International Chemical Safety Cards

ADIPONITRILE ICSC: 0211
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
1,4-Dicyanobutane
Adipic acid dinitrile
Tetramethylene cyanide
C6H8N2 / CN(CH2)4CN
Molecular mass: 108.2
6 Harmful - Stow Away from Foodstuffs placard 6 Poison placard ICSC #    0211
CAS #     111-69-3
RTECS # AV2625000
UN #        2205
March 13, 1995 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.
Water spray, foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION

In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
 •INHALATION Confusion. Convulsions. Dizziness. Headache. Laboured breathing. Nausea. Vomiting. See Notes.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention. See Notes.
 •SKIN MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Blurred vision. Severe deep burns.
Face shield.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. (Further see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention. See Notes.
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. Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus.
Separated from strong oxidants, strong acids, food and feedstuffs . Ventilation along the floor.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: III
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0211 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:
ODOURLESS OILY COLOURLESS LIQUID.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing highly toxic hydrogen cyanide (see ICSC 0492). Reacts violently with strong oxidants .

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 2 ppm as TWA; (skin); (ACGIH 2004).
OSHA PEL: none
NIOSH REL: TWA 4 ppm (18 mg/m3)
NIOSH IDLH: N.D. See: IDLH INDEX


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 will not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance irritates the eyes and the skin. Exposure could cause convulsions. Exposure may result in unconsciousness. Exposure may result in death. Medical observation is indicated.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the blood and adrenals , resulting in anaemia and tissue lesions .
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 295C
Melting point: 1C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.97
Solubility in water:
moderate
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 0.3
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.7
Flash point: 159C c.c. (see Notes)
Auto-ignition temperature: 550C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.7-4.9
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.32
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Upon poisoning by adiponitrile, specific first aid and treatment are essential. Consult a doctor. The flash point of adiponitrile, technical grade is 93C (o.c.). Do NOT take working clothes home. See also ICSC0492 Hydrogen cyanide. Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See section Emergency Response.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61S2205 or 61GT1-III

NFPA Code: H4; F2; R1
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0211 ADIPONITRILE
(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.