Section 3 Hazards Identification
OF ACUTE EXPOSURE
May cause nose, throat and lung irritation.
2. Skin Contact
May cause skin irritation or dehydrating of skin.
3. Eye Contact
May cause eye irritation.
Irritating to mouth, throat, and stomach.
OF CHRONIC EXPOSURE
Prolonged inhalation of manganese compounds above the TLV-TWA
may cause lung irritation or central nervous
system disorders. The symptoms simulate Parkinson’s
NTP: not listed IARC Monographs: not listed OSHA Regulated:
CONDITIONS GENERALLY AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE
Dust or fine powder may further irritate mucous membranes
or open wounds.
4 First Aid Measures
AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES
Immediately flush eyes with large amounts of water for at
least 15 minutes holding lids apart to ensure flushing
of the entire surface. Seek medical attention if irritation
Flush contaminated areas with large amounts of water. Remove
contaminated clothing. Wash clothing before
Remove person to fresh air. If breathing is difficult, administer
oxygen. Seek medical attention.
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious or convulsing
person. If conscious, give large quantities of
water. Do not induce vomiting. Seek medical attention.
5 Fire Fighting Measures
itself is noncombustible but may accelerate the burning of
OR EXPLOSIVE LIMITS Lower: Nonflammable Upper: Nonflammable
MEDIA Use extinguishing medium appropriate for surrounding
FIREFIGHTING PROCEDURES None
FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS Should not be heated or
rubbed in contact with organic
matter or other oxidizable substances. Keep away from heat
and flammable materials. Potentially an oxidizer
under certain conditions.
6 Accidental Release Measures
TO BE TAKEN IF MATERIAL IS RELEASED OR SPILLED
Clean up spills immediately by scooping CARULITE? catalyst
into a metal drum. Deactivate by soaking with
water. Cover loosely. Flush contaminated floors with abundant
quantities of water into sewer, if permitted by
federal, state, or local regulations.
Section 7 Handling and Storage
in a cool, dry area in closed container. Segregate from easily
oxidizable materials, peroxides, chlorates, and acids. Protect
containers against physical damage.
8 Exposure Controls and Personal Protection
Provide sufficient mechanical and/or local exhaust to maintain
exposure levels below TLV-TWA limit for
In cases where high dust exposure may exist, the use of NIOSH-MSHA
dust and mist respirator or an air supplied
respirator is advised. Engineering or administrative controls
should be implemented to control dust.
Primary eye protection (safety glasses or goggles).
Rubber or plastic gloves should be worn.
Normal work clothing is sufficient.
Section 9 Physical and Chemical Properties
POINT, 760 mm Hg Not applicable
PRESSURE (mm Hg) Not applicable
IN WATER % BY SOLUTION Insoluble
BULK DENSITY 1.0 g/cm3
VOLATILE BY VOLUME Not volatile
POINT Starts to decompose with evolution of oxygen
at 454oC (850oF)
AND ODOR Black extruded, granulated, or powdered
Section 10 Stability and Reactivity
Stable under normal conditions. Moisture may reduce catalytic
TO AVOID Contact with incompatible materials or heat
MATERIALS Contact with peroxides and chlorates may
cause violent reaction under
certain conditions, such as elevated temperature or friction.
May ignite organic material, especially organic
solvents. May initiate polymerization of monomers. May form
unstable acetylides in contact with acetylene.
DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS None
CONTRIBUTING TO HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION Material
is not known to polymerize.
11 Toxicological Information
diagnosed cases of manganese toxicity in humans have been
reported following long term exposures to airborne concentrations
of manganese above the TLV-TWA. The usual form of chronic
manganese toxicity involves the central nervous system.
Reports of adverse effects in humans from ingestion of manganese
Section 12 Ecological Information
manganese compounds have negligible vapor pressures but exist
in air as suspended particulate matter which settle under
the influence of gravity.
The transport of manganese in water is influenced by the solubility
of the form present. Insoluble forms, such as
manganese dioxide, are transported as sediments.
The biomagnification of manganese in the food chain does not
appear to be significant.
Section 13 Disposal considerations
200 is not considered a hazardous waste under 40 CFR 261.
Dispose of deactivated CARULITE? in a landfill approved to
accept chemical waste, after verifying that it is not contaminated
with hazardous substances thru usage.
14 Transport Information
regulated by DOT
Section 15 Regulatory Information
200 Low Temperature Oxidization Catalyst contains manganese
compounds (CAS Reg. No. N/A) and copper compounds (CAS Reg.
No. N/A) as part of the mixture and is subject to the reporting
requirements of Section 313 of Title III Superfund Amendments
and Reauthorization Act of 1986 and 40 CFR Part 372.
Components of this product are listed on the TSCA Inventory.
Components of this product are listed on the Canadian Domestic
Section 16 Other Information
Revised: June 1, 2000
information contained herein is accurate to the best of our knowledge.
However, data, safety standards and government regulations are
subject to change and, therefore, holders and users should satisfy
themselves that they are aware of all current data and regulations
relevant to their particular use of product. CARUS CHEMICAL COMPANY
DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR RELIANCE ON THE COMPLETENESS OR
ACCURACY OR THE INFORMATION INCLUDED HEREIN. CARUS CHEMICAL COMPANY
MAKES NO WARRANTY, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIABILITY OR FITNESS FOR
PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE OF THE PRODUCT DESCRIBED HEREIN. All
conditions relating to storage, handling, and use of the product
are beyond the control of Carus Chemical Company, and shall be
the sole responsibility of the holder or user of the product.
CARUS CHEMICAL COMPANY IS A DIVISION OF CARUS CORPORATION,
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