation:
Disposal must be made according to official regulations.

 14 Transport information


Not a hazardous material for transportation.

        DOT regulations:

        Hazard class:             None

        Land transport ADR/RID  (cross-border)

        ADR/RID class:                None

        Maritime transport IMDG:

        IMDG Class:               None

        Air transport ICAO-TI and IATA-DGR:

        ICAO/IATA Class:          None

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

 15 Regulations

        Product related hazard informations:

        Hazard symbols: Xi Irritant

        Risk phrases: 37 Irritating to respiratory system.

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

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

        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 user.

 

 
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