Barium & Chemicals, Inc.

Safety Data Sheet
Revision: 4
Revision Date: 8/23/2016

 


1.) Identification
 
        Product Name: Charcoal
        Product Number: CB1000
        Product Formula: C
 
        Manufacturer: Barium & Chemicals, Inc.
PO Box 218
515 Kingsdale Road
Steubenville, Ohio 43952-5218

Phone: 740-282-9776
Fax: 740-282-9161
Web: www.bariumchemicals.com

        Emergency Phone: Chemtrec 800-424-9300
        International: 703-527-3887

2.) HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Emergency Overview
OSHA Hazards
Carcinogen
Target Organs
GHS Classifications
Acute toxicity, Dermal (Category 5)
Carcinogenicity (Category 2)
GHS Label Elements, Including Precautionary Statements
Pictogram
Signal Word     Warning
Hazard Statement(s)
H313 May be harmful in contact with skin
H351 Suspected of causing cancer
 
Precautionary Statement(s)
P281 Use personal protective equipment as required
 
HMIS Classification
Health Hazard 0
Flammability 0
Physical Hazards 0
Chronic Health Hazard *
 
NFPA Rating
Health Hazard 0
Fire 0
Reactivity Hazard 0
 
Potential Health Effects
Inhalation May be harmful if inhaled. May cause respiratory tract irritation.
Skin May be harmful if absorbed through skin. May cause skin irritation.
Eyes May cause eye irritation.
Ingestion May be harmful if swallowed.

3.) INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
 
  EINECS PERCENT CAS NO:
231-153-3 90-100% 7440-44-0
  EINECS PERCENT CAS NO:

4.) FIRST AID MEASURES
 
Inhalation
Remove to fresh air. Get medical attention for any breathing difficulty.
Skin Contact
Not expected to require first aid measures. Wash exposed area with soap and water. Get medical advice if irritation develops.
Eye Contact
Wash thoroughly with running water. Get medical advice if irritation develops.
Ingestion Contact
Give several glasses of water to drink to dilute. If large amounts were swallowed, get medical advice.

5.) FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
 
Extinguishing Media
Water spray, dry chemical, alcohol foam, or carbon dioxide.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures
As with most organic solids, fire is possible at elevated temperatures or by contact with an ignition source. Activated carbon is difficult to ignite and tends to burn slowly (smolder) without producing smoke or flame. Wet activated carbon depletes oxygen from the air. Materials allowed to smolder for long periods in enclosed spaces, may produce amounts of carbon monoxide which may reach the lower explosive limit for carbon monoxide of 12.5% in air. Contact with strong oxidizers such as ozone or liquid oxygen may cause rapid combustion.
Fire and Explosion Hazzards
Fine dust dispersed in air in sufficient concentrations, and in the presence of an ignition source is a potential dust explosion hazard. Minimum explosive concentration 0.140 g/l.
Hazardous Combustion Products
No information found.
Protective Measure in Fire
In the event of a fire, wear full protective clothing and NIOSH-approved self-contained breathing apparatus with full face piece operated in the pressure demand or other positive pressure mode.

6.) ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
 
Personal Precaution in Spill
Wear appropriate personal protective equipment as specified in Section 8.
Environment
Remove all sources of ignition. Ventilate area of leak or spill.
Spill Clean Up
Clean up spills in a manner that does not disperse dust into the air. Use non-sparking tools and equipment. Reduce airborne dust and prevent scattering by moistening with water. Pick up spill for recovery or disposal and place in a closed container. Warning! Spent product may have absorbed hazardous materials

7.) HANDLING AND STORAGE
 
Usage Precautions
Usage Descriptions
Storage Precautions
Handling Precautions
Keep in a tightly closed container, stored in a cool, dry, ventilated area. Protect against physical damage. Keep away from moisture and oxidizers. Avoid dust dispersal. Wet activated carbon depletes oxygen from the air and therefore dangerously low levels of oxygen may be encountered in confined spaces. Work procedures for potentially low oxygen areas should be followed. Containers of this material may be hazardous when empty since they retain product residues (dust, solids); observe all warnings and precautions listed for the product.

8.) EXPOSURE CONTORLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION
 
Protective Equipment
A system of local and/or general exhaust is recommended to keep employee exposures below the Airborne Exposure Limits. Local exhaust ventilation is generally preferred because it can control the emissions of the contaminant at its source, preventing dispersion of it into the general work area. Please refer to the ACGIH document, Industrial Ventilation, A Manual of Recommended Practices, most recent edition, for details.
Process Conditions
- OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs): activated carbon (graphite, synthetic): total particulate = 15 mg/m3 (TWA), respirable fraction = 5 mg/m3 (TWA). - ACGIH Threshold Limit Values (TLVs): graphite, all forms except graphite fibers: 2 mg/m3 (TWA).
Respirators
For conditions of use where exposure to the dust or mist is apparent, a half-face dust/mist respirator may be worn. For emergencies or instances where the exposure levels are not known, use a full-face positive-pressure, air-supplied respirator. WARNING: Air-purifying respirators do not protect workers in oxygen-deficient atmospheres.
Protective Gloves
Wear protective gloves.
Eye Protection
Use chemical safety goggles. Maintain eye wash fountain and quick-drench facilities in work area.
Other Protection
Wear clean body-covering clothing.
Hygienic Work Practices
No information found.

9.) PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
 
a) Appearance (physical state, color, etc.)
Black fine powder
b) Odor
odorless
c) Odor threshold
No data available
d) pH
No data available
e) Melting Point/freezing point
3550C (6422F)
f) Initial boiling Point and boiling range
No data available
g) Flash Point
Not applicable
h) Evaporation rate
No data available
i) Flammability (solid,gas)
No data available
j) Upper/lower flammability or explosive limits
No data available
k) Vapor pressure
No data available
l) Vapor density
No data available
m) Relative density
No data available
n) Solubility(ies)
Insoluble in water. No data available
o) Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water
No data available
p) Auto-ignition temperature
No data available
q) Decomposition temperature
No data available
r) Viscosity
No data available
s) Specific Gravity
No data available

10.) STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
 
Stability
Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage.
Hazardous Decomp Products
Involvement in a fire causes formation of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.
Conditions to Avoid
Moisture, excess heat, acids, and strong oxidizers

11.) TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
 
Toxic Dose LD 50
No information found.
Toxicological Info
Investigated as a reproductive effector.
Inhalation
No information found.
Skin
No information found.
Eyes
No information found.
Medical Symptoms
No information found.

12.) ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
 
Toxicity
No information found.
Distribution
No information found.
Chemical Fate
No information found.

13.) DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
 
Disposal Methods
Whatever cannot be saved for recovery or recycling should be managed in an appropriate and approved waste disposal facility. Processing, use or contamination of this product may change the waste management options. State and local disposal regulations may differ from federal disposal regulations. Dispose of container and unused contents in accordance with federal, state and local requirements.
General Cleaning

14.) TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
 
DOT - GROUND TRANSPORTATION
Proper Shipping Name
Charcoal
Hazzard Class
4.2
UN Number
UN1361
Packing Group
III
IATA/IMDG REGULATIONS
Proper Shipping Name
Charcoal
Hazzard Class
4.2
UN Number
UN1361
Packing Group
III
IMDG EMS
4.2
Shipping Options for this product include
Truck    Boat    Rail

Transportation Notes NMFC 42470-1 CLASS 85 HST - 4402.00.00.00 FORBIDDEN IN AIR SHIPMENTS UPS - FORBIDDEN GROUND/AIR


15.) REGULATORY INFORMATION
Chemical Inventory Status Part 1
Ingredient CASNO TSCA EINECS China Japan Austrialia
Charcoal 7440-44-0 Yes Yes No No Yes

Chemical Inventory Status Part 2
Ingredient CASNO Korea DSL NDSL Phil.
Charcoal 7440-44-0 Yes Yes No Yes

Federal, State, International Regulations- Part 1
Ingredient CASNO SARA 302
    RQ TPQ LIST
Charcoal 7440-44-0 No No No
SARA 313
No information found.

Federal, State, International Regulations- Part 2
Ingredient CASNO RCRA 261.33 TSCA 8(d) CERCLA
Charcoal 7440-44-0 No No No

Additional Items
Chemical Weapons Convention Acute TSCA 12(b) CDTA SARA 311/312 Reactivity Chronic
No Yes No No No No No
Fire Pressure Austrialian HazChem Code Poison Schedule WHMIS
No No No No No

16.) MISC. INFORMATION
 
Information Sources
Revision Comments
Revised November 2012 for GHS Standards. Updated 2-20-15 Revised February 2014 to align with internal document control Updated 8-23-2016
Other Information
Label Hazard Warning: CAUTION! ACTIVATED CARBON AFFECTS THE RESPIRATORY AND CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS. Label Precautions: Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Avoid breathing dust. Keep container closed. Use with adequate ventilation. Wash thoroughly after handling. Label First Aid: If inhaled, remove to fresh air. Get medical attention for any breathing difficulty. Product Use: Laboratory Reagent.

17.) DISCLAIMER
 
Barium & Chemicals, Inc. provides this information as it relates only to the specific product designated herein. All information contained in this SDS should be provided to the user's employees and/or customers. The information contained herein relates only to the environmental, health and safety precautions for the product and is not intended to be relied upon as technical specifications for commercial or other purposes. Do not use the ingredient information and/or ingredient percentages in this SDS as product specification. For product specification refer to a Product Specification and/or a Certificate of Analysis provided by or requested from Barium & Chemicals, Inc. This information relates only to the product designated herein, and does not relate to its use in combination with any other material or in any other process. This information is intended only as a guide to the appropriate handling of the product by a properly trained person. Individuals receiving this information must exercise their independent judgment in determining its appropriateness for a a particular purpose. Conditions of use are beyond the control of Barium & Chemicals, Inc. Users are responsible to verify the applicability of this information under their own operating conditions to determine whether the product is suitable for a particular purpose and assume all risks of use, handling and disposal of the product, or from the publication, reliance upon or other use of the information contained herein. This information is furnished without warranty, expressed or implied;except that it is accurate to the best knowledge of Barium & Chemicals, Inc. and is based upon data obtained from the manufacturer and/or recognized technical sources. Barium & Chemicals, Inc. expressively disclaims all express or implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to the product of information provided herein, and shall under no circumstances be liable for incidental or consequential damages. Barium & chemicals, Inc. assumes no responsibility for use, or reliance upon this information. Compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations remains the responsibility of the user.