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SODIUM N,N-DIETHYLDITHIOCARBAMATE
ICSC: 0446
Peer-Review Status: 23.10.1995 Validated
Dithiocarb sodium 
CAS #: 148-18-5 RTECS #: EZ6475000
EINECS #: 205-710-6
    Formula: (C2H5)2NCS2Na / C5H10NNaS2
Molecular mass: 171.3

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  NO open flames.  Use water in large amounts. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation   Use local exhaust.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes   Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Drowsiness. Nausea.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Dry. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
CRYSTALS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces toxic fumes including sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides and sodium oxide. The substance is a weak base. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):.
MAK (inhalable fraction): 2 mg/m³; Peak limitation category: II(2); Pregnancy risk group: D; Sensitization of skin (SH); (DFG 2008). 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by ingestion. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the skin. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Melting point: 90-102°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.9  
 

NOTES
Health effects of exposure to the substance have been investigated, but none has been found.
The reaction with nitrosating agents can result in the formation of carcinogenic N-nitrosodiethylamine (DFG 2008).
Imuthiol is a trade name.
Card has been partially updated in July 2007: see Occupational Exposure Limits, Ingestion First Aid. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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