MSDS for Brown Fused Alumina
1. PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
PRODUCT NAME: Fused Brown Alpha Alumina
FORMULA: Al2O3 (> 94.5%)
SUPPLIER: Luoyang Yannuo Import & Export Trade Co., Ltd
MANUFACTURER: China Origin
Address: Room 903, Unit 2, Building 20, Kaiyang Garden, North Mudan Avenue, Luolong District, Luoyang, China
PHONE: + 86 -0379-69865225
DESCRIPTION: Fused Brown Alumina generally contains 94.5% alumina. The remaining
components are not considered hazardous.
2. INGREDIENTS: COMPOSITION/INFORMATION
% > 94.5
PEL-OSHA * The value is for inhalable (total) particulate matter containing no asbestos and <1%
LD 50/LC 50 ROUTE/SPECIES Alpha alumina
OSHA Regulatory Status: This material is classified as hazardous under OSHA regulations.
3 HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Non-flammable brown solid or powder. May cause minor eye and skin irritation. Inhalation of
high concentrations may cause transient upper respiratory irritation. Particulate matter may
scratch the eyes.
POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS
EYE: Dust may cause minor irritation. Particulate matter may scratch the cornea or cause
other mechanical injury to the eye.
SKIN: May cause minor irritation.
INGESTION: Relatively non-toxic. Ingestion is not anticipated under normal working conditions.
INHALATION: Product will act as a nuisance dust. Inhalation of high concentrations of dust may cause coughing and mild, transitory respiratory irritation.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS: Scratching or physical damage to the eyes can cause irritation,
redness, pain, tear formation, blurred vision, and light sensitivity.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE: Repeated inhalation of dust over time
may aggravate pre-existing respiratory disease.
POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS (continued)
CHRONIC: Long-term dust inhalation in excess of the PEL or TLV may decrease the ability of
the lungs to clear particulate matter which may cause shortness of breath and increased
susceptibility to respiratory disease.
TARGET ORGANS: Lungs
CARCINOGENICITY: NTP: No IARC: No OSHA: No
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
EYE: Flush eyes with lukewarm water for 15 minutes opening and closing eyelids to ensure
adequate rinsing. If redness, irritation, pain, or tearing occurs, seek medical attention.
SKIN: Exposure not anticipated.
INHALATION: Not anticipated. If inhalation of high concentrations occurs, remove to fresh air.
If breathing problems occur, a certified professional should administer oxygen or artificial
respiration as indicated. Seek immediate medical attention.
INGESTION: None required.
5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
LEL: Not Applicable
UEL: Not Applicable
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Any. Use media appropriate for surrounding fire.
FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS: Non-flammable, non-combustible. The product will not burn.
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: None
FIRE FIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS: Firefighters should wear a NIOSH approved full-facepiece
self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) operated in positive pressure mode and full turnout
or bunker gear.
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Isolate hazard area and deny entry to unauthorized and/or unprotected personnel. Do not walk
through spilled material. Vacuum small amounts. Gently shovel or scoop larger amounts into
the clean dry container for later recycle or disposal. Water mist may be added as necessary to
control the level of airborne dusts. Protective equipment for clean-up personnel depends on the
level of exposure anticipated (See Section 8).
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Store in the dry area in closed containers. Storage and work areas should be periodically cleaned to
minimize dust accumulation. Avoid dust inhalation and promulgation. DO NOT use compressed
air or dry sweeping to remove dust from work area. Dusts should be removed using an
appropriately equipped vacuum. If an appropriate vacuum is unavailable, only wet-clean-up
methods should be used (i.e. wet sweeping, misting, etc.). Moisture should be added as
necessary to reduce exposure to airborne respirable dust.
Under dusty conditions, employees should wear coveralls or other suitable work clothing.
Vacuum dusty clothing before removal.
Practice good housekeeping. Wash thoroughly after handling. Change contaminated clothing.
Do not reuse until laundered.
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
RESPIRATORY: Under normal working conditions, below acceptable exposure guidelines, none
is required. For concentrations above the PEL but less than 10 X the PEL, a NIOSH approved
dust mist respirator should be worn. Appropriate respirator selection will be dependent upon
the magnitude of exposure and should be selected in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.134.
SKIN: None required.
EYES: Safety-glasses with side shields or goggles to prevent dust and particles from entering
ENGINEERING CONTROLS: General ventilation. Local exhaust and enclosed processes may be
necessary for processes which generate large quantities of airborne dust.
9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Brown solid or powder
SOLUBILITY IN WATER:
SPECIFIC GRAVITY (H2O = 1):
+3600 °F (+ 1980 °C)
pH (10% slurry):
Sizes range from 2” to powders
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
REACTIVITY/INCOMPATIBILITY: Aluminum oxide reacts violently with chlorine trifluoride
producing flames. Ethylene oxide polymerizes violently when in contact with pure aluminum
oxide. Aluminum oxide is also incompatible with hot chlorinated rubber, acids, and oxidizers.
DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: None
HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: Will not occur.
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
EYE: Particulate matter may cause physical injury to the eye.
SKIN: May cause minor irritation.
INHALATION: May cause minor transient respiratory irritation.
INGESTION: Ingestion of large quantities may result in gastrointestinal irritation and eventually
interference with phosphate absorption which results in rickets.
CHRONIC: Many studies indicate that aluminum oxide dust acts as an “inert” material when
SUBCHRONIC: No Data
OTHER: Implantation of aluminum oxide into rats has resulted in tumors at the site of
application. Intrapleural administration of 90 mg/kg aluminum oxide has resulted in tumors of
the lungs, thorax or respiratory system.
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Fused brown alpha alumina is relatively inert. It does not contain ozone depleting substances
and is not expected to exert an ecotoxic effect or bioconcentrate in the food chain.
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Dispose of according to applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Not Regulated by IMO/IMDG
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
CANADIAN WHMIS: Not Classifed
EPCRA Section 302 (EHSs): This product does not contain ingredients subject to reporting
requirements of 40 CFR Part 355, Appendices A and B (Extremely Hazardous Substances).
CERCLA, Section 304: This product does not contain ingredients subject to state and local
reporting under Section 304 of SARA Title III as listed in 40 CFR Part 302, Table 302.4
SARA 313 REPORTING REQUIREMENTS: This product does not contain ingredients subject to
the reporting requirements of Section 313 SARA, and Section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention
SARA HAZARD CATEGORY: This product has been reviewed according to the EPA Hazard
Categories promulgated under Sections 311 and 312 of the Superfund Amendment and
Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA Title III) and by definition meets the requirements of the
Acute Health Hazard
TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act): All ingredients contained in this product are on the TSCA
16. OTHER INFORMATION
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
Chemical Abstracts Service
Department of Transportation
International Agency for Research on Cancer
Mine Safety and Health Administration
National Fire Protection Association
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
National Toxicology Program
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Permissible Exposure Limit
Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act
Threshold Limit Value
Although reasonable care has been taken in the preparation of the information contained
Luoyang Yannuo Imp & Exp trade co., extends no warranties, makes no representation and assumes no
responsibility as to the accuracy of the suitability of such information for application to purchaser’s
intended purposes or for consequences of its use.