Activated Alumina (All Grades), Solid
WHMIS Number: 00062014 Page 6
Xebec Inc. Date of Revision: 2006 February 10
Under Normal Conditions: Stable.
Under Fire Conditions: Not flammable. Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
Conditions to Avoid: High temperatures,
open flames and all other sources of
ignition. Minimize air borne spreading of dust. slipping hazard.
Sweep up immediately to eliminate
Materials to Avoid: Strong oxidizers. Lewis or mineral acids. Chlorine trifluoride.
Ethylene Oxide. Vinyl Acetate. Moisture. Halogenated compounds. Chloroform. Dichloromethane. Oxygen Difluoride.
Activated alumina adsorbs certain gases and liquids. While the alumina itself is principally inert, the bead/powder may exhibit properties of absorbed material. (3)
Decomposition or Combustion Products: Thermal decomposition products are toxic and may include oxides of aluminum and irritating gases.
Toxicological Data: None established for this product.
Meaningful toxicological test data could not be found for this substance.
a: The ingredient(s) of this product is (are) not classed as carcinogenic by
ACGIH, IARC, OSHA or NTP. See "Other Studies Relevant to Material". Reproductive Data: No adverse reproductive effects are anticipated.
Mutagenicity Data: No adverse mutagenic effects are anticipated.
Teratogenicity Data: No adverse teratogenic effects are anticipated. Respiratory / Skin Sensitization Data: None known.
Synergistic Materials: None known.
Other Studies Relevant to Material: In animal studies, another insoluble Aluminum compound (Aluminum Hydroxide) was not embryotoxic or fetotoxic, unless administered in the presence
of citric acid, lactic acid or ascorbic acid. In these cases, there was also maternal toxicity. Very high oral exposure of rats to soluble Aluminum compounds has caused
fetotoxicity, in the absence of maternal toxicity. It is not known if Aluminum or its insoluble compounds would have a similar effect. (4)
An insoluble Aluminum compound (Aluminum Hydroxide) produced no evidence of embryo or fetotoxicity when administered orally to mice. However, when it was administered with
common dietary constituents, such as citric acid, lactic acid and ascorbic acid, fetotoxicity was observed in the presence of maternal toxicity. These studies indicate
that Aluminum absorption may be greatly enhanced by certain dietary constituents. Other
reports have indicated that very high oral doses of soluble Aluminum compounds during lactation have caused fetotoxicity, in the absence of maternal toxicity. It is not known if
Aluminum or its insoluble compounds would have a similar effect. (4)
Application of a compound containing 96.7 % atomized Aluminum caused irritation to the eyes, but no corneal opacity and cleared up wit hin seven days. Slight inflamation and small
lens opacity have been observed following implantation of Aluminum particles into the eye. No irritation was observed after application of a compound containing 96.7 % atomized Aluminum to intact or abraded skin. (4)
Ecotoxicity: Not available. May be harmful to aquatic life. Environmental Fate: Not available. Can be dangerous if allowed to enter drinking water
intakes. Product has an unaesthetic appearance and can be a nuisance. Do not contaminate domestic or irrigation water supplies, lakes, streams, ponds, or rivers.