|CALCIUM CYANIDE||ICSC: 0407|
|CAS #: 592-01-8||Calcyanide
| UN #: 1575
| EINECS #: 209-740-0
|ACUTE HAZARDS||PREVENTION||FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE & EXPLOSION||Not combustible but forms flammable gas on contact with water or damp air. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.||NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking. NO contact with water, carbon dioxide or acids. NO contact with hot surfaces.||Use powder, dry sand. NO hydrous agents. NO water. NO carbon dioxide.|
|STRICT HYGIENE! IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!|
|SYMPTOMS||ACUTE HAZARDS||FIRST AID|
|Inhalation||Chest tightness. Confusion. Convulsions. Cough. Dizziness. Headache. Laboured breathing. Nausea. Shortness of breath. Unconsciousness. Vomiting. Weakness. Red skin.||Use local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention. See Notes.|
|Skin||MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Pain. Further see Inhalation.||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention . Wear protective gloves when administering first aid. See Notes.|
|Eyes||Redness. Pain.||Wear safety spectacles, face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.||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. Further see Inhalation.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.||Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention . See Notes.|
|SPILLAGE DISPOSAL||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
|Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Do NOT wash away into sewer. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Prevent contact with water or moist substances.||
According to UN GHS Criteria
|Fireproof. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from strong oxidants, acids and food and feedstuffs. Dry. Well closed.|
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
|CALCIUM CYANIDE||ICSC: 0407|
|PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION|
Physical State; Appearance
Formula: C2CaN2 / Ca(CN)2
|EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS|
Routes of exposure
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|Occupational exposure limits|
TLV: 5 (ceiling ) mg/m3 as STEL; (skin).
MAK: (as CN): 2 mg/m3; peak limitation category: II(1); skin absorption (H); pregnancy risk group: C
|The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms.|
|Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available.
There is no odour warning even when toxic concentrations are present.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Symbol: T+, N; R: 28-32-50/53; S: (1/2)-7/8-23-36/37-45-60-61
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See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations