International Chemical Safety Cards

DIBROMOMETHANE ICSC: 0354
DIBROMOMETHANE
Methylene bromide
Methylene dibromide
CH2Br2
Molecular mass: 173.8
CAS # 74-95-3
RTECS # PA7350000
ICSC # 0354
UN # 2664
EC # 602-003-00-8

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.

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

In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

  • INHALATION
  • Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Nausea.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Dry skin. Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES
  • Redness.
    Safety spectacles, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • (further see Inhalation).
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable, non-aluminium containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT wash away into sewer (extra personal protection: A filter respirator for organic vapour).
    Separated from food and feedstuffs. Ventilation along the floor.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    Xn symbol
    R: 20
    S: (2)-24
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0354 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

    DIBROMOMETHANE ICSC: 0354

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS LIQUID.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    The vapour is heavier than air.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating, on burning or on contact with hot surfaces producing toxic and irritant fumes including hydrogen bromide.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air can be reached very quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance may cause effects on the nervous system and blood , resulting in impaired functions and formation of carboxyhaemoglobinemia. Exposure could cause lowering of consciousness.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The liquid defats the skin. The substance may have effects on the liver and kidneys.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 97C
    Melting point: -52.7C
    Relative density (water = 1): 2.5
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 15C: 1.2
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 5
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6.0
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.25
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Do NOT use in the vicinity of a fire or a hot surface, or during welding.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0354 DIBROMOMETHANE
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