International Chemical Safety Cards

MELAMINE ICSC: 1154
MELAMINE
2,4,6-Triamino-1,3,5-triazine
1,3,5-Triazine-2,4,6-triamine
Cyanurotriamide
C3H6N6
Molecular mass: 126.1
CAS # 108-78-1
RTECS # OS0700000
ICSC # 1154

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible under specific conditions. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.

EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

  • INHALATION

  • Ventilation (not if powder). Avoid inhalation of fine dust and mist.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN

  • Protective gloves.
    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 sealable containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles).


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    ICSC: 1154 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

    MELAMINE ICSC: 1154

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS TO WHITE CRYSTALS.

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

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic and irritating fumes including hydrogen cyanide, nitrogen oxides, and ammonia.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

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




    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The substance may have effects on the kidneys.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point: <250C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.6
    Solubility in water: poor
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 315C: 6.7
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.3
    Auto-ignition temperature: >500C
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. Cymel, Teoharn, Theoharn, Virset 656-4 are trade names.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1154 MELAMINE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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