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TITANIUM TETRACHLORIDE

ICSC: 1230

Titanium chloride
Tetrachlorotitanium
Titanic chloride
TiCl4
Molecular mass: 189.7
ICSC #    1230
CAS #     7550-45-0
RTECS # XR1925000
UN #        1838
EC #         022-001-00-5
April 21, 2004 Validated

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE

ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS

PREVENTION

FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING

FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: NO hydrous agents, NO water.
EXPLOSION

In case of fire: cool drums, etc., by spraying with water but avoid contact of the substance with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
 •INHALATION Sore throat. Cough. Burning sensation. Shortness of breath. Laboured breathing. Symptoms may be delayed (see Notes).
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Pain. Redness. Serious skin burns.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Pain. Redness. Severe deep burns.
Face shield, 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 Burning sensation. Abdominal pain. Shock or collapse.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Ventilation. Do NOT use water. First contain spillage before cleaning up. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable acid resistant containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in dry sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Separated from food and feedstuffs . Dry. Well closed.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
C symbol
R: 14-34
S: 1/2-7/8-26-36/37/39-45
UN Hazard Class: 8
UN Packing Group: II
ICSC: 1230 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.

TITANIUM TETRACHLORIDE

ICSC: 1230

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS TO LIGHT YELLOW LIQUID , WITH PUNGENT ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic fumesincludinghydrogen chloride. Reacts violently with water to produce heat and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride (see ICSC0163) . On contact with air it emits hydrochloric acid. Attacks many metals in presence of water.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK not established.


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

INHALATION RISK:
No indication can be given about the rate in which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20°C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is corrosive to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Corrosive on ingestion. Inhalation of vapour may cause lung oedema (see Notes). The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the lungs and respiratory tract , resulting in impaired functions .

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Boiling point: 136.4°C
Melting point: -24.1°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.7
Solubility in water:
reaction
Vapour pressure, kPa at 21.3°C: 1.3
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6.5

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

It is strongly advised that this substance does not enter the environment.

N O T E S

Reacts violently with fire extinguishing agents such as water. Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested. The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation are therefore essential. Immediate administration of an appropriate inhalation therapy by a doctor or a person authorized by him/her, should be considered. The decomposition products of this substance may cause effects on the environment.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-80S1838 or 80GC1-II-X

NFPA Code: H3; F0; R2; W

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



ICSC: 1230 TITANIUM TETRACHLORIDE
(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.
 
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