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TETRAMETHYLAMMONIUM CHLORIDEICSC: 1099
Ammonium-, tetramethyl-, chloride
N, N, N-Trimethylmethanamium chloride
Tetramine chloride
N, N, N-Trimethylmethanaminium chloride
November 2003
CAS #: 75-57-0
UN #: 2811
EC Number: 200-880-8

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible.        In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

   
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Headache. Sore throat. Shortness of breath.  Use ventilation. Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain. Blurred vision.  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. Dizziness. Nausea. Sore throat. Vomiting.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Rinse mouth. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. Personal protection: P3 filter respirator for toxic particles. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

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

STORAGE
Separated from oxidants. Dry. Well closed. 
PACKAGING
 
TETRAMETHYLAMMONIUM CHLORIDE ICSC: 1099
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
HYGROSCOPIC WHITE CRYSTALS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes above 300°C . This produces ammonia, carbon monoxide, hydrogen chloride and nitrogen oxides. Reacts with oxidants. 

Formula: C4H12ClN / (CH3)4NCl
Molecular mass: 109.6
Decomposes at 368-370°C
Density: 1.17 g/cm³
Solubility in water at 20°C: very good 


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. 

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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