- Tantalum diboride
black hexagonal crystals
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Melting point, °C
10.5 g/cm3 (25 C)
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Keep tightly closed. Store in a cool dry place.
Wear appropriate government approved respirator, chemical-resistant gloves, safety goggles, other protective clothing.
Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures. Moisture sensitive.
Strong acids, Strong bases, Water.
Extinguish using Dry chemical powder. Carbon dioxide. Unsuitable: Do not use water. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Irritant. Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.
Material is irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water.
In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.