- Graphite (synthetic)
Odorless, tasteless black powder or grains.
A strong reducing agent and is used as such in purifying metals, in electrodes, electrical devices & steel.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Sublimation point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.06 (2227 C)
Odor Threshold Odor threshold Odorless
Solubility in water
1.2E-5/K (22 C)
Heat of combustion
Hazards and Protection.
Keep away from sources of ignition. Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container. Keep from contact with oxidizing materials.
Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Contact lenses should not be worn when working with this chemical. Skin: Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Avoid generating dusty conditions.
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
May react vigorously or violently when mixed with strong oxidizing agents such as chlorates, bromates and nitrates, especially when heated. Incompatible with chlorinated paraffins, Lead oxide, manganese oxide, iron oxide, liquid oxygen, oils, and moisture. . chlorine trifluoride, fluoride and potassium superoxide. Reacts at 300C with potassium, sodium, rubidium and cesium to give intercalation compounds. These compounds ignite in air and may react explosively with water.
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Dust can be an explosion hazard when exposed to heat or flame. Flammable solid. Can be easily ignited and burns vigorously. Extinguishing media: For small fires, use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide or chemical foam.
Activated carbon exposed to air is a potential fire hazard because of its very high surface area and adsorptive capacity. Freshly prepared material may heat spontaneously in air, and presence of water accelerates this.
May be ignited by friction, heat, sparks or flames. Some may burn rapidly with flare burning effect. Powders, dusts, shavings, borings, turnings or cuttings may explode or burn with explosive violence. Substance may be transported in a molten form. May re-ignite after fire is extinguished.
Fire may produce irritating and/or toxic gases.
OSHA PEL: TWA 15 mg/m3 (total) TWA 5 mg/m3 (resp) NIOSH REL: See Appendix D
F (Not subject to toxicity classification)
The toxological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
Ingestion of large amounts may cause gastrointestinal irritation.
Dust is irritating to the respiratory tract.
May cause skin irritation.
Causes eye irritation.
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid.
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists.
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
USCG CHRIS Code
3802 10 00
Std. Transport #