International Chemical Safety Cards

CYCLOHEXIMIDE ICSC: 0244
CYCLOHEXIMIDE
4-(2-(3,5-Dimethyl-2-oxocyclohexyl)-2-hydroxyethyl)
2,6-Piperidinedione
C15H23NO4
Molecular mass: 281.35
CAS # 66-81-9
RTECS # MA4375000
ICSC # 0244
UN # 2588
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!

  • INHALATION

  • Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN
  • Redness. Pain.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Safety spectacles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Diarrhoea. Unconsciousness. See Notes.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Rest.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Do NOT wash away into sewer. Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles).
    Separated from food and feedstuffs. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room.
    Unbreakable packaging; put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container. Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    UN Packing Group: I
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0244 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    CYCLOHEXIMIDE ICSC: 0244

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS CRYSTALS.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic and corrosive fumes, including nitrogen oxides.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion.

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes and the skin. Exposure may result in death. See Notes.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point: 119.5-121C
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 2C: 2.1
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.55
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    Avoid release to the environment in circumstances different to normal use.
    N O T E S
    Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken. Animal studies have indicated that the substance may be very toxic by ingestion. Hizarocin, Acti-dione, Acti-aid, Naramycin, Naramycin A and Neocycloheximide are trade names.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G41a
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0244 CYCLOHEXIMIDE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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