|CAS #: 540-73-8||Symmetrical dimethylhydrazine
| UN #: 2382
|ACUTE HAZARDS||PREVENTION||FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE & EXPLOSION||Highly flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire. Vapour/air mixtures are explosive. Risk of fire and explosion on contact with oxidizing agents.||NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking. NO contact with oxidizing agents. Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Do NOT use compressed air for filling, discharging, or handling.||Use water in large amounts, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide. In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.|
|AVOID ALL CONTACT! IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!|
|SYMPTOMS||ACUTE HAZARDS||FIRST AID|
|Inhalation||Cough. Sore throat. See Notes.||Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|Skin||MAY BE ABSORBED! See Notes.||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||First rinse with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|Eyes||Redness. Pain.||Wear face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.||First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.|
|Ingestion||See Notes.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.||Rinse mouth. Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|SPILLAGE DISPOSAL||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
|Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Do NOT absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents.||
According to UN GHS Criteria
DANGERHighly flammable liquid and vapour
Fatal if swallowed, in contact with skin or if inhaled
Causes eye irritation
Suspected of causing genetic defects
May cause cancer
Causes damage to the liver and the kidneys through prolonged or repeated exposure
|Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. Well closed. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.|
|Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
|PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION|
Physical State; Appearance
Formula: C2H8N2 / H3CNHNHCH3
|EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS|
Routes of exposure
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|Occupational exposure limits|
|MAK: skin absorption (H); sensitization of skin (SH); carcinogen category: 2|
|This substance may be hazardous to the environment. Special attention should be given to fish.|
|Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken.
Rinse contaminated clothing with plenty of water because of fire hazard.
Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated.
Data on similar substances suggest the possibility of environmental effects.
Symbol: T, N; R: 45-23/24/25-51/53; S: 53-45-61
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