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EPTAC (70-75 % aqueous solution)
ICSC: 1668
Peer-Review Status: 20.04.2007 Validated
2,3-Epoxypropyltrimethylammonium chloride
N,N,N-Trimethyloxiranemethanaminium chloride
Glycidyltrimethylammonium chloride 
CAS #: 3033-77-0 RTECS #: BQ3480000
EINECS #: 221-221-0
    Formula: C6H14NOCl
Molecular mass: 151.7

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion as a result of decomposition when heated.    In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 
 
EXPOSURE See EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE.  AVOID ALL CONTACT!   
Inhalation Sore throat. Cough.  Use closed system or ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain. Burns.  Wear safety goggles or face shield.  Rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible). Refer immediately for medical attention. 
Ingestion Sore throat. Abdominal pain.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: chemical protection suit 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.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
Signal: Danger
Harmful if swallowed
Harmful in contact with skin
Causes serious eye damage
May cause allergic skin reaction
Suspected of causing genetic defects
May cause cancer
Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child
May cause damage to kidneys through prolonged or repeated exposure if if swallowed
Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects 
excl mark;warncorrcancer;health haz

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Cool. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS-TO-LIGHT-YELLOW CLEAR ODOURLESS LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes above 35°C . This produces toxic and corrosive fumes. This generates fire or explosion hazard. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):.
MAK: Carcinogen category: 2; Skin absorption (H); Sensitization of skin (SH); (DFG 2006). 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body in hazardous amounts through the skin, by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly on spraying. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is severely irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. The substance may have effects on the kidneys. Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxicity to human reproduction or development. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Density: 1.1 g/cm³
Solubility in water: miscible
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: <-1.3  
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. The substance may cause long-term effects in the aquatic environment. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment. 

NOTES
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
Do NOT take working clothes home. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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