Data sheet

Chemical Name: Carbon Nanotubes
Formula: Carbon
Chemical family: carbon nanotubes
Carbon nanotubes, nanotubes, DWNTs, TWNTs, MWNTs, nanotubes, nanotubes, nanotubes

Chemical characterization:
Description: (CAS #)
Component% OSHA / ACGIH PEL / TLV
Synthetic graphite up to 100% of 15 mg / m3 (total powder) 2 mg / m3 TWA
5 mg / m3 (respirable fraction)
Balance of metal impurities
* Exposure limits based on synthetic graphite


Eye contact: May cause eye irritation.

Skin contact: At this time, it is not fully known whether the penetration of nanoparticles into the skin would cause adverse effects in animal models. However, topical application of raw SWCNT to nude mice causes skin irritation [Murray et al. 2007]. Studies performed in vitro with human primary or cultured skin cells have demonstrated that both single-walled and multiple-wall nanotubes can pass through cells and cause the release of inflammatory procytokines, oxidative stress, and decreased Viability [Monteiro-Riviere et al. 2005; Shvedova et al. 2003]. These findings can be extrapolated to a potential occupational risk, although data are not available to compare cell studies with the actual conditions at work exposure.
Research on skin exposure to nanomaterials is underway at this link:

Ingestion: Ingestion may occur by inhalation: Inhalation is the most common route of exposure of airborne particles in the workplace. Inhalation can lead to the formation of lung cancer granulomas or possibly mesothelioma. Wear NIOSH approved respirators (N100 or P100) with a full face shield to prevent inhalation. There are no known dangers, but it can irritate the gastrointestinal tract. High acute and chronic concentration of dust can be irritating to the eyes, skin. Ingestion may occur through mucous membranes and respiratory tract. Ingestion, too, may accompany inhalation exposure, because particles that are removed from the respiratory tract, through the mucociliary ladder, can be swallowed [ICRP 1994]. Little is known about the possible adverse effects of ingestion of nanomaterials.

• In case of inhalation, Move outdoors. If necessary, provide artificial respiration. If the disorders persist. Call a doctor immediately.
• After contact with skin Wash immediately with soap and water and rinse thoroughly. Call a doctor immediately.
• After eye contact: Flush eyes open with running water for several minutes. And consult a doctor.
• If swallowed: Call a doctor immediately.

Flash point: Not applicable. Explosion limits: Unknown Extinguishing media: Water, carbon dioxide, dry chemical or foam. Special Procedures: None Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide Unusual Hazards: Thermal decomposition or combustion may produce dense smoke. Suitable extinguishing media: CO2, extinguishing powder or water jet. Fight larger fires with water spray. Special hazards caused by the substance, its products of combustion or resulting gases: In case of fire, the following carbon monoxide (CO) may be released. Protective equipment: Protect with a respirator. Wear a full protective suit.

Special protective equipment: Wear protective equipment, established in Section 8.
Measures for environmental protection: Do not allow the material to be released into the environment.
Measures for cleaning / collecting: Ensure adequate ventilation.
Additional Information:
See section 7 for safe handling information.
See Section 8 for information on personal protective equipment.
See Section 13 for disposal information.

Handling: Use personal protective equipment and exposure controls set forth in Section 8. Detailed information on the handling of carbon nanotubes can be found in Standard ASTM E 2535 to 07, Standard Guide for Consolidation Management Designed Particle Scale Nanometer in workplaces, "ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA,
Storage: Keep in a closed container for storage.
On safe handling: Keep container tightly closed. Store in a cool, dry place in tightly closed containers. Ensure good ventilation in the workplace.
Information about fire and explosion protection:
No special requirements Requirements for storage rooms and vessels:
No special requirements. Information about storage in a single installation:
Store away from oxidizing agents.
Store away from halogen.
Do not store together with acids.
For more information on storage conditions:
Keep container tightly closed.
Store in a cool, dry place in tightly closed containers.


Additional information on the design of technical installations:
Good performance of the chemical bell designed for hazardous chemicals and with an average speed of at least 100 feet per minute.
Components with limit values ​​that require monitoring at the workplace:
Graphite mg / m3
Belgium TWA 2.5
Finland TWA 5
France VME 2
Germany MAK 6
Ireland TWA 5
Korea TLV 2
Netherlands MAC-TGG 2
Poland TWA 2
Sweden GNV 5 (powder)
Switzerland MAK-W 2,5
United Kingdom 5-LTEL
USA PEL 15 mppcf
Additional information: No data

Personal protective equipment:
Eye protection: ANSI 787 safety glasses rated with side-shields.
Respiratory protection: NIOSH N-100 or P-100 nominal respirator with full facepiece.
Skin protection: Nitrile gloves or equivalent protective clothing to prevent skin contact, such as a cotton-fiber or uniform lab coat or overalls.
Ventilation: A local or general exhaust system is recommended.

General protective and hygiene measures:
Safety measures for handling chemicals should be followed.
Keep away from food, drink and animal feeding stuffs.
Remove all contaminated clothing immediately.
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
Avoid contact with the eyes. Avoid contact with the eyes and skin.


General information
Form: Powder or gel
Color: White
Odor: Odorless Value / Interval Unit Method

Change in conditions
Melting point / Melting range: Estimated 3652-3697 ° C (subl / VAC)
Boiling point / boiling range: Not determined
Sublimation / start temperature: Not determined
Flash point: Not applicable
Ignition temperature: Not determined
Decomposition temperature: Not determined
Danger of explosion: Product is not explosive.
Explosion limits Lower: Not determined
Upper: Not determined Vapor pressure: Not determined
Density at 20 ° C to 2.1 g / cm³
Solubility in / Miscibility with Water: Insoluble

Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided: No decomposition if stored and handled properly.
Materials to be avoided: Oxidizing agents Acids Halogens Interhalogenic alkali metals Hazardous reactions: No dangerous reactions known Hazardous decomposition products: Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide

Acute toxicity.
Primary irritant effect: on the skin: Irritant to skin and mucous membranes. On the eye: No irritant effect.
Sensitization: No sensitizing effects known.
Subacute To Chronic Toxicity: Inhalation of graphite, both natural and synthetic, has caused pneumoconiosis in exposed workers. The pneumoconiosis found is similar to pneumoconiosis of coal miners.
Additional toxicological information: To the best of our knowledge the acute and chronic toxicity of this substance is not fully known. No classification data on the carcinogenic properties of this material is available on the EPA, IARC, NTP, OSHA or ACGIH.
Toxicological information on carbon nanotubes can be found on the website of the International Nanotechnology Council at


General Notes: Do not allow this material to be released into the environment.

Ecological information on carbon nanotubes can be found on the website of the International Nanotechnology Council at NANOTECOL S.A.S. Recommends the use of hazardous materials remediation companies to treat CNT waste. Companies like Safety Kleen are good companies to dispose of their waste with CNT.


Product: carbon nanotubes

Recommendation Refer to regional, local or national regulations for proper disposal. Specific care should be taken to ensure that no carbon nanotubes or packaging of carbon nanotubes is released into the environment.

Uncleaned packaging: Consult all state, local or national regulations to ensure proper disposal. Specific care should be taken to ensure that no carbon nanotubes or packaging of carbon nanotubes is released into the environment.

Recommendation: Disposal should be in accordance with official regulations. Contact a hazardous material disposal company. Keep all carbon nanotube waste, packaging, and contaminated items separate from other wastes and dispose of a material removal company such as Safety Kleen or others.

14. Transport information
Not hazardous material for transport.
Packaging: Hazard Class: None
Land transport ADR / RID (border crossing) ADR / RID class: None
Maritime transport IMDG: IMDG Class: None
Air transport ICAO-TI and IATA-DGR: ICAO / IATA Class: None T
Additional information: Not dangerous according to the above specifications.


From the EEC:
This material is listed in the US. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory and the following chemical inventory (s): List of Domestic Substances (DSL), Europe Existing Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances (EINECS) Korea List of Chemicals (ECL), Australian Inventory of Substances Chemicals (AICS), the Philippines Inventory of Chemicals and Chemical Substances (PICCS), and the Swiss Giftliste an inventory of new substances notified. In addition, this substance is not regulated in Japan and excluded from the Japanese Chemical Control Act according to the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, before the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).

Hazard symbols: Irritating to eyes R-phrases: 36/37 Irritating to eyes and respiratory system.
Safety phrases: In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.

National regulations All components of this product are listed in the USA. Agency for the Environmental Protection of Toxic Substances Control Inventory of Chemical Substances of the Law.

Information on limitations of use: For the exclusive use of technically qualified persons.


Employers should use this information only as a complement to other information they may gather and should independently assess the suitability of this information to ensure proper use and protect the health and safety of employees. This information is provided without warranty and any use of the product is not in accordance with the Technical Data Sheet, or in combination with any other product or process, it is the responsibility of the user.
HAZARDOUS IDENTIFICATION MATERIALS (HMIS) Health Flammability Reactivity BASE 100 synthetic graphite powder

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Health Flammability Reactivity BASE 100 synthetic graphite powder Precautionary Label: Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Do not breathe dust. Wash thoroughly after handling. Keep container closed. Use with adequate ventilation.

First Aid Label: If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If breathing difficulties persist, seek medical attention. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes or skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.

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