NIOSH Publication No. 2005-151:

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

September 2005

Graphite (synthetic)

CAS
7440-44-0 (synthetic)

C

RTECS
FF5250100 (synthetic)
Synonyms & Trade Names

Acheson graphite, Artificial graphite [Note: Also see specific listing for Graphite (natural).]
DOT ID & Guide

Exposure
Limits

NIOSH REL: See Appendix D
OSHA PEL: TWA 15 mg/m3 (total) TWA 5 mg/m3 (resp)
IDLH
N.D. See: IDLH INDEX
Conversion
Physical Description
Steel gray to black, greasy feeling, odorless solid.
MW: 12.0
BP: Sublimes
MLT: 6602°F (Sublimes)
Sol: Insoluble
VP: 0 mmHg (approx)
IP: NA

Sp.Gr: 1.5-1.8
Fl.P: NA
UEL: NA
LEL: NA

Combustible Solid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities

Very strong oxidizers such as fluorine, chlorine trifluoride & potassium peroxide
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 0500, 0600
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Personal Protection & Sanitation
(See protection)
Skin: No recommendation
Eyes: No recommendation
Wash skin: No recommendation
Remove: No recommendation
Change: No recommendation

First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately

Breathing: Fresh air

Respirator Recommendations
Not available.
Important additional information about respirator selection
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
Cough, dyspnea (breathing difficulty), black sputum, decreased pulmonary function, lung fibrosis
Target Organs
respiratory system, cardiovascular system
See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0702