Aluminium nitride; [ChemIDplus] UN3131
Metals, Inorganic Compounds
Colorless translucent solid; [Merck Index] Pale grey or green-grey powder; Odor of ammonia in moist air; Decomposes in water; [Materion Advanced Chemicals MSDS]
Used in semiconductor electronics, steel production, electrical engines, naval radio and defense systems, railway transport systems, telecommunications, satellites, and emission control systems; [Merck Index]
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."
The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Water-reactive solid, corrosive, n.o.s."
Industrial Processes with risk of exposure: