International Chemical Safety Cards

TRIMETHYL PHOSPHATE ICSC: 0686
TRIMETHYL PHOSPHATE
Phosphoric acid trimethyl ester
(CH3O)3PO
Molecular mass: 140.08
CAS # 512-56-1
RTECS # TC8225000
ICSC # 0686
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion of the residue from a large distillation of TMP.


EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE! AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
  • INHALATION
  • (see Ingestion).
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • MAY BE ABSORBED! Weakness. Incordination. Tremors.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES

  • Safety goggles, and face shield.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Shortness of breath. Weakness. Hyperirritability. Tremors. Loss of weihgt.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Ventilation. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers (extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus).


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    ICSC: 0686 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

    TRIMETHYL PHOSPHATE ICSC: 0686

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS LIQUID.




    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic fumes of POx.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    No indication can be given about the rate in which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The substance may have effects on the central nervous system , resulting in weakness, tremors, paralysis. May cause genetic damage in humans.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 197.2C
    Melting point: -46C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.21
    Solubility in water: good
    ENVIRONMENTAL
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    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0686 TRIMETHYL PHOSPHATE
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