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CARBON BLACK ICSC: 0471
Date of Peer Review: March 1995

CAS # 1333-86-4 C
RTECS # FF5800000 Atomic mass: 12.01
UN # 1361 (carbon, animal or vegetable origin)
EC Index #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames. NO contact with hot surfaces.
Water spray, foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!

Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin
Protective gloves.
Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes
Safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.
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. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Rest.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus.
EU Classification
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 4.2

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-42GS2-II+III
Separated from strong oxidants.
IPCS
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Programme on
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CARBON BLACK ICSC: 0471
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
ODOURLESS, BLACK PELLETS OR EXTREMELY FINE POWDER.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
Dust clouds can be ignited on contact with intensely heated surfaces (above 500C).

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
On combustion, forms highly toxic carbon monoxide (see ICSC 0023). Reacts with strong oxidants such as chlorates, bromates and nitrates.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 3.5 mg/m as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: (Inhalable fraction) Carcinogen category: 3B; (DFG 2004).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

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

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Lungs may be affected by repeated or prolonged exposure at very high concentrations (see Notes).
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Melting point: ca. 3550C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.8-2.1
Solubility in water: none
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Some carbon blacks may contain compounds which are carcinogenic and as organic extracts of these have been classified as possibly carcinogenic to humans, special care should be taken to avoid exposure to such extracts. Lung effects remain controversial and may be due to contaminants. It is probable that minor effects reported are non-specific effects associated with exposure to nuisance dusts in general. Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) are reportedly present in some carbon blacks. Depending on the process of manufacture, there are variations in their chemical compositions. Carbon blacks containing over 8% volatiles may pose an explosion hazard (see Physical Dangers). Carbon black of mineral origin has no UN number and hazard classification. Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, Emergency Response.
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