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AMITRAZ
ICSC: 0098
Peer-Review Status: 02.04.2009 Validated
N-Methylbis(2,4-xylyliminomethyl)amine
N,N'-(Methyliminodimethylidyne)bis-2,4-xylidine 
CAS #: 33089-61-1 RTECS #: ZF0480000
EC #: 612-086-00-2
EINECS #: 251-375-4
    Formula: C19H23N3
Molecular mass: 293.4

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Liquid formulations containing organic solvents may be flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  NO open flames.  Use water spray, foam, powder, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion if formulations contain flammable/explosive solvents.     
 
EXPOSURE   STRICT HYGIENE! AVOID EXPOSURE OF BREASTFEEDING WOMEN! AVOID EXPOSURE OF ADOLESCENTS AND CHILDREN!   
Inhalation   Use ventilation (not if powder).  Fresh air, rest. Seek medical attention if you feel unwell. 
Skin Transient skin flushing.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes   Wear safety spectacles or face shield.  Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). Refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Slow heart rate. Low blood pressure. Sedation. Low body temperature.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Rinse mouth. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Refer for medical attention . See Notes. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & 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 containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.   
EC Classification
Symbol: Xn, N; R: 22-43-48/22-50/53; S: (2)-22-24-36/37-60-61 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
Signal: Danger
Harmful if swallowed
May cause harm to breast-fed children
Causes damage to central nervous and cardiovascular system if swallowed
Toxic to aquatic life 
excl mark;warncancer;health haz

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on burning. This produces toxic fumes including nitrogen oxides. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV not established.
MAK (not established):. 

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

Inhalation risk
No indication can be given about the rate at which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system and cardiovascular system. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Melting point: 86°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: (negligible)
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 5.50  
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. This substance does enter the environment under normal use. Great care, however, should be taken to avoid any additional release, for example through inappropriate disposal. 

NOTES
If the pesticide is present under the form of a formulation containing hydrocarbon solvents, vomiting may not be induced.
Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties.
If the substance is formulated with solvents also consult the ICSCs of these materials. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Amitraz (Pesticide residues in food: 1980 evaluations)
       Amitraz (Pesticide residues in food: 1983 evaluations)
       Amitraz (Pesticide residues in food: 1984 evaluations)
       Amitraz (Pesticide residues in food: 1984 evaluations)
       Amitraz (JMPR Evaluations 1998 Part II Toxicological)