International Chemical Safety Cards

DL-METHIONINE ICSC: 0919
DL-METHIONINE
2-Amino-4-(methylthio)butyric acid
C5H11NO2S / CH3S(CH2)2CH(NH2)COOH
Molecular mass: 149.2
CAS # 59-51-8
RTECS # PD0456000
ICSC # 0919

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION

  • Local exhaust.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN


  • Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES

  • Safety spectacles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION

  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place.
    Separated from strong oxidants. Well closed.

    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0919 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

    DL-METHIONINE ICSC: 0919

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS CRYSTALS OR WHITE POWDER.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic fumes of sulfur oxides, nitrous oxides.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.
    MAK not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:


    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:



    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point (decomposes): 281C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.3
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 4.8
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    NOTES
    Neston, Lobamine, Dyprin, Cynaron, Acymethin are trade names.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0919 DL-METHIONINE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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