Graphite (synthetic)

Synonyms & Trade Names
Acheson graphite, Artificial graphite [Note: Also see specific listing for Graphite (natural).]
CAS No.
7440-44-0 (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) See Appendix G
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 0500 , 0600
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Steel gray to black, greasy feeling, odorless solid.
Molecular Weight
12.0
Boiling Point
Sublimes
Melting Point
6602°F (Sublimes)
Solubility
Insoluble
Vapor Pressure
0 mmHg (approx)
Ionization Potential
NA
Specific Gravity
1.5-1.8
Flash Point
NA
Upper Exposive Limit
NA
Lower Explosive Limit
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
See also
INTRODUCTION   ICSC CARD: 0702
Page last reviewed: November 29, 2018