International Chemical Safety Cards

ALUMINIUM OXIDE ICSC: 0351
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
alpha-Aluminum oxide
Alumina
Aluminum trioxide
Al2O3
Molecular mass: 101.9
ICSC #    0351
CAS #     1344-28-1
RTECS # BD1200000
February 10, 2000 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.

In case of fire in the surroundings: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

 •INHALATION Cough.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES Redness.
Safety goggles, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. (Extra personal protection: P1 filter respirator for inert particles).


SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0351 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

ALUMINIUM OXIDE ICSC: 0351
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE POWDER.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 10 mg/m (as TWA) A4, for particulate matter containing no asbestos and < 1% crystalline silica (ACGIH 2000).
MAK: 1.5 mg/m (Respirable fraction) 4 mg/m (Inhalable fraction)
Pregnancy risk group: D
(DFG 2006).
OSHA PEL: TWA 15 mg/m3 (total) TWA 5 mg/m3 (resp)
NIOSH REL: See Appendix D
NIOSH IDLH: N.D. See: IDLH INDEX


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
Inhalation of high concentrations of dusts of this substance may cause eyes and upper respiratory tract irritation.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the central nervous system .
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 3000C
Melting point: 2054C
Density: 3.97
g/cm
Solubility in water:
none
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
There is a different and hard crystalline form of aluminium oxide which occurs abundantly in nature under the name corundum (CAS 1302-74-5). Other melting points: 2015C (approx.) (corundum). Occurs also as the minerals: bauxite, bayerite, boehmite, diaspore, gibbsite. Card has been partly updated in October 2006. See section Occupational Exposure Limits.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0351 ALUMINIUM OXIDE
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.