Tantalum carbide

  • Tantalum monocarbide
Formula
TaC
Description
Black to gray powder.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
12070-06-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
235-118-3
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
CTa
Formula mass
192.96
Solubility in water
Insoluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep container tightly closed. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area. Wash thoroughly after use.
Protection
Rubber gloves, ANSI approved safety goggles, lab coat or apron.
Respirators
High efficiency particle respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Wearing full protective equipment, cover spill with dry sand or vermiculite. Mix well and carefully transfer to a container.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Decomposition
May emit irritating fumes

Fire.
Fire fighting
Use water, carbon dioxide, dry chemical extinguishing agents, dry sand, or dry ground dolomite to extinguish fire. No special firefighting procedures needed, use normal procedures which include wearing NIOSH/MSHA approved self-contained breathing apparatus, flame and chemical resistant clothing, hats, boots and gloves. If without risk remove material from fire area.

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
OSHA PEL 5 mg/m3 (at Ta)
Exposure effects
May cause irritation to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
No data available, but one should obtain medical attention.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing, flood skin with large amounts of water. If irritation persists seek medical attention.
   Eyes
Immediately flush eyes, including under eyelids, with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Call a physician.

Transport.