Combustible. May ignite spontaneously on contact with air. Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking. Closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent deposition of dust.
Use dry powder, dry sand, special powder. NO carbon dioxide, foam, water. In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. NO direct contact with water.
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!
Avoid inhalation of dust.
Fresh air, rest.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Wear safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Remove all ignition sources. Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Cover the spilled material with dry inert absorbent. Vacuum spilled material with specialist equipment. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.
According to UN GHS Criteria
Transportation UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 4.1; UN Pack Group: II
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants and halogens.
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION
Physical State; Appearance BLACK SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS.
Physical dangers Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air.
Chemical dangers Reacts with halogens and oxidants. This generates fire and explosion hazard.
Effects of short-term exposure May cause mechanical irritation.
Inhalation risk A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed.
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
MAK: (respirable fraction): carcinogen category: 4; pregnancy risk group: C
Combustion in a confined space may turn into detonation.
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