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N-METHYLFORMAMIDEICSC: 1087
March 2001
CAS #: 123-39-7Methylformamide
Monomethylformamide
Formylmethylamine
EINECS #: 204-624-6

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.    NO open flames.    Use powder, carbon dioxide.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 

   
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough.  Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
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   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Rest. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Collect leaking liquid in covered containers. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from oxidants. 
PACKAGING
 
N-METHYLFORMAMIDE ICSC: 1087
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS VISCOUS LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating and on burning. This produces nitrogen oxides. Reacts with strong oxidants. Attacks some forms of plastic and rubber. 

Formula: C2H5NO
Molecular mass: 59.08
Boiling point: 182.5°C
Melting point: -3°C
Density (at 20°C): 1.003 g/cm³
Solubility in water: good
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.04
Flash point: 98°C c.c.
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.0624  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes. The substance may cause effects on the liver. This may result in liver impairment. 

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 long-term or repeated exposure
 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: T; R: 61-21; S: 53-45; Note: E 

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