Material Safety Data Sheet
Titanium(IV) chloride

ACC# 23550
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Titanium(IV) chloride
Catalog Numbers: AC197232500, T308I-500
Titanium chloride; "Tickle"; Titanium tetrachloride.
Company Identification:

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              1 Reagent Lane
              Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
7550-45-0Titanium tetrachloride >99 231-441-9

Section 3 - Hazards Identification


Appearance: clear light yellow liquid.
Danger! Corrosive. Water-reactive. Causes eye and skin burns. Causes digestive and respiratory tract burns.
Target Organs: Respiratory system, eyes, skin.

Potential Health Effects
Eye: Causes severe eye burns. Lachrymator (substance which increases the flow of tears). Causes redness and pain.
Skin: Contact with liquid is corrosive and causes severe burns and ulceration. Causes redness and pain.
Ingestion: Causes gastrointestinal tract burns. May cause perforation of the digestive tract.
Inhalation: Effects may be delayed. Causes chemical burns to the respiratory tract. May cause lung damage. Inhalation may be fatal as a result of spasm, inflammation, edema of the larynx and bronchi, chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema.
Chronic: No information found.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures

Eyes: Get medical aid immediately. Do NOT allow victim to rub eyes or keep eyes closed. Extensive irrigation with water is required (at least 30 minutes).
Skin: Get medical aid immediately. Immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse. SPEEDY ACTION IS CRITICAL! Destroy contaminated shoes.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
Inhalation: Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Do NOT use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. If breathing has ceased apply artificial respiration using oxygen and a suitable mechanical device such as a bag and a mask.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures

General Information: Evacuate area and fight fire from a safe distance. As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Use water spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool. Containers may explode in the heat of a fire. Will react with water to form toxic and corrosive fumes. May react exothermically with water, causing liberation of heat and possible spattering of material. Vapors may be heavier than air. They can spread along the ground and collect in low or confined areas. Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas.
Extinguishing Media: Do NOT use water directly on fire. If water is the only media available, use in flooding amounts. Do NOT get water inside containers. Cool containers with flooding quantities of water until well after fire is out. For small fires, use dry chemical or carbon dioxide.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 3; Flammability: 0; Instability: 2; Special Hazard: -W-

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures

General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Do not flush into a sewer. Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Absorb spill using an absorbent, non-combustible material such as earth, sand, or vermiculite. Do not use combustible materials such as sawdust. Isolate area and deny entry. Provide ventilation. Do not expose spill to water.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage

Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Do not allow water to get into the container because of violent reaction. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Do not ingest or inhale. Wash clothing before reuse. Keep from contact with clothing and other combustible materials. Discard contaminated shoes.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Keep away from water. Keep away from metals. Corrosives area. Keep containers tightly closed. Store under nitrogen.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection

Engineering Controls: Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Titanium tetrachloride none listed none listed none listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: Titanium tetrachloride: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166.
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators: Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29 CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Use a NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator if exposure limits are exceeded or if irritation or other symptoms are experienced.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical State: Liquid
Appearance: clear light yellow
Odor: penetrating odor
pH: Acidic. Forms HCl.
Vapor Pressure: 12 mm Hg @ 25 deg C
Vapor Density: 4.9
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 136 deg C
Freezing/Melting Point:-24 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Solubility: Hydrolizes to form hydrochloric acid.
Specific Gravity/Density:1.726
Molecular Formula:TiCl4
Molecular Weight:189.71

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability: Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions. Reacts violently with water. Darkens on exposure to light.
Conditions to Avoid: Moisture, metals, excess heat.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Alcohols, ammonia, reactive metals, water.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Hydrogen chloride, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, chloride fumes, titanium oxychlorides.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

CAS# 7550-45-0: XR1925000
CAS# 7550-45-0:
     Inhalation, mouse: LC50 = 100 mg/m3/2H;
     Inhalation, rat: LC50 = 400 mg/m3;
CAS# 7550-45-0: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.

Epidemiology: No information available.
Teratogenicity: No information available.
Reproductive Effects: No information available.
Mutagenicity: No information available.
Neurotoxicity: No information available.
Other Studies:

Section 12 - Ecological Information

No information available.

Section 13 - Disposal Considerations

Chemical waste generators must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified as a hazardous waste. US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR Parts 261.3. Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local hazardous waste regulations to ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.

Section 14 - Transport Information

Shipping Name: TITANIUM TETRACHLORIDE No information available.
Hazard Class: 8
UN Number: UN1838
Packing Group: II

Section 15 - Regulatory Information


     CAS# 7550-45-0 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
Health & Safety Reporting List
     None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
     None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
Section 12b
     None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
     None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
CERCLA Hazardous Substances and corresponding RQs
     CAS# 7550-45-0: 1000 lb final RQ; 454 kg final RQ
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances
     CAS# 7550-45-0: 100 lb TPQ
SARA Codes
     CAS # 7550-45-0: acute.
Section 313
     This material contains Titanium tetrachloride (CAS# 7550-45-0, >99%),which is subject to the reporting requirements of Section 313 of SARA Title III and 40 CFR
Clean Air Act:
     CAS# 7550-45-0 is listed as a hazardous air pollutant (HAP).
     This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors.
     This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
     None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous Substances under the CWA.
     None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority Pollutants under the CWA.
     None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants under the CWA.
     None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
     CAS# 7550-45-0 can be found on the following state right to know lists: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts.

California Prop 65

California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed.

European/International Regulations

European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols:
Risk Phrases:

     R 14 Reacts violently with water.
     R 34 Causes burns.

Safety Phrases:

     S 26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of
     water and seek medical advice.
     S 36/37/39 Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face
     S 45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice
     immediately (show the label where possible).
     S 7/8 Keep container tightly closed and dry.

WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

     CAS# 7550-45-0: 1
Canada - DSL/NDSL
     CAS# 7550-45-0 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
     This product has a WHMIS classification of D1A, E, F.
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List
     CAS# 7550-45-0 is listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 9/29/1998
Revision #3 Date: 4/09/2003

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