International Chemical Safety Cards

DIOXATHION (ISOMER MIXTURE) ICSC: 0883
DIOXATHION
S,S'-(1,4-Dioxane-2,3-diyl) O,O,O',O'-tetraethyl bis (phosphorodithioate
C12H26O6P2S4
Molecular mass: 456.5
CAS # 78-34-2
RTECS # TE3350000
ICSC # 0883
UN # 3018
EC # 015-063-00-X
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.
Foam, powder, carbon dioxide,
EXPLOSION The explosion hazard will depend on the solvent used in the formulation.


EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE! AVOID EXPOSURE OF ADOLESCENTS AND CHILDREN!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
  • INHALATION
  • Convulsions. Dizziness. Laboured breathing. Nausea. Unconsciousness. Vomiting. Pupillary constriction, muscle cramp, excessive salivation.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • MAY BE ABSORBED! (Further see Inhalation).
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Blurred vision.
    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
  • Abdominal cramps. Diarrhoea. Laboured breathing. Nausea. Unconsciousness. Vomiting. Pupillary constriction, muscle cramps, excessive salivation.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Rest. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. 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).
    Separated from food and feedstuffs, strong oxidants, strong bases. Dry. Keep in a well-ventilated room.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    T symbol
    R: 26/27/28
    S: 1-13-28-45
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    UN Packing Group: II
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0883 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

    DIOXATHION (ISOMER MIXTURE) ICSC: 0883

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    VISCOUS BROWN LIQUID

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating and on burning producing toxic fumes including phosphorous oxides and sulfur oxides. Hydrolysed by alkalies. Not stable on contact with iron and tin.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: ppm; 0.2 mg/m3 (skin) (ACGIH 1991-1992).


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air will not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C on spraying.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance may cause effects on the nervous system , resulting in convulsions, respiratory failure. Cholinesterase inhibitor. Exposure at high level may result in death. Medical observation is indicated.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Cholinesterase inhibitor; cumulative effect is possible: see acute hazards/symptoms.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point: -20C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.26 at 26C
    Solubility in water: None
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to crustaceas and fish.
    NOTES
    Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. The symptoms of acute intoxication do not become manifest until 30 minutes to 2 hours. Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available. Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties. Do NOT take working clothes home. Delnav, Deltic and Hercules 528 are trade names.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61 G44
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0883 DIOXATHION (ISOMER MIXTURE)
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