Flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire. Above 54°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking. Above 54°C use a closed system, ventilation and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
Use powder, foam, carbon dioxide. NO hydrous agents. NO water. In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. NO direct contact with water.
Fresh air, rest.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention .
Wear safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention .
CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Ventilation. 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.
According to UN GHS Criteria
Transportation UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Pack Group: III
Fireproof. Dry. Separated from acids and strong oxidants. See Chemical Dangers.
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION
Physical State; Appearance COLOURLESS LIQUID.
Chemical dangers Decomposes on heating and on burning. This produces toxic fumes including phosphorus oxides. Reacts with water, acids and strong oxidants. This generates fire and explosion hazard.
Molecular mass: 166.2
Boiling point: 157-159°C Relative density (water = 1): 0.97 Solubility in water: reaction Flash point: 54°C c.c. Explosive limits, vol% in air: see Notes
EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS
Routes of exposure The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour and by ingestion.
Effects of short-term exposure The substance and the vapour are irritating to the eyes and skin.
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
Explosive limits are unknown in literature, although the substance is combustible and has a flash point < 61°C. Do NOT use in the vicinity of a fire or a hot surface, or during welding.
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