Titanium carbide

  • Titanium(IV) carbide
  • Titanium monocarbide
Formula
TiC
Structure
Description
Dark gray to black powder.
Uses
Used for cutting tool tips, dies and wear resistant coatings.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
12070-08-5
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
235-120-4
Beilstein/Gmelin
13643 (G)
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
CTi
Formula mass
59.89
Melting point, °C
3067
Boiling point, °C
4300
Density
4.930 g/cm3 (25 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Thermal expansion
7.4E-6/K

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed.
Protection
Protective gloves. Chemical safety goggles.
Respirators
Wear dust mask.
Small spills/leaks
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.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents, Acids, Bases.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide, Titanium/titanium oxides.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish using Sand or dry powder type agents specially designed for metal powder fires. Unsuitable: Do not use water. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Health
0
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Avoid contact and inhalation. Do not breathe dust.
   Ingestion
May be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
May be harmful if inhaled. Material may be irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If breathing becomes difficult, call a physician.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water.
   Eyes
In case of contact with eyes, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating the eyelids with fingers. Call a physician.

Transport.