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ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE ICSC: 0373
Date of Peer Review: March 1998

Alumina hydrate
Aluminum oxide trihydrate
Trihydroxyaluminum
CAS # 21645-51-2 AlH3O3 / Al(OH)3
RTECS # BD0940000 Molecular mass: 78.0
UN #
EC Index #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

Inhalation
Local exhaust.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin
Protective gloves.
Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
Eyes
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion

Rinse mouth. Rest.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE


IPCS
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Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 2005

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ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE ICSC: 0373
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
ODOURLESS WHITE SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: (Respirable fraction) 1.5 mg/m (DFG 2004).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation.

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

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Melting point: (see Notes) 300
Density: 2.42 g/cm
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: <10
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
The apparent melting point caused by loss of crystal water is given. Alugel, Alumigel, Alusal, Amphogel, Almogastrin, Higilite, Hychol 705, Hydrafil, Hydral 705, Liquigel, Martinal, and Reheis F 1000 are trade names. Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See section Occupational Exposure Limits.
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