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ROTENONEICSC: 0944
Tubotoxine
Derris powder
April 2000
CAS #: 83-79-4
UN #: 2588
EC Number: 201-501-9

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.    NO open flames.    Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID EXPOSURE OF ADOLESCENTS AND CHILDREN! IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR! 
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Confusion. Cough. Headache. Tremor. Laboured breathing. Nausea. Sore throat. Unconsciousness.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  First rinse with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal cramps. Convulsions. Diarrhoea. Vomiting. Further see Inhalation.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Rinse mouth. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Rest. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered air-tight containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Separated from food and feedstuffs. Well closed. 
PACKAGING
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Marine pollutant. 
ROTENONE ICSC: 0944
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on burning. This produces irritating fumes. 

Formula: C23H22O6
Molecular mass: 394.45
Decomposes
Melting point: 165-166°C
Density: 1.27 g/cm³
Solubility in water: none
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 4.10  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. This may result in convulsions and respiratory depression. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. The substance may have effects on the kidneys and liver. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
TLV: 5 mg/m3, as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen).
MAK: skin absorption (H) 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Avoid release to the environment in circumstances different to normal use. The substance may cause long-term effects in the aquatic environment. 

NOTES
The substance is combustible but no flash point is available in literature.
Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties.
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: T, N; R: 25-36/37/38-50/53; S: (1/2)-22-24/25-36-45-60-61 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Rotenone (HSG 73, 1992)
       Rotenone (PIM 474)