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TETRAMETHRIN
ICSC: 0334
Peer-Review Status: 13.03.2001 Validated
3,4,5,6-Tetrahydrophthalimidomethyl (1RS)-cis-trans-chrysanthemate
(1,3,4,5,6,7-Hexahydro-1,3-dioxo-2H-isoindol-2-yl)methyl 2,2-dimethyl-3-(2-methyl-1-propenyl)cyclopropanecarboxylate 
CAS #: 7696-12-0 RTECS #: GZ1720000
EINECS #: 231-711-6
    Formula: C19H25NO4
Molecular mass: 331.4

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Liquid formulations containing organic solvents may be flammable.  NO open flames.  Use powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION     In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!   
Inhalation   Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness. Burning sensation.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Rinse mouth. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and particulates adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT wash away into sewer. 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
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS CRYSTALLINE POWDER WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol 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 on evaporation at 20°C. 

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Melting point: 60-80°C
Density: 1.11 g/cm³
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: <10  
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
Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties.
Neo-pynamin is a trade name.
Also consult publication Health and Safety Guide No. 31 Tetramethrin, and Environmental Health Criteria No. 98 Tetramethrin, of IPCS. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Tetramethrin (EHC 98, 1990)
       Tetramethrin (HSG 31, 1989)
       Tetramethrin (UKPID)