International Chemical Safety Cards

ALUMINIUM POWDER ICSC: 0988
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Aluminum powder
Al
Atomic mass: 27.0
4 Dangerous When Wet placard ICSC #    0988
CAS #     7429-90-5
RTECS # BD0330000
UN #        1396 (uncoated)
EC #         013-001-00-6
March 10, 2000 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.
NO contact with acid(s) , alcohol , oxidants and water .
Dry sand, special powder. NO water. NO carbon dioxide, foam.
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air. Risk of fire and explosion on contact with acid(s) , alcohol , oxidants and water .
Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.

EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

 •INHALATION
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES
Safety goggles.
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 covered and dry containers. (Extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles).
Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases, strong acids and water . See Chemical Dangers. Dry. Well closed.

F symbol
R: 15-17
S: 2-7/8-43
UN Hazard Class: 4.3
UN Packing Group: II
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0988 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

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
SILVERY- WHITE TO GREY POWDER .

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts with water and alcohols , and violently with oxidants , strong acids , strong bases , and chlorinated hydrocarbons causing fire and explosion hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (as Al) 5 mg/m³ as TWA (pyroforic powder) (ACGIH 2000). TLV: 10 mg/m³ as TWA (metal dust) (ACGIH 2000).
MAK: 4 mg/m³ (Inhalable fraction), 1.5 mg/m³ (Respirable fraction);
Pregnancy risk group: D;
(DFG 2008).
OSHA PEL: TWA 15 mg/m3 (total) TWA 5 mg/m3 (resp)
NIOSH REL: TWA 10 mg/m3 (total) TWA 5 mg/m3 (resp)
NIOSH IDLH: N.D. See: IDLH INDEX


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

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

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:


EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Lungs may be affected by repeated or prolonged exposure to dust particles. The substance may have effects on the nervous system , resulting in impaired functions .
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 2327°C
Melting point: 660°C
Density: 2.7
g/cm³
Solubility in water:
none
reaction
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Auto-ignition temperature: 590°C
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Other UN number: UN1309 Aluminium powder, coated, Hazard class 4.1, Pack group II.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-43G14

NFPA Code: H0; F3; R1; (uncoated)
Card has been partially updated in November 2008: see Occupational Exposure Limits.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0988 ALUMINIUM POWDER
(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.