|NITROCELLULOSE, dry, less than 12.6% nitrogen||ICSC: 1560 (November 2016)|
| CAS #: 9004-70-0
| UN #: see Notes
|ACUTE HAZARDS||PREVENTION||FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE & EXPLOSION||Highly flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire. Risk of explosion on friction or on shock. Risk of explosion when exposed to heat, flame, sparks or electrostatic discharges.||NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking. PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST. Use non-sparking handtools. Do NOT expose to heat, friction or shock. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding).||Use water in large amounts. NO foam, carbon dioxide. In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.|
|Inhalation||Use ventilation.||Fresh air, rest.|
|Skin||Protective gloves.||Rinse contaminated clothes (fire hazard) with plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothes.|
|Eyes||Redness.||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.|
|SPILLAGE DISPOSAL||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
|Remove all ignition sources. Keep wet. Do not allow to dry out. Consult an expert! Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.||
According to UN GHS Criteria
|Fireproof. Well closed. Cool. Keep in a well-ventilated room. Separated from oxidants, bases and acids. Store only if damped. Refer to the manufacturer's instructions for proper storage conditions.|
|NITROCELLULOSE, dry, less than 12.6% nitrogen||ICSC: 1560|
|PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION|
Physical State; Appearance
|EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS|
Routes of exposure
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS|
|Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken.
The commercial products are damped (with water or solvents) or mixed with plasticizers to reduce the fire and explosion hazards of dry nitrocellulose. These agents may change the physical and toxicological properties.
If the substance is formulated with solvent(s) also consult the card(s) (ICSC) of the solvent(s).
The formulation with more than 12.6% nitrogen is used exclusively for the manufacture of explosives.
Nitrocellulose, with water, not less than 25% water by weight: UN 2555; UN Hazard class: 4.1.
Nitrocellulose, with alcohol, not less than 25% alcohol by weight, and not more than 12.6% nitrogen: UN 2556; UN Hazard class: 4.1.
Nitrocellulose, with not more than 12.6% nitrogen dry weight, mixture with or without plasticizer, with or without pigment: UN 2557; UN Hazard class: 4.1.
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