International Chemical Safety Cards

SODIUM N,N-DIETHYLDITHIOCARBAMATE ICSC: 0446
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Dithiocarb sodium
(C2H5)2NCS2Na / C5H10NNaS2
Molecular mass: 171.3
ICSC #    0446
CAS #     148-18-5
RTECS # EZ6475000
October 23, 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 in large amounts.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION
Local exhaust.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN Redness.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. Drowsiness. Nausea.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place.
Dry. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room.

SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0446 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

SODIUM N,N-DIETHYLDITHIOCARBAMATE ICSC: 0446
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
CRYSTALS.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic fumes including sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides and sodium oxide. The substance is a weak base.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: 2 mg/m (Inhalable fraction); sensitization of skin (Sh);
Peak limitation category: II(2) Pregnancy risk group: D. See Notes
(DFG 2008).


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance irritates the skin.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Melting point: 90-102C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.9
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Health effects of exposure to the substance have been investigated, but none has been found. The reaction with nitrosating agents can result in the formation of carcinogenic N-nitrosodiethylamine (DFG 2008). Imuthiol is a trade name.
Card has been partially updated in July 2007: see Occupational Exposure Limits, Ingestion First Aid.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0446 SODIUM N,N-DIETHYLDITHIOCARBAMATE
(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.