|ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS||PREVENTION||FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE||Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.||NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking. NO contact with bases, combustible substances or reducing agents.||Use water in large amounts, water spray.|
|EXPLOSION||Explosive.||In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. Combat fire from a sheltered position.|
|EXPOSURE||AVOID ALL CONTACT!|
|Inhalation||Cough. Blue lips, fingernails and skin. Headache. Laboured breathing. Vomiting. Dizziness. Symptoms may be delayed. See Notes.||Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.|
|Skin||Redness. Pain.||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||First rinse with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again.|
|Eyes||Redness. Pain.||Wear safety goggles, face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.||First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.|
|Ingestion||See Inhalation.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.||Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention .|
|PACKAGING & LABELLING|
|Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Ventilation. Remove all ignition sources. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable plastic containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Do NOT wash away into sewer. Do NOT absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents.||
UN Hazard Class: 5.1; UN Subsidiary Risks: 6.1; UN Pack Group: I
|EMERGENCY RESPONSE||SAFE STORAGE|
|Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-51S1510.||Fireproof. Separated from incompatible materials. See Chemical Dangers. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room.|
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS-TO-YELLOW OILY LIQUID WITH PUNGENT ODOUR.
Occupational exposure limits
Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour and by ingestion.
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|PHYSICAL PROPERTIES||ENVIRONMENTAL DATA|
Boiling point: 126°C
Melting point: 13°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.6
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.009 (very poor)
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 1.1
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 0.8
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.06
The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort.
Rest and medical observation is therefore essential.
Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available.
Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated adequately.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Rinse contaminated clothes (fire hazard) with plenty of water.
Tetan and TNM are trade names.
Card has been partly updated in October 2005.
See section Occupational Exposure Limits.
See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations Tetranitromethane (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 65, 1996)