International Chemical Safety Cards

DI-n-BUTYLTIN OXIDE ICSC: 0256
DI-n-BUTYLTIN OXIDE
Dibutyltin oxide
Dibutyloxostannane
Dibutyloxotin
C8H18OSn/(C4H9)2SnO
Molecular mass: 248.9
CAS # 818-08-6
RTECS # WH7175000
ICSC # 0256
UN # 3146

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Water spray, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding).

EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE! AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
  • INHALATION
  • Headache. Ringing in the ears, memory loss, disorientation.
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • MAY BE ABSORBED! Skin burns. Pain (Further see Inhalation).
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    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
  • (further see Inhalation).
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
    Rinse mouth. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Do NOT wash away into sewer. Sweep spilled substance into 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.
    Unbreakable packaging; put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container. Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0256 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

    DI-n-BUTYLTIN OXIDE ICSC: 0256

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    WHITE POWDER.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air. If dry, it can be charged electrostatically by swirling, pneumatic transport, pouring, etc.

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

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV (as Sn): ppm; 0.1 mg/m3 (skin) (ACGIH 1992-1993).


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion.

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

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system , resulting in impaired functions. Exposure may result in death. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The substance may have effects on the liver , resulting in liver impairment. Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes malformations in human babies.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Decomposes below melting point at 210C (see Notes)C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.6
    Solubility in water: none
    Auto-ignition temperature: 279C
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to algae and crustacea.
    N O T E S
    Different values are found in literature. Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. The symptoms of poisoning do not become manifest until days.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G12b
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0256 DI-n-BUTYLTIN OXIDE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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