- Tantalum monocarbide
Black to gray powder.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Keep container tightly closed. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area. Wash thoroughly after use.
Rubber gloves, ANSI approved safety goggles, lab coat or apron.
High efficiency particle respirator.
Wearing full protective equipment, cover spill with dry sand or vermiculite. Mix well and carefully transfer to a container.
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
May emit irritating fumes
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.
OSHA PEL 5 mg/m3 (at Ta)
May cause irritation to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract.
No data available, but one should obtain medical attention.
Remove contaminated clothing, flood skin with large amounts of water. If irritation persists seek medical attention.
Immediately flush eyes, including under eyelids, with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Call a physician.