Agent Name

Aluminum nitride

CAS Number

24304-00-5

Formula

Al-N

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Aluminium nitride; [ChemIDplus] UN3131

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Colorless translucent solid; [Merck Index] Pale grey or green-grey powder; Odor of ammonia in moist air; Decomposes in water; [Materion Advanced Chemicals MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in semiconductor electronics, steel production, electrical engines, naval radio and defense systems, railway transport systems, telecommunications, satellites, and emission control systems; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes lung changes and liver weight changes in acute intratracheal studies of rats; [RTECS] Decomposed by water forming ammonia and aluminum hydroxide; May cause irritation and possibly burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Materion Advanced Chemicals MSDS] See "NITRIDES."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Water-reactive solid, corrosive, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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