International Chemical Safety Cards

ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE ICSC: 0373
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Alumina hydrate
Aluminum oxide trihydrate
Trihydroxyaluminum
AlH3O3 / Al(OH)3
Molecular mass: 78.0
ICSC #    0373
CAS #     21645-51-2
RTECS # BD0940000
March 27, 1998 Validated
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
Local exhaust.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION

Rinse mouth. Rest.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.


SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0373 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

ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE ICSC: 0373
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
ODOURLESS WHITE SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: 1.5 mg/m (Respirable fraction).
Pregnancy risk group: D
(DFG 2006).


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

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

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:


EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Melting point: (see Notes) 300
Density: 2.42
g/cm
Solubility in water:
none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: <10
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
The apparent melting point caused by loss of crystal water is given. Alugel, Alumigel, Alusal, Amphogel, Almogastrin, Higilite, Hychol 705, Hydrafil, Hydral 705, Liquigel, Martinal, and Reheis F 1000 are trade names. Card has been partly updated in October 2006. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0373 ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE
(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.