International Chemical Safety Cards

GLYPHOSATE ICSC: 0160
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
N-(Phosphonomethyl)glycine
C3H8NO5P / HOOCCH2NHCH2PO(OH)2
Molecular mass: 169.1
ICSC #    0160
CAS #     1071-83-6
RTECS # MC1075000
EC #         607-315-00-8
April 19, 2005 Validated
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, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding). Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.

EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

 •INHALATION Cough.
Avoid inhalation of fine dust and mist.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN Redness.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Burning sensation in the throat and chest.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles. Sweep spilled substance into plastic containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from food and feedstuffs . Well closed. Do NOT store in galvanized steel or unlined steel containers. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Xi symbol
N symbol
R: 41-51/53
S: 2-26-39-61
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0160 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS

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 including nitrogen oxides , phosphorus oxides . Attacks iron and galvanized steel.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:


INHALATION RISK:
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly on spraying.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is severely irritating to the eyes and is mildly irritating to the skin.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Melting point (decomposes): below 234C
Density: 1.7
g/cm
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25C: 1.2
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: negligible
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -1.0
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. This substance does enter the environment under normal use. Great care, however, should be given to avoid any additional release, e.g. through inappropriate disposal.
N O T E S
Sodium, potassium and amine salts are readily soluble in water. Roundup (for the monoisopropyl ammonium salt) and Polado (for the sesquisodium salt) are trade names. Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0160 GLYPHOSATE
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.