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SODIUM N,N-DIETHYLDITHIOCARBAMATEICSC: 0446
October 1995
CAS #: 148-18-5Dithiocarb sodium
EINECS #: 205-710-6

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    NO open flames.    Use water in large amounts.   

   
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation   Use local exhaust.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes   Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Drowsiness. Nausea.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
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. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Dry. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room. 
PACKAGING
 
SODIUM N,N-DIETHYLDITHIOCARBAMATE ICSC: 0446
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
CRYSTALS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces toxic fumes including sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides and sodium oxide. The substance is a weak base. 

Formula: (C2H5)2NCS2Na / C5H10NNaS2
Molecular mass: 171.3
Melting point: 90-102°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.9  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

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

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


Occupational exposure limits
MAK: 2 (inhalable) mg/m3; peak limitation category: I(1); skin absorption (H); pregnancy risk group: C 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
Health effects of exposure to the substance have been investigated, but none has been found.
The reaction with nitrosating agents can result in the formation of carcinogenic N-nitrosodiethylamine (DFG 2008). 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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