International Chemical Safety Cards

TEMEPHOS ICSC: 0199
TEMEPHOS
O,O,O',O'-Tetramethyl O,O'-thiodi-p-phenylene bis(phosphorothioate)
O,O'-(thiodi-4,1-phenylene) bis(O,O-dimethylphosphorothioate)
Phosphorothioic acid, O,O'-(thiodi-4,1-phenylene) O,O,O',O'-tetramethyl ester
C16H20O6P2S3
Molecular mass: 466.5
CAS # 3383-96-8
RTECS # TF6890000
ICSC # 0199
UN # 2783
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

In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

  • INHALATION

  • Ventilation (not if powder), local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN

  • Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES

  • Face shield 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

  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
    Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Do NOT wash away into sewer. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: P3 filter respirator for toxic particles).
    Separated from food and feedstuffs. Well closed.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    UN Packing Group: III
    Marine pollutant.
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0199 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS OR WHITE CRYSTALS.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic fumes such as phosphorous oxides and sulfur oxides. Reacts with strong acids and bases (hydrolysis).

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: ppm; 10 mg/m3 (ACGIH 1994-1995).


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    Cholinesterase inhibitor in animals.


    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point: 30.0-30.5C
    Solubility in water: none
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 5.96
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to honey bees.
    N O T E S
    Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties. Abate, Abathion, Swebate, Nimitex and Biothion are trade names.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G41c
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0199 TEMEPHOS
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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