|CALCIUM CYANIDE||ICSC: 0407 (November 2019)|
| CAS #: 592-01-8
| UN #: 1575
|EC Number: 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. See Chemical dangers||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.|
|AVOID ALL CONTACT! IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!|
|Inhalation||Headache. Weakness. Dizziness. Cough. Chest tightness. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. Irregular heartbeat. Confusion. Convulsions. Unconsciousness.||Use local exhaust or breathing protection.||Administration of oxygen may be needed. Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. No mouth-to-mouth artificial respiration. Refer immediately for medical attention. See Notes.|
|Skin||MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Further see Inhalation.||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||Wear protective gloves when administering first aid. Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer immediately for medical attention . See Notes.|
|Eyes||Redness. Pain.||Wear safety spectacles, face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.||Rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible). Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|Ingestion||Nausea. Vomiting. Further see Inhalation.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.||Rinse mouth. Administration of oxygen may be needed. NO mouth-to-mouth artificial respiration. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer immediately 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
DANGERFatal if swallowed
Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects
|Store only in original container. Separated from water, acids, carbon dioxide and food and feedstuffs. Well closed. Fireproof. Dry. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing.|
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: (ceiling value): 5 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. The substance may cause long-term effects in the aquatic environment. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment.|
|Do NOT take working clothes home.
Isolate contaminated clothing by sealing in a bag or other container.
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.
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See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations