International Chemical Safety Cards

THIRAM ICSC: 0757
THIRAM
Tetramethylthiuram disulfide
Bis (dimethylthiocarbamoyl) disulfide
TMTD
C6H12N2S4/(CH3)2N-CS-S-S-CS-N(CH3)2
Molecular mass: 240.4
CAS # 137-26-8
RTECS # JO1400000
ICSC # 0757
UN # 2771
EC # 006-005-00-4
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 The explosion hazard will depend on the solvent used in the formulation or on the characteristics of the dust.
Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.

EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT! AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN!

  • INHALATION
  • Confusion. Cough. Dizziness. Headache. Sore throat.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    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. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Do NOT wash away into sewer. Sweep spilled substance into containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Separated from acids, strong oxidizers, food and feedstuffs. Dry. Keep in a well-ventilated room.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    Xn symbol
    R: 20/22-36/37-40-43
    S: 36/37
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0757 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

    THIRAM ICSC: 0757

    I
    M
    P
    O
    R
    T
    A
    N
    T

    D
    A
    T
    A

    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS CRYSTALS.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating and on burning producing toxic fumes (nitrogen, sulfur oxides). Reacts with strong oxidants, acids and oxidizable materials.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: ppm; 1 mg/m3 (ACGIH 1991-1992).
    PDK: 0.5 mg/m3 P (USSR 1991).


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

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

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. The substance may have effects on the thyroid, liver. Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxic effects upon human reproduction.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point at 2.6 kPa: 129°C
    Melting point: 155-156°C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.29
    Solubility in water: none
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: <0.001
    Flash point: 148.9°C (o.c.)°C
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.82
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to fish and birds.
    NOTES
    Use of alcoholic beverages enhances the harmful effect. Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties. Do NOT take working clothes home. Arasan, Tersan, Fernasan, Pomarsol, Thiosan, Hermal, Fungitex, Vulkacit-Thiuram, Ekagom-TB, Thiurad, Robac TMTD, Tuex are trade names.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G47c
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0757 THIRAM
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
    IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use.