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GLYPHOSATEICSC: 0160
April 2005
CAS #: 1071-83-6N-(Phosphonomethyl)glycine
EINECS #: 213-997-4

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding). Closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent deposition of dust.  Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!  
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough.  Avoid inhalation of dust and mist.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Burning sensation in the throat and chest.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. 

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 plastic 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
 

STORAGE
Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from food and feedstuffs. Well closed. Do NOT store or transport in containers made from galvanized steel or unlined steel. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. 
PACKAGING
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
GLYPHOSATE ICSC: 0160
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS. 

Physical dangers
Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air. If dry, it can be charged electrostatically by swirling, pneumatic transport, pouring, etc. 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces toxic fumes including nitrogen oxides and phosphorus oxides. Attacks iron and galvanized steel. 

Formula: C3H8NO5P / HOOCCH2NHCH2PO(OH)2
Molecular mass: 169.1
Decomposes at <234°C
Density: 1.7 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 25°C: 1.2
Vapour pressure at 20°C: negligible
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -1.0  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
 

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

Inhalation risk
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly on spraying. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is 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
Sodium, potassium and amine salts are readily soluble in water.
Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: Xi, N; R: 41-51/53; S: (2)-26-39-61 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Glyphosate (EHC 159, 1994)
       Glyphosate (Pesticide residues in food: 1986 evaluations Part II Toxicology)