International Chemical Safety Cards

ALUMINUM OXIDE ICSC: 0351
ALUMINUM OXIDE
Alpha-Aluminum oxide
Alumina
Aluminum trioxide
Al2O3
Molecular mass: 101.9
CAS # 1344-28-1
RTECS # BD1200000
ICSC # 0351
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.

In case of fire in the surroundings: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough.
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN



  • EYES
  • Redness.
    Safety goggles 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



  • SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into containers. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. Sweep gently to avoid raising dust (extra personal protection: P1 filter respirator for inert particles).


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    ICSC: 0351 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    ALUMINUM OXIDE ICSC: 0351

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    WHITE POWDER.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:


    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV (as Al): ppm; 10 mg/m3 total dust containing no asbestos and <1% crystalline silica (as TWA) (ACGIH 1993-1994).
    PDK: 6 mg/m3 F (USSR 1988).
    MAK: ppm; 6 mg/m3; a (1991).


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

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

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    Inhalation of high concentrations of dusts of this substance may cause eyes and upper respiratory tract irritation.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 2980°C
    Melting point: 2072°C
    Relative density (water = 1): 4.0
    Solubility in water: insoluble
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 2158°C: 0.1
    ENVIRONMENTAL
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    NOTES
    There is a different and hard crystalline form of aluminum oxide which occurs abundantly in nature under the name corundum (1302-74-5). Other melting points: 2015°C (approx.) (corundum).
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0351 ALUMINUM OXIDE
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