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MATERIAL AND DATA SAFETY SHEET                  PLASMA X

CARBON NANOTUBES                                                             

1. PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Product name :             Carbon nanotube, multi-walled

Supplier :

         Plasma X

          90 Prince Street

          New York, NY  10012

          USA

          Telephone :     206-661-5008

          Emergency Phone: 206-661-5008  Dr. Bradley Edwards at Plasma X

 

2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Emergency Overview

OSHA Hazards

  • Irritant

GHS Classification

  • Eye irritation (Category 2A)
  • Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (Category 3)

HMIS Classification

  • Health hazard : 2
  • Flammability : 0
  • Physical hazards : 0

NFPA Rating

  • Health hazard : 2
  • Fire : 0
  • Reactivity Hazard : 0

Potential Health Effects

  • Inhalation: May be harmful if inhaled. Causes respiratory tract irritation.
  • Skin:  May be harmful if absorbed through skin. Causes skin irritation.
  • Eyes:  Causes eye irritation.
  • Ingestion:  May be harmful if swallowed.

 

3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (graphitic carbon): 94% - 100%

Metal impurities: balance

 

4. FIRST AID MEASURES

After inhalation

  • Remove to fresh air. If required, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm. Seek immediate medical advice.

After skin contact

  • Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly. Seek immediate medical advice.

After eye contact

  • Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then consult a doctor.

After swallowing

  • Seek immediate medical advice.

 

5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

Suitable extinguishing media

  • Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.

Hazardous combustion products

  • Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions. - Carbon oxides

 

6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal precautions

  • Use personal protective equipment. Avoid dust formation. Ensure adequate ventilation. Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Avoid breathing dust.

Environmental precautions

  • Do not let product enter drains.

Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up

  • Pick up and arrange disposal without creating dust. Sweep up and shovel. Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.

 

7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

Precautions for safe handling

  • Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust and aerosols. Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed. Normal measures for preventive fire protection.

Conditions for safe storage

  • Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.

 

8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

Personal protective equipment

Respiratory protection

The EPA mandates the use of full face respirators with minimum N100 grade cartridges if there is any risk of exposure to carbon nanotube dust. For nuisance exposures use type P95 (US) or type P1 (EU EN 143) particle respirator. For higher level protection use type OV/AG/P99 (US) or type ABEK-P2 (EU EN 143) respirator cartridges.

Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU).

Hand protection

For any handling steps where the substance is in particulate form or in a suspension with pure water where the substance is not solubilized, the gloves must be comprised of material that successfully passes ASTM F-1671. For any handling steps where the substance is part of a carrier liquid, other than the aqueous suspension noted in the previous paragraph, gloves must be comprised of material that successfully passes ASTM F-739 (continuous liquid contact method). Gloves must be changed before they show degradation and before the designated breakthrough time for the carrier liquid (as determined by the ASTM F-739 testing or by the manufacturer).

Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique (without touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices.

Eye protection

Safety glasses with side-shields conforming to EN166 Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).

Skin and body protection

Impervious clothing. The type of protective equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace.

Hygiene measures

Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.

 

9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance

  • Form: solid, clumps up to several millimeters in the largest dimension
  • Color: dark gray to black

Nanotube length: up to 3 mm

Nanotube diameter: 20 – 80 nm

Boiling Point: Not applicable

Melting Point: Estimate of 3600°C

Solubility in Water: Insoluble

Odor: Odorless

 

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Chemical stability

  • Stable under recommended storage conditions.

Possibility of hazardous reactions

  • no data available

Conditions to avoid

  • no data available

Materials to avoid

  • Strong oxidizing agents

Hazardous decomposition products

Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions. - Carbon oxides Other decomposition products - no data available

 

11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Acute toxicity

Oral LD50

  • no data available

Inhalation LC50

  • no data available

Dermal LD50

  • no data available

Other information on acute toxicity

  • no data available

Skin corrosion/irritation

  • no data available

Serious eye damage/eye irritation

  • no data available

Respiratory or skin sensitization

  • no data available

Germ cell mutagenicity

  • no data available

Carcinogenicity

IARC: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as probable, possible or confirmed human carcinogen by IARC.

ACGIH: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as a carcinogen or potential carcinogen by ACGIH.

NTP: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as a known or anticipated carcinogen by NTP.

OSHA: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as a carcinogen or potential carcinogen by OSHA.

Toxicological information on carbon nanotubes may be found at the website of the International Council on Nanotechnology at http://icon.rice.edu/

 

12. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

DOT (US)

  • Not dangerous goods

IMDG

  • Not dangerous goods

IATA

  • Not dangerous goods

 

13. REGULATORY INFORMATION

OSHA Hazards

  • Irritant

SARA 302 Components

SARA 302: No chemicals in this material are subject to the reporting requirements of SARA Title III, Section 302.

SARA 313 Components

SARA 313: This material does not contain any chemical components with known CAS numbers that exceed the threshold (De Minimis) reporting levels established by SARA Title III, Section 313.

SARA 311/312 Hazards

Acute Health Hazard

This material is listed on the US Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory and the following chemical inventories: Canadian Domestic Substances List (DSL), European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances (EINECS), Korean Existing Chemicals List (ECL), Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS), the Philippines Inventory of Chemicals and Chemical Substances (PICCS), and the Swiss Giftliste 1 Inventory of Notified New Substances. In addition, this substance is not regulated in Japan and excluded from the Japanese Chemical Substances Control Law according to the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, formerly the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).

 

14. BASIS AND LIMITATIONS OF THIS INFORMATION

All information herein is accurate to best of our knowledge at the time of publication. Plasma X provides the information contained herein in good faith and makes no representation as to its comprehensiveness or accuracy. This document is intended only as a guide to the appropriate precautionary handling of the material by a properly trained person using this product. Individuals receiving the information must exercise their independent judgment in determining its appropriateness for a particular purpose. Plasma X makes no representations or warranties, either express or implied, regarding the suitability of the material for any purpose or the accuracy of the information contained within this document. Accordingly, Plasma X will not be responsible for damages resulting from use of or reliance upon this information.