International Chemical Safety Cards

MANGANESE ICSC: 0174
MANGANESE
(powder)
Mn
Atomic mass: 54.9
CAS # 7439-96-5
RTECS # OO927500
ICSC # 0174

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Dry sand, special powder.
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.

EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Shortness of breath.
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN



  • 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
  • Abdominal pain. Nausea.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
    Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles).
    Separated from acids. Dry.

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    ICSC: 0174 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

    MANGANESE ICSC: 0174

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    GRAY-WHITE POWDER.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    Upon heating, toxic fumes are formed. Reacts violently with concentrated hydrogen peroxide. Reacts slowly with water more rapidly with steam and acids to produce flammable gas (hydrogen see - ICSC # 0001) causing fire and explosion hazard. Burns in nitrogen gas above 200C.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV (as TWA): ppm; 5 (dust) or 1 (fume) mg/m3; as STEL: 3 mg/m3 (fume) (ACGIH 1994-1995).
    MAK: ppm; 0.5 mg/m3 (1994).


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol or fumes, and by ingestion.

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

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    Inhalation of dust may cause bronchitis and pneumonitis. The effects may be delayed.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The substance may have effects on the lungs and nervous system , resulting in bronchitis, pneumonitis, neurologic and neuropsychiatric disorders (manganism). Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxic effects upon human reproduction.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 1962C
    Melting point: 1244C
    Relative density (water = 1): 7.2-7.4
    Solubility in water: none
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. The recommendations on this Card also apply to ferro manganese.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0174 MANGANESE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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