Agent Name

Titanium carbide

CAS Number

12070-08-5

Formula

C-Ti

Major Category

Metals

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Grey solid; [ICSC] Powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used on grinding wheels; [REPROTOX]

Comments

Causes focal lung fibrosis and changes in liver weight in acute intratracheal studies of rats; [RTECS] Generally used in combination with other compounds including tungsten carbide and cobalt; A respiratory tract irritant; Repeated or prolonged exposure to dust particles may have effects on the lungs; Occupational exposure to dust mixtures containing titanium carbide have resulted in pneumoconiosis; [ICSC] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "CARBIDES."

Adverse Effects
Fibrogenic

Yes

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