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Graphite (synthetic)

Synonyms & Trade Names

Acheson graphite, Artificial graphite

[Note: Also see specific listing for Graphite (natural).]
CAS No.
7440-44-0 (synthetic)
RTECS No.
FF5250100 (synthetic)
DOT ID & Guide
Formula
C
Conversion
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: See Appendix D
OSHA PEL
: TWA 15 mg/m3 (total) TWA 5 mg/m3 (resp)
Measurement Methods

NIOSH 0500 , 0600
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Steel gray to black, greasy feeling, odorless solid.
MW:
12.0
BP:
Sublimes
MLT: 6602°F (Sublimes)
Sol:
Insoluble
VP:
0 mmHg (approx)
IP:
NA
Sp.Gr:
1.5-1.8
Fl.P:
NA
UEL:
NA
LEL:
NA
Combustible Solid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Very strong oxidizers such as fluorine, chlorine trifluoride & potassium peroxide
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
Cough, dyspnea (breathing difficulty), black sputum, decreased pulmonary function, lung fibrosis
Target Organs
respiratory system, cardiovascular system
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin: No recommendation
Eyes: No recommendation
Wash skin: No recommendation
Remove: No recommendation
Change: No recommendation
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately

Breathing: Fresh air
Respirator Recommendations

Not available.

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0702
 
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