International Chemical Safety Cards

CARBON BLACK ICSC: 0471
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Furnace black
Acetylene black
Carbon soot
C
Atomic mass: 12.0
ICSC #    0471
CAS #     1333-86-4
RTECS # FF5800000
UN #        See Notes
May 07, 2010 Validated
Ju, 010 IPCS checked incl GHS
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames. NO contact with hot surfaces.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!

 •INHALATION Cough.
Closed system.
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.
Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible).
 •INGESTION
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place.
Well closed. Separated from food and feedstuffs . See Chemical Dangers.

Signal: Warning
Health haz
Suspected of causing cancer if inhaled
May cause damage to lungs through prolonged or repeated exposure if inhaled
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0471 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

CARBON BLACK ICSC: 0471
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
ODOURLESS, BLACK PELLETS OR EXTREMELY FINE POWDER.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
Dust clouds can be ignited on contact with intensely heated surfaces (above 500°C).

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance is a strong reducing agent and reacts violently with oxidants. Reacts violently with many compounds.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 3.5 mg/m³ as TWA A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2010).
MAK:
Carcinogen category: 3B
(DFG 2009).
OSHA PEL: TWA 3.5 mg/m3
NIOSH REL: TWA 3.5 mg/m3 Ca TWA 0.1 mg PAHs/m3 Carbon black in presence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) See Appendix A See Appendix C
NIOSH IDLH: 1750 mg/m3 See: 1333864


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

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
May cause mechanical irritation.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Lungs may be affected by repeated or prolonged exposure. This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans. to be discussed at peer-review meeting 2B
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Melting point: ca. 3550°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.8-2.1
Solubility in water:
none
Auto-ignition temperature: above 500°C
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Uses of this substance as ultra-fine particles (<100nm) (nanoparticles) may produce adverse effects at concentrations well below those indicated on this Card. Utmost care should be taken. Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) are reportedly present in some carbon blacks. Depending on the process of manufacture, there are variations in the chemical composition. Carbon blacks containing over 8% volatiles may pose an explosion hazard (see Physical Dangers). Most carbon black powders will not have a UN number, however, depending on the specification of the powder, possible UN numbers are: 1361, class 4.2, packing group I or II; or UN 1362, class 4.2, packing group III. The GHS classification will also vary according to the specification of the powder.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0471 CARBON BLACK
(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.