International Chemical Safety Cards

NITROGEN (GASEOUS) ICSC: 1198
NITROGEN (GASEOUS)
Azote
Nitrogen (Compressed)
(cylinder)
N2
Molecular mass: 28.01
CAS # 7727-37-9
RTECS # QW9700000
ICSC # 1198
UN # 1066
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 cylinder cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION
  • Unconsciousness. Weakness. Death. See Notes.
    Ventilation. Breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration if indicated. Oxygen may be beneficial if administered by a trained person on physician's advice. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN



  • EYES



  • INGESTION



  • SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Ventilation (extra personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Cool. Keep in a well-ventilated room.

    UN Hazard Class: 2.2
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    ICSC: 1198 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

    NITROGEN (GASEOUS) ICSC: 1198

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    ODOURLESS, COLOURLESS, TASTELESS, COMPRESSED GAS.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    Gas mixes readily with air.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    Reacts with oxygen and hydrogen on sparking forming nitric oxide and ammonia. Combines directly with lithium and at red heat with calcium, srontium and barium to form nitrides. Forms cyanides when heated with carbon in presence of alkalies or barium oxides.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful concentration of this gas in the air will be reached very quickly on loss of containment. On loss of containment this gas can cause suffocation by lowering the oxygen content of the air in confined areas. See Notes.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:


    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: -195.8C
    Melting point: -210C
    Solubility in water: none
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 0.97
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    NOTES
    High concentrations in the air cause a deficiency of oxygen with the risk of unconsciousness or death. Check oxygen content before entering area. Effects are the result of oxygen deficiency. Do not attempt rescue without air supplied respirator.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-20G01
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1198 NITROGEN (GASEOUS)
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