International Chemical Safety Cards

NICOTINE ICSC: 0519
NICOTINE
(S)-3-(1-Methylpyrrolidin-2-yl)pyridine
3-(1-Methyl-2-pyrrolidinyl)pyridine
b-Pyridyl-a-N-methylpyrrolidine
1-Methyl-2-(3-pyridyl)pyrrolidine
C10H14N2
Molecular mass: 162.2
CAS # 54-11-5
RTECS # QS5250000
ICSC # 0519
UN # 1654
EC # 614-001-00-4

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.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 95C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 95C use a closed system, ventilation.

 
EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
INHALATION Burning sensation. Nausea. Vomiting. Convulsions. Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Headache. Sweating. Weakness. Dizziness. Confusion.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
SKIN MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Burning sensation (see Inhalation).
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
EYES Pain. Redness.
Safety goggles, 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 (see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
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
Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT wash away into sewer (extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus).
Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from strong oxidants, food and feedstuffs. Dry. Ventilation along the floor.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
T+ symbol
R: 25-27
S: (1/2-)36/37-45
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: II
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0519 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

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
OILY, COLOURLESS HYGROSCOPIC LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. TURNS BROWN ON EXPOSURE TO AIR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic fumes including nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide. Reacts violently with strong oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
TLV: 0.5 mg/m3 (as TWA) (skin) (ACGIH 1996).
MAK: 0.07 ppm; 0.5 mg/m3; H (1996).


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

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air can be reached rather quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance irritates the eyes and the skin. The substance may cause effects on the cardiovascular system and central nervous system , resulting in convulsions and respiratory failure. Exposure far above the OEL may result in death. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxic effects upon human reproduction.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point (decomposes): 247C
Melting point: -80C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.01
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 0.006
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.6
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.00
Flash point: 95C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 240C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.7-4
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.2
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Avoid release to the environment in circumstances different to normal use.
N O T E S
Destruxol, XL All Insecticide are trade names.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G68
NFPA Code: H4; F1; R0;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0519 NICOTINE
IPCS, CEC, 1993
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