International Chemical Safety Cards

THIOMETON ICSC: 0580
THIOMETON
S-2-Ethylthioethyl O,O-dimethyl phosphorodithioate
Phosphorodithioic acid, S-(2-(ethylthio)ethyl)O,O-dimethyl ester
Dithiomethon
C6H15O2PS3 / (CH3O)2P(S)SCH2CH2SCH2CH3
Molecular mass: 246.3
CAS # 640-15-3
RTECS # TE4375000
ICSC # 0580
UN # 3018
EC # 015-050-00-9

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Liquid formulations containing organic solvents may be flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion if formulations contain flammable/explosive solvents.


EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! AVOID EXPOSURE OF ADOLESCENTS AND CHILDREN!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
  • INHALATION
  • Dizziness. Sweating. Laboured breathing. Nausea. Pupillary constriction, muscle cramp, excessive salivation.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • MAY BE ABSORBED! (further see Inhalation).
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES

  • 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
  • Abdominal cramps. Vomiting. Diarrhoea. Weakness. Twitching. Convulsions. Unconsciousness (further see Inhalation).
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
    Rinse mouth. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Rest. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable 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: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from food and feedstuffs. Keep in a well-ventilated room.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    T symbol
    R: 21-25
    S: (1/2-)36/37-45
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0580 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

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS OILY LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic fumes including phosphorous oxides, sulfur oxides.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

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

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance may cause effects on the nervous system. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. Cholinesterase inhibitor; cumulative effect is possible: see acute hazards/symptoms.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point at O.013 kPa: 110C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.2
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25C: 0.02
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 0.02
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 8.5
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.00
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.51
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to bees. 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. Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available. If the substance is formulated with solvent(s) also consult the card(s) (ICSC) of the solvent(s). Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties. Ekatin, Medrin, Unimeton are trade names.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G43c
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0580 THIOMETON
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