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									Data sheet on product safety

Sicotan Yellow L 1912
CAS number EINECS number Description Colour Index Chemical nature 68186-90-3 269-052-1 chromium titanium yellow, (Ti,Sb,Cr)O2 Pigment Brown 24 / 77 310 Sicotan® Yellow L 1912 is a practically insoluble rutile pigment based on chromium[III]/antimony[V]/titanium dioxide. Chromium[III] oxide, the chromatic component, and antimony pentoxide for balancing the valency, are absorbed by the rutile lattice of this product. The heavy metal oxides thus lose their chemical, physical and physiological properties. The toxicological and ecological properties therefore correspond largely to those of titanium dioxide rutile. The acid-soluble antimony content is less than 20 mg/kg. The doped rutile pigment should not be regarded as an antimony compound that must be labeled as a dangerous substance. In animal studies, chromium titanium yellow pigments did not display acute toxicity. Feeding tests on rats to determine the chronic toxicity revealed no toxicological finding whatever. No acute irritant effect was shown in tests to determine the acute irritation of the skin and mucous membranes. Extreme exposure to dust may lead to a brief irritation of the eyes by mechanical influence. No allergic reactions have been reported, even after handling chromium titanium yellow for many years. Sicotan® Yellow L 1912 does not represent any hazard for the environment owing to its inert, practically insoluble character. The pigment can be removed mechanically from effluents. If it is dumped on a controlled dumpsite, dissolved heavy metals are not given off to the seepage water. If articles colored with Sicotan® Yellow L 1912 are incinerated, the pigment is recovered in the original form in the residual ash. WGK 0, no hazard to waters (VwVwS of May 17, 1999, annex 3) Germany Labeling according to the German Ordinance on dangerous substances or corresponding EU directives: no labeling required Dangerous goods classification not hazardous under transport regulation




Water hazard classification


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Heavy metal contents

Sicotan® Yellow L 1912 contains approximately 3.5–5 % of chromium and 10–12 % of antimony. The pigment does not contain any lead, cadmium, chromium[VI] and mercury compounds in the formulation. The sum of the total contents of these elements, according to tests on standard samples, is less than 100 mg/kg. It is thus below the limit in the EU packaging directives, the American CONEG model and the EU end-of live vehicles directives 2000/53/EC. The hexavalent chromium content is below the limit of detection, i. e., 10 mg/kg. The average values for the total contents of technically unavoidable impurities are as follows: arsenic cadmium cobalt copper lead < < < < 20 mg/kg 10 mg/kg 10 mg/kg 10 mg/kg 60 mg/kg mercury nickel selenium zinc < < < < 1 mg/kg 50 mg/kg 1 mg/kg 100 mg/kg

Halogen content

Sicotan® Yellow L 1912 does not contain any halogens in its formulation. para 3.1.4 – class II (chromium, antimony) (Germany) General threshold for dust, 3 mg/m³ (alveolar-passing dust fraction – TGRS 900) (Germany) According to tests on standard samples, Sicotan® Yellow L 1912 meets the purity requirements of the following food legislations (Type 8081) (also see Heavy metal contents): Europe Germany Italy Spain France USA Resolution AP (89) I BfR Recommendation IX, 190th information of June 1, 1994 Decreto Ministeriale of March 21, 1973 Resolucion del April 11, 1982 de la Subsecretaria de Sanidad listed in the French positive list (Brochure No. 1227) listed in the FDA positive list (21 CFR, § 178. 3297).

TA-Luft MAK value

Food legislation


According to tests on standard samples, Sicotan® Yellow L 1912 meets the purity requirements of the European standard on children’s toys, EN 71, part 3 (Typ 8082). Sicotan® Yellow L 1912 is listed in the chemical inventories of the following countries: country EU USA Canada Philippines inventory EINECS TSCA DSL PICCS country Japan Korea Australia China inventory METI ECL AICS IECSC

Registration status

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Other legislation on chemicals

Sicotan® Yellow L 1912 does not fall under the provisions of the Agreement on Chemical Weapons and does not contain any substances that are mentioned in the German Ordinance on the Prohibition of Certain Chemicals (ChemVerbotsV). It is produced without using substances that destroy ozone (Montreal Protocol on Ozone Depleting Substances).

Please refer to out material safety data sheets and Technical Information bulletins for more information. The Product Safety team of Performance Chemicals for Coatings, Plastics and Specialties will gladly respond to your queries and can be reached at: BASF Aktiengesellschaft G-EVP/QS – J 550 67056 Ludwigshafen, Germany Dr. (Mr.) Raulfs Mr. Münch Tel. Tel. Fax +49 (0)621 60-52650 +49 (0)621 60-45891 +49 (0)621 60-40673

Safety When handling these products, advice and information given in the safety data sheet must be complied with. Further, protective and workplace hygiene measures adequate for handling chemicals must be observed. Note The data contained in this publication are based on our current knowledge and experience. In view of the many factors that may affect processing and application of our product, these data do not relieve processors from carrying out their own investigations and tests; neither do these data imply any guarantee of certain properties, nor the suitability of the product for a specific purpose. Any descriptions, drawings, photographs, data, proportions, weights, etc. given herein may change without prior information and do not constitute the agreed contractual quality of the product. It is the responsibility of the recipient of our products to ensure that any proprietary rights and existing laws and legislation are observed.


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