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Revised 2015

1 – Identification of the Substance/Preparation and of the Company/Undertaking 

Identification of the substance or preparation:
Name: AA-400.
Product code: 000056.

Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet

Delta Adsorbents Div. of  Delta Enterprises, Inc.
24 Congress Circle W.
Roselle, IL 60172

Fax 630.980.5286

Emergency number: +1 760 476 3962

Association/Organization: INRS / ORFILA http://centres-antipoison.net.
Use of the substance/preparation: Active Alumina Catalyst. (For further information, refer to the product technical data sheet). Absorbent

2 – Hazards Identification

2.1 – Classification of the substance or mixture

Physical hazards: Not classified

Health Hazards: Not classified

Environmental Hazards: Not classified

OSHA defined hazards: Not Classified

2.2 – Label Elements

Not classified.

Hazard pictograms  : none
Signal word : none

Hazard statements : This substance does not meet the criteria for classification.

Precautionary statements –

Prevention : Observe good industrial hygiene practices.

Response: Wash hands after handling.

Storage: Store away from incompatible materials.

Disposal: Dispose of waste and residues in accordance with local authority requirements.

2.3 – Other Hazards


2.4 – Unknown acute toxicity (GHS US)

No data available

SECTION 3: Composition/information on ingredients

3.1 – Substances

Not applicable

3.2 – Mixtures


Chemical Name: Alumninium Oxide

CAS: 1344-28-1

CAS Number %: 90-100

Other data :

If heated to decomposition, may emit toxic gases of sulphur oxide.

SECTION 4: First aid measures

4.1 – Description of first aid measures

Inhalation: Move to fresh air. Call a physician if symptoms develop or persist.
Eye Contact:  Rinse with water. Get medical attention if irritation develops and persists.
Skin Contact:  Wash off with soap and water. Get medical attention if irritation develops and persists.
Ingestion: Rinse mouth.  Get medical attention if symptoms occur.

4.2 – Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed


4.3 – Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

Symptomatic treatment. Direct contact with eyes may cause temporary irritation.

4.4 – General information: Ensure that medical personnel are aware of the material(s) involved, and take precautions to protect themselves.

SECTION 5: Firefighting measures


5.1 – Extinguishing media

Suitable methods of extinction: Water fog. Foam. Dry chemical powder. Carbon dioxide (CO2).

Unsuitable methods of extinction: Do not use water jet as an extinguisher, as this will spread the fire.

5.2 – Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

A fire will often produce a thick black smoke.  During fire, gases hazardous to health may be formed.  Exposure to decomposition products may be hazardous to health.
Do not breathe in smoke.
5.3 – Advice for firefighters

Due to the toxicity of the gas emitted on thermal decomposition of the products, fire-fighting personnel are to be equipped with autonomous insulating breathing apparatus. Self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing must be worn in case of fire. Use water spray to cool unopened containers.

5.4 – Specific Methods: Use standard fire fighting procedures and consider the hazards of other involved materials.

5.5 – General fire hazards: No unusual fire of explosion

SECTION 6: Accidental release measures

6.1 – Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Keep unnecessary personnel away. For personal protection, see section 8 of the SDS. In case of spills, beware of slippery floors and surfaces.

For non fire-fighters

Avoid any contact with the skin and eyes.

For fire-fighters

Fire-fighters will be equipped with suitable personal protective equipment (See section 8).

6.2 – Environmental precautions

Avoid discharge into drains, water courses or onto the ground.

6.3 – Methods and material for containment and cleaning up

Retrieve the product by mechanical means (sweeping/vacuuming).
If necessary, wash with water following recovery. The product is immiscible with water and will spread on the water surface. Stop the flow of material, if this is without risk. Following product recovery, flush area with water. For waste disposal, see section 13 of the SDS.

6.4 – Reference to other sections

No additional information available

SECTION 7: Handling and storage

7.1 – Precautions for safe handling

Avoid prolonged exposure. Observe good industrial hygiene practices.

Always wash hands after handling.
Remove and wash contaminated clothing before re-using.
Emergency showers and eye wash stations will be required in facilities where the mixture is handled constantly. Does not require any specific or particular measures.
Avoid the formation or spread of dust in the atmosphere.

Fire prevention :

Prevent access by unauthorised personnel.

Recommended equipment and procedures :

For personal protection, see section 8.
Observe precautions stated on label and also industrial safety regulations. Avoid eye contact with this mixture at all times.

7.2 – Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Store in original tightly closed container. Store away from incompatible materials (see Section 10 of the SDS).


Keep the container tightly closed in a cool, well ventilated place. Keep away from incompatible materials.
To guarantee the quality and properties of the product keep :
– protected from humidity and bad weather conditions.


Always keep in packaging made of an identical material to the original.

7.3 – Specific end use(s)

No additional information available

SECTION 8: Exposure controls/personal protection

8.1 – Control parameters

Occupational exposure limits :

US. OSHA Table Z-1 Limits for Air Contaminants (29 CFR 1910.1000)

Material Type Value Form
Aluminium Oxide (CAS 1344-28-1) PEL 5 mg/m3 Respirable fraction
15 mg/m3 Total dust


US. ACGIH Threshold Limit Values

Material Type Value Form
Aluminium Oxide (CAS 1344-28-1) TWA 1 mg/m3 Respirable fraction

8.2 – Exposure controls

Biological limit values: No biological exposure limits noted for ingredient(s).

Appropriate engineering controls: Good general ventilation (typically 10 air changes per hour) should be used. Ventilation rates should be matched to conditions. If applicable, use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to maintain airborne levels below recommended exposure limits. If exposure limits have not been established, maintain airborne levels to an acceptable level.Personal protection measures, such as personal protective equipment

Pictogram(s) indicating the obligation of wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) :

Use personal protective equipment that is clean and has been properly maintained.
Store personal protective equipment in a clean place, away from the work area.
Never eat, drink or smoke during use. Remove and wash contaminated clothing before re-using. Ensure that there is adequate ventilation, especially in confined areas.

– Eye / face protection

Avoid contact with eyes.
Before handling powders or dust emission, wear mask goggles in accordance with standard EN166. Prescription glasses are not considered as protection.
Provide eyewash stations in facilities where the product is handled constantly.
Wear safety glasses with side shields (or goggles)..

– Hand protection

Wear suitable protective gloves in the event of prolonged or repeated skin contact.
Use suitable protective gloves that are resistant to chemical agents in accordance with standard EN374.
Gloves must be selected according to the application and duration of use at the workstation.
Protective gloves need to be selected according to their suitability for the workstation in question : other chemical products that may be handled, necessary physical protections (cutting, pricking, heat protection), level of dexterity required.
Type of gloves recommended :
– Natural latex
– Nitrile rubber (butadiene-acrylonitrile copolymer rubber (NBR))
– Neoprene® (Polychloroprene)
– PVC (polyvinyl chloride)
Recommended properties :
– Impervious gloves in accordance with standard EN374

– Body protection

Avoid skin contact.
Wear suitable protective clothing.
Work clothing worn by personnel shall be laundered regularly.
After contact with the product, all parts of the body that have been soiled must be washed. Protective clothing with elasticated cuffs and closed neck.

– Respiratory protection

Avoid breathing dust. In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment.
Type of FFP mask :
Wear a disposable half-mask dust filter in accordance with standard EN149. Category :
– FFP3
Particle filter according to standard EN143 :
– P3 (White)

– Thermal hazards

Wear appropriate thermal protective clothing, when necessary.

– General hygiene considerations: Always observe good personal hygiene measures, such as washing after handling the material and before eating, drinking, and/or smoking.  Routinely wash work clothing and protective equipment to remove contaminants.

SECTION 9: Physical and chemical properties

9.1 – Information on basic physical and chemical properties

General information :

Apperance: Spheres
Physical state: Solid
Form: Solid
Color: White
Odor: Not available


Important health, safety and environmental information

pH: Not relevant
Initial boiling point/boiling range: Not relevant
Flash point interval: Not relevant
Evaportaion rate Not available
Vapour pressure (50C): < 0.0000001 kPa at 25 °C estimated
Vapor density: Not available
Relative density: Not available
Water solubility: Insoluble
Melting point/freezing point: 3632 °F (2000 °C)
Flammability (solid, gas) Not available
Auto-ignition temperature: Not available
Decomposition point/decomposition range: Not relevant
Vescosity: Not available


9.2 – Other information

Density: < 1.00
Explosive properties: Not explosive
Molecular formula:  Al2-O3
Molecular weight: 101.94 g/mol
Oxidizing properties Not oxidizing

SECTION 10: Stability and reactivity

10.1. Reactivity

The product is stable and non-reactive under normal conditions of use, storage and transport..

10.2. Chemical stability

Material is stable under normal conditions.

10.3. Possibility of hazardous reactions

No dangerous reaction known under conditions of normal use.

10.4. Conditions to avoid

Contact with incompatible materials.

10.5. Incompatible materials

Acids, bases, chlorine, strong oxidizing agents

10.6. Hazardous decomposition products

All thermal decomposition temperatures, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide.

SECTION 11: Toxicological information

11.1 – Information on toxicological effects

Skin: No adverse effects due to skin contact are expected.
Eye: Direct contact with eyes may cause temporary irritation.

Inhalation: Prolonged inhalation may be harmful.

Ingestion: Expected to be a low ingestion hazard.
11.1.1. Substances Acute toxicity :

Oral route :
LD50 > 2000 mg/kg
Species : Rat

Inhalation route :
LC50> 0.888 mg/l, 4 Hours
Species : Rat
Serious damage to eyes/eye irritation :

Direct contact with eyes may cause temporary irritation.


11.1.2. Mixture

Acute toxicity :negative

Skin corrosion/skin irritation :May cause irritation.

Serious damage to eyes/eye irritation :Direct contact with eyes may cause temporary irritation.

Respiratory or skin sensitisation : Not a respiratory sensitizer.

Germ cell mutagenicity :  No data available to indicate product or any components present at greater than 0.1% are mutagenic or genotoxic.

Carcinogenicity : This product is not considered to be a carcinogen by IARC, ACGIH, NTP, or OSHA.

Reproductive toxicant : This product is not expected to cause reproductive or developmental effects.

Specific target organ systemic toxicity – single exposure : not classified

Specific target organ systemic toxicity – repeated exposure : not classified

Symptoms related to the physical, chemical and toxicological characteristics: cf section 11.1

Aspiration hazard: Not an aspiration hazard.

Chronic effects: Prolonged inhalation may be harmful.

Other information
Activated alumina may adsorb certain gases and liquids. While alumina itself is principally inert, it may exhibit properties of the adsorbed material.

SECTION 12: Ecological information

12.1 – Ecotoxicity

The product is not classified as environmentally hazardous. However, this does not exclude the possibility that large or frequent spills can have a harmful or damaging effect on the environment.

12.1.1. Substances

The product has not been tested. The indication is based on the properties of the different components.

12.2 – Persistence and degradability

The product solely consists of inorganic compounds which are not biodegradable.

12.2.1. Substances

Biodegradability :
no degradability data is available, the substance is considered as not degrading quickly.

12.3 – Bioaccumulative potential

No additional information available

12.4 – Mobility in soil

No data available.

12.5 – Other adverse effects

No other adverse environmental effects (e.g. ozone depletion, photochemical ozone creation potential, endocrine disruption, global warming potential) are expected from this component.

SECTION 13: Disposal considerations

13.1. Waste treatment methods

Disposal instructions: Collect and reclaim or dispose in sealed containers at licensed waste disposal site.

Local disposal regulations: Dispose in accordance with all applicable regulations.

Hazardous waste code:   The waste code should be assigned in discussion between the user, the producer and the waste disposal company.

Waste from residues/unused products: Dispose of in accordance with local regulations. Empty containers or liners may retain some product residues. This material and its container must be disposed of in a safe manner (see: Disposal instructions).

Soiled packaging :

Since emptied containers may retain product residue, follow label warnings even after container is emptied. Empty containers should be taken to an approved waste handling site for recycling or disposal..


SECTION 14: Transport information

DOT: Not regulated as dangerous goods.

IATA: Not regulated as dangerous goods.

IMDG: Not regulated as danerous goods.

Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL 73/78 and the IBC code.

SECTION 15: Regulatory information

15.1. Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture

This product is not known to be a “Hazardous Chemical” as defined by the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200.
– Classification and labelling information included in section 2:

TSCA Section 12(b) Export Notification (40 CFR 707, Subpt. D): Not regulated.
CERCLA Hazardous Substance List (40 CFR 302.4): Not listed.
SARA 304 Emergency release notification: Not regulated.
OSHA Specifically Regulated Substances (29 CFR 1910.1001-1050): Not listed.

Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA) Hazard categories

Immediate Hazard – No
Delayed Hazard – No
Fire Hazard – No Pressure Hazard – No Reactivity Hazard – No

SARA 302 Extremely hazardious substance: Not listed.

SARA 311/312 Hazardous: No

SARA 313 (TRI reporting):

Aluminum Oxide (fibrous forms)

CAS 1344-28-1

% by wt.: 90-100

– Container information:
No data available.

– Particular provisions :
No data available.

15.2. Chemical safety assessment
No data available.

SECTION 16: Other information

Since the user’s working conditions are not known by us, the information supplied on this safety data sheet is based on our current level of knowledge and on national and community regulations.
The mixture must not be used for other uses than those specified in section 1 without having first obtained written handling instructions.
It is at all times the responsibility of the user to take all necessary measures to comply with legal requirements and local regulations.
The information in this safety data sheet must be regarded as a description of the safety requirements relating to the mixture and not as a guarantee of the properties thereof.

In compliance with directives 67/548/EEC, 1999/45/EC and their amendments.

HMIS ratings

Health: 0

Flammability: 0

Physical hazard: 0

Personal protection: B

NFPA ratings

Health: 0

Flammability: 0

Instability: 0

Abbreviations :

DNEL : Derived No-Effect Level
PNEC : Predicted No-Effect Concentration
ADR : European agreement concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by Road. IMDG : International Maritime Dangerous Goods.
IATA : International Air Transport Association.
ICAO : International Civil Aviation Organisation
RID : Regulations concerning the International carriage of Dangerous goods by rail.
WGK : Wassergefahrdungsklasse (Water Hazard Class).
GHS05 : Corrosion
PROC : Process Category
ERC : Environmental Release Category
PC : Market sector by type of Chemical Product
SU : Sector of end Use