Rutile

  • Titanium dioxide
Formula
TiO2
Structure
Description
Light blue crystalline powder.
Uses
Pigment.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
1317-80-2
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
215-282-2
RTECS
VM2940000
RTECS class
Tumorigen
Beilstein/Gmelin
19206 (G)
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
O2Ti
Formula mass
79.88
Melting point, °C
1855
Sublimation point, °C
2000
Vapor pressure, mmHg
3100 (1727 C)
Density
4.197 g/cm3 (25 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Refractive index
2.5837
Dielectric constant
100 (30 C)
Thermal expansion
2.347E-5/K (40 C)
Heat of vaporization
612.3 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed in a cool place in a tightly closed container.
Handling
Containers of this material may be hazardous when emptied. Since emptied containers retain product residues (vapor, liquid, and/or solid), all hazard precautions given in the data sheet must be observed.
Protection
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
Respirators
If workplace exposure limit(s) of product or any component is exceeded (see exposure guidelines), a NIOSH/MSHA approved air supplied respirator is advised in absence of proper environmental control. OSHA regulations also permit other NIOSH/MSHA respirators (negative pressure type) under specified conditions.
Small spills/leaks
Small Spill - Sweep up material for disposal or recovery. Large Spill - Shovel material into containers. Thoroughly sweep area of spill to clean up any residual material.
Stability
Stable.
Incompatibilities
None in normal or expeced use.
Decomposition
None in normal or expeced use.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Use extinguishing media most appropriate for surrounding fire. No special precautions necessary when fighting fires involving this product.

Health.
Exposure effects
Symptoms of exposure to this material through breathing, swallowing, and/or passage of the material through the skin may include: stomach or intestinal upset (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea) irritation (nose, throat, airways).
   Ingestion
Swallowing small amounts of this material during normal handling is not likely to cause harmful effects. Swallowing large amounts may be harmful.
   Inhalation
This material is a dust or may produce dust.
   Skin
Can cause skin irritation. Symptoms may include redness and burning of skin, and other skin damage.
   Eyes
Can cause eye irritation. Symptoms include stinging, tearing, redness, and swelling of eyes.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
   Inhalation
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.

Transport.