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MANGANESE DIOXIDE ICSC: 0175
MANGANESE DIOXIDE
Manganese(IV)oxide
Manganese peroxide
MnO2
Molecular mass: 86.9
CAS # 1313-13-9
RTECS # OP0350000
ICSC # 0175
EC # 025-001-00-3

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible but enhances combustion of other substances.
NO contact with combustibles.
In case of fire in the surroundings: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION


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

  • 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
  • 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; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. Do NOT absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents (extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles).
    Separated from combustible and reducing substances, strong oxidants.

    Xn symbol
    R: 20/22
    S: (2-)25
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    ICSC: 0175 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 DIOXIDE ICSC: 0175

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    BLACK TO BROWN POWDER.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating above 553C producing manganese(III)oxide and oxygen , which increases fire hazard. The substance is a strong oxidant and reacts violently with combustible and reducing materials. Reacts violently with oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard. Reacts violently with aluminium on heating.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV (as Mn): ppm; 5.0 (dust) or 1 (fume) mg/m3; as STEL: 3 mg/m3 (fume) (ACGIH 1994-1995).
    MAK as Mn: ppm; 0.5 mg/m3 (1994).


    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 harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The aerosol of this substance irritates the respiratory tract. 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
    Melting point (decomposes): 553C
    Relative density (water = 1): 5.0
    Solubility in water: none
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. Manganese Black is a common name.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0175 MANGANESE DIOXIDE
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