|NITROCELLULOSE (dry, more than 12.6% nitrogen)||ICSC: 1709 (April 2017)|
| UN #: see Notes
|ACUTE HAZARDS||PREVENTION||FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE & EXPLOSION||Highly explosive.||NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking. Do NOT expose to heat, friction or shock. PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding) if in liquid state.||In case of fire in the surroundings: water in large amounts, water spray. In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.|
|Use appropriate engineering controls.|
|Inhalation||Fresh air, rest.|
|Skin||Protective gloves.||Rinse contaminated clothes (fire hazard) with plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothes.|
|Eyes||Redness.||Wear safety spectacles in combination with breathing protection if powder.||First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.|
|SPILLAGE DISPOSAL||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
|Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Keep wet. Do not allow to dry out. Consult an expert! Evacuate danger area!||
According to UN GHS Criteria
DANGERExplosive; mass explosion hazard
|Fireproof. Well closed. 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, more than 12.6% nitrogen)||ICSC: 1709|
|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|
|For Nitrocellulose, dry, less than 12.6% nitrogen, see ICSC 1560.
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.
Technical product is sold with 40-60% of diluent (for example, dimethyl phthalate, cyclohexanol peroxide, diallyl phthalate) to reduce potential explosion hazard.
If the substance is formulated with solvent(s) also consult the card(s) (ICSC) of the solvent(s).
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